All About Golf known for its versatility

May 8, 2019 Cranberry Local Sports


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Ken Macadaeg stands among the numerous golf items available in the pro shop on the grounds at All About Golf. John Enrietto/Butler Eagle

FRANKLIN TWP — All About Golf means a lot of things to a lot of golfers.

“There is something here for every golfer, beginner or advanced,” said Ken Macadaeg, who runs the golf shop at the facility.

The golf shop alone offers clubs, bags and any accessory a golfer may want. Macadaeg works on clubs as well.

“I do a lot of shafts and re-grippings,” he said. “And we do Demo Days often here, where professional fitters from PING, Titleist and other companies come in and offer their services.

“(Golf pro) Rob McClellan offers instructional sessions to individuals or groups at our facility. There are so many ways for golfers to learn or improve their game right here.”

All About Golf has a nine-hole course that features three par-3's and six par-4's. The No. 8 hole is the longest at 300 yards.

A chipping area — including a sand trap — and putting green are on sight, along with a driving range featuring indoor bays that can be used under any weather conditions.

“If it's raining hard, you can still drive golf balls here,” Macadaeg said.

The indoor bays and driving range are connected to the pro shop, giving patrons a unique opportunity of trying out a club on-site.

“At some places you can hit the ball into a net, but it's not the same visual feel as driving a ball out onto a range,” Macadaeg said. “Seeing the ball fly gives the golfer an immediate evaluation of the club.”

Expansion plans are in place for the pro shop area. More covered bays, virtual golf and a restaurant are in the works.

These heated indoor bays at the All About Golf driving range enable golfers to use the range throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions. John Enrietto/Butler Eagle

“When the current season slows up, we're planning to begin construction on those things,” All About Golf owner Wade Orloski said. “We're planning on beginning the work in October and continue into April.”

Orloski said “kids and ladies are coming out of the woodwork” to use the All About Golf facilities and he is working on different events to accommodate them.

Two seminars for golfers ages 7-16 are being organized and The First Tee — a program that teaches youths life lessons through golf — takes place on the course on Wednesdays in the summer.

A link to the First Tee program is available through the All About Golf website, www.AllAboutGolfPA.com.

“We're also offering a golf clinic for women known as 'Tips and Sips,' a fun way to learn the game,” Orloski said.

All About Golf offers a number of specials during the week. Golfers can play nine holes for $5 each Tuesday. Before 9 a.m. each day, golfers can ride a cart and play nine holes for $9.

Buckets of balls for the driving range are discounted by a dollar each Thursday.

Normally, a large bucket of balls (110) costs $12, a medium bucket (70) costs $9 and a small bucket (45) costs $6.

The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

“We're here to benefit the golfer, all types, all ages,” Macadaeg said.

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