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DKPittsburghSports.com Partnership Announced!

dk-logoMarch 4, 2017 - by Dejan Kovacevic, DKPittsburghSports.com

WELCOME, MOON GOLF CLUB!

We’re happy to have Moon Golf Club join our family of partners in the past week, as they’ll be the sponsor for both Matt Sunday’s weekly Sunday’s Best photo essay and our Robert Morris coverage.

Josh DeNinno, the general manager at the club, asked to share a few thoughts with you on their support, so here he is:

• As a municipal golf course, we embrace a sense of community. We are thrilled to be in partnership with DK Pittsburgh Sports, which seems to always have a finger on the pulse of sports, recreation and the culture of this town. (I’m a lifelong ‘Burgher, it’s true!).  We are particularly proud to support our Moon Township friends by sponsoring all of your RMU coverage.

• Our planned regular-season opening day is April 3, same as baseball’s and the beginning of Masters week in golf. It’s going to be an exciting year with the course continuing to do what it does best — golf — while also providing new additions for patrons, from the Pro Shop to the 19th hole to more course improvements to the popular Moon Open later in the summer to never-before promotions, including specials for DKPS subscribers.

• MGC, as it’s becoming affectionately known, is a fun course with unique challenges, extremely well-kept greens, like a little secret surrounded by tens of thousands of residents, workers and hotel guests from all over. Completely different than any course in the Pittsburgh area.

MORE STUFF BREWING

MGC, as I’m affectionately calling it, is the first to sign up from our several ongoing sponsorship talks. We’re excited about all of these and would they could mean for our business.

A Tribute to Harold Heinlein

May 30, 2012 - From wtae.com

Harold Heinlein and his family built Bon Air Golf Course -- now Moon Golf Club -- in the early 1930s, and he continued to play there regularly into his old age.

"Golf was his life -- inside, outside, it didn't matter. Golf was everything to my dad," Don Heinlein said.

On Sunday, Harold Heinlein suffered a heart attack on the first hole and died playing the sport he loved. He was 93.

"He swung at the ball, fell over and passed on. You couldn't ask for anything more. He would have wanted to do it just that way," Don Heinlein said.

Harold Heinlein was a PGA pro for 50 years. He and his late brother, Herb, ran Bon Air until 2005, when the township bought the golf course and it was renamed.

"Harold gave me my first golf lesson," former WTAE chief meteorologist Joe DeNardo said. "And I used to kid him -- 'You didn't do a very good job.' They were neighbors of mine for 26 years."

Ellen Bolton has a vision of her late father: "I bet he is walking and not even breaking a sweat for 18 holes. And he is with my mother, the love of his life. They were married 67 years."

Heinlein used to play golf four times a week, but he cut back to three this year, Bolton said.

"He was starting to struggle a bit," she said. "And I began to think, I would like it to be quick, and wouldn't it be something if it was on the golf course? And my prayers were answered."