2018 Lanco Golf Schedule

Lanco is Proud to release the 2018 Lanco Golf Schedule


Two Man Scramble - Saturday, April 21st - Highlands of Donegal

Amateur - Friday & Saturday, June 22nd & 23rd - Pilgrams Oak GC

Better Ball - Saturday & Sunday, July 7th & 8th - Crossgates GC

Open - Friday, July 20th - Overlook GC

Match Play - Friday & Saturday, August 3rd & 4th - Lancaster CC

Lanco/York/Harrisburg Mid Am/Summer Classic - Saturday, August 18th - CC of Harrisburg

Senior - Thursday, September 20th - Tanglewood Manor

War of Roses - Saturday & Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd - Royal Manchester Golf Links


New Lanco Policy

LANCO Golf Tournaments are open to all Lancaster County residents with a valid USGA handicap, which can be verified at a local golf course and non-Lancaster residents with a valid USGA handicap which can be verified at a LANCO member golf course. 

Fricke Named 2017 Lanco Golfer of the Year

Arron Fricke 2017 Golfer of the Year


Golf, perhaps more than any other sport, is about the long haul, the test of time.

Aaron Fricke kept at it, on the local amateur circuit, all spring and summer. It wasn’t enough to win a tournament, but it created a body of work that has made Fricke the Lanco Golfer of the Year.

The award, based on a performance-based points system, was given to Fricke at a dinner Tuesday at Annie Bailey’s in Lancaster.

“It’s definitely cool to win it,” Fricke, 23 and a senior at Drexel University, said Monday.

“I played a lot of golf, and that sort of gave me an advantage, but I’m happy with the way I played this summer.”

Fricke finished second to Corey Gast at the Lancaster Amateur at Meadia Heights in June. He and partner Andy Zook finished second to Craig Hornberger and Mike Burkhart in the Lanco Better Ball at Highlands of Donegal in July.

In the Lanco Match Play, at Lancaster Country Club in August, he lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Chris Fieger.

He was just as impressive at the statewide level, finishing eighth in the Pennsylvania Amateur at White Manor in the Philadelphia area, and 23rd in the state Open, at Gulph Mills, also near Philly.

He was third in the stroke-play portion of the Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur, shooting even-par 142 at elite Philadelphia Cricket Club, and was medalist in the stroke-play qualifying portion of the Jay Sigel Match Play, a state golf association event, at Country Club of Scranton.

This fall, playing college golf at Drexel, he broke through. Fricke birdied the 18th hole to win (with a round of 69), and give the Dragons a one-stroke team victory, in the City Six championship, an event for Philadelphia’s six NCAA Division I colleges.

He also won the individual title at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge, an event hosted by Dartmouth College, in October. 

His scoring average this fall, 71.8, was best on his team.

It’s taken Fricke a while to get here. He didn’t make the state tournament as a high school player at Garden Spot, and went from there to Lackawanna Junior College before moving to Drexel.

“I guess I was a late bloomer,” he said. “I was kinda small in high school, didn’t hit it as far as the other kids. And I didn’t have much experience against better competition.”

He’s caddied at Lancaster Country Club for 10 years and now has playing privileges there. Last year, he started to make some noise as a college player while working full-time as part of Drexel’s co-op program, and received the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Award for Academics.

This year the co-op job has been only part-time, although he still caddies on weekends and, in season, played a tournament schedule ambitious enough that he skipped the Lanco Open in August, “just because it was getting to be too much.”

After the more serious college golf in the spring, Fricke will graduate in June with a degree in finance and … definitely not turn pro. “I’m ready for a break,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’d definitely like to stay competitive, though.”