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Saturday Mixer will begin at 9 am for the winter season.
Prior to our 6 January General Membership meeting, members to include Fernandina Beach Police Chief Jim Hurley, Officer Hank Lee and Corporal Josh Simmons joined in remembering the 166 passed members since our Associations 1967 inception to include four additional members who’ve passed in only the last month; Roger Steindorf, Paul Hensler, Steve Johnson and Freddie Boatright whose names will join our Memorial stone. Corporal Simmons performed Taps to conclude the ceremony.The following link will take you to a 2 minute video of the service. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jFA5mjhsHxhf1UYIK4KUyHbWTNKYfLSN/view?usp=sharing
The sign up sheet for the TWO MAN RYDER CUP Tournament on Saturday, March 6 is in the FBGC Pro Shop.
It is a two man event - six holes of Best Ball, six holes of Scramble and six holes of Alternate Shot. It will be handicapped and flighted.
This Tournament is only 13 days away, so get yourself a partner and sign up. The entry Fee will be $40 per player. Cash or check and make sure you write "FOR LEE MURRAY" on the envelope. The deadline for entry will be 3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 3.
We will have four Closest to the Pins.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
FBMGA Tournament Director
There will be an eight stroke maximum differential in handicaps for the upcoming tournament. A six handicap can play with a 20, but the 20 handicapper would have to play as a 14.
I need to review my files for the exact handicapping of this Tournament - stay tuned.
I am also considering a Low Gross Winner and Low Net Winner in each flight and increasing the flights. I will wait and see how many teams enter. All in all, I am looking for the fairest way to reward those golfers that play the best and spreading the prize money accordingly.
I always appreciate your input on these matters, so feel free to contact me with your thoughts and ideas.
See you around the FBGC,
FBMGA Tournament Director
If you’re not playing, you’re missing out on each week’s BIG dollars (averaging $130.00 of cash and Club book money for first) with other payouts to 4th place, not to mention if you are successful in making the shoot-out where our last winner collected more than $250.00 in cash and Club book money for winning a 9 hole game! If you want to be a winner and collect. we have t-times from 7:37 until 8:52 BUT you must contact John Rudd at firstname.lastname@example.org with your time preference and players. NOTE: Mixer tee times will start at 9 am for the winter season.
1st Bennie Fallon Plus 7 $48.30 105
T2nd Jim Hurley Plus 5 $34.65 95
John Lafear Plus 5 $34.65 95
Ronnie Cudd Plus 5 $34.65 95
T5th Ed Hoff Plus 4 $21.52 83
Philip Jones Plus 4 $21.52 83
T7th Bill Anderson Plus 3 $7.35 73
Ama Corbett Plus 3 $7.35 73
T9th Richard Dixon Plus 2 60
Dan Rainwater Plus 2 60
Robert Johnson Plus 2 60
12th Chuck Stines Plus 1 50
13th Simon Carter Even 45
14th Dan Christianson Minus 1 38
John Rudd Minus 1 38
16th Barry Innes Minus 2 30
T17th Charlie Kicklighter Minus 3 20
Kent Johnson Minus 3 20
Allen Sage Minus 3 20
20th Harry Dodd Minus 4 10
21st Fenton Markevich Minus 14 5
After 12 weeks of play, the top 10 finishers competed in a 9-hole shoot-out with the result of Charlie Kicklighter edging Kent Johnson on the final hole. Congratulations to all ten players who made the playoff. A NEW 12 WEEK TOURNAMENT BEGAN LAST SATURDAY. YOU MUST NOTIFY JOHN RUDD IF YOU’RE PLAYING AND WITH WHOM, IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE. email@example.com
1 Charlie Kicklighter $192.80
2 Kent Johnson $163.88
3 Barry Innes $134.96
4 Simon Carter $115.68
5 Richard Dixon $96.40
6 Dan Christianson $77.12
7 John Rudd $53.02
8 Fenton Markevich $48.20
9 Bill Anderson $43.38
10 Jim Raffone $38.56
Attached is a downloadable membership application. The dues are $60 until May 21, when they drop to $30 until Sept. 30. This year only, returning members' dues are $40 (because of COVID, our functions were limited for 2019-2020).
Officers for FBMGA 2020-2021:
President John H. Rudd
V.P. Carl Galpin
Secretary Price Poole
Treasurer Bruce Smyk
Tournament Dir. Lee Murray
At Large Ama Corbett
At Large Harry Dodd
Most notably, there are 10 fewer rules: 24 versus 34. And, for the most part, they are more understandable and more accommodating to the realities of today’s game.
Regarding the “stroke and distance” penalty for hitting a ball out of bounds: the new rules will provide for a local rule “to allow golfers the option to drop the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke penalty.” The change is intended to support pace of play and is not for higher levels such as professionals and elite amateurs.
Accidentally moving your ball on the putting green won’t cost you a stroke
No additional penalty for hitting a ball in motion. The “double hit”.
No penalty if your ball in motion accidentally hits you or your equipment.
Embedded-ball relief anywhere except in a bunker.
No penalty for hitting an unattended flagstick if you are putting while on the green. This may or may not be to your advantage.
You can repair “spike marks, and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green.” There is no penalty for touching the line of putt.
There also are more generous applications regarding relief from hazards and other penalty areas. Under the new rules, a player will be able to move loose impediments in a bunker and touch the sand with club or hand. It goes without saying, it is hoped, that this is not for players to improve their lie therein.
In relief situations, you can drop from the knee, not shoulder, level.
The time searching for a lost ball is down to three minutes from five.
The 600-page Decisions on the Rules of Golf doorstop is gone. It will be replaced by three volumes: Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf, the Rules of Golf and the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf. There will be more than 30 “how to apply” videos and a summary of the principal changes available at www.usga.org/rules and www.RandA.org or try this: https://sports.yahoo.com/nine-changes-rules-golf-absolutely-192449723.html
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We are the Premier Men's Golf Association in Fernandina Beach.
The FBMGA was chartered in 1966 after completion of the 27 hole Fernandina Beach Golf Course. The Association was formed for any man who wished to enjoy the challenges, rewards and camaraderie of golfing to enjoy. The Association has grown exponentially since then with over 110 active members today. Management is conducted by an annually elected Board of Directors comprised of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, two Members-at Large, and a Tournament Director.Members enjoy multiple tournaments throughout the year, quarterly membership meetings with dinner and course updates from the Club’s management. As the Fernandina Beach Golf Club is a City owned entity, the Association is also actively involved in its oversight.
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