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Changes 2/25

  • No mixer last weekend.
  • News from Lee below.


News from Lee

Bald eagle on 5W, photo taken by Bill Anderson.


Our next FBMGA Tournament is Saturday, March 7, 2020. The attached flyer gives details. The sign up sheet is in the FBGC Pro Shop next to the handicap computer. If check, make payable to Lee Murray.

This will be a fun competition of real golf. The flyer states a deadline of Monday, March 2, 2020, but I am changing that to Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 4:30 PM. Any questions, please contact me.

Also, the Three Club Tournament scheduled for June 20, 2020 has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020. It will be on the Tournament Schedule posted in the FBGC on Thursday when I return from a golf trip.

See you around the FBGC,  

 FBMGA Tournament Director          

 Lee Winslow Murray 443-871-5333 

Tournament Schedule

Saturday Mixer Results & Shoot-out Standings

2/15 results

  Week 2
       T1st Jim Raffone Plus 6 $42.00 98   
2nd  Ed Hoff Plus 6 $42.00 98   

3rd Don Seban Plus 5 $33.00 90   

T4th Bill Anderson Plus 3 $16.60 75   
Ronnie Cudd Plus 3 $16.60 75   
Jim Hurley Plus 3 $16.60 75   
Larry Brauda Plus 3 $16.60  75   
Charlie Kicklighter Plus 3 $16.60  75   

9th Steve Johnson Plus 2

10th Philip Jones Plus 1

T11th John Rudd Even
Richard Dixon Even

T13th Dan Christianson Minus 2
Ama Corbett Minus 2

15th Robert Johnson Minus 3

16th Kent Johnson Minus 4

 T17th Barry Innes Minus 5
Bennie Fallon Minus 5

19th Harry Kegler Minus 6

 20th John Lafear NS


          1 Ed Hoff 168   2 Larry Brauda 125   3 Dan Christianson 113   4 Don Seban 105   5 Bill Anderson 103   6 Jim Raffone 98   7 Philip Jones 93   8 Ama Corbett 83   9 Bennie Fallon 76   10 Ronnie Cudd 75   11 Jim Hurley 75   12 Charlie Kicklighter 75   13 Dan Rainwater 65   14  Steve Johnson  60   15 Price Poole 58   16 Barry Innes 56   17 John Rudd 48   18 Richard Dixon 48   19 Robert Johnson 35   20 Allen Sage 28   21 Kent Johnson 25   22 Carl Galpin 15   23 Hydie Peterson 15   24 Harry Kegler 10   25 John Lafear 5   

World Handicap System

Go to:


to see the delights in store for the player and the handicap committee. 


February 2020 Shoot-out Participants


Shoot-out Results

 After 12 weeks of play, the top 10 finishers (photo #1 above) competed on a  9 hole shoot-out with the result of Hydie Peterson besting Ama Corbett on  the final hole (photo above). 


  1st Hydie Peterson $149.60   

2nd Ama Corbett $127.16  

 3rd Kent Johnson $104.72   

4th Jim Raffone $89.76   

5th John Rudd $74.80   

6th John Lafear $59.84   

7th Ed Hoff $41.14   

8th Barry Innes $37.40   

9th Bill Anderson $33.66   

10th Carl Galpin $29.92   

Total pay-out of $748.00      

2019-2020 Board


Officers for FBMGA 2019-2020:

President- Price Poole

Vice Pres -Carl Galpin

Treasurer -Bruce Smyk

Secretary -Phil Jones

Tournament Director -Lee Murray

Member at Large- John Rudd

Member at Large -Ama Corbett 

REMINDER - Dues for 2019-20

$60 (still) for the 10/1 - 9/30 fiscal year. 

If you want to attend meetings, maintain your GHIN handicap, play in the Saturday Mixer or other tournaments, please pay your dues ASAP.

On May 20, dues drop to $30 for the balance of the fiscal year (Sept. 30).

An application is downloadable at the button below.

2019 rule changes

Effective Jan. 1, 2019


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.

To summarize:

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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