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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
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 email@example.com with your time preference and players. NOTE: Mixer tee times will start at 9 am for the winter season.
1st Ed Hoff Plus 6 $50.40 120
T2nd Kent Johnson Plus 4 $39.60 113
Richard Dixon Plus 4 $39.60 113
4th Robert Johnson Plus 3 $31.20 105
5th Carl Galpin Plus 2 $26.40 100
T6th Dan Christianson Plus 1 $19.20 93
Ed May Plus 1 $19.20 93
T8th John Rudd Even $4.80 80
Philip Jones Even $4.80 80
Jim Raffone Even $4.80 80
T11th Allen Sage Minus 1 60
Fenton Markevich Minus 1 60
David Mason Minus 1 60
John Lafear Minus 1 60
Harry Dodd Minus 1 60
T16th Jim Hurley Minus 3 35
Barry Innes Minus 3 35
Bill Anderson Minus 3 35
Dan Rainwater Minus 3 35
Price Poole Minus 3 35
T21st Ama Corbett Minus 5 18
Chuck Stines Minus 5 18
23rd Simon Carter Minus 6 10
24th Ronnie Cudd Minus 8 5
1 Dan Christianson 509
2 Carl Galpin 491
3 Kent Johnson 491
4 Robert Johnson 481
5 Barry Innes 424
6 Jim Raffone 407
7 Ed Hoff 407
8 Ronnie Cudd 404
9 Allen Sage 391
10 Dave Mason 389
11 Fenton Markevich 383
12 Philip Jones 376
13 Richard Dixon 364
14 Price Poole 346
15 Jim Hurley 346
16 John Rudd 336
17 John Lafear 293
18 Harry Dodd 285
19 Dan Rainwater 273
20 Simon Carter 266
21 Ed May 203
22 Bill Anderson 199
23 Ama Corbett 194
24 Chuck Stines 128
25 Roger Oliver 110
26 Patrick McQueen 98
27 Tony Lopez 75
28 Thad Johnson 38
29 Jeff Humphrey 25
30 Gale Jameyson 10
31 Nate Powell 5
We had a fun day on the links at FBGC today. We had a nice send off from our new General Manager, Mike Cooney. Many thanks to Mike and Mike Benjamin for their help with today's Tournament. Also, thanks to Jim Raffone for help with the scoring - it made the awards ceremony go much quicker.
We played a Two Man Scramble.
Winning the $70 ( $35 each player) Closest to the Pins were:
#3 North - Ronnie Boatright/Jerry Dean
#8 North - New FBMGA Member Patrick McQueen/Dave Mason
#6 West - Allen Sage/Fenton Markevich
#9 West - Robert (Doc) Johnson/Thomas (Ama) Corbett
We had two flights: Championship Flight with ten teams and First Flight with nine teams.
Results for the Championship Flight were very close. Listed is the gross score (the decimal strokes the team received). The A player received 35% of their course handicap and the B player received 15%. Some players changed tee boxes giving up strokes for the less yardage. For example Roger Oliver went from the Gold tees to the Red Tees going from a 1 handicap to a +1 handicap. If he had played from the Blue Tees he would have been a 5 and the White Tees a 3. Other players changing tee boxes were Simon Carter, Jim Hurley, Fenton Markevich, Allen Sage Carl Galpin, Ron Ferrell from Gold to Red giving up two handicap strokes - i.e. Sage went from 9 to 7 strokes. If we had played West/South he would have gone from 9 to 6. North/West is par 72 while West/South par is 73. Thad Johnson moved from usual White Tees 9 to Gold at 7. There was an eight stroke differential, so Doug Wolfe had to go from a 16 to a 7, but when you only get 15% it really isn't that significant.
You ask? Why is Lee going into this:
For the last few years I have been looking at our FBGC scorecard and have found yardage inaccuracies. I do not believe the course rating and slope are entirely accurate. We use varying tee boxes, we have put in many more red stakes making the course easier in terms of changing from stroke and distance to one stroke penalty where ball entered the hazard - 4 WEST and 5 WEST, and today we played 3 WEST as a hazard after the large Oak Tree.
We need the course to be re-rated and perhaps have a yardage from a blended Gold/Red Box to give us another option. I will discuss this with Mike Cooney and Mike Benjamin to ascertain their opinion. I had some email exchanges with the FSGA head of course ratings a few years back and was told the FBGC is d ue for a new rating in 2023 or 2024. I hope Mike/Mike can use their experience to look into this and maybe expedite a new course/slope rating from the FSGA. I will keep everyone posted if I hear of any progress in this project.
One last thing - I am not sure we should have Red stakes in places where we do. I know it does speed up play, but I am not sure it was how the course was designed to be played. If anyone would like to look further into all this regarding new scorecards, new ratings, please contact me.
Sorry to take up so much time, but I think it is important.
First Place Ronnie Cudd/Thad Johnson 63 less .09 = 62.10 $110 per player
2nd Roger Oliver/Doug Wolfe 64 less .07 = 63.30 $85 "
3rd Carl Galpin/Ron Ferrell 67 less 3.20 = 63.80 $65 "
4th Simon Carter/Jim Hurley 68 less 3.90 = 64.10 $55 "
5th Doc Johnson/Ama Corbett 70 less 4.90 = 65.10 $45 "
First Place Dan Christiansen/Richard Dixon 71 less 6.50 = 64.50 $110 per player
2nd Tom Burnett/Jim Raffone 73 less 5.80 = 67.20 $85 "
3rd Dan Rainwater/Ed Hoff 78 less 9.45 = 68.55 $65 "
4th Philip Jones/Bill Anderson 79 less 8.90 = 70.10 $55 "
5th John Bray/Gerry Hudgins 79 less 8.15 = 70.85 $45 "
The other FBMGA Members who played, but didn't win anything were:
Charlie Kicklighter/Barry Innes
Larry Brauda/Ernie Barry
Harry Dodd/John Rudd
Lee Murray/Terry Bohlander
Jim Robertson/Ken Houston
I am off to Maryland and will be back for another full season of Tournament Golf - See you in September.
FBMGA Tournament Director
I am soliciting ideas for a FBGC Beautification Committee. If you have any interest in helping start such a committee that would raise funds to beautify the FBGC, contact me. I think with a concerted effort, we could raise substantial funds to help beautify the golf course with the following:
Re-painting the 18 granite monuments on the West & South Courses
Touching up with paint the nine tee signs on the North Course
Improved bath rooms
Clear area of large grass
New paint for ball washers, trash cans and other
This is totally in the exploratory stage and I am willing to listen to any one who has an opinion about pursuing this project.
Thanks for reading.
FBMGA Tournament Director
New GM, Mike Cooney, with winner, Simon Carter, and runner-up, Carl Galpin.
There can be only one.
1st Simon Carter $208.00
2nd Cark Galpin $176.80
3rd Richard Dixon $145.60
4th Ronnie Cudd $124.80
5th Charlie Kicklighter $104.00
6th Jim Hurley $83.20
7th Bill Anderson $57.20
8th Dan Rainwater $52.00
9th Kent Johnson $46.80
10th Ed Hoff $41.60
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
2017-18 Club Champ. Price Poole, with Lee Murray and Jon Berk
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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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