Fernandina Beach Men's Golf Association

Changes - 6/17

Lee's Proposed coming events posted

It's on the page re: "FBMGA tournament info" as a 3 page download.

He's looking for in-put.

John Rudd's 4th of July tournament details below.

Also posted on FBMGA tournament info page as a download.

Latest from Lee revised

Tornament results  below.

6/13 News

  • A lot has transpired between the MGA and the FBGC.
  • All MGA-donated tournament money and entry fee money will go to club credit, not cash. Credit can be used everywhere at the course except the drink cart - for greens fees, snack bar, clothing,balls, etc.
  • There will be a lock box installed soon near the computer for tournament entry forms and cash. Cash will be required with your entry. A stapler will be there along with entry forms. No longer will entry fees be paid over the counter in the pro shop.
  • There was some discussion of entry fees increasing the closer to tournament day to encourage early entry. Late entries only add pressure to the Tournament Director and Pro Shop personnel. Talk to Lee about your thoughts on this idea.
  • We are guaranteed shotgun starts (except for the club championship).
  • The FBCG membership application will also include an MGA application at the bottom and you can pay it to the FBGC at the same time - cash, check or credit card. You can still pay your MGA dues the conventional way - through the pouch or P.O. box, but not by credit card.
  • We are soliciting members to remember the MGA in your will or by adding a codicil if you already have a will. If you want to leave a note with your will that you wish a sum to go to the MGA or the Scholarship Trust, you may do so, but it is not required that your executor follow that direction - most do, though.
  • We will begin working with the FBCG and realtors to host informational lunches to encourage them to think of the FBGC & MGA in giving recommendations to new buyers.

*** Since our regularly meeting falls on the 4th of July, the meeting shall be held the following week, on July 11. ***

News from Lee about Sunday's tournament is below.


Our own Terry LaCoss served as the host for a fishing show and a 9-hole round at the Plantation's Marsh Course. The fishing show is "Unfathomed"

and appears on the Sportsman’s Channel, and in September will air on the World Fishing Network. You may also view shows by going to:


Saturday Mixer Results & Shoot-out Standings

6/8 results


          Richard   Dixon Plus 12 $45.00 45   

Robert Johnson Plus 4 $27.00 40   

Price Poole Plus 3 $18.00 35   

Steve Johnson Plus   2   30   

Ed Hoff Plus 1   25   

Barry Innes Even   20   

Bill Anderson Minus 2   15   

John Rudd Minus 3   10   

Dan Rainwater Minus 6   5    


       1 Bill Anderson 399   

2 Barry Innes 351   

2 Dan Rainwater 324   

4 Philip Jones 309  

 5 John Rudd 296   

6 Jim Raffone 291  

 7 Robert Johnson 289  

 8 Price Poole 283   

9 Steve Johnson 282  

 10 Ama Corbett 271   

11 Ed Hoff 253  

 12 John Lafear 236   

13 Allen Sage 220   

14 Bill Sontag 189   

15 Richard Dixon 148   

16 Simon Carter 136  

 17 Benny Fallon 135   

18 Larry Brauda 125  

 19 Don Seban 116   

20 Alan Elefterion 85   

21 Ben Carter 80   

22 Kent Johnson 60   

23 Dan Christianson 60   

24 Ronnie Cudd 40   

25  Charlie Kicklighter 35    


Latest from Lee

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




FBMGA Members:

We have some new members and I wanted to let them know how we run our Tournaments. Please see the attachments for a better idea of how we do it.

ALSO, and more importantly is our PROPOSED FBMGA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE for September, 2019 - June, 2020. It is for you to read and comment. Please let me know your thoughts.

I leave for my summer cottage near Annapolis, Maryland for the summer, but will be back in early September and look forward to another great FALL, WINTER and SPRING GOLF SEASON.

THANKS FOR BEING A FBMGA MEMBER. Please let me know if you have ideas for getting better participation at our Tournaments or ideas for a Tournament.

Thanks, Lee

 FBMGA Tournament Director

Lee Winslow Murray 443-871-5333




June 16, 2019 – 9:00 Shotgun Start

Fernandina Beach, FL – On a humid day with little breeze twelve two man teams competed for $1,200 in FBGC credits.

After all the scorecards were turned in, the team of Steve Johnson and Robert Johnson were declared the winners with a gross 67 and net of 62. The other winning scores are listed below:

#1 Steve Johnson/Robert Johnson 67/62 $150 each

#2 John Bray/Larry McCorkle  72/63 $120 each

T-3 Hydie Peterson/John LaFear 70/64 $97.50 each

T-3 Roger Oliver/Ron Ferrell 68/64 $97.50 each

5 Jim Rafone/Harry Kegler 78/68 $75 each

T-6 Bill Anderson/Lee Murray 78/68 $30 each

T-6 Barry Innes/Charlie Kicklighter 74/68 $30 each

The four Closest to the Pins ($34 each) were won by:

Terry Bohlander, John LaFear, Roger Oliver and Steve Johnson


4th of July tourney


John Rudd is running it.

If you have trouble reading it, it is on the FBMGA tournament info page as a download. As you may tell, the website is not good with images.

2018-19 Board


Officers for FBMGA 2018-2019 positions.

President Jon Berk

Vice Pres Philip Jones

Treasurer Bruce Smyk

Secretary Troy Therriault

Tournament Director Lee Murray

Member at Large/Advertising Bill Anderson

Member at Large/Membership Mike Kozlowski 

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

REMINDER - Dues for 2018-19


$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.

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