I don't know who came up with this brilliant idea, but it is being inflicted on all golfers in January. The World Handicap System is to take into account many factors in a round such as:
to see the delights in store for the player and the handicap committee. Also, I presume, all courses will have to use the same software.
It was a beautiful day for golf at FBGC yesterday as 32 FBMGA members teed it up. Despite a few calls of "impeach the Tournament Director" by some left wing cry baby players who didn't want to have to "PLAY THE BALL DOWN", everything was good for the 9:00 AM Shotgun.
This was the first time we have tried the Pinehurst-Chapman format and I think everyone enjoyed it. It is nowhere as pressure-packed as Alternate Golf, but it does have plenty of pressure of "don't let your partner down".
We divided into three flights and the OVERALL CHAMPION team could be from any flight, but the other FBGC credits would be divided by the winning teams in each flight. Here are the results:
Dan Christiansen/Richard Dixon 86/68 $100 FBGC credits each
PGA TOUR FLIGHT
1st Ronnie Boatright/Jerry Dean 81/71 $80 FBGC credits each
2nd Joe Parrish.Mike Parker 77/73 $60 FBGC credits each
3rd Roger Oliver/Ron Ferrell 84/73 $20 FBGC credits each
4th Nathan Powell/Jim Raffone 83/76
5th Ronnie Cudd/Steve Johnson 80/77
CHAMPIONS TOUR FLIGHT
1st John LaFear/Kent Johnson 85/71 $80 FBGC credits each
2nd Bill Sonntag/Barry Innes 84/73 $60 FBGC credits each
3rd Chuck Himmelheber/Ed Burakowski 87/13 $20 FBGC credits each
T-4 T-Ray Mullis/Harry Kegler
T-4 Charlie Kicklighter/Jim Edwards
1st Dan Rainwater/Ed Hoff 93/69 $80 FBGC credits each
T-2 Benny Fallon/Ama Corbett 89/71 $40 FBGC credits each
T-2 John Bray/Larry McCorkle 92/71 $40 FBGC credits each
T-4 Lee Murray/Bill Anderson 92-73
T-4 Jim Hurley/Geoff Mather 92/73
Congratulations also to Team Ronnie Boatright/JerryDean who won $60 each for Closest to the Pin on 8North. I am not sure if it was Jerry or Ronnie who got it closest, but I do know they didn't make birdie on that hole.
INTERESTING NOTE: If we did not do flights, here is the list of winners and how the FBGC credits would have been:
1st Christiansen/Dixon $120 FBGC credits each
2nd Rainwater/Hoff $100 " " "
T-3 Fallon/Corbett $65
T-3 Bray/McCorkle $65
T-3 Boatright/Dean $65
T-3 LaFear/Johnson $65
T-7 Sonntag/Innes $25
T-7 Murray/Anderson $25
T-7 Hurley/Mather $25
T-7 Parrish/Parker $25
The next FBMGA Tournament is on Saturday, December 14 - 12:30 PM SHOTGUN FBMGA/FBWGA Four Person Step Aside CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT DINNER.
After that the next FBMGA Tournament will be a THREE MAN SCRAMBLE on Saturday, January 11 - 9:00 AM Shotgun. Details to follow.
Any questions, comments etc., please contact me.
See you around the FBGC
Lee W. Murray
FBMGA Tournament Director
The following message from Carl Galpin and the attachment tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming Saturday, December 14 FBMGA/FBWGA Christmas Tournament/Dinner. Many thanks to Price and Mary and Carl and Vickie for overseeing this event. Please remember sign up is at the pro shop counter, not the FBMGA Lock Box.
This Tournament is always one of the best of our Tournaments and great fun.
" The tournament is a 12:30 shotgun, 4 person ABCD step aside scramble on Saturday, December 14. Dinner after around 6pm. It is our only tournament where we get to play with some of our wonderful lady golfers!
The flyer covers most everything, but a few points to highlight.
Must be a FBMGA or FBWGA member to play.
The FBMGA will pay for their members' dinners.
All players must have a verifiable handicap.
Must pay at signup, which is handled by any Pro Shop attendant - NOT LOCK BOX!
The pouch and signup sheet are behind the counter and ready to go.
Any questions, please let me know.
11/30/19 Week 6
1st Kent Johnson Plus 9 $50.00 50
2nd Jim Raffone Plus 4 $30.00 45
T3rd Bill Anderson Plus 1 $6.66 35
Ama Corbett Plus 1 $6.66 35
Barry Innes Plus 1 $6.66 35
6th Richard Dixon Minus 1 25
T7th John Rudd Minus 2 15
Steve Johnson Minus 2 15
Ronnie Cudd Minus 2 15
10th Hydie Peterson Minus 6 5
1 John Rudd 285
2 Hydie Peterson 274
3 Barry Innes 254
4 Jim Raffone 249
5 Ama Corbett 240
6 Steve Johnson 213
7 Bill Anderson 186
8 Dan Christianson 183
9 Ed Hoff 174
10 John Lafear 174
11 Kent Johnson 161
12 Carl Galpin 148
13 Larry Brauda 146
14 Richard Dixon 144
15 Dan Rainwater 131
16 Ronnie Cudd 126
17 Joe Parrish 80
18 Allen Sage 80
19 Michael Parker 60
20 Price Poole 58
21 Bill Sontag 56
22 Harry Kegler 43
23 Bennie Fallon 35
24 Chuck Stein 33
25 Dale Spencer 23
26 Fenton Markovich 20
27 Alan Efefterion 15
28 Tony Lopez 15
A reminder that a new fiscal year starting 10/1/19 means dues are being collected now. Non-paying members will be dropped from the computer around Nov.1. You must have your dues paid to play in October tournaments, including the Saturday Mixer and the 4-Ball.
$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.
After 12 weeks of play, the top 10 finishers (photo above) competed on a 9 hole shoot-out with the result of Richard Dixon besting Barry Innes on the final hole (photo above).
1st Richard Dixon
2nd Barry Innes
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
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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