Changes 11/16

  • Xmas Tourney News from Lee and Carl
  • Xmas Flyer below

New from Lee

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



Xmas Tourney:

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.


Carl G."



I am writing to UPDATE everyone on the status of this Saturday's FBMGA Tournament and announce that due to a bad weather forecast the Tournament is being postponed until the following Saturday 11/23 with a 9:00 AM Shotgun start. I am by no means a weather forecaster, but 11/23 looks MUCH, MUCH better than 11/16, plus I think we can attract a few more teams. This is going to be a FUN FORMAT and I hope more members decided to join in this unique format and have some COMPETITIVE FUN.


If for any reason you have paid your $40 entry fee for this Saturday, and will not be playing on 11/23, I will refund your $40 promptly.


To date we have the following teams signed up:


Lee Murray/Bill Anderson

Doug Wolfe/Chris Wolfe

Ronnie Boatright/Jerry Dean

Larry McCorkle/John Bray

Dan Rainwater/Ed Hoff

Bill Sonntag/Barry Innes

Dave Stenson has paid his $40 entry - I do not know if he has a partner yet.

Jim Hurley has called me and looking for a partner - he thinks he is good for 11/23


I think the following teams will be signing up:

John Lafear/Kent Johnson, Ama Corbett/Bennie Fallon - possibly Freddie Boatright/Alan Elefeterion


We definitely will have two flights and maybe three.


So that is where we stand. If you would like to play, get a partner and put your $40 entry fee in the FBMGA Lock Box by next Wednesday, November 20 by 4:45 PM. Make checks payable to Lee Murray. Any questions or want to find a partner, please contact me.


See you around the FBGC.


Lee W. Murray

FBMGA Tournament Director


Lee Winslow Murray 443-871-5333


FBMGA Members:


A reminder that Wednesday at 4:45 PM is the deadline for entries for this Saturday's FBMGA Pinehurst-Chapman Tournament.


It will be a FUN Tournament - basically three tournaments in one...Scramble, Best Ball and Alternate Shot on EACH hole. 60% of the A player's handicap and 40% of the B player's handicap.


Both players drive, then hit their partner's ball for the second shot and then decide which ball to play into the hole by alternate shot. If you choose your second shot, then your partner MUST hit the third shot.


Get your $40 entry fee (Check made payable to Lee Murray) into the FBMGA Lock Box next to the handicap computer.


We will have two flights for sure, and more depending on participation.


Any questions, please contact me.


Lee W. Murray

FBMGA Tournament Director



Lee Winslow Murray 443-871-5333



Saturday Mixer Results & Shoot-out Standings

11/4 results

                 Week 4

1st John Lafear Plus 8 $47.50 93

2nd John Rudd Plus 6 $38.00 93

3rd Ama Corbett Plus 5 $33.25 85

T4th Hydie Peterson Plus 3 $26.12 78

Bill Anderson Plus 3 $26.12 78

T6th Kent Johnson Plus 1 $4.75 63

Larry Brauda Plus 1 $4.75 63

Ronnie Cudd Plus 1 $4.75 63

Ed Hoff Plus 1 $4.75 63

T10th Bill Sontag Even 48

Richard Dixon Even 48

12th Price Poole Minus 1 40

T13th Jim Raffone Minus 2 33

Barry Innes Minus 2 33

15th Carl Galpin Minus 3 25

T16th Bennie Fallon Minus 6 15

Tony Lopez Minus 6 15

Dan Christianson Minus 6 15

19th Dan Rainwater Minus 11 5




    1 Hydie Peterson 269

2 John Rudd 262

3 Ama Corbett 205

4 Jim Raffone 204

5 Steve Johnson 198

6 Barry Innes 194

7 Dan Christianson 183

8 Ed Hoff 174

9 Carl Galpin 148

10 John Lafear 141

11 Dan Rainwater 131

12 Larry Brauda 131

13 Richard Dixon 119

14 Bill Anderson 118

15 Kent Johnson 111

16 Ronnie Cudd 111

17 Joe Parrish 80

18 Allen Sage 80

19 Michael Parker 60

20 Price Poole 58

21 Bill Sontag 48

22 Harry Kegler 43

23 Chuck Stein 33

24 Dale Spencer 23

25 Fenton Markovich 20

26 Alan Efefterion 15

27 Bennie Fallon 15

28 Tony Lopez 15

REMINDER - Dues for 2019-20

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.


October 2019 Shoot-out Participants


Shoot-out Results

 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    

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.

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 

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 and or try this:

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