Changes 1/22

  • Saturday mixer result for 1/18 below.
  • I have posted a nice Thank You note we received from one of our scholarship students
  • Spent morning on phone with GoDaddy and hopefully have worked out issues with editing our site.


News from Lee

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

FBMGA Members:   

 It was a beautiful day for golf at the FBGC. 40 FBMGA members (20 two man teams) teed it up in a Two Man Scramble format.  

 It seems fitting that one of the best FBMGA golfers would win BOTH Closest to the Pins. Congratulations to Ronnie Cudd for winning $200 ($100 to Ronnie and $100 to his lucky partner Steve Johnson.  

 Congratulations to all the winners today. Here are there scores and the amount of BOOK MONEY they will get put on their account. We had $1,600 in entry fees. Paid $200 cash for the two Closest to the Pins leaving $1,400 in prize money.  


 John LaFear and Kent Johnson                                 68/63    $150 each  


 #1    Ronnie Cudd and Steve Johnson                       66/64    $100 each  

 T-2   Hydie Peterson and Larry Brauda                      68/65    $70 each  

 T-2    Dan Christiansen and Richard Dixon                 70/65   $70 each  

 T-4    Roger Oliver and Ron Ferrell                             67/66    $11.66 each  

 T-4    Ronnie Boatright and Jerry Dean                      70/66    $11.66 each  

 T-4    Doug Wolfe and Freddie Boatright                    73/66    $11.66 each  


 #1    Don Seban and John Rudd                                75/67    $100 each  

 #2    Benny Fallon and Ama Corbett                           77/69    $80  each  

 T-3   Bill Bryant and Chuck Helenbrook                     78/70    $31.66 each  

 T-3   Lee Murray and Bill Anderson                            79/70    $31.66 each  

 T-3   Peter Salas and Dale Spencer                           80/70    $31.66 each           

 Thanks to all the players. Our next Tournament is the SUPER BOWL Tournament on Saturday, February 1 at 12 noon. It is a $100 entry fee and a four person (A,B,C and D player) Scramble . The sign up sheet is next to the FBMGA lock box.  

 Lee Murray  

 FBMGA Tournament Director          

    Lee Winslow Murray 443-871-5333 


Saturday Mixer Results & Shoot-out Standings

1/18 results

Week 10


T1st Kent Johnson Plus 9 $42.00 98

John Lafear Plus 9 $42.00 98

3rd Bennie Fallon Plus 7 $33.00 90

T4th Nathan Powell Plus 4 $25.50 83

Ama Corbett Plus 4 $25.50 83

T6th Larry Brauda Plus 3 $16.00 73

John Rudd Plus 3 $16.00 73

8th Carl Galpin Plus 2 65

T9th Hydie Peterson Plus 1 58

Ed Hoff Plus1 58

T11th Bill Anderson Even 43

Jim Raffone Even 43

Steve Johnson Even 43

Dan Rainwater Even 43

15th Barry Innes Minus 2 30

16th Ronnie Cudd Minus 3 25

17th Price Poole Minus 4 20

18th Simon Carter Minus 6 15

19th Philip Jones Minus 8 10

20th Chuck Stein Minus 11 5


    1 Hydie Peterson 477

2 John Rudd 446

3 Ama Corbett 431

4 Jim Raffone 422

5 Barry Innes 389

6 Carl Galpin 388

7 Larry Brauda 347

8 Kent Johnson 339

9 Ed Hoff 327

10 Bill Anderson 319

11 Steve Johnson 306

12 John Lafear 295

13 Bennie Fallon 258

14 Dan Christianson 238

15 Dan Rainwater 232

16 Ronnie Cudd 221

17 Richard Dixon 217

18 Price Poole 91

19 Nathan Powell 83

20 Joe Parrish 80

21 Allen Sage 80

22 Michael Parker 60

23 Bill Sontag 56

24 Harry Kegler 43

25 Chuck Stein 38

26 Don Seban 35

27 Dale Spencer 23

28 Fenton Markovich 20

29 Alan Efefterion 15

30 Tony Lopez 15

31 Simon Carter 15

32 Jim Hurley 10 

33 Philip Jones 10

World Handicap System

Go to: 

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

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.


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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