Changes 4/5

  • MGA meeting TBA.
  • Minor clean-up to deal with uncertainty of Coronavirus.
  • Moved MGA Cup results to Results page.

By-Laws Proposed Change

To be voted upon at next meeting


PROPOSAL # 1 Delete the amendment passed July 5, 2018 regarding Tee boxes members may play from and ADD:  ARTICLE X MEMBER’S TEE BOXES FOR FBMGA SANCTIONED HANDICAP TOURNAMENTS. 1. Members may play from any tee box they declare prior to a tournament and their handicap will be determined based on a verifiable WHS GHIN system handicap.

PROPOSAL # 2 Amend ARTICLE IX Amendments SECTION 1: Authority to amend. 1 to read “The Constitution and By-laws of the Association may be amended at any regular meeting of the Association by a two-thirds (2/3) of the voting majority either present or who’ve submitted their YES or NO vote via their verifiable email address to a member of the Board, and received within 48 hours of the published meeting EST time; providing that the amendment has been submitted in writing and posted on the FBMGA Bulletin Board at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting”.

Submitted  January 24, 2020 by John H. Rudd, Member


News from Lee

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



 As always, contact me if you have any constructive criticism, ideas, suggestions for improving our FBMGA Tournaments.

Lee Murray

FBMGA Tournament Director

Tournament Schedule

Saturday Mixer Results & Shoot-out Standings

3/21 results

  Week 5
                        T1st Steve Johnson Plus 4 $42.00 98   
John Rudd Plus 4 $42.00 98   

T3rd Jim Raffone Plus 3 $30.50 88   
Carl Galpin Plus 3 $30.50 88   

T5th Bennie Fallon Plus 2 $9.16 68   
Geoff Mather Plus 2 $9.16 68   
Ed Hoff Plus 2 $9.16  68   
Dan Christianson Plus 2 $9.16  68   
Ronnis Cudd Plus 2 $9.16  68   
Allen Sage Plus 2 $9.16  68   

T11th Ama Corbett Plus 1
Price Poole Plus 1

 T13th Bill Anderson Even
Charlie Kicklighter Even
Larry Brauda Even
Robert Johnson Even

17th Jim Hurley Minus 1
Richard Dixon Minus 2

T19th Dan Rainwater Minus 4
Barry Innes Minus 4


                  1 Ed Hoff 339   2 Dan Christianson 312   3 Bennie Fallon 280   4 Bill Anderson 262   5  Steve Johnson  249   6 John Rudd 246   7 Jim Raffone 239   8 Larry Brauda 236   9 Ama Corbett 219   10 Price Poole 191   11 Dan Rainwater 189   12 Charlie Kicklighter 186   13 Robert Johnson 186   14 Ronnie Cudd 163   15 Barry Innes 159   16 Richard Dixon 126   17 Carl Galpin 126   18 Don Seban 105   19 Hydie Peterson 105   20 Philip Jones 101   21 Jim Hurley 93   22 Geoff Mather 68   23 Allen Sage 28   24 Kent Johnson 25   25 John Lafear 25   26  Harry Kegler 10   27 Roger Oliver 10   

World Handicap System

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


February 2020 Shoot-out Participants


Shoot-out Results

 After 12 weeks of play, the top 10 finishers (photo #1 above) competed on a  9 hole shoot-out with the result of Hydie Peterson besting Ama Corbett on  the final hole (photo above). 


  1st Hydie Peterson $149.60   

2nd Ama Corbett $127.16  

 3rd Kent Johnson $104.72   

4th Jim Raffone $89.76   

5th John Rudd $74.80   

6th John Lafear $59.84   

7th Ed Hoff $41.14   

8th Barry Innes $37.40   

9th Bill Anderson $33.66   

10th Carl Galpin $29.92   

Total pay-out of $748.00      

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 

REMINDER - Dues for 2019-20

Price drop:

On May 20, dues drop to $30 for the balance of the fiscal year (Sept. 30).

Hopefully, we'll be back playing by then.

An application is downloadable at the button below.

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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