Wednesday July 15 at 5 PM at the FBGC.
Much as transpired since our January meeting, least of which the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’d like to begin the summer with some news. The meeting will be followed with a dinner, BUT YOU MUST SIGN-UP in the Pro Shop if attending dinner. Social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged.
Hope to see you there.
After 12 weeks of play, the top 9 finishers (photo #1 above) competed on an 8 hole shoot-out with the result of Steve Johnson edging Larry Brauda on the final hole (photo above). Notice the social-distancing.
1 Steve Johnson $175.20
2 Larry Brauda $148.92
3 Charlie Kicklighter $122.64
4 Jim Raffone $105.12
5 Dan Christianson $87.60
6 Bill Anderson $70.08
7 Price Poole $48.18
8 Ronnie Cudd $43.80
9 Ed Hoff $39.42
10 Barry Innes $35.04
Our next scheduled FBMGA Tournament is a (THREE CLUBS ONLY) Tournament on Saturday, September 19. More info to follow. There is a weekly Saturday morning Mixer Tournament. If you have any ideas to improve our Tournament Program, please contact me. I am always looking for good ideas for tournaments and how to run them.
I will see you around the FBGC.
FBMGA Tournament Director
Email responses to:
1st Richard Dixon Plus 8 $43.40 70
2nd Charlie Kicklighter Plus7 $33.60 65
T3rd Jim Raffone Plus 3 $15.75 53
Philip Jones Plus 3 $15.75 53
Dan Rainwater Plus 3 $15.75 53
Ama Corbett Plus 3 $15.75 53
7th Bill Anderson Plus 2
T8th Kent Johnson Even
Carl Galpin Even
Larry Brauda Even
T11th Dan Christianson Minus 2
Steve Johnson Minus 2
13th Robert Johnson Minus4
14th Ed Hoff Minus 5
1 Ed Hoff 649
2 Dan Christianson 643
3 Larry Brauda 593
4 Charlie Kicklighter 582
5 Steve Johnson 580
6 Barry Innes 541
7 Bill Anderson 538
8 Price Poole 532
9 Ronnie Cudd 527
10 Jim Raffone 521
11 Robert Johnson 503 12 John Rudd 497 13 Dan Rainwater 489 14 Ama Corbett 481 15 Philip Jones 442 16 Carl Galpin 435 17 Richard Dixon 400 18 Kent Johnson 295 19 Bennie Fallon 280 20 John Lafear 228 21 Allen Sage 181 22 Fenton Markevich 154 23 Don Seban 150 24 Bill Sonntag 111 25 Hydie Peterson 105 26 Jim Hurley 93 27 Geoff Mather 68 28 Harry Kegler 10 29 Roger Oliver 10
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
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We are the Premier Men's Golf Association in Fernandina Beach.
The FBMGA was chartered in 1966 after completion of the 27 hole Fernandina Beach Golf Course. The Association was formed for any man who wished to enjoy the challenges, rewards and camaraderie of golfing to enjoy. The Association has grown exponentially since then with over 110 active members today. Management is conducted by an annually
The FBMGA was chartered in 1966 after completion of the 27 hole Fernandina Beach Golf Course. The Association was formed for any man who wished to enjoy the challenges, rewards and camaraderie of golfing to enjoy. The Association has grown exponentially since then with over 110 active members today. Management is conducted by an annually elected Board of Directors comprised of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, two Members-at Large, and a Tournament Director.Members enjoy multiple tournaments throughout the year, quarterly membership meetings with dinner and course updates from the Club’s management. As the Fernandina Beach Golf Club is a City owned entity, the Association is also actively involved in its oversight.
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