NOTICE TO AMEND THE FBMGA BYLAWS
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
As always, contact me if you have any constructive criticism, ideas, suggestions for improving our FBMGA Tournaments.
FBMGA Tournament Director
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
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
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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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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