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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
2017-18 Club Champ. Price Poole, with Lee Murray and Jon Berk
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