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Prior to our 6 January General Membership meeting, members to include Fernandina Beach Police Chief Jim Hurley, Officer Hank Lee and Corporal Josh Simmons joined in remembering the 166 passed members since our Associations 1967 inception to include four additional members who’ve passed in only the last month; Roger Steindorf, Paul Hensler, Steve Johnson and Freddie Boatright whose names will join our Memorial stone. Corporal Simmons performed Taps to conclude the ceremony.The following link will take you to a 2 minute video of the service. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jFA5mjhsHxhf1UYIK4KUyHbWTNKYfLSN/view?usp=sharing
We had a very successful tournament yesterday. We postponed the tournament from 9:00 AM start to 12:00 PM for warmer weather. This Tournament Director was right on that call, but how was he to know the westerly winds would get up to 20-30mph in the afternoon. This definitely favored a player that can hit a low, penetrating drive (think Kent Johnson).
We had a Championship Flight and a First Flight with six teams in each flight. Here are the results:
Championship Flight Gross Net
#1 John Lafear/Kent Johnson 76 70.45 Won $120 per player
#2 Robert Johnson/Ama Corbett 80 71.40 Won $80 per player
#3 Roger Oliver/Jim Rauschenberger 79 77.45 Won $40 per player
#4 Charlie Kicklighter/Barry Innes 85 78.00
#5 Bill Sonntag/Benny Fallon 89 82.05
#6 Fenton Markevich/Allen Sage 96 88.80
#1 Lee Murray/Bill Anderson 90 76.40 Won $120 per player
#2 Don Seban/John Rudd 92 77.25 Won $80 per player
#3 Simon Carter/Jim Hurley 88 77.45 Won $40 per player
#4 Doug Wolfe/Dan Rainwater 92 78.80
#5 Dan Christiansen/Richard Dixon 89 79.00
#6 Tom Burnett/Jamie Berk 91 80.60
NEXT FBMGA TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULED:
Saturday, February 13 - TWO MAN BEST BALL - Tee Times starting at 9:00 AM - Handicapped and Flighted. Sign up sheet will go up 1/26.
Saturday, March 6 - TWO MAN RYDER CUP - Tee Times starting at 9:00 AM - Handicapped and Flighted
Submitted by Lee Murray, FBMGA Tournament Director 443-871-5333
KNOCK OUT TOURNAMENT - We have filled Nine of the 16 open spots for this Single Elimination Match Play Tournament. As soon as we get to 16 participants, I will do the bracket. If you have any questions, contact me. It is a great way to get to know players better. $20 entry fee. Please sign up ASAP which is next to the FBMGA Lock Box in the FBGC Pro Shop.
As always, please contact me if you have any questions, ideas, constructive criticism.
Hit it Straight!
If you’re not playing, you’re missing out on each week’s BIG dollars (averaging $130.00 of cash and Club book money for first) with other payouts to 4th place, not to mention if you are successful in making the shoot-out where our last winner collected more than $250.00 in cash and Club book money for winning a 9 hole game! If you want to be a winner and collect. we have t-times from 7:37 until 8:52 BUT you must contact John Rudd at firstname.lastname@example.org with your time preference and players. NOTE: Mixer tee times will start at 9 am for the winter season.
1st Larry Brauda Plus 4 $49.60 80
2nd Allen Sage Even $38.40 75
T3rd Dan Christianson Minus 1 $26.40 68
Barry Innes Minus 1 $26.40 68
T5th Fenton Markevich Minus 2 $9.60 58
Bennie Fallon Minus 2 $9.60 58
T7th Jim Raffone Minus 3 48
Bill Anderson Minus 3 48
T9th Richard Dixon Minus 4 35
Ed Hoff Minus 4 35
Charlie Kicklighter Minus 4 35
T12th Harry Dodd Minus 6 23
Kent Johnson Minus 6 23
14th John Lafear Minus 7 15
15th Simon Carter Minus 8 10
16th Dan Rainwater Minus 11 5
1 Fenton Markevich 598
2 Jim Raffone 578
3 John Rudd 571
4 Barry Innes 561
5 Dan Christianson 555
6 Richard Dixon 547
7 Kent Johnson 511
8 Charlie Kicklighter 500
9 Ed Hoff 462
10 Bill Anderson 450
11 Carl Galpin 432
12 John Lafear 418
13 Simon Carter 406
14 Dan Rainwater 373
15 Bennie Fallon 364
16 Bill Sonntag 293
17 Larry Brauda 286
18 Philip Jones 284
19 Jim Hurley 271
20 Harry Dodd 229
21 Harry Kegler 219
22 Allen Sage 190
23 Ronnie Cudd 181
24 Steve Johnson 167
25 Roger Oliver 161
26 Price Poole 155
27 Nathan Powell 138
28 Davie Mason 103
29 Greg Verlinde 83
30 Jamie Berk 68
31 Terry Lacoss 60
32 Robert Johnson 53
33 Ama Corbett 33
34 Tony Lopez 5
After 12 weeks of play, the top 10 finishers competed in a 9-hole shoot-out with the result of Ronnie Cudd edging Jim Raffone on the final hole. Congratulations to all ten players who made the playoff and to Ronnie Cudd, the only player playing from the Gold tees as our winner! A NEW 12 WEEK TOURNAMENT BEGINS SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER WITH T-TIMES BEGINNING AT 8:30 AM. YOU MUST NOTIFY JOHN RUDD IF YOU’RE PLAYING AND WITH WHOM, IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE. email@example.com
1st Ronnie Cudd $188.00
2nd Jim Raffone $159.80
3rd John Rudd $131.60
4th John Lafear $112.80
5th Philip Jones $94.00
6th Ama Corbett $75.20
7th Dan Rainwater $51.70
8th Dan Christiansen $47.00
9th Richard Dixon $42.30
10th Robert Johnson $37.60
Attached is a downloadable membership application. The dues are $60 until May 21, when they drop to $30 until Sept. 30. This year only, returning members' dues are $40 (because of COVID, our functions were limited for 2019-2020).
Officers for FBMGA 2020-2021:
President John H. Rudd
V.P. Carl Galpin
Secretary Price Poole
Treasurer Bruce Smyk
Tournament Dir. Lee Murray
At Large Ama Corbett
At Large Harry Dodd
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
If you're looking for good golf, competition, good friends & good times then join our FBMGA!!!
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 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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