Friday, May 11, 2012

05/09 Meeting Summary

NEXT MEETING scheduled June 13th @ Currie Park 6:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE!!!!  All meetings will be held at the Currie Park Club House, at 6:30pm.  In the past, Currie used to have meetings to share information and allow for some discussion.  We are attempting to restart those meetings which will be conducted the second Wednesday of each month.

Past Event Summary (Mike Kessler)

Hawks View weather was cold & rainy.  A reminder to club members, we are liable for tee times; therefore, we all need to be accountable.  If you are unable to golf, please find a replacement or notify a board member as soon as possible, otherwise you may be required to pay for your tee time.  We did have 29 of 36 players signed up show up and bear the cold & rain.  The course was forgiving this time, so we did not have to pay for the tee times.  Pace of play, we had on foursome one (1) hour behind the rest of the field.  Remember to play ready golf, hit provisional balls when in doubt, golf & walk with some urgency in order to catch up if you happen to fall behind.  Overall, pace of play was acceptable for the type of weather.  Most groups find in 4 hours or less.

The Bog weather felt much better; however, it was still cool.  There was a full field at The Bog.  We had a take a way (learning) to create a waiting list for popular events.  Thank you Jack Bruss for negotiating two additional tee times.   Pace of play, the early groups was great playing in 4 hours or less.  Some of the later groups fell behind.  Not bad, again remember to play ready golf, hit provisional balls when in doubt, golf & walk with some urgency in order to catch up if you happen to fall behind.

Member-Guest format question to the club…  Do you believe we are getting what we want out of this format?  What are your thoughts?  Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post or email Mike Kessler.

Upcoming Events Explored

ESPN Challenge is a piggy back event with our Currie Two-man best ball.  The cost of the event is $50 walking ($25 is for the ESPN Challenge).  If you for some reason do not want to participate in the ESPN Challenge, please notify Eric Gitter or indicate on the sign-up sheet.  The event is scheduled at Currie on May 27th; the first tee time is 7:04 am.

We are challenging Wanaki Men’s Club on June 2 at Wanaki.  Cost $60 for 18-holes, cart, food, & drink.  We will play a 2 man net best ball.  We need at least 24 players.  The Presidents of the two clubs will assemble the pairings.  Put your name on the list if you are interested in playing.

Currie Cup distilled by Mike Kessler…  Sunday, September 2nd at Currie Park “The Battle at the National” is on.  For $100 entry you get 36-holes, cart, golf shirt, 2-drink tickets & lunch.  The format is playing 4 nine-hole matches (2 man bestball, 2 man alternate, singles, and scramble).  The captains of the two teams are Kenny Collins and Dan Webb.  Michael Kessler is the Director of Currie Cup.  The cut-off for signing up is August 1st.  The draft will be August 5th after the Tour of County event at Currie.  Put your name on the list if you are interested in playing also be sure to select your shirt size.

1st Team Report (Jim Fossett) – Dretzka has enough members, so they will field a team; 12 guys are ready to play at Whitnall, make sure you mail in your money to Tom Condella; Whitnall has offer to loan out 2 lasers per foursome.
2nd Team Report (Jack Bruss) – Winners of first match 299 points; Happy Birthday Captain Jack!
Tour of the County (Bill Zolandz) – Tried to get in 1st event at Grant; rained out after about 9 holes.  The Grant event has been rescheduled for 8/4.  We ended up with 27 players signed up for TOC.
Currie Match Play (Michael O’Neil) – Matches are set and posted; make sure you call your competitor to setup your match.  You can play any time; any course; however, we prefer you play matches at Currie Park.
MCPLA (Bob Freuck) – May 19/20 Senior and Mid-Am at Currie Senior Tee times available and Mid Am Tee times available..

Membership Report (Rich Saks) – 60 paid members; 4 additional members have committed.

Treasury Report (Tom Condella) – Report of actuals to budget was shared at meeting.  Current balance is $5601.15.

Handicap Report (Mark Cuthbert) – If you have questions about handicaps, please give Mark Cuthbert a shout.

Sprinkler head yardage plates installation will be Wednesday (16) or Thursday (17) morning; call Dan Webb, if you are available to help.

New Business

Bylaw clarification regarding number of scores required to establish handicap may be required.  A minimum of 5 scores are required to qualify for prizes and points in a Currie event.  If you have less than 5 scores before the bi-monthly posting the board may allow you to use a trend handicap.  This only affects new players just starting to establish a handicap.  Attention members:  play some golf and post your scores!

Junior membership fee of 50% of dues was asked to be removed from bylaws.  We will present a motion at the year-end meeting to make that adjustment and vote on it.

What is a tournament score?  Some questions have been asked of the WSGA Rob Larson Executive Director of the WSGA.  Dan & Mark are working to get more clarification.

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