General Membership Meeting
July 14, 2015
Meeting called to order at 5:00 pm by President Ken Brace.
June minutes were approved.
Byron Vanier gave the Treasurer’s Report:
As of 6/30/15, we have 124 members and a balance of $1,147.13 in the treasury.
Recent expenses included the MGA’s annual donation of $250 to the Silver Bluff Golf Team. An anonymous donation paid for the food for the team at the recent outing with MGA members.
TIP OF THE DAY:
Kenny’s tip of the day was on how to chip from heavy grass around the green. Play it like a bunker shot, open the clubface, get the club high, and accelerate through.
NEWS FROM THE COURSE:
Frank Beaty reported that the course renovation is going well:
Greens and fairways have been sprigged and are growing,
Stone walls have been constructed in front of the 3rd and 5th green,
Cement cart paths have been poured on holes 5 and 6,
Tee boxes have been scraped and filled. A contractor has been hired to do the final laser leveling and sodding,
Some fairways had problems with their sprigs and are being re-sprigged.
The mower that mows the rough is broken but will be repaired when the parts arrive.
Results were given for the Forest Hills and Stoney Point tournaments. They are on the website.
The next tournament will be held on August 13 at Sweetwater. Cost is $32. The format will be net scores with one blind hole on each nine in which that hole’s score will be dropped from the player’s total score. There will be multiple flights. Give your check to Ray Naramore. Full details are on the MGA website.
The three-day tournament will be held on September 9,11 and 14, with prize money to be distributed at the MGA September 15 meeting to be held at the Community Center.
Details are on the website.
NEW BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
There was no new business but the following announcements:
Nominations are now open for a new slate of MGA officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The current President and the current secretary are not eligible to run for these offices again and the current treasurer is resigning, so new individuals are needed to serve in these positions. The election will be held at the meeting which will be on Tuesday, September 15 at the Community Center. Please contact Ken Brace if you are interested in serving.
The first MGA event under the new officers will be the November Match Play tournament that will be held on November 13, 14, 15, and 17.
A question was asked about whether the Crystal Cup will be played this year. The answer is yes, but the field will have to be reduced to accommodate playing on nine holes.
Volunteer drivers are needed to transport Veterans to the local Veterans Administration Hospital for medical tests. Contact Earl Bennett for details.
The Meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm