The Minutes of the July general membership meeting were accepted and approved.
News from the course ( Frank Beaty):
The course is finally drying out enough to let the grounds crew cut the roughs to the intended 1 ½ inches.
Question: What is the plan for the cart paths on #17 & #18. Where the blacktop was removed there is a great deal of erosion now.
Answer: I don’t know but will find out.
The Golden Hills Tournament results were reviewed by Ken Brace. The results can be found on the MGA website.
Cedar Creek Tournament: The next MGA tournament will be at Cedar Creek on Friday, 8/23. It will be a shotgun start beginning at 9:00 AM with teams made up from an A, B, C & D flight based on current USGA handicaps. Cost of the tournament including $10.00 prize money is as follows:
$10.00 for CC and Players Club Members with cart plan
$27.00 for CC and Players Club Members w/o a cart plan
$38.00 for Non Cedar Creek or Players Club Members
Make checks payable to MGA-CC and place in the box at the pro shop or give them to Roger Mutch or Ray Naramore.
The scoring format will be:
Lowest 2 net scores on par 5’s
Lowest 3 net scores on par 4’s
Lowest 4 net scores on par 3’s
Sign up will end by end of day on Monday, 8/19. Payout will be to at least 33% of the players in the field.
If you want food at the end of the tournament sign up before going out to play. A sign up sheet will be at the bar in the grille room. This will avoid a long wait when you expect to be served and will let the course know how many employees to have available. The menu will consist of the following:
Burger/Cheese Burger with chips or fries - $8.50 (the regular menu price)
BBQ Pork with chips or fries - $7.50
Turkey Club Sandwich - $7.95
Drinks are extra
There will also be a skins game (optional) similar to the one at Golden Hills with a $5.00 entry fee to be paid at the course. It will take a gross score of par or better to win a skin with ties eliminating that hole. The pot will be divided between all skin winners.
Pro’s Tip of The Day (Kenny Everson)
Kenny gave a tip to control rhythm and tempo for improved driving consistency and accuracy. The swing should start at the ground (legs and hips) and then at the top (arms). Don’t worry about the hands, they will take care of themselves.
Club Fitting (Bill Robinson and Dick Leach)
This session was aimed at “Lie and Loft” of your clubs and will be one of many sessions given by Bill and Dick.
Bill and Dick generously agreed to measure your club set for lie and loft free of charge. There was a sign up sheet provided and they will contact you to arrange a time that is convenient for everyone. If you want your clubs adjusted to correct them to fit your swing it will be $5.00 per club.
Deletion of the Dogfight references from the MGA bylaws.
The Dogfights are now run by the golf course golf committee consisting of Mike De, Dean Wood, and Greg Pasco and not the MGA.
Nomination of new officers for the 2013/2014 year was opened to the membership. None were nominated.
It was announced that the current officers are willing to serve another year including our resident IT expert Dave King.
There will be a workforce, headed up by Bill Todd, to trim trees along the cart paths around the course. Contact Bill if you are willing to help out.
The fund raiser for the City Amatuer Championship held at the club was excellent.
The tournament directors will now have the option to announce preliminary winners of their tournaments with the final winners posted as soon as possible after reviewing the results for accuracy. This was implemented to reduce errors that have occurred in the past.
MGA events played and scored as official “tournaments” must be posted as tournaments with ESC scores.
The upcoming 3 Day Tournament in September was announced. A bus will be used to provide transportation to Cobblestone.
The Results of the Club Championship were announced and can be viewed at the club house.
A special thanks to Dave Beverage for posting the Golden Hills tournament scores that had been forgotten and sending an e-mails to inform the players of the action.
Please remind everyone to post scores. It helps to make the game fairer to both yourself and other players.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 PM.