FAIRWAYS GOLF ASSOCIATION
LFGA Board Meeting – Minutes- January 21,
Board Members in attendance: Freda Bennett,
Alan Cristello, George Files, Bill Fleckenstein,
Sandy Young, Alan Stinson, Alan Keefer, Nancy
and Dennis Kelly, Linda and Erv LaFave, Lynne
ELS Staff in attendance: Jim Eggers, Steve
Freda called the meeting to order at 1:04
Questions asked of and answered by Jim
We are getting a lot more weeds on the
Response: We continue to spray to
When they cut the greens they need to
whip along the edge to mulch loose clipping
Response: They do whip the clippings
every day in different directions.
When the greens are mowed, can the
equipment be driven over the sides or rear of
the greens instead of right down the front
aprons which has often left tire ruts in front
of the greens?
Response: This has been stopped.
On hole 14 at the Men’s Tees. The post
holding the trash bin is loose.
Response: This has been fixed.
On holes 12 . Can the pine straw be
raked along the cart path at the tee box? It is
slippery in the mornings when it is wet. We
know we should use the stairs but not everyone
Response: The pine straw will be raked
on the cart path and the stairs.
On holes 12 and 13 can the palmettos be
aggressively cut back?
Response: Jim will have these areas
Can the roots on the Men’s Tees of hole 4
Response: Jim and Steve will speak to
Joshua Tree about this.
It appears in some areas that the mowers
are dumping clippings in some areas. If they
need to be dumped it should be away from the
base of the greens.
Response: The mowers will be told to not
There is still a low hanging tree on the
right side of the hole 6 fairway.
Response: This was cut back last week.
Do the sand traps ever get physically
raked to level the sand upward? Using the
tractor does not get rid of stones.
Response: This does get done. The rocks
reappear as the sand washes away. We need more
Many times the sand boxes on the tees are
Response: Per Steve it is mandatory that
Davey keep these filled.
We gave you a list of our Tournaments.
During our last tournament mowing of the fringe
was being done during play.
Response: Jim will remind the mowers of
The greens on holes 2, 5, 9, 14 are
looking bad and need special care.
Response: Plans are being made to control
the dollar weed. This will be tended to now and
more forcefully in the summer.
When is the projected date to start the
lake wall replacement/repair on hole 17?
It was reported that on December 28th
we had another fall on the 8th green
cart path. Something must be done to avoid all
the falls. We have the same problem on hole 10.
Can you put anything on to make them less
Response: Steve will look into finding a
solution to this problem.
In regards to the sand washing away from
the trap on hole 10 and the hard packed sand in
the trap on hole 13 what can be done?
Response: The bunkers will be redone next year.
Other items/issues discussed by Steve and
Steve is planning a Course Appreciation
Day. Members will be asked to volunteer to ride
the course and fix/repair all divots and ball
marks. Steve will give instruction on how to
properly repair divots.
The LFGA, Men’s and Ladies Leagues will
be reminded to fix/repair all divots.
Jim was thanked for removing the rebar on
holes 10 and 16.
It was asked that the water in the ball
washers be changed more regularly.
Steve mentioned to Jim that the tees
could be watered for an extra minute or 2 to
make it easier to place tees in ground.
Jim stressed the fact that they try to
keep the course in the same shape as for they do
for the Club Championship all year.
Jim was asked to remind the mowers to
move the ball markers to all four corners of the
tee box not just back and forth or left to
Secretary’s Report: reading of the
report as waived due to the fact that everyone
receives it via email.
Treasurer’s Report: As of January 10,
2020 the ending balance is $9,372.31
Membership Report: As of January 21,
2020 there are 118 men and 82 women.
Vice President’s Report: Al Cristello
reported that the New Year’s Resolution
tournament went well. The signup sheets have
been posted for Club Championship. The
Volunteers for the Club Championship will also
be posted soon. It was asked to not sign up
until you are sure you will be available.
Rules: Al Keefer had nothing to report
Men’s League: Al Stinson was
complimented for the great job of listing the
Divisions for the Men’s League Championship
Ladies 18 Hole League: Sandy Young spoke
of having a bench installed close to the Pro
Shop for safety and convenience reasons. Sandy
spoke to Jeff Belle, ELS Manager, about this
issue. Jeff asked Sandy to send 3 possible
sites for the bench to him. Pat Hutz and
Shirley Beaton are on a Committee for this
endeavor and have asked for a few men to join
the Committee. It was also mentioned that John
Westfere could possibly make a bench for us.
Couples at Large: Dennis & Nancy Kelly
and Erv & Linda LaFave reported that all went
well at the New Year’s Resolution Tournament pot
luck. The new freezer been purchased.
Pro Shop: Jerry continues to remind
members to please enter course problems in the
Lake Fairways does not have a 9 Hole League at
this time. We will try and recruit someone to
spear head the 9 Holers to reestablish their
Bill Fleckenstein noted that some members with
Blue Handicap flags are driving too close to the
green. They should be reminded to stay behind
the blue stake not in front of it.
The meeting adjourned at 2:20.
LFGA Semi-Annual General Meeting
November 22, 2019
Board Members in attendance: Freda Bennett,
Alan Cristello, Bill Fleckenstein, George Files,
ELS Staff in attendance: Steve Allbritton,
Freda called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Freda led us in the Pledge of Allegiance
Steve Allbritton spoke on behalf of Jim Eggers,
Davey, on the condition of our golf course.
Jim and Steve feel that the course is in good
shape and will to continue to move forward on
improving all aspects.
Sand was replaced in some of the sand traps this
past summer and will be machine spun. Full
repair of sand traps on Holes # 10 and 18 will
be done next summer.
Over seeding will be completed within the next
10 days. Watering will be have to done for 7-8
days following the completion of the over
seeding causing wet areas. Until watering is
completed you may lift, clean and place on
There will be no chemical spraying during
Please continue to repair your divets.
The tee box markers will be moved daily.
The palmettos will be trimmed back along the
The men’s tees on Hole # 15 will be moved back
to their original position within the next week.
Steve then spoke of the following:
LF is losing Julie Flake. Julie has accepted
another position with ELS. We are losing a
strong catalyst in getting work done on the
Steve thanked Jerry Jaromin for all he does for
us. Jerry got a standing ovation.
Steve thanked the Board for all their efforts.
Steve briefly mentioned the 5 new rules being
put in place by the USGA. Steve will have a Q &
A session in December. Date and time to be
Freda reminded us that there is a Fix-it book in
the Pro Shop. If you see something out of order
on the course please enter it into the book.
It is reviewed daily by Jim Eggers.
Freda commended Betty Dunmead for the great
selection of merchandise in the Pro Shop.
Freda thanked George Files for purchasing the
freezer, Dennis and Nancy Kelly and John
Westfere were also thanked for their work in
getting the new League shed in order.
Secretary’s Report: Reading of the
report was waived. It was posted on the Lake
Fairways web page and on the LFGA Community
Treasurer’s Report: As of November 20,
2019 the ending balance is $7,140. 39. It was
approved and accepted.
Membership Report: As of this date we
have 113 paid members. We will have
approximately 125 more members when the November
and December dues are paid.
Nine Hole League: As of this date we do
not have a Nine Hole League. If anyone is
interested in being President they were asked to
Ladies 18 Hole League: Sandy Young
stated that all is going well. Sandy
congratulated the winners of the Ladies November
1st place: Barbara Flournoy
2nd place: Sandi Keefer
3rd place: Rose Ann Chadwick
Annie Souza announced that, again this season,
the Ladies 18 Hole League will be sponsoring the
Rally for the Cause on February 23, 2020. The
specific charity has not yet been announced.
Men’s League: Alan Stinson reported that
all is going well.
Pro Shop: Jerry had nothing new to
Freda reported that Jim Eggers receives a copy
of all questions regarding the course conditions
prior to the Board meetings. This helps is Jim
to be aware of our concerns and can respond
Membership was asked for a volunteer to compile
next year’s LFGA booklet.
George Files and Alan Cristello announced the
winners of the Turkey Trot Tournament. The 5
players from the top 9 teams each received a
$10.00 gift card. The 5 players from the 17th
place team each received a $5.00 gift card.
Pat Hutz reported that we have 34 Volunteers who
continue to work on the Tee Box Beautification
Rose Ann Chadwick raised a question about not
having to hit over the water holes. It was
stated that this is a new Local Rule. Sandy
Young will investigate the Ladies 18 Hole League
handbook to see if this complies with their
rules. Lucy Jaromin stated that Steve initiated
the new Local Rule for the entire League. Steve
will be asked if this rule is in effect for
Tournaments, Championship and Shoot Outs.
Alan Cristello reported that the Christmas
Tournament will be held on December 2, 2019.
The format will include teams of twosomes. All
tee times will be in the morning. Deadline for
sign up is November 29, 2019. You can decorate
your cart for this tournament and prizes will be
The January New Year’s Resolution Tournament
will be held January 6th and 7th.
There will be morning and afternoon sessions.
The pot luck for this tournament will be held
Sunday, January 12th.
Cindy Asaro and Ann Stobe will be manning the
Starters Table for the Club Championship for the
last time this year. Volunteers are being
sought to accompany Cindy and Ann to get
familiar with the process.
Dede Martin asked if any Board positions will be
open at the end of this season. All Board
members will be returning next year.
Freda thanked Erv and Linda LaFave, Couple at
Large, and Cindy and Vince Asaro for their help
Ann and Rich Boutette were also thanked for
helping with the 50/50.
Freda asked for continued prayers for our
Members with health issues.
50/50: there were 7 winners at $20.00
The meeting adjourned at 6:35.