FAIRWAYS GOLF ASSOCIATION
LFGA Board Meeting – Minutes – November 20, 2019
Board Members in attendance: Alan Cristello,
Bill Fleckenstein, Sandy Young, Alan Stinson,
George Files, Erv and Linda LaFave. ELS
Staff in attendance: Jerry Jaromin, Steve
Allbritton, Jim Eggers
Board Members Absent: Freda Bennett, Alan
Alan Cristello called the meeting to order at
Questions asked of and answered by Jim Eggers:
Will you be trimming the palmettos along the
cart path, especially next to the tee box of
Hole # 12?
They are being trimmed along the cart path of all holes.
Thinning out of palmettos will follow after
trimming is completed.
Can you move tee markers more often to avoid
wearing out of grassy areas?
Terry has been told by Jim to move them daily. Terry moves
them daily starting at the top the top of tee
box and moving to the bottom.
When mowing greens can the mowers be more careful so as
not to tear up the grass?
The newer mowers have been instructed to make wider turns.
When will the hand rail at the top of Hole # 13
Jim is not sure how this happened. Josh and Tad are working
on getting a replacement piece. Until it is
repaired it will be roped off.
When will the dead pine trees on Hole # 18 be
Per Steve, 10 dead trees will be removed December 11th.
Complaints about wet areas on the course. Why
do they continue to be watered?
They must continue to be watered until over seeding is
It was noted that many of the in ground markers
were buried. What is the status of locating and
clearing grass around all markers?
All but 2 markers have been located and areas cleared.
It was requested last May that spraying not be
done on League days. Why was spraying done on
Jim Eggers took the blame. He neglected to remind the person
fertilizing on this day.
Can the overhanging tree on Hole # 6 in line
with the 100 yard marker be cut?
This will be cut. It is on the list to be done.
Hole # 10 tee box there is a railroad spike
sticking out. Can this be removed?
Jim and Tad tried to hammer it in. This could not be done.
They will saw it off.
In July there was a discussion to have Tad do cement work
on the curb of Hole # 16. When will this be
This is on Tad’s list. Steve is aware of this problem.
At the September meeting Steve stated that he
was working on outside players parking too close
to the pro shop. What can be done?
Steve will have large vehicles park on the right side of the
cart path in front of the blue tees.
At the October meeting we had a discussion to
place more sod on Hole # 18 where the roots were
removed. Has this been done?
More sod will be put down. If it does not take there was talk
about roping off the entire fairway from the
trees to the bridge. Members would be forced to
drive back to the trees and use the cart path.
It has been noticed that on some holes there is
dark soil. What is this?
It is rich soil with fertilizer. It will make grass grow much
Since pine straw has been placed around trees
what is the ruling when your ball comes to rest
in these areas?
Per Steve if this is not natural you get relief. Relief being
one club length and no nearer to the hole.
Alan Stinson noted that a mower followed them along the course
for 18 holes. Steve said that this should not
happen. Perhaps they should start on 18 and
work backwards. Alan also stated that the
greens appeared to be getting smaller. Jim
Eggers disagreed. Jim said that they are
widening the collars so perhaps that is what
makes them seem smaller.
Alan Cristello asked when the men’s tee box would reopen on
Hole # 15. Jim Eggers feels that it should
reopen within the next week. Alan also
complimented Jim on the condition of the
greens. They appear to be as good as the greens
Alan Stinson complimented Jim Eggers and his staff for the
completion of the work that was promised for the
Steve distributed handouts of 5 new rules concerning handicaps
and will hand these out to the membership at the
Semi-Annual meeting November 21, 2019. Steve
will have a session in the club house in the
near future to explain them in detail.
The ending balance as of November 20, 2019 is $7,140.39.
The reading was waived seeing as all have
received it via email.
Nothing to report
Ladies 18 Hole League:
All is going well.
All is going well. They have 72 members as of
Couple at Large:
Everything is in place for the Semi-Annual
The December Tournament signup sheet is in the Pro Shop.
George Files has purchased the new freezer and the shelving
for the shed.
All gift cards have been purchased for the winners of the
Turkey Trot and will be distributed at the
Semi-Annual meeting November 21, 2019.
The meeting adjourned at 4:00
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.