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LAKE FAIRWAYS GOLF ASSOCIATION

      

Minutes of the LFGA Board Meeting

September 15, 2020

 

Board Members Present:  Freda Bennett, Roni Clemenson, Nancy Sweet, Al Keefer, John Westfere, Bill Fleckenstein.  Absent:  Al Cristello and Lynne Festa and Jerry Jaromin

Also attending was Dede Martin to take the Secretary’s minutes.

Freda opened the meeting at 3:05 P.M.  She announced that Jeff Belle and Jim Eggers were suppose to be there but had not heard from either of them.  Freda did call the ELS office to see about Jeff and was told he was out.  Jim Eggers was texted and no response was received.

Freda announced that we were waiving the Secretary’s Report and Treasurer’s Report as everyone had received them already.

Freda announced that there was nothing to report about memberships except that the Association will collect their fee via envelopes as they did last year.

Tournaments – Al Cristello had informed Freda that he would like to do a memorial tournament for Alan Stinson when everybody gets back.

Next tournament – We will try to start tournaments in October, following all league guidelines.  All individual carts (except for spouses), tee times and no congregating.

Rules – Al Keefer said “no one follows the rules” then laughed….nothing new to report.

Nancy Sweet reported that Al Keefer and Dede Martin helped a great deal in getting the new bag tags for the 18 Hole Ladies League with the new rules. 

John Westfere as the Ranger indicated that the some of the local rules are on the scorecard and everyone should respect the rules.  John indicated that there are no consequences so a lot of time this is why people don’t follow the rules of the game or the rules of the course.  Discussed dress code not being followed.  Golfers not following the rules of the course such as when it is “cart path only”.  It was commented that our ranger needs to have the backing of the Pro Shop and ELS when there is a problem, such as making those golfers leave the course etc.  John works as the ranger on Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays. 

There is also a problem with golfers showing up with no tee time.  The result is that they would have to wait until there is a slot for them to go out.

Nancy Sweet indicated that we have 10 league members currently and guidelines are being followed. 

Roni Clemenson said that a golfer can buy a 9 hole membership which allows them to play 3 times a week.  It was asked if someone could try out the 9 hole league before joining to see if it would be for them.  Roni said she would not have a problem with that.  Nancy asked if the 9 Hole ladies could play their own game from time to time to get their handicap for club championship.  Roni said they could.

John Westfere said that the 18 Hole Men’s League is all set to start this Thursday, so far 30 golfers. John indicated that they will be getting money up front instead of weekly to eliminate the money handling.  Jerry will do the pairings.  There is a box in the Pro Shop that John made to use for picking up and returning scorecards.  It was indicated that the ladies league could also use the box.  John said the men have to sign up by Tuesday for the following Thursday.  It was brought up to John that the Ladies have to sign up by Saturday morning for the following Wednesday to make it easier for Jerry who works on Saturday.  John said they could follow that example.

It was indicated that everyone needs to be posting their scores whenever a golfer plays so that their handicap is up to date. 

New Business

Freda indicated that as of right now do not know anything about whether there will be an Interclub or Club championship this year.  Will have to wait and see.

Pro Shop – We would like to have all players present themselves to the Pro Shop prior to going on the course.  The Pro Shop needs to know who is on the course.  This can be done now by just going to the window, no need to go into the Pro Shop.

Old Business

Freda thanked Linda Fleckenstein and Penny Farr for getting the LFGA booklet done.  Rules of golf are in the back of that booklet, not posted in Pro Shop as the membership form indicates.

Freda indicated that at this time, we will try to have the General Meeting in November so long as there are 50 people or less and ELS agrees.  We will follow all CDC guidelines.

Next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 20, 20202.  Freda indicated that she try to have a ride around with some Board members for this next meeting.

The Board indicated that we seem to always have the same list of questions for Jim Eggers.  These questions are from not only the Board but from our members as well.  It appears that some of our concerns never get addressed.  The Board reviewed all the questions (36 of them) which are attached.  There was some discussion.

Being that ELS has hired Davey’s we would like to ask management to discuss with Davey’s our concerns.  We will be sending our minutes and list of questions to Steve Bureau as we have done in the past.

Freda did say that the bunkers that were renovated were excellent.  It is nice to have real sand in the sandtraps.  Now we must work on the rest of the sandtraps.

It was suggested that the location of the trail pass on golf carts be placed on the lower driver’s side windshield as the one we have for our cars.  This would make it easier for our ranger to see.  A memo could be given to members with instructions on the placement of the pass at time of payment for membership.

Freda indicated that all minutes are posted on “lakefairwayshoa.com” website.

Meeting adjourned at 4:30 P.M

Dede Martin, Acting Secretary

                                                         

 

 

                     

Questions for our September 15th LFGA Board Meeting.

 

1.  While on cart paths going from hole to hole, I noticed that several areas have either palmetto bushes encroaching on the cart paths or trees or vines from overhead hanging down that could hurt the tops of our carts.  I believe if Jimbo or one of his reliable personnel were to ride around the cart paths, once a month, this could be controlled by having someone come out and trim back what needs to be done.  Also there have been times when there are several large branches on the cart paths which need to be picked up.

2.  During the rainy season, it seems nearly impossible for the mowers to mow the approach to the green without leaving it a muddy mess.  Perhaps, the mowers could skip that area and only do it occasionally during this season.  I would rather play out of a little taller grass than mud.

3.  The areas at the tee boxes that the beautification committee have worked on are also encroaching on the cart paths and/or the weedy vine that likes to cover in mass, bushes etc. should be removed.  The one area that really is bad is on the 12th tee box.  The bushes are covered with that vine weed and the bushes themselves are encroaching on the steps to the tee box that it is almost impossible to use.

4.  The new tee boxes that were put in a couple of seasons ago look terrible.  They are so weedy that there cannot be any grass on them, or the grass is or looks dead.  What is going on with these tees?

5.  There are several sand traps which have grass growing throughout the trap.  My guess is this might need to be sprayed to get rid of the grass and raked.

6.  Sand trap on #10 to the left.  Is this going to be left the way it is with all the stones etc?  

7.  On both #16 and #18, it was decided at least 2 to 3 years ago that the red tee ball markers would not be more than 3 paces back of the inground markers.  Plenty of room to move side to side rather than try to put so far back that most ladies cannot get over the waters.

8.  Retaining wall on #17 is still not fixed.  Recently someone I was playing golf with hit the ball extremely hard, but it was a grounder and hit the retaining wall and came back like a shot.   

9, Regular maintenance on the inground markers need to be done.  There are some that you cannot even find.

10. The palm bush on #3 at the end of the fence is way out of control.  Needs to be "severely" trimmed back and done more than a couple of times a year.  A solution would be to take out the bush and extend the fence

11. Just got done playing 9 holes they were mowing which I do not think they have done in over a week. The piles of grass all over the fairways is just horrible. The 18-hole ladies felt the same. Just take a ride out there it is just disgusting that they expect us to play in those conditions. We previous suggested they you drag a piece of chain link fence behind the mowers. This is done on many courses to solve this problem.   

12. The greens need more sand since they were aerated/punched. Very unfair to putt on with this situation.

13. Four months ago we reported the roots need to be ground/removed from around the cart path on hole # 4 men’s tee box. We were told Joshua Tree would do the removal. Not done.

14. Trees long hole # 7 & 8 fences need to be trimmed back.

15. What is going on with hole # 11 area behind the tee boxes. Hole dug and just sitting there open and nothing being done for weeks.  It was filled in but with green sand. Why don’t we use dirt and sod?

16. Hole #12 stairs leading up to tee boxes need to be trimmed back and cleared.

17. Hole # 13 on right side of green has several holes that need to be covered.

18. What is going on with all the exposed sprinkler on the 8th fairway? They have been that way for weeks.

19. The shrubs on walk path to restroom on 14th tee box are well overgrown and need trimming.

20. There is a bare area in front of the 13th green. Needs to be addressed.

21. Fallen branches need to be picked up. There is a pile on 9th fairway. On the third hole large branch handing down from tree. This is a continuing problem and should be addressed after ever storm.

22.  Dead trees behind the 16th green. We have already had one limb fall as golfers were going from the 16 to 17th hole.

23. Concrete work is needed to replace the railroad ties the are rotten and dangerous to our players. We have had many players fall because of them. We requested this a year ago last May and nothing has been addressed.

24. The cart path on 5th, 8th and 10th holes are slippery. We have had many golfers fall in these areas due to this problem. Need to have something done.  This too has been addressed many times and nothing gets done.

25. Hole #6. Large holes on right side of green needs to be filled in with dirt/sod.

26 Sand buckets are not placed on concrete blocks that were install for them. Concrete blocks are covered with grass.

27. Hole # 9 Dead pine tree on left of fairway. Was reported several months ago

28.  Hole # 14/15 sand traps have washed away. Hole #15 sand Trap on left side.

29. Drop zones need to be identified by white marks not just signs.

30. Many of the fairways and greens are very soggy and should be watered less during the rainy season.

31. During rainy season some holes should be cart path only. Too wet to ride on, causes ruts.

32. Many overgrown areas around the course.

33. On 18th fairway, the 100 yd marker has sunk underground and retains water in the area when in rains.

34. On the 6th fairway on the right side along cart path tree by the 100-yard marker, need to be repaired. Many roots, bare area and drops off from the path..  Stones were put in the even out the area so that the cart path did not come up above the ground area.  This is still and issue.  

35 On 18th green, the area behind and around the bougainvillea needs to be trimmed.

36. On the 18th fairway, work was being done regarding the bare areas along cart path. Some roots have been scraped, sod placed and roped off but never completed. One suggestion was making that area cart path only.

 

 

 

  LFGA TOURNAMENTS
2020  
November 9th -  Monday Turkey Trot Tournament
December 7th - Monday Christmas Tournament
2021  
January 4th - Monday New Year's Eve Tournament
January 5th - Tuesday New Year's Tournament
January 10th - Sunday Potluck Dinner & Awards - Clubhouse Main Hall
February 1st - Monday Valentine Day Tournament
March 1st - Monday Volunteer Meeting 2:00 - Clubhouse Main Hall
March 3rd -  Wednesday Players Meeting 2:00 - Clubhouse Main Hall
March 6th - Saturday Club Championship
March 7th - Sunday Club Championship
March 11th - Thursday Inter Club Cocktail Party, 3:00 pm  - Pine Lakes
March 12th - Friday Interclub Tournament - Pine Lakes
March 13th - Saturday Interclub Tournament - Lake Fairways
April 5th - Monday April Fools Tournament
May 3rd - Monday May Day Tournament
June 7th - Monday Flag Day Tournament
July 5th - Monday Firecracker Tournament
August 2nd - Monday Dog Day Tournament

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

GOLF ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, November 19th 6 pm

Clubhouse  Main Hall

6pm

No beverages will be served

Mask are required and social distancing will be enforced.

We are limited to 50 people in attendance. We are asking that only one member from each household attend.

Minutes from this meeting will be posted on activity board and on this website.

 

Attention All Golfers

The rakes in the Sandtraps will be removed by Davey's.

We are asking golfers to just foot rake the bunkers. Davey’s will be raking the bunkers.

Golfers should not  remove the flags. 

Everyone to remove their own balls from the cups.

Please call the pro shop to schedule tee times.

We need to limit the interaction with the pro shop staff.

Thank you

 

 

 

Ladies 18 Hole Golf League Annual

Hole in One and Putting Contest

 Winner of a One Year Golf Membership.

Congratulations!

 

Erv Lafave and Director of Golf Steve Allbritton

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Ladies 18 Hole League Brown Bag Meeting –

March 4, 2020

 

Board Members in Attendance:  Sandy Young, Nancy Sweet, Karen Pierce,  Maryellen McCabe, Diane Dodson, Lynne Festa

Board Member Absent:  Suzanne Cummings

Sandy called the meeting to order at 11:48

Secretary’s Report:  The reading of the minutes was waived as everyone had received them via email and are posted on the 18 Ladies League bulletin board.  Motion to waive the reading was made by Juanita Ridenour, seconded by Pat Hutz.

Treasurer’s Report:  The ending balance as of March 4, 2020 is $2,734.81. Motion to accept was made by Lu McEwen, seconded by Ann Stobe.

Handicap Chair:  Sandy thanked Maryellen for all the time and effort she has given to getting the new handicap system running smoothly.

It was reported that we have 70 paid members. 

There were no updates on the new handicap system.

A change of Articles for next season concerning Most Improved Player Award was put to a vote. The highlighted section of the following Article represents the change.

Article VIII: DUTIES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS

Section 6: The Handicap Chairwoman shall post current indexes and flight designations two times each month, and select, assisted by the USGA Guidelines, the Year’s “Most Improved Golfer” from eligible members.  A member is not eligible for the award until her second year of League play.  The candidate must have a minimum of 10 scores posted each season to be considered for the award.

The motion was made to change Article VIII: - Section 6 by Rose Ann Chadwick and seconded by Nancy Kelly.  Membership voted unanimously to accept the change.

 Old Business:

LFGA Meeting Summary. The reading of highlights of February 19, 2020 LFGA minutes were waived.  These minutes are posted on the Lake Fairways HOA internet page monthly and also posted on the community bulletin board. 

 Rally for the Cause:

Sandy thanked Annie Souza and all the volunteers for the great job that was done.

Annie thank all who volunteered and reported the final figures from the event:

$816.00 – Silent Auction

$1,315.00 – Chinese Auction

$1,410.00 – Hole-in-One and Putting Contests

$785.00 – Flat Screen TV

$245.00 – Shredding Truck

$916.00 – Sale of food

$665.00 – Private donations

Total: - $6,052.00

After expenses $5,741.00 was donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Annie also reported that 95 people took part in the putting contest and 87 people in the hole-in-one.

A tarp, borrowed from the Entertainment Committee, was damaged during the Rally.  The cost to replace the tarp will be more than $100.00 thus requiring a vote by Membership to accept the amount to be paid.  Louise Files made a motion that the League pay the replacement cost, Sam Potts seconded the motion.  It was voted unanimously by Membership to accept the motion.

 New Business/Upcoming Events:

Club Championship:  Sandy thanked Ruth-ann and Val for Chairing the Championship.

Val emphasized the following for Club Championship.

1)      You must sign yourself up to play.  If you are not available to sign up but you are eligible to play you can contact a committee member to ask to be signed up.

2)      The sign-up sheets are posted from January 15th thru January 31st to allow members to complete their required games played.  The January 31st index will be used to determine assignment in flights.

3)      Riding with your opponent is optional once match play starts.

4)      Birdies or Eagles will not be counted on match play days.

5)      Having or not having followers during match play was discussed.  This was tabled until next season on a day when we have a quorum to vote on it.

6)      Rain dates for match play will be designated by the Pro Shop.  The matches must be completed within 3 days of rain out date.

 

A Member asked why we could not start play offs earlier in February.  It was noted that if we did that there would not an available date for a shoot-out in February.

 Vice President’s Report: 

Nancy Sweet announced the candidates for the following open Board Positions for 2010 – 2021 season:

Vice President – Lu McEwen

Games Chair – Dede Martin

Nancy asked 3 times for any other nominations from the floor.  There were no other nominees. 

 Member Guest:

Membership was asked for a Chair for Member Guest.  If no one volunteers we will not have a Member Guest tournament next season.

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 12:10.  Motion was accepted by Mary Jane Gagnier, seconded by Marcia Stinson.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Lynne Festa

Secretary

               

 

 

 

Ladies 18 Hole League

The change in the Handicap system in January made it impossible to figure out the Most Improved for the full Season. The Board decided to give 2 trophies, one using the old handicap system and the other the new system.

Our winners were Sandi Keefer, using the older system and Cathy Burns, using the new handicap system. 

 

Congratulations to both Ladies. Well done.

Attached and copied are the executive members and the Committee Chairs for the 2020 - 2021 Golf Season.

BOARD

President                        Nancy Sweet

Vice-President                Lu McEwen

Secretary                         Lynne Festa

Treasurer                         Karen Pierce

Weekly Games                Dede Martin

Handicap Chair              Maryellen McCabe

Past President                 Sandy Young

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Birdies & Eagles – Sandie Gordon

Ringers – Nancy Kelly

Blind Bogey – Judy Chase

Hole in One League Play – Karen Pierce

50/50 – Linda Olson, Val McIntosh

Shoot Outs – Juanita Ridenour, Val McIntosh, Ann Stobe, Linda Olson, Cindy Asaro

Summer Play – Carol Fenech

Fall Tournament – Penny Farr

Christmas Luncheon – Lu McEwen

Rally for the Cause – Annie Souza

Club Championship –Ruth-ann Nothof, Val McIntosh

Member/Guest – Carole Andrews, Gloria Craven

Awards Banquet – Suzanne Wagner, Gaye Goguen

Friendship – Sandy Graham

Informer – Michelle Gregg

Molly Maid – Barbara Flournoy, Lucy Jaromin

LEGA – Dede Martin, Penny Farr

Thanks for a fun season! Stay safe and see you all in the Fall.

 

 

   

            

 

 

 

             

 

 

   
 
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