General Membership Meeting
Jan 10 2017
Meeting called to order at 5:00 pm by President John Moynihan.
Minutes for Nov 8 2016 meeting were approved.
We now have 101 paid members.
Beginning Balance: $1,642.26
Membership Dues: $ 110.00
Gift Card for Kenny E: $ (105.95)
Ending Balance: $1,646.31
50/50 balance: $146.50
Tip From the Pro (Kenny E.)
Fixing your ‘Hooks’ through better weight transfer.
- At address your weight should be 50/50 between your right & left feet.
of 100 lbs. - 50 lbs are on the right foot scale and 50 lbs are on the left.
- As you complete your backswing, 80 or 90 lbs (Depending on how big your
- As you begin your downswing, weight will shift from your right foot and once you complete your swing, 80 or 90 lbs will shift to your left foot.
Rules Review (George Montgomery)
George explained the rule update regarding the accidental movement of a ball on
the putting surface. This updated rule will be implemented as a local rule and then
a permanent USGA rule later this year.
News From the Course
It will be a while before the wash-out on #9 is repaired.
Two options for play:
- After finishing #8, drive down Club Drive and back-track to the Red tees on #9 and play from there.
- Skip #9 and score Par (plus any applicable handicap)
Phil Stack was presented the Travelling Trophy for his win @ the Dec 7th
Cedar Creek Tournament.
Our next tournament is the Par 3 @ Cedar Creek - Jan 14 – Ken Sabol
Tournament Director. Dean Wood will be running a skins game for $5 per golfer.
Tuesday Feb 7th @ Aiken Golf Club.
Monday Mar 6 12pm Shotgun start @ Westlake
We introduced a new feature where we invite any MGA member to talk about their
experiences from a golf destination / vacation. This month Ken Brace talked about
a positive experience golfing in the Pinehurst area. Ken felt Talamore was a very
nice course, reasonably priced, spouse friendly – a great value overall.
Dean Wood reminded everyone to renew their handicapping service.
Dean also did a quick ‘poll’ to determine how far members would be willing to drive
to golf at a ‘nice’ golf course / tournament – Consensus was 1½ hour max limit.
To make access to Fort Gordon for tournaments easier / quicker,
consider getting a yearly pass.
50/50 drawing – ticket #433926 was lucky for Bill Egge: winning $35.50
Meeting was adjourned at 6pm.
Minutes prepared and posted by Dean Spiro, Secretary - MGA