General Membership Meeting
January 13, 2015
Meeting called to order at 5:00 pm by President Ken Brace.
The Minutes of the December 2014 meeting were approved.
Byron Vanier gave the Treasurer’s Report:
As of 12/31/14, we have 88 members and a balance of $1372.13 in the treasury. Three new members signed up at the meeting.
TIP OF THE DAY:
Kenny Evenson demonstrated how to pitch from tight lies with a sand wedge, a pitching wedge and an 8-iron. The keys: don’t break your wrists and keep your weight biased toward your left foot.
Kenny also announced that the new training center building will open on March 1.
NEWS FROM THE COURSE:
Gary Frazier and Mike D went over the plans for re-doing the course and the arrangements that will be made to accommodate the playing needs of current members.
Gary announced that work will begin on redoing the front nine on May 19, 2015. (The back nine will be done in 2016.) Plans are to change the architecture of the course in order to make it a fun place to play. Parts of the course and the greens will be re-contoured. All greens will be replaced and replanted, via sprigs, with the same grass that is on the new practice green at the driving range. New irrigation will be installed around the greens. The fairways will be re-grassed with pitgrain, which will provide a cushion under the ball and help it stand up. Some tee boxes will be redone and some new tee boxes added. All will be re-grassed. Bunkers will also be redone, with new drains added. New bunkers may be added also. More waste areas will be added in an attempt to reduce the amount of grass that has to be maintained.
Jim McNair and Gary will be doing the architectural changes and the construction work will be done by their own crew. The greens that will be re-contoured will be made flatter and more subtle. Their are no plans at this time to re-do the cart paths. Gary expects the whole process to take four months and the front to reopen in September.
Mike D announced that he will handle the unavailability of the front nine for 4 months by having more shotgun starts. He said that the 9-hole course can handle a maximum of 60 people at one time. He urged residents to sign up early for dog-fights and the resident’s league events. He plans to hold the Crystal Cup in September using only the back nine, so he urged members to sign up early. Mike will also modify the handicap system to have a setting for the back nine played twice as a single 18-hole score.
Mike also announced that he is working on reciprocal agreements with other local courses. Aiken Golf Club will be available to Cedar Creek Members, but Mike is also working on agreements with Hounds Lake and the Woodside courses for the 4-months of construction.
The front nine will be re-rated once construction is complete.
Bill Robinson went over the rules about what happens when a ball at rest moves before being struck by a club. This can be caused by the player, another player, or an outside agency.
Ken Brace presented the results of the Gordon Lakes Tournament, results of which are posted on the website.
The Par Three tournament will be held on January 17 at Cedar Creek. Details on the website.
The February tournament will be held on February 2 at the Reserve Club. Cost is $45. Details are on the web site.
NEW BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mike Snug announced that this year’s Par for Parkinsons Tournament will be held on June 1 at the Reserve Club.
The Grille will be closed on Sundays for the rest of the winter months, but will re-open again for brunch in the spring.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 10.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 pm.