The Minutes of the May 2013 meeting were approved.
Don Kasper gave the Treasurer’s Report:
• We currently have 121 members
• Current balance is $804.32
• There are no bills outstanding. Several donations were made in May: $250 to Silver Bluff Golf Team and a donation to Hook A Kid on Golf were among them
Mike D will need some help with Hook A Kid on Golf during the week of June 17. Sign up is on the board in the hallway.
News from the Course:
Vice-President Frank Beaty updated the current status of the golf course.
• The greens were aerated on 6/2 and 6/3; the sand dressing machine broke so the sand on the greens is uneven.
• Maintenance staff worked on and will continue to work on the bunkers. Waste bunkers are hardpan. New sand is coming.
Ray Naramore reported on the results of the Bartram Trail tournament held in May.
Golf pro Kenny Evenson gave his golf tip of the month
Dean Wood presented details of the July tournament, to be held at Golden Hills in Lexington, SC on July 25 at 9:00 am. The game will be straight golf, but players will have the ability to throw out one hole’s score on each nine. No equitable scoring. There will also be an optional skins game at the tournament with par or better needed to win.
There will be another collection of used golf clubs for Silver Bluff High School. Ray Naramore will handle this. Members who have clubs to donate should contact Ray.
Jim Wilson raised the following question to the membership regarding the dogfight: Why is a rule in place that requires a player to requalify for a dogfight target if the player has not played in the dogfight for 180 days? Especially in his case as the lapse was due to injury followed by surgery. Discussion followed. Bill Todd said that the original intention of the rule was to discourage people from dropping out of the dogfight. It was also said that if Jim petitioned the MGA board, the board could waive the rule for this particular case.
A motion was then made from the floor to amend the rule as follows: If the player’s absence from the dogfight was due to “legitimate” medical reasons, the 180-day rule would not apply in that circumstance, and the player would not have to requalify. The motion was seconded and then passed by voice vote. Dean Wood agreed to draft the new rule and send it to the MGA membership.
Dave King reminded the membership that the “Course News” section of the website has all of the emails sent out to the membership
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm.