Wednesday, May 18, 2022

FLMG SATURDAY-IT'S BEEN A MONTH-GET BACK IN THE SWING ON THE 28TH OF MAY

 FLMG Event #4 Saturday, May 28th

Time: 9am Shotgun Start
Format: 1,2,3 (A,B,C players) – Scoring: On hole 1, 1 best ball counts, hole 2, 2 best balls count, hole 3, all three balls (net) count.  Rotation continues throughout the round
Handicap: 90%
Entry Fee: $30
Payouts: Based on # of players & cash Payouts on CTP on all Par 3's.  Optional Gross & Net Skins available 
Points: Sweet 16 & Fawn Lake Cup Awarded (for 18 hole scores)
Deadline to Register: Friday, May 27th by noon

IT'S 2022 AND EVERYONE WINS A MEDAL - SIGN UP FOR WOMEN AND MENS MEDAL PLAY - 21 & 22 MAY

 Men & Ladies Spring Medal Play

Saturday, May 21st & Sunday, May 22nd

Time: 9am - All players are requested to check in with the Golf Shop at least 20 minutes prior to tee time
Format: Individual Medal Play, 36 holes flighted based on handicap index.  Shootout Sunday afternoon for flight winners with Gross & Net winners/payout
Handicap: 95% 
Deadline to Register: Thursday, May 19th at noon  
Cost: $40 per player includes prize money & a beer/house wine on both days

WARM WEATHER, 9 HOLES OF GOLF, AND LAKESIDE GRILLE FUN TO FOLLOW

 FLMG Friday 9 Hole Event May 20th

Time: Assigned Tee Times Beginning at 5pm
Format: Two-man team (pick your own team)
One best ball (Net) Plus.  If both balls are net birdie or better, both balls count.  After play, drop your scorecard in the box outside the Golf Shop.  Results will be calculated Saturday and results emailed to those who participated
Handicap: 90%
Entry Fee: $15
Payouts: Based on players & issued in Pro Shop Credits
Pro Shop Credits issued for CTP on all Par 3's.  Optional Gross & Net Skins available and can be collected Saturday
Deadline to Register: Thursday, May 19th by noon

Thursday, May 12, 2022

DIVOTS, BUNKER RAKING, AND BALL MARK REPAIRS

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Does this picture look familiar?  Yep it is one of our Fawn Lake Bunkers and confirmed to have been left that way by our own members.  I have recently been approached by a number of members, our Superintendent and Green Committee Chairman on how we can encourage/force members to: 
1. Fix divots on the tee box and fairways.
2. Properly rake foot marks and "blast" marks in bunkers.
3. Repair their ball marks on the greens. 

As Chairman of the Golf Committee the past two years and FLMG before that, I sent pictures and messages out to the membership regarding these topics along with cart path procedures and proper means of entering and exiting the fairways that met with various responses from "yes I agree", to "there's just nothing we can do" to "don't yell at us" to admonishment for attempts at a humorous message approach to the problems 

Well, fellow members, it's a new year and the course is coming into shape wonderfully owing to the cool and damp weather mixed with a little sun for the fairways and the roughs; while the greens are just about ready to be perfect post aeration, sand, dressing, some nice rain and attention by Dave's staff.

But the old bugaboos of unraked sandtraps and unrepaired ball marks remain a pox on our course. I would ask for your personal attention to the details of these two problems and your "professional assertiveness" and peer pressure to your playing partners for their attention as well.  Please check the sand bottles on your cart before you head to the first tee and fix the divots made on tee boxes and in fairways.

As an added incentive and assistance in the proper procedures for raking bunkers and fixing ball marks, please click on and take a few minutes to view the two associated videos that follow:


THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S SUPPORT AND INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION TO THE AFOREMENTIONED ISSUES FACING OUR COURSE AND COMMITMENT TO TAKING APPROPRIATE ACTIONS, AS NEEDED,  AFTER EVERY SHOT IN EVERY ROUND.

KEITH ARMSTRONG
FLCC GOLF COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Sunday, April 24, 2022

HOLES 1 - 9 REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

HOLES 1-9 (THE ENTIRE FRONT NINE OF THE GOLF COURSE) REMAINS CLOSED TO ANY AND ALL TRAFFIC  PENDING COMPLETION OF ONGOING CART PATH REPAIRS AND GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE FRONT NINE OF THE GOLF COURSE AT ANYTIME OR POINT UNTIL OFFICIAL NOTICE IS MADE THAT CART PATH REPAIRS ARE COMPLETE AND ACCESS TO THE COURSE HAS BEEN REINSTATED AT APPROVED PAVED PATHS.

THIS RESTRICTION INCLUDES "SHORT CUT" TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE PRO SHOP, F&B FACILITIES, COMMUNITY CENTER, BEACH, ETC. ON FRONT NINE CART PATHS

YELLOW TAPE HAS BEEN PLACED AND REMAINS IN PLACE AT ENTRIES TO THE COURSE AT THE FIRST TEE BOX, TO THE BACK SIDE OF HOLE #9 FROM THE PRACTICE AREA AND ALL COURSE ENTRIES AND EXITS WHERE CART PATHS END AND CROSS COMMUNITY ROADWAYS. THAT IS UNLESS SOME INCONSIDERATE PERSON HAS TAKEN DOWN, TORN DOWN, OR DRIVEN OVER THAT TAPE.

PLANS ARE TO REOPEN THE FRONT NINE CART PATHSLATER THIS WEEK (25-31 APRIL) FOR GOLF PLAY TRAFFIC ONLY AND RETAINING RESTRICTIONS TO OTHER BICYCLE, SKATE BOARD, OR  PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC AT ANY TIME.

THANKS FOR EVERYONES ATTENTION AND COMPLIANCE.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

RESCHEDULED "DIVOT DAY" - MAY 2ND

 Divot Day  Call for Volunteers


DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM WEATHER, GREENS AERATION, AND CART PATH REPAIRS, ANNUAL "DIVOT DAY" HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MAY 2ND AT 1PM.


SIGN UP SHEET WILL BE IN THE PRO SHOP SOON.  PLEASE STOP BY AND SIGN UP FOR A HOLE TEE BOXES OR FAIRWAY.  ON MAY 2ND, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN 5 GALLON BUCKETS OR OTHER LARGE CONTAINERS AND A SCOOP.  SAND AND A FEW BUCKETS & SCOOPS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FRONT OF THE PRO SHOP.  PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING SO AS TO "LOAD UP" AND BE ON YOUR RESPECTIVE TEE BOX OR FAIRWAY AT 1 PM.



INITIAL NOTE REGARDING "DIVOT DAY"


Dear Fawn Lake Golfer


It looks like, contrary to our recent weather, spring is in the air. Dave and his staff are working hard to get ready for the upcoming season. It has been a very wet winter and we’ve had more “cart path only” days than we would have preferred. We have a trenching tool on order to address our drainage issues so that, in the future, we’ll be spending more time driving to our balls. 


One of the effects of having to walk to our ball is that we’re not able to lug our sand along with our clubs, towels, range finder, etc that we keep in our carts. This has caused big growth in unfilled divots in our fairways and on the tee boxes. Because of this, we have scheduled our annual Divot Day for Wednesday the 20th of April.


We will be looking for 32 volunteers (14 fairways and tees and 4 holes for tees only). Sign up at the Pro Shop starting on April 13th. We’ll provide the sand. If you have a bucket and scoop, please bring them. If not, we’ll supply as many buckets as we have. Meet at the Pro Shop at 10am to pick up your sand and then head out to our assigned holes.


Thanks for your help in keeping our course in as pristine shape as possible and making it one of the premier courses in the state.



Jim Bost Keith Armstrong

Chairman Chairman

Greens Committee Golf Committee


Thursday, March 31, 2022

DIVOT DAY - WEDNESDAY, 20 APRIL - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

 Divot Day  Call for Volunteers




Dear Fawn Lake Golfer


It looks like, contrary to our recent weather, spring is in the air. Dave and his staff are working hard to get ready for the upcoming season. It has been a very wet winter and we’ve had more “cart path only” days than we would have preferred. We have a trenching tool on order to address our drainage issues so that, in the future, we’ll be spending more time driving to our balls. 


One of the effects of having to walk to our ball is that we’re not able to lug our sand along with our clubs, towels, range finder, etc that we keep in our carts. This has caused big growth in unfilled divots in our fairways and on the tee boxes. Because of this, we have scheduled our annual Divot Day for Wednesday the 20th of April.


We will be looking for 32 volunteers (14 fairways and tees and 4 holes for tees only). Sign up at the Pro Shop starting on April 13th. We’ll provide the sand. If you have a bucket and scoop, please bring them. If not, we’ll supply as many buckets as we have. Meet at the Pro Shop at 10am to pick up your sand and then head out to our assigned holes.


Thanks for your help in keeping our course in as pristine shape as possible and making it one of the premier courses in the state.



Jim Bost Keith Armstrong

Chairman Chairman

Greens Committee Golf Committee

Saturday, March 12, 2022

IN SEASON AND OFF SEASON - MONDAY GOLF PLAY POLICY

 


Once again in 2022, the FLCC Golf Course will be open for regular play on Monday afternoons.

This policy will be expanded from 2021(May thru October) to 2022 (April thru November).


*Click on the link below*


(MONDAY GOLF PLAY POLICY)

Friday, February 18, 2022

2022 MEN'S MEMBER / GUEST TOURNAMENT UPDATE

                                  2022 Fawn Lake Men’s Member/Guest Tournament Update

DatesJune 23-25

 

Teams60 2-Man Teams (up from 54 teams in 2021)

 

Price:  Currently being reviewed/calculated and will be stated before the “Initial Signup Date”. 

(NoteConsidering “costs” from all perspectives, members should anticipate an appropriate increase over past Member/Guest Tournaments)

 

Initial Signup DatesMarch 24th – April 7th 

 

Initial Signup Procedure:  Members will provide their name and name of prospective partner on a form provided by the Pro Shop to be entered for a blind draw (lottery) selection of 60 teams.

 

60 Team Selection Lottery - evening of April 8th (7 PM @ The Cove

(Assuming more than 60 entries, a lottery drawing is deemed to be the fairest means of selection)

{teams drawn after the first 60 will be alternates and selected to play if there are dropouts among the first 60} 

 

Full Signup Dates:  April 11th – May 9th

Full Signup Procedure:  Members will complete an application form provided by the Pro Shop that will include required information regarding both the member and his partner.

 

Tournament Events & Play Highlights

 (Details to be provided via Handouts in the Pro Shop & Golf Gazette – Late May/Early June)

 

Thursday, June 23rd:  Check-in / REGISTRATION, Photos, Tournament Briefing, 

18-hole Practice Round (Shotgun Start), Stag Dinner & Calcutta 

 

Friday, June 24th:  Breakfast, Three 9-Hole Matches (4-ball match play format, Shotgun Start), Lunch, Cocktail Hour & Sit-Down Dinner (Members/Guests & Spouses)

 

Saturday, June 25th:  Breakfast,Two 9 Hole Matches (4-ball match play format, Shotgun Start), Lunch, Shootout, Awards @ 18th Hole, Food/Beer Garden/Music

 

 

FLCC 2022 GOLF EVENTS SCHEDULE (Revision 21Mar22)

                             2022 FLCC GOLF EVENTS CALENDAR (Update 21Mar22)



Having been informed some folks could not access the link to the CALENDAR below, we have reposted.

This post makes an update regarding the Veteran's Day Golf Tournament.  That tournament is cosponsored by the FLCC and FLCA.  Accordingly, the text coloring for that event has been properly adjusted.

This remains an ambitious schedule with new competition events on Tuesday and Friday evenings, a few less Saturday FLMG events, less weekend outside events, our traditional weekly competitions and major events and an overall effort to provide opportunities for all FLCC Golfers to play, compete, and enjoy themselves individually and as part of a team or group.

From the entire Golf Committee; All the best for a very fun filled 2022 Golf Season!!

CLICK  ON "CALENDAR" BELOW

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

MORE NEWS ON PURCHASING THE NEW CLUB CAR - ONWARD MODEL FROM PEEBLES GOLF CARS

 SALES MANAGER INFORMATION CHANGE FOR PEEBLES GOLF CARS

PEEBLES GOLF CAR Charlottesville, VA location (actually Troy, VA) will be handling the Fawn Lake Country Club servicing for the new Club Car TEMPO Model fleet carts for FLCC and the servicing of privately purchased/owned new Club Car ONWARD model carts.

Accordingly, PEEBLES has also decided that the Charlottesville folks would be the best to handle the sales of private ONWARD model carts to Fawn Lake Country Club members.  Therefore, listed below is the contact information for the PEEBLES Charlottesville Retail Sales Manager, Josh Bennett.

If you are interested in purchasing a new Club Car ONWARD, your sales contact will be:

JOSH BENNETT

Retail Sales Manager @ PEEBLES Charlottesville

Phone: 434-207-4038 or 804-221-8809

Fax: 804-261-6581

Email: jbennett@peeblesgolfcars.com

8845 Three Notch Rd., Troy, VA 22974

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(From Josh Bennett) IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOLLOWS:

The easiest way to proceed with ordering a Club Car ONWARD model golf cart is to;

GO TO: www.clubcar.com 

1. Click on "PERSONAL" 

2. Slide the cursor to "Personal Transport"

3. Slide the cursor to the model you wish to purchase, 2 Passenger, HP, or HP Li-Ion

4. Click on the "Build" button

5. Use the menu options on the right side of the screen to "build" your desired cart

6.  Fill out the "SAVE MY CLUB CAR" information 

7. Click on the "FIND A DEALER" button and select the Troy, VA option

8. Your information will be sent to Josh Bennett and he will contact you to place the order.

Using this online "BUILD" will save you passing all this information via phone.

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                  REVISED FLCC PRIVATELY OWNED GOLF CART RULES FOR COLORS

CART EXTERIOR - HUNTER GREEN

ROOF - BLACK, BEIGE, OR WHITE

SEAT - Choose from colors available with the ONWARD model


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

LOOKING FOR A NEW GOLF CART WITH DISCOUNTS?

* FLCC has ordered a new fleet of 54 CLUB CAR-TEMPO MODEL golf carts * 

* Delivery of those TEMPO (fleet model) new carts is scheduled this summer *

The 54 carts were purchased from PEEBLES GOLF CARS (www.peeblesgolfcars.com) 

8615 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

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FLCC negotiated and Peebles provided discounts off the MSRP of 3 models of the ONWARD 2-passenger CLUB CAR personal golf cart along with other incentives for FLCC members. 

HERE ARE THE 3 ONWARD personal models MSRP PRICED BEFORE PEEBLES'  DISCOUNTS

* Standard Electric DC Drive with Battery Filling System:  $10,593

* High Performance Electric AC Drive with Battery Filling System:  $11,873

* High Performance Electric AC Drive with Battery Filling System:  $14,131

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DISCOUNTS AND INCENTIVES OFFERED BY PEEBLES GOLF CARS:

* $500 OFF THE MSRP

* NO FREIGHT CHARGE - ($400)

* FREE SET UP  - ($300 - $500 depending on accessories purchased)

* FREE DELIVERY TO FAWN LAKE - ($187.50)

(NEARLY $1400 - $1600) in total savings)

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FLCC Sales Contact at Peebles 

 Ryan Butler (Retail Sales Manager)

Phone: 804-221-8809

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Notes: 

1. Accessories such as coolers, bag covers, sand bottles, ball & club washers, etc can be found on the Club Car website at www.clubcar.com.  Once on the website, select Personal, Personal Transport, Onward       2-Passenger, Build.  Under the "Build" option you will find accessories' pricing.

2.  Peebles is "...happy to discuss vehicle trade-ins. We normally ask for pictures of the vehicle, serial number and batteries (if electric).  Then we would be able to give a value based off current blue book..."

3.  Considering ongoing U.S. supply chain issues, Peebles stated: "Current lead time is 8 - 12 months"

4.  Colors for the new FLCC Tempo Model fleet carts:  Body: Green, Seats: Camello (biege), Roof: Black.  

5.  New private carts purchased for use at FLCC should match the FLCC Fleet colors.

 




Thursday, December 9, 2021

GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE 13-14 DECEMBER

 MESSAGE FROM DAVE SMITH:

FLCC Course Maintenance



Greens Aeration Notice

Posted: 08 Dec 2021 07:40 AM PST

We have an unusually pleasant weather forecast for the next 10 days so we will take advantage of this opportunity to "aerate" greens.  Much like last December, we'll use very small tines and remove just a little bit of the excess organic matter.  We expect to have nine holes closed on Monday and Tuesday in order to get this done.  Frosty mornings may slow us down and require some time on Wednesday to wrap up.  

The holes will remain visible for much, if not all, of the winter, but should not impact putting enough to notice.  We will also use our new deep tine aerator on a few greens in order to get familiar with it and gain some info for future use.  It may be something we'll prefer to do this time of year in addition to, or instead of, spring.  We just want to try it and see how it goes for planning purposes.  

You may remember that in August we had a full week of rain when we were scheduled for core aeration.  We had to push the job back and, as a result, were not able to pull cores as originally planned, due to the golf tournament schedule.  We used solid tines instead, but that doesn't fully address some of the age/resource related challenges greens are facing.  Aging greens need more and more input as the years go by.  We can't afford to miss opportunities like this to do something good for them.  When weather is suitable for turf growth in the spring, summer, and fall we can be more aggressive with our efforts.  However, doing a little now is better than doing nothing.  

Friday, November 19, 2021

FLCC LEAF CONTROL

 MESSAGE FROM FLCC SUPERINTENDENT, DAVE SMITH

FLCC Course Maintenance


Leaf Season Notes

Posted: 18 Nov 2021 03:38 PM PST

Just before the big leaf drop.  Ginny has her hands full with leaves at the clubhouse.  

We've been blowing and mulching leaves almost non-stop for the past couple of weeks.  Until this week the challenge has been manageable, but that is changing quickly.  For the next several weeks we will be outmanned by mother nature.  In my first few years we had numerous areas to blow leaves for mulching or vacuuming.  Today we really don't have anywhere to stage them as we are surrounded by homes.  We do the best we can to keep them out of the key areas of play without putting them on neighboring property. We then either mulch them with our mowers or vacuum them up. The vac takes a long time and is generally not a big benefit until most of the leaves have already fallen.  Our arsenal of leaf weapons consists of a tractor blower, two turbine blowers pulled with carts, 8 backpack blowers, 3 rotary mowers, a small vacuum, and a big vacuum.  We also have a couple of chainsaws, which do really well at eliminating leaves.  Depending on wind direction, ground conditions, frost, golf schedule, and upcoming forecast we will select as many of those weapons as possible to fight the problem.  We have more tools than staff so it's never possible to use everything at once.  On a windy day we do the best we can, but sometimes it's just not possible to keep things clear.  

All our guys take an oath to never blow a leaf onto someone else's property.  They get sick of us saying it every morning.  Those of you who live on the course have the same leaf issues we do and I understand your frustrations this time of year.  I wish we had the manpower, time, and equipment to provide leaf removal service for everyone, but as you can see from the course we are clearly overwhelmed.  Please do not blow your leaves onto the course and make sure any hired help understands this as well.    Thanks to golfers and neighbors for your patience with leaf season!  








Wednesday, November 10, 2021

THERE IS A WINNER - CONGRATS TO BRIAN CUMMINGS

 BRAIN CUMMINGS EDGED OUT STEVE PENDRY 

BY 4.4 POINTS TO WIN THE FAWN LAKE CUP

CONGRATULATIONS BRIAN!

CHECK THE LINK BELOW FOR THE FULL STANDINGS:

2021 FL CUP FINAL STANDINGS

Monday, November 1, 2021

UPDATE TO FLCC RULES & POLICIES - GOLF ATTIRE

AT THE 25 OCTOBER 2021 MEETING OF THE FLCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THE BOD VOTED ON AND APPROVED AN UPDATE TO THE FAWN LAKE COUNTRY CLUB GOLF ATTIRE RULES & POLICIES.

UPDATED GOLF ATTIRE RULES AND POLICY ARE:

2. Golf Attire 

a. FLCC Golf dress code and attire standards for the Course and Practice Facility defined below and posted at the Pro Shop and on the Practice Facility have been approved by the FLCC Board of Directors for all members, their families, and guests.    

Gentlemen shall be attired in:

- Slacks or Bermuda length shorts

- Sleeve collared or golf mock shirt tucked in

- Hat (if worn) must be worn appropriately (Ball caps worn brim forward)

- Golf shoes or sneakers

Ladies shall be attired in:

- Appropriate length golf dresses, skirts, or skirts

- Golf leggings, slacks, or appropriate length shorts

- Shirts with or without sleeves or collars

- Golf shoes or sneakers

b.  Attire prohibited on the Practice Range or Course:

- Denim clothing

- Sweat suits, sweat pants, gym shorts, or other workout clothing

- Tee shirts, tank tops, or racer back tops

- Cargo pants/shorts

- Metal golf spikes

c.  Members are responsible for informing guests of the FLCC Golf Attire rules and policy prior to their guests arriving at and playing on the Fawn Lake Country Club golf facilities.                 

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The updated Golf Attire Rules and Policies will soon be entered in the Fawn Lake Country Club Rules and Policies, Section E.2. that can be found on the Fawn Lake Country Club website at the following link FLCC R&P.  This is in the in the "Governance" section of "Member Information" in Member Account (sign in required) section of the FLCC website.  

FYI, the previous (and now updated) Golf Attire Rules and Policy can be seen below for review.

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2. Golf Attire

a. Attire standards on the Course and at the Practice Facility are defined below and are posted at the Pro Shop. The attire standards are as follows:

Gentlemen's Attire

Shirts with collars and sleeves or neat collarless shirts (no tee shirts) - Shirts tucked in at all times
- No denim jeans
- Slacks or shorts (no more than 4 inches above knee)

- Slacks and shorts should have belt loops and be belted
- Golf shoes or sneakers with socks or peds
- Hats worn appropriately with brim forward and removed in buildings

Ladies' Attire

-Shirts may have sleeves or be sleeveless with/without collars -No tee shirts or tank tops -Slacks or shorts (no more than 4 inches above knee) -No denim jeans

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-Golf skirts (no more than 4 inches above knee) -Slacks and shorts with belt loops should be belted -Golf shoes or sneakers with socks or peds

b. Metal golf spikes are prohibited.


Thursday, October 28, 2021

CART PATH REPAIR UPDATE



FROM: THE GREEN COMMITTEE AND SUPERINTENDENT, DAVE SMITH


THE WEATHER HAS BEEN ON OUR SIDE AND THE CONTRACTORS HAVE JUST ABOUT

COMPLETED THE BACK 9 CART PATH REPAIRS.  THEREFORE.....


**ALL 18 HOLES WILL BE OPEN STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH!**  


APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS WE COMPLETE THESE MUCH NEEDED REPAIRS TO OUR COURSE.



Thursday, October 21, 2021

- R & H #21-4 HANDICAP COMMITTEE RANDOM REVIEWS

HANDICAP COMMITTEE RANDOM REVIEWS

The USGA Rules of Handicapping outline the responsibilities of the Player and the Handicap Committee. Those responsibilities are specified in the USGA Rules of Handicapping, Rule 1.3 and can be read or downloaded from usga.org. Our purpose here is not to explain the rules of handicapping, but to publicize to the membership plans for the Rules and Handicap Committee to comply with its responsibility in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping.

A part of the Handicap Committee’s responsibility to administer and monitor the Club’s handicap program includes reviewing players’ handicaps. To comply with this responsibility, the Fawn Lake Rules and Handicap Committee will begin to conduct periodic random reviews.

The initial effort will be to obtain Tee Sheet reports from the Pro Shop staff and compare those to a few randomly selected players GHIN records to determine that scores are being posted. This is not a “Handicap Police” effort. If the committee discovers that any player’s GHIN records do not reflect scores for dates he/she is listed on the tee sheet report, the associated player may simply be asked to explain why scores are not posted and/or be reminded to correct the situation. The Committee is aware the USGA Rules of Handicapping specify situations where scores are not to be posted. If a review reveals any player repeatedly fails to post scores that should be posted, the Rules and Handicap Committee may adjust the player’s handicap index as specified in the USGA Rules of Handicapping.

The Handicap Committee will also review scores of 2021 tournaments (competition scores).

These efforts are two of several your Board of Directors/Golf Committee/Rules and Handicap Committee is pursuing to ensure that our growing Fawn Lake Country Club golf program is fairly and efficiently administered and monitored, thereby allowing all our members to compete in every Net Score tournament administered by the Pro Shop, Fawn Lake Men’s’ Group and Ladies’ Golf Association.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

TWO WEEKENDS FOUR (4) CHAMPIONSHIPS

 ** WOMEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP & MEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP**    

 ** MEN'S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP AND SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP**


THE FOLLOWING ARE THE FLCC 2021 CHAMPIONS


WOMEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (Oct 9 & 10)

Gross:  Brenda Sites

Net: Beth Trites


MEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (Oct 2 & 3)

Gross: Drew Sites

Net: Steve Lovelace


MEN'S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (Oct 9 & 10)

Gross:  Drew Sites

Net:  Jay Chaffin


MEN'S SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (Oct 2 & 3)

Gross:  Steve Pendry

Net: Dave White


CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR FULL RESULTS:

Oct 2 & 3 Men's Club and Super Senior Championships

Oct 9 & 10 Women's Club and Men's Senior Championships


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PLAYERS!!!



Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM DAVE SMITH: FLCC GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

A Post About Posts

Posted: 03 Oct 2021 07:09 AM PDT

Recently there has been a lot of chatter about what the white topped posts mean...


You should not leave the path before you pass the first white topped post and you should return to the path before you pass the second white topped post...  


In a situation where your ball lies well beyond the first post, you should stay on the path until you reach a point abeam your ball and then turn 90 degrees to get to your ball (hence the term 90 Degree Rule).  If, from that point, you hit a shot to the green, you should go back to the path at a 90 degree angle.  I see people exit the path at the first post and then drive 50 yards down the fairway to get to their ball.  Then they drive another 50 yards to the second post before going back to the path.   The posts aren't meant to identify the exact location where you have to enter and exit.  They are simply "goal posts" you should try to stay between.  


Riding beyond the second post in the fairway and then turning back towards the tee to exit at the post is not part of the "rule".  Yes, at times the posts are really protecting the fescue more than the zoysia.  However, there are a lot of times where the reverse is true.  Earlier this week we had enough rain to create a number of wet areas, but not so much to require keeping carts on the path.  The posts, if followed, keep those wet areas from getting damaged.  From now until next spring the course will tend to be wetter and the zoysia will be dormant.  We need the posts to help us protect the course and that includes the zoysia as well as the fescue. 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

 FAWN LAKE WOMEN'S TEAM PLACES 2ND IN THE FIRST FLIGHT AT THE 

75TH VSGA WOMEN'S STATE TEAM MATCHES

Representing Fawn Lake Country Club at the 2021 VSGA Women's State Team Matches were:

Becki Davis

Roberta Karch

Deborah McManus

Carol Pendry

Kristin Shifflett 

Brenda Sites

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In the semi-final round of the Flight 1 bracket, the FLCC team knocked off the strong #1 seeded team from Belle Haven Country Club 28.5 to 25.5 and moved on to play The Piedmont Club in the Final Match.  

Two of the three final matches went 18 holes (one match tied and the other a "1 up" score) and one match was decided after the 17th hole ("2 & 1"), with Piedmont prevailing over a stalwart and stubborn underdog seeded team from FLCC.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BECKI, ROBERTA, DEBORAH, CAROL, KRISTIN AND BRENDA ON THEIR OUTSTANDING AND COMPETITIVE PLAY IN REPRESENTING FLCC.  

 When you see any one of these excellent golfers, offer your personal congratulations!!!



FLMG 16 TO 8 TO 4 TO A "SWEET 16 WINNER"

 BARRY DUERHING WINS THE FLMG SWEET 16 TITLE OVER STRONG FIELD

On  September 11th, the FLMG Elite 8 field of Mike DiSimone, Barry Duehring, Mark Johnson,                          Alan Mendleson, Mike Mikolosko, Ron Morris, Steve  Pendry, and Terry Thompson was whittled down to  

THE FINAL FOUR 

MIKE DISIMONE

BARRY DUERHING 

STEVE PENDRY 

TERRY THOMPSON

UNDER SUNNY SKIES, CALM WINDS AND ON DAVE SMITH & TEAM'S PERFECTLY GROOMED COURSE (And Terry Thompson not able to play), MIKE, STEVE AND BARRY HEADED OFF THE FIRST TEE AT 9 A.M. IN MEDAL PLAY FORMAT TO DECIDE THE CHAMPION.

BARRY DUERHING PREVAILED IN THE MATCH DECIDED BY JUST A COUPLE STROKES.

CONGRATULATIONS:  BARRY DUERHING,  2021 FLMG SWEET 16 CHAMPION


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

COMMUNICATING WITH THE FLCC RULES AND HANDICAP COMMITTEE

 The FLCC Rules and Handicap Committee members are:

    - John Allison

    - Becki Davis

    - Steve Pendry

Those three folks, with Drew Falvey (PGA Professional) and Keith Armstrong (Chairman, FLCC Golf Committee) serving in an advisory role, are the folks that all members can communicate with regarding USGA Rules of Golf, USGA Rules of Handicapping, FLCC Local Rules, rules interpretations, and other associated questions or suggestions.

Please reach out to John, Becki, or Steve by email at rulesandhandicap@fawnlakecc.com or arrange to meet personally with the R&H committee or individual member.  

It is not appropriate for the committee to attempt  responding to or taking action from anonymous communications sent to individuals members of, or the committee.


Saturday, August 28, 2021

FLMG SWEET 16 & ELITE 8

 MOVING ON TO THE ELITE 8 (From the Round of 16)

* Mike DiSimone* 

*Barry Duehring*

*Mark Johnson*

*Alan Mendleson*

*Mike Mikolosko*

*Ron Morris*

*Steve Pendry*

*Terry Thompson*

ELITE 8 ROUND-SATURDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER


FINAL 4 ROUND-SATURDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER


CONGRATS TO THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS MAKING THE ROUND OF 16

- DON BOWLES

-MARK BRADLEY

-TIM CANNY

- JAY CHAFFIN

-MIKE HRONCICH

- MARK IDEN

- ERIC RAUST

-STEVE ROBERTSON




DAMAGE TO THE 7TH GREEN

During the Evening/Overnight hours Friday 27 August/Saturday 28, damage pictured below was done to the back left side of the 7th Green.  Quite obviously, a misguided person drove a golf cart onto the green.



When discovered on Saturday morning, Superintendent Dave Smith's crew completed temporary repairs which look good.  By location, this damage should not affect play and Dave has a plan for a permanent repair this week that should heal quickly.

FLCC has filed a report with FLCA Security and will discuss plans of action for future deterrence and reporting.

Zoom in on picture below that was taken after the temporary repairs.  More "magic" from Dave's crew!


Thursday, July 29, 2021

CURRENT FLMG SWEET 16 & FAWN LAKE CUP LEADERBOARDS

 FLMG SWEET 16 LEADERBOARD

(click on)   *SWEET 16 LINK*  


REMAINING EVENTS WITH SWEET 16 POINTS

ONE MORE SATURDAY EVENT #10 - 14 AUGUST


SWEET 16 PLAYOFFS

SWEET 16 ROUND: 28 AUGUST, ELITE 8: 11 SEPTEMBER, FINAL 4: 25 SEPTEMBER



FLMG FAWN LAKE CUP LEADERBOARD

(click on)  *FAWN LAKE CUP LINK*


REMAINING EVENTS WITH FAWN LAKE CUP POINTS 

- ALL Saturday Sweet 16 Events: 14 & 28 August, 11 & 25 September

Match Play Competition: Final 4 Players in Each Bracket

Men's Club, Senior, and Super-Senior Championships



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

POSTING YOUR SCORE WHEN YOU DON'T FINISH THE HOLE(S)

THERE ARE TIMES SUCH AS MATCH PLAY AND FOUR BALL (Member/Guest and Member/Member Tournaments) where you may not complete playing a hole.  In these situations, it does not mean you don't post a score for the hole or the round; it doesn't mean you automatically post a par, bogey, double bogey or post the same score as your partner (who played out the hole in Four Ball competition); here is what the USGA Rules says:

Adjustment of Hole Scores

Q. I started a hole but did not complete it. What score do I post?
A. When the format of play allows you to start a hole but not complete it, the score recorded for handicap purposes is your most likely score, equal to:
  • The number of strokes already taken on the hole, plus
  • Any penalty strokes incurred during the hole, plus
  • The number of strokes you would most likely require to complete the hole.
A most likely score is a reasonable assessment made by you based on the score you are most likely to make from that spot more than half the time. The following guidelines should be used to determine a most likely score:
  • If the ball lies on the putting green no more than 5 feet from the hole, add one stroke.
  • If the ball lies between 5 feet and 20 yards from the hole, add 2 or 3 additional strokes depending on the position of the ball, difficulty of the green and your ability.
  • If the ball lies more than 20 yards from the hole, add 3 or 4 additional strokes depending on the position of the ball, difficulty of the green and your ability.
(Rule 3.3, Rules of Handicapping)
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There were a number of scorecards in the recent Member / Member where players only posted the score of the player who "played the hole out" for the competition and the player who "picked up" did not post any score at all.  This left the ProShop unable to post scores and thus request players to appropriately complete the score(s) for holes not recorded and a total score for a round.
Please go to the ProShop and, in accordance with the rules stated above, complete your scorecards and then post YOUR MEMBER/MEMBER TOURNAMENT SCORES IN  GHIN.  
ADDITIONALLY ALL PLAYERS WHO COMPETED IN THE MEMBER/GUEST TOURNAMENT ON 25/26 JUNE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMMEDIATELY POSTING A GROSS SCORE FOR EACH OF THEIR FIVE 9-HOLE ROUNDS I.A.W. USGA RULES ABOVE (for unfinished holes) FOR  BOTH THEIR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY INDIVIDUAL ROUNDS.  MEMBER-GUEST SCORECARDS ARE IN THE PROSHOP FOR REFERENC. 
More to follow from the FLCC Rules and Handicap Committee on this.  
Questions may be sent to: rulesandhandicap@fawnlakecc.com

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

2021 MEN'S MEMBER / MEMBER TOURNAMENT RESULTS

47 TEAMS PLAYED THE FLCC MEN'S MEMBER/MEMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT LAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 17-18, UNDER SUNNY SKIES AND HOT/HUMID CONDITIONS.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OVERALL WINNERS:  

BRIAN CUMMINGS & JAY CHAFFIN

FLIGHT WINNERS: 

    Flight 1: Jason Perdue and Steve Lovelace

Flight 2: Greg Reid and Tom Buono

    Flight 3: Brian Cummings and Jay Chaffin

    Flight 4: Alan Mendleson and Don Davis

    Flight 5: Dan Harris and Ray McCutcheon

    Flight 6: Brad Gregory and Mark Bradley

    Flight 7: Charlie Wall & Steve Robertson

    Flight 8: Jack Hook and Jim Fulton 


FULL RESULTS: (NET SCORES)

FLIGHT 1                                                                         SAT. SCORE    SUN. SCORE    TOTAL         

1.  JAISON PERDUE & STEVE LOVELACE                        63                        63                126

2.  JEFF DEITERS & MATT DEITERS                                   65                        64                129

  MIKE QUICK & ZACH DELILLIS                                    66                        70                136    

4.  MIKE HRONCIH & PETE GORSKI                                 69                         70                 139

5.  JACK WEXLER & THEO MARCUS                                68                         71                 139

6.  BRIAN WEXLER & WILLIAM WEXLER                       74                         72                 146

FLIGHT 2      

1.  GREG REID & TOM BUONO                                           69                         67                  136

2.  BARRY DUEHRING & DAVE DYE                                 68                         69                  137

3.  BRUCE WILMER & JOHN ALLISON                             73                         65                  138

4.  GARY MORGAN & MARK IDEN                                    71                         68                  139

5.  DAVE GARAFALO & PERRY SARVER                          70                         70                  140

6.  BEN WATKINS & STEPHEN BALLEH                           72                          74                 146

FLIGHT 3

1. BRIAN CUMMINGS & JAY CHAFFIN                                 68                         62              130

2. JERRY WATSON & PATRICK McHUGH                              65                         69               134

3. ERIC RAUST & TOM GILMORE                                          66                         69               135

4. MARK JOHNSON & TIM CANNY                                        65                        72                137

5. BEN MAXWELL & MATT STOVER                                     70                        70                140

6. CLIFF WARD & KENT WILSON                                           70                        70                140

FLIGHT 4

1. ALAN MENDELSON & DON DAVIS                                   59                        72                131

2. RON MORRIS & TOM SCHNEIDER                                    66                        67                133

3. DENNY HECK & JOE LENTINE                                           72                        64                136

4. BILL TRITES & PHIL ORSINI                                               67                        69                136

5. JOHN WANAT & ROBERT GAUVIN                                    68                        69                137

6. MIKE DISIMONE & RON BISHOP                                       69                        71                140

FLIGHT 5

1. DAN HARRIS & RAY MCCUTUCHEN                                61                        66                127

2. BEN KEDDIE & KAMERON CURRY                                   62                        66                128

3. BRIAN BARTOSZEK & DAVE BARTOSZEK                      68                        70                138

4. RANDY ROYCE & TERRY THOMPSON                             67                        71                 138

5. BILL MCCORMICK & LOU DETROIA                                67                        72                 139

6. CHRIS DARIO & IAN DARIO                                               68                        75                 143

FLIGHT 6

1.  BRAD GREGORY & MARK BRADLEY                            68                         65                 133

2. ALLEN PAYNE & DOMINIC LAPORE                               64                         69                 133

3. DAN SCHERDER & ROBERT STUMPF                             67                         67                  134

4. LANCE ULLOM & RANDY TONEY                                   65                         71                 136

5. DREW SENKUS & PHILIP SENKUS                                  70                          75                 145

6. HENRY DORSETT & JERRY HENDERSON                      74                          74                 148

FLIGHT 7

1. CHARLIE WALL & STEVE ROBERTSON                         64                         67                  131

2. CHARLES STAPLES & MICHAEL CLARK                       67                         66                  133

3. DON BOWLES & GREG NEDELL                                      71                         70                  141

4. JANAMITRA DEVAN & SMOKY GREENE                       67                         74                  141

5. ALEX AHMADI & PAUL LEE                                             71                         72                  143

6. JOHN DEMMA & STEPHEN                                               78                          73                  151

FLIGHT 8

1. JACK HOOK & JIM FULTON                                              67                         65                  132

2. JAMES BAUSLAUGH & JASON SIMPSON                      69                         69                   138

3. CHUCK ANSTROM & ROBERT BANKEY                       70                         76                    146

4. MATT PAXSON & PAUL QUINN                                       77                          75                   152

5. DAVE SIMPSON & MIKE WRIGHT                                  74                          82                   156


CLOSEST TO THE PIN WINNERS 

SATURDAY

#4. BILL MCCORMICK

#8. IAN DARIO

#12. MATT DEITERS

#15. JAISON PERDUE

SUNDAY

#4. PAUL LEE

#8. JOHN WANAT

#12. CHARLIE WALL

#15. ALLEN PAYNE