Monday, February 22, 2021

TLC 4 FLCC GOLF COURSE

THE GOLF COURSE HAS BEEN FROZEN AND COVERED IN SNOW AND ICE AND TODAY'S RAIN AND WARMING WEATHER BRING MORE WATER TO THE COURSE. 

BUT

Here's the forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday:

Sunny and 57, 62, 52, and 48 degrees, respectively.  

Thereafter, for the next five days the forecast is for rain and possibly more snow mixed in.

WHEN YOU NEXT PLAY, THE COURSE WILL BE

WET AND VERY SOFT 

FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME!!!

When you next play:

DO:  

KEEP ALL 4 WHEELS ON THE CART PATH---ALWAYS!

(If you must park along the fairway prior to arriving at the green, park adjacent to the fairway side of the path (ON THE PATH) to provide room for your partners to pass on (ON THE PATH) on the side away from the fairway.

DON'T: 

    - CUT CORNERS IN THE ZIGS AND ZAGS OF THE CART PATH

    - DON'T PASS PARKED CARTS BY TURNING ONTO THE COURSE

    - DON'T PARK OFF THE PATHS AT TEE BOXES & GREENS.


"WHY?" ONE MIGHT ASK....HERE'S WHY:  click on the following link.

                     

When and Where Carts should not have been there


IT'S YOUR COURSE.  

IT'S MY COURSE. 

IT'S OUR COURSE. 

LET'S ALL TAKE CARE OF IT!!




    

Friday, February 5, 2021

VSGA SEMINARS

THE VIRGINIA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION (VSGA) WILL SOON HOST ONLINE VIRTUAL SEMINARS ON THE RULES OF GOLF & WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE SEMINAR DATES WITH LINK TO SIGNUP LINKS THAT WERE PROVIDED IN A FEBRUARY 5TH EMAIL.

ROG & WHS SEMINARS


If links from seminar dates to attendance application forms don't work, you can also go to: www.vsga.org and scroll down on the VSGA home page to find and click on:  "Rules of Golf and World Handicap System Seminars".

LINK TO: WWW.VSGA.ORG

These seminars provide yet another opportunity to become more familiar with the ROG and WHS.  They should be interesting and well worth your time. 

"RULES & HANDICAP CHATTER" FROM THE FLCC R&H COMMITTEE

 PENALTY AREA PLAY (R&H #21-1)

Welcome to your Rules and Handicap Committee's first installment  of "Chatter" about rules, interpretations, and "what do I do if...?"  These presentations will hopefully be a training aide and refresher for all Fawn Lake Golf Members.  The R&H Committee solicits your questions about or recommendations for specific rulings for situations you may have encountered or wondered about here at Fawn Lake.  If appropriate, your input may end up being explained and presented like the one to follow.  In any case, the R&H folks will get back to you with an answer to your query.

                                        You can email to: RulesandHandicap@fawnlakecc.com                                                                                  

Relax, read, and learn from R&H #21-1 regarding Penalty Area Play .  Click the link below:

PENALTY AREA PLAY



Monday, February 1, 2021

ONGOING BUNKER IMPROVEMENTS & PLEASE RAKE THE BUNKERS

PICTURES BELOW SHOW BUNKERS WITH NEW SAND RESULTING FROM BUNKER IMPROVEMENT WORK BEING COMPLETED BY SUPERINTENDENT DAVE SMITH'S TEAM.  THESE PICTURES ARE OF THE BUNKERS ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE #3 FAIRWAY.  

ADDITIONAL PICTURES AND DETAILS FROM DAVE REGARDING THIS EFFORT ARE AVAILABLE AT THE "SUPERINTENDENT'S BLOG". (CLICK TO LINK)

DAVE'S BLOG CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED FROM THE WWW.FAWNLAKECC.COM  WEBSITE. ONCE ON THAT WEBSITE, COMPLETE YOUR MEMBER LOGIN, THEN CLICK ON "GOLF" AND SCROLL DOWN THE LIST OF OPTIONS AND CLICK ON "SUPERINTENDENT'S BLOG".

**REMEMBER WINTER RULES DON'T INCLUDE LEAVING A BUNKER WITHOUT RAKING**  

NOW THAT WE HAVE BUNKERS BEING IMPROVED, ALL THAT IS LEFT IS TO TAKE CARE, TO TREAT THEM WITH SOME T.L.C. AND RAKE THEM AFTER TAKING YOUR SHOT.  





Thursday, January 28, 2021

COLD & WINDY DAY READ ABOUT THE COLOR OF YOUR SHARPIE BALL MARK

 CAN THE COLOR OF THE SHARPIE MARK ON YOUR GOLF BALL SAVE YOU STROKES?  ENJOY.

                                                                SHARPIE MARK

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2021 WOMEN'S MAJOR GOLF EVENTS


 YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE FAWN LAKE WOMEN'S GOLF  MAJOR EVENTS FOR 2021.

                                           WOMEN'S 2021 MAJOR GOLF EVENTS

Sunday, January 24, 2021

FAWN LAKE RULES AND HANDICAP COMMITTEE

GOT A QUESTION ABOUT THE NEW WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM; NEED AN INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES OF GOLF AS THEY APPLY TO A SPECIFIC HOLE OR SITUATION YOU ENCOUNTERED HERE AT FAWN LAKE; WANT CLARIFICATION ON THE NEW INDIVIDUAL HOLE OR PLAYER HANDICAPS?

THERE ARE TWO NEW AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION THAT OUR R&H FOLKS HAVE AVAILABLE FOR YOU:

    - The R&H folks will be frequently distributing (via the Golf BLOG and/or GAZETTE) specific applications of the Rules of Golf as they apply to certain individual holes at Fawn Lake and/or situations that players may have found themselves in here at Fawn Lake and might have hoped for an on course Rules Official to resolve their situation.

    - We now have a direct "group email" for the Rules and Handicap Committee that you can use to send a question or summary of play that you experienced needing further interpretation or ruling.  Some of your inputs may be reviewed and turned into a presentation distributed to our members or you may just receive an individual response.  Feel free to use the email now and please be patient as we get this new communication to a successful kickoff.

    * Fawn Lake Rules and Handicap Committee email:  rulesandhandicap@fawnlakecc.com

2021 MEN'S GOLF EVENTS

 YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE FAWN LAKE MEN'S GOLF (FLMG) SATURDAYS' "SWEET 16" EVENTS AND ALL MEN'S GOLF MAJOR EVENTS FOR 2021.

MEN'S 2021 GOLF EVENTS

Saturday, January 23, 2021

FLCC Rules & Handicap Committee

 "2021 HANDICAPPING NOTICE & GUIDELINES FOR CLUB MEMBERS"

Golf Members should become familiar with the information in the following link:


NOTICE & GUIDELINES:

FLCC 2021 GOLF SCHEDULE

Attached please find the 2021 Golf Schedule for Women, Men, Fawn Lake Golf Course, and Outing Events.  Click on the following link:

                                                                  2021 GOLF EVENTS


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Golf Rounds Report

November 2020: 1,574

  • Almost double vs 2019
  • Almost triple vs 2015-2018
YTD: 18,926
  • We will nearly reach 20,000 rounds of golf if we get ok weather in December (even with limited outside event play).
Click to see the latest Golf Rounds Report.

Thank you for all the support!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

FLCC golf carts treated with BioSweep Surface Defense

To keep all our members as safe as possible during these difficult times, FLCC has teamed with one of our own members that owns BioSweep of Northern Virginia.  They have donated their time and resources to decontaminate and spray all of our golf carts with their long-lasting Antimicrobial Surface Defense treatment.

The treatment was completed Sunday night and provides an antimicrobial barrier (up to 9 months) when applied correctly.  If you are interested in learning more about this inexpensive way to protect your own personal cart or other applications, you can visit their website:  BioSweepNorthernVirginia.com  or call at 540-907-6464As a courtesy to our members, BioSweep is willing to make house calls and treat members carts for just $20.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Reminder from the FLCC Rules & Handicap Committee: GHIN Digital Profile

To improve data security and golfer privacy, golfers will need to create a digital profile to access the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com beginning in January 2021

In order to create a digital profile, golfers will need to have an email address in their golfer profile. To provide an email address, please contact your Club Admin or local golf association.   

Below is some additional information and frequently asked questions:

Q: Why and when will I need to create a digital profile with a unique email address to log into the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com?

A:In order to improve data security and golfer privacy, golfers will need to create a digital profile to access the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com beginning in January 2021. Users are required to have a unique email address to create a digital profile and access the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com.

Q: How do I add my email address to my profile so that my digital profile can be created?

A: You can request that your Club Admin or local golf association update your profile within the USGA Admin Portal.

Q: In January 2021, how will I access the GHIN mobile app and ghin.com with my digital profile?

A: When creating a digital profile, you will set a password for your account.  You will then log in to the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com with your email address or GHIN Number and the password that you created.

Q: I share an email address with my spouse/partner, can we log in with the same email address?

A: No, only one digital profile can be tied to one unique email address. The first person to set up a digital profile will “claim” that email address. Another email address must be provided for the other golfer.

Q: What if I do not provide an email address, how can I post a score?

A: If you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to create a digital profile and log in to the GHIN Mobile App or ghin.com. You will be able to access a Club Kiosk or have your Club Admin post a score on your behalf.

Q: Will I be able to post a score for my child?

A:Yes, your club can assign you as a guardian for a child. When we launch the digital profile feature in January 2021, you will log in and see a “Change Golfer” link on the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com. Here, you can change who you are viewing/posting scores for.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Fawn Lake Country Club 2020 Annual Meeting

Board-O-Gram 2020-24

To all our Fawn Lake Country Club Members,

We completed our recording of the Fawn Lake Country Club 2020 Annual Meeting.  If you are interested in viewing the meeting in its entirety, please click here to visit the club website.  Please login, select Member Information, then Member Meeting Handouts and click 2020 Annual Meeting Video Stream.

Along with other exciting information included in our presentation is the announcement of our new 2021 Board Members, Keith Armstrong and Matt DeZee.  If you see either of them, please congratulate and thank them for volunteering to promote and serve our club.

Lastly, we are aware of the rapid changes that are occurring and could occur relating to the Coronavirus.  The recent state mandates have reduced indoor and outdoor events to 25 people or less.  Our current restaurant operations are not constrained by these event restrictions.  Please continue to read our Board-O-Grams and other weekly communications for the most up to date changes and restrictions.

As always, thank you for your support.
Your Board
yourboard@fawnlakecc.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Course Update

Bridges:  We are hoping to start the bridge cleaning and staining soon.  The cleaning process is easy during play as the guys just step aside for traffic to pass.  The staining process requires some sun, low humidity and mild temperatures.  On days when staining is possible, we may have to close some holes to get the job done.  It doesn’t take long to dry, but it will likely have to happen on days that are nice which means golf will be an issue.  The Pro Shop staff will brief golfers when they check-in. 

Cart Paths:  A full update is available on the Golf Blog:  www.flccgolf.com.  Some temporary relief to the worst cart path bumps is planned for early December.  We’ll rent a mini excavator with a jackhammer and bust as much up as we can.  We’ll then remove the broken concrete and replace it with crushed stone.  The permanent repair process is planned to start in April 2021.  Tree removal will continue over the winter months.

Greens:  We are going to try and get greens aerated with solid tines over the next couple of weeks if everything goes well.  They are not functioning properly and we want to try and encourage them to dry out quicker following rain events.  If they spend all winter sitting in water, they will not perform well next year.  We plan to purchase a deep tine aerator next spring and have the ability to do the job better and more timely. 

Greens update, click here:  Dave's Superintendent Blog

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Golf Course Open Thanksgiving Day

The golf course, practice facility & Pro Shop will be open this year for Thanksgiving.  The Pro Shop hours will be 9am to 2:30pm and we ask all club carts be returned no later than 3pm to allow for staff to enjoy the holiday with their families.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Fawn Lake Men's Golf Awards Dinner Presentation

Click to view the presentation:  FLMG AWARDS

Fawn Lake Cup Final Standings and Sweet-16 Leaderboard heading into the playoff is on the blog sidebar.

Congratulations:

FLMG SWEET 16 CHAMPION - ALAN MENDLESON

2020 FAWN LAKE CUP WINNER - DREW SITES


Monday, November 9, 2020

Cart Path Repair Plan Update

Click here to view the "December 2019 Cart Path Presentation"


November 2020 Update: Cart paths continue to be one of our biggest warts and although we started the repair process earlier this year, we have yet to begin the act of removing and replacing concrete.  You may recall in earlier reports that we planned on starting a multi-year project this year.  That plan includes removing trees that are causing problems and/or likely to cause problems.  Then we'll remove and replace broken sections of path.  We began the tree removal portion of this year's path project in late winter by removing 85 trees along the path on holes 3 and 4.  We intended to do most of the path replacement on those holes this year, but COVID intervened.  COVID related changes to the golf schedule ate up much of the planned timeframe for concrete work this fall.  Additionally, the contractor we selected recently went out of business.  We have a new, much more qualified contractor selected and a new plan of attack from this point forward.  


How will we proceed?  The new plan....


The concrete on holes 3 and 4 will be replaced in the spring of 2021 instead of this fall for the reasons mentioned above.  We have flagged April 19-30 for this to occur.  That coincides with greens aeration and therefore should minimize disruption to play.  Holes 3-5 or possibly the entire front nine will be closed for this work to occur.   


In the meantime we plan to rent equipment to break up some of the worst sections this fall and replace with stone.  This is obviously a band aid, but should give us some temporary relief from the bone jarring bumps.  


We plan to remove the problem causing trees on several other holes this winter in preparation for the next wave of path repairs.  


It is expected that this new contractor, Flatline Contractors Inc. will be able to do much more work in smaller windows of time than all previous contractors we've used or considered.  They specialize in golf cart paths and are equipped for the unique aspects of golf course cart path work.  That will hopefully allow us to move from a 5 to 6 year plan to a 3-4 year plan provided the budget has flexibility.  I think we would all agree that getting this done is critical as is doing it as quickly as possible.  

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

October Golf Rounds Report

Golf Rounds in October:

  • Oct 2020 = 2,032
  • Oct 2019 = 1,360
  • Oct 2018 = 1,256


Golf Rounds YTD :

  • End Oct 2020 = 17,352 (up 36% from 2019 and 56% from 2018)
  • End Oct 2019 = 12,733
  • End Oct 2018 = 11,115


Click to see the full report:  Golf Rounds Report


Monday, November 2, 2020

2020 Super Revenge Results

Great turnout for this year’s "Super Revenge" and a job well done to Dave Smith, Ryan Funkhouser and their staff for prepping the golf course for an exciting day! Attached are the results for the 3 Flights: Women’s, Couples and Men’s. Below you will see the payouts awarded in Pro Shop credits for each Flight along with CTP and Longest Putt winners. Lastly, every single Skin was cut so the decision was made to add that $260 to Dave’s Employee Gratuity Fund which totaled $589 which they are very grateful for and much appreciated. So a big thank you to all!!!

CLOSEST TO PIN #12 (MEN) – Pete Gorski (10’ 1”) - $20

 

CLOSEST TO PIN #15 (LADIES) – Beth Trites (10’ 7”) - $20

 

LONGEST PUTT #18 – Jerry Watson (51’ 1”) - $20

 

MEN’S FLIGHT 


1st – Brian Cummings & Pete Gorski (26) - $250

T-2nd – Drew Sites & Karl Karch (28) - $125

T-2nd – Mike Curry & Trae Taylor – (28) - $125

T-4th – Eric Raust & Tom Gilmore – (29) - $63 

T-4th – Jaison Perdue & Matt Stover – (29) - $63

T-4th – Justin Dayney & Justin Rastberger – (29) - $63

 

LADIES FLIGHT


1st – Brenda Sites & Deborah McManus (30) - $100

2nd – Becki Davis & Roberta Karch (32) - $60

3rd – Beth Trites & Caroline Orsini (34) - $20

 

COUPLES FLIGHT


1st – Steve Pendry & Carol Pendry (30) - $80

2nd – Bob Ryan & Mary Ryan (36) - $40

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Quick note on fall leaf removal

Leaf season can be very frustrating.  A clean yard today can be a mess again tomorrow.  Both the golf course staff and FLCA landscape staff are overwhelmed with leaf removal in their respective areas of responsibility.  It is important to remember that you are responsible for the leaves on your property and that the staff (FLCA landscape and FLCC golf course) does not provide that service for residents.  We’d love to help, but are not equipped or staffed to provide leaf removal service.  Please refrain from piling your leaves up on the golf course or other common areas.  Additionally, while we can’t control the wind, we will make sure not to move leaves off of our property.  Thank you for your help.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Superintendent’s Surprise Tournament - Oct 31

Join us for the Superintendent’s Revenge Surprise

Saturday, October 31

Tee Times Starting at 10 am

Format: 2 Person Scramble 9 Holes (Back 9) w/very difficult course conditions 😀

Men 65 & Over: Green Tees
Men 64 & Under: White Tees
Women: Gold Tees

Entry Fee: $30 per Team & Prizes awarded in Pro-Shop Credits. Side Games Included w/optional Skins Game

Must Sign Up as a Team!

This event is open to Full Golf and Sports members only and appropriate golf fees will apply.



Friday, October 9, 2020

MVSGA Champions

The Fawn Lake Men’s “Traveling Team” won the 2020 Mid-Virginia Senior Golf Association Championship at Fredericksburg Country Club defeating the Lee’s Hill Golf Club Team 83 to 79.  The Team had an undefeated regular season record of 7 – 0 – 1 defeating Fredericksburg Country Club, Lee’s Hill Golf Club, Gauntlet Golf Club, each twice and Lake of the Woods Golf Club with one win and one tie.  The trophy moves from Culpeper Country Club, the 2019 Champion to Fawn Lake at the Captain’s Meeting in October.

The Championship came down to the wire with the final two teams each reporting narrow wins to clinch the Championship.  Captain Ron Bishop regularly reminded his players that just one putt can mean the difference between a win and a loss.  The season was abbreviated by the Covid-19 pandemic with 5 of 9 teams participating.  While the Championship Team shown below capped a successful season, fifteen other players contributed to the Championship season.  They are Keith Armstrong, Dave Bartoszek, Lou Detroia, Janamitra Devan, Mike Edwards, Jeff Kramer, Ray McCutcheon, Ed Migliore, Mike Mikolosko, Randy Royce, Craig Rutler, Bob Ryan, Drew Sites, Terry Thompson, John Wanat.

The Winning Team:

Jim Avery,  Ron Bishop, Henry Dorsett, Barry Duehring, Bob Gauvin, Brad Gregory, Jerry Henderson, Karl Karch, Tom Moore, Ron Morris, Steve Pendry, Craig Reed, Steve Robertson, Dan Scherder, Tom Schneider, Bob Stumpf, Tim Tarzier, Dave Walsh.

                

                

                

                

                

                

                

                

                


Friday, Oct 9 - Course Update

 Click for:  Course Update