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

Monday, September 14, 2020

2020 Senior & Ladies Club Championship Results

Congratulations to all our participants on a well-played event and a big congrats to our winners!


Ladies Club Championship


1st Gross - Brenda Sites

2nd Gross - Becki Davis

 

1st Net - Deborah McManus

2nd Net - Caroline Orsini


Senior Club Championship

1st Gross - Drew Sites

2nd Gross - Steve Pendry

3rd Gross - Pete Gorski

4th Gross - John Allison

 

1st Net - Lou DeTroia

2nd Net - Barry Duehring

3rd Net - David Flynn

4th Net - Bruce Wilmer


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Men’s & Ladies President’s Cup

Full Golf and Sports Members, please join us this year for our 2020 Men’s & Ladies President’s Cup

When: October 3rd & 4th

Price: $50 per player to include lunch on 10/3 & prize money

Format: Four Ball Match Play – (Gross for Men & Net for Ladies)

Men: The Men’s Division MUST shoot a one best ball qualifying score from the Tournament Tees (Gross). The qualifying window is September 11th – October 1st and to qualify each team MUST register in the Pro Shop and have the qualifying score turned in and attested by another individual or pair. The 8 lowest qualifying scores will be seeded 1-8 in a bracket and compete Four Ball Match Play from the Tournament Tees on October 3rd & 4th. If you win you move on!  2019 Champions will be exempt into Match Play but must play a qualifying round for seeding purposes.

Ladies: The Ladies Division WILL NOT have a qualifier to determine seedings 1-8. The first 8 teams to sign up will be seeded in a bracket based on total team handicap index. Ladies will compete Four Ball Match Play from the Gold Tees (Net) at 80% handicap stroking off the low handicap in the group. Max handicap of 40 for each player before 80% adjustment. Ladies will be seeded 1-8 in a bracket and compete Four-Ball Match Play on October 3rd & 4th. If you win you move on!  Matches that extend past 18 holes will be played sudden death with no strokes given.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

FLCC Women's Golf Update

Bette Connelly is leaving Fawn Lake and the LGA, moving to Urbana. She has been an active supporter of all things Golf and cherished member and President of the LGA. Thank you, Bette, for everything you have done for our Club, we will miss you! Ginny McGrath has assumed the Presidency of the LGA and Brenda Sites is Treasurer. 

Women's Match Play has been completed. Becki Davis was the winner of the final over Mary Ryan, 2&1. These matches have validated our hole handicap update from earlier this year, with every match extending at least through hole 16.

 

Three members of women's golf played in the most recent FredAm with 2 finishing in the top 4:  Kristin Shifflett finished 1st and Becki Davis took 4th.  Way to go!!

 

Three members competed in the VSGA Stroke Play Championships held this year at Kingsmill (River Course). Brenda Sites competed in the Senior Division. Becki Davis and Roberta Karch competed in the Super Senior Division. Becki Davis took Runner-Up.

 

The VSGA Women's Team Matches are being held 9/1-9/3 at Devil's Knob Golf Course and Fawn Lake is once again fielding a team. Members are Kristin Shifflett, Brenda Sites, Deborah McManus, Carol Pendry, Roberta Karch, and Becki Davis.  Good luck to our FLCC Team! 

 

Lastly, Sandy Forville graciously took the time and effort to make masks for every member of the LGA. They are truly wonderful and much appreciated!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Course Update

All 18 holes and the 2 practice greens have been aerated.  After the rain last night, the course remains unplayable today (Wednesday).  We are also unable to mow.  We will open for play on Thursday with tee times starting at 0800.  Cart path only, it will be messy. 

Additionally, on Monday, August 24, the course will be closed until 3:00pm at which time play can resume under normal Monday Golf Rules.  This will allow maintenance time to finish the sand top-dressing needed for aeration and catch up on mowing.  We have a very busy golf calendar for the remainder of the year and taking care of this much-needed maintenance will serve us well.  We appreciate your support! 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Club Championship & Super Senior Championship Results & Payouts

Club Championship

1st Gross – Andrew Sites  - $150

2nd Gross – Ben Kidwell - $100

3rd Gross – Jaison Perdue - $65

 

1st Net – Justin Dayney - $150

2nd Net – David Dye - $100

3rd Net – Justin Rastberger - $65

 

Super Senior Championship


1st Gross – Steve Pendry - $175

2nd Gross – Karl Karch - $120

3rd Gross – Alan Mendleson - $72.50

 

1st Net – Terry Thompson - $175

2nd Net – Bill McCormick - $120

3rd Net – Jim Avery - $72.50

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Men's Member-Guest Results

While the weather was a bit problematic, we had a great turn out for this years Men's Member-Guest Golf Tournament.  We had an even bigger turnout to watch the Shootout and support friends and family while enjoying the 1781 Brewing Beer Garden.  Thank you to all who participated and congrats to the winners! 


Palmer Flight: Alan Mendleson + Robert Abriss
Nicklaus Flight: Ron Morris + Brian Meyers
Hogan Flight: Mike Quick + Mike Stokes
Watson Flight: Steve Balleh + Chris Chipko 
Jones Flight: Tim Keilty + Kent Wilson
Snead Flight: Allen Payne + Adam Payne
Player Flight: Jim O'Donnell + Brian O'Donnell
Nelson Flight: Tim Canny + Joe Canny

2020 Overall Champions: Alan Mendleson + Robert Abriss

Great job Men and we hope to see you all in the 2021 Men's Member-Guest! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Ladies Member-Member Results

9-HOLE DIVISION
Low Net (with wall of fame recognition):  Candy O'Donnell & Jeannie Bartoszek
2nd Low Net:  Carol Gregory & Kathy Wanat
Low Gross:  Jan Macri & Sandy Forville
2nd Low Gross:  Gaye Lauderback & Joan Schulz

18-HOLE DIVISION
Low Net (with Wall of Fame recognition):  Beth Trites & Caroline Orsini
2nd Low Net:  Betzi Bankey & Carol Welford
3rd Low Net:  Debbie Sandstrom & Mary Ryan
Low Gross:  Becki Davis & Brenda Sites
2nd Low Gross:  Kristin Shifflett & Roberta Karch

Skills Competitions:
CTP:  (Sat) Brenda Sites, Carol Gregory, (Sun) Brenda Sites
Closest to the Line:  (Sat) Roberta Karch, Joan Schulz, (Sun) Caroline Orsini, Margie Stratford

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Golf Course Maintenance

Dave and his staff are working very hard keeping our course in shape during these hot, dry conditions.  As you have seen, they are hand-watering the course daily.  If you come across them during your round, please allow them a few minutes to finish what they are doing and move out of your way before playing your shot.  They will not hold up play for long.  Sometimes we assume they are going to be there a while and we get impatient.  Please do not hit into them.  The safety of our staff is always our primary concern.  Thank you for the consideration and we appreciate your support!

More great info available on Dave's Blog, click HERE