Thursday, May 5, 2016

MCPLA Meeting Minutes - May 3, 2016

MCPLA Meeting Minutes May 3, 2016
Currie Park Club House

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by Vice President Robert Cohn. In attendance were officers
and directors representing the following MCPLA clubs:
Brown Deer – 2 Currie – 3 Dretzka – 3 Grant – 2
Greenfield - 0 Oakwood – 4 Whitnall - 3

Guest Speaker Mr. Jon Canavan, Milwaukee County Golf Turf Manager
Oakwood GC cart paths for front 9 holes due for completion in near future
New Brown Deer GC Driving Range plans approved and out for bids
All MCPLA golf courses dealing with Ash tree removal
Dretzka vastly improved over last few seasons, clubhouse remodeling attests!
*Dretzka is 4th Golf Course in Wisconsin designated “Audibon Certified”
Lengthy discussion regarding variable speed on MCPLA golf course greens
Milwaukee County vs. Waukesha/Racine/Kenosha counties

Guest Speaker Mr. John Warren, WSGA Director Course Rating and Handicap
Discussed six (6) major rule changes for 2016 per recently released “Rules of Golf”
Definition of a tournament score – Section 2: Definitions
Adjusting hole scores – Section 4: Adjusting Hole Scores
Posting scores when a player is disqualified – Section 5-1: Acceptability of Scores
Anchoring and posting – Section 5-1: Acceptability of Scores
Playing alone and necessary peer review – Section 5-1: Acceptability of Scores
Committee responsibilities – Section 8-4c: Handicap Index & Adjustment
Lengthy discussion regarding re-rating of MCPLA golf courses
Detailed procedure re: Rating/Slope explained

Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes from the April 5, 2016 MCPLA meeting.

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account $3,671.70
CAP Fund Account $8,183.07
The checkbook Is reconciled through April 30, 2016

1st Team:
No report provided

2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:
First competition of 2016 @ Dretzka GC Saturday, May7, 2016

Tournaments: Bob Freuck, Tournament Director
MCPLA Senior/Mid-Am May 21-22 Greenfield
Arnold B. Walker Championship August 29-30 Brown Deer

Old Business:
John Haeflinger, per previous:
Needs a list of MCPLA Club members with names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail
address' by May 1, 2016. If not yet submitted Golf Clubs are urged to comply ASAP

Bob Cohn:
2017 US Open to be held at Erin Hills
Volunteer quota of 75 achieved
*Reserve volunteers accepted. Designate “Brown Deer Hole”

New Business:
Bob Freuck, Tournament Director led a lengthy discussion re: poor attendance for the MCPLA
Senior/Mid-Am and Arnold Walker Championship Tournaments
New format?
Aggressively seek financial benefactors
Aggressively seek and enlist sponsors?
Contact local/social media for support
Why is Senior/Mid-Am played on same dates as a major tournament in Racine?
Participants do not remain on-site following competitions
Increase “payouts?”
One day, 27-hole tournament?

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 8:10 PM

Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary