Wednesday, December 27, 2017

NEW!! MCPLA 2-Man Best Ball Tournament


NEW for 2018!!       NEW for 2018!!!      NEW for 2018!!!

MCPLA Two-Man Best Ball Tournament
Date:    Saturday, July 21, 2018
Place:   Currie Park Golf Course

The new MCPLA Two-Man Best Ball Tournament is not intended to replace the Billy Sixty Tournament. It is intended to be an added competitive event that will include all handicaps and is intended to add to each individual MCPLA Club's spirit in a new format.

Payouts will be approximately ⅓ of the field and be paid with Milwaukee County Golf Merchandise Gift Cards. Winners will also receive an award (yet to be designed).

In future years this tournament is intended to rotate among the participating MCPLA golf courses.

 FORMAT AND RULES
* Each team will consist of two players.
* Players will use 90% of their WSGA handicap.
* Players will sign up with a partner.
* Play will be in one flight with awards given to the NET winners.
* All players will use the same set of tees (around 6100 yards).
* Play will be 18 holes with the champion determined by playoff (if necessary).

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 3, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
October 3, 2017
Currie Park Club House

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger.
In attendance were officers and directors representing
the following MCPLA clubs:

Brown Deer - 5             Currie - 1                     Dretzka - 1        Grant - 6
Greenfield - 0               Oakwood - 3                Whitnall - 3

Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes
from the September 5, 2017 MCPLA meeting.

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer*:
Operating Account                    $4,579.92
CAP Fund Account                   $9,352.42
The checkbook is reconciled through September 30, 2017
*Pretty much done for the year 2017 except for the last reimbursement to
the member clubs for those members with annual passes who participated
in the final 1st/2nd Team events.

1st Team: 2017 Champion: Greenfield GC

2nd Team: 2017 Champion: Brown Deer GC

NIMAGA: John Haeflinger
42nd NIMAGA Saturday, September 23, 2016 at Evergreen GC
MCPLA 64 ½ pts – NIMAGA 34 ½ pts
Thanks to all that helped retain the trophy that will be on display
in the Grant Clubhouse.

Old Business:
Further discussion relating to 1st/2nd Team formats for the 2018 season.
Motion made, seconded and unanimously carried to eliminate the MCPLA 1st Team competitions.

MCPLA 2nd Team competitions will continue in the present format
for the 2018 season under the direction of Brian Peterson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director.

New Business:
Election of officers for the 2018 season
Motion made, seconded and unanimously carried
to elect the following MCPLA members as officers for 2018:
President - John M. Haeflinger  Vice President - Robert Cohn
Treasurer - Ken Lauffer             Secretary - Glenn Frohwirth

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn.

 Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 5, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
September 5, 2017
Currie Park Club House

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger. In attendance were officers and directors
representing the following MCPLA Clubs:
Brown Deer – 2             Currie – 0                    Dretzka –1         Grant – 4
Greenfield - 0                Oakwood –3                Whitnall - 2

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account      2,859.67
Cap Fund Account      9,352.42 
Checkbook Balance  12,212.09
The checkbook is reconciled through August 31, 2017

Tournament Director: Bob Freuck
Arnold B Walker Championship  August 26-27 @ Whitnall
A special “Thank You” to the Whitnall GC leadership for a successful tournament under unforeseen,
last minute problems.
2017 Participation relatively consistent since 2010
Average participation per MCPLA course:
             Dretzka/96      Oakwood/106      Brown Deer/98       Whitnall/95 

John Haeflinger:
NIMAGA (42nd annual)
September 23, Evergreen CC. Need 32 players, also up against 1st Team competition on the same day.
Entry forms coming in extremely slow. Help is needed!!

Old Business:
Approved landscape work at Brown Deer GC most likely be delayed until 2018.

New Business:
Major discussion regarding 1st Team & 2nd Team competitions in 2018 with many positive, constructive ideas proposed and discussed. Some key thoughts:
       Definite need to attract younger participants.
       All competitions to be a shot-gun event
       All competitions to be match play
       Combine 1st Team & 2nd Team events on same day

*A special “Thank You” to Mr. Dave Church. Dave has agreed to lead a specified group of MCPLA leaders
to establish a proposed plan for the 2018 season, hopefully by the October Director’s meeting.

2018 MCPLA Schedule:
Complete, final 2018 schedule is now on the MCPLA website.    

Next Meeting:
Tuesday October, 3 @ 6:30, in the Currie Clubhouse.  Following a short business meeting the election of 2018 MCPLA officers will take place. All clubs are encouraged to be represented for his meeting. MCPLA members interested in serving in this capacity are encouraged to contact John Haeflinger prior to the October meeting to discuss details.

 Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn.

 Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 11, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2017
Currie Park Club House

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger. In attendance were officers
and directors representing the following MCPLA clubs:
Brown Deer – 1             Currie – 0                    Dretzka –0            Grant – 3
Greenfield - 0                Oakwood –1                Whitnall - 3

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account      8,333.56
Cap Fund Account    14,237.40 
Checkbook Balance  22,570.96
The checkbook is reconciled through June 30, 2017

Tournament Director:  Bob Freuck
Arnold B Walker Championship  August 26-27 @ Whitnall
Applications are coming in slowly, will contact Chet Hendrickson to release email
to discount card holders.

John Haeflinger: NIMAGA (42nd) September 23, Evergreen CC, need 32 players,
also up against 1st team that day, apply early.

Old Business:
Scoreboard discussion for clubs requesting them. Will attempt to get a bid for the same
design as Brown Deer's, which is on wheels.

New Business:
Discussed need for monthly meetings. A review will be undertaken and suggestions made at next meeting.

Next Meeting: Tuesday August 1, 6:30, Currie Clubhouse.  Following a short business meeting the 2018
Scheduling Meeting will take place. All clubs MUST be represented for his meeting.

 Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 7:20pm

 Respectfully Submitted,
Robert Cohn, Vice President

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 6, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2017
Currie National GC Club House
 
 
Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger. In attendance were officers
and directors representing the following MCPLA clubs:
Brown Deer (2)   Currie (1)    Dretzka (2)   Grant (2)    Greenfield (0)   Oakwood (2)  Whitnall (2)  
Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes from the May 2, 2017 MCPLA meeting
 
 
Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account $5,920.56
CAP Fund Account $11,047.40
Checkbook Balance $16,967.96
The checkbook is reconciled through May 31, 2017
 
 
1st Team:
Seeking MCPLA 1st Team Director
-May 14 at Dretzka: 1st. Whitnall     2nd. Dretzka     3rd. Oakwood
-June 3 at Oakwood: 1st. Greenfield    2nd. Oakwood     3rd. Currie
Current standings:
Whitnall (232)    Greenfield (231)   Oakwood (211)  Dretzka (172)   Currie (162)   Brown Deer (72)
 
Next competition July 15 at Greenfielde GC
 
 
 2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:
-May 6 at Grant GC: 1st. Currie    2nd. Greenfield    3rd. Brown Deer
-June 4 at Whitnall GC: 1st. Currie   2nd. Whitnall    3rd. Oakwood
Current standings:
Currie (460)  Whitnall (397)  Grant (390)   Brown Deer (388)   Greenfield (370)   Oakwood (358)   Dretzka (325)
Next competition June 25 at Oakwood GC
 
 
John Haeflinger:
42nd NIMAGA: September 23, 2017 @ Evergreen GC

Symetra Tournament August 4-6, 2017 at Brown Deer GC
      Volunteers needed: Contact John Haeflinger for additional information

 
MCPLA CAP FUND:
Initial meeting held on May 4, 2017 at the Milw. Cnty. Parks Office. In attendance were John Haeflinger,
Lloyd Tindal, Mike Reister, Bob Cohn, Jon Canavan and Chet Hendrickson. Goal is to jointly accomplish
additional golf course improvements.
Looking to form a committee consisting of member(s) from each MCPLA club, preferably Presidents, to
approve proposed improvements. A brief discussion followed.
 
 
Other Business:
Discussion relative to scheduling of 1st Team and 2nd Team competitions during spring/fall due to aeration of course greens, particularly Brown Deer GC and Oakwood GC.

All present in favor of not scheduling MCPLA competitions on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
 
A brief discussion followed relative to 1st Team and 2nd Team competitions at the designated home course in an attempt to standardize all procedures. Subjects discussed were opening times of home course, possible kitchen availability for coffee/snacks, range balls, scoring sheets, etc.

A lengthy discussion relative to continuous poor participation at MCPLA Senior/Mid-Am tournament.
Suggestions made were to have a one day tournament for both teams, a one day tournament for the Mid-Am while having a two day tournament for the Senior field or cancelling the tournament altogether. Members in attendance were encouraged to take an informal survey of their respective Clubs as to preferences.

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 7:50 PM
Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary

May 2, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes


MCPLA Meeting Minutes
May 2, 2017

Milwaukee County Parks Office

 

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger. In attendance were officers and directors

representing the following MCPLA clubs:

              Brown Deer – 2                Currie – 1                       Dretzka –1              Grant – 2

              Greenfield - 0                    Oakwood –1                  Whitnall - 4                                        

 

Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes from the April 4, 2017 MCPLA meeting

 

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:

Operating Account                           $2,111.04

              CAP Fund Account                         $11,343.07

              Checkbook Balance                         $14,464.11

              The checkbook is reconciled through April 30, 2017

 

1st Team:

Report not provided

Opening competition at Currie GC cancelled and re-scheduled for September 23, 2017                   

 

2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:

Opening competition May 6 at Grant GC

             

Tournaments: Bob Freuck, Tournament Director:

Senior/Mid-Am: May 20-21, 2017 @ Grant GC

              40 entries to-date (5 Mid-Am)

              Discussion regarding elimination of Mid-Am designation in future    

Arnold B. Walker Championship:  August 26-27 @ Whitnall

 

John Haeflinger:

42nd NIMAGA: September 23, 2017 @ Evergreen GC

*Need major encouragement within MCPLA clubs regarding participation in A.B. Walker & NIMAGA tournaments

Symetra Tournament August 4-6, 2017 at Brown Deer GC

Volunteers needed: Contact John Haeflinger for additional information

 

MCPLA CAP FUND:

MCPLA clubs encouraged to discuss potential needs with Club PGA pros where Cap Fund may be in a position to assist funding

 

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 7:29 PM

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary

Friday, May 19, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 2, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
May 2, 2017
Milwaukee County Parks Office

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger.
In attendance were officers and directors representing
the following MCPLA clubs:
Brown Deer – 2         Currie – 1           Dretzka –1           Grant – 2
Greenfield - 0            Oakwood –1       Whitnall - 4                                        

Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes
from April 4, 2017 MCPLA meeting

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account                           $2,111.04
CAP Fund Account                         $11,343.07
Checkbook Balance                        $14,464.11
The checkbook is reconciled through April 30, 2017

1st Team:
Report not provided
Opening competition at Currie GC cancelled and re-scheduled
for September 23, 2017                   

2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:
Opening competition May 6 at Grant GC

Tournaments: Bob Freuck, Tournament Director:
Senior/Mid-Am: May 20-21, 2017 @ Grant GC
40 entries to-date (5 Mid-Am)
Discussion regarding elimination of Mid-Am designation in future    

Arnold B. Walker Championship:  August 26-27 @ Whitnall

John Haeflinger:
42nd NIMAGA: September 23, 2017 @ Evergreen GC
*Need major encouragement within MCPLA clubs regarding participation
in A.B. Walker & NIMAGA tournaments

SYMETRA Tournament August 4-6, 2017 @ Brown Deer GC
Volunteers needed. Contact John Haeflinger for information

MCPLA CAP FUND:
MCPLA clubs encouraged to discuss potential needs with Club PGA pros
where Cap Fund may be in a position to assist funding

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 7:29 PM

Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 4, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
April 4, 2017
Milwaukee County Parks Office

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger. In attendance were
officers and directors representing the following MCPLA clubs:
Brown Deer – 2               Currie – 1                  Dretzka –0         Grant – 5
Greenfield - 0                Oakwood –3                Whitnall - 5                               

Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes from
the March 7, 2017 MCPLA meeting.

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account                     $2,951.04
CAP Fund Account                    $11,343.07
Checkbook Balance                   $14,294.11
The checkbook is reconciled through March 31, 2017

Jon Canavan, Turf Manager, Milwaukee County Parks
Jon shared information relative to the condition of MCPLA golf courses
and discussed proposed improvements
Oakwood GC: Cart paths expected to be fully installed in 2017.
Whitnall GC: Full coarse renovation expected next 2-3 years.
Currie GC: Full coarse renovation expected next 3 years.
Brown Deer GC: New driving range planned for 2018. Re-routing of entry/service road near clubhouse budgeted and proceeding as designed in 2017.
Emerald Ash Disease: Oakwood GC completed. Many more trees face removal throughout Brown Deer Park including the golf course.

David Cohn, Executive Director of The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin
www.thefirstteesoutheastwisconsin.org
David provided an introduction to The First Tee, sharing organizational details
and answering questions.
2017 schedule @ Brown Deer, Dretzka, Currie, Hanson golf courses
Always seeking financial support via donations, gifts, grants, etc.
Volunteers appreciated
Youngsters up to18 years of age (participation fees apply)

Chet Hendrickson, Golf Services Manager, Milwaukee County Parks
USGA United States Open Championship trophy to be on mobile
display for viewing by the general public and to be utilized in conjunction with
promotional events, pictures, etc.
Tentative schedule:
Grant Golf Course                     May 24             11:00am-3:00pm
Brown Deer Golf Course           Memorial Day   9:00am-1:00pm
Oakwood Golf Course               June 3               8:00-11:00am
Whitnall Golf Course                 June 4               11:00am-3:00pm
Greenfield Golf Course              June 5               12:00-4:00pm
Currie Golf Course                    June 11             8:00-11:00am   

**Media Launch Friday, April 7 at Dretzka Golf Course beginning at 10:00am

 st Team:
Report not provided
Opening competition at Currie GC cancelled and re-scheduled for
September 23, 2017                 

 2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:
Request for names of new 2017 2nd Team Captains
Opening competition May 6 at Grant GC

Tournaments: Bob Freuck, Tournament Director:
Senior/Mid-Am:            May 20-21, 2017 @ Grant GC  
Arnold B. Walker Championship:           August 26-27 @ Whitnall

John Haeflinger:
42nd NIMAGA: September 23, 2017 @ Evergreen GC
2017 Schedule of Director’s Meetings on MCPLA web site

MCPLA CAP FUND:
-Motion made and seconded to approve expenditure of $6,600.00 for yardage markers for Whitnall GC. Following lengthy discussion motion amended, seconded and passed to change expenditure to $4,752.00 and approve the request.
-Discussion regarding new, mobile scoreboard for Dretzka GC. Request tabled pending further inspection of new, mobile scoreboard being provided to Grant GC.

Old Business:  
Renewed focus encouraged to all MCPLA Clubs regarding pace-of-play, repair of divots
and repair of ball marks on the greens.

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 7:36 PM

 Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 7, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
March 7, 2017
Currie Park Club House

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger. In attendance were officers and directors
representing the following MCPLA clubs:
Brown Deer – 2                         Currie – 1                    Dretzka –1         Grant – 4
Greenfield - 0                Oakwood –2                Whitnall - 6                               

Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes from the February 7, 2017 MCPLA meeting.

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Report not provided

1st Team:
Report not provided                  

2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:
Request for names of new 2017 2nd Team Captains

Tournaments: Bob Freuck, Tournament Director:
Senior/Mid-Am: May 20-21, 2017 @ Grant GC  
Arnold B. Walker Championship: August 26-27 @ Whitnall

John Haeflinger:
42nd NIMAGA: September 23, 2017 @ Evergreen GC
2017 Schedule of Director’s Meetings on MCPLA web site

MCPLA CAP FUND:
Lou Patscot, Whitnall GC
Discussed/presented proposed CAP FUND request re: fairway yardage markers for Whitnall GC
Following lengthy discussion, motion made seconded and withdrawn to proceed as proposed
Additional information required, specifically regarding bidding procedures

Old Business:   
2017 Golf Show, March 17-19, 2017. Tickets for volunteers available at Call Window
2017 MCPLA Director’s Meeting schedule available on web site

New Business:
Discussion regarding USGA/R&A proposed rule changes for 2019.
MCPLA Clubs are encouraged to remind members that changes to the current rules are PROPOSED
and if accepted, will NOT go into effect until the 2019 season

April 4, 2017 MCPLA Director’s Meeting will be held at Milw. Cnty. Parks Office (Watertown Pland Rd.)
Beginning at 6:30pm. Jon Canavan will be guest speaker

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 7:50 PM

Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary

Thursday, February 23, 2017

notice from John

Betty passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017.
Betty was a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the time of her passing.
She was married to Arnold.
A Memorial gathering for Betty will take place on Friday February 24 2017 from 1;30pm until the time of the memorial Service at 3:00pm all at Wisconsin Memorial Park - Chapel of the Chimes 13235 West Capitol Drive Brookfield Wisconsin 53005. Private interment.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to your favorite charity.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 7, 2017 Director's Meeting Minutes

MCPLA Meeting Minutes
February 7, 2017
Currie Park Club House

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by President John Haeflinger. In attendance were officers
and directors representing the following MCPLA clubs:

Brown Deer – 3                         Currie – 2                    Dretzka –3         Grant – 4
Greenfield - 1                Oakwood –4                Whitnall - 5                               

Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes from the October 4, 2016 MCPLA meeting.

Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account                     $3,041.04
CAP Fund Account                    $11,343.07
Checkbook Balance                   $14,394.11
The checkbook Is reconciled through February 1, 2017

Speaker Chet Hendrickson, Milwaukee County Golf Services Manager
SYMETRA TOUR August 1-6, 2017 @ Brown Deer GC
Matt Ellis, PGA @ Greenfield GC welcomed in his first season
Andy Barrett, PGA @ Brown Deer GC 2016-2017 Wisconsin Merchandiser of the Year
Discussion/explanation regarding course improvements at MCPLA facilities
Explanation regarding new “Point of Sale” operation for Milwaukee Cnty. golf facilities
Brief discussion regarding status of proposed Brown Deer Park driving range
New dome at Currie Park scheduled to open for use November, 2017

1st Team:
No report                     

2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:
2nd Team Captains urged to report changes to Brian Peterson asap

Tournaments: Bob Freuck, Tournament Director
Senior/Mid-Am: May 21-22, 2017 @ Grant GC  
Arnold B. Walker Championship: August 26-27 @ Whitnall

John Haeflinger:
42nd NIMAGA: Sept. 23 @ Evergreen GC. Tournament in jeopardy as NIMAGA may not be able to field team
2017 Schedule of Director’s Meetings on MCPLA web site

MCPLA CAP FUND Requests Available for Revue
Lou Patscot, Whitnall GC
Discussed proposed improvements
Request for explanation of improvements vs maintenance
Whitnall GC encouraged to provide written/confirmed proposals
Andy Barrett, PGA Brown Deer GC
Written/confirmed proposal provided for requested items
Walls/Sliding Doors Under New Deck – Cost of $1,000.00
Motion made, seconded and approved to provide funding as proposed
Landscaping – Cost of $1,700.00 Motion made, seconded and rejected* to provide funding as proposed
*Following further discussion, Landscaping – Cost of $1,500.00
Motion made, seconded and approved to provide funding as proposed

Old Business:
2016 MCPLA officers re-elected for 2017 season at October 4, 2016 Director’s Meeting

New Business:
2017 Golf Show, March 17-19, 2017
MCPLA members requested to be present at Milwaukee Cnty. Booth
Four hour participation during show hours
Sign-up sheet distributed

Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn at 7:50 PM

 Respectfully Submitted,
Glenn Frohwirth, Secretary