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
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

-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