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 ParksJon 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 Wisconsinwww.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.
Youngsters up to18 years of age (participation fees apply)
Chet Hendrickson, Golf Services Manager, Milwaukee County ParksUSGA 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.
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
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
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