9:00 A.M. Meeting called to order by Chairman Bill Norcross.
Present: Bill Norcross and Jim Hester; Casper golf: David Ford, David Bell and Mike Lamere: absent Frank Guglielmi, John Brown, Sharon Andrews and Carole Winters.
Mike Lamere: reported the Highlands County Amateur Tournament will be held on Deer Run September 19 and 20 with a practice round on September 18th. The next scheduled tournament will be the Hawkins-Crutchfield high school tournament. We are still looking for volunteers for this event. He also presented the proposed mixed tee course rating to give more course length combinations.
Jim Hester: reported the Handicap and Rules Committee had met and presented an updated local rules and list of tournaments to be posted as tournament scores. The local rules have been posted in the member’s room and will be e-mailed to all members. They want to remind all members they are responsible for positing all their scores for rounds played and properly adjusted according the USGA guidelines. These adjustments are posted at the computer terminals. They also requested that the pro shop properly mark and identify the hazards on the course. They also asked the rough areas on Turtle Run be better maintained.
David Ford: reported his replacement has been hired and will report on September 14 and David will leave on the 18th of September. He will be sorely missed and we wish him the very best on his promotion to the new location at West Palm Beach. His replacement is Jim Kurtzeborn. He comes to us from Naples at Fiddlesticks Golf Course. He is a Master PGA Professional and Certified Club Manager (CCM). One of only 12 people in the country to hold both certifications. We are confident he will be a great addition to our club and we all look forward to welcoming him aboard.