FAIRWAYS GOLF ASSOCIATION
LFGA Board Meeting – Minutes – February 19,
Board Members in attendance: Freda
Bennett, Alan Cristello, Bill Fleckenstein,
Sandy Young, Al Keefer, George Files, Erv and
Linda LaFave, Lynne Festa
Board Members absent: Alan Stinson
ELS Staff in attendance: Steve
Allbritton, Jim Eggers
Freda called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.
Questions asked of and answered by Jim
On the right side of Hole #6 there is a
large hole that runs down the hillside that
needs to be filled in and packed down. It is
very dangerous when you have to hit from that
Response: Jim will have it backfilled.
Also on Hole #6 on the right side of the
Fairway, where palmettos have been removed,
there is a big hole that balls can roll into.
Perhaps mark with white paint as Ground Under
Response: Steve will do this.
The dollar weeds on Holes # 2, 5, 9, & 14
are still not being treated.
Response: These are not dollar weeds.
They are signal weeds. They do not affect
playability but when treated they are ugly which
will not enhance the beauty of our course.
These will be treated after playing season.
The large sand box by the Activity Board
is just about empty.
Response: It has been filled.
It has previously been reported that the
roots at the Men’s tee box and cart path on Hole
#4 need to be removed. Any update on who and
when they will be removed?
Response: Steve responded that Joshua
Tree will remove them early to mid-May.
More attention needs to be addressed with
the Tee Boxes. Several are very dry and bumpy.
No level areas to stand on. With all the extra
play it will only get worse.
Response: Most are in good shape. Jim
asked which ones need more attention. The
response from Board Members was that the grass
on Hole # 14 is especially high. Jim said that
the mowers were asked to try not to mow on
League days. Jim will advise them to mow
earlier rather in the week.
The bunkers need working up. The sand is
so packed that you can’t get the club under the
ball. It had been stated that these get done
regularly but it does not appear they are being
done. This is especially noted on Holes #7 &
Response: The sand trap machines do have
a rake that drops down to fluff the sand. Jim
will stress that this be done with his crew.
More attention needs to be made to the
ball markers on the Tee Boxes. The markers are
not placed in line with the green.
Response: Terry had been out for 2 weeks
and perhaps this is why recently they are not
lined up properly.
discussion was raised with Steve and Jim about
rakes being left out of the traps. Steve will
work on getting stickers to request that rakes
be placed in the traps. The Men’s and Ladies
Leagues will stress to their Members to please
replace rakes into the bunkers after use.
It was asked if the Drop Zones could be outlined
to define Drop Areas. Steve agreed and Jim will
have Terry do this on Thursday, February 20,
Secretary’s Report: the reading was
waived due to the fact that everyone receives it
Treasurer’s Report: Bill reported that
as of February 18, 2020 the ending balance is
Membership Report: We have 200 paid
Vice President’s Report: Alan updated us
on the Club Championship and Inter Club
The spotters will follow the players and
spot on every hole. This will require less
volunteers needed and also give the spotters a
chance to see some golf being played. All agreed
that this a better way to proceed.
George has all the banner’s placed.
Two D flight ladies, who did not win
their matches will be asked to play with the
Pine Lakes 9 Holers for the Inter Club.
The practice rounds at Pine Lakes will be
on Tuesday, March 10th.
The Trophy’s will be the same as last
The Parking Spot sign should be $50.00,
the same as we paid last year. The winner’s
names will be supplied to the artist the end of
the day of the finals and should be ready the
The Volunteer’s meeting will be March 2nd
at 2:00 p.m.
The Player’s meeting will be March 4th
at 2:00 p.m.
Sandra Warner will be our announcer.
Rules: Alan Keefer will type up and hand
out new rules for the Championship meeting.
The following will be reiterated.
Players will be asked to avoid the roots
along the fairway next to the cart path on Hole
# 18 before the bridge.
“Ground Under Repair” will be painted on
If your ball lands in the pine straw you
do not have a free lift. However, if pine straw
has been enhanced you do a have free lift.
Ladies 18 Hole League: Sandy reported
that all is running smoothly.
Ladies 9 Hole League: There are now 5
Ladies playing. We look forward to them having
a League next season.
Men’s League: Nothing to report
Forward Men’s Tee League: All is running
Couple at Large: The LaFave’s reported
that they will be meeting with Sue this coming
Sunday to order food for the Championship.
They will not use the larger containers of
condiments. The pumps do not always work
properly. Putting out bowls of condiments is
not sanitary. Therefore they will be using
The Cocktail party will be at Lake Fairways
March 12th at 3:00 p.m. The menu
will be Wal-Mart sandwiches, grapes, cheese,
chips, mini eclairs, beer, wine, soda and water.
Freda suggested that pitchers not be used to
serve beer this year. The LaFave’s agreed.
Pro Shop: Steve said this is peak season
and extremely busy. All is going well in the
A special Thank You was given to Maryellen
McCabe to recognize all the work she has done to
help LFGA get on track with the new Handicap
System. Maryellen spent many hours working with
Jerry and Steve to work out software bugs to
ease us into this transition during our busiest
season of the year.
George spoke about LFGA getting involved in
donating to memorials for deceased Members of
Lake Fairways Community. If we start to do this
does it set a precedent whenever anyone passes
away? After much discussion a motion was made
that as of February 19, 2020 the LFGA agreed as
a Board not to make a Memorial donation for any
Joanne Rose approached Freda about LFGA getting
involved with taking a section of the Boulevard
next season and decorate with Christmas
lights. This discussion was tabled until next
The meeting adjourned at 4:15.
LFGA Semi-Annual General Meeting
November 22, 2019
Board Members in attendance: Freda Bennett,
Alan Cristello, Bill Fleckenstein, George Files,
ELS Staff in attendance: Steve Allbritton,
Freda called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Freda led us in the Pledge of Allegiance
Steve Allbritton spoke on behalf of Jim Eggers,
Davey, on the condition of our golf course.
Jim and Steve feel that the course is in good
shape and will to continue to move forward on
improving all aspects.
Sand was replaced in some of the sand traps this
past summer and will be machine spun. Full
repair of sand traps on Holes # 10 and 18 will
be done next summer.
Over seeding will be completed within the next
10 days. Watering will be have to done for 7-8
days following the completion of the over
seeding causing wet areas. Until watering is
completed you may lift, clean and place on
There will be no chemical spraying during
Please continue to repair your divets.
The tee box markers will be moved daily.
The palmettos will be trimmed back along the
The men’s tees on Hole # 15 will be moved back
to their original position within the next week.
Steve then spoke of the following:
LF is losing Julie Flake. Julie has accepted
another position with ELS. We are losing a
strong catalyst in getting work done on the
Steve thanked Jerry Jaromin for all he does for
us. Jerry got a standing ovation.
Steve thanked the Board for all their efforts.
Steve briefly mentioned the 5 new rules being
put in place by the USGA. Steve will have a Q &
A session in December. Date and time to be
Freda reminded us that there is a Fix-it book in
the Pro Shop. If you see something out of order
on the course please enter it into the book.
It is reviewed daily by Jim Eggers.
Freda commended Betty Dunmead for the great
selection of merchandise in the Pro Shop.
Freda thanked George Files for purchasing the
freezer, Dennis and Nancy Kelly and John
Westfere were also thanked for their work in
getting the new League shed in order.
Secretary’s Report: Reading of the
report was waived. It was posted on the Lake
Fairways web page and on the LFGA Community
Treasurer’s Report: As of November 20,
2019 the ending balance is $7,140. 39. It was
approved and accepted.
Membership Report: As of this date we
have 113 paid members. We will have
approximately 125 more members when the November
and December dues are paid.
Nine Hole League: As of this date we do
not have a Nine Hole League. If anyone is
interested in being President they were asked to
Ladies 18 Hole League: Sandy Young
stated that all is going well. Sandy
congratulated the winners of the Ladies November
1st place: Barbara Flournoy
2nd place: Sandi Keefer
3rd place: Rose Ann Chadwick
Annie Souza announced that, again this season,
the Ladies 18 Hole League will be sponsoring the
Rally for the Cause on February 23, 2020. The
specific charity has not yet been announced.
Men’s League: Alan Stinson reported that
all is going well.
Pro Shop: Jerry had nothing new to
Freda reported that Jim Eggers receives a copy
of all questions regarding the course conditions
prior to the Board meetings. This helps is Jim
to be aware of our concerns and can respond
Membership was asked for a volunteer to compile
next year’s LFGA booklet.
George Files and Alan Cristello announced the
winners of the Turkey Trot Tournament. The 5
players from the top 9 teams each received a
$10.00 gift card. The 5 players from the 17th
place team each received a $5.00 gift card.
Pat Hutz reported that we have 34 Volunteers who
continue to work on the Tee Box Beautification
Rose Ann Chadwick raised a question about not
having to hit over the water holes. It was
stated that this is a new Local Rule. Sandy
Young will investigate the Ladies 18 Hole League
handbook to see if this complies with their
rules. Lucy Jaromin stated that Steve initiated
the new Local Rule for the entire League. Steve
will be asked if this rule is in effect for
Tournaments, Championship and Shoot Outs.
Alan Cristello reported that the Christmas
Tournament will be held on December 2, 2019.
The format will include teams of twosomes. All
tee times will be in the morning. Deadline for
sign up is November 29, 2019. You can decorate
your cart for this tournament and prizes will be
The January New Year’s Resolution Tournament
will be held January 6th and 7th.
There will be morning and afternoon sessions.
The pot luck for this tournament will be held
Sunday, January 12th.
Cindy Asaro and Ann Stobe will be manning the
Starters Table for the Club Championship for the
last time this year. Volunteers are being
sought to accompany Cindy and Ann to get
familiar with the process.
Dede Martin asked if any Board positions will be
open at the end of this season. All Board
members will be returning next year.
Freda thanked Erv and Linda LaFave, Couple at
Large, and Cindy and Vince Asaro for their help
Ann and Rich Boutette were also thanked for
helping with the 50/50.
Freda asked for continued prayers for our
Members with health issues.
50/50: there were 7 winners at $20.00
The meeting adjourned at 6:35.