Golf Committee November 19, 2019 Minutes
Dan Becker, Matt
Nicoletti, Kevin Gil, Cary Greisen, Michelle Inouye, Ed Reeder, Jack Wright, Board
of Governors: John Korvin, Jim Reis.
Use of the course when closed to member play, typically Mondays, is
prohibited. Violators will first be given a written warning, with a mandatory
30-day suspension for subsequent violations.
General Manager Update
Michael Peabody was in an off-site meeting and Dan Becker
provided the following:
The 2020 budget is still in final stages of
completion. When it is finalized a
report to the members will be submitted.
Currently there remains virtual certainty the fairways will be converted
to Bermuda, the questions remaining primarily deal with how much additional
work will be performed.
The significant Tilly’s kitchen permitting
issues have been resolved with only minor details remaining. The contractor is hopeful for a January start
A new Grill Manager, Andrea <last name>, is getting high
Our F&B satisfaction ratings are 95%
positive – the highest ever.
The Granite Bay Golf Club Course Update will
become a wider source of information for members. A name change of the link
will be more reflective of a myriad of communications from the Pro Shop,
Golf Committee, General Manager, etc.
Mike P will quarterback new member on-boarding,
along with direct involvement from Mike N. New member on-boarding is a
critical component of member education, and expectations.
Pro Shop / Outside Services Update
Michael Parlett is getting good marks, with his
professional manner frequently mentioned.
Issues remain with the delivery of the daily Frost Delay email. Options are being explored.
Outside services is getting favorable comments
and training continues.
The Geo Fencing as well as other capabilities of
the new carts are being fine-tuned.
The new cart speakers cannot be further moderated;
however, music complaints have actually been fewer.
Mike N is investigating the possibilities of
private cart owners installing the GPS system.
A reminder that the annual Christmas Sale will
be December 6, 7, 8. Champaign and hors d'oeuvres
will be served on the 6th and 7th.
Course Conditions and Renovation
It is assumed that the course renovation will
commence June 1st.
No Spring Aerification is planned.
This November has been abnormally dry, the
driest in 15 years, we are still hand watering portions of the course.
We experimenting with fertilizer and pigmentation
to improve the hybrid Bermuda’s appearance while dormant. It is expected that a browner more dormant
appearance will occur December through February..
Junior Golf Update
The Junior Club Championship was huge
success. There were 30 players (four
times the previous number) in four flights, they loved the tournament and are
looking forward to future competitions.
Arthur Lyons was the boy’s champion, shooting a 75, Ellie Bushnell was
the girl’s champion, shooting a 70, both from the Combo tees!
Handicap Integrity / Reports
Jack reported a 77 percent compliance of posting
scores. Michelle reported 66% compliance. The low percentages were attributed to the
posting computers being down. Members
are reminded that they should post scores online if the on-course computers are
Note that scorecard boxes (Tilly’s and Pro Shop)
will be provided for receipt of completed scorecards. This will help gather data for eventual
course handicap recalculations.
Locker Room Attendant
An attendant will soon be on board.
Action Item: John Korvin –Define his duties and insure that the membership
is aware of what services can provided.
The Jones Cup was a success; an extra flight had
to be added.
The Founder’s Cup was very well received, with
many compliments from the participants.
The Tournament of Champions was another event
that went well. The format is expected
to change next year.
The yearlong Tilly's Cup men’s division has six
remaining players Hunter Jr, Erickson, Dietz, Patterson in the redraw, Becker
and McIntosh in the main draw. In the
women’s division of 33 golfers Mary Kwan defeated Sue Perry-Smith for the
title. Mary is a back-to-back champion.
The day before Thanksgiving Men’s Guest day is
filling up and is a great value.
As always, check the Club Life app for details on upcoming tournaments.
Range Beautification /“Within 200 yard of Clubhouse” Aesthetics
This effort is on hold pending (hopeful) budget approval for
a range remodel.
Attention to Detail / Action Items
This is a portion of the meeting where the committee reviews
and voices items that should be corrected or where GBGC comes up lacking when
compared to other clubs. They should be focused primarily on the Golf
#5 bathroom walkway – loose tile, trip hazard.
-- In 2019 all bathrooms will be
repainted and tile replaced/repaired.
This is currently in process and awaiting final budget approval. Note
that the tiles have been replaced.
#10 fairway too narrow/rough too wide when using
-- There will be tree trimming and likely
the contours will be smoothed when the course is re-sodded.
#13 decomposed granite path needs repair
(from rear of green to cart path).
Desire a shortcut path from #14 green to #15 lower/occassional
Action Item: Matt –It is on the list to be done.
Tee box benches need to be re-sealed
Trees on #11 need to be trimmed – both to allow
sight of the green and to allow walking underneath.
It was suggested that a new Tournament tee be
added to #11.
-- Will be done when the course is
The cart barn air nozzle is missing its tip (it was
replaced but the nozzle is too long).
The cart barn is cluttered, as is the Bag
Storage area (especially the battery recharge shelf).
Have a box for tees, scorecard, pencils, etc. at
the two “desks” near the bag drop and the main putting green.
#5 cart path needs repair.
#6 pin positions have not been following the
customary alternating “right/left” placement.
GBGC is an NCGA member club and can have a “Club
Officer” to liaise with the NCGA
Action Item: Dan –Recruit a Club Officer.
Other area courses have short videos that cover
course care, etiquette, etc.
Action Item: Michael P –Determine who will take the lead on video content and production
This month’s unfiltered items:
calendar has only considered January through May events due to the likely
course closure for turf conversion, et al. A preliminary calendar has
been proposed for GM and/or committee review.
The approach to the revised Golf Guide, a part of the new On
Boarding effort, was discussed. The
intent is to remove all the code and policy verbiage, relying upon the Club’s
website for that information, and have the guide concentrate on care of the
course and golf etiquette.
Next Meeting Dates (all 4pm)
12/17 (subject to change).