Thursday, November 14, 2019

Golf Committee Minutes - October 2019

Club Management in conjunction with the Granite Bay Golf Club Golf Committee recently decided to use this Course Update as another vehicle to "get the word out" on what is going on at The Club regarding the golf experience and golf committee. Ed Reeder takes copious notes during the  golf committee meetings and then produces these minutes which are then distributed to the committee & club management for approval. Below are the approved minutes from  the October Golf Committee meeting and moving forward we will send them out through this course update as well  the already established distribution channels. 

Thanks Ed and all the committee members for  the steady guidance of the  Granite Bay Golf Club Golf Committee

Golf Committee October 1, 2019 Minutes


Michael Peabody, Dan Becker, Mike Nicoletti, Kevin Gil, Cary Greisen, Michelle Inouye, Ed Reeder, Jack Wright, John Korvin (Board of Governors).

Important Notice

Some Mondays private carts have been on the course.  This practice has to stop.  Mondays can be used to apply chemicals that can cause severe damage, approaching vandalism, if spread by carts to non-targeted areas of the course.  Violators are subject to suspension.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

General Manager Update

·         The 2020 budget is expected to be approved and course renovation details known within the next two weeks.
·         The county has still not approved the permits for Tilly’s kitchen.  The contractor is going to have a face-to-face to determine the cause for the delay.
·         Updated Dress Code and Code of Conduct documents are awaiting Club Corp legal approval.
·         A new Grill Manager will be in place within the next 10 days.
·         Our F&B ratings continue to be top shelf.

Pro Shop / Outside Services Update

·         Michael Parlett has been hired as our new Assistant Professional.  Michael has been a General Manager and a Head Professional.  Mike N will ease him into his new job, which includes attention to outside services and “customer service” between arriving at the range and the first tee.
·         Gabrielle Espinoza is a new inside services addition with past retail experience.
·         Mike N is aggressively training the new hires.  There will be increased manager presence on the range effective immediately.  This dedicated and regular/visible outside services management will hopefully address attention to detail, and increased consistency.
·         The Geo Fencing on the new carts is being fine-tuned.
·         The new cart speakers are too loud and a solution is being worked.
·         TaylorMade will replace our current range balls with new “Project (a)” balls after acknowledging they had supplied defective, compromised balls

Guest Policy

·         The new guest policy has been shared with the golf staff and the Membership Director.  It will be shortly be communicated to the membership.

Course Conditions and Renovation

For comprehensive information please check the Granite Bay Golf Club Course Update.
·         The newly sodded Bermuda is growing in well.  We will be applying fertilizer and later a pigment to improve its appearance while dormant.
·         The greens are in better post-aerification condition than at this time last year.
·         The new bunker edges are being well received.

Junior Golf Update

·         The Junior Club Championship trophies are on display.  The championship, open to those 18 and younger, will have four divisions and be held October 20th.  An information packet is available in the Pro Shop and will be communicated to the membership.
·         Pace of Play reminder – when playing with your Juniors continue to be aware of pace of play and its impact on other members.

Handicap Integrity / Reports                                                                

·         Jack reported an 89 percent compliance of posting scores.  Michelle reported 79% compliance.
·         Two 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.

Attention to Detail

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 Experience.
Prior items:
·         #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 Pebble tees.
-- 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).
-- Is this still a need? It was agreed that it was
·         Desire a shortcut path from #14 green to #15 Pebble tees.
Action Item: Matt –It is on the list to be done.
·         Tee box benches are not positioned where needed and should be refinished
-- Latest decision is to have benches only on par 3
Action Item: Matt –Reseal the needed benches.
·         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.
·         #9 cart path needs repair.
·         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), but is being addressed.
·         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.

This month’s unfiltered items:

·         None.

Locker Room Attendant

·         An attendant has been hired and Mike P and John Korvin will define his duties.

Tournament Update

·         The Tilly’s Cup is on-going and will likely last through year end.
·         The Couples Tournament and Mini-Mac were both well run and well received.
·         October will have a Couples Invitational (Member/Guest) and our Club Championship.  Check the ClubLine app for details.

 Junior, Busy Day, etc. “impacts and protocol”

·         A number of range positions will be designated with priority given to those needing to warm up prior to their tee time.  Signs are made and their use will be communicated to the membership.  They will be in place during the busy months of June, July, and August.

Range Beautification /“Within 200 yard of Clubhouse” Asthetics

This effort is on hold pending budget details.

New Business

The current On Boarding process for new members will be updated and sent to the Golf Committee for comments.
Action Item: Mike N – Update the process draft and distribute for electronic review.
Other area courses have short videos that cover course care, etiquette, etc.  It was agreed that it would be a good idea for GBGC to do the same.  They can be sent to the membership and/or played on our new cart’s screens.
Action Item: Michael P –Determine who will take the lead on video content and production
GBGC is an NCGA member club and can have a “Club Officer” to liaise with the NCGA, getting information on such things as trips, tournaments, seminars, etc.
Action Item: Dan –Recruit a Club Officer.

Next Meeting Dates (all 4pm)

11/19, 12/18 (subject to change).


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