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MPCC MEN’S CLUB
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
April 27, 2022
Board Members Present
President, John Levitt
Vice President, Mike Sanders
Treasurer, Dennis Muehlenbach
Handicap Chairman, Tom Cowley
Tournament Director, Richard Vesely
Member at Large, Wade Lewis
Secretary, Craig Trask
Non-Board Members Present
Enough members were in attendance to constitute a quorum and the meeting was convened at 5:02 pm.
There were no minutes to discuss from the previous board meeting and no material items requiring a vote.
President’s Report – Nothing to Report
Membership and Reserves - Currently 89 active members, with $13,354 in reserves. Budget for upcoming events at $3,000 each.
New Membership – Wade Lewis to ask Roger Murray for a document itemizing MCC member benefits, and to notify Wade when a new member joins MCC so that he can contact them with a “Welcome Email” and men’s Club events schedule.
Tournaments and Events – No change in the MCC policy of no shotgun tournaments. Wade has built a spreadsheet itemizing how much food and beverage money MCC is missing by not having all of us starting and finishing together. We’re hoping that the numbers may justify a renegotiation of the shotgun fee.
There will be no food at tournaments. The $30 per person price is just unreasonable. Bringing in outside food not permitted.
Roger is encouraging all tournament players to use the GolfGenius app to download individual scores on a hole-by-hole. This real-time posting of the positions will keep participants interested and may keep people around longer after they finish their tournament round.
The Two-Ball tournament was successful. KP’s and skins were well received and will continue going forward.
Team Play - Everybody enjoyed team play and we have good participation in the events. The after party was successful and likely to be repeated. Next year’s Team Play management not discussed.
Two-for-Tuesday (Joe Sidoti) – T4T will be restricted to Men’s Club members only.
Friday Skins – The fee for Friday Skins was increased to $50.00 with no objection. Participation is still good and the $50.00 buy-in is now permanent.
Travel Trip – Richard Vesely looking to return to the Low Desert. The Classic Club and Desert Springs Golf Club (JW Marriott) being the lead contenders. Open to 32 members, plus Roger Murray and his assistant pro. Must assure Roger and his assistant pro’s rooms and golf are covered in advance.
Handicap Compliance – Per Tom Cowley, handicap compliance appears to be good, certainly better than the past.
Course Updates – Course is in good shape, with green and fairway punching behind us. The only real course topic is the fairway bunker on Ridgecrest #5. John Levitt suggesting railroad ties be installed to keep the balls hit into the trap in play. No discussion over who will lead this discussion with MCC. Craig Trask will talk to Sean this week to see if Sean has a solution.
Meeting adjourned at 5:35pm. Next meeting on July 13, 2022 at 5:00pm
Check out event calendar for Tournament Schedule
Dec 11th 2021 Two Man Shamble / Alternate Shot - Unflighted
This an unflighted event. The two-man teams must have a handicap difference between them of at least 6 strokes. For example, a 2 handicap cannot play with someone with less than an 8 handicap, and a 6 handicap with less than a 12 handicap, etc. Each player hits a tee shot. The team chooses their best tee shot and from that point they play alternate shot until the ball is holed. All participants will play from the combo tees. This event shall be played on Canyon Crest and Ridgeline. This tournament is NET ONLY.
Jan 8 th 2 Man Scramble - Flighted
In this format two-man teams will compete in two flights. The two-man teams must have a handicap
difference between them of at least four strokes. Both players will hit shots and then choose the one they wish to play. This continues until the ball is holed. There will be two flights. The lower handicap flight will play from the blue tees. The higher handicap flight will play from the combo tees. This tournament shall be played on Ridgeline and Canyon Crest. This tournament is NET ONLY.
Feb 5 th - 26th President’s Cup – Flighted (MAJOR)
This is the first major of the year. This is a match play tournament. This is a four-flight format. Each flight will play from a different tee box depending on their handicaps. The top flight will play the black tees, the next the blue tees, the next the combo tees, and the last the white tees. The head pro shall determine which courses will be played for this tournament. All matches must be completed by February 26 th. The head pro will schedule matches to meet that deadline if there is a conflict between players.
Mar 5th - 26th 4-Ball Championship – Flighted (MAJOR)
The 4-ball championship is a two-man flighted match play event. The winner of this event qualifies for the SCGA 4-ball championship later in the year. This is the second major of the year. All participants are required to play their first match on Saturday, March 5th. Subsequent matches will be scheduled between the remaining participants until the final matches, which will be played by Saturday, March 26th . This is a limited field two-flight tournament, the first flight will play from the blue tees, and the second flight will play from the combo tees. The head pro shall determine which courses will be played for this tournament. All matches must be completed by May 26th. The head pro will schedule matches to meet that deadline if there is a conflict between players.
Apr 23rd Spring Challenge (formerly Summer Challenge) – Unflighted
The Summer Challenge is an individual unflighted full field event. This is a regular stroke play event. All participants shall play from the Men’s Club tees that vary from 6200 to 6300 yards in length. This is the first of three unflighted events that pit all players against one another to help determine the Player of the Year. This event shall be played on Canyon Crest and Creekside.
May 14th - 15th Senior Club Championship – Unflighted - No POY points
The Senior Club Championship is a two-day individual unflighted stroke play tournament open to all members over 55 years of age. It is played from the white tees. The Senior Club Champion is the gross winner of the tournament. The head pro will determine the courses to be played each day.
Jun 10th -12th Member Member – Flighted (MAJOR)
This is a flighted two-man event that is played in five different nine-hole formats. There are three flights. All flights will play from the combo tees. The formats are Shamble, Alternate Shot, Scramble, Best Ball, and Aggregate. It is played on all three courses.
Jul 23rd - Individual Stableford – Unflighted
The Individual Stableford is a full field unflighted event. Modified Stableford scoring will be used for this event. In this Stableford, a double eagle will be worth 8 points, an eagle will be worth 5 points, a birdie will be worth 2 points, a par will be worth 1 point, a bogey will be worth -1 point, and a double bogey or more will be worth -2 points. All players shall pick up after double bogey as there are no other point values. All point values are based on net score. All participants shall play from the Men’s Club tees that vary from 6200 to 6300 yards in length. This is the second of three unflighted events that pit all players against one another to help determine the Player of the Year. This event shall be played on Ridgeline and Creekside.
Aug 13th Captain’s Choice - Unflighted
This is a new tournament for this year. In this format team’s will be divided into A, B, & C players via computer. The A players for each team will ride together and be the captain and scorekeeper. Two threeman teams will be on each hole. This is essentially a three-man alternate shot. The captain for each team will determine which player from his team will tee off on each hole. Then players will rotate in ABC order until the ball is holed. For example, if the B player hits the tee shot the C player will hit next followed by the A player. If the A player hits the tee shot the B player will hit next followed by the C player. If the C player hits the tee shot the A player will hit next followed by the B player. Each player must hit three tee shots on each nine and six tee shots total. This event shall be played on Canyon Crest and Ridgeline. All teams shall play from the Men’s Club tees that vary from 6200 to 6300 yards in length. This tournament is NET ONLY.
Sept 9th -12th Club Championship – Flighted (MAJOR)
The club championship is an individual stroke play event. It is the final major of the year. This is a threeday event for the Championship flight and a two-day event for the other flights. Anyone who wishes can play for the Club Championship which is the gross score from the Championship flight. No one, regardless of handicap, will be required to play in the Championship flight. The Championship flight will play from the black tees, the 1st flight will play from the blue tees, the 2nd flight will play from the combo tees, and the 3rd flight will play from the white tees. The Championship flight plays three days starting Friday afternoon. The other flights play Saturday and Sunday. The head pro will determine the order of courses to be played.
Oct 29th - 30th Memorial Cup – Unflighted
The Memorial Cup is the final tournament of the year to determine Player of the Year. It is a two-day full field individual unflighted stroke play event. It has the most points of any tournament associated with it. All participants will play from the Men’s Club tees that vary from 6200 to 6300 yards in length. The tournament shall be played on Ridgeline and Creekside on Saturday and Creekside and Canyon Crest on Sunday. The Player of Year shall be crowned on Sunday afternoon.
Nov 12th - 13th Away Trip
This is a trip organized by the Men’s Club to a destination outside the local area. In the past it has been held in Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Temecula, and Arizona. Participants play two rounds of golf in a tournament format and the group gets together for dinner on one night. This trip is limited due to the availability of tee times and is on a first-come first-served basis. Likely to be held in Palm Desert this year.
Dec 3rd Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is a match play event pitting two teams comprised of the top 32 players from the Player of the Year points list. This a non-point event that concludes the 2022 season.