Monday, March 18, 2024

March ASGA News from the Prez

 Greetings all!!!!!! March is here!!!  That means running both the heat and the AC…. sometimes on the same day.  March Madness and the Masters are right around the corner (best four weeks in sports!).  And we’re enjoying the moderate temps while we can!

Earl Klattenhoff
Former ASGA Champion Passes

Earl Klattenhoff, long-time ASGA member, passed away last November at age 86.  He was a good golfer and a great competitor.  Earl was our 2004 Champion and was runner-up in 1999, 2003, 2006, and 2010, as well as claiming the ASGA Hole-In-One Jackpot back in 2015. He remained active in ASGA through 2018.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends.  You can click here to read more about Earl’s life and accomplishments.


 Lions Muny Maintenance

A  liner leak was recently discovered in the irrigation reservoir on the 13th hole.  This is going to require sludge pumping out of that pond which should begin shortly  If it is not safe for crews to be in the pond during work, hole #13 will be closed and regular rates will be modified down to evening rates during closures, but since most of us have senior memberships, the rates won’t change.  Lions is at the mercy of the contractor with regards to scheduling so they can't give a firm start and end date yet.  

Also, the Save Muny Conservancy in partnership with Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore have begun a maintenance project which will reshape the #1 tee complex, expand the upper putting green and provide a larger practice area.   No doubt you've noticed the large change at #1 tee where they are enlarging the practice putting area. The #10 teeing ground will also be resurfaced. Much of the sand will be replaced with soil.  Planting is scheduled for April 1 and those areas will be re-opened as soon as possible.  

Playing Lions on April 2nd

Scoring for hole #13 if closed will be an automatic 3 for handicaps 17 and under, and a 4 for 18 and over. In the event a flight contains both 17 and 18 handicaps, those scores on #13 will all be 3.

Start/Finish times on your Scorecards

Please take a minute before you turn in your scorecards to make sure you’ve entered the start and finish times for your group’s round.  And make them as legible as you can.  Times are recorded and entered weekly, so your help is needed and appreciated!!

An example of what TO do

An example of what NOT to do!


Speedy Play Tip

Sharing a cart should be like a game of leap frog, not a three-legged sack race. Often, I see a golf cart stop at one ball, the first player hits, then they drive diagonally 20 yards to the other player’s ball before moving up the fairway together.
Instead, try parking the cart between your balls and you can both get ready at the same time. If your balls are farther apart, there is no shame in dropping off the first player and then going to yours. After that first player hits, they can walk up the fairway and meet you after you hit. The passenger of a cart should always be aware of when they should get behind the wheel.  

Did you know…..?

The original Augusta National was intended to have a 19th hole, giving losing golfers a chance to win their money back on a quick round of double-or-nothing. It was indefinitely tabled because the hole would ruin the flow of the golf course.

That’s it for now.  See ya in the short grass!!!