CCMGA Board Meeting Minutes

June 17, 2020

Board Members Present: Bill O’Brien, Rob Harris, Peter Hall, Peter Lynch, Ken Eisner, Emile Poirier, Dennis Toland, Gary Senecal

Membership Report: We currently have 76 members.

Financial Report: We have an cash balance of $3871.98.  There are committed funds for the Scholarship and Hole-In-One reserve totaling $1100.00. This leaves $2771.98 in available funds.

Scholarship Report:

Liam McCarthy O’Hara is the 2020 CCMGA Scholarship in Memory of Michael Austin award winner. He resides in Brewster and attends Nauset Regional High School.

Liam is a two sport athlete participating in golf and basketball. For the past two years Liam was selected as an All League All Star of the golf team. His recommendations from his golf coach and guidance counselor state that Liam is “an outstanding young man, teammate, and role model for young students.”

Liam compiled a 3.68 grade average, and was enrolled in High Honors and Advanced Placement courses in his senior year. Interested in science, Liam will enroll in California Polytechnic State University in the fall.

Golf Commission Report: The Golf Commission held a virtual meeting on June 16, 2020.  Here are some selected highlights of the meeting:

  • Pro Shop scheduled to be opened on June 29, 2020. There will be a limit of 4 people in the shop at a time.
  • At the May meeting, there was a projected deficit for FY20 of $322,000 because of COVID-19. Revenues from reopening have been better than expected and the new projection is a $63,000 deficit.
  • There are 164 new members this year, including 95 non-resident member and many collegiate members.
  • The search for a new Superintendent has resumed and the committee has narrowed the field down to four applicants. The hope is to hire someone that could be on the job by September. In the meantime, Steve Mann has been hired as a consultant, as well as an Agronomist consultant.
  • As we are currently at 12-minute tee time intervals by Executive Order, there are fewer total tee times. However, the ratio of member tee times to guest tee times is being adjusted so that the Members will have the same number of tee times as last year.
  • In the first two weeks of June, the number of rounds played *5260) with virtually the same as last year even with 12-minute tee times.
  • The driving range is open again. It is being used more than normal even with social distancing requirements in place.
  • The cups will be replaced with a new technology next week called EZ Lyft.  Here is a short video that shows how it works.
  • There are some porta-johns on the course now.  There is no plans to place water coolers on the course, so don’t forget to bring your water bottle or purchase one at Freemans Grill.

Wednesday Play: We have had two weeks of association play so far and both have had great participation.  We had 32 players the first week and 36 the second.

A motion was made to start collecting entry fees of $5 starting with our first event in July. The money will be collected by the staff at Freemans Grill from each player as the pro shop has not any plans to accept cash. The entire prize pool will be paid out each week in the form of food & beverage credit at Freemans Grill. [Motion passed 5-3].

A motion was made to provide lunch to the maintenance staff for appreciation of all of their efforts at a date to be determined. [Motion passed unanimously]

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00pm.

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