NEW BRAUNFELS GOLF ASSOCIATION

4th QUARTER 2017 MEETING OF MEMBERS


The third 2017 meeting of the members of the New Braunfels Golf Association (Association) was held on Saturday, November 4th 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  

 

A quorum of the officers and members were present.

 

Jim Davis, President of the Association, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the following business was transacted:

 

The Secretary, Jay Greene read the minutes from the July 15th 2017 meeting which were approved. 

 

The Treasurer, Clay Carter, gave his report.  The Association has a current balance of   $ 2,993.   Key expenditures remaining for the year include funding the charity gift(s) and funding the Christmas party.

 

The Tournament Director, John Clish gave his report by basically reporting there was no news to report, “same, all is good.” 

 

Old Business: 

 

New Business: 

The meeting was adjourned by Motion and Second.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 Jay Greene

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  Jay Greene

                                                                               

  Secretary of the Association 

 

 

 

 NEW BRAUNFELS GOLF ASSOCIATION

3rdd QUARTER 2017 MEETING OF MEMBERS

The second 2017 meeting of the members of the New Braunfels Golf Association (Association) was held on July 15th 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  

 

A quorum of the officers and members were present.

 

Robert Wallace, Vice President of the Association, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the following business was transacted:

 

The Secretary, Jay Greene read the minutes from the March 18th, 2017 meeting which were approved. 

 

The Treasurer, Clay Carter, gave his report.  The Association has a current balance of   $ 2,674.12.   Key expenditures included the payout of two hole in ones for approximately $1000 and $495 to renew annual software for the website. 

 

The Tournament Director, John Clish gave his report by basically reporting there was no news to report.  John did request on pick your partner tournaments to get your partner information to him no later than 6:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the tourney.

 

Old Business: 

New Business:

 

The meeting was adjourned by Motion and Second.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 Jay Greene

                                                                                   ___________________________________ 

  Jay Greene

                                                                               

  Secretary of the Association 

         

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Notes from Saturday, April 29 NBGA Special Meeting.

 

President Jim Davis called meeting to order. 

 

16 members to start. 

 

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss concerns with the possibility of a management company running Landa Golf.  Management company not a done deal.

 

Key Points and Opinions:

 

·         The course is operating at a marginal profit, excluding debt service.

 

·         Management companies and a group led by Chad are expected to bid.

 

·         Schedule

 

o   April 4, Request for bid on City website

 

o   April 18 & 21, Site visits

 

o   April 25 & 25, Questions, Clarifications, Final Notes

 

o   May 1, Deadline to submit bids.

 

o   May 12 & 15, Reviews and Interviews

 

o   June 26, Council Decides

 

o   July 3, Contract (5-7 year contract)

 

o   October 1, Start Date

 

·         Possible Fee Increases (Fees need Council Approval)

 

o   Everything increases

 

o   Daily fee for locals go up $2.50 to $49

 

o   Annual Fee from $1,800 to $2400

 

·         Management companies charge 10% fee

 

·         Most cities do a horrible job of golf course management

 

o   Internal expenses higher, particularly employee benefits

 

o   All city employees have generous benefits

 

·         Foresight (Bandit, others) is expected to bid. 

 

o   They ran Pecan Valley for a few years.  Pecan Valley shut down on their watch.

 

 

o   Mainly the condition of the course

 

 

Jim Davis suggested that he send a letter from the NBGA expressing our concerns with contracting with a management company.  The members in attendance voted approval.

 

 The meeting was adjourned.

 

Meeting Minutes as recorded by Mac Landrum   

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  NEW BRAUNFELS GOLF ASSOCIATION

COMBINED 1st & 2nd QUARTER 2017 MEETING OF MEMBERS

The first 2017 meeting of the members of the New Braunfels Golf Association (Association) was held on March 18th 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  

 

A quorum of the officers and members were present.

 

Jim Davis, President of the Association, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the following business was transacted:

 

The Secretary, Jay Greene read the minutes from the July 16, 2016 meeting which were approved. 

 

The Treasurer, Clay Carter, gave his report.  The Association has a current balance of $3,425.12.  This lower position on cash is due to three rainouts in Q1 of 2017.  The annual maintenance bill for GolfSoftware is current due and is estimated to be about $600.  John Clish to determine if we can cut the Desktop component of the software to save some cost.   

 

The Tournament Director, John Clish gave his report by basically reporting there was no news to report.

 

            Jim Davis asked the group if there were still sign up issues.  Yes, the system is still not assigning the correct tees.  This is a known issue with the current setup/software.

 

            Jim Davis next asked about live scoring issues.  Other than one person, there were not issues reported.

 

            Jim Davis reminded members to call in their cancellations.  Jim asked all members to either email or call the Tournament Director if they need to cancel their signup after signups close.  A $2.00 fee for cancellation was discussed but no action was taken. 

 

Guest Speaker, Chad Donegan Head PGA Professional at LPGC, gave the Association an update on the maintenance of the course and an update on the management of the course.

 

Brody and team are active with the following actions taking place:

 

  1. Pin-needle aeration of the greens

  2. Addressing drainage in seven problematic areas

  3. July 1 will be 1st major aeration of new greens

 

Question was raised about the matting pulling up in the sand traps.  Chad reported that they were aware and were working to address.

 

Question was raised about expanding to 3 cuts.  Chad reported that due to pace of play and mower settings they would not consider 3 cuts.  It will remain at two fairway and rough with the rough being approximately 1.6” in height.

 

Question was raised about management of the course.  Chad reported that the golf course has not been able to generate sufficient revenue to cover the debt service we incurred when we refurbished the golf course in 2013.  Consequently, the city hired outside consultant to review the situation and provide options for improving the business operations model to help cover the $450,000 annual deficit.  One option might be to turn over course management to a professional golf course management company.  No decision has been reached yet. 

 

 Old Business: 

 

A motion was made, seconded, and passed to name the Memorial Day tournament “The Darryl Acker Memorial Day Tournament” and each year to hold this tournament in honor of someone.  This year we will honor Carl Heiden.

 

Jim Davis asked John Poss and Kim Phillip to spearhead getting this tournament organized.

 

 

It was reaffirmed that we still wish to pursue the tee times as outlined above.

 

New Business:

 

 

The meeting was adjourned by Motion and Second.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 Jay Greene

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Jay Greene

                                                                                

  Secretary of the Association  

                                                                                  

 

       

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