MINUTES OF THE TRADITION LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION

Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Present:  President Carolyn Pacella, Treasurer Bobbie Fleiss, Secretary Penny Pikaart and 12 members.

Call To Order:  The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Pacella.

Reading of the Minutes:  Maureen Lempert made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes of October 22, 2015 meeting.  Seconded by Dot Franco.  Motion accepted.

Update of the 2016 Budget:  Bobbie Fleiss reviewed the new budget of which each member had a copy.  She suggested that we continue to pay for the TLGA December Awards luncheon as long as funds are available.  The budget was approved.  

Hancicap Payment Reminder: Members must pay their handicap fees at the Pro Shop by January 31, 2016.

Old Business:

   1.  Volunteers have signed up for all the Tournaments except the President's Cup.

   2.  Monthly Games volunteers still needed for May, September, and October.

   3.  Blue Tee Sign-Up sheet:  Requests for changes from Red to Blue or Blue to Red tees should be made on the sign-up sheet in the members' room at least two weeks before the first of the month.  Players who make changes must remain there for three months.

   4.  WSCGA:  Bobbie Fleiss reviewed several tournaments that should interest our members.  She also noted that the cost of playing at several courses has risen substantially.  She, Carolyn Pacella, Joan Sheldon, and Penny Pikaart will be attending the WSCGA annual meeting in Columbia on January 19th.

New Business:

   1.  The suggestion of after-golf get-togethers was received positively.  Quarterly birthday pizza or snack parties will be organized by Daune Barksdale, Sally Russell and Peggy Martz.  Please make sure you have placed your date of birth on the sign up sheet.  Also, pool-house parties  can be arranged in February and the fall if interest by the members is shown.

   2.  Keeping the 50/50 fee the same was approved by the members.

   3.  Maureen Lempert raised the point that the Member/Member Tournament was an 18-hole event and should be kept that way.   Members agreed.

   4.  Debbie Massie made a motion that, for the ease of handicap notations on our score cards each week, the 7-stroke difference between blue and red handicaps should be added to the red players' strokes and not deducted from the blue players'.  The motion was seconded by Maureen Lempert and passed.

   5.  The recent rating change for Tradition from 126 to 120 was discussed.  

Adjournment:  A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Maureen Lempert and seconded by Debbie Massie.  The meeting adjourned at 2:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny Pikaart


Minutes of the Tradition Ladies Golf Association

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:02 AM


Present: President Joan Sheldon, Secretary Amy Monaghan, Treasurer Bobbie Fleiss, and 13 members.


Call To Order: The meeting was called to order by President Joan Sheldon.


Reading Of The Minutes: Maureen Lempert made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes of the January 22, 2015 meeting.  Seconded by Joanne Stewart.  Motion accepted.


Update On the 2015 Budget: Joan Sheldon went over the budget items and announced that the December Awards luncheon would be paid for by the TLGA.  Joan then asked if there were any questions.  There were none.


Proposed By-law Change: Change involves By-law Article 3.3 to state that Resident members are defined as those who are homeowners in the Tradition community. Non- Resident members are defined as those who are not homeowners in the Tradition community.   The maximum number of Non-resident members who are also Non-Tradition Golf Club members will be capped at eight (8).  NOTE: Non-Resident members who were TLGA as of December 1, 2013 will be exempt from this maximum.  
Reason for proposal:  Anyone that pays membership dues to Tradition Golf Club should have the option of joining TLGA no matter where she lives.  Joan Sheldon proposed the motion of acceptance of the proposed change.  Seconded by Maureen Lempert.  Motion accepted.


Proposed Local Rule Change: Our local rule regarding Blue Tee play currently states: Members may move from Red to Blue Tees or Blue to Red Tees on a quarterly basis. The quarters begin on the first of December, March, June, and September.  A sign-up sheet will be posted prior to each quarter.  Change this local rule to state: A member may move INITIALLY move from Red Tees to Blue Tees or from Blue Tees to Red tees effective the first day of any month.  Once a member elects to move, however, she must play from the newly elected set of tees for a minimum of three (3) months.  After three (3) the member can elect to move again.  Joan Sheldon made a motion to make the proposal effective immediately.  Motion passed.  Suzanne Strasser asked if maximums would change.  They will not change.


New Business:   Member/Guest will now allow a guest to play from the tee they normally play from. Bobbie Fleiss gave an update on State Tournaments.  We were to have hosted a tournament at Tradition in 2015, but a date could not be agreed upon.  Therefore, we need to host in 2016 in either July or September.  Bobbie is still to hear about our acceptance at Reserve.  Will be a tournament at Fripp Island on the 2nd Tuesday in December.


Adjournment: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Maureen Lempert. Seconded by all present.  Meeting adjourned at 10:20

Respectfully submitted,

Amy Monaghan             





Minutes of the Tradition Ladies Golf Association

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 2:00 PM

Present: President Joan Sheldon, Secretary Amy Monaghan, Treasurer Bobbie Fleiss, and 11 members.


CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Joan Sheldon.


READING OF THE MINUTES: Maureen Lempert made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes of the October 9, 2014 meeting. Motion was seconded by Debbie Massie. Motion accepted.


REVIEW AND VOTE ON PROJECTED 2015 BUDGET: Bobbie Fleiss went over the figures on the budget sheet of which the members had a copy. Joan Sheldon stated that we had an addition of a new member and that the dues money collected from the addition would be added to the Member/Guest Tournament. More additional dues collected would be distributed to the various other tournaments. Budget was approved.


BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: Joan Sheldon reported that all of the tournaments for 2015 have a chairman and that nine months of weekly games have members signed up to handle them. The remaining empty slots will be picked up as the year progresses. Joan reported on the results of the awards ballot that was sent out to

members prior to today’s meeting. Everything on the ballot was accepted and the only change will occur with the Player of the Year Award. The change will be the removal of attendance as part of the criteria. Joan reminded the members that Handicap Fees are due by January 31, 2015.


PROPOSED BY-LAW CHANGE: Changes involve By-Law 3.B.1 and 3.B.2. The change simplifies the two and will read as follows:


1. All first-time members must have a USGA Established Handicap Index of 40.4 or less.

2. Handicap Index should be based on a minimum of ten 18-hole scores from the Tradition Red Tees/and/or proof of USGA Index. A motion to accept the change was made by Joan Sheldon and seconded by Maureen Lempert. Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS: Joan Sheldon made each member a card that explains situations that are met during play and what the options/penalties are for them. Bobbie Fleiss is handling State Tournaments and attended a State Representative meeting on January 20, 2015. She went over the tournaments for the year which will be posted in the Members’ Room. Bobbie also distributed copies of the menu choices/prices to each tournament chair. Maureen Lempert brought up the issue of TLGA non-residents. She pointed out that the cap of 10 non-residents was removed and that it would be a good idea to replace it. After much discussion, it was decided that it would be a good idea to replace it with the number of 8 as January 2014. Any non-resident who became a TLGA member when the cap was lifted will be 1/22/15 Minutes

. Joan stated that she will send out a ballot. Maureen made a motion of acceptance, seconded by Amy Monaghan. Motion accepted. A majority of attendees agreed that the weekly games may be posted in whatever way the person/s doing the month want to handle it.

Bobbie reminded the members of the Guys & Dolls Tournament on Thursday, March 5 with a 9 AM start.


ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Maureen Lempert and seconded by Judy Gambeski. Meeting adjourned at 2:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Amy Monaghan


Minutes of the Tradition Ladies Golf Association Meeting

Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:00 A.M.

Present: President Maureen Lempert, Treasurer Pat D’Amato and 16 Members (including 1 non-voting member).


Note: Prior to the meeting one member submitted her proxy to vote for issues regarding any proposal related to changing the by-laws to allow non-Tradition Golf Club members to become members of the TLGA.

Dot Franco made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes of the January 30, 2014 meeting which was accepted.


Pat D’Amato presented the revised budget projection for the remainder of the league year. Recapping the major changes to the income to date (Labor Day income, cancellation of the President’s Cup and Administrative monies not all spent) and the proposal to allocate the majority of the additional funds to the Awards luncheon, members were asked for their input.

 

There was near-unanimous approval to allocate the funds to the luncheon. The proposal was to pay the $25 per person cost, potentially costing $650 for a total of 26 members. One caveat was if paying the entire cost would reduce the 2015 carry-over to less than the $100 agreed to in the January meeting, we would reduce the allotment per member. This will be decided after the total number of members attending the luncheon is determined.


Maureen thanked Joan Sheldon, Amy Monaghan and Bobbie Fleiss for volunteering for next year’s Board.


The issue of allowing non-Tradition Golf Club members (who otherwise qualify) to become members in the TLGA was discussed at length, based on the September 30 email from Joan Sheldon. Based on the TGC’s position on this issue, Joan advised that if we maintain the current 24 tee times, only 6 non-TGC members would be allowed to play each week (25%) assuming we still want to book tee times one year in advance. Comments were made that as many as 10 ladies have expressed an interest in joining the TLGA if membership in the TGC was not required. As a result of these discussions, the following was unanimously agreed to effective December 1, 2014:

1. Non-TGC members may join the TLGA (the vote was 14 for and 3 against)

2. Non-TGC members may vote (the vote was 17 for)

3. Non-TGC members may be board members (15 for and 3 against) with the exception of non-residents of Tradition.

4. Non-TGC members must follow all other TLGA requirements (handicap maximum, maintaining their handicap on the TGC system which is currently GHIN but subject to change). The handicap requirement was passed unanimously.

5. The maximum 6 non-TGC members may sign up each week on a first-come, first served basis.

6. There will be higher dues for non-TGC members to be determined by the 2015 TLGA Board (the vote was 13 for and 4 against).

7. The cost to play on TLGA league days for non-TGC members will be determined by the TGC and the non-TGC member.

Joan stated that members would have to volunteer for running each month’s League play next year. She will not step in and handle it – no volunteers will equal no play.

Maureen thanked everyone for volunteering this year and coming out to play. A special thank you to Pat D’Amato for her efforts and diligence and to Suzanne Strasser, Joan Sheldon, Bobbie Fleiss and Dot Franco for their extra effort in making the year a success.

Carolyn Pacella thanked the 2014 Board for their work.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10.


Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Lempert

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Minutes of the Tradition Ladies Golf Association Meeting

Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:00 P.M.

Present: President Maureen Lempert, Treasurer Pat D’Amato and 15 Members. Note: Prior to the meeting two members submitted proxies with their votes to Maureen Lempert to be used for the meeting.


Members were reminded to renew their GHIN handicaps at the Club by 1/31 or their numbers would be deleted, resulting in extra work for those running weekly play until the numbers are reinstated.


Joan Sheldon was thanked for her continued efforts as our State Rep as well as her agreement to audit the League’s finances mid-way through the year.


The proposed revisions to the bylaws and local rules submitted to the League members were discussed and by unanimous vote, those present voted to allow approval with a majority rather than 2/3 for this meeting only. The results are as follows:

Accepted unanimously (By-laws and Local Rules):

1)Remove age/handicap restrictions for blue tee play. Any player wishing to play from the blue tees may do so. There is no waiting period for new players. This will commence March 1, 2014 and players will be able to move to/from blue tees every three months. We will continue to make the 6-stroke adjustment for blue tee players until such time as the majority of players become blue tee players. At that time, we will add the adjustment to the red tee players as per USGA procedures.

2)All members, other than social members, will be eligible to vote, regardless of length of membership or number of times played.

3)Board voting procedure simplified to state the President will post the sign up sheet September 1. Voting, if necessary, to be completed by October 1.

Note: Maureen explained that in the event of a lack of nominees by the deadline date of October 1, the current Board will begin implementing a “shut down” plan. The voting period will not be extended.

4)Eliminate from the by-laws reference to a joint meeting of the outgoing/incoming Board as well as the reference to the new Board introduction at the awards luncheon.

5)Revise the list of officers to “Offices to be filled will be determined each year based on those positions having volunteers. The Office of President must be filled in order to continue League play”.

6) Reduce the minimum carry over from $200 to $100

7) The minimum number of players from 8 to 4 will constitute League day.

Accepted by the Majority:

1) Continue with the Handicap Chair. Donna Melzer has volunteered and will enter all League Day scores.

Note: A member brought up that if you have a Legends Card, they will keep your handicap for free. However, they do not use the GHIN system, and the consensus was that this would be too cumbersome/inconvenient for TLGA members to have to use another system to post weekly scores and retrieve handicap information for TLGA events.

2) Eliminate the minimum number of times played to participate in the President’s Cup. All non-Social members may play.

3) Year End Awards will be proposed and accepted by the Membership each year. In 2014 we will award: one time low net and gross from red and blue tees; player of the year (Joan Sheldon volunteered to track the stats) and a small token of appreciation for our website administrator.

4) Accepted we maintain the 2013 tournament schedule with the exception of Sadie Hawkins, which has been eliminated. Tournament chairs will have to volunteer and sufficient participation must warrant the effort involved or the tournament will not be held.

5) Agreed to increase weekly 50/50 contribution to $2.00, making the total cost for Thursday play $7.00 effective immediately. This does not include 50 cents for chip ins which is not a requirement.

6) Proposed budget approved as submitted, which included the item 5 change above.

General Discussion:

1) Suzanne Strasser volunteered to assume the Historian duties as a non-Board Member. Accepted and greatly appreciated.

2) Plaques – will only re-purpose, as budget allows. Decision can be put off until after the Labor Day tournament to see if we have the additional funds needed.

3) Socials – Ladies definitely want a mix of social events. Generally, pizza parties, a wine tasting (priced for both wine and non-wine drinkers), bar-b-que/pool party, etc. Ed Sheldon has been gracious in offering to coordinate some of the men to cook for the league.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:20 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Maureen Lempert—--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



MINUTES OF THE TRADITION LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013

Attendance: President, Suzanne Strasser; Secretary/Historian, Rosemary Plesha; Treasurers, Pat Kemper and Pat Cocuzza; Vice President Tournaments, Bobbie Fleiss; and unknown number of members.
Correction: Pat Cocuzza did not attend the mtg. 22 members signed in 11/7/2013

President, Suzanne Strasser, called the meeting to order. She gave an overview of the status of the various women’s leagues in the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area.

She announced that the Christmas Luncheon will be December 5 at Kimbals at Waccasaw Plantation.

She then discussed the change during the current year from one person handling games each week to a games committee. She thought this was a good thing.

The subject was then brought up by Suzanne regarding the rumors she has heard regarding courses owned by National Golf Management and the possibility of a new member program they will be offering. No one knows if we will be affected since Tradition is managed and not owned by NGM.. Members in the audience asked what this had to do with our league and why we were discussing it.

Diane Hicks observed that the number of members in the league has diminished and only about one-third of the membership is showing up to play on league day. She suggested changes are needed since it is evident that the current ways of doing things aren’t what the members want from their league .

Joan Sheldon suggested that everyone just signs up, someone does the pairing and everyone just plays her own game.

Kevin Williamson, golf pro, arrived at the meeting at the request of Suzanne Strasser to discuss the NGC “rumors.” He stated that he has no information on any proposed changes with NGC or the current reciprocal program. When asked if membership is required to have a league, his answer was that membership was required to book tee times a year in advance. He also mentioned that a member could bring three guests at the guest rate. When asked if we were required to purchase chits each week, he said he was flexible on that and we didn’t have to do it every week if we didn’t play a “game.” When asked about the reciprocal program Kevin said that was offered by NGM and was not guaranteed and not mentioned when talking to prospects about joining Tradition Club.

Correction: Kevin Williamson was asked to attend our meeting by two members. He did not disclose their names.

Rose Plesha made a motion that the meeting be suspended and the current officers continue to function in their current capacity until more information is available regarding changes to membership, or until another meeting could be scheduled for January. The motion was not acknowledged or acted upon.


A member in the audience suggested keeping the weekly contribution for prizes and the weekly chits.

Penny Pikaart suggested throwing out the bylaws and starting over with something simpler.

Maureen Lempert volunteered to “head up” the league effective December 1, to keep it active.

Donna Melzer agreed that new ideas were needed. She suggested no secretary, no VP of tournaments, no treasurer, and chairpersons assigned instead of officers.

Pat Kemper gave the Treasurer’s Report – After all prizes and expenses are paid out the league will have a balance to carry forward of $644. Of this $300 is reserved for 2014 member-guest tournament, $144 for hole-in-one insurance, and $200 in reserve. The account is at First Federal bank, with no fees for non-profit groups.

Suzanne thinks the league needs a treasurer. Pat D’Amato volunteered to be treasurer.

Regarding end-of-the-year awards, Suzanne thinks it should be discussed when new bylaws are written.

Deb Passig suggested allowing guests to play for one year before requiring them to join the club or the league. This was voted down by a majority of the members.

Suzanne stated that a meeting will be held in January to iron out details of the changes to the league. Maureen Lempert will chair this meeting. Volunteers are needed to organize the monthly “game or play.”


Dues are set at $35 a year and are due by December 15. Checks are payable to TLGA and should be given to Pat D’Amato or put in the envelope in the member’s room.

Submitted by Rosemary Plesha

Outgoing secretary/historian

Note: Some notes taken by Deb Passig after Rosemary had to leave the meeting.

Correction: meeting minutes were sent out including Leesa Ruscio (not a member)


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MINUTES OF THE TRADITION LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013 2:00 P.M.

Attendance: President, Suzanne Strasser; Secretary/Historian, Rosemary Plesha; Treasurers, Pat Kemper and Pat Cocuzza; Vice President Tournaments, Bobbie Fleiss; and 14 members.


President, Suzanne Strasser, called the meeting to order.


Discussion of the new GHIN handicapping system for the state of South Carolina was presented by Suzanne Strasser and she advised that the only person authorized to make any corrections after a score was posted is the Golf Pro, currently Kevin. Contact Kevin with any correction requests on kmwpga@gmail.com. She then turned the floor over to Dot Franco who demonstrated the new TLGA website.

Suzanne addressed what to do regarding making a decision when the weather on league day is questionable. Team leaders will notify members via email or telephone prior to arrival time. If they are undecided all players will arrive at club and a decision will be made.


The question of the President’s Cup being one day or two days was discussed and voted on. The result was 14 for 2 day tournament – 2 for one day.

The matter of changing the bylaws regarding how many times a member had to play during the year before they could play in the President’s Cup was discussed and a vote was taken. Seven members voted on 8 rounds to qualify; 9 voted to keep the 12 rounds to qualify to play in the President’s Cup with the retention of the medical exemption rule.

Rose Plesha, chairperson of the 9-hole invitational tournament to be held in March, advised the status to date and asked for a vote regarding whether to move the tournament to the early morning or keep it in the afternoon. The majority voted to keep it in the afternoon. The committee will meet to finalize tournament plans.

Pat Kemper distributed the 2013 budget to all present. Due to fewer members than last year and lower projected income, the various line items in the budget were reduced from the previous year.


After much discussion the following changes were voted on and passed by a simple majority:


Reduce the projected carryover from $423.89 to $200.00

Increase Administrative Costs from $135.00 to $283.89

Increase Member/Guest Tournament from $450 to $525

Extra money earned throughout the year resulting in more than the budgeted amount for carryover ($200) would be applied as needed for social functions, year-end tips, etc.

Suzanne asked for suggestions on how to increase membership. A committee was formed to brainstorm. The committee consists of Deb Passig, Rose Plesha, and Donna Meltzer. A suggestion was made to include information regarding TLGA in the Welcome baskets. Suzanne requested we start this practice immediately.


Bobbie Fleiss wanted a ruling on how TLGA plays the 3rd hole. Kevin stated the area to the left and behind the green on #3 is considered a natural growth area not ground under repair. The decision by the majority was to play the ball as it lies, or take an unplayable lie. (Under Rule 28c, after deeming her ball unplayable, a player may drop a ball within two club-lengths of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole, under penalty of one stroke. (John Mummert/USGA.)


The Club Championship, a gross score tournament, has been poorly supported over the past several years and a suggestion was made at the last Board meeting on January 10, 2013, that the tournament be eliminated. Joan Sheldon has given the board a sample of statistical data which might be used to determine the TLGA champion. This in no way reduces the prestige of the title, but fairly rewards the person who was the best player throughout the year.


After much discussion a vote was taken. The question was “Should the Club Championship Tournament be eliminated and the Club Champion be determined from an analysis of the data.” The majority voted Yes.


After the vote was taken, Grace Davis suggested combining the Presidents Cup and the Club Championship into one tournament as they do at Litchfield Golf Club. Grace wants to provide a contact name and phone number to Bobbie Fleiss, so that she can find out how the combined tournament has worked for them.

Bobbie Fleiss requested help with tournaments. Member Member will be chaired by Pat Kemper, Pat Cocuzza and Debbie Massie. It was identified we need members to help on the President’s Cup.

Joan Sheldon presented a revision to use a maximum handicap index of 40.4 for intra league play. Debbie Massie seconded the statement. Red tee max 40.4 = 45 home hcp. Blue tee max 40.4 = 38 home hcp. For blue tee players, their resulting Course handicap will be adjusted as necessary based on USGA rules for multi-tee play. The resulting vote was 14 yes 2 no. This item has passed.

As of 2/1/2013 the weekly games committee will receive a document to advise them of the new maximum. The new 2/1/2013 GHIN handicap sheet will assist them in identifying red and blue tee players’ index and home handicaps.

Local Rules

Minutes of the Tradition Ladies Golf Association

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 2:00 PM

Present: President Joan Sheldon, Secretary Amy Monaghan, Treasurer Bobbie Fleiss, and 11 members.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Joan Sheldon.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Maureen Lempert made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes of the October 9, 2014 meeting. Motion was seconded by Debbie Massie. Motion accepted.


REVIEW AND VOTE ON PROJECTED 2015 BUDGET: Bobbie Fleiss went over the figures on the budget sheet of which the members had a copy. Joan Sheldon stated that we had an addition of a new member and that the dues money collected from the addition would be added to the Member/Guest Tournament. More additional dues collected would be distributed to the various other tournaments. Budget was approved.


BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: Joan Sheldon reported that all of the tournaments for 2015 have a chairman and that nine months of weekly games have members signed up to handle them. The remaining empty slots will be picked up as the year progresses. Joan reported on the results of the awards ballot that was sent out to members prior to today’s meeting. Everything on the ballot was accepted and the only change will occur with the Player of the Year Award. The change will be the removal of attendance as part of the criteria. Joan reminded the members that Handicap Fees are due by January 31, 2015.

PROPOSED BY-LAW CHANGE: Changes involve By-Law 3.B.1 and 3.B.2. The change simplifies the two and will read as follows:


1. All first-time members must have a USGA Established Handicap Index of 40.4 or less.

2. Handicap Index should be based on a minimum of ten 18-hole scores from the Tradition Red Tees/and/or proof of USGA Index. A motion to accept the change was made by Joan Sheldon and seconded by Maureen Lempert. Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS: Joan Sheldon made each member a card that explains situations that are met during play and what the options/penalties are for them. Bobbie Fleiss is handling State Tournaments and attended a State Representative meeting on January 20, 2015. She went over the tournaments for the year which will be posted in the Members’ Room. Bobbie also distributed copies of the menu choices/prices to each tournament chair. Maureen Lempert brought up the issue of TLGA non-residents. She pointed out that the cap of 10 non-residents was removed and that it would be a good idea to replace it. After much discussion, it was decided that it would be a good idea to replace it with the number of 8 as January 2014. Any non-resident who became a TLGA member when the cap was lifted will be grandfathered. Joan stated that she will send out a ballot. Maureen made a motion of acceptance, seconded by Amy Monaghan. Motion accepted. A majority of attendees agreed that the weekly games may be posted in whatever way the person/s doing the month want to handle it.


Bobbie reminded the members of the Guys & Dolls Tournament on Thursday, March 5 with a 9 AM start.

ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Maureen Lempert and seconded by Judy Gambeski. Meeting adjourned at 2:38 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Amy Monaghan



MINUTES OF THE TRADITION LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Present: President Carolyn Pacella, Treasurer Bobbie Fleiss, Secretary Penny Pikaart and 16 members.

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 10 a.m. by President Pacella.

Reading of the Minutes: Maureen Lempert made a motion that the reading of the minutes of January 14, 2OL6 be waived.  Motion accepted.

Old Business:

Bobbie Fleiss thanked Maureen Lempert, Dot Franco, and their helpers for the Mama Mia Dinner. She reported that $7.20 was deposited in the League treasury.

League Dues will remain the same at $35, $45, and $17.50.  Since we get our tee times because of those who belong to TGC, it is only fair their dues are lower.  Pat Kemper, our new Treasurer, will place an envelope in the member’s room for our checks.

Bobbie Fleiss reported on the WSCGA.  We will host the tournament on July 11, 2017. We will need many volunteers for that date.  The rest of the State tournaments are listed in a bulletin in the member’s room.

Reminder - our Awards Dinner will be held at Caffe Piccolo on December 7th.

The Sadie Hawkins ALS tournament in honor of Faye Britsch will be on November 15. Many of our 18-hole ladies have volunteered to help.  Carolyn Pacella mentioned that they needed volunteers for Sadie Hawkins.  If you are not playing and can volunteer your time, please contact Suzanne Edone at 843-314-3605.

New Business:

Donna Culver stated that the Awards Luncheon should not be free to members as the Member/Guest Tournament, for instance, needs funds.  No vote was necessary as the new Board will decide on that matter.

Joan Sheldon reminded us of the conflict with the match-of-cards between red and blue tee players. There are USGA Rules that govern this.  lt was suggested that in-coming Co-President Suzanne Strasser form a committee to explore a solution.

Members are reminded that January 31, 2017, is the deadline for paying your handicap fee to Tradition.  Members are $18 a year and non-members are $25.

The new Board consists of Suzanne Strasser and Judy Gambeski as Co-Presidents, Pat Kemper as Treasurer, Amy Monaghan as Secretary, and Linda Breznicky,  Historian. Suzanne distributed sign-up sheets for monthly games and tournament volunteers.

Adjournment: Maureen Lempert made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Motion passed at 10:30.

Respectfully submitted,
Penny Pikaart



MINUTES OF THE TRADITION LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION
THURSDAY MARCH 16, 2017
Reading minutes of 11/10/2016    M. Lempert waived the reading of the meeting minutes.


Budget 2017  Pat Kemper  reviewed the budget information.  Our bank balance, our projected figures and what we spent on raffle tickets.  (thank you to Maureen Lempert, Pat Kemper, Dot Franco and Bobbie Fleiss who raised $140.00 Guys & dolls tour.)  


Donna Culver  end of year awards luncheon  ( An informal survey  of who is willing to pay for their own lunch this year was taken?)  Those in attendance agreed they would pay, one abstained.


Joan Sheldon & new Board  reviewed a standard way to do Match of Cards   A form was  inserted in red weekly book     USGA RULES OF GOLF   LAST NINE HOLES    LAST 6 HOLES   LAST 3 HOLES   THE 18TH HOLE   EXCEPTIONS are also addressed in the red weekly book.   


Sally Russell  requested that chipping-putting lessons with Charles be mentioned.  The ladies expressed some interest in a group lesson starting in the month of April.  Diane Hicks wanted to know if more than one lesson might be available.  The board will talk to Sally when she returns to see if she would set up time frames and rates with Charles.


Awards luncheon volunteer   Maureen  Lempert volunteered to run the luncheon.

Etc

√ Bobbie Fleiss said state tournaments are noted on the board and website.  She mentioned that a golfer must maintain her hcp on ghin/Tradition to go to state events from our league.  Tradition is hosting the  state tournament on Tues July 11th,2017.  Some volunteers will be needed to help.


√Cindy Greenwald has several friends who would like to join the TLGA as non-members of Tradition Golf Club.  They have established HCPs.  Suzanne is sending Cindy a membership application for her friends.


√This topic bought up a discussion of our bylaws.  “ The maximum number of non-resident members will be capped at eight.  Note:  non resident members who were TLGA members as of 12/1/2013 will be exempt from this maximum.”    At present we have 3 exempt members and 5 non res members.  Linda Breznicky expressed concern if a player moves out of the community and wanted to remain a member of TLGA what would her status be?  Maureen Lempert is concerned that if we have more non Tradition Club members than members will we not be able to have tee times scheduled for the year.  Joan Sheldon bought up “ a maximum of 25% of TLGA’s total weekly tee times can be allocated to non Tradition Golf club members”.   Many leagues are facing this issue.   


Bobbie closed the meeting.

Written for the secretary , Amy Monaghan by J. Gambeski & S. Strasser



TLGA Meeting 11/9/2017 at 10:50 AM

Present: President: Suzanne Strasser, VP: Judy Gambeski, Treasurer: Pat Kemper, Secretary: Amy Monaghan, and 14 TLGA members

*Reading of minutes of 3/16/2017: reading of minutes waived by Joan Sheldon, seconded by Maureen Lempert.

Budget Report: Copies were available for members.  Treasurer Pat Kemper reviewed important items and thanked all members for their help and support throughout the year.

*TLGA Dues: Dues should be paid by 12/15/2017 and are $35. for members of Tradition Golf Club, $45. for non members of Tradition Golf Club, and $17.50 for social members.

*Sign up for weekly play for 2018: Sign up sheet was available at meeting.  Will be posted on league bulletin board following meeting.

*Sign up for tournaments for 2018: Sign up sheet was available at meeting.  Will be posted on league bulletin board following meeting.

*State tournaments: Bobbie Fleiss spoke about state tournaments and will make members aware of scheduled tournaments and dates.  She also stated that the state tournament that was held at Tradition Golf Club was a great success and thanked all who helped make it so.

*Dragging your putt across the hole toward you: Violation of Rule 16-1e indicates that the ball must be tapped into the hole, not dragged into the hole.

*Giving a putt: Should not give a putt during a league game unless the game is Match Play or One Low Net.  Members at meeting agreed.

*Changing 8 to 10 non-resident members: Joan Sheldon brought up 25% figure of tee times that can be filled by non members.  There was back & forth discussion and needs further consideration of members.  The cap number was discussed and 9 was the agreed to now be the cap number.  Members voted 14 out 18 to accept.

*Awards Luncheon: Will be held at Caffe Piccolo on Monday, December 4, 2017.  Arrive at 11:30.  Cash bar.  Sign up sheet is on league bulletin board.  Payment is to be made by 11/22/2017.  Checks should be made out to TLGA.

* New board for 2018 announced: President: Joan Sheldon, Treasurer: Carolyn Pacella, Secretary & Handicap Chairperson: Amy Monaghan, and Historian: Suzanne Strasser.

* Clarification of mulch rule: Existing rule to be changed to clearing the area of debris rather that taking relief the way the rule currently states.  The change will become effective as 12/1/2017.  Motion made to accept the change was made by Maureen Lempert, seconded by Bobbie Fleiss.  Members voted 12 to 18 to accept.

* Meeting concluded at 11:25.


Minutes written & submitted by Secretary: Amy Monaghan



TLGA Meeting 2/1/2018


Present: President: Joan Sheldon, Treasurer: Carolyn Pacella, Secretary: Amy Monaghan, and 13 TLGA members.


*Call to Order: Meeting called to order by President, Joan Sheldon at 2:25 PM.


* Reading of minutes from 11/9/2017 meeting: reading of of minutes waived by Maureen Lempert, seconded by Janet Ransom.


* Review & vote on 2018 budget: Joan Sheldon reviewed and discussed the budget items for 2018.  The following items were pointed out: 1) Guys & Dolls allocation will be $75, 2) Ringer

Tournament will be $75 to eliminate “out of pocket” expenses that committee have paid in  the past, 3) Social Events throughout the year such as a soup party, pizza party, etc.  Motion to approve the 2018 Budget was made by Bobbie Fleiss, seconded by Judy Gambeski.  Budget  accepted.


*Reports: 1) Update on Weekly Games & Tournament Chair volunteers:  Volunteers still needed in both areas.  Sign up sheets were available at meeting and will be posted on the TLGA bulletin

board. 2) Awards Luncheon Volunteers: Daune Barksdale and Amy have volunteered to handle the luncheon. 3) Result of of vote on Year End Awards; all were approved, Joan then read the number of votes of yes, no, or abstain for each of the awards.  4) Reminder to pay Handicap Fees which were to have been paid by January 31, 2018.  Several members still need to pay their fees.  Fees are $18. For club members. $25. For non-members.  5) Hole-In-One Fund: new participants welcome, cost is $3. Hole-In-One must happen on a league day.


* New Business: Maureen mentioned the possibility of rotating the Holiday Tournaments, rather than the TLGA receiving monies from the last one which is the Labor Day Tournament.  Suzanne Strasser pointed out that the Labor Day Tournament produces the most money of all of the tournaments.  Suzanne asked if the 12 non-member number would possibility change under new club Head Pro.  Joan stated that we will have to wait to see if that may happen.  Our current membership is 26 which is comprised of 14 club members, 12 non-members, & 3 social members.  Currently there are 2 people on the waiting list.


*Adjournment: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Maureen Lempert seconded by Bev Jackson.  Meeting adjourned at 2:50.


Minutes written & submitted by Secretary: Amy Monaghan



Tradition Ladies Golf Association Meeting 11/8/2018


Present: President: Joan Sheldon, Treasurer: Carolyn Pacella,
Secretary: Amy Monaghan and 16 TLGA Members


* Call to Order: Meeting called to order by President: Joan Sheldon at   10:30 AM


* Reading of minutes fron 2/1/2018 meeting: Reading of minutes   waived bt Maureen Lempert, seconded by Dot Franco.


* Reports: 1)Review of 2018 Budget: Joan Sheldon reviewed the        actual budget for the year.

   2) Joan reminded the membership that dues must be paid by        12/15/2018, $35 for TGC members/ $45 for non-TGC members.    3) She then mentioned that volunteers were needed December and        January Games.


* New Business: 1) Tendency to have 10-12 players.  
   Still have 6 tee times.
   2)Tournaments: a) should we cancel if there is not a minimum       number of players by the sign-up deadline.
 Members responded “yes”.  Accepted by Joan Sheldon, seconded by     Maureen Lempert.  
Joan proposed that 10 must sign-up by the deadline, seconded by Bev Jackson.
b) Should we allow  people to sign-up after the deadline or refund their money if they cancel after deadline?

   
Members agreed about signing after deadline, accepted by Joan Sheldon, seconded by Maureen Lempert.  Members agreed that money should not be returned, accepted by Joan, seconded by Judy Gambeski.  Suzanne Strasser questioned money for the Member/Guest not being returned due to the expense of that tournament.  It was decided that it would be up to the decision of the

   Board.  

c) Should we move the date?  Date will be June 20.  
d) President’s Cup will be kept as a 2 day tournament on Thursday/Thursday and will be kept in September.  Members agreed.

 e)Proposed by Joan, seconded by Maureen Lempert and agreed by    members that credits will be given instead cash prizes for the    Ringer, Member/Member, and President’s Cup tournaments.

  f) Tournament dates, Ringer will be on April 4 & 11, Member/Guest     will be on May 16.


* Other New Business:
1) New Board will be President: Joan Sheldon, Treasurer: Carolyn Pacella, and Secretary: Amy Monaghan.  
2) Pawleys Plantation contacted Joan about
 Tradition participating in an interclub.  No commitment at this time, proposed by Joan Sheldon, seconded by Maureen Lempert.  
3) Sign-up sheets will be posted for monthly tournaments and events.  Joan stated that if no one signs for these, they will be cancelled.
4) Reminder that on Friday, November 16th following golf that there    will be soup and ½ sandwiches.  Reminder that the sign-up sheet     for the Awards Luncheon is posted in the Members Room.


* Adjournment: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Maureen Lempert, seconded by

   Mary Lou Goodell.  Meeting adjourned at 11:05.