Men's & Women's Summer Golf Clinics
Anyone interested in getting better at the great game of golf can join our professionals on Thursday mornings for Adult Golf Clinics!
Sports/Golf Members: $20 per clinic/$100 for all 6 Tennis/Social Members: $25 per clinic/$125 for all 6
Non-Member Guest: $30 per clinic.
Clinic Times: 9am – 10am
August 11th – Bunker Shots: Stance & Attack Angle
August 18th – Irons: Grip, Aim. Setup & Ball Position
August 25th – Fairway Woods & Driver: Stance, Ball Position & Swing Plane
September 1st – On Course: Etiquette, Pace of Play & Rules. Click here to sign up now!
FLMG Event #8 Saturday, August 13
Time: 9am Shotgun Start
Format: 2 Best Ball (Net) – A,B,C players –
Entry Fee: $30
Payouts: Based on # of players & cash Payouts on CTP on all Par 3's. Optional Gross & Net Skins available
Points: Sweet 16 & Fawn Lake Cup Awarded. Open to all male golfing members with a valid handicap.
Deadline to Register: Friday, August 12th by noon
9 & Dine Sunday, August 14th
Join us for our fifth 9 & Dine Couples Golf Event of the year on Sunday, August 14th! Sign up today at the Golf Shop for a 5pm, four person scramble (shotgun start) and dinner in the Harbor Club after play. Open to all club members, handicap index not required! Click here to view the menu and click here to sign up!
FLMG Friday 9-Hole Event #10 August 19th
Time: Tee times starting at 5pm
Format: Individual Play – Stableford (Net) – Scoring: Bogey (1), Par (2), Birdie (3), Eagle or better (4).
Entry Fee: $15
Payouts: Based on players & issued in Pro Shop Credits
Pro Shop Credits issued for CTP on all Par 3's. Optional Gross & Net Skins available and can be collected Saturday. Open to all male golfing members with a valid handicap.
Deadline to Register: Thursday, August 18th by noon
2022 Men's & Ladies President's Cup
Saturday, August 20th & Sunday, August 21st
Full Golf, Jr. Executive and Sports Members, please join us this year for our 2022 Men’s & Ladies President’s Cup. The cost is $50 per player to include lunch on August 20th & prize money.
Format: Four Ball Match Play – (Gross for Men & Net for Ladies)
Men: The Men’s Division MUST shoot a one best ball qualifying score from the Tournament Tees (Gross). The qualifying window is July 26th – August 18th and to qualify each team MUST register in the Golf Shop and have the qualifying score turned in and attested by another individual or pair. The 8 lowest qualifying scores will be seeded 1-8 in a bracket and compete Four Ball Match Play from the Tournament Tees on August 20th & 21st. If you win you move on!
*2021 Champions will be exempt into Match Play but must play a qualifying round for seeding purposes.
Ladies: The Ladies Division WILL NOT have a qualifier to determine seedings 1-8. The first 8 teams to sign up will be seeded in a bracket based on total team handicap index. Ladies will compete Four Ball Match Play from the Gold Tees (Net) at 80% handicap stroking off the low handicap in the group. Max handicap of 40 for each player before 80% adjustment. Ladies will be seeded 1-8 in a bracket and compete Four-Ball Match Play on August 20th & 21st. If you win you move on! Matches that extend past 18 holes will be played sudden death with no strokes given.
Fredericksburg Amateur Results
Fawn Lake had the pleasure of hosting the 2022 Fredericksburg Amateur Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th. The event was open to local golfers and we had club several members participate in the two day event, click here to review the results!
Congratulations to the winners Kyle Bailey (winner of Men’s Championship Division, pictured left), Harry Thomas (winner of the Men’s Super Senior Division, pictured middle) & Jon Hurst (winner of the Men’s Senior Division, pictured right)!
A Note From Golf Committee Chairman
The course could not look better thanks to the hot temperatures, humidity and frequent heavy rain showers. In truth, it is very fragile. Don't always enter the fairway through the rough at the first white tipped pole. Correctly, please initially enter the fairways at 90 degrees abeam your golf ball location and then exit at the 90 degrees prior to the second white tipped black pole thus minimizing wear and tear on the fescue roughs. Properly fix ball marks on greens (see previous note on Dave Smith's golf blog for the correct way to repair a ball mark). Take sand with you for all fairway and tee shots and repair divots; the growing season is good and it's a good time for divots to grow back. Oh yeah, learn the proper way to hit and take divots on the driving range…divots in a straight line. – Keith Armstrong
Update From Our Golf Course Superintendent
Summer conditions have been very challenging to our greens over the past 2-3 weeks. Many may assume that the frequent rains are a benefit to us, but that is not the case. We've outlined in previous updates the poor drainage/infiltration rates of our greens. A wet summer is much harder on us than a dry summer. A wet off season is also painful and, in fact, some of the visible damage you see are symptoms of a cool weather pathogen that have just recently shown up. The disease did it's damage to the roots in cool wet weather, but symptoms weren't visible until recently. Other issues we are having are active now and also thrive in wet soils. We do a lot of scouting and hand watering to avoid over wetting areas that are not dry. However, when it's raining almost every day, we lose control of soil moisture levels and are at the mercy of mother nature. Wet soils retain heat and bentgrass roots die in hot soils. Wet soils also mean less oxygen and all living things need air. What can we do to avoid this situation? Re-building greens for LOTS of money and losing a season of golf is one option that would not be unheard of for 30 year old greens. However a more assertive aeration program would be much easier and save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Aeration won't overcome every challenge, but it is the only option we have available at this time. We will include more aeration in our wish list for 2023 and try to come up with a plan that doesn't cause too much angst.
On the bright side, the ball still rolls well and the rest of the course is in great shape for this time of year. We are nearing a much better season for greens health. Aeration is scheduled for August 22nd – 25th, so stay tuned for more details on what we will be doing at that time. It depends largely on conditions over the next two weeks. – Dave Smith
Thank you for being part of Fawn Lake Country Club
Drew Falvey, Head Golf Professional
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