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We were notified on Friday October 15 that Ray Fruit's wife, Barbara, passed away. Per Barbara's wishes, the family is having a private service and burial.
While no one and nothing can fill the hole created by the loss of a loved one, we know that she would want all of us to think of all the joy, love, and laughter that remains in the world.
We send heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the Fruit family
Info from Danny:
Myrtle Beach is in the rearview mirror and fall is just around the corner. Temperatures are moderating and mornings are cooler.
It is time to head to Alabama and Lake Guntersville State Park. We are looking for a fun time with good golf and food. Unfortunately, I have some good news and some bad news. First the bad news. The restaurant at the Lodge is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Therefore, we have no breakfast. Good news, they have agreed to a “continental breakfast” (cereal, sweet rolls, coffee, etc.) at no charge and we will reduce price accordingly. Bad news, we have no dinner Monday. Everyone is on their own Monday (I will send a list of local restaurants). Good news another price break. More good news, I have done a little scrambling (something I cannot do on the golf course) and found a restaurant that will accommodate us Tuesday night. I will forward additional information next week.
That brings us to a total reduction in price of $35.00 person. The reservation forms are updated with the correct price. I will refund $35.00 to each golfer and each spouse who have already paid and signed up for meals. (One golfer and one spouse will get a refunded $70.00 or $35.00 person.)
High atop Taylor Mountain in Lake Guntersville State Park is Eagle’s Nest Golf Course. Renovated and redesigned in 2009, the course features Dwarf Bermuda Tiff greens and a state-of-the-art irrigation system. Most fairways are wide, making this an ideal course for newer golfers. However, elevation change and several tree-lined variants add an element of challenge. With its location inside Lake Guntersville State Park, Eagle’s Nest is ideal for a family-friendly day or weekend away. The family golfers can try their luck with 9 or 18 holes while the rest of the family hikes, bikes, swims, or fishes. Then, everyone can meet back up for an al fresco cookout overlooking the lake.
For pricing and more info click the link
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
Sorry the reservation deadline has passed. Why don't you start planning for our trips in the upcoming year!
Then you have to buy some raffle tickets! This year the prizes include a Tour Edge golf bag, Cleveland wedge, Callaway wedge, Garmin wrist GPS, dozens of golf balls and other assorted prizes.
See Dave Mueller for tickets/ $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.
Below are some images that REPRESENT some of the prizes.
Yes, we are coming to the end of another year of golf. Lot's of good, sometimes frustrating, times with plenty of good fellowship, and FUN. Below are the details of our year end luncheon. As we bring our year to a close, please plan on attending.
Note we will be voting on our leadership for the upcoming year as well as drawing the raffle winners.
2022 DUES IF YOUR DUES ARE NOT PAID BY DECEMBER 1ST, YOU WILL RECEIVE A LETTER DROPPING YOU FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP LIST. REINSTATEMENT AFTER DECEMBER 1ST WILL COST YOU DUES OF $25 AND A PENALTY OF $20 FOR A TOTAL OF $45.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DUES ARE PAID BY DECEMBER 1ST.
IF YOUR AWARDS POINTS TOTAL $30, TOM VARDASE (SGAA TREASURER) WILL APPLY $25 TOWARD YOUR 2022 DUES, AND THEY WILL BE PAID.
MAIL YOUR DUES NOW TO:
3502 JOHNS ROAD
TUCKER, GEORGIA 30084
SGAA Constitution and By-laws: Article One: MEMBERSHIP DUES Each Member is required to pay Annual Membership dues of $25.00. A Dues Notice will be posted in the Newsletter at least 60 days prior to December 1st. All dues and fees must be paid December 1st or the Member will be dropped from the Membership Rolls. Any Member suspended for non-payment of Dues may be reinstated by March 31st of suspension, by a majority vote of Membership Committee
Below you will find he candidates for our open positions. Voting instructions and ballots are in the October Newsletter.
I have been a member of SGAA since 2013. I have served as Vice President for the last year. I have chaired the In Town Tournament Committee for the past 4 years. This includes getting the contracts for all golf courses we play in town and includes signing the course for the Tournament. I have served on the Board of Directors for 2 years. I am a veteran having served as a Corpsman with the US Navy I am a Vietnam Veteran. I have been married for 52 years. I have 2 children. I retired after 27 years from Georgia Power. I also held the job of Regional Promotion Manager for MCA & Motown Records for 5 years in the early 70's. I want to be involved and enjoy the SGAA.
Larry Fauconnet joined the SGAA in 2015. Larry is currently finishing a term on the Board of Directors (filling out the remainder of Dave Mueller’s place on the BOD upon Dave’s election to VP) and is also serving as the chairman for the Table workers. Larry is hoping to continue to serve the SGAA as VP in the coming year. Larry is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, completing 28 years of commissioned service in 2008. Larry was an intelligence officer (with specialization in tactical and counterintelligence) for the bulk of his time in service. While with the Army he served with 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, 513th Intelligence Brigade, Army Environmental Policy Institute, 10th Special Forces Group, 5th Special Forces Group, and in other assignments. Larry is a combat veteran of both the Gulf War (operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Provide Comfort) and OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom). However, Larry knows that even with 28 years in uniform, his service still can’t compare with the significant service of the Vietnam Vets who served just before him. In his civilian life, Larry worked as a competitive strategist with AT&T and continues to work, along with his wife, Dede, as a competitive intelligence and strategy consultant with Inovis - a Swiss-based market insights firm - where Larry advises a number of fortune 500 companies regarding competitive strategy. Larry holds a BA from Carson-Newman College in TN, an MA from Towson University in MD, an MBA from Mercer University in GA, and has graduated from the Army’s Command & General Staff College. Larry and his golf-supporting and very understanding wife, enjoy working with several Dog Rescue groups in GA, SC, and France. They have two grown children (Laurance II who works with NASA and the JPL and Brittany who works in movie production in California).
After approximately four years as the SGAA Treasurer, all I can say is, “the check is in the mail.” I came south in ’75 to work in minor league baseball for the Jacksonville Suns – a privately owned club affiliated with the KC Royals. I left after two seasons and in 1980, I got the opportunity to begin a career in broadcast television production for a new independent station. Came to Atlanta in ’84 as the Production Manager for WATL, Channel 36, an independent station as well – you may have passed by the station on Ponce de Leon Avenue (an old bank building). In ’88, I began to work for myself, incorporated as MVP Inc. In ’92, we began working under contract with Georgia Public TV producing Prep Sports +, a high school sports and academics program. When it was all said and done, we completed 405 original half-hour programs as well as approximately 400 live high school football and boys & girls state basketball championship games
Jim Begnaud joined SGAA in 2016 and currently serves as a substitute on the Monday Table. Jim is a CPA retired from Hays Financial Consulting, LLC. Hays is appointed by Courts as Trustees, Receivers or Accountants of distressed businesses. He has worked in Public Accounting and Financial Management throughout his career including positions with KPMG, Tenet Healthcare, and Pony Express. Jim hails from Texas, he graduated from Lamar University and served with the US Army in Korea. He and his wife Patty, an RN, live in Tucker and have two children and four grandchildren
When Tom retired three years ago from FMLS IN Atlanta he joined SGAA on the recommendation of Jim Carroll. Tom now serves on the Monday table with Jim Means, Ron Wade, and John David. Tom and Denise have been married for over 50 years and Denise says if Tom doesn’t straighten up he won’t make 51. They have two grandchildren with another on the way and three grand dogs. Tom is a Vietnam veteran; his hobbies include golf, travel, volunteering at the VA hospital in Decatur and volunteering with the American Red Cross. He has also volunteered with Soldiers’ Angels.
I humbly accept my nomination to the Board of Directors. Since joining SGAA in 2019, my experience has been pure pleasure. Every outing in which I've participated, the fellowship of the entire group has been welcoming and supportive. My fellow nominees are all deserving, as they are willing, as am I, to continue to support and promote the legacy of the organization serving in the best interest of every former, current, and new member. After 47 years in the Wholesale Electrical business in the Atlanta area, with numerous professional titles and responsibilities, I'm currently retired and enjoying, as my wife Lynda of 40 years states, "recess". Family is important to both Lynda and me and we're blessed
I have been a member of SGAA since 2016. I retired from public education after 35 years in 2012. I was a teacher, athletic director, and administrator. I am currently the safety director for Atlantic Workforce. Karen and I have been married for 39 years and have two children.
I joined SGAA in 2013. I grew up in the Syracuse, NY area and graduated from SUNY Binghamton in 1974. I was in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. I owned and ran a small business (selling airfield lighting products) for 25 years before retiring in 2012. I’ve been married for 50 years and have one son and two grandchildren in Phuket, Thailand and another son and three grandchildren in Atlanta. And I currently have contracted an intermittent case of the shanks
I was born in Oak Ridge, TN in 1945. After high school I moved to Atlanta where I worked for two years. Joined the Navy was station at Philadelphia Naval Base where I met my wife of 41 years. I moved to Voorhees Township N.J. and worked in Parks and Playgrounds Public Works for twenty years. I have two sons and three grandchildren. I coached basketball five years for Voorhees Community Education. I retired in 2010 and moved to the Atlanta area in 2015. I played many years as a guest before becoming a full time member. I have done volunteer table work. I have really enjoyed playing golf with different members listening to jokes and stories.
I have been a member of SGAA since 2016. I won the club championship in 2016. I taught school and coached for 36 years in Georgia and taught and coached in Tennessee for 4 years I have 5 grandkids and one great grandson. My wife Marilyn and I have been married for 14 years
I have been a member since 1996 and have served on the Board several times. I have worked the "table" for five years. I have served two years as Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee. I have served nine years as Chairman of the Rules Committee. I would appreciate your vote on the upcoming elections.
In a regular bunker, you cannot touch the sand with your club before playing your shot. However, in a "waste" bunker that may have sand, shells, or other material, you may take a practice swing and see what the texture of the ground is like before you hit your shot. Make sure that the area is designated as a waste bunker on the card before doing this.
Jim Means (Captain) 770.718.8410
Tom Gryder 404.232.9741
J.D David 404.627.8928
Ron Wade 706.318.2379
John Cyran (Captain) 404.272.1571
Danny Boyles 770.329.6316
Bruce Maney 404.660.9639
Keith Boehringer (Captain) 404.307.5108
Richard Patterson 770.815.0458
Bill Palmer 678.662.6012
Larry Thomas 770.596.4432
Bob Remich (Captain) 404.822.1379
Ed D’Arata 770.856.3014
Wendell Jackson 770.377.4173
J. J. Goldsack 404.375.8657