New Tournament Food and Beverage Procedures

The single greatest challenge facing the Coronado Men’s Golf Club Board of Governors (BoG) over the last couple of years has been providing food and beverage (F&B) services (breakfast, lunch and drinks) during our tournaments while operating within the established budget set each year for those offerings.  Over time we’ve considered many options, including cancelling F&B service altogether, raising dues and/or tournament entry fees, and using other vendors off the premises for our F&B service.   

In December of 2018 we solicited your opinion on the importance and priorities of our F&B services when compared against other tournament benefits such as chits and asked for ideas on what changes you’d like to see.   We’ve considered your input, read through your comments and settled on a few great ideas which will offer our members various alternatives regarding F&B while also allowing the BoG to be fiscally responsible stewards of the Club’s funds.  

Following the reconstruction and reopening of the restaurant, the most obvious changes to tournaments that you will notice include (1) no breakfast buffet; (2) no lunch tickets; and (3) no more drink tickets.  (Suggestion: if you have any drink tickets lingering around, use them as soon as possible.)

Instead, each member will be issued their very own F&B card which will be linked to an individual account established for you within the new restaurant’s (“Feast and Fairways”) accounting system.  Each time you play in a tournament, your account will be credited an amount TBD – current FY19 budget supports $30 for each 1-day tournament and $35 for each 2-day tournament – that can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or drinks.  You can choose to use your credit during the tournament … or not, it’s completely up to you.  Your credits will not expire.  That means you may stockpile credits to take friends and/or family out sometime later rather than use them on tournament days.

Other important points about the F&B card:

  • For the time being, it cannot be used on the course to make purchases from the roaming beverage cart; however, we are working to find a solution that will allow us to include the roaming beverage cart in the F&B card use options.
  • It cannot be used for tips/gratuities; you will have to use your own cash for that, as was the case with the lunch and drink tickets.
  • If the card is lost, stolen or “misplaced,” there will be a $10 replacement charge.

So, for the sake of maintaining comradery among our members, and in support of the new restaurant, we will be offerings you these new choices allowing us to more effectively manage our expenditures, all without raising annual dues or tournament entry fees.  We believe this holistic solution benefits more than just those members who are prone to winning tournaments.  We hope you will appreciate the new way of business and thank you for your input, patience and understanding.

Additional updates will be provided as we get closer to the launch, likely in time for the July tournaments.

Jan Gosewich and Ron Mispagel win 2019 SCGA Four-Ball Tournament

Congratulations to Jan Gosewich and Ron Mispagel who won the 2019 SCGA Four-Ball with a net score of 125 with a net 62 on Sunday in the rain.  They will represent CMGC at one of the SCGA qualifying events.

First Flight:  Jan and Ron won, with Bill Wilson and Randy Dorris, Jon Dickie and Al Kulp, and Joji Mangubat and Bob Swisher tying for 2nd place.

Second Flight:  Nick Monroe and Bob Lucas won with a net 126, Dennis Jacobs and Greg Post came in 2nd place with Tony Blatnik and Mike Dudas coming in 3rd place. 

The weather was very bad on Sunday. Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated and stuck in there.

Jim Richardson Wins 2019 Max Leslie Eclectic

Congratulations to Jim Richardson who won the 2019 Max Leslie Eclectic with a net score of 62 in a card-off.

First Flight: John Hoffman won with a net 63, Kevin Paulson came in 2nd place with Paul Albitz and Mark Judd tying for 3rd place.

Second Flight: Ponch Malmberg, Rob Morgan and Rich Kersulis all tied for 1st place with net 63s.

Third Flight: Jim Richardson won with Myles Collins in 2nd place and Creig Greaves and Jesus Monzon tying for 3rd place.

Fourth Flight: Al Erojo won with a net 63 with Tony Blatnik in 2nd place and Ed Pietrzak in 3rd place.

The greens were pretty rough but the pace of play was very good on Sunday. Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated.

May 7th Semi-Annual General Meeting Cancelled

Due to the uncertainty regarding the reopening of the restaurant, the CMGC Board of Governors has canceled the General Meeting scheduled for May 7, 2019.  Instead, please look for web announcements, emails, and/or postings at the club, as these will serve in place of the General Meeting to ensure communication of the higher priority club issues and efforts during this time.  Thank you for your support and patience as we roll with the impacts of the restaurant reconstruction.

Ken Hafner, President

2019 March 2-Day Satellite

Congratulations to the team of George Johnson, David Legge, Gerald Fernandez and Jim Barry which won the 2019 March 2-Day Satellite with a net score of 250.

The team of Ed Bastarache, Chris Murray, Steve Koudelka and Scott Everroad came in 2nd place with Bob Emerson, Paul Albitz, Thomas Smith and Dante Togliatti in 3rd place.

Thanks for keeping the time of rounds to less than 4 ½ hours.  Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.  Joe Preimesberger had numerous complaints about the bunkers not being raked and not fixing ball marks on the greens.  Always leave the course in better shape than when you arrived.

Also have to mention that Greg Siebenthal’s automated club cart went haywire and ended up in the pond on the 8th hole on Saturday.  Greg, we hope everything has dried out and you get the kinks worked out with that.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated.

Tony Blatnik and Kirk Ferris Win the March 2-Man Scramble

Congratulations to the team of Tony Blatnik and Kirk Ferris which won the 2019 March 2-Man Scramble with a net score of 62 in a card-off.

First Flight:  Gary O’Hara and Dan Malloy won also with a net 62.  Paul and Matt Determan, Greg Enright and Bobby Braun, Michael Ladd and Chris Striebel, Gareth and Mike Garety, Chris Cuyugan and Joji Mangubat, Keith Hughes and David Kachigian and Rick McGaffigan and Barry Finnerty all tied for 2nd place.

Second Flight:  Tony and Kirk won, with Rob Morgan and Jamie Elwell in 2nd place, with Bob Podoloff and David Bryant, Jan Gosewich and Robert O’Leary and Billy Pirtle and Jack Renshaw all tying for 3rd place. 

The Pro Shop commented that we had numerous 5 hour rounds.  This format should be faster since there are only two balls being played.  Please try to keep rounds to 4 ½ hours at most.  Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated.

David Koravos wins 2019 President’s Cup

Congratulations to the two-time past club champion David Koravos who won the 2019 President’s Cup tournament with a net score of 136.  David shot one under his age on Sunday with a gross 71.  A trophy with David’s name on it will be presented at the November General Member Meeting.

First Flight:  David won with Paul Albitz in 2nd place and Ian Langdon in 3rd place.

Second Flight:  Al Kulp won with a net 140 with Rob Morgan in 2nd place and Ed Bastarache and Jim Bennet tying for 3rd place. 

Third Flight:  Magic Taylor tied with Bob Stuermer  for 1st place with a net 139 and Brian Longmore in 3rd place. 

Fourth Flight:  Bob Lucas tied with Dick Watts for 1st place with a net 141 and Jeff Olson in 3rd place. 

A special thanks to Ted Panos for donating four $50 gift cards for the closet to flag on #9.  Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated over the very chilly weekend.

Restaurant Reconstruction Impacts

Not only will the restaurant be inaccessible to us during the reconstruction, but the Coronado Men’s Club Room will be unavailable as well.  As you can expect, this will have an impact on the normal tournament operations.  Players should expect to see fewer food offerings, fewer Player’s Pool opportunities, and no check-in table, among other things, during this period of reconstruction.  The Board of Governors has decided to redirect a majority of the funds normally used for food and beverage to the chit/prize fund pool for each tournament conducted during the reconstruction period.  This will prove to be inconvenient for all of us and we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate our way ahead.

Food and Beverage Survey Results

In December 2018 the Board of Governors (“BoG”) requested a response from club members to a survey primarily focused on our food and beverage offerings during tournaments.  The following provides the results from the survey for your information:

1.  On a scale 1 -10, with 1 being “not at all important” to 10 being “absolutely essential”, how important is it to you to have food and beverages provided at each tournament?  Average: 2.14

2.  If we were to stop providing food and beverages at each tournament, would it impact your willingness to participate in future tournaments?

(a) number responding with “Extremely likely” = 9 

(b) number responding with “Somewhat likely” = 25

(c) number responding with “Not at all likely” = 116

3.  If we were to stop providing food and beverages at each tournament, would you prefer?

(a) number responding with “funds be used for more chits” = 76

(b) number responding with “lowering the entry costs” = 51

(c) number responding with “other” = 17

4.  Rank in order (1 thru 5 with 1 being most important and 5 the least important) the following:

  • Breakfast at Tournaments; average ranking = 3.48
  • Lunch at Tournaments; average ranking = 2.76
  • Drink Tickets at Tournaments; average ranking = 2.52
  • Food and Beverages at General Meetings; average ranking = 3.56
  • Higher Chit payouts; average ranking = 2.72

Your BoG will definitely consider these results (and narratives provided by others but not included here) as we move our club forward in 2019.  We sincerely appreciate your time and excellent inputs.

Celebration of Life for Clem Lee

As many of you know, Coronado Men’s Club member, Clem Lee, passed in November 2018. 

Clem was born on January 29, 1935 in Arkansas.  He was raised in Corcoran, California with his 10 siblings and loving parents.  He spent his later years as a loving husband, father, grandfather, lover of golf, lifetime Detroit Tiger and Fresno State Bulldog enthusiast, and friend to all he met.  The world was a better place with The Clemster in it, and he will be lovingly missed by those he adored, and that had the honor of loving him.

There is going to be a Celebration of Life of Clem Lee at the Coronado Boathouse on Sunday, Jan 20, from 12:30 – 3:30 PM.  The Boathouse is located 1985 Strand Way, past the Coronado Community/Recreation Center at the south end of the Glorietta Bay Park.

Clem is survived by his best friend and wife of 40 years, Susan Lee, his 6 children, 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.