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By John Lemke

 

News From Fort Bend Country Club

 

June 17, 2019

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Fort Bend Country Club Golf Course

PERMANENTLY CLOSING ON JULY 1, 2019

 

Last day for the General Public to play golf Saturday, June 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MEMBERS ONLY golf play Sunday, June 16, 2019 Sunday June 30, 2019

 


Golf etiquette dictates that all players do the following:
 
*  Repair all ball marks on the greens
*  Repair all divots on tee boxes and fairways
Observe the white lines for carts near the green
Slow players should let other players play through
*  Observe the 90 degree rule for carts on the fairway
*  Rake the sand traps you enter and LEAVE the rake in the trap
The golf course is our main asset and we should all treat it that way. 

 

The Fire

 

In the early hours of May 3rd, the commercial ice maker in the kitchen caught on fire.  There was no structural damage to the building other than to the suspended ceiling directly above the ice maker.  Sadly, the ice maker contained so much plastic that burned and produced oily soot which settled throughout the entire 15,000 square foot building, especially in the kitchen. 

 

The heat and soot from the fire made the kitchen unusable, though thankfully nothing other than the ice maker caught on fire.  The kitchen has concrete block walls and a steel roof.  Mother Tuckers Kitchen has shut down their FBCC operation and moved their staff to several other locations such as the Bohemian Hill and Dry Creek.  They will continue catering and hosting events at the various locations. 

 

The scheduled events in the clubhouse have all been cancelled. 

 

 

The Reason the Club Is Closing

 

Oddly enough, none of the above has anything to do with the closing of the club at the end of business on June 30th.  The twelve inches of rain that fell on Tuesday, May 7th was a reminder to the club's owner that, with the successful rate of development, Veranda was ready for the planned additional water detention.  Discussion of the matter was already buzzing around town and the rain was just one more tap on the shoulder. 

 

It has been agreed to by the different parties that June 30th will be the final day of business for the course.  The golf course will remain fully operational until June 15 for the public and June 30 for the members, so be sure to book your tee times.  Also: be sure to bring your own ice and water jug for the golf course.  The Pro Shop is selling chilled sports beverages and bottled water, provided by Chris Tucker - cash sales only.  The locker rooms are now open but the 19th hole will be off limits for the foreseeable future.  The smaller ice maker and water dispenser in the 19th hole is presently out of service, due to soot ingestion.

 

This July 17th the corporation of the members, Fort Bend Country Club, will have been in existence for sixty-nine years.  It was founded the day before the purchase of the acreage upon which the club grew. 

 

 

 

Golf News:

 

 

Twilight Time is at 2 pm year-round.

Golf Pro
Email Golf Pro


Pro Shop: 281-232-7824             

 

 

News from the Southwest Interclub:

 

 

Southwest Interclub at Fort Bend Country Club

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

SWIC 2019

Results From Fort Bend Country Club

 

Championship Flight

       
First Gross Anderson & Dymott Sweetwater Country Club 73 62
First Net Harmon & Oftedahl Sugar Creek Country Club 74 65
Second Net Knebel & Pullen Quail Valley Golf Club 81 65
Third Net Alexander & Oppenheimer Riverbend Country Club 75 65
         

First Flight

       
First Gross Beck & Brown Pecan Grove Country Club 81 62
First Net DePierri & Beard Fort Bend Country Club 84 62
Second Net Crockett & Pratka Golf Crest Country Club 82 63
Third Net Urbish & Baca Fort Bend Country Club 84 63
         

Second Flight

       
         
First Gross Connell & Haynie Quail Valley Golf Club 84 57
First Net Green & Olsen Riverbend Country Club 88 63
Second Net Jewett & Nutt Riverbend Country Club 89 65
Third Net McCoy & McCordic Sugar Creek Country Club 89 65
         

Third Flight

       
         
First Gross Benefield & Jackson Fort Bend Country Club 88 62
First Net Russell & Naidu Pecan Grove Country Club 94 63
Second Net O'Maley & McElligott Quail Valley Golf Club 92 65
Third Net MacWilliam & Olsen Sugar Creek Country Club 98 66

 

Score Sheets

 

 

The SWIC 2019 Fort Bend CC Team

 

 

 

WA News

FBCC Women's Association Dissolved

 

At the end of 2018 the Women's Association leadership informed us (the current management of the Fort Bend Country Club operations) that effective January 31, 2019, the association was to dissolve.  The ladies of the WA have enhanced the Country Club for many years and deserve all the gratitude we can impart to them.  Their collective entity is one that the staff, many members and the larger community, beyond, will miss.

 

For information about the Women's Association please contact the Fort Bend Country Club front office:

 
Email Us

 

For More WA please take a look at our events webpage: The Women's Association Archive

 

Christmas Party 2017 Photos

 

 

 

News from the WGA:

2018

 

2017 Annual WGA Meeting and Awards Luncheon

 

 

Welcome FBCC WGA members! I am pleased to be your President this year and looking forward to making and sharing many friendships and memories.  For new members, I will give you a little info about our WGA.
 

Our play day is every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.  (weather permitting).  If you would like to play, please call the Pro Shop (281 232-7825) by 8:30 Tuesday morning and sign up.  We also have a Saturday play day if there are members who want to play (or who cannot play on Tuesday). 


We have several tournaments scheduled during the year, either all ladies or a combo of guys/ladies, so please put those on your calendar when the Tournament Schedule comes out.  The WGA also plays in the Southwest Interclub, which includes a total of 6 clubs (including but not limited to Sweetwater, Pecan Grove and Sugar Creek).  We play the third Thursday of each month starting in March.  It's partnership play and a lot of fun as you get to meet members of other clubs and play at different courses.


Our WGA Board meetings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month after golf (except holidays, which would be the 2nd Tuesday of each month).  We have lunch and go over our business for the month.


I sincerely hope all new members and old members will come out and play with us on Tuesday (or Saturday) and participate with us in our tournaments.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of our members or the officers listed below.

 


The officers of the WGA are as follows:
 

 

FORT BEND WGA  - 2018 OFFICERS

 

 

President

Parneli Heisey

1st Vice Pres

Kathy Urbish

2nd Vice Pres & Tournament Dir.

  Barbara Mitchell

Secretary

  Karen Weaver

Treasurer

  Linda Scruton

Interclub

  Mindy Benefield

Sunshine / Membership

  Kim Hood

 

 

 

If you have any comments or questions for the WGA please e-mail Parneli (Send Email To WGA President) or call at (281) 615-8698. 

 

Message from the MGA:

 

 "President for Life"

 

 

Keith Clay

 

The MGA officers for 2019 are:

  • President: Keith Clay

  • VP: Dennis Metcalf


Please feel free to contact any of the MGA board members with any concerns or comments that you have about the MGA.

Thanks for supporting Fort Bend Country Club.


MGA President

For more information please call the pro shop

281-232-7825

 

You may view all scheduled events  on the FBCC Events Calendar

 

Tournament Score History

 

A webpage has been added to our website which archives the tournament scores.    If you are interested, it is at:  https://www.fortbendcc.com/scorehistory.asp  As we remove the tournament results from this Newsletter they are archived on the Score History webpage.    Photos and comments are archived with them if they are submitted, also. 

 

 

 

 

 

WSIGA News:

Results For WSIGA 2018

#1


Larry Davis, George Lising, Joey Perez (Falcon Point Golf Professional) and Jim Gentry
(Not Shown: Jim Stegemiller, Bobby Stegemiller, David Yannone, Charlie Neal and Ted Koen)

Details, above, originally posted at:
http://www.wsiga.org/results.htm

 

MGA Members 50 Years of Age and Older!

The WSIGA will begin its 2019 season in March.  Eight clubs, Weston Lakes, Sweetwater, Falcon Point, Sugar Creek, Willow Fork, Fort Bend, Pecan Grove and Quail Valley compete.  This expands your opportunity to play some of the best golf courses in the area at a nominal fee in a competitive (but friendly) setting. 

We play a Stableford format with FULL handicaps and the best 5 out of our 8 players' scores will be used for figuring our competition results.  A continuous, cumulative correction factor is used to even out the disparity in handicaps/course difficulty.

For more info, go to the Westside Interclub Golf Association (WSIGA) website or ask any of the guys who have participated.  The bottom line is it is a lot of fun, it's a chance to compete at different venues at a great price ($50), and a chance to meet some new folks.  So, sign up in the Pro Shop, first come, first serve, and come on out, we need seniors of all handicap ranges.


George L.
FBCC Senior Interclub Rep
 


Email Me

 

News From Food & Beverage

 

Open For Business

at

Bohemian Hill

&

Dry Creek

 

Mother Tuckers Kitchen has shut down their operations here at FBCC and moved their staff to several other locations such as the Bohemian Hill and Dry Creek.  They will continue catering and hosting events at the various locations.

 

Call or text Chris Tucker at 281-312-9128

Or email at: mothertuckerskitchen@yahoo.com

Website at:  https://www.mothertuckerskitchen.net/

 

 

Tournament Score History

 

A webpage exists on our website which archives the tournament scores.    If you are interested, it is at:  https://www.fortbendcc.com/scorehistory.asp  As we remove the tournament results from this Newsletter they are archived on the Score History webpage.    Photos and comments are archived with them if they are submitted, also.

 

 

 

History Corner

 

The Son of FBCC Founder Passes

 

The father of Tom J. Fatjo Jr. was the primary founder of Fort Bend Country Club, in 1950.  He and 31 other founders created the Fort Bend Country Club (A Texas Non-Profit Corporation) on July 17th, 1950, in preparation for the purchase of the property, known today as Fort Bend Country Club.

Here is Tom J. Fatjo's signature, top, left on the Articles of Incorporation of Fort Bend Country Club.  Each of the 32 founders signed this historic document.

Here is Tom J. Fatjo, Sr., as featured in one of the historic scrap books of Fort Bend Country Club historian, Jacque Roberts.  He was, in fact, Member #1.

 

A snowy day at the entrance gate of Fort Bend Country Club in 1973

 

 Artist's rendering from about 1964

Back in 2010 after the tornadic winds vacuumed the roof off the ballroom, the walls had to have the sheetrock replaced.  While the walls were open we took the opportunity to run some new wiring for the phones and computer network, in the small gap between the office ceiling and the flat roof above.  The space and everything in it were buried an inch deep in the crumbled, lightweight concrete which had fallen there from a previous roof replacement.

The only thing visible in this long forgotten space was a green corner of something poking out of the dust.  It was a full arm reach to just touch this one corner.  Between thumb and forefinger the object was slowly pulled free and toward the steel structure which blocked its removal.  After a little of the dust was brushed off it revealed itself to be an intact glass picture frame about 21" by 32".  It was too wide to remove through the opening but above the 12" steel beam there was a 1" horizontal slot which was just high and long enough to get the frame through but due to its height was very awkward to feed through from the other side.  Eventually the frame was freed.  The glass was caked solid so we washed one corner of it and discovered that it was a watercolor.  Thinking that it was worth saving just for the frame, we cleaned it up.

When the artist's rendition was revealed it took a minute to figure out what it was.  It was similar to the clubhouse but more like a version that had slipped through from another dimension, like in a Rod Serling Twilight Zone.  It will remain a mystery why the artwork was stored where it was but the mystery of what it is, is no longer.  It is the clubhouse that never was....in some respects.   Our clubhouse was built in 1966 and the new 19th Hole added in 1991.

It is a valuable piece of history because it reveals how ideas come together, step by step, as the reward for the work done by folks who work together over time to create a more beautiful tomorrow.  If you would like to see the original, it is on display in the FBCC front office.

 

Clubhouse (as built in 1966) and surrounds in aerial photo taken in the Seventies

If you click on the photo the high resolution version will open in a new window.

 

Our Club Historian Jacque Roberts

Read More Club History


General information only, below this point


 

Contact Information

 

Email Association Presidents:  (Click links below to Email)

 

Women's Association President

Women's Golf Association - President

Men's Golf Association - President

 

 

Other Email : (Click links below to Email)

FBCC Newsletter - Feedback  Email to FBCC Newsletter

FBCC Business Office  Email to FBCC Business Office

Golf Professional  Email to golf pro

19th Hole - Food & Beverage - Events

Golf Course Grounds Superintendent  Email to Groundskeeper

 

 

Links:

 

Fort Bend Country Club    This is the official FBCC Website

Membership Page  Use our website as a valuable tool to promote memberships.    

FBCC Slide Show  Be sure to check out the latest club photos on the Flickr Photo Presentation

 

These and other links are located on the top, left and bottom of every webpage

 

 

 Phones:

 

Primary Office:

281-232-7824

Primary Pro Shop:

281-232-7825

Maintenance Barn:

281-232-7987

Mother Tucker's  Kitchen

281-312-9128

 

 

Physical Address:

2627 FM 762

 

Richmond TX 77469

 

 

Mailing Address:

P O Box 128

 

Richmond TX 77406-0004

 

 


 

 

 

Rules, Policies and Static Information:

 

Days of Operation:

 

Club, Course, Pro Shop and Locker Rooms are open Tuesday through Sunday.    All operations are closed Mondays.    If a holiday falls on a Monday the club will be open but closed Tuesday.  

 

 

Golf Course:

 

To enhance the Fort Bend Country Club golfing experience, please adhere to the following rules of etiquette and politely encourage our guests and fellow members to do the same:

 

  • All players and guests shall register with the Pro Shop prior to starting play. 

  • Proper golf attire is required at all times and FBCC is a soft spike facility. 

  • Carts must return to the cart path at the white stripes and remain thereon through the tee box of the next hole.

  • Carts are not allowed to be driven on any Par 3's. 

  • Push carts are not allowed any closer to the green than the front (first) edge of the bunkers. 

  • Please repair ball marks, fill divots with sand, and rake sand bunkers to ensure excellent playing conditions for all players. 

  • All golfers must maintain a reasonable pace of play, and faster players must be allowed to play through. 

  • Cart Reservations - Member golfers who wish to rent a cart must call and reserve it. The reservation may be cancelled up to the time of the reservation without penalty. Unfulfilled reservations will be charged to the member's account. 
     
     

Thank you for doing your part to maintain the high standard of Fort Bend Country Club. 
Have a great round!

 

 

Open Play and Guests:

 

Open Play Prices and Terms

 

Member Guest fees: (plus tax)

$25 weekdays

$35 weekends

 

Guest must be playing with the member; otherwise the open play fee is applicable.  

Member Guest Fees include Cart Rental even though guest may ride with Member or in Rental Cart.  

Club recommends Guest shall ride with Member to maximize cart availability when possible.  

 

 

 Pool:

The pool was professionally removed in November of 2017.   It was seldom used other than as an landscaping feature.  To remove it correctly would have cost the members the same as maintaining it for five or six years.  Now the new owner, HW 589 Holdings LLC, has removed it in accordance with to the highest engineering standards.  All concrete was broken out and hauled off.  Then the hole was cleaned up, back to the undisturbed soil.  A lab-tested backfill was trucked in and was each load was compressed with a heavy vibrating roller as the hole was filled.  The area was graded with a laser and then was then covered with St. Augustine sod.

 

Prepping the Equipment

 

Drained to the #15 Lake

 

Concrete is Broken Out

 

To break the concrete, this track hoe operator used the chunk of concrete which once served as the pool stairs and came out in one big piece, by lifting it about 30 feet and dropping it, repeatedly.  It shook the whole area.  Quite a few light bulbs needed replacement afterwards.

 

They were very careful to keep the soil free of any remnants of the building materials.

 

A week later:  What pool?  You sure we used to have a pool?  Must have been a while ago.

 

 

By-Laws

 

The By-Laws of Fort Bend Country Club, in PDF format, are available to all FBCC Stock members.    If you would like a copy emailed to you, please Click Here to email us your request.    

 

 

 

 

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