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Member Notes: Guest Day!!

Whittaker Woods Golf Club – May 31, 2017 (Wednesday) – GUEST DAY
Note:  Normal starting time – (12:00pm CDT – 1:00pm EDT)

The second MSGA tournament of the year will be on Wednesday, May 31st at Whittaker Woods G. C. in New Buffalo, MI.  This is the first of two Guest Days for 2017.  Invite your friends to join you in playing an excellent golf course.  This is a great way to introduce them to the MSGA’s tournament format.

Please Note:  The entry form for Whittaker Woods includes the incorrect cost.  The correct cost for the tournament is $73.

The cut-off date for entries is May 24th. 

The format is an Individual Medal play event.  The normal individual prizes and skins within flights will be awarded.  You may sign up as a foursome or as an individual and we will place you with others to form foursomes.  It’s a great way to meet others who also enjoy the game of golf on a very nice golf course.  Guests with handicaps will participate with members in the normal prize competitions.  Awards will be distributed at the following event.  Check the Tournaments page for details and directions.  Your entry fee includes lunch and golf, but no dinner.

If you have any questions, call Bill Murray at 219-393-8648.

This is the sixth time the MSGA has played at Whittaker Woods and we look forward to a fine day of golf on a challenging golf course.  Our last tournaments at Whittaker Woods were in 2015 (85 players when tournament was postponed for one week) and in 2013 (120 players), so get your entries in early. 

For the 2017 season, the MSGA Board is continuing the additional flight for higher handicap players who play from the Forward Tees rather than from the Regular Tees.  The fifth flight (Flight E) is for the players with handicap indexes plus age totaling 95.  Only Low Net prizes are awarded for Flight E in addition to normal skins awards (no Low Gross awards).  The same par three tees are used by all flights, so Flight E players participate in the Closest-to-the-Pin contest.

Using a Flight E has sped up play and made the golfing experience more enjoyable for all players.  Players are encouraged to continue to play with their regular groups even though some players may be playing from the Forward Tees.

The third event on the schedule is at Valparaiso C. C. on Monday June 12th.  Cut-off for entries is June 5th.  2017 is the eighth time the MSGA has played Valparaiso.  Valpo is one of the MSGA’s most popular venues, so get your entries in early.  The average number of players for the last three tournaments at Valpo is 103.  Members should also review the complete schedule to make sure they get entries in early for their favorite courses.

This year’s MSGA Championship will again be held at Swan Lake Resort on August 21st & 22nd.  It’s never too early to find a partner and get your entry in.  See the MSGA Championship page for details.

Following event: Valparaiso C. C. - Monday, June 12th Cutoff June 5th

2017 Tournament Schedule

May 15 Pottawattomie CC, Michigan City IN (opening day)
May 31 Whittaker Woods GC, New Buffalo MI (guest day)
June 12 Valparaiso CC, Valparaiso IN
June 26 Island Hills GC, Centreville MI (guest day)
July 10 Tippecanoe Lake CC, Leesburg IN
July 24 Chesapeake Run GC, North Judson IN
August 7 Four Seasons CC, Crown Point IN (first time course)
August 21-22 Swan Lake Golf Resort, Plymouth IN (MSGA Team Championship)
September 6 Knollwood CC (East), Granger IN
September 18 South Bend CC, South Bend IN (final event)

Next tournament: Whittaker Woods G. C., May 31, 2017 (Guest Day)

Visitors and Guests:

Welcome to the website of the Michiana Seniors Golf Association (MSGA). The organization is made up of amateur senior players (age 50+) who love and enjoy the game of golf and a little competition and fellowship on some great golf courses. The Michiana area includes Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

If you are a senior amateur player who enjoys playing golf on some of Michiana’s premium golf courses, the MSGA is the organization for you.

All tournaments are flighted by handicap so players are playing against similarly skilled players. An additional flight is available, if players choose, for players whose age plus handicap index equals 95. The flight plays from the forward tees.  Click on the tabs above to learn more about the MSGA.

If you have any questions or need more information about the MSGA, please contact Bruce Fisher (219-363-7466) or any of the Board of Directors.

Walt Ailes, President (219-462-0663)

2017 Information:

The 2017 season is the 19th year for the MSGA and includes ten tournaments played from May thru September. Of the 2017 tournaments, six will be played at private country clubs and four at public golf courses throughout the Michiana area. The season opens at Pottawattomie C. C. in Michigan City, IN on May 15th and closes at South Bend C. C. on September 18th.

In between, there are guest days at Whittaker Woods G. C. in New Buffalo, MI and Island Hills G. C in Centreville, MI and the MSGA Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth IN.

There is one course that the MSGA has not played in the past. That tournament will be played at Lakes of the Four Seasons C. C. in Crown Point, IN on August 7th.

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2017.

Welcome New Members for 2017 Season!

Tom Smith Goshen IN
Ray Ginsburg Michigan City IN
Michael Hoffman Granger IN
Tim Swallers Crown Point IN
Dave Dunn Westville IN
Roy Shepard Chesterton IN
Randy Kerns Valparaiso IN
Bob Dunn Plymouth IN
Stu Holaway Middlebury IN
John Graft Rochester IN
Phil Weybright Plymouth IN
Paul Martindale Plymouth IN
Mike O'Malley Livonia MI
Brian Gensel Valparaiso IN
John Wendel Plymouth IN
Steve McGue Michigan City IN

Welcome Returning Members!

Al Marquardt Michigan City IN

2016 MSGA Championship
Champions
John Spensley & Mike Sandridge
Runners-up
Peter MacEntee & Abe Ismail


Bill Murray (center) congratulating 2016 Championship Winners (left) Mike Sandridge and John Spensley and Runners-up (right) Peter MacEntee and Abe Ismail
Bill Murray (center) congratulating 2016 Championship Winners (left) Mike Sandridge and John Spensley and Runners-up (right) Peter MacEntee and Abe Ismail


Bob Brady (left) receiving Recognition Award for his 16 years of Dedicated Service and Leadership to the MSGA
Bob Brady (left) receiving Recognition Award for his 16 years of Dedicated Service and Leadership to the MSGA

Dan DeMartinis (right) receiving congratulations from Bill Murray on his Hole-in-One at Sandy Pines on July 9, 2014 (Last MSGA tournament Hole-in-One)
Dan DeMartinis (right) receiving congratulations from Bill Murray on his Hole-in-One at Sandy Pines on July 9, 2014 (Last MSGA tournament Hole-in-One)


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