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Next Tournament - Opening Day - May, 2017!


Member Notes: Thank you for a great 2016 season!

The 2016 season ended on September 19th with the final tournament held at Morris Park C. C. in South Bend, Indiana.

It was a perfect late summer day for golf with temperatures in the low 80’s, plenty of sunshine, some gentle breezes and a wonderful golf course in beautiful shape. 

The final tournament is an event that includes lunch, dinner, extra awards and door prizes for everyone. 

Morris Park, as always, proved to be a great choice for the final tournament.  The golf and banquet staffs did a terrific job for the tournament and the awards dinner.

Individual trophies were presented to John Spensley and John’s guest Mike Sandridge as the MSGA Championship winning team for 2016.  Both received replica trophies signifying their success and will have their names added to the permanent John Pavlos Memorial trophy. 

Bill Gustin won the season long Brady Cup award presented to the player who accumulates the most points earned thru tournament participation, winnings and recruitment of new members and was presented a replica of the Robert Brady permanent trophy which will have his name added to the list of past winners.  John Spensley and Bob Henrikson finished second and third respectively.

At the Annual Meeting of the membership, Taylor Seward and Walt Ailes were reelected to the Board of Directors for two year terms, Kent Kaeppler was reelected for a one year term and Tim Holmes was elected to a three year term.  Tim is replacing Don Giedemann who is retiring after serving on the Board since 2004.  The Board thanks Don for his long time service and welcomes Tim to the Board. 

The Board of Directors has been working diligently on the 2017 schedule which will have nine individual medal events and the MSGA Championship, a total of ten.  Two events will be Guest Days.  The list of courses has been narrowed to approximately twelve and will be finalized by the end of October.  The 2016 schedule will be posted to the website when tournament sites and dates are confirmed and contracts signed.

The Board wants to thank all the players who participated in this year’s tournaments and made this year another very successful year. 

We ended the year with 174 members, down from 179 players at the end of both 2015 and 2014.  Be sure to invite your friends to join the MSGA for the 2017 season. 

Tournament participation was up from an average of 94 players per individual event in 2015 to 101 for 2016.  In total, members played 938 rounds in the 2016 tournaments.  Nine players played in all ten events, including 2016 rookie Max Borden.

We look forward to another great year in 2017!!  

Next tournament: Opening Day in May, 2017!!

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 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)

2016 Information:

The 2016 season is the 18th year for the MSGA and includes ten tournaments played from May thru September.  Of the 2016 tournaments, six will be played at private country clubs and four at public golf courses throughout the Michiana area.  The season opens at Maplecrest C. C. on May 18th and closes at Morris Park C. C. on September 19th. 

In between, there are guest days at Mystic Hills G. C. in Culver, IN and Klinger Lake C. C in Sturgis, 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 Rock Hollow G. C. in Peru, IN on September 7th.

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2016.

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


Welcome New Members for 2016 Season!

Lee Hope Granger IN
Mike Balunda Valparaiso IN
Wally Trzop South Bend IN
Dave Utterback Michigan City IN
Gary Burian LaPorte IN
Jerry Bishop LaPorte IN
Peter MacEntee Three Oaks MI
Jim Black Valparaiso IN
Max Borden Rochester IN
Dick Briars Kouts IN
Lee Burdorf Elkhart IN
Tom Mackrola Long Beach IN
Terry Brownell Valparaiso IN
John Smith Long Beach IN
Mike McCreight Munster IN
Don Coddens South Bend IN
Rich Emery South Bend IN
Tony Gensel Hammond IN
Robert Woolever Wanatah IN
Ted Chittum Bourbon IN
John Spensley Culver IN

Welcome Returning Members!

Bill Diedrich South Bend IN
Tom Thorley Valparaiso IN
John Farron Granger IN
Danny Koontz South Bend IN
Neil Carlson South Bend IN
Mike Shikany Michigan City IN
Robert Feldman Buchanan MI

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

Bob Brady (right) presenting Ed O’Conor with the first place award for the 2015 Brady Cup competition
Bob Brady (right) presenting Ed O’Conor with the first place award for the 2015 Brady Cup competition

Bill Murray (right) congratulating 2015 Championship Winners (from left) Bob McFadden and Ed O’Conor and Runners-up Jim Pawlik and Bruce Neulieb
Bill Murray (right) congratulating 2015 Championship Winners (from left) Bob McFadden and Ed O’Conor and Runners-up
Jim Pawlik and Bruce Neulieb

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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