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Member Notes:

ISLAND HILLS G. C. – CENTREVILLE, MI

June 24, 2019 (Monday)

Note:  Normal starting time – (12:00pm CDT – 1:00pm EDT)

The fourth MSGA tournament of 2019 will be played on Monday, June 24th at Island Hills G. C.  in Centreville, MI.  The FIELD IS LIMITED TO 120 PLAYERS.  

The cut-off date for entries is JUNE 17TH. 

With the 40+ New and Returning members for 2019 and the large number of entries for the first events, it’s a good idea to get entries in early.

Please note the cut-off date. Your entries need to be received by Bill Murray seven days in advance. If you mail your entry just before the cut-off date, call or email Bill/Michelle and let them know your entry is in the mail. This not only helps Michelle prepare all the paperwork but is required for Bill to give an accurate player count to reserve the proper number of carts and lunches. If your entry is received after the field limit of 120, you will be notified and placed on a “Wait List” in case there are cancellations.

The format is an Individual Medal play event. 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. Awards will be distributed at the following event. Your entry fee includes lunch and golf.

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

This is the 4th time the MSGA has played at Island Hills G. C. and we look forward to a great day of golf on an excellent course.  Island Hills is a beautiful layout with some very tough holes and several carries over water/wetlands.  We expect well over 100 players and maybe close to the field limit of 120.  The golf course has always been a good test of players skills.   

The MSGA is continuing the 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 award). The same par three tees are used by all flights, so Flight E players participate in the Closest-to-the-Pin and Hole-in-One contests.  Players are encouraged to continue to play with their regular groups even though some players may be playing from the Forward Tees.

The fifth event on the schedule is at Sand Creek C. C.  in Chesterton, IN. on Monday July  8th.  Cut-off for entries is July 1st and the field will be limited to 120 players.  This will be the fifth time the MSGA has played Sand Creek, which is one of the premier courses in the Michiana area.   It has been a very popular venue in prior years with as many as 124 in 2013.  With the increased membership this year, we expect a full field.  Members should also review the balance of the 2019 schedule to make sure they get entries in early for their favorite courses.  (Send a separate check for each tournament entered).

This year’s 2019 MSGA Championship will again be held at Swan Lake Resort on August 19 & 20th.  It’s never too early to find a partner and get your entry in.  See the MSGA Championship page for details.

If you need a partner or have any questions, call Bill Murray at 219-393-8648.

Following event: Sand Creek C. C. - Monday, July 8th – Cutoff July 1st.

2019 Tournament Schedule

Field Limit

May 13 Whittaker Woods G. C, New Buffalo MI (opening day) 120
June 3 Pottawattomie C .C., Michigan City IN 108
June 10 Pretty Lake G. C. (formerly Plymouth C.C.),
Plymouth IN (guest day)
120
June 24 Island Hills G .C., Centreville MI 120
July 8 Sand Creek C.C., Chesterton IN 120
July 22 Briar Ridge C.C., Schererville IN (guest day) 120
August 5  Elcona C. C., Bristol IN (new course) 108
August 19-20 Swan Lake Golf Resort, Plymouth IN
(MSGA Team Championship)
72
September 4 Legacy Hills G.C., LaPorte IN (new course) 108
September 16 South Bend C.C., South Bend IN (final event) 120

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 links to see more information 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)

2019 Information:

The 2019 season is the 21st year for the MSGA and includes ten tournaments played from May thru September.  Of the 2019 tournaments, five will be played at private country clubs and five at public golf courses throughout the Michiana area.  The season opens at Whittaker Woods G. C. in New Buffalo, MI on May 13th and closes at South Bend C. C. in South Bend on September 16th. 

In between, there are guest days at Pretty Lake G. C. (formerly Plymouth C. C.) in Plymouth, IN and Briar Ridge C. C in Schererville, IN and the MSGA Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth, IN. 

There are two courses that are new venues for the MSGA in 2019.  Those tournaments will be played at Elcona C. C. in Bristol, IN on August 5th and at Legacy Hills G. C. in LaPorte, IN on September 4th.  After playing ten events in 2019, the total number of tournaments played in the 21-year history of the MSGA will be 191 on 52 different courses.

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2019.

Welcome New Members for 2019 Season!

Darren Stevens Plymouth IN
Wade McGee Culver IN
Mark Dobson Elkhart IN
Dennis Weaver Elkhart IN
Promit Das Granger IN
John Cates Michigan City IN
Greg Raklovits St. Joseph MI
Jed Chase New Carlisle IN
Jim Vance Union MI
Gary Wetzel Granger IN
John DeVaney Chesterton IN
Jeff Nicol Crown Point IN
Doug Schnick Munster IN
Rand Schrock Goshen IN
David Mastey Crown Point IN
Sam Lashley Millersburg IN
Bruce Brankle Crown Point IN
Jack Balogh Valparaiso IN
John Chamberlin Plymouth IN
Ned Schimizzi Mishawaka IN
Robert Hazzard Dyer IN
Dave Kauppi Grand Beach MI
Jim Jakubowski Grand Rapids MI
Karl Buchholtz Porter IN
Dan Lavin Culver IN
Rick Dick Warsaw IN
Mike Babcock North Webster IN
Jim Magnuson LaPorte IN
Jack Enright Knox IN
Patrick Glossinger Bridgeman MI
Bill Ketcham Long Beach IN
Greg Schoenfeld Vandalia MI
Eric Morris North Liberty IN
Joe Johnston Munster IN
Jim Weidenfeller Schererville IN
Tim Mallon LaPorte IN
Frank Hornbeak Thayer IN

Welcome Returning Members!

Tom Smith Goshen IN
Mike Martin Valparaiso IN
Steve Raymond LaPorte IN
John Simmons Valparaiso IN
Ted Chittum Bourbon IN
Rich Emery South Bend IN
Jerry Orman Rolling Prairie IN
Jed Ullman Fort Wayne IN
Dave Pera Valparaiso IN
Roger Presl North Manchester IN

2018 MSGA Championship Winners Gary Drutis & Mark Joseph receiving awards from Walt Ailes
2018 MSGA Championship Winners Gary Drutis & Mark Joseph receiving awards from Walt Ailes

2018 Brady Cup Champion Steve Stone receiving trophy from Walt Ailes
2018 Brady Cup Champion Steve Stone receiving trophy from Walt Ailes

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


Roland Pereira (R) receiving congratulations from Bill Murry on his Hole-in-One at Rock Hollow on August 6, 2018 (First MSGA Hole-in-One since 2014)


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