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Member Notes: Final 2014 Tournament!!

Morris Park Country Club – September 22, 2014 (Monday)
Note: Normal starting time – (12:00pm CDT – 1:00pm EDT)

The twelfth and final MSGA tournament of the year will be on Monday, September 22nd at Morris Park C. C. in South Bend, IN.  Morris Park is a wonderful old golf course that first opened in 1923.  The course always offers a challenge for the players, especially with the many long par 4’s.  With the many hazards, thick rough and sloping greens, the course plays tough, but fair.  We expect to have a large turnout for the final tournament of the year, so get your entries in early. 

If you want to play Morris Park, but cannot get your mailed entry to Michelle by the September 15th cut-off date, call her at 219-393-8648.

The cut-off for entries is September 15th.  The field will be limited to 128 players.

The tournament format is the normal Individual Medal play.  The normal individual prizes and skin games within flights will be awarded at the dinner after completion of play.  You can 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 popular golf course.  Your entry fee includes lunch, golf and dinner and the awards presentation. 

Check the Tournaments tab for details and directions.

This is the sixth time the MSGA has played at Morris Park with the last time in 2012.  Several of our final tournaments and dinners have been at Morris Park and the golf and banquet staffs always do a great job.  We expect that with the nice weather this summer, the course will again be in very good shape.  We know that the course will present a tough test for the players.

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

Awards for Morris Park and the season-long awards for the Brady Cup will be presented in addition to door prizes and raffles for all players.  Trophies for the Brady Cup winner and the 2014 MSGA Championship winners (John Becking and Bill Gustin) will also be presented.

FINAL event: Morris Park on Monday, September 22nd – Cut-off is September 15th.

Next tournament: Opening Day in May, 2015 !!

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.  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 or any of the Board of Directors.

Walt Ailes, Acting President

2014 Information:

The 2014 season is the 16th year for the MSGA and includes twelve (12) tournaments played from May thru September.  Of the 2014 tournaments, seven will be played at private country clubs and five at public golf courses throughout the Michiana area.  We will open the schedule at Maplecrest C. C. on May 14th and close the season at Morris Park C. C. on September 22nd. 

In between, we have guest days at Rozella Ford G. C. and Innsbrook C. C and the MSGA Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth IN. 

We have one course new to the MSGA in 2014.  That tournament will be played at Orchard Hills C. C. in Buchanan, MI on June 9th.

With two additional tournaments this year and the addition of a flight to play from the forward tees, we believe we have increased the opportunities for our members to enjoy the game of golf.

You can check out the complete schedule by clicking on the Tournaments tab above. 

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2014.

Bill Murray (right) congratulating 2014 Championship Winners (from left) Bill Gustin and John Becking and Runners-up Roger Stevens and Bruce Fisher
Bill Murray (right) congratulating 2014 Championship Winners (from left) Bill Gustin and John Becking and Runners-up Roger Stevens and Bruce Fisher

Dan DeMartinis (right) receiving congratulations from Bill Murray on his Hole-in-One at Sandy Pines on July 9th
Dan DeMartinis (right) receiving congratulations from Bill Murray on his Hole-in-One at Sandy Pines on July 9th

Welcome New Members for 2014 Season!

Ted Mullett Niles, MI
Dave Lamb Michigan City, IN
Ed Fuja Tinley Park, IL
Mark Rex Griffith, IN
Mike Price LaPorte, IN
Buzz Cotton Schererville, IN
Mox Irmscher Ft. Wayne, IN
Ray Estes Angola, IN
Tom Thorley Valparaiso, IN
Ken Dowdy Chesterton, IN
Art Yagodnik Chesterton, IN
Pete Rumely Granger, IN
Tom Tippmann Ft. Wayne, IN
Mike Dexter Crown Point, IN
Art Mascarello Crown Point, IN
Walt Kroll South Bend, IN
Tom Knoll LaPorte, IN
Mark Joseph Schererville, IN
Gary Drutis Hammond, IN
Dave Pera Valparaiso, IN
Ray Brosseau Schererville, IN
Tim Gericke Schererville, IN
Bruce Ballow White Pigeon, MI
William Vinovich Crown Point, IN
Norman Michaels Mishawaka, IN
John Hettwer Ft. Wayne, IN
Michael Grubb Chesterton, IN
Roger Presl N. Manchester, IN
Steven Seward Ft. Wayne, IN

Welcome Returning Members!

Biff Geiss Valparaiso, IN
Art Branko Schererville, IN

Mike Gilpin (left) presenting Dave Pendergast with the first-place trophy for the 2013 Brady Cup challenge
Mike Gilpin (left) presenting Dave Pendergast
with the first-place trophy for the 2013 Brady
Cup challenge

2012 Brady Cup Co-Winners Bruce Fisher (left) and Mike Robinson (right) accepting congratulations from Bob Brady at the awards presentation
2012 Brady Cup Co-Winners Bruce Fisher (left) and Mike Robinson (right) accepting congratulations from Bob Brady
at the awards presentation


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