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!!