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Welcome to Michiana Seniors Golf Association

Fall Golfing Opportunity
The MSGA will be playing at Knollwood C. C. in 2015
Knollwood is offering a Golfing Special to
MSGA Members in October for Cart Fees + Tax Only
Available days are 3 Mondays after 10:00 am
October 13th, 20th & 27th, 2014
Tee Times Required – Call Pro Shop 574-277-2620
(Identify yourself as a MSGA Member)


Member Notes: Thank you for a great 2014 season !

The 2014 season ended on September 22nd with the final tournament held at Morris Park C. C. in South Bend, Indiana.  It was a great fall day for golf with temperatures in the mid-60’s and plenty of sunshine.  The golf course was in wonderful shape with the greens putting extremely fast and true.  With the tree-lined fairways and small, fast greens, the course played very difficult for the 120 players entered.

Morris Park proved to be a very challenging course and was a great choice for the final tournament.  The golf and banquet staffs did a great job for the MSGA, as always.  The final tournament is a very popular event that includes lunch, dinner, extra awards and door prizes for everyone.  Seasonal awards are also presented.

The Brady Cup awards for 2014 were presented to first place winner Tom Stefaniak, second place to Ray Brosseau and third place to Dan DeMartinis.  Tom will also have his name engraved on the permanent Brady Cup in addition to receiving a replica of the Brady Cup.  Dan DeMartinis was also recognized for his hole-in-one at Sandy Pines.

Individual trophies were presented to John Becking and Bill Gustin as the winning team for the MSGA Championship in addition to having their names added to the John Pavlos Memorial trophy for 2014.

Bob Brady is retiring from the Board of Directors after 16 years as Co-Founder, Secretary/Treasurer and Director.  In recognition of his dedicated service, visionary guidance and outstanding leadership, Bob was presented with a beautiful plaque signifying his long-time service to the MSGA.

At the Annual Membership meeting, Bruce Ruge, Bob McFadden and Ray Nutty were elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning in 2015, replacing Bob Brady, Mike Gilpin and Larry Jackson.

The Board of Directors has finalized the schedule for the 2015 season.  We are excited to host eleven tournaments, including eight tournaments on Mondays and three on Wednesdays. 

2015 Tournament Schedule

May 11 Whitaker Woods GC New Buffalo, MI (opening day)
May 27 Meadow Valley GC Middlebury, IN (guest day)
June 8 Sand Creek CC Chesterton, IN
June 22 Tippecanoe Lake CC Leesburg, IN
July 8  Island Hills GC Centreville, MI (guest day)
July 20 Briar Ridge CC Schereville, IN (first time course)
August 3 White Hawk CC  Crown Point, IN
August 17/18 Swan Lake Resort   Plymouth, IN (MSGA Championship)
August 31 Pottawattomie CC Michigan City, IN
September 9 Bent Oak GC Elkhart, IN
September 21 Knollwood CC Granger, IN (final event)

The Board also wants to thank all the players who participated in this year’s tournaments and made this year another extremely successful year.  The average attendance for the eleven Individual Medal play events was 103 players, down slightly from 2013 when the average was 108 for nine Individual Medal play events.  2014 was the fourth consecutive year with average attendance above 100 players per tournament.  The MSGA Two-Man Team Championship had 68 players, up slightly from 60 in 2013.

We ended 2014 with 189 members, exactly the same as at the end of 2013.  Be sure to invite your friends to join the MSGA for the 2015 season.

We look forward to another great year in 2015!

Next Tournament:      Whitaker Woods G. C. – May 11, 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

2015 Information:

The 2015 season is the 17th year for the MSGA and includes eleven (11) tournaments played from May thru September.  Of the 2015 tournaments, six will be played at private country clubs and five at public golf courses throughout the Michiana area.  We will open the schedule at Whitaker Woods G. C. on May 11th and close the season at Knollwood C. C. on September 21st. 

In between, we have guest days at Meadow Valley G. C. in Middlebury, IN and Island Hills G. C in Centreville, MI and the MSGA Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth IN. 

We have one course new to the MSGA in 2015.  That tournament will be played at Briar Ridge C. C. in Schereville, IN on July 20th.

After testing during the 2014, we will continue to have a fifth flight that will play from the front tees in all individual tournaments.  Players whose age plus handicap equals 95 may choose to play in the fifth flight.

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2015.

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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