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Welcome to Michiana Seniors Golf Association

Member Notes:

SAND CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

August 8, 2016 (Monday)

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

The seventh MSGA tournament of the year will be played on Monday, August 8th at Sand Creek C. C. in Chesterton, IN.

The cut-off date for entries is August 1st.

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 on a very nice golf course.  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 fourth time the MSGA has played at Sand Creek C. C. and we look forward to a great day of golf on an excellent golf course.  The last time the MSGA played Sand Creek was last year and unfortunately play was rained out after twelve holes.  For the previous three events at Sand Creek the participation has averaged 110 players, so get your entries in soon.

For the 2016 season, the MSGA Board is continuing the additional flight for higher handicap players who play from the Forward Tees rather than from the Regular Tees.  To accomplish this, the number of flights for each tournament was increased from four to five.  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 awards). 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 eighth event on the schedule is the MSGA Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort.  Cut-off for entries is August 12th.  Members should also review the balance of the 2016 schedule to make sure they get entries in early for their favorite courses.

The 2016 MSGA Championship will again be held at Swan Lake Resort Golf Course on August 22nd & 23rd.  It’s never too early to find a partner and get your entry in.  For information on the Championship, see the upper right corner of this page.  Several links are provided for Tournament information (format, schedule, etc.), Swan Lake Resort Stay packages and the Swan Lake Resort website.  If you have any questions or need a partner, call Bill Murray at 219-393-8648.

2016 Remaining Tournament Schedule

August 8 Sand Creek CC, Chesterton IN
August 22-23 Swan Lake Golf Resort, Plymouth IN
(MSGA Team Championship)
September 7 Rock Hollow GC, Peru IN (first time course)
September 19 Morris Park CC, South Bend IN (final event)

Next tournament: MSGA Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort on August 22nd and 23rd

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.

MSGA Championship
August 22 & 23, 2016
Swan Lake Resort Golf Course

Tournament Information
Swan Lake Resort Stay Packages
Schedule of Play | More Details


Swan Lake Resort Golf Course
SwanLakeResort.com


Welcome New Members for 2016 Season!

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
Jerry Orman Rolling Prairie IN

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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