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Member Notes:
INNSBROOK C. C. MERRILLIVILLE, IN

July 23, 2018 (Monday)

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

The sixth MSGA tournament of 2018 will be played on Monday, July 23rd at Innsbrook C. C. in Merrillville, IN.  Innsbrook is an excellent golf course that has been a popular venue for the MSGA in the past. 

The cut-off date for entries is July 16th.

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 be placed 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 seventh time the MSGA has played at Innsbrook, the last time in 2016.  In the previous two events, entries were 103 and 100.  After the strong interest in the first five tournaments of 2018 (average of 107 players), we expect a turnout of at least 100 players.  Entries are limited to 120. 

For the 2018 season, the MSGA Board 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 seventh event on the schedule is at Rock Hollow G. C.  in Peru, IN. on Monday August 6th.  Cut-off for entries is July 30th.  This MSGA tournament will be the second at Rock Hollow.  In the first in 2016, 92 played on the Wednesday following Labor Day.  Members should also review the balance of the 2018 schedule to make sure they get entries in early for their favorite courses.  Remember, send separate checks for each event; checks are not cashed until after each tournament.

This year’s 2018 MSGA Championship will again be held at Swan Lake Resort on August 20 & 21st.  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: Rock Hollow G. C. - Monday, August 6th Cutoff July 30th.

2018 Tournament Schedule

May 16 Maplecrest CC, Goshen IN (opening day)
May 30 Beechwood GC, LaPorte IN (guest day – first time course)
June 11 Orchard Hills CC, Buchanan MI (guest day)
June 27 Klinger CC, Sturgis MI
July 9 Tippecanoe Lake CC, Leesburg IN
July 23 Innsbrook CC, Merrillville IN
August 6 Rock Hollow GC, Peru IN
August 20-21 Swan Lake Golf Resort, Plymouth IN (MSGA Team Championship)
September 5 Meadow Valley GC, Middlebury IN
September 17 Morris Park CC, South Bend IN (final event)

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)

2018 Information:

The 2018 season is the 20th year for the MSGA and includes ten tournaments played from May thru September.  Of the 2018 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. in Goshen, IN on May 16th and closes at Morris Park C. C. in South Bend on September 17th. 

In between, there are guest days at Beechwood G. C. in LaPorte, IN and Orchard Hills C. C in Buchanan, 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 Beechwood G. C. in LaPorte on May 30th and will be the 50th different course played in the MSGA’s history.  After playing ten events in 2018, the total number of tournaments played in the 20-year history of the MSGA will be 181.

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2018.

Welcome New Members for 2018 Season!

Robert McFarland Michigan City IN
Jim Kilbourne Granger IN
Pete Schmaltz North Judson IN
Dave Van Vactor Plymouth IN
Ryan Estes Angola IN
Tom Edwards LaPorte IN
Dan Kaminski LaPorte IN
Dave Heckaman South Bend IN
Dave Hochstetler Elkhart  IN
Tom Markel Union MI
Butch Markel Rockford MI
Jim Champer South Bend IN
Steve Cramer Cassopolis MI
Dale Cramer Plymouth IN
Dennis Kring Mishawaka IN
Bob Donaldson Schererville IN
Jon Huffman Plymouth IN
Woody Woodiwiss Oseola IN
Craig Juel Valparaiso IN
Chuck Blair Crown Point IN
Kevin Shidler Culver IN
Michael Lyons Crown Point IN
Steven Schwier Granger IN
Britt Murphey Elkhart  IN
Fred Hillis Culver IN
Jay Wilson Middlebury IN
Jeff Hartin Edwardsburg MI

Welcome Returning Members!

Jim Foglesong LaPorte IN
Steve Kahn Michigan City IN
Bob Hart LaPorte IN
Kevin Kolczynski Calumet City IL
Mark Timm Michigan City IN
Louie Slabach Shipshewana IN
Wayne Slabach Wolcottville IN
Phil Collins Lakeside MI
Mike Basney Edwardsburg MI
Jim Wade LaPorte IN
Mike Dexter Crown Point IN

2017 MSGA Championship

The second day of the MSGA Championship Tournament was cancelled because of heavy overnight rains that rendered the course unplayable.
Partial awards were awarded based on the flight results for the first day.
The shootout for overall MSGA Champions was also cancelled, so there were no overall Champions for 2017.


Stu Holaway (right) receiving the 2017 Brady Cup Trophy from Walt Ailes
Stu Holaway (right) receiving the 2017 Brady
Cup 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

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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