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Next Tournament Opening Day 2018!


Member Notes:
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2017 SEASON!!

The 2017 season ended on September 18th with the final tournament at South Bend CC.  It was a great late summer day for golf and was enjoyed by 115 players.

South Bend CC is an excellent golf course and was a great choice for the final tournament.   As always, the final tournament was a popular event that included lunch, dinner and extra awards and door prizes.  The golf and banquet staffs did a great job for the MSGA. 

Stu Holaway won the season long Brady Cup award for 2017 and was presented a replica of the Robert Brady permanent trophy which will have his name added to the list of past winners.  Bob Dunn and Abe Ismail finished second and third respectively.

The second day of the MSGA Championship was rained out and thus the Championship was not awarded for the 2017 season.

At the Annual Meeting of the membership, Abe Ismail, Bob McFadden and Bruce Ruge were reelected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms. Rich Wallace was elected for a two- year term to replace Kent Kaeppler who is retiring from the board after serving on the board for many years.  The Board thanks Kent for his long-time service and welcomes Rich to the Board. 

The Board wants to thank all the players who participated in this year’s tournaments and made this year another very successful year.  In total, members played 855 rounds in the 2017 tournaments.  Thirteen players played in all the events.

The 2018 Season will be the twentieth for the MSGA.  Over the past nineteen years, the MSGA has played 171 individual tournaments on golf courses throughout the Michiana area.  For the 2017 season, the average entries for the individual events was 102 as compared to 101 for 2016.  Four of the last five years have seen average attendance over 100 entries per tournament.  The current membership stands at 171, down slightly from 174 last year.  Over the years, 741 players have held membership in the MSGA. 

The Board of Directors has completed the 2018 tournament schedule, which is listed below.  We are excited about the excellent courses on the schedule and look forward to a great season in 2018.  The schedule includes nine individual medal events and the MSGA Team Championship tournament.  We will open the season at Maplecrest C. C. in Goshen and close the season at Morris Park C. C. in South Bend.  In between, we will have two guest days early in the season, including Beechwood G. C. in LaPorte which is a first-time course for the MSGA and is the 50th different course played over the years.  Be sure to invite your friends to join the MSGA for the 2018 season. 

We look forward to another great year in 2018!!

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)

*(Additional tournament details will be posted later)

Opening Day is May 16, 2018!!

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 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)

2017 Information:

The 2017 season is the 19th year for the MSGA and includes ten tournaments played from May thru September. Of the 2017 tournaments, six will be played at private country clubs and four at public golf courses throughout the Michiana area. The season opens at Pottawattomie C. C. in Michigan City, IN on May 15th and closes at South Bend C. C. on September 18th.

In between, there are guest days at Whittaker Woods G. C. in New Buffalo, MI and Island Hills G. C in Centreville, 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 Lakes of the Four Seasons C. C. in Crown Point, IN on August 7th.

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2017.

Welcome New Members for 2017 Season!

Verne Sawyer White Pigeon MI
Karl Miller Middlebury IN
Scott Smith Middlebury IN
Don Abair Plymouth IN
Steve Stone Granger IN
Harry Perkins Tinley Park IL
Donnie Perkins Valparaiso IN
John Hulewicz Goshen IN
Ed Ferguson Portage IN
Tony Fallucca Chesterton IN
Jeff Carmien Bristol IN
Rex Johnson St. John IN
Tom Smith Goshen IN
Ray Ginsburg Michigan City IN
Mike Hoffman Granger IN
Tim Swallers Crown Point IN
Dave Dunn Westville IN
Roy Shepard Chesterton IN
Randy Kerns Valparaiso IN
Bob Dunn Plymouth IN
Stu Holaway Middlebury IN
John Graft Rochester IN
Phil Weybright Plymouth IN
Paul Martindale Plymouth IN
Mike O'Malley Livonia MI
Brian Gensel Valparaiso IN
John Wendel Plymouth IN
Steve McGue Michigan City IN

Welcome Returning Members!

Al Marquardt Michigan City IN

2016 MSGA Championship
Champions
John Spensley & Mike Sandridge
Runners-up
Peter MacEntee & Abe Ismail


Bill Murray (center) congratulating 2016 Championship Winners (left) Mike Sandridge and John Spensley and Runners-up (right) Peter MacEntee and Abe Ismail
Bill Murray (center) congratulating 2016 Championship Winners (left) Mike Sandridge and John Spensley and Runners-up (right) Peter MacEntee and Abe Ismail


Bill Gustin receiving 2016 Brady Cup Trophy from Walt Ailes
Bill Gustin receiving 2016 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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