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2023 OPENING DAY TOURNAMENT – MAY 2023


Member Notes:

2023 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED  – See Below !!

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2022 SEASON!!

The 2022 season ended on September 12th with the final tournament at Morris Park C. C. in South Bend, IN.

It was not a good day for golf, but the on and off drizzle did not require any delays. The turnout was 101 players playing in five flights.  Weather would drizzle for a hole or two and then stop for a couple of holes.  The sun even peeked through for a short time in the middle of the afternoon.

The final 2022 tournament was a great ending to a difficult season caused by rainy weather at several events.  We were fortunate to be able to play all events except Opening Day at Klinger Lake C. C. on May 18.  Two events were played in light rain and a third event was cancelled after partial completion.

Morris Park C. C. is an excellent country club golf course and was a great choice for our final tournament.   The golf and banquet staffs did a great job for the MSGA as Morris Park always does including a excellent dinner. 

The final tournament was a popular event that included lunch, dinner, extra awards, door prizes and raffles.  MSGA 2022 Championship winners, Ed Meyer and Tom Smith did not attend.  Their names will be engraved on the permanent John Pavlos Memorial Trophy as 2022 Champions, and each will receive engraved replicas of the permanent trophy.

In the season long Brady Cup competition, Bob Henrikson finished first followed by Andy Dosmann and Larry Hackett.  Bob will receive an engraved replica of the permanent Brady Cup trophy and have his name added to the permanent trophy. 

At the Annual Meeting of the membership, Rich Wallace and Tim Holmes were reelected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning in 2023.  Both have made important contributions while serving their previous terms on the Board of Directors.

The 2023 Season will be the twenty-fifth for the MSGA.  Over the past twenty-four years, the MSGA has played 221 tournaments on 53 different golf courses throughout the Michiana area. 

The current membership stands at 173, down from 194 last year.  Although membership was down, the average entries were 56% of membership in 2022 as compared to 56% in 2021.  Over the years, 885 players have held membership in the MSGA. 

The Board of Directors has completed work on the 2023 tournament schedule and has posted the finalized schedule below.   There are a few loose ends to tie up, but the schedule is set.  Membership renewal information for the 2023 season will be sent out in late January or February for the 2023 season.  We hope that all current members will re-up for 2023 and invite some friends to join. 

As we told players at the final dinner, we will be processing membership renewals and handicaps fees online as well as applications for new members.  We also expect to have members enter tournaments online.  Players will be able to review entries online and be able to manage those entries online.

The Board wants to thank all the members who participated in this year’s tournaments and made 2022 another successful year for the MSGA.  We look forward to another great year in 2023.

2023 Tournament Schedule

May 10 (W) Whittaker Woods G. C. - New Buffalo MI (Opening Day)
May 22 (M) Island Hills G. C. - Centreville MI
June 5 (M) Pretty Lake G. C. - Plymouth IN (Guest Day)
June 19 (M) Pottawattomie C. C. - Michigan City IN
July 5 (W) Meadow Valley G. C. - Middlebury IN
July 17 (M) Warren Course at Notre Dame - South Bend IN
August 2 (W) Beechwood G. C. - LaPorte IN (Guest Day)
Aug. 14-15 (M/T)  Swan Lake Golf Resort - Plymouth IN
August 30 (W) Klinger Lake C. C. - Sturgis MI 
Sept. 18 (M) Elcona C. C. - Bristol IN (Final Tournament)

Next Tournament: Opening Day - May 10, 2023
Whittaker Woods G. C., New Buffalo MI.

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.

Tournaments are flighted by handicap, so players are competing against similarly skilled players.  Players are divided into two groups, those who play the regular tees (approximately 6000 yards) and those who play the front tees (approximately 5000 yards).  Each group is divided into flights with approximately 15-25 players per flight.  To play the front tees, players must have an Age + Handicap Index number of 85 or greater and choose to play the front tees.  If you choose to play the front tees, you must continue to play the front tees for the balance of the year.

Awards are presented for low gross and multiple low net winners for each flight based on the number of entries.  Click on the links above to see more information about the MSGA.

If you have questions or need more information about the MSGA, please contact Walt Ailes (219-462-0663) or any of the Board of Directors.

Walt Ailes, President

2022 Information:

The 2022 season is the 24th year for the MSGA and includes ten tournaments played from May thru September.  Of the 2022 tournaments, five will be played at private country clubs and five at public golf courses throughout the Michiana area.

The season opens at Klinger Lake C. C. in Sturgis, MI on May 18th and closes at Morris Park C. C. in South Bend on September 12th. 

The MSGA Championship will again be played at Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth, IN on August 15th, and 16th.

There are no new courses for 2022, but we are returning to several challenging courses including Sandy Pines, Valparaiso, Tippecanoe Lake, Innsbrook and Morris Park.  After playing ten events in 2022, the total number of tournaments played in the 24-year history of the MSGA will be 231 on 53 different golf courses.

The Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year in 2022.

Welcome New Members for 2022 Season!

Steve Foli Lemont IL
Bob Serafini Oak Forest IL
Rick Griffin Munster IN
Mark Wojda Plymouth IN
Randy Mumma LaPorte, IN
Jim Wruck Granger IN
Bill Ball Winamac IN
Dale Garwood South Bend IN
Greg Andresen Mokena IL
Tom Fischer Three Oaks MI
Cory Dennie Culver IN
Robert Pereira Schererville IN
Dan Jackson South Bend IN
Jeff Stroman Carmel, IN
Jim Trefil Batavia IL
Jeff Albertson LaPorte IN
Rob Spenser Valparaiso, IN 
Bob Rumpler Plymouth IN 
Bill Spartz Western Springs IL
Joe Katona Mishawaka IN
Dave Krizman South Bend IN 
Charlie Moore Elkhart IN
Dan Tarpley LaPorte IN
Don Rapley Valparaiso, IN 

Welcome Returning Members!

Gary Drutis Hammond IN


Chad Hutsell (C) with 2022 Champions Tom Smith & Ed Meyer (L) & Runners-up Andy Dosmann & Mike Hoffman (R)


MSGA Championship – Ed Meyer (L) receiving Championship Award from Walt Ailes. Ed’s partner, Tom Smith was unable to attend because of COVID quarantine. He will receive his award at the first tournament of 2022.


Brady Cup Winner Ray Ginsburg with Trophy


MSGA 2021 Brady Cup Award Recipients – First Place – Ray Ginsburg (C) – Second Place – Mike Hoffman (L) – Third Place – John Martin (R)


Chuck Zimmerman receiving congratulations from Michelle and Bill Murray on his Hole-in-One recorded on Hole #17 at South Bend C. C. on 09-14-21.

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


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