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Your Board of Directors is working hard to finish the planning for the 2020 season. We think you will be very impressed with the schedule when we announce the details later this month.
The MPSGA’s mission is to be the best provider of fair and competitive amateur golf tournaments for senior men.
We are a non-profit, volunteer organization with over 40 years of history providing competitive amateur golf tournaments for Michigan Seniors, men 50 and older.
We strive to provide good competition at many outstanding courses. Our purposes are consistent with those of the USGA:
1. To provide competitive golf opportunities for the membership.
2. To increase knowledge and awareness of the rules and traditions of golf.
3. To promote those values of the game of golf which relate to good health, friendship and fair play.
You must be a male Michigan resident. You must have attained the age of 50 before the first tournament in which you wish to participate. To be a full member with GAM/USGA privileges, you must enter at least 4 of the 16 events (Single Day, State or Match Play) during the year. The MPSGA is open to all public, private and university course golfers.
-- Single Day Net Tournaments (14 Events in 2020)
-- Match Play Tournament
-- State Seniors Open-Amateur Championship
-- Members Tournament of Champions and Annual Meeting
-- Full Season Competitions
-- GAM/USGA Privileges for all members
The MPSGA conducts single-day tournaments throughout the summer months. All events are shotgun starts so it is possible to drive to the tournaments with friends and socialize following golf. We try to select high quality courses at reasonable prices. We also allow members the flexibility to pick and choose among the single day tournaments that best fits their schedule. These 14 tournaments are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through the summer.
MATCH PLAY for 2020 will be played Mon/Tue/Wed. with a 1:00 PM starting time on Monday. There will be 18 hole matches with seeded 8 man flights set by USGA index. Monday first round losers will be in consolation flights starting Tuesday. Second round championship, third place and consolation winners will play final matches Wednesday morning while those losing twice have the option of playing a third round in an all-flight net event on Wednesday morning. Entry fee includes dinner on Monday evening and lunch on Tuesday after your matches. Tee selection allowed with course handicaps adjusted accordingly.
The STATE TOURNAMENT for 2020 will be played Tue/Wed/Thu. Entry fee includes golf, cart, range balls, trophy & gift certificate awards, skins and meals following the golf on Tuesday & Wednesday. All 3 days will be played on the Sundance course. The A-Ga-Ming Resort will be the tournament host facility with preferred lodging rates. All players will be in net competition. Tee selection allowed, but only Seniors (Ages 50 & up) playing back tees, Super-Seniors (age 65 & up) playing middle tees and Legends (ages 70 & up) playing forward tees will be eligible for the 3 age-based gross competitions. State Tournament limited to 108 participants.
In 2020 the Members Tournament of Champions will again be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and awards ceremony. It will be held this year on September 17 at the Polo Fields G & CC Ann Arbor.
Our annual meeting is also a thank you for your participation in the other events of the year. In addition to the brief business meeting after golf, we include a continental breakfast and lunch. We also present the awards for our full season competitions and open the floor to member suggestions and comments.
THE BRIEGEL CUP
Recognizes the best player in the organization relative to his age over the course of a full season (points awarded at each event).
GROSS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Points awarded for first, second and third best gross score at each tournament.
GROSS SUPER-SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Points awarded for first, second and third best score at each tournament among those who have reached the age of 65.
LEGEND OF THE YEAR
Points awarded for first, second and third best gross score at each tournament among those who have reached the age of 70.
GRAND MASTER OF THE YEAR
Points awarded for first, second and third best gross score at each tournament among those who have reached the age of 75.
NET PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Points are awarded for the best net performances at each tournament.
MPSGA members can use the GAM handicap system to enter all their scores and to maintain an official USGA handicap. (Please note that, because of the new Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) system we are using, you do not have to enter your MPSGA tournament scores in GAM - we will do that for you!) The GAM/USGA membership also allows MPSGA members with qualifying handicaps to participate in the various GAM and USGA championships and events throughout the year.
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