------------ 2018 MPSGA Website ------------

 
We are focused on providing you the latest MPSGA News!

Our first tournament of the year was held on Tuesday, May 15 at ORCHARDS. The results have now been posted. Our second event was held 4 days later on Saturday, May 19 at DUNHAM HILLS. Results of that tournament have also been posted. Our most recent tournament was Thursday, May 24 at CHERRY CREEK. Results of that event will be posted soon. After a break for the Memorial Day weekend and week, we will be back at it on Thursday, June 7 at POLO FIELDS ANN ARBOR,

The POLO FIELDS ANN ARBOR, HUNTMORE, MAJESTIC, GREYSTONE, FIELDSTONE and COYOTE PRESERVE golf tournaments are CLOSED to new applications.

All applications received as of 5/25/18 have been processed. (You can verify your tournaments by going to GTN).

There continues to be availability at the remaining events including four single-day stroke play events, the MATCH PLAY at TWIN LAKES, the STATE SENIORS AMATEUR OPEN at A-GA-MING and BELVEDERE GC, and our season closing event at EDGEWOOD CC. Please get your application in soon to avoid missing a tournament that you would like to play. Thank You!

In the General Information section, we have also added a map the shows how widely distributed our course locations are. Click on the 'stick pins' to see the name of the course.

Note that in the "Links to Allied Associations" section we have a link to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) website. Those of you using I-696 in the Macomb County area to travel to and from a tournament will want to review the details of the Westbound I-696 project.

P.S. If you are interested in getting on a waiting list for one of the closed tournaments, then send a note to Dan Sutherland (danielsutherland@earthlink.net) along with a $50 deposit -- which will not be cashed if an opening does not occur.

 

MPSGA Mission Statement:

The MPSGA’s mission is to be the best provider of fair and competitive amateur golf tournaments for senior men.

Who is the MPSGA?

We are a non-profit, volunteer organization with over 35 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.

Eligibility Requirements

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, Match Play or Annual) during the year. The MPSGA is open to all public, private and university course golfers.

The MPSGA Features

-- Single Day Tournaments (13 Events in 2018)
-- Match Play Tournament
-- State Seniors Open-Amateur Championship
-- Members Tournament of Champions and Annual Meeting
-- Full Season Competitions
-- GAM/USGA Privileges for all members

Single Day Tournaments

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 13 tournaments are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through the summer.

Match Play Tournament

This year the Match Play event will be a one day, 27 hole event.We again reserved the course at Twin Lakes on June 27th. So be sure to check off this alternative when you fill out your application this year, as we look forward to having this event again in 2018!

State Seniors Open-Amateur Championship

By popular demand, this year the event is returning to northern Michigan, at the A-Ga-Ming resort south of Charlevoix. This is a three-day medal play tournament on August 27, 28 & 29 2018 (Mon, Tue, Wed). It is the flagship event of the year. Like our other events, this tournament offers both age-based gross competition and handicap-based net competition with 4 to 5 flights depending on the size of the field.

MPSGA Tournament of Champions and Annual Meeting - Scramble

In 2018 we will again conduct the Members Tournament of Champions in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and awards ceremony. It will be held this year on September 18 at the Edgewood Country Club course,

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.

Full Season Competitions

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.

GAM/USGA Privileges

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 Tournament Network 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.

Great Courses, Great Golf, Great Friends!