During the first three months of 2021, The Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA) has held many exciting and well-attended tournaments, including the Presidents Cup (Low Net Championship), the Member/Member, and the Club Championship. In May, we will have events such as Match Play by Flight, Individual Low Gross/Net by Flight, and two different ABCD events.
Upcoming schedule for May MOGA games:
May 2021 AM and PM events combined tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
May 6: AM: ABCD Scramble Individual Low Net; PM Individual Low Net
May 13: AM: Match Play by Flight; PM: Match Play by Flight
May 20: AM: Individual Low Gross/Net by Flight*; PM: Individual Stableford
May 27: AM: ABCD Shamble; PM: Individual Low Net by Flight
MOGA events may change to shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and noon, depending on COVID restrictions at the time.
Dates followed by an asterisk are MOGA Appreciation Days with free beer and soda in the afternoon.
Game descriptions are on the MOGA website, www.mogagolf.org, and results of each week’s event are posted on the website. Payouts to weekly participants have averaged 50%, so come out and win some Pro Shop chits.
MOGA membership is still open for any male golfer interested in enjoying a variety of weekly games. We have nearly 300 active members of all skill levels. There are morning and afternoon rounds to pick from. This year, over 92% of MOGA members renewed or joined online while having 52 new members, a 10% growth over last year. To join, go to www.mogagolf.org and click on the link to join/renew.
Getting to Know MOGA Tournament Assistant Doug Stodgel
Doug Stodgel and his wife Cathy have two children, Jeff Stodgel and Amy Kungl. They have four grandchildren (Connor, Jacob, Andrew, and Ethan). They moved to Oakwood two years and 4 months ago, and joined MOGA in January of 2019. Doug played eight years of professional baseball with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Cubs. He worked 40 years at Sears Service as a technician, and he worked at Laguna Woods Golf Course for seven years as an assistant to the head professional. His current index is 4.6, and he has won the MOGA Club Championship the past three years.
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MOGA Board for 2021:
President: Dan Strafalace, Vice President: Ron Dodd, Treasurer: Ken Gaylord, Secretary: Pat Wilson
Standing Committee Chairs:
Membership: Wayne Karp, Handicap & AGA: Stephen Newkirk, Tournament: Dan Muth, Tournament Assistant: Doug Stodgel, Publicity: Steve Engler, Webmaster: Aki Yasuda