Matt Fellows, MOGA Shootout Champion 2023 (center), is presented with a personalized golf bag from Tournament Director Mark Nilsen (left) and President Ron Dodd (right).

Shootout Championship

Mark Nilsen announced that Matt Fellows won the annual Shootout Championship for 2023! Gary Hodges, John Skoworn, and Dan Kiska were nipping at his heels only one stroke behind. The shootout is a yearlong, low net qualifying event that culminates in one final tournament of those qualifiers for the grand prize.

Fred Smith, Webmaster—Interesting Stats

According to Fred’s collected data, the historically toughest holes based on MOGA tournaments are as follows:

Blue tees: Lakes 6, Palms 8, Sonoran 2

White tees: Lakes 7, Palms 8, Sonoran 2

Yellow tees: Lakes 9, Palms 8, Sonoran 9

The average MOGA member age is 72.7. The Average Index is 16.8.

The MOGA goal is to pay out all the money and that 50% of the combatants will win some chits. So, you have a pretty good chance of being a winner in each tournament regardless of your handicap!

Mark Nilsen, Tournament Chair

Among other things, the MOGA Championship will be played in the fall. More info to follow.

Wayne Karp, Membership Chair

A New Member handbook is available on the MOGA website under League Information/Handbook.

Doug Stodgel, Rules—Golf Etiquette

Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrate courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, and take necessary steps to care for the course being played on.

Consideration for Other Players: Players should not disturb other players by moving, talking, or making unnecessary noise. Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play. Do not hit until you are certain that the group ahead of you is out of range. On the putting green, players should not stand on or walk on another player’s line of putt (an imaginary line that connects the ball to the hole) or when making a stroke, cast a shadow over his/her line of putt. Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out. In addition, the first person to hole out should be the one to replace the flagstick in the hole.

Major Events Coming Soon

1/04: Oakwood Shootout, Individual Low Net

1/18: Member/Member

1/26: Oakwood Shootout, Individual Low Net

2/01: Oakwood Shootout, Individual Low Net

2/08: Presidents Cup

2/15: Presidents Cup