Join MOGA and Meet Some New Friends

If you are new to the community or would like to spend some time on the golf course, why not join the Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA)? Our Thursday games are a good way to meet some new friends. You don’t have to be a resident of IronOaks to join our group. We have over 388 active and handicap-only members with golfers at every level. MOGA has an event each Thursday throughout the year. Join MOGA and meet some new friends while playing a variety of team and individual games each week.

Upcoming Schedule for November MOGA Games:

Nov. 4: AB Scramble/CD Scramble 8 a.m.; Individual Low Net by Flights 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 11: Beat the Pro – Kevin (75% handicap)* 8 a.m.; Beat the Pro – Kevin (75% handicap)* 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: No AM play; IronOaks Ryder Cup Ironwood 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 18: ABCD Shamble 8 a.m.; IronOaks Ryder Cup Ironwood 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 25: Individual Stableford by Flight 8 a.m.; No PM play

MOGA events are now shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and the Oakwood golf courses will reopen on Nov. 4, after overseeding, for MOGA play.

Dates followed by an asterisk are MOGA Appreciation Days with free beer and soda in the afternoon.

Game descriptions are on the MOGA website,, 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.

Membership: Re-enrollment for 2022 MOGA membership is now underway. Join or enroll online, and you can use a credit card and save some money.

Go to

Click on “Join/Renew” (top right of screen)

Scroll down and click on “Join a Club Now”

Search for Oakwood GC MOGA (under filters)

Click on “Click here to join or renew online”

There is also a link on the website page.

Getting to Know … MOGA Secretary Pat Wilson

Pat was born and raised in Michigan. He and his wife Kathy have two children who live in the Los Angeles area. Pat graduated from Michigan State University and began teaching at Lakeview High School and retired after 31 years of teaching and coaching. His hobbies include walking, bowling, reading, and golf, and he currently has a 9.1 index.

Hole-in-One: Jim Ray made a hole in one on hole number 2 of the Lakes on Sept. 9 at 111 yards and won $100.

Don’t forget: If you have information to share or you want to add something to the Splash, send a message to [email protected], and it will be added to the next newsletter!

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