We have turned the page on a calendar to November, which brings cooler temperatures, a reseeded golf course, and the anticipation of the holiday season. At the end of the holiday season, we will begin a new year, 2021, and say goodbye to 2020. I think we can all agree that saying goodbye to 2020 will be a good experience.
The Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA) board is actively engaging in making plans for 2021. The tournament schedule has been approved and will be published shortly on the website. With this in mind, it is time to renew or begin your MOGA membership for 2021. Below you will find instructions as to how you can accomplish this very easily from your desktop.
Re-enrollment for 2021 MOGA membership is now underway. We sincerely hope that everyone will re-enroll online so we can save some time and effort, and you can use a credit card. Last year, over 85% of our membership signed up online through the Arizona Golf Association (AGA) site. This year, we are shooting for over 90%. Memberships that come in after Dec. 20 may not be eligible for MOGA play until Jan. 15. Instructions for online enrollment, the member handbook, and other useful information are available on the homepage of the MOGA website. You also can go to the AGA website, log in under your profile, and click Renew. Or use this link: www.azgolf.org then click on Join/Renew. Dues remain the same at $125 for full MOGA membership, and $65 for handicap-only membership. There is a small discount for renewing online before Dec. 20.
If you are new to the community or would like to spend some more time on the golf course, why not join MOGA? Our Thursday games are a good way to meet some new friends. You do not have to be a resident of IronOaks to join our group. We have over 350 active and handicap-only members with golfers at every level. MOGA has an event each Thursday throughout the year. We invite you to join MOGA and meet some new friends while playing a variety of team and individual games each week. The membership application and more information is available on our website at www.mogagolf.org.
November Schedule of Events:
Nov. 5: AB scramble/CD scramble
Nov. 12: Beat the Pro Kevin
Nov. 17: IronOaks Ryder Cup Ironwood
Nov. 19: IronOaks Ryder Cup Oakwood and ABCD Shamble
Nov. 26: Individual Stapleford by Flight
December Schedule of Events:
Dec. 3: ABCD Mixed and Home and Home with SL1
Dec. 10: Individual Low Net by Flight and Home and Home with SL1
Dec. 17: ABCD Shamble
Dec. 24: Match Played by Flight
Dec. 31: ABCD Mixed
Game descriptions are on the MOGA website at www.mogagolf.org and results of each week’s events are posted on the website.
The Home and Home event and the IronOaks Ryder Cup are special events which require an additional application. This application can be found on the MOGA website.
With the approach of the new year, it is once again necessary for us to request additional volunteers to be members of the board. We will be in need of a vice president and a publicity chair at this time. If you have an interest, please contact any one of the board members as listed on the website.
With the events in the world, it has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, and together we have managed to navigate these trying times. All of this could never have been done without the patience and kindness of the membership and the staff at the clubhouse. We are looking forward to 2021 with great anticipation.