MOGA January Updates

Steve Engler

Happy New Year, MOGA members and friends! 2021 is now here. Throughout 2020, we were able to comply with the social distancing guidelines and continue with our weekly schedule of tournaments. We will approach the new year in the same manner and provide all our members the opportunity to come out and enjoy their MOGA Thursdays.

New World Handicap Golf System (WHS)

Noticed that your handicap has gotten a bit lower, and not sure why? The New World Handicap Golf System is considering a few less scores when determining your handicap (check out “5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System” under the MOGA tab on our webpage).

Upcoming schedule for January MOGA games:

January 2021 AM and PM Events Combined Tee Times Starting at 9:30 a.m. and Noon:

Jan. 7: Individual Low Gross/Net by Flight

Jan. 14: ABCD Cha, Cha, Cha

Jan. 21: ABCD Rainbow

Jan. 28: Individual Stableford by Flights

Game descriptions are on the MOGA website,, and results of each week’s event are posted on the website.


Calling all male golfers! Are you interested in playing a variety of games every Thursday? Then join MOGA (Men’s Oakwood Golf Association). With almost 300 active members of all skill levels, there are morning and afternoon rounds to pick from. Come join and make some new friends. There is a link to join on our website at

Don’t forget to renew your MOGA membership online. See the link at to renew or join.

Getting to know… MOGA new President Dan Strafalace

Dan was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. He and his wife Janet have two children and two grandchildren. They moved to Oakwood three and a half years ago to be close to their granddaughters in Chandler. Dan retired 12 years ago from a manufacturer of environmental and safety instrumentation. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and golf. Dan, a member of MOGA for three years, is taking advantage of the favorable Arizona weather to golf five days a week throughout the year. Dan has been a member of MOGA for three years.

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