MOGA New Year Highlights

If you are new to the community or would like to spend some time on the golf course, why not join Mens 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 January MOGA Games:

Jan. 6: Individual Low Gross/Net by Flight 9 a.m.

Jan. 13: ABCD Cha, Cha, Cha 9 a.m.

Jan 20: Member/Member (Chapman)* 9 a.m.

Jan. 27: Individual Stableford by Flight 9 a.m.

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.

Upcoming MOGA events include a Member/Member event on Jan. 20, Presidents Cup (Net) from Feb. 3 through Feb. 17, and the Club Championship (Gross) from March 3 through March 17.

Starting in January, MOGA will start a hole-in-one pot for any holes-in-one during MOGA play. The cost will be $5 per player, and if no one gets a hole-in-one, it will carry over to the next year.

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 Web Master Aki Yasuda

Aki was born and raised in California and married his wife Mary at the University of California. They have two daughters; one living in Phoenix and the other in Sacramento, Calif. He joined the Air Force in 1966, and retired in 1987 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He spent the rest of his career as a senior information system specialist in the Washington, D.C., area and fully retired in 2010. Aki has been a member of MOGA since his arrival in Arizona and has served on the MOGA Board for over 10 years as tournament director and web master. He enjoys playing golf four days a week and assisting others in their website matters.

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!

The MOGA Board is looking for a new web master who has experience in HTML. Please let a board member know if you are interested.

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