MOGA News and Scores

If you are new to the community or would like to spend some time on the golf course, why not join the 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 370 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 February MOGA Games:

Feb. 3: President’s Cup 8:30 a.m.; President’s Cup 1 p.m.

Feb. 10: President’s Cup 8:30 a.m.; President’s Cup 1 p.m.

Feb. 17: President’s Cup 8:30 a.m.*; President’s Cup 1 p.m.

Feb. 24: Palo Verde Home and Home (Oakwood) 8:30 a.m.; Individual Low Net by Flight 1 p.m.

Feb. 26: Palo Verde Home and Home (PV-Saturday); AM and PM Events Combined 1 p.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 the President’s Cup (Net) from Feb. 3 through Feb. 17, the Club Championship (Gross) from March 3 through March 17, Member/Guest on April 7, and the Cottonwood Home and Home the week of April 14.

The skins games going forward will be from the blue tees for single-digit handicaps. Higher handicaps can continue to play from the white tees.

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 Handicap and AGA Steve Newkirk

Steve Newkirk and his wife Stevie were married 10 years ago. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, when he was 12, and after high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. After four years serving our country as a crypto radio operator, he spent 40-plus years working as a corporate engineering director where he managed video transport technologies around the country, working in both the telecom and cable industries. He is an avid golfer, playing to a 15 handicap. His hobbies include golf, traveling, playing music, and volunteering for various golf events around the Phoenix area.

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 webmaster who has experience in HTML. Please let a board member know if you are interested.

MOGA Board for 2022:

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