New to the area or just looking for a great way to spend time on the course and meet some new friends? Why not join MOGA (Men’s Oakwood Golf Association)! We have over 350 members with golfers at every level. Play is every Thursday, with a morning and afternoon shotgun start for you to choose from. Membership application is available on the MOGA website, http://www.mogagolf.org/application_2018.pdf. The third Thursday of every month is MOGA golfer appreciation day with a free beer or soft drink for MOGA members at the Oakwood Pro Shop.
Come join in the FUN! Coming soon: Play from Yellow or Silver Tees in MOGA.
Beginning on February 22, MOGA play is back to 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. shotgun.
Member/Member Flight Winners. January 18 results:
Flight 1: (3-way tie) Hastings/Read, Leath/Herbeck, Ruddy/Thomas
Flight 2: Braun/Poitras
Flight 3: (tie) Karp/Niziolek, Johnson/Wheaton
Flight 4: Fields/Schaper
Flight 5: Poropat/Oconnel
Member/Guest on March 29. The cost of the event is $130 per twosome, including dinner, a shirt, hat and balls. With the number of sponsors for the event, there will be a raffle with some pretty awesome prizes. Remember, your guest has to have a verifiable handicap and NEW for this year, your non-MOGA guest can be a female. This event will be one of the best for the year. Application and information form is on the website. Tee spots are limited, so get your application in soon.
Volunteers Needed: We are looking for people to help in the activities surrounding this Member/Guest event … placing placards at the different holes, help in distributing raffle tickets, doing the raffles, helping in entering scores on the scoreboard, etc. Please contact Blair Poitras at 612-998-7003 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Upcoming schedule for MOGA games:
March 1 – MOGA Presidents Cup
March 8 – MOGA Presidents Cup
March 15 – AM – Ironwood Wealth Management; PM – ABCD Shamble
March 22 and 24 – AM Home and Home with Palo Verde
March 22 – PM Individual Stableford by flight
March 29 – AM Low Net by flight; PM Member/Guest open to any guest (male or female)
April 5 – AM/PM Foursome Low Gross
If you have never played in a Home and Home tournament, you should try one. You will have two chances coming in March and April. It is a great way to meet some new “friends” and compete against others. March 22 and 24 will be Palo Verde. April 12 and 14 will be with Cottonwood. Come join the FUN!
Course Condition. We are still seeing a lot of ball marks on the greens and unraked traps. Please repair your ball mark and any others you see on the greens, rake the sand before you have departed from the trap and fill divots on the fairway and rough. They’re our courses… Let’s help keep them in great shape!
Coming soon: Yellow and Silver Preferred Tees. In addition to a Blue tee option, the board has decided to allow players to select Yellow or Gray tees as their preferred tee for events. The stipulations is, once selected, the player will play those tees on all future events that allows playing from other tees (like ABCD, low net, low gross). This preference will not be available for events like the MOGA Club Championship, President’s Cup and ABCD Rainbow. To be eligible for play on the Yellow or Gray tees, a player must have a handicap of 26 or higher. Please contact Dan Muth (email@example.com) if you would like to play from Yellow or Gray tees.
Chits: (noun) a short official note, memorandum or voucher, typically recording a sum owed.
Good News, MOGA members. The issue regarding MOGA Chits and their usage has been resolved with Blue Star. According to Trish Huff, IronOaks General Manager, we have “approval to use the chit money cards in the restaurants as well as the Pro Shop. According to Eddie Renio, Director of Golf, “The chits can be redeemed at the golf shops, Stone & Barrel and the Fitness Center. If a member has a chit balance, they can use the amount towards purchases at the amenities just mentioned. All they [MOGA members] will have to do is give their homeowner card or ID so that the team member who is taking care of them can pull them up on the POS and redeem the chits against the balance of their bill.” So, for those of you who have too many shirts, hats or golf balls, you can now purchase a beer.
For all other MOGA information, results and future tournament dates, please visit the website at http://www.mogagolf.org.