During the first three months of 2021, MOGA has held many exciting and well-attended tournaments, including the Presidents Cup (Low Net Championship), the Member/Member, and the Club Championship. In April, we will have events such as Individual and Team Stablefords, Individual Low Net, and Beat the Pro, among others.
Upcoming schedule for April MOGA games:
April 2021 AM and PM events combined tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
April 1: ABCD Mixed
April 8: Individual Stableford by Flight
April 15: Beat the Pro-Eddy (75% Handicap)*
April 22: Individual Low Net by Flight
April 29: Team Stableford by Flight Individual
MOGA events may change to shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and noon, depending on COVID restrictions at the time.
Dates followed by an asterisk are MOGA Appreciation Days with free beer and soda in the afternoon.
Game descriptions are on the MOGA website, www.mogagolf.org, 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.
MOGA membership is still open for any male golfer interested in enjoying a variety of weekly games. We have nearly 300 active members of all skill levels. There are morning and afternoon rounds to pick from. This year, over 92% of MOGA members renewed or joined online while having 48 new members, our biggest growth in many years. To join, go to the www.mogagolf.org and click on the link to Join/Renew.
Getting to Know MOGA Tournament Director Dan Muth
Dan was born in Milwaukee, raised in Iowa, and moved to Arizona in 1967. He and his wife Marie have been married for 52 years and have two children, John (confirmed bachelor) and Derek (Jenny), and six grandchildren: Zack, Nicky, Conner, Xander, Gavin, and Kaitlyn. Dan retired in 2012 from Motorola after 34 years as a component engineer. His hobbies include golf, bowling, puzzles, and learning Spanish (Duolingo). Dan has been a member of MOGA for nine years and has been the tournament director for the past three-plus years.
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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