MOGA Update

If you are new to the community or would like to spend some time on the golf course, why not join 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 350 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 October MOGA games:

October 2021 AM and PM Events 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 7: 7:30 a.m.: Individual Low Net by Flights; 9:30 a.m.: Individual Low Net by Flights

Oct. 14: Overseeding

Oct. 21: Overseeding

Oct. 28: Overseeding

MOGA events are now shotgun starts at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., and the Oakwood golf courses will reopen on Nov. 4, after overseeding, for MOGA play.

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.

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 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 four 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 four years, is taking advantage of the favorable Arizona weather to golf five days a week.

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