MOGA Updates

Steve Engler

Happy December, Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA) members and friends! 2020 is nearly done, and we have had a truly interesting year with the stay-at-home orders and the record heat here in Arizona. The MOGA membership is growing, and we would welcome to add new golfers, so come join us!

New World Handicap Golf System (WHS)

Noticed that your handicap has gotten a bit lower and not sure why? The New World Handicap Golf System is considering a few less scores when determining your handicap (check out “5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System” under the MOGA tab on our webpage).

Upcoming Schedule for December MOGA Games

• 3 ABCD Rainbow, Individual Low Net by Flights

• 10 Low Net by Flight, Individual Low Net by Flights

• 17 ABCD 1G 1N, 10 AM Start Time—No PM Event

• 24 Match Play by Flights, 10 AM Start Time—No PM Event

• 31 ABCD Mixed, 10 AM Start Time—No PM Event

Game descriptions are on the MOGA website,, and results of each week’s event are posted on the website.


Calling all male golfers! Are you interested in playing a variety of games every Thursday? Then join MOGA. With almost 300 active members of all skill levels, there are morning and afternoon rounds to pick from. Come join and make some new friends. There is a link to join on our website at

Don’t forget to renew your MOGA membership online. See the link at to renew or join.

Getting to Know MOGA!

This month, we are getting to know Ken Gaylord, the treasurer for MOGA! Ken was born and raised in Southern California and enjoys golfing (4 handicap) and boating. His career was in the textile industry, and he retired two years ago. He is married to his wife Staci, and they have five children and four grandchildren. He has lived in Sun Lakes for four years and has been a MOGA member for two years as well! Thank you, Ken, for sharing a little about your family and background!

If you are interested in sharing your personal bio and you are a member of MOGA, we would love nothing more than to share your information with our membership! You can provide the following to [email protected]: name, spouse name, children, grandchildren, where you are originally from, how long you have been a member of MOGA, your handicap, hobbies, past professions, etc. If you provide the basics, we can write the article and obtain your approval to publish! Let’s learn more about the amazing members of our MOGA group!

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 2020

President: Dan Bogaard

Vice President: Dan Strafalace

Treasurer: Ken Gaylord

Secretary: Pat Wilson

Standing Committee Chairs

Membership: Wayne Karp

Handicap & AGA: Stephen Newkirk

Tournament: Dan Muth

Tournament Asst.: Doug Stodgel

Publicity: Steve Engler

Webmaster: Aki Yasuda