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MPSGA Mission Statement:

The MPSGA’s mission is to be the best provider of fair and competitive amateur golf tournaments for senior men.

Who is the MPSGA?

We are a non-profit, volunteer organization with over 35 years of history providing competitive amateur golf tournaments for Michigan Seniors, men 50 and older.

We strive to provide good competition at many outstanding courses. Our purposes are consistent with those of the USGA:

1. To provide competitive golf opportunities for the membership.
2. To increase knowledge and awareness of the rules and traditions of golf.
3. To promote those values of the game of golf which relate to good health, friendship and fair play.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be a male Michigan resident. You must have attained the age of 50 before the first tournament in which you wish to participate. To be a full member with GAM/USGA privileges, you must enter at least 4 of the 16 events (Single Day, State, Match Play or Annual) during the year. The MPSGA is open to all public, private and university course golfers.

The MPSGA Features

-- Single Day Tournaments (13 Events in 2017)
-- Match Play Tournament
-- State Seniors Open-Amateur Championship
-- Members Tournament of Champions and Annual Meeting
-- Full Season Competitions
-- GAM/USGA Privileges for all members

Single Day Tournaments

The MPSGA conducts single-day tournaments throughout the summer months. All events are shotgun starts so it is possible to drive to the tournaments with friends and socialize following golf. We try to select high quality courses at reasonable prices. We also allow members the flexibility to pick and choose among the single day tournaments that best fits their schedule. These 13 tournaments are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through the summer.

Match Play Tournament

Last year we decided to bring back a Match Play event, and it was well received. We reserved the course at Twin Lakes on June 27th and 28th for this event. So be sure to check off this alternative when you fill out your application this year, as we look forward to having the event again in 2017!

State Seniors Open-Amateur Championship

This is a three-day medal play tournament at the Polo Fields courses in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 28, 29 & 30 2017 (Mon, Tue, Wed). It is the flagship event of the year. Like our other events, this tournament offers both age-based gross competition and handicap-based net competition with 4 to 5 flights depending on the size of the field.

MPSGA Tournament of Champions and Annual Meeting - Scramble

In 2017 we will again conduct the Members Tournament of Champions in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and awards ceremony. It will be held this year on September 14 at the Dunham Hills course ,

Our annual meeting is also a thank you for your participation in the other events of the year. In addition to the brief business meeting after golf, we include a continental breakfast and lunch. We also present the awards for our full season competitions and open the floor to member suggestions and comments.

Full Season Competitions

THE BRIEGEL CUP

Recognizes the best player in the organization relative to his age over the course of a full season (points awarded at each event).

GROSS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Points awarded for first, second and third best gross score at each tournament.

GROSS SUPER-SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Points awarded for first, second and third best score at each tournament among those who have reached the age of 65.

LEGEND OF THE YEAR

Points awarded for first, second and third best gross score at each tournament among those who have reached the age of 70.

GRAND MASTER OF THE YEAR

Points awarded for first, second and third best gross score at each tournament among those who have reached the age of 75.

NET PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Points are awarded for the best net performances at each tournament.

GAM/USGA Privileges

MPSGA members can use the GAM handicap system to enter all their scores and to maintain an official USGA handicap. (Please note that, because of the new Golf Tournament Network system we are using, you do not have to enter your MPSGA tournament scores in GAM - we will do that for you!) The GAM/USGA membership also allows MPSGA members with qualifying handicaps to participate in the various GAM and USGA championships and events throughout the year.

Great Courses, Great Golf, Great Friends!