The greens are recovering nicely from aerification, and the tee boxes and fairways are starting to turn that lush green. For a golfer, those are welcome signs of spring. For members of the MGA, it also means the start of our season.

In April, we have our season opener currently scheduled for Saturday, April 30th with a 9am shotgun start. The format this year is one that hasn’t been done in a while, the Florida Scramble (a.k.a one man out). This variation involves golfers whose ball was selected after each stroke to sit out the following stroke (all four players always tee off). For example: John, Dave, Mike, and Tim all tee off. The team selects Dave’s drive, he sits out the second stroke and John, Mike, and Tim hit their second shots from that position. The team then picks Mike’s shot, and John, Tim, and Dave hit their third shots from there. Sign up as a team or if you want to meet and play with new players, you can sign up individually. Come join us for the golf, food, and fun!

Also, April begins the MGA Ringers season. A card with your name on it will be placed in the timecard slots on the wall in the men’s locker room. Throughout the season (until the end of September), record your best GROSS score on each hole. If you don’t see a card with your name, please contact the pro shop to sign up (only $5). Flighted winners will be announced after the season ending Tommy Wine event.

Coming in future months is the start of the annual two-man match play, MGA Member-Member, and the MGA shootout. More details to come in the near future.

If you have any questions about the MGA, please contact any member of the MGA Executive Committee, Ed Kitchen, David Ahearn, Dave Roberts, or Ralph Deger. See you on the course!

Dave Roberts