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Time to Register for the AGM

The 2022 Annual Meet will be held at the Digby Pines Resort and Golf Course in Digby Nova Scotia on August 29, 30 and 31. The golf course is a beautiful design by renowned Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson who has also designed Banff Springs, Jasper Park and Highland Links in Cape Breton. The Hotel is under new ownership and has been refreshed and refurbished.

Our schedule of events allows members to arrive on the Monday with a 3 days stay, or on the Tuesday with a 2 days stay at the Hotel. The “official” Agenda begins with the first round of the golf tournament with a modified shotgun start on Tuesday August 30th at 11 am. Members arriving on Monday are encouraged to enjoy an optional practice round and an informal meet and greet on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday following the golf, we will combine a meet and greet with the wine and scotch tasting which will be held on the Hotel grounds. Wednesday’s events shall include the second round of the golf tournament, the Annual General Meeting of the MSGA, and our closing banquet. We will also be having a culinary demonstration and lunch at the Hotel for our non-golfers.

To set up your practice round on the Monday you may call the pro shop at 902-245-7709. Please tell the pro shop that you are with the MSGA so that you will receive our special golf package rate of $86.25 (incl cart and hst).

The room rate at the Digby Pines is being offered with minimum booking requirements for the MSGA. Pines queen guest rooms are $169.00 single/$186.00 double and king guest rooms are $179.00 single/$206.00 double. These rates are available until July 29th and include accommodation and full hot and cold breakfast buffet in Churchill’s restaurant 7-10 am daily. HST is extra. Individual reservations can be made by contacting the hotel at 1-800-667-4637 and requesting the MSGA Annual Meet rate. Please make your reservations as early as possible to access this special rate.

Guests are both welcome and encouraged. Please send your registration as early as possible to secure your place and to ensure that this year’s Annual Meet will be a great success. I look forward to finally seeing everyone again and to enjoying a great event with you.

Thank you,

Peter Daigle
President

July Field Day coming up

Our next event is a Field Day Plus. We play Amherst Golf Club on Sunday, July 17 and Northumberland Golf Course in Pugwash on Monday, July 18. Event information and a registration form can be found in the Events tab.

Message from the President re the 2022 Season

Dear MSGA Members:

Welcome to the 2022 MSGA golf season! As you know, due to the ongoing pandemic in 2021, all of our 2021 MSGA events were postponed to the 2022 golf season. We are greatly looking forward to our 2022 MSGA golf events and hoping to see all of our members who we have been unable to see during the past two seasons. We are also looking forward to having many new members joining the MSGA this season as well.

To thank our MSGA members for their continuing support, and to encourage new members to join the MSGA, we have reduced our membership dues for the 2022 season to $25.00 per couple or for a single membership. We shall be sending you an email shortly with all of the information needed for you to pay your 2022 membership dues.

We have now confirmed all of our 2022 events and dates which include the following:

The MSGA Invitational will be held in Moncton on June 19th and 20th. We will be playing the Moncton Golf and Country Club on Sunday June 19th and enjoying dinner at the MGCC following our round on Sunday. On Monday June 20th we will be playing at the Royal Oaks Golf Club.

The MSGA will be holding a Field Day Plus at Northumberland Links in Pugwash and at Amherst Golf Club on July 17th and 18th. We will be playing Northumberland Links on Sunday July 17th and at Amherst on Monday July 18th. 

Our Annual Meet is scheduled to be held in Digby from August 29 to 31. We will return to the Digby Pines to enjoy the beautiful Stanley Thompson designed golf course. This event will include two great rounds of golf and an optional practice round, as well as a number of social events, including the return of our always popular wine and scotch tasting.

Please save these dates now for our 2022 MSGA events. Registration forms and further information for these great events will be available soon on our MSGA website.

We will be emailing our membership dues for the 2022 MSGA Golf Season within the next couple of weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone at one, or hopefully all, of our 2022 events.

Have a great season and see you on the golf course!

Peter Daigle
MSGA President

AGM postponed until 2022

MSGA Members:

Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey in June regarding our MSGA Annual Meet at the Digby Pines. All of your input is greatly appreciated. 

Many of you expressed interest in attending an Annual Meet this year. However, many of our members also told us that, although they normally attend our Annual Meet, they did not feel comfortable in attending this year due to continuing concerns with Covid 19 and related travel issues. After carefully considering these issues, the MSGA Board of Directors has determined that the most prudent course of action is to postpone our Annual Meet to August 29, 30 and 31, 2022 at the Digby Pines. The Pines has agreed to our request and has reserved these dates for us. 

As we advised in our previous email, the MSGA will not be charging membership dues for 2021. We anticipate the recommencement of dues in the Spring of 2022. In 2022 we shall be hosting a full schedule of events including the MSGA Invitational which shall be played at Moncton Golf and Country Club and Royal Oaks in June 2022. We shall also hold Our Field Day Plus at Amherst and Northumberland which shall be played in July 2022.

We hope that everyone has an enjoyable golf season this year, and we look forward to seeing everyone once again at our MSGA events in 2022. Take care and stay safe.

Peter Daigle
MSGA President

Message from the President about the 2021 Season

Dear MSGA Members:

A Special Meeting of the MSGA Board of Directors was held on April 26, 2021 to discuss the 2021 MSGA Schedule of Events and the challenges which the impact of Covid 19 has presented to our scheduled events again this year. The Board of Directors discussed the uncertainty currently involving travel, the availability of golf courses and their amenities during the upcoming 2021 golf season. To address these challenges the Board of Directors has made some important changes to our 2021 Schedule of Events.

The MSGA shall not be collecting membership dues from our Members for 2021. We shall proceed to collect membership dues again in the Spring of 2022.

The MSGA Invitational which was scheduled to be played at Moncton Golf and Country Club on Sunday June 20, and Royal Oaks on Monday June 21, will be rescheduled to be played in June 2022.

Our Field Day Plus which had been scheduled to be played at Amherst on July 18, and Northumberland on July 19, shall be rescheduled to be played in July 2022.

Our MSGA Annual Meet is scheduled to be held at the Digby Pines from August 30 to September 1, 2021. We are delighted that we will be able to enjoy this beautiful Stanley Thompson designed golf course and our Annual Meet at the Digby Pines.

We have been working closely with the Digby Pines on this event, and we would like to hold our Annual Meet as scheduled this year if the current situation improves sufficiently to allow us to proceed. The Digby Pines has agreed to allow the MSGA until June 30, 2021 to confirm that we will be proceeding with our Annual Meet as scheduled, or alternatively to reschedule our event to similar dates in 2022.

The MSGA will be conducting an email survey of all members in early June to canvass our members interest in attending the Annual Meet as scheduled this year. We encourage you to respond to our survey at that time and hope that we will be able to see you at our Annual Meet at the end of August.

Take care, stay safe, and we hope to see everyone on the golf course very soon.

Peter Daigle
MSGA President

2021 Events

The MSGA Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone all of our 2020 events to the 2021 golf season. We are greatly looking forward to our 2021 MSGA golf events and to seeing all of our members who we were unable to see this season.    Our 2021 events are currently planned to include the following:

  • MSGA Invitational in Moncton on June 20 and 21. 
  • Field Day Plus in Amherst and Northumberland in mid-July. 
  • Annual Meet in Digby from August 30 to September 1. 

Please save these dates now for our 2021 MSGA events. Registration forms and membership information will be available later in the Winter and early in the Spring on our MSGA website.  

All plans are, of course, subject to Covid 19 developments.   

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