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2017 Venues and Dates

Dates and venues are now in place for 2017 and posted on the EVENTS PAGE . The first event is the Invitational in Moncton on 25 & 26 June and the entry form is now available. 

The 2017 annual dues for all classifications were sent out by email on March 27th and are now payable. Dues are unchanged at $80 for single membership and $100 per couple.

Please Note the New Address you can mail your cheque to:

Mr. J. Edward Macdonald
Maritime Seniors’ Golf Association
P.O. Box 970
Windsor, Nova Scotia  B0N 2T0

Also New This Year:

For your convenience we now accept electronic payments for Annual Dues and Event Fees.
You can send an Interac e-Transfer to the MSGA.  To learn more about how this process works click here >Interac e-Transfer Information

Early Registration Date for Moncton extended!

We are getting great response for the Spring Invitation in Moncton on June 26 & 27. It promises to be a great event. And here’s some more good news! The deadline for early registration has been extended to June 10. Members who respond by then are able to sign up for $70 each day. And first time guests to the event can enter for $45 each day. By signing up early, a couple can save $80 over the two-day event. If they bring a couple of guests, they can save an additional $180 on behalf of their guests.

The first day, Sunday the 26th, will be an afternoon round at Fox Creek. On Monday the 27th it will be a morning round at Royal Oaks. On Sunday night there will be an optional meal served at Fox Creek.

The spring invitational is our feature new member recruitment event. Please give some thought to who you might invite. There is a cap on guest entries so you should act soon. You can get more information and an entry form on our EVENTS PAGE.

2016 Schedule of Events

Our 2016 events schedule will be finalized soon. There are four events scheduled.

  • In June we will have our second two day invitational to be held in Moncton. We expect to do one day at Fox Creek and the other day at Royal Oaks.
  • In July we have a traditional field day planned for Northumberland Links. It will be held on a Sunday to allow for a broader representation.
  • Our Annual Meet will return to the Algonquin in St. Andrews in late August.
  • We will be trying out a September event. It will be a traditional field day with and optional add on day with a hotel option. Dates and exact venues are still to be determined but will likely involve Chester Golf Course and/or Osprey Golf Course.

Here is the 2016 Schedule as it stands.

 

Members will be advised when all dates are firmed up and registration forms available.

Glen Arbour Field Day Results.

The Glen Arbour Field Day was an outstanding success. It was a beautiful day on a beautiful course. The 40 MSGAers and guests found the course to be a real challenge but a treat to play. Golf was followed by a beef and chicken BBQ and, of course, prizes. Here are the GLEN ARBOUR FIELD DAY RESULTS

Many thanks to Pierre Meagher and his wife Lise for putting it all together.

Invitational at Fox Creek results

The first MSGA invitational event was held at Fox Creek on Saturday and Sunday June 14 and 15. The venue, the weather and most importantly the comradery were all top notch. Over 70 participants attended. We were delighted to have 14 members’ guests participate. In addition several Fox Creek members joined us for one or both days, providing some local course knowledge. All of our guests indicated that they enjoyed themselves and many expressed their desire to join the MSGA.

The Stableford format was used to facilitate faster play and make it more competitive among a wide spectrum of handicaps. The overall points accumulation by a member determined the winner and, of course, women, as full members, were now eligible to win. We came perilously close to having a woman’s name on the trophy (if we actually had a trophy) for the first time in 90 years. Claire Barnett & Jim Clements tied for total points. However, Jim prevailed, winning by retrogression.

A fun couple’s event was held on Day 2. Each lady participant drew a male participants name for the contest and a prize was awarded to the winning team. That event was won by Betty Johnston & Bill Dever. A skins game was introduced this year and proved very popular. Each of the winners on day one received $50 and $16 on day two. The names of these and all the other winners can be found here.  (Prize certificates and payouts will be forwarded by mail in the next few days.)

There were a lot of people that pitched in to help make this event work. But in particular the MSGA wishes to thank Allen Kenney and Ed McDonald for envisioning the event and bringing it through to such a successful fruition.

To any of our guests reading this. Thank you for your participation. You can find out more about our association at www.msga.ca. It’s not too late to join for 2015 and participate in any of our upcoming events at Glen Arbour in Halifax on July 7, Westfield Golf & Country Club near Saint John on August 11 and our Annual Meet at Digby August 31 thru September 2nd. EVENT SCHEDULE

 

The Spring Newsletter

The MSGA Spring Newsletter is in the mail! But you don’t have to wait for the postman. You can get your copy here >  MSGA 2015 Newsletter Web

 

Invitational at Fox Creek Coming Soon! A few spots left.

Your MSGA is introducing a new event in 2015; a two day invitational to be held in Moncton in June. Members and their guests will have the opportunity to play Fox Creek on the afternoon of Sunday the 14th (Times starting at 12:00 noon) and Fox Creek again in a 10:00 AM shotgun start on Monday the 15th. You can play in either or both.

You may register in any of the following three ways:

  1. Print out the entry form and mail it in.
  2. Printout and complete the entry form, scan it and email it.
  3. Send an email including ALL the required information referenced in the entry form.

When your completed entry has been received, you will receive verification advising of your total entry cost. Payment is required by June 7.

Not only is this intended to be a new and fun initiative, but also to show case our changing organization to potential members. So sit down, give some thought to who might be interested and get it on your calendars. Then get those entries in to:

Al Kenney 29 Rye Hill Heights, RR #1 Lunenburg NS B0J 2C0 ackenney@eastlink.ca 902.634.4981

Get more information on the event and the Registration Form here.

If you’ve already registered, don’t forget that entry fees are to be mailed to Al and are to be received no later than June 7.

The Annual Meet Highlights and Looking Forward

This year’s Annual Meet at Stanley Bridge PEI was enjoyed by all attendees. The event was kicked off with a wine and cheese tasting, led by Ron Johnson. Golf on the first day at Glasgow Hills was halted half way through because of heavy rain. However, later in the day the sun came out and it became a glorious PEI day and evening to attend the 5 course New Glasgow Lobster dinner. The rain didn’t interfere with the non-golfers who thoroughly enjoyed a day at the theatre in Charlottetown.

The next day was much better for golf at Anderson’s Creek, while the non-golfers enjoyed lunch and shopping at the Dunes. The Annual Meeting was held in the afternoon. (hat evening a banquet and prize presentation was held at the hotel.

To get a copy of the Annual Meeting Minutes, incoming President Al Maher’s Newsletter and some pictures click here.

 

 

Berwick Field Day Results

The Berwick Field Day was held on a glorious sunny Nova Scotia Day. All participants enjoyed the event. Click here >  Berwick 2014 Results to see who enjoyed it most.

Spring Newsletter is out!

The new spring newsletter is now online. To go to the viewing page, click here.

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