LETTER FROM PRESIDENT JIM FENWICK
Dear Fellow Golfers:
We are looking forward to another great SSGOA season this year.
We have made some changes for the 2019 season. After a great 19 years as Tournament Director, Dave McMullen is turning that position over to Jim Harris who assisted Dave last year. Jim is well qualified, and I know he will do a great job for us. Dave will remain as Director Emeritus. Many thanks to Dave.
Last year we reduced from 10 events for each division to 9, leaving room for rainouts based on the prior year. Of course, in 2018 we had no rainouts. For 2019 we are going the other way with 11 events for each division, 33 in total.
In order to continue to provide top flight tournaments and prizes, we are raising the tournament entry fee from $45 to $50. This will allow us to continue the opening event at Chenoweth and the season ending banquet at Bricco’s Prime. This will also help cover the cost of some technology we utilize in running the events.
I want to especially thank the following sponsors:
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These generous sponsors make possible the Division Championship Tournament at the end of the season. If you know someone in any of these organizations, please be sure to thank them.
And finally, we are always in need of volunteers to help run our events. If you are interested, please contact one of the Board members. They are listed on our website.
Here’s to a great year of golf with SSGOA, the best senior amateur golf organization in the nation.
LETTER FROM COMMISIONER JIM HARRIS
Welcome to both returning and new members to the Summit Senior Golf of Akron 2019 golfing season.
There have been several changes to the rules of golf by the USGA and R&A organizations. Copies of the new rule book (Player’s Edition) will be available to the members of SSGOA at no cost.
As we have done in the past you are free to choose any member that you would like to pair with as your team and playing mate. Players with quotas from a lower division can play up one level and will be given a quota at the lowest range from the higher division. Players in the higher division cannot move down to play with their selected partner. As in the past you may only play in one division.
We strongly encourage members to submit payment with their entry form either in person or via mail. This helps with setting up tee times and number of participants at each tournament,
This year we need more volunteers to help run the tournaments. Pat Burridge has upped his game and is no longer available to be the tournament manager for the “B” division. Anyone who wishes to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your 2019 Tournament Managers are:
A Division – John Foss
B Division –
C Division – Ros Harris
My thanks to Dave McMullen for his outstanding work in the past for our organization and want to ensure you that he still will be an active participant for this upcoming season.
I am looking forward to great season as your new Tournament Commissioner, and hope to see you at the course.