Tag: MPMGA

Viva Las Vegas

Due to the hard work of Jacque Twitty and her committee members and the generosity of our sponsor, Robson Communities, the MPWGA Member/Guest Tournament was a huge success. It kicked off on Sunday afternoon, April 24 with an ice cream social, horse race and appetizer party with DJ Steve Phillips providing music for dancing on…

The Pima Cup season ends on a high note for MPMGA

Bob Edelblut The final event of this season’s Pima Cup schedule was hosted by the MPMGA at The Preserve Golf Club on May 4. The weather and course conditions were perfect and every player in the field had nothing but the highest of expectations. The champion would be determined today and when play began there…

The MPMGA continues its rise in Pima Cup standings

Bob Edelblut The last two Pima Cup tournaments have certainly brightened the outlook of the MPMGA. Strong performances in the March 23 tournament at SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club and the April 18 tournament at Ventana Canyon have moved the MPMGA team into second place in the overall standings. The last match of the season will…

The 2016 MPMGA member – member match play championship

Left to right: Steve Bender, Mike Jahaske, Mark Connell and Bob Eder

Bob Edelblut Every year the MPMGA schedule of tournaments includes the Member-Member Match Play and this year 58 two-man teams grouped into seven flights competed for the championship. Play began on the third of March at the Preserve Golf Club and the planners were hopeful that all matches would be completed and a champion determined…

The 2016 MPMGA Member Guest another stellar event

Left to right: Joe Oczak, Bill Cornell, Dan Alderman, Mike Jahaske and Bob Eder

Bob Edelblut This year 34 two-man teams competed for the championship. The tournament was played on three courses—SaddleBrooke Ranch, The Preserve Golf Club and MountainView and as one may have expected they showcased themselves admirably. On April 14 play began at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Hectic is a good word to describe the morning but as soon…

The 2016 President’s Cup belongs to Harry Clausen

Left to right: Bob Eder, Harry Clausen, Dennis Marchand, Tom Pryde, Chuck Kelsey and John Borchert

Bob Edelblut This year’s event was played on March 30 and 31 at The Preserve Golf Club and The MountainView Golf Course, respectively. Ninety-seven players, arranged in nine flights, signed up for the two day tournament and everyone hoped that the miracle of good golf and good luck would accompany them for thirty six consecutive…

The MPMGA participates in two more Pima Cup events

Bob Edelblut On Monday, February 29 the Pima Cup Match, originally scheduled for February 1, was finally played at the Highlands at Dove Mountain. The thirty-six golfers representing the six golf clubs that compete in our bracket of the Pima Cup all thanked their lucky stars that they were able to play this match in…

John McKinney – The prize is yours

John McKinney savors the moment.

Bob Edelblut It is fairly well known that the MPMGA is on a roll when it comes to scoring holes-in-one—eight in the first ten weeks of the year. Then on Thursday, March 17 at the Preserve Golf Club the most unbelievable, unimaginable and off the chart happening took place. John McKinney had two holes-in-one! Yes,…

Tournament of Champions winner

Left to right: Mike Harris receiving trophy from interim Tournament Director Mick Borm

Bob Edelblut The Tournament of Champions is one of the relatively new additions to the Men’s Club portfolio of special tournaments. It was created with a single purpose in mind—to enhance the golf experience for the members of the MPMGA and by all measures it has been a major success. The TOC event is played…

The MPMGA Cup winner is Len Raab

Left to right: Dick Helms, Len Raab and Bob Eder

Bob Edelblut The MPMGA Cup is another of the relatively new additions to the Men’s Club portfolio of special tournaments. As its name implies, the model for this tournament is the Fed Ex Cup which every golfer knows has become a major force on the PGA Tour. The MPMGA Board concluded that if this format…