Great Tournament on a warm day at Stanton

Elkhorn Acres in Stanton proved to be a very challenging track. Low score of the day was a 2 under 70. We usually have several scores in the 60s, but with the trees and overhangs, you needed to place the ball just right. The Course was in GREAT shape, the meal was outstanding, and our host PGA Professional Reed Schellen did a super job of making NENSGA feel like Kings.

The updated NENSGA Senior Cup points thru Stanton are now posted, so check out your placing. Next up is Randolph Next Monday July 17. Be safe and we will see you there. Randolph always treats us very well!

Update On 2017 Season

Hard to Believe we have completed 7 Tournaments already. Monday June 26th will be our next event in Hartington. This is always a very well run event with many goodies and excellent food. The Course is in outstanding shape and is always a challenging track.

Please sign up for any remaining Tournaments now. We have actually ran out of stand-by teams in several tournaments already. Your chances of playing are very good, so if you wish to play a certain Course, sign up now.

The Senior cup points have been updated to reflect the totals thru Club 91. Check out and see how you stack up. It is a long season and I assure you, IT IS NOT OVER by a long ways.Keep playing as many events as you can get into, play to your ability, and things have a way of just adding up.

Travel safe, and we will see you Monday in Hartington.

Wakefield Struts Its Stuff


We had another outstanding tournament at Logan Valley Golf Club in Wakefield. We had a few late cancellations, but still turned in over 75 entries. The meal, what can I say, a Rib Eye steak cooked to perfection that literally filled the plate. As usual the staff did an outstanding job, the Course was in good shape, the weather cooperated and we had a great time.

Next up in Steepleview in Humphrey on June 5. Matt is ready for us with an always outstanding Course with a Great meal. The scores are typically low so bring your A-Game. It is a full house and we expect great weather. The NENSGA CUP points have been up-dated thru Wakefield, so check out the Web Page and see how you stack-up.

Byron Vanness had hernia surgery and will be out for awhile, Darell Dubsky is recovering after hip replacement and Keith Brehmer is recovering from Knee surgery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Drive safely and we will see you at Steepleview in Humphrey on June 5th.

The first 3 are in the books

After a good outing at Fairplay in Norfolk, we had a hiccup. Severalinches of snow forced a re-schedule of Highland Oaks @ Ponca. Old Dane in Dakota City  proved to be a really fun challenge. In spite of being a shorter Course, its venue as a true Scottish Links Course was all we wanted and then some. The re-schedule at Ponca is now in the books and as usual it was an outstanding event.

Next up is Logan Valley in Wakefield. A fun little Course with a great staff and excellent food. That will Tee up on Monday May 22.  The Nensga Cup points are up to date through Old Dane. Feel free to go to the site and check your total points.

See you next Monday May 22 in Wakefield !!




Recap 0f 2016 and theReview of the 2017 Campaign

2016 is in the Books, and what a great year it was. We were lucky to be able to play the new Course @ Tatanka . It was everything as advertised. Beautiful vistas, an excellent test of our golf skills, and a beautiful day. We had 120 players on this Course which was rated as the Top new Resort Course in the Country . Not many golfers get the honor to play such a Course in their life time. Nebraskans are lucky to have that Opportunity.

We concluded our Season as always at the Wayne Country Club. We crowned the 2016 NENSGA CUP Champion, Bill Nickeson after a thrilling 3 hole sudden death play-off with Dennis Koopman. Both of these gentleman tied for the most points after the conclusion of the Wayne tournament. Congratulations to both of these guys on an outstanding season.

The 2017 campaign has been tentatively set at 17 Tournaments. We hope to increase your chances for playing more events by increasing our schedule. In addition, we have added a “Flex Option” which will give those Courses with limited carts to increase the number of players they can take. Our letter and membership apps will be sent out in the next week or 10 days. The letter will explain this option in more detail. The entry forms will be sent to you as your paid memberships are received. Please sign up for all the events you are certain you can attend, and leave space for others at the events you are unsure of.

We are really looking forward to this season, if you have any questions after you receive your Letter, do not hesitate to call any of your Directors and they will be happy to answer your concerns. See you soon!!

The Home Stretch Begins!!!!!

We have completed play on all the truly great 9 hole Courses on our schedule and are starting the home stretch of 3 really fine, challenging 18 Hole Gems.

Tatanka is the first up Aug 29, this coming Monday followed by Indian Trails at Beemer and the finale at Wayne CC.

Tatanka has been rated as the Top Rated New Resort Course in the United States by Golf Magazine. It is truly a BEAUTIFUL Course. While it is challenging, it is a fair test of Golf. You will remember this NENSGA event for a long,long time.Please remember this is a very professional run Course, and there is a strict Dress code enforced. No Demin of any kind, and a collared shirt are required..

Please check out the NENSGA Cup points for updates. It is up to date and very,very close at this time. Please remember the Top 5 places receive rewards, with the First place winner also getting the NENSGA SENIOR CUP designation.

See you all at Tatanka!! Drive safely

Computer Mania sidetracks Newsletter

The last 2 events were not reported on because oldduffernensga blew up! The new email is now The old e-mail is resting somewhere in cyberland.

The tournament at Club 91 in Leigh was a huge success, again! Great Course, great food, and a great host in Marybeth. It was an absolute beautiful day to play golf.

The next event was at a familiar Course with a new Host. Matt did an outstanding job at Steepleview in Humphrey. Once again, we had a good day for Golf and an excellent meal.

We just completed Randolph with all the same results…….. except for the wind!! In spite of that, a very, very, fine 63 was recorded by Tim Lindquist and Jerry Nelson. Were are indeed blessed to have so many EXCELLENT venues to return to every year, with NO surprises. Our next event is July 25 at Eldorado in Norfolk. Bill tells me the course is as good as he has seen it. Considering the winter-kill of a couple years ago, I am really looking forward to playing the Course once again. Rumor has it that Barbeque Ribs will be back!

I have up-dated the Senior Cup points thru Leigh, and will up-date again this week to include Randolph. Don’t fret Dennis, for some reason the page has developed a glitch, but if you search down the page, you will notice Dennis Koopman is leading with 115 points! As always, this is going down the stretch again with many players with-in easy striking range.

I will be current now for the duration, as long as the computer minions leave me alone. Drive safely and we will see you @ Eldorado July 25.


The new Management at Humphrey Rocks !

With a new manager, Steepleview was as good as every. A very good meal, the course was very good, and the weather cooperated for a very competitive event.

Flights were as follows:

1st  Leon Bender & Bill Nickeson with a smooth 67, this was a tie breaker with Dan Huss and John Doggett also with a 67 as well

2nd  Doug Lute  &  Steve Urwiler with a 72 , There were 4 others teams with 72 as well

3rd  Sam Knepper & John Winter with a 76 , there were also 4 teams with 76 as well

4th  Dennis Helphrey & Frank Wiley with a 79, they won a play-off With Verlin Hingst and Byron Vanness who also shot 79.

The next event is at Club 91 in Leigh , Ne on Monday June 20th. We will follow that up a week later , June 27th at Hartington. Mark your calenders! The NENSGA Senior Cup Points are up to date and posted . Check them out to see how you stand. Also be sure and check that you are signed up for these tournaments by checking on-line at www.nensga .com and clicking on the 2016 Schedule. Then pick the event , and check the roster.

See you at Leigh, drive safe!

Another Great Venue At Wakefield

The weather held, it turned out to be a beautiful day at Logan Valley Golf Club in Wakefield. Flight winners were Dennis Koopman and Harold Shroeder ; Hart Vollers and Steven R. Smith ; and Milt Palas and Erv Fuscher. Congrats!!!!

Next up is  Humphrey on June 6, this is always a really good event and this year I see no different outcome as well. Remember to check out the NENSGA Rules posted on our Website, I still have Members that do not understand the cancellation policy. These rules are IMPORTANT to know. Just go to the tournament rules and click on them.

The NENSGA Cup points are up-dated and posted  on the Web as well. It is already getting heated and as usual will probably go right to the wire. Bring your A game to Humphrey, and drive safely, see you on June 6

The New NENSGA Season is Off and Running

We are very pleased with the start of the 2016 season. The new sign up procedure designed by Brad Penlerick and implemented by Bill Schuele has really simplified the process at the first couple of tournaments.

First place winners at Elkhorn Acres in Stanton were Ralph Zeisler & Dan Fernau, Byron Vanness & Jimmy Jorgensen, and Bruce Lundahl & Dennis Koopman.

First place winners at Highland Oaks in Ponca were Dennis Koopman & Harold Schroeder, Rick Sterkel & Allen Smith and Gary Johnson & Richard Preuss.

Next up is Fairplay in Norfolk on May 16. Please note, that this is a scramble format NOT the modified best ball that was printed in error on the entry form.

There are still a few openings at Indian Trails in Beemer, check your schedule and see if it will work for you. We will have a guest four-some from the Central Nebraska Senior Golf Assoc. join us again this year. They really enjoyed our event last year, and “think” they can do better this year!! Please Welcome them to the NENSGA family when you encounter them.

We will see you all Monday May 16 at Fairplay. Hit em straight and drive safely.