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.



Happy New Year NENSGA Members !!!

We are starting our 7th year in 2016, and every year has been better than the last. Membership is up, attendance is up, and the Golf Courses are doing a Great job of hosting our Tournaments.

In 2016, there will be one very important change in the way we set up our Tournaments. We have listened to the Membership , and have concluded that we need to simplify our entry process. Starting this coming 2016 campaign, all entries will be sent to Bill Schuele, our Vice President. There will be no need to contact each Course for any reason, Bill will handle entries, cancellations, finding replacements, or any other questions concerning the Tournaments.

When you receive yours entry forms, you will notice that all entry forms will have the same address to return your entry form and checks, and one (1) phone number to call if the need arises, such as cancellations, etc.We have also up-dated the Web Page, You will be able to go to the 2016 Tournament page, and click on the entries received for each Tournament, and it will reflect who has sent in their entries, and if needed, who is on stand by.

THIS IS IMPORTANT !! For those of you that which to send in entries for multiple Tournaments, you MUST send separate checks for each Tournament you wish to enter. You CANNOT send 1 large check to cover all of those events. You CAN send 1 check to cover you and your partner for each Tournament (encouraged !), or you can each send a separate check and entry form as done in the past. THE CHECKS MUST BE MADE OUT TO THE GOLF COURSES as in the past.

If you do not use computers, please call Bill or myself and we will confirm your status. Please allow 3-4 days after you mail your entries for Bill to receive them and post your names. As most of you are aware, it would be wise to mail your entries at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance.

Gary Bellingtier

Executive Secretary


Indian Trails and Summerland Both in the Books

We have had 2 great events at very well maintained Courses. Both Indian Trails at Beemer and Summerland at Ewing were really fun to play. The food was excellent and the competition extremely competitive.

Next up is going to be the stretch run of  good 18 hole Courses, FairPlay in Norfolk, Quail Run in Columbus, and the Finale at Wayne CC. These 3 Tournaments will determine the NENSGA Senior Cup Champion and the 4 other Members who will share the year end Money. The current standings thru Ewing have been posted, please take a look. There is the potential of 75 points up for grabs and too many scenarios to test the best math major. In other words, “Show Me The Money” for several lucky winners.

Remember, you can’t win if you don’t play! There are still a few openings at Both Quail Run and Wayne, get your entries in Now to make sure you have a shot at the Season ending honors.


Laurel was the site for 88 NENSGA golfers to compete on a beautiful Nebraska Day. Leroy Hansen and Rob Howell posted a smooth 66 to top the scores. As is always the case, many players shot well, and there were ties everywhere. One putt, a bad chip, an errant tee shot could make the difference.

We are off to Indian Trails at Beemer this coming Thursday. It is always a hilite for me because of the beautiful Course and amazing Scenery. If you have never played this Course, it is a must play in Northeast Nebraska. We still have a few openings, send your entry in today!

The Senior Cup race is coming down the stretch and it looks like 2nd thru 5th places are all in play. Men, there is $$$ to be had, so make sure you are in the remaining Tournaments to give you the best odds of claiming one of the prizes.After Beemer, we have Summerland @ Ewing, Fair Play in Norfolk, Quail run in Columbus, and our finale in Wayne. Drive safe and hope to see you at all these fine venues.


A WARM Welcome at ElDorado

Sounds like a good name for a John Wayne Film! It was a warm sticky day, but the Boys from NENSGA shone through as usual. The Course really has come a long way, and it did not give up much. Only a hand full of under Par scores, but as has been the case , many ties and very closely bunched field.

Our next Tournament will be Monday Aug.3rd at Laurel. A very good test of golf and always a great event with excellent food. We will have a large field, so bring your A game. The NENSGA Senior Cup points have been updated, so check out how you stand. There is some widening of the gap at the top, but remember,it’s not over till it is over. Also remember we pay 5 spots at the end of the year, and many of those spots are hotly contested.

Good Luck, Good Golfing, Be safe and we will see you in Laurel Aug. 3rd !!