It is with a heavy heart that I bring this news to you. A long time NENSGA member will not be with us this coming year.
Milt Palas passed away this winter. Most of you knew Milt and his partner Erv Fuchser, and everyone enjoyed them a great deal. They also had a smile and a handshake for anyone. I smile when I recall their standing bet with Dean Meyer and Larry Bartscher, good for a beer after each tournament to the low team. Milt will be greatly missed by anybody who was lucky enough to cross his path!
There is also good news to share, Bill Zeisler will be back with us this year after a long struggle with some health issues. He will take up where Milt left off and pair with Erv in the 2018 campaign. Many of you know Bill and remember him as one of our NENSGA Cup winners. I for one look forward to shaking Bill’s hand a welcome him back to our NENSGA Family.
The 2017 season is now history. The conclusion was delayed a week due to inclement weather, but the re-schedule at Wayne was a Great Day.
Leon Bender is your 2017 NENSGA SENIOR CUP CHAMPION with a play-off win over prior Champion Gary Schoepf. Very exciting finish just as we always hope for. There were 11 players that could have cashed in on the 5 placings!! Congratulations to Leon, and to the other 4 members who cash in.
We have up-dated the NENSGA CUP final points standings for your viewing pleasure on that page on the Web. The fall meetings have begun, and a tremendous amount of progress has already been made on the 2018 Schedule as well as other issues that needed attention. There will be some changes next year, so please pay careful attention to the Members Letter that will be sent along with the 2018 Membership application. Those should go out in The middle of January, and the entry forms will go out as usual as soon as the 2018 Membership apps are received.
We hope you all have a safe off season. The entire Board Of Directors wishes everyone a Blessed Christmas Season, and hope to see you all next Spring!!!
***********PLEASE NOTE ; THE WAYNE TOURNAMENT ORIGINALY SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY SEPT.26, HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY SEPT.25. OUR HOST HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE PGA CLUB PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD LATER THAT WEEK AND IS FLYING OUT ON THE 26th. WE WISH TROY LUCK IN HIS QUEST FOR THE TITLE!!!
Tatanka was again a real treat for NENSGA members. We played under Ideal conditions on a very fast track. As usual, the scenery was spectacular and 118 NENSGA members enjoyed a beautiful day.
Our next event is a new venue for us at Oakland Golf Club in Oakland, Ne. on Sept.11th. We have some openings left and are presently at about 100 players.The course is a fine 18 hole established Course and very well maintained. Please contact Bill Schuele if you want to sign up. Have a great Labor Day Holiday, and be safe.
Randolph was another success story. The Course was in good shape in spite the the intense heat of the prior week, and the meal was very good as well. We really enjoy Ted Stubbs and the Staff as they do an excellent job hosting NENSGA every year.
Eldorado is up this coming Monday, and all reports are that the greens are as good as anyone can remember. We look forward to another competitive tournament.
The NENSGA Cup Points are current thru Randolph, so check out your standing. Remember, payment goes to the top 5 point earners throughout the Season. It is great to win the Cup, but do not forget to keep in the top 5 to win some extra cash at the season finale.
Stay well, drive safe, and we will see you in Norfolk on Monday.
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!