Our Mission • Scholarships The mission of the MaineState Golf Association is to • GHINrepresent, promote and serve Handicappingthe best interest of amateurgolf in Maine. • Golf Education The MSGA, anassociation of member clubs • Junior Golfand their players,accomplishes this mission • Tournamentsthrough services including: • Course Ratings
•Jane Gildart, Administrative Assistant•Nancy Storey, Executive Director•Don Doyon, Director of Member Services•Randy Hodsdon, Director of Rules &Competition•Samuel Marzenell, Director of PlayerDevelopment & Tournament Administration•Michael Doran, Director of Junior/Senior Golf•Cody Berkowitz & Adrian Bouthot, USGA PJBoatwright Interns
62nd Anniversary of Scholarship Fund Awarded 13 scholarships for 2012-2013 school year for $1,500 each – a total commitment of $78,000! . Thanks to all who have given to the Scholarship Fund either through memorial, cash or prize voucher donations!During the Scholarship Banquet, the MSGA honored Dr.Leonardo Buck for his 76 years of service to the MSGA!
This year’s recipients… Tyler Walton of Turner. Tyler Malcolm Oliver of is also the recipient of the Damariscotta Winchenbach Award as the Matthew Packard of top scholar among the new Falmouth recipients. Ethan Pearl of Plymouth Brandan Albee of Ellsworth Seth Sweet of Madison Craig Decato of York Alexander Viola of Tyler Foster of Winthrop Brunswick Erik Lee of Hampden Evan Waddell of Presque Isle Daniel Muther of Unity Brooke Wood of Machiasport
Have instituted minimum performance criteria for students on scholarship, who intend to renew their scholarships. They must: Maintain a 1.8 or better average their first year, a 2.0 or better average their sophomore year and a 2.5 or better average for their final two years.Lee Spaulding has been thePresident of theScholarship Fund for thelast several years. We lookforward to having him withus for several more!
Club licensing has become an integral part of the handicap system All clubs in Maine need recertification for the 2012-2016 cycle On-line seminars are available for anyone interested in becoming licensed and we will be hosting at least one seminar this fall – watch the web site for more information! Everyone at the MSGA can answer most GHIN questions – and if they don’t have the answer, they’ll forward you to someone who does! From the USGA’s web site at www.usga.org
•The Third Annual Golf Education Day/PlayerRepresentative meeting will be hosted at Val Halla onWednesday, April 17•Classes will be offered on: –Development of Local Rules and Conditions of Competition –Course Marking and Setting up the Golf Course –Handicapping and USGA Certification –GHIN and TPP, beginners and advanced –Pace of Play, Junior Golf, and how to use MSGA University!•If you or your club would like to schedule a Rules ofGolf class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
151 days of MSGA tournament play 13 Championship events, 47 Weekend events, 3 New England Events, 2 USGA Qualifiers 13 Senior Tour Events, 18 Junior events 6 mid-week special events 124 Member ClubsThanks to David Colt for photography at the Open, Am and Junior championships.
Augusta Country Club hosted the Charlie’s Maine Open,as we once again hosted the Open as an MSGA only event.Congratulations to Dustin Cone who won in a playoff againstJimmy Lytle. This was Dustin’s 2nd Maine Open Championshipvictory. Pictured below is our Sponsor Charlie Shuman and 2012Champion Dustin Cone..
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A Rules officials and Starters:RULES OFFICIAL FOR THE Dr. Leon Buck Romeo LabergeMSGA? The USGA will be hosting Dave Childa Rules of Golf Seminar in Marty CroweProvidence in March and we are in Winona Davenportdire need of more quality rules Peter Greenwoodofficials. If you are Bob Lowden Michael Pearceinterested, please let us know and Austin Robinsonwe will help to get you signed up Mike Ryanand on your way! Rules officials are Mike Singletonessential to the quality of our Rick SwansonMSGA championships and special Charlie Swett Teddy Doyonevents! Norm Dougherty
All of these wonderful individuals give up their free Norm Charleston time, often taking vacation time, Charlotte Cole to help us in our mission of promoting amateur golf. We Norm Doherty truly couldn’t conduct our Teddy Doyon tournaments without you! Margaret Honan If you’re interested in Vicki Koshliek becoming a volunteer, we Vic Nunan welcome you at whatever level you feel comfortable! Charlie Sparrow
119 players in the Junior Championship Increased number of players compared to 2011 Maine places 4th at New England Junior Championship Brad Smith T-11 at New England Junior Championship In addition to the ME Junior Championship, 19 regular junior events offered
Mike Doran completed his second season as the Director of Junior Golf in 2012
The MSGA Junior Tour is now on Facebook, connecti ng to the younger players and increasing awareness about the wonderful junior program
Course must be rerated every 10 years or every five years for first 10 years Rating teams are made of volunteers who must attend USGA course rating seminar Ratings are objective process set forth by USGA guidelines, but still primarily based upon length SLOPE rating is simply slope of line of difficulty of course as compared to COURSE rating, which is what the average par golfer shoots
9 course ratings have been completed this year 3 more are scheduled to be done Along with a handicappingseminar, the MSGA will behosting a course ratingseminar in the spring. Ifinterested, please contact DonDoyon, at email@example.comThe USGA has also gone to anational course ratingdatabase, which should makethings easier in the future Director of Member Services Don Doyon is in charge of course ratings
Steve Bentley Bob Kelley Harvey PetersonPete Brunner Tom Kus Larry QuinnKeith Burnham Romeo Laberge James SemplePaul Descoteau Charley LaFlamme Mike SingletonNorm Dougherty Jim Macklin Charlie SwettBob Farthing Jim Murphy Lowell WatsonMark Friedman Wayne Newbegin Normand LabergePeter Johnson Vic NunanJohn Johnston Allen Patterson
MSGA has taken over the MGF as a standing committee of the MSGA
The Maine Golf Foundation Committee : Brings together golf organizations throughout the state physically, in the Maine Golf House and houses the MSGA, the SMWGA, the First Tee of Maine and the Maine Golf Course Superintendents as well as providing meeting space for other golf organizations Promotes golf and its life-enhancing values throughout the state by: Honoring the game, Sustaining the game, Growing the game.
First comes National School Program, introducing golf to elementary school children statewide Then comes First Tee, which offer programs across the state where programs are most needed Once kids complete First Tee training, the MSGA Junior Tour offers an introduction to comp- etitive golf at reasonable rates SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Maine Golf Economic Impact Study As part of the future vision of the MGF Committee, the MSGA and Golf Maine jointlycommissioned an Economic Impact Study from the University of Maine’s School of Economics, which was completed this spring.
Maine Golf Economic Impact Study Bottom line: Golf and its associated tourism business had a $270 million economic contribution to the Maine economy Golf also accounts for $90 million in Maine labor income annually Golf also accounts for $1.8 million raised for charity in Maine annually Some issues facing golf courses are: Fewer people traveling to Maine & fewer people playing the game Weather issues which close courses Internal competition among golf courses
University of Southern Maine Sports Marketing Collaboration Opportunity for the MSGA to determine future marketing strategies and develop a coherent marketing plan for the future Students will work to not only come up with a feasible marketing plan, but will specifically target media development, especially the use of the web site and other electronic media Project can carry over to future projects if the collaborative effort is mutually beneficial
MSGA 2012 Sponsors The title sponsor of the Maine Open was once again Charlie Shuman of Charlie’s Motor Mall Charlie Shuman, second from left, presents the Maine Open trophies to this year’s winners, Jack Wyman (Amateur), Dustin Cone (overall) and Jeff Seavey (Maine Pro)
MSGA Weekend Tour Harris Cup Harris Golf, a huge proponent of the MSGA and Amateur Golf, started the Harris Cup this year and sponsored the Weekend events in a Fed-Ex loyalty-inspired program, to encourage more players to compete in the weekend events. Harris Cup winners will be determined at the end of the posting season on October 31. Nearly $20,000 in prizes will be awarded for Harris Cup points in the coming month! There’s still time to win Harris Cup points – are YOU on the tee sheet?
MSGA Senior Tour Club Car Cup In addition to the Harris Cup, Country Club Enterprises of Maine, who provide Club Car golf carts to many of our golf courses, have also provided a Senior Tour Sponsorship for all of our senior events Prizes have been provided by Golf & Ski and will also be awarded at the conclusion of the Senior Tour schedule
MSGA Junior Tour Wendy’s Cup Wendy’s, a long-time sponsor of the MSGA, has made it possible for more juniors to compete in our events by sponsoring the Junior tour Wendy’s sponsorship helps us to defray the cost of running the Junior Tour, the only program the MSGA offers that does not pay for itself. Prizes for the Wendy’s Cup, given during the Maine Junior Championship, were provided by Golf & Ski
1) VOIP - Transition into this technology tomaximize resources2) Online meeting capabilities and expanding existingeducational applications3) Cloud based file storage for backup and remoteaccess4) Expand Online Tee Time capabilities
VOIP Voice over internet technologyThe Stick™ is an automatic call processor thatscreens and routes all voice, fax, and modemcalls to the right equipment. This deviceallowed us to eliminate a dedicated fax line.
VOIP Voice over internet technologyPreviously we were paying $114/mo forinternet and nearly $400/mo for telephoneservice.We were able to contract with Time Warnerfor a phone and internet package that costs usa total of $134/mo. Approximate savings: $4,500 per year.
Go To Meeting Remote meeting, desktop sharing, andvideo conferencing software that enables the user to meet with other computerusers, customers, clients or colleagues via the internet in real-time. Purchased unlimited package from Tech Soup as a non-profit for a total of $46.00 per year.
Go To Meeting• Director’s Meetings• Staff Meetings• Online Educational Seminars Tournament Pairing Program GHIN Handicap Program Rules of Golf Handicapping Course Marking Course Rating
DROP BOXCloud Based File Storage File Synchronization File Backup Remote Access File Sharing Public Access
Online Tee Times TPP Online Registration for: Championships Special Events Junior Tour Events Custom Tee Time Forms for: Weekly Events Senior Tour Events
5) QuickBooks integration for GHIN billing6) Increased online and site scoring capabilities7) Social Media - Facebook & Twitter8) Player of the Year points program9) Expand use of MSGA University10) eRevision and “A” Position Newsletters11) Online quiz for club handicap certification /licensing12) Google Analytics – web statistics13) MSGA Prize Give-Away Program
4 Major Goals Achieved• Transitioned into VOIP• Online meeting capabilities• Cloud file storage• Online tee time advances
Efforts to save staff time and expenses• QuickBooks integration• MSGA UniversityIncreased online presence• Online scoring• Social Media• Player of the Year Points• Newsletters• Prize Give-AwayWeb Analytics
For attending the 2012 Meeting of the MSGA!We look forward to working with you in the future for the betterment of the Game of Golf!