PINETREE MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (MGA)

Membership in the Men’s Golf Association (MGA) at Pinetree Country Club allows you to participate in all MGA tournaments and is a great way to meet the Pinetree membership.

All MGA events are held on weekends and announced at the beginning of the year so you have time to block off your calendar to play in each event.  For all events, other than The Silver Cup, you get to pick your own partner.  If you are new to Pinetree, the Pro Shop and MGA will help to find you a partner.  For 2018, the MGA tournaments are as follows:

THURSDAY NIGHT SCRAMBLE
Beginning the first week of Daylight savings time, every Thursday evening the front 9 is reserved for the MGA to play a 9-hole scramble.  This is the best way to meet current and other new members as every Thursday evening is an A, B, C, D, computer blind draw. After 32 consecutive Thursdays, a 1 day 18-hole scramble is played to determine crown the Super Scramble Champions

THE HOT BALL OPEN
Held in February, this is a one day 18-hole four-man team net ball.  You get to pick your own 4-man team and the format includes a combination of 1 Hot Ball on each hole and the best 2 balls of the other 3 players.

THE SHAMROCK
Held in March, this is a one day 18 hole 2-man (pick your own partner) team net event.   The format is a Shamble, where both players tee off and then play the others drive.  The best ball is then selected and a scramble format is played to finish out the hole.

THE MASTERS
Held in April, this is a one day 18 hole 2-man (pick your own partner) team net event.  For this tournament, we use a stableford/points format where each player will have a point quota.  Your point quota is based on you your handicap subtracted from 36 and point values are awarded based on eagles, birdies, pars and bogeys.

THE PLAYERS
Held in May, this is a two-day tournament.  It’s a two-man team (pick your own partner) event that challenges your skills, nerves and patience.  You and your partner play four different 9-hole formats: scramble, alternate shot, modified scramble and 2-man best ball.  There is an overall winner along with winners of each of the 4 9 hole formats.

THE YANK
Held in June, this two-day tournament is our Club Member-Member championship. The format is a two-man team (pick your own) partner match play event.  Teams are flighted by combined handicaps and play five 9-hole matches.  Flight winners and 2 wild card teams then play in a shoot-out (alternate shot) to determine the overall Member-Member Champion
 
THE SILVER CUP
Held in July, this two-day event is the MGA’s premier “Ryder Cup” match play format tournament.  Players are drafted to be on either the Red or Green Team.  Once selected to a team, members stay on either the Red or Green Team for life.  The weekend kicks off with a Friday evening Pairing Party where partners and competitors are announced.  On Saturday, 2 man teams play 36 holes consisting of an 18 hole 2-man best ball match and an 18 hole 2-man alternate shot match.  On Sunday, everybody plays a singles match.  Like Ryder Cup, each match is worth 1 point with 120 points up for grabs over the weekend.  Historically, the matches have been close and within just a few points.  This is a very exciting weekend, pitting friend against friend for the honor of holding the Silver Cup.
MGA Dues are $30 annually and automatically billed in January.  As a new member, just call the office (770-422-5902) to join. 
 
All tournaments have an additional entry fee of $45 to $75 (usually includes breakfast and/or lunch) and cart fees are separate.  The Silver Cup entry fee is approximately $125 and includes a team shirt and hat.
 
On behalf of the MGA, we look forward to you becoming a member of Pinetree Country Club and part of the MGA.
 
Doug Waite
MGA Chairman
dbwaite0705@gmail.com
 

2018 MGA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
 
MONTHLY MGA EVENTS:
FEBRUARY 17th: HOT BALL OPEN
MARCH 17th: THE SHAMROCK
APRIL 14th: MASTERS
MAY 5th & 6th PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNE 2nd & 3rd: THE YANK (MEMBER-MEMBER)
JULY 28th & 29th: THE SILVER CUP
TBD:  THE FALL BRAWL

OCTOBER 28th: SUPER SCRAMBLE
NOVEMBER 10TH:  THE MGA CHAMPIONSHIP


MGA MATCH PLAY EVENTS:
All begin in March and conclude by October 1st
PUTTING MATCH PLAY
CHIPPING MATCH PLAY
NET MATCH PLAY
GROSS MATCH PLAY
 
THURSDAY NIGHT SCRAMBLE:
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING: MARCH  15th TO OCTOBER 25th