The MSGA weekly tournaments, the heart of our schedule, feature both individual sweeps and best ball competitions, with gross and net individual prizes given by flights based on the number of players in the field. Please note that for smaller fields, we will no longer split the prize pool into three flights in an effort to make individual prizes more significant. Instead, flights will be paid based on the total number of participants.
For fields of more than 150 players, there will be three flights. For fields of 75-150 players, there will be two flights. And for fields with fewer than 75 players, there will be one flight, with gross and net prizes paid, based on the total number of players. There will also be a Super Senior division, for players aged 60 and over who elect to compete in that age group instead of against the full field. Upon tournament sign-in, players will have to declare whether they will compete in the regular field or the Super Seniors. All players will use the same set of tees.
Individual flights are determined by handicap and are adjusted accordingly based on handicaps of all players in the field. Full handicaps are allowed for individual sweeps, while 80 percent of handicaps will be used for team competition. An equal number of net and gross individual prizes are awarded. In team competition, which is not played in divisions, gross and net prizes are given, with more net prizes awarded than gross.
Prizes in all MSGA events are given in the form of vouchers, and players are responsible for proper usage of vouchers. Prizes given are based upon the size of the field in the competition. The fee to play in MSGA weekly handicap tournaments is $40. For an additional payment of $5, players may choose to compete in the pins and skins.
Weekly tournament results are sent regularly to all of the major daily newspapers in the state, and are also available on our web site.