NEWSLETTERS

GREETINGS FELLOW SENIOR GOLFERS,                                                March 2017

2017 TOURNEY SCHEDULE:

We have 38 tournaments packed into a 24 week season this year.  All tournaments will include 18 holes of golf, cart, and a meal after golf.  We welcome back Iron Eagle at North Platte after missing two years due to flood damage to the course in 2015.  Calamus GC near Burwell will be a new addition this year.  Weather delays caused us to cancel the new Valentine GC and Ainsworth CC tournaments last year, BUT they are scheduled back to back to give you a chance for a really fun overnight road trip.  If you have not partied with the Sandhills guys you are missing out.  Calamus, Valentine & Ainsworth all promise to be great fun additions to our season.  Holdrege CC will be our only 2 Man / 1 Best Ball format, with the Tee shot being a scramble (Shamble Format).  This format will pay both gross and net places.  The rest are 2 or 3 man scrambles, many do allow you to "Pick your Team".  Some will use a "weighted handicap" system, and those will pay both gross and net places.   Tournaments shown as "Club Picks" means the host club will make up the teams, you will NOT be allowed to choose your partner at these events.

 

The individual stroke play Memorial Tournament will again be at Kearney CC.  As in the past the individual tournament will be flighted by age groups, and will pay both gross and net places.  The single entry fee will also include entry into a 2 man - 1 best ball tournament, also paying Gross and Net places.  For one entry fee, you will get 4 chances to place.  As in the past, we will hold our annual membership meeting and elect directors during the dinner following the tourney.

 

Again in 2017 the board voted to allow all players 75+ to use Forward Tees, regardless of handicap.  All other golfers play from the Senior Tees.  The Board also approved the following policy for Gimmie Putts:  All putts for birdie or better must be holed out.  Players should use good judgment in giving other putts.  At the Memorial Tourney ALL putts must be holed out.

 

The schedule is included in this newsletter, and is also on our website:  www.cnsga.com.  The sign-up sheets for 2017 tournaments are attached to this mailing; they need to be mailed directly to the course NOT to me.  As long time members know, some tournaments do fill early, so I encourage you to get your entries mailed immediately. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:

Your association annually awards scholarships to high school seniors with the emphasis on golf participation.  We allocate $2,000 from our regular dues income toward the scholarships.  Thanks to members additional voluntary donations of nearly $2,000, we were able to award $4,000 in scholarships again this year.

The girls winners are:  Morgan Thiele, Kearney receiving $1,000; the $500 winners are:  Kaylei Becker, Cozad; Madeline Murray, Kearney; and Amanda Fay, Grand Island.   We also gave a $500 "Spirit of the Game" award to Tiffany Conrad of Aurora.  The boy's winner was Kort Steele, North Platte receiving $1,000.  We did not have any other high scoring boys, so only one scholarship was awarded.   

The winners have been notified, so please feel free to congratulate any of them that you know personally.  If you are interested in being CNSGA's representative at the schools awards ceremony, please contact either Don Sackett at 402-309-0850 or dlsackett72@gmail.com
HISTORY OF THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA SENIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION:

G.G. “Jerry” Treadway was a charter board member of the Nebraska Senior Golf Association which was formed in 1965 at Fremont.  Jerry later served as president of the NSGA in 1982.  During that time Jerry encouraged the NSGA to hold tournaments farther west in Nebraska with little success.  Serious discussions on starting our organization began during the summer of 1984.  On August 13, 1984 a group of senior golfers met at the Kearney Country Club, electing Jerry Treadway as acting President, Ted Richardson as acting Sec-Treas; and Dale Brownfield, Dean Candea, Wally Hopp, Al “Pug” Horn, and Lyle Teel as directors.  Treadway & Richardson then sent a recruiting letter to interested senior golfers, suggesting an initial tournament that fall, and 1-2 events per month the following year.  Interested golfers were to send $5 membership dues with the first 100 to be considered “charter members”, and a hope to get about 80 signed up.  A follow up letter stated “we have 181 paid members biting at the bit and ready to go”, so this group were considered as the “charter members”.  Charter members still on the 2008 membership roster include:  Charles Bourg, Dale Brownfield, Clint Hohnstein, Bob Lowry, Merlin Rathman, Gordon Reeves, Bob Sahling, Vernon Swanson and Norris Rusmisell.  In 2017 Merlin Rathman and Clint Hohnstein are our only remaining known Charter Members still on the roster.

The first tournament was held at Kearney Country Club October 2, 1984, with an entry fee of $25.00.  I could not find a list of tournaments for 1985, but charter members believe they had 6-8 one day tournaments.  There was also a 3 day tournament at Kearney CC on September 17-18-19, 1985.   The 1986 schedule shows 8 one day tournaments (Heritage Hills CC, McCook; Minden CC; Valley View CC, Central City; Deer Park, Valentine; Southern Hills, Hastings; Ogallala CC; Cozad CC; and Holdrege CC; plus a 2 day “state” tournament at Kearney CC).  Our current tournament schedule has grown to over 35 events in recent years.

 

Our group originated as the Western Nebraska State Senior Golf Association in 1984.  However it was soon learned that a Panhandle or Western NE Senior Golf Association was being organized at about the same time, so in 1985 the name was officially changed to the present Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association.  At the board meeting April 27, 1987 the annual two day “state” tournament was officially renamed the “Jerry Treadway Memorial Tournament”, and continues as an annual individual event.  Following the sudden loss of Don Treadway, a special board meeting held on April 22, 2010 renamed it the "Treadway Memorial Tournament" to honor both Jerry and Don Treadway.  In 2015, the name was changed to just the "Memorial Tournament" to honor all deceased members who contributed to the organization.  

 

In just over 2 years, the organization had grown to 458 members.  When Treadway and Richardson resigned due to health reasons, Norris Rusmisell took over as president on August 25, 1986 with a treasury balance of $3,075.98.  Membership appears to have peaked at 653 in 1994, but suffered serious declines in the later 1990's.  With the peaks and valleys came some financial short falls.  Long time board members often related a story of calling other board members for donations as he did not have enough money for stamps to send out the dues billings.   Fortunately we have rebuilt our membership numbers and finances.

 


FINANCIAL REPORT

Your association remains financially very healthy.  We ended 2016 with 537 paid members, which was down slightly from 563 the previous year.  Many of you have also made voluntary donations which has allowed us to increase scholarships and contribute to youth golf activities.  In FY 2015/2016 we collected $13,425 in dues.  Members also gave an additional $3,375 in scholarship donations.  Our host clubs pay us $1 per player at each tournament, which was about $2,105 in 2016.  We also had $182 of miscellaneous income and $4.98 of interest income.  Therefore, we had a total revenue of $18,091.98.  This was a modest increase from $15,250 in FY 2014/15 due to the dues increase to $25. 

 

By a resolution of the Board a few years ago, we do maintain a reserve of $8,000 about 1/2 years operating budget.  Our major expenses are printing & mailing, merchandise giveaway's, office supplies, and administrative expenses, totaled $13,282.25.  We spent $4,000 on scholarships and $500 on other youth golf programs.  So our total expenses in 2015/16 were $17,782.25.

 

We ended the year with $651.17 in checking; $3,000 in pass book savings and $5,000 in CD both with some modest accumulated interest.

 

As stated at the beginning, your association is in very good fiscal condition.  If anyone wants more detailed financial information, they can contact me or any other board member.

 

THANK YOU:

GolfUSA has helped with the cost of publishing this booklet the past several years.  Please note their advertisement on the back cover and take advantage of the specials they offer.  They are also donated gift certificates for Ken's "Guess that Course" contest, and other donations.

 

Please stop into one of their stores and say Thank You to Greg and his staff for their support. 

 

EMAIL:

Like it or not, this electronic communication age is upon us.  Since you are getting this printed book, I must not have your email address.  Emails also allow me to give you updates on tournaments and other information.  It also saves the association a huge amount on printing and mailing expenses.  Please send me your email address.   Many members get emails through their wife / friend / business etc.  Just email me at:      lakewayinc@verizon.net

 

SUGGESTIONS / COMMENTS:

The directors of CNSGA welcome your constructive comments and suggestions.  This is your association; we need your input and direction.  If you have suggestions on new tournament formats, new courses, ideas for recruiting new members, or other suggestions please contact one of the directors, or contact me at:  FA “Andy” Anderson, CNSGA, PO Box 321, Kearney, NE  68848, Cell phone:  308-325-2035 or E-Mail: lakewayinc@verizon.net    Also remember the web page for contacts:  www.cnsga.com

 

Hope you enjoy the year.

 

ANDY




GREETINGS FELLOW SENIOR GOLFERS,                                                March 2016

 

2016 TOURNEY SCHEDULE:

We have 36 tournaments scheduled this year.  Two will be a 2 Man / 1 Best Ball format, with the Tee shot being a scramble (Shamble Format).  This format will pay both gross and net places.  The rest are 2 or 3 man scrambles, many do allow you to "Pick your Team".  These will be Flighted by handicap or by scores on selected holes.  Some will use a "weighted handicap" system, and those will pay both gross and net places. 

 

The individual stroke play Memorial Tournament will again be at Kearney CC.  As in the past the individual tournament will be flighted by age groups, and will pay both gross and net places.  The single entry fee will also include entry into a 2 man - 1 best ball tournament, also paying Gross and Net places.  So for one entry fee, you will get 4 chances to place.  This tournament has long been known as the Treadway Memorial for the founder of the CNSGA.  Last year the board voted to just call the event the "Memorial Tournament".  As in the past, we will hold our annual membership meeting and elect directors during the dinner.

 

For 2016, the board voted to allow all players 75+ to use Forward Tees, regardless of handicap.  All other golfers play from the Senior Tees.

 

The schedule is included in this newsletter, and is also on our website:  www.cnsga.com.  The sign-up sheets for 2016 tournaments are attached to this mailing; they need to be mailed directly to the course NOT to me.  As long time members know, some tournaments do fill early, so I encourage you to get your entries mailed immediately.  Tournaments will all include 18 holes of golf, cart, and a meal after golf.  

 

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:

Your association annually awards scholarships to high school seniors with the emphasis on golf participation.  We allocate $2,000 from our regular dues income toward the scholarships.  Thanks to members additional voluntary donations of nearly $2,000, we were able to award $4,000 in scholarships again this year.

 

The girls winners are:  Hailee Harmon, O’Neill; and Paige Kristensen, Minden; each receiving $1,000.  The boy's winners are:  Noah Hofman, McCook, receiving $1,000; with Eshan Sood, Grand Island and Brady Rogers, Ord receiving $500 each. The winners have been notified, so please feel free to congratulate any of them that you know personally.  

 

If you are interested in being CNSGA's representative at the schools awards ceremony, please contact either Don Sackett at 402-309-0850 or dlsackett72@gmail.com.

 


HISTORY OF THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA SENIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION:

G.G. “Jerry” Treadway was a charter board member of the Nebraska Senior Golf Association which was formed in 1965 at Fremont.  Jerry later served as president of the NSGA in 1982.  During that time Jerry encouraged the NSGA to hold tournaments farther west in Nebraska with little success.  Serious discussions on starting our organization began during the summer of 1984.  On August 13, 1984 a group of senior golfers met at the Kearney Country Club, electing Jerry Treadway as acting President, Ted Richardson as acting Sec-Treas; and Dale Brownfield, Dean Candea, Wally Hopp, Al “Pug” Horn, and Lyle Teel as directors.  Treadway & Richardson then sent a recruiting letter to interested senior golfers, suggesting an initial tournament that fall, and 1-2 events per month the following year.  Interested golfers were to send $5 membership dues with the first 100 to be considered “charter members”, and a hope to get about 80 signed up.  A follow up letter stated “we have 181 paid members biting at the bit and ready to go”, so this group were considered as the “charter members”.  Charter members still on the 2008 membership roster include:  Charles Bourg, Dale Brownfield, Clint Hohnstein, Bob Lowry, Merlin Rathman, Gordon Reeves, Bob Sahling, Vernon Swanson and Norris Rusmisell.

 

The first tournament was held at Kearney Country Club October 2, 1984, with an entry fee of $25.00.  I could not find a list of tournaments for 1985, but charter members believe they had 6-8 one day tournaments.  There was also a 3 day tournament at Kearney CC on September 17-18-19, 1985.   The 1986 schedule shows 8 one day tournaments (Heritage Hills CC, McCook; Minden CC; Valley View CC, Central City; Deer Park, Valentine; Southern Hills, Hastings; Ogallala CC; Cozad CC; and Holdrege CC; plus a 2 day “state” tournament at Kearney CC).  Our current tournament schedule has grown to over 35 events in recent years.

 

Our group originated as the Western Nebraska State Senior Golf Association in 1984.  However it was soon learned that a Panhandle or Western NE Senior Golf Association was being organized at about the same time, so in 1985 the name was officially changed to the present Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association.  At the board meeting April 27, 1987 the annual two day “state” tournament was officially renamed the “Jerry Treadway Memorial Tournament”, and continues as an annual individual event.  Following the sudden loss of Don Treadway, a special board meeting held on April 22, 2010 renamed it the "Treadway Memorial Tournament" to honor both Jerry and Don Treadway.  In 2015, the name was changed to just the "Memorial Tournament" to honor all deceased members who contributed to the organization.  

 

In just over 2 years, the organization had grown to 458 members.  When Treadway and Richardson resigned due to health reasons, Norris Rusmisell took over as president on August 25, 1986 with a treasury balance of $3,075.98.  Membership appears to have peaked at 653 in 1994, but suffered serious declines in the later 1990's.  With the peaks and valleys came some financial short falls.  Long time board members often related a story of calling other board members for donations as he did not have enough money for stamps to send out the dues billings.   Fortunately we have rebuilt our membership numbers and finances.

 


FINANCIAL REPORT

Your association is still financially very healthy.  We ended 2015 with 563 paid member.  Many of you have also made voluntary donations which has allowed us to increase scholarships and contribute to youth golf activities.  In FY 2015 we collected $11,260 in dues, plus a small amount of income ($186) from merchandise sales and advertising.  Members also gave an additional $1,830 in scholarship donations.  Our host clubs pay us $1 per player at each tournament, which was about $1,976 in 2015.  Therefore, we had a total revenue of just over $15,250.  

 

By a resolution of the Board a few years ago, we do maintain a reserve of $8,000 about 1/2 years operating budget.  Our major expenses are printing & mailing, merchandise giveaway's, office supplies, and administrative expenses, total of about $11,640.  We spent $4,100 on scholarships and to youth golf programs.  So our total expenses in 2015 were about $15,737.  However, we gave away all our drawing merchandise and ended the year with virtually no carry over.  The net result is we again spent more than our income, and the association needed to make some adjustments.  Increasing dues has been strongly debated the last several annual board meetings.  After a discussion the Board did vote to increase dues to $25 for 2016.

 

Again, your association is in very good fiscal condition.  If anyone wants more detailed financial information, they can contact me or any other board member.

 

THANK YOU:

GolfUSA has helped with the cost of publishing this booklet the past several years.  Please note their advertisement on the back cover and take advantage of the specials they offer.  They are also donated gift certificates for Ken's "Guess that Course" contest. 

 

Please stop into one of their stores and say Thank You to Greg and his staff for their support. 

 

EMAIL:

Like it or not, this electronic communication age is upon us.  Since you are getting this printed book, I must not have your email address.  Emails allow me to give you updates on tournaments and other information.  It also saves the association a huge amount on printing and mailing expenses.  Please send me your email address.   Many members get emails through their wife / friend / business etc.  Just email me at:      lakewayinc@verizon.net

 

SUGGESTIONS / COMMENTS:

The directors of CNSGA welcome your constructive comments and suggestions.  This is your association; we need your input and direction.  If you have suggestions on new tournament formats, new courses, ideas for recruiting new members, or other suggestions please contact one of the directors, or contact me at:  FA “Andy” Anderson, CNSGA, PO Box 321, Kearney, NE  68848, Cell phone:  308-325-2035 or E-Mail: lakewayinc@verizon.net    Also remember the web page for contacts:  www.cnsga.com

 

Hope you enjoy the year.

 

ANDY

Untitled

posted Apr 4, 2015, 10:08 AM by Larry Ossenkop   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 3:32 PM by ANDY ANDERSON ]

1-1 of 1