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Savannah Lakes Village Men’s Social Golf Group MSG9 Tournament

Savannah Lakes Village Men’s Social Golf Group MSG9 Tournament:

By: Rodney Wurst

The SLV Men’s Social Golf Group, MSG9, held its ninth “Annual Green Jacket Golf Tournament” on April 15th and April 22, 2016. The tournament was held in honor of the founder Ed Mitchel and Paul Kleiber an original member of the group.

This year we had an 18 hole tournament played at the Monticello Golf Course on two successive Fridays. The winner of the tournament is awarded the Green Jacket to use during the next year and has their names placed on the Paul Kleiber award plaque which hangs in the Monticello Clubhouse.  Beginning this year, the winner also receives an honorary golf towel to keep.

This year we had 42 members of the Group played in the tournament. The tournament was very close with the winner Don Schwarck shooting a net 70.4. Second place was taken by Dave Menard who also won the low Gross award with an 84.  Dave was just one stroke off the lead.  Third place thru tenth place winners were Floyd Thomas, Dave Tetzel, Glen Bushmaker, Al Cauther, Glen Heffner, Joe Crane, Jerry Wishall and Roger Jameson. The player with the highest net, Mark Linney, was awarded the old hickory walking stick.

An awards dinner was held at the River Grille at Tara on April 28th with over 80 players and wives in attendance.  Also in attendance were 10 of the Professional golfers from the Swing Thought Tour who were staying with members of the MSG9 as well as the founder of the Swing Thought Tour.  All enjoyed a wonderful meal and the social interaction that is the founding principle of the MSG9 golf group.  After the dinner George Webb, Chairman of the MSG9 Steering Committee presented certificates to long term members including a 15 year certificate to Al Cauther and 10 year certificates to Jim Gunning, Ron Hartfelder and Jerry Wishall.    Master of Ceremonies Tom Westgate and tournament director, Dennis Kase presented the gift certificate awards to the top ten winners and for low gross to Dave Menard and a sympathy award to Mark Linney for high net.  Last year’s Green Jacket winner, Bill McGreevy presented the Green Jacket to this year’s winner Don Schwarck and the honorary golf towel for the 2016 winner.

Thanks to the Committee of Dave Menard and, Dennis Kase who ran the tournament and the Dinner Committee of Dave Menard, Gordie Waine and all who helped make this another wonderful event for the MSG9 Golf Group.

 Low Gross winner Dave Menard
   Last Year winner Bill McGreevy presents Green Jacket to 2016 winner Don Schwarck    High Net Score Mark Linney