About the NSGA (2019)
The Nebraska Senior Golf Association (NSGA) was founded in 1965 in Grand Island to enable the state’s senior golfers to enjoy the great game of golf on some of the finest private and public courses in eastern and central Nebraska. Membership is open to male golfers 50 years and older with a GHIN handicap. A GHIN handicap number can be obtained by joining for those who don’t already have one. The group prides itself in encouraging members to abide by the Rules of Golf at all times, but particularly in its regularly scheduled events. All officers and board members serve as volunteers. To read the NSGA Administrative Guidelines, click here.
The NSGA annually donates to the Nebraska Golf Association (NGA) for the junior golf program.
All NSGA events are 2-man team Best Ball tournaments using 90% of handicap. However, if you are unable to locate a partner or your partner is unable to play, we will accommodate you as an individual. Everyone 70 and older (and those with physical limitations) play a forward set of tees with appropriate handicap adjustment. If those individuals wish to play the regular tees, they must notify the Tournament Director and play the regular tees for all events in which they participate. That means a player can't switch back and forth from the forward tees to the regular tees, depending on the course being played.
Each year the “NSGA Schedule of Events and Membership” booklet is mailed to all members who joined by March 15. The booklet should arrive by April 1. For those who go south for the winter, the Postal Service will not forward the booklets. If you provide the Secretary with your winter address, he will use that address in the mailing list sent to the printer/mailer when the booklet goes to print. The booklet contains event entry forms to fill out and mail, along with payment, to the Tournament Director. Effective in 2019, members can also make on-line event entries. Keep in mind the submitter must be a current NSGA member for his event entry to be accepted.
We use a lottery system for any tournament that is oversold. If an event is overbooked on April 10, teams from all the entries for that event will be drawn until the maximum number is reached, then another 10 will be put on a waiting list. Refunds will be made to any team not making the regular or waiting lists. All events not sold out will continue to be filled on a first-come first-served basis. The entry forms will be available about April 1 in the printed NSGA booklet distributed each spring or online in the “EVENTS” section of this website for each individual event.
To reiterate, entry fees are required as indicated on the entry form and are due before players will be entered into the tournament. Additionally, to enter NSGA events, a player must have paid his membership dues for the current year. New members are welcome anytime during the season.
The Nebraska Golf Association (NGA) conducts two senior golf championships each season, the Senior Stroke Play Championship and the Senior Match Play Championship. This year the dates of those events don't interfere with our weekly NSGA outings as has occasionally been the case in the past. These are not NSGA events, but both are open to all NSGA members and have both gross and handicap flights. The NGA is not officially affiliated with the NSGA, but they welcome and encourage our participation in these two state championships for seniors.
In the fall we will have our year-ending state tournament to be held this year at the Yankee Hill Country Club in Lincoln on the 26th and 27th of August. This tournament is open to individuals, two-man teams, or both, giving everyone a chance to participate and excel within his age group, as well as overall. More information on this event is included in the "2019 Schedule of Events and Membership" booklet or in the “Events” section of this website.
The only deadline we have is March 15 each year, other than the deadlines for entering each event. March 15 is only so your name can be included in the roster, which is used to create the mailing list for the booklet. The booklet must be provided to the printer so it can be completed and mailed by the end of March. There’s no deadline to join the NSGA. You can still sign up during the season and enjoy our remaining weekly events, or at least our 2-day State Senior Championship.
The NSGA adheres to a strict dress code which complies with most of the clubs we play. Proper attire prohibits Tee Shirts, Jeans, Cut-off Shorts and Tank Tops. If you wear nice shorts or slacks and a collared shirt, you’re covered. We’re guests at nice clubs, so please dress accordingly. If we’re a class act, we’ll have a better chance of being invited back.
We look forward to your participation this year and wish you the best of luck in all your events.