Michigan Seniors
Golf Association
About the Michigan Seniors

Come Join Us!

2019 marked our 96th season as an Organization, and other than the record rains, it was a huge success. Congratulations to Tony DeSantis of Pine Lake, winner of the Fritz Adams Individual Championship, to Brian Manoogian of Oakland Hills, the 2019 Super Senior Champion and to Bob DeMattia (Meadowbrook) and Skip Caampbell (Barton Hills), the 2019 Team Champions.   

2020 Schedule

May 18-Country Club of Detroit
June 22-Port Huron Golf & Country Club
July 13-University of Michigan
August 3-Birmingham Country Club
August 23-Egypt Valley
August 24-Point O' Woods
September 14-Tam O' Shanter


History: The Michigan Seniors inaugural individual stroke play tournament was held on October 24-25, 1923 at the Detroit Golf Club with forty players competing. J.E. Dubois of Red Run won the event with a score of 182. 

The first Board of Governors was composed of one charter member from twelve Michigan clubs: Detroit Golf Club, Country Club of Detroit, Oakland Hills, Barton Hills, Red Run, Flint Country Club, Washtenaw Country Club, Kent Country Club, Highlands Country Club (Grand Rapids). Lansing Golf Club, Bay City Country Club and St. Joseph.

The late Glenn Johnson holds the all-time, 36-hole scoring record of 137, set in 1980.

Year Founded: 1923

Current membership: 425

Age requirement: 50 years of age or older

Cost of membership: $200 one-time initiation fee

Annual dues: $125

Current Member Clubs: Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Battle Creek, Bay Harbor, Birchwood Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Cascade Hills, Country Club of Detroit, Country Club of Jackson, Country Club of Lansing, Crystal Downs, Dearborn, Detroit Golf Club, Edgewood, Egypt Valley, Essex, Flint Golf Club, Forest Dunes, Forest Lake, Franklin Hills, Gaylord Country Club, Gowanie, Great Oaks, Grosse Ile, Heathers Club, Hillsdale, Indianwood, Indian River, Inverness, Inverness Club (Toledo), Kingsley Club, Kent, Knollwood, Lakelands, Legend Trail (AZ),LochenHeath, Lochmoor, Lost Lake Woods, Maple Hill, Meadowbrook, Monroe, Monterey Bay Peninsula CC (CA), Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Oakhurst, Oak Point, Oakland Hills, Oakland University, Orchard Lake, Paint Creek, Pheasant Run, Pine Lake, Pine River, Plum Hollow, Polo Fields, Port Huron, Prestwick, Radrick Farms, Red Run, The Reserve (SC), Saginaw, Shanty Creek, St. Clair Shores, Stonycroft, Tam O' Shanter, TPC, Traverse City, Travis Pointe, True North, Wabeek, Walloon Lake, Walnut Creek, Warwick Hills, Watermark, Western., Whisper Rock (AZ)

Frequently-Asked Questions:

Q: What is the format?
Each event includes three flights; a gross flight for the lower handicappers played from the blue tees (usually around 6500 yards); a middle-handicap flight played from the white tees (6200 yards); and a "play-it-forward" flight played from under 6000-yards. The best part is that you pick the flight and the tees you want to play from. It's all about enjoying the day, the company and the great courses we have the privilege of playing.

Q: What are some of the courses you play regularly?
A: Our rotation is a virtual “who’s who” of top private courses including Oakland Hills, Point O’ Woods, True North, Inverness, Cascade Hills, Country Club of Detroit, Barton Hills, Franklin Hills, Wuskowhan and many other “must-play” venues in Michigan and beyond.

Q: What if I don't have a regular partner?
A: Not a problem. If you wish to play in a particular event and don't have a regular partner we'll pair you up with someone of similar ability, most often from another club. Meeting new people is one of the great benefits of our organization and many new and lasting friendships have been formed this way over the years.

Q: How many tournaments am I required to play?
A: There is no required minimum. You may play in as many or as few as you wish. Each event stands on its own as far as the competition is concerned.

Q: As a new member what are my chances of getting into the events I want?
A: Most events feature both morning and afternoon shotguns which enables most members to play the courses (and the times) they request. Should you not get the event or time you requested you are priority-listed at the next event of your choice.

Q: Is there ever any individual competition?
A: At the final event of the year-The Fritz Adams Championships- we hold two individual gross championships; one for single-digit players between 50 & 70 years of age and the other for super senior players over seventy.

Q: What is included in my initiation fee?
A: The one-time initiation fee includes logo golf shirt, pocket crest for your blazer (when the host club dress code requires), name tag, annual membership roster and a small administrative fee. The Association operates as a non-profit so most of the fee is returned in value to our members.

Q: What is the average cost of an event?
A:  The cost varies depending on what each host club charges us. The majority of our cost is passed directly through to our members with just a small fee to cover prizes, tournament set-up, pairings, scorecard preparation and other administrative duties. A typical event runs between $125 and $175 per player which includes golf, range, attended locker room, ranger, prizes (1st, 2nd & 3rd in each flight), cart fee, and all food and beverages (except alcohol). Drinks are always by subscription.

Q: What if I was a past member and wish to rejoin?
A: If you were previously a Michigan Senior and would like to rejoin there is no initiation fee. All you need to do is submit an updated application and a check for the annual dues ($125).

Don't see the answer to your question? Contact us!

Al Hibbert
Executive Director
Michigan Seniors Golf Association
Michigan Seniors Golf Association
3707 West Maple Road, Suite 110, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Office: 248.642.8470 Fax: 248.644.4526
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