SEPTEMBER 2000



 The August tournament was played under the difficult conditions of “Lightning” at all of the four tournament sites.  IF YOU THE PLAYER FEEL THREATENED BY LIGHTNING YOU MAY STOP PLAY AND TAKE COVER AS YOU FEEL IT’S NECESSARY.  SLOW PLAY RULES ARE WAIVED!  NO ONE WILL BE PENALIZED!   


  At the A & B Division sites, play was stopped by a number of the groups on the course.  It’s best to stop as a group, however, if you are the only one who wishes to stop and take cover, you “may” do so.  Do not expect the golf course to give good guidance as to warnings, etc.  You must take charge of your own safety. 


 September’s tournament is your last chance to qualify for this year’s event – our twenty third annual event.  This event is not open to first year members, however, October’s Two Man Best Ball event can be your first chance to qualify for next year’s event.  Previous winners who are still playing in NIMAGA are:  1980 Dick Gerasta, 1990 Bob Miller, 1991 Wally Svihula, 1992 Mel Koenig, 1993 Al Urbanski, 1994 Willie Nelson, 1997 Brad Kunas and 1999 defending champion Brian Alberts.  Mike Sutton is the defending low gross champion.  If you are new to NIMAGA ask a past champion about their experiences.  This year’s event will be held at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin.  It’s a links style course with thick areas of rough, a 600 yard par 5, a lot of wind and fast greens.  The top 50% of the field will make the cut to play on Sunday to try to win one of the five trophies in the net division along with the trophy for the overall low gross winner.



The following retail sites have cashed our certificates in the past six months and should be supported.  Roger Dunn Golf, Ultimate Golf, Golf Mart, Chicago Golf and Tennis, Cam Golf, Pro Shop World of Golf, Golf Enterprize, Golfsmith International Front Nine Inc., Pintracker Golf, Northern Golf Ball, Charles J. Kless Golf Shop, Golf Ball Zone, Las Vegas Golf & Tennis, Pro Only Golf, Kishwaukee Valley Golf, Countryside Golf and Buffalo Grove Golf. 


A few members have complained about problems with our web site.  If you have a 5-10 year old computer you may experience problems.  There is a comment site on the web page to tell us your problem and we will try to help you thru the problem.  Overall the web page has been excellent and we are pleased to see everyone deal with the changes this year. 


 We usually do this in April, however, this year a number of people have joined later in the year.  Our organization has existed for forty years conducting “tournaments” for the average public fee golfer.  If you have any questions, please ask your tournament director or any NIMAGA board member. 


 The event was reduced to a nine hole tournament as the Prairie Bluff Golf Course was closed on Saturday and play could not be finished on Sunday.  Everyone who was entered for the event receives a $45.00 credit if they are a regular member or a $35.00 credit if they are a package member.  Please note your credit on your next entry.



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