Northern Illinois Men's Amateur Golf Association

June 2007            John Brdecka

Message  from  the  President

 The event was played at the Plum Tree National G. C. in Harvard on May 20th. The event day started with overcast skies turning to rain for three holes then clearing to a cool afternoon. The Player Division was the winning team. The score was Player 14 points, Palmer 13-1/2 points, Trevino 8-1/2 points. Partners who won 2-1/2 or 3 pts in their matches were:

Palmer: Jim Cuny/Jim Murrow, Neil Gull/ Val Russell

Player: Roger Scott/ George Zdarsky, Dan Dorr/ Bob Behnke

Trevino: Tom Gearhart/ Mark Heinsohn


New Members

We have a number of members who have joined in the past two months.  We welcome you and hope you find your NIMAGA tournament experience rewarding.  All new members only become fully eligible after completing one tournament and also turn in 4 other scores to be fully eligible.

Please send an email to John Brdecka and let him know what you liked, disliked or even a general comment. He can be reached at


Midweek Tournament

The NIMAGA Midweek will be held on Wednesday, June 13th 2007 at Mistwood in Romeoville. This will be a two division event both low and high and again the top two players in each division qualify for tournament of winners.  The $59.00 entry fee does NOT include a cart and the first tee time will be 9.00 am.  The field size is limited so donít delay in sending in your entry. Entry deadline is May 30th.

Seniors Tournament

The NIMAGA Seniors will be held on Wednesday, June 27th, 2007.  The event will be held at Golf Club of Illinois.  It will be a 9:00 am first tee time and the $50.00 fee does include a cart. The deadline is June 13th so for all the 50 year olds and over we are reminding you to enter!  The top two players in both the low and high handicap division will qualify for the tournament of winners event.  Enter this week!


Members Guest

The 7th Annual Member-Guest event was held on May 14th at Prairie Landing Golf Club.There were 96 players that teed it up on this warm but windy day. Thanks goes out to all members who participated.

The Winners were:
st  Members Low Div. Jerry Casper     $100
1st Members High Div. Dick Gerasta    $100
1st  Guest w/hdcp Low Div. Bob Osborne $100
1st Guest w/hdcp High Div. George Bozonelos $100
1st Guest no hdcp Low Div. John Treiber $100
1st Guest no hdcp High Div. Doug Smith $100
Our  thanks to Jim Cuny for running this 1st class event!


Rules Corner

Did You Know?
Did You Know that you are to post your score even when a complete round is not played? The USGA Handicap manual, in section 5-2b, states:

If 13 or more holes are played, the player must post an 18-hole score. If 7 to 12 holes are played, the player must post a nine-hole score. In either case, scores for un-played holes must be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes that the player is entitled to receive on the un-played holes (See Section 4-2 and 5-1a of the USGA Handicap System manual).

For example, a player with a Course Handicap of 30 stops playing after 16 holes because of darkness. Hole 17 is a par 3 and is the number 18 handicap-stroke hole. The player will record 3 (par) plus 1 handicap stroke for an X-4 on hole 17. Hole 18 is a par 4 and is the number 12 handicap-stroke hole. The player will record 4 (par) plus 2 handicap strokes for an X-6 on the 18th hole.

For more information, the USGA has the entire Handicap Manual available on-line.

 For more information log onto the USGA web site at WWW.USGA.ORG or the Royal and Ancient at

WWW.RANDA.ORG and take the rules test


New Members

The Marketing Committee would like everyone to know that Business cards and Bag Tags alone canít bring in new members. We still need each of you to be bold enough to talk to your friends and people you meet at your regular golf courses about our group. NIMAGA has a place for all skill levels so please tell your friends and pass out the cards to people you meet. If you have any ideas about Marketing we have a committee who wants to hear from you.


For Your Info

Members News

John Snow had a Double Eagle at the Balmoral Woods G.C. on May 4th. On hole #12 a 465 yard par 5 he used a 5 wood for his second shot for a 2. Very few double eagles have ever been reported in NIMAGA.
Congratulations John!

Chris Reeves said the May Jamboree was his last as he is relocating to Minnesota. We will miss Chris's excellent play!

Long time member Rich Williams has relocated to Florida. Rich was a standout in our old B division!

NIMAGA President  John Bredecka won The Michigan Invitational held at Gull Lake in Mid-May. A 20 person event with many NIMAGA members to beat. Congratulations John!

Did we miss something? Something youíd like membership to know about?

Send them to and we will include them in a future NIMAGA notes.


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Revised: August 24, 2008