The MGA made a Christmas donation to the Talladega Presbyterian Home for Children.

The Presbyterian Home for Children, a ministry of the Presbyterian Churches of Alabama, cares for teenage girls who have experienced abuse and/or neglect, and boys and girls of all ages and their female caregivers who find themselves homeless because of poverty, abuse, or abandonment. The Home is accredited by Social Current, the leading accrediting organization for social services in the U.S. and Canada; and EAGLE, the world’s only faith-based accrediting body for ministry to children.

 We feel that this is a very worthy cause and we hope that our donation can help make a difference in these children’s lives.

With the artic blast that we are expecting, we will be covering our putting greens on Thursday afternoon, Dec 22. We will accept no tee times later than 10am on Thursday. The greens will remain covered through Monday Dec 26. Weather permitting we will resume play on Tuesday morning Dec 27.

The Golf course and clubhouse will be closed Dec 23 thru Dec 26. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and try to stay warm.

Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow between 1am and 4am, then a slight chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 25.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.
2022 Season Ending MGA Dogfight
The 2022 season ending MGA dogfight was held this past Saturday. There was a MGA meeting prior to the dogfight where rules changes proposals were presented. A ballot will be prepared and all MGA members will have an opportunity to vote. If any rules are changed, the new rule will take effect during the first dogfight of 2023.
 Breakfast and lunch was furnished by the MGA and both were wonderful. Thanks to all the clubhouse staff that made this happen.
We had 46 members to participate in our season ending MGA dogfight on Saturday. The field was divided into three flights and they were selected by their current dogfight points.
Golfers with playing with 30 points or higher were in the Championship flight. Golfers playing with 24 points to 29 points were in the 1st flight and golfers playing with 23 points and lower were in the 2nd flight. We had 13 in the championship flight, 16 in the 1st flight and 17 in the 2nd flight. Each member paid a $20 dogfight entry fee and the MGA matched the pot for a total purse of $1840.00.
The 2nd flight was won by Tommy Vines. Tommy was +7 over his points. Jason Berry and Buddy Butterworth finished at +6 for a tie for 2nd and Sam Cooper finished +5 to finish in 3rd. Skins winners in the 2nd flight were Tommy Vines, Bob Hopton-Jones, Jack Sellers, Buddy Butterworth (2), Sam Cooper and Pramod Bhatia. Doc Bhatia also won the closest to the pin on #17. Pramod Bhatia won the 2nd flight CTP on #17.
The 1st flight winners were as follows. Hippie Cleckler and Ken Roe tied at +7. Tony Parton and Shane Cleckler came in at +5. The following golfers won skins. R D McDonald (2), Ken Roe (2), Hippie (2), Tony Evans, Jimmy Brasher and Foo Dorsett. Hippie also won the CTP for the 1st flight on hole #4.
First place in the Championship flight was a tie between Jeff Bullen and Rodney Guy. They were +7 over their points. There was also a tie for 2nd place between Joe Howard and Bobby Denty at +4. Skins winners in the Championship flight were Jeff Bullen (3), Joe Howard (2), Moses Ngirailab and Ray Ferguson. Ray also won the CTP on hole #8 at 9’1” and he also won the CTP on #14 at 1’ 2”.

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