MGA Championship
MGA Senior Amateur Championship
Wayzata Country Club | Wayzata, MN
September 25-27, 2023
MGA Championship

MGA Senior Amateur Championship

Wayzata Country Club | Wayzata, MN
September 25-27, 2023
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Tournament Information

Registration Status: Closed

Entry Fees:

Saturday, July 1, is the opening day for general registration for this year’s MGA Senior Amateur Championship, set for September 25-27 at Wayzata Country Club.

Due to the late date, the starting field has been reduced to 144 players in order for play to be completed each day. There are approximately 60 on the Priority Registration List by virtue of their position on the 2022 Senior Player Points List, being a host club exemption or having made the cut in last year’s Championship. Thus, there will be about 80 spots open on July 1.

Given the host site (Wayzata), we are anticipating many more entries than available spots. The desire is to have a fair and equitable opportunity for all to be able to enjoy the Championship. To that end, the remaining entries will be determined by using a lottery.

As per the Priority Registration List, nine (9) spots are guaranteed for the Grand Master Division. The actual number of entries to be accepted will be known by June 30. During the Open Registration period, players will be able to enter beginning at 8:30 am on July 1 through 11:59 pm July 15.

The field will be set by random draw. After the field is decided another drawing will then be made for position on the wait list. There will not be a benefit to enter first thing nor will there be a disadvantage to entering last minute. No credit card charges will be processed until a player is confirmed into the field.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us as follows: Tom Ryan ( or Doug Hoffmann (

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, the MGA Championship Program!


Tom Ryan & Doug Hoffmann

Entry Fee:  $175 (walking)

Golf Cart (Optional):  $50/person, shared cart (2 rounds) 
The use of a golf cart is permitted for this event.  Carts may be prepaid online at the time of registration.  If you do not prepay for your cart, you will be able to pay in the Golf Shop prior to each round.  Carts are available on a first come basis.  Final round golf carts are available through the Golf Shop prior to round 3.  Maximum of 2 carts/group allowed.  

Push Carts:  
You may use your own Push Cart during the Championship.  Wayzata CC has Push Carts availabe for $11 per round.  Please pay in the Golf Shop prior to your round.  (NOTE: Personal Push Carts ARE NOT to be used during practice rounds.)


Entries are open to amateur golfers:
  1. Who are currently Associate Members of the MGA at the club from which they are playing,
  2. Whose club is a current Member Club of the MGA, 
  3. Whose Handicap Index® for 18 holes does not exceed 7.4 at the time of entry, and
  4. Who must be at least 55 years of age on Monday, September 25, 2023.

An entry may be rejected by the Committee with just cause at any time, including after the competition has closed.  

NOTE: Handicap requirement IS NOT in effect for the Grand Master Division.

Additional Information

Championship & Senior Flight:  54-holes, individual stroke play
Master & Grand Master Flights:  36-holes, individual stroke play

The Overall Champion will be the person with the lowest 54-hole total from either the Senior or Master Flights.  In the event of a tie for the Championship, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of play.  A tie for first in any other flight will be broken by a scorecard playoff as recommended by USGA policy..

There will be a cut to the low 48 scorers and ties after 36 holes from the combined Senior and Master flights.  Those players will play an additional 18 holes on Day 3.

Monday, September 25:  Round 1 Starting times begin 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
Tuesday, September 26:  Round 2 Starting times begin 8:00 and 12:00 pm
Wednesday, September 27:  Round 3 Starting times begin 8:00 am
NOTE 1:  Round 1 Starting times will be available after registration has closed.  Master and Grand Master Flights will play in the afternoon on Day 1 and in the morning on Day 2.

The Championship will consist of three flights.  Players are assigned to a flight based on the player's age on the first day of the Championship:
  • Senior Flight: 55-64
  • Master Flight: 65-74
  • Grand Master Flight: 75 and above
NOTE: A player who is 75 or above may elect to play in the Master Flight, but must notify the MGA in writing prior to the entry deadline.

Practice Rounds:
Practice rounds will be available (see below).  To schedule a practice round, please contact the Wayzata Country Club Golf Shop (952/473-9769) and identify yourself as an MGA Senior Amateur contestant.  (NOTE: Personal Push Carts ARE NOT PERMITTED during practice rounds.  They may be used during the Championship proper.)

Wayzata has created specific days for practice rounds at a reduced rate of $80 (regular rate = $140).
Thursday, Sept 7 - After 1 pm
Monday, Sept 11 - After 1 pm
Thursday, Sept 14 - After 1 pm
Friday, Sept 15 - Between 10-11 am & After 1:30 pm
Monday, Sept 18 - After 1 pm 

Driving Range:
Range balls will be provided prior to play each day.  The range will open at least 60 minutes prior to play.

Food and Beverages:
A Players' meal will be available to all players after their round at no cost on Day 2.  

Last Year's Results - Crow River Golf Club

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