About Indiana State Seniors Golf Association
The Indiana State Seniors Golf Association, Inc.
is an organization of amateur golfers who have reached the age of fifty-five and enjoy the competition and comradeship of golf. As stated in its Constitution; "The object of the Association is the promotion of golf, support of the Evans Scholarship Fund
, and good fellowship among the members through participation in a series of golf tournaments and dinners to be held each summer." The association currently holds fifteen tournaments open to its members between the first of May and the first week of October each year. Tournaments are held at some of the finest country clubs and golf courses in Indiana. All tournaments award prizes for both low gross and low net scores to provide opportunities for all skill levels. Tournament players are further classified into five age groups to provide further competitive opportunities. Prizes awarded are merchandise certificates from the pro shop at the tournament site. Funds for the prizes are included in tournament entry fees. Members contribute to the Evans Scholars Foundation www.westerngolfassociation.com
of the Western Golf Association at the time annual dues are paid. Members also contribute to the ALS Therapy Development Foundation www.als.net
at the same time. ALS is the disease which took the life of Bruce Edwards, Tom Watson's long time caddie. ISSGA members have contributed approximately two thousand dollars per year to each charity for the last five years.
Tournaments scheduled for 2007 are listed at the TOURNAMENTS link above. Most of the tournaments are stroke play, but we also have a two best ball Pro - Senior event, a Couples tournament with Pinehurst alternate shot, a two - man team event, and foursome tournament in the fall. Our Championship Tournament
is considered to be the primary event of our tour. It is a two day event
held in the middle of August
. Traveling trophies were begun for the champions of this event in the late 1930's with the Overall Low Gross Champion's Trophy started in 1939. This trophy is a beautiful large trophy that was purchased for the two day tournament hosted that year by the Hoosier author George Ade. All these trophies are now kept on display in the lobby of the Indiana Golf Office at 2625 N. Hurricane Rd., Franklin, Indiana. The trophies are updated each year with the names of current winners. Go to the website www.indianagolf.org
for information about the Indiana Golf Association, Indiana Golf Foundation, Indiana Section of Professional Golf Association of America, and other golf organizations and displays located at the Golf Office.
Membership in the Indiana State Seniors Golf Association, Inc. is limited to persons who have attained their fifty-fifth birthday, reside in Indiana at time of application, and hold amateur golf standing. The number of active members will be set by the board of directors. Members are required to pay annual dues to support the administration of the organization. Green fees and other site costs are recovered through tournament entry fees. Please contact the Secretary - Treasurer or any other Officer at the CONTACT US link above If you wish to apply for membership.
The Association held its first tournament in 1929, and from that one tournament has grown into an organization with more than eight hundred members from all parts of Indiana, and an applicant waiting list in excess of 200 golfers. Many members of the Asssociation believe it to be the best senior golf association in the country, and the Officers, Directors, and Staff do their best to live up to those expectations. A history of the organization is discussed in the link ABOUT US , as well as the current structure and administration of the organization.