About the MGCA

Why does the MGCA exist? Why are we here? The short answer is "to promote and preserve the best interests of the Michigan golf industry."

That's what the mission statement says, written almost 40 years ago. That mission hasn't changed. We are grateful to our members and our industry partners for making the MGCA the "voice of Michigan golf business."

"Being in the golf business straps all of us for our valuable time and resources. As our business demands more of my time, I have had to make strategic decisions where my best return on investment will be. There is no greater value as a course owner than being a member of the MGCA. The return on my membership is way more than the discounts and rebates we receive from our great partnerships. You can't put a dollar value on the ideas and strategies brought and shared by the best course operators in the nation. As they say, if you can make it there (owning a course in Michigan), you can make it anywhere. There is no other organization in Michigan that covers the entire spectrum of your course operation. Your success starts here at the MGCA."

Bill Fountain, Operating Partner of the Majestic Golf Course in Hartland

Some highlights in the past year or so:

  1. Negotiated a 25-50% reduction in your membership dues while maintaining the dual membership for you with the National GCOA.
  2. Created a strategic partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and provide FREE memberships for all MGCA members ($195 value).
  3. Established a $250 rate for membership in the world's largest golf procurement group, VGM Club ($200 for 9 hole golf courses), which represents up to 50% off their normal dues rate.
  4. Maintaining a self-funded workers compensation program, The Clubs Fund, where participants receive annual return on their investment.

And that's just a few of the answers to "why does the MGCA exist."

Give our team a call. We'd love to work with you.

Gilda Johnson, President
Lake Forest Golf Club
Jim Dewling, Vice Prisident
Total Golf, Inc.
Jim Szilagyi, Treasurer
The Lynx Golf Course
Bill Fountain, Immediate Past President 
The Majestic at Lake Walden
Kathy Aznavorian
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Corey Crowell
Indian River Golf Course

Bernie Friedrich
Boyne Golf

Jeff Hoag
Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center

Toni Joers
Concord Hills Golf Course

Bob Koutnik
Fox Run Country Club

Bill Mory
Meridian Sun Golf Club

Bay Paul
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Steve Ramey
Chisholm Hills Golf Course

Tom Schwark
Sycamore Hills Golf Club

Susan Vanderburg
Indian Lake Hills Golf Course


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Jada Paisley, CMP Executive Director
c: 517-285-4195

email: jpaisley@michigangca.org

Milt Senter, Special Projects Coordinator
c: 517-896-5222

email: msenter@michigangca.org

Mary Brodin, Office Coordinator
p: 517-482-4312

e:mail mbrodin@michigangca.org


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    Michigan Golf Course Association - MGCA
    East Lansing, MI

    1005 Abbot Road, Suite A  East Lansing, MI 48823
    P: 517-482-4312  |  F: 517-267-8984