TThe 2022 golf season in Tellico Village continued our strong upward trajectory. More rounds played, great weather and continued population growth made for record numbers. Of course, we also experienced a few “bumps” in the road. The Tanasi Clubhouse fire in August was a tragic loss of property for our community that created scheduling challenges for our Golf Professional Staff as well as for the MGA. Thankfully, no one was injured, and amazingly we lost just one full day of golf thanks to the heroic efforts of our Golf Department! Weather caused the cancellation of our year-end Turkey Shoot event. Otherwise, it was a GREAT year! We had 850 paid members, 350 of whom participated in at least one of our weekly competitive events. MGA is a great way to get involved & stay involved in golf in the village. Meet new friends & prospective playing partners, learn new individual & team games, sharpen your skills, compete for merchandise prizes, enjoy fellowship and so much more! We have a men's event every Thursday—all year round. No weekly commitment. Simply sign up by noon on Wednesday in Chelsea and play when you want! Just visit any of our Pro Shops to renew/sign up. In the meantime, check out these MGA benefits for 2023:
PLAY YOUR OWN TEE . . . .We continue to offer members the opportunity to play from the BLUE, WHITE, ORANGE or GREEN tees. This should be the tee you would normally play on most days, not simply a “move up” for a specific event. Green/Orange and White/Blue will share skins and POY pools.
SPRING FLING . . . . We will be keeping the popular, new You-Choose 27-Hole event on Saturday, May 13th. Play will include Better Ball, Scramble and Alternate Shot “nines”. This is a two man, stroke play event and includes lunch and beer. Please sign up at the Toqua Pro shop as a "You Choose" team once registration is opened.
TWO-DAY MEMBER/MEMBER . . . . . Remains in the fall (October 7th/8th). Choose your partner. Flighted based on handicap. Rounds will be played at Toqua and Kahite. Lunch and beer are included on both days.
MONTHLY MGA NEWSLETTER . . . . . Our monthly digital MGA Newsletter returns in 2023 for a 3rd season. Look for it on/near the 1st of every month. If you do not receive an email from Constant Contact with a link to the MGA Newsletter, please check your spam folder and/or confirm your current email address with our golf professional staff. In the meantime you can access the newsletter by using the link on this page.
FOUR-MAN "YOU CHOOSE" . . . . . We will continue to offer periodic 4-man "You Choose" events in 2023. Sign up as a foursome in Chelsea. A great way to compete with partners of your choosing or to invite a new MGA prospect to compete.
LAKE TELLICO CHALLENGE . . . . Represent "Team Tellico" in our annual Ryder Cup style, 2-day match with neighboring Rarity Bay's MGA on October 13th & 14th. Climb the Player of the Year points list and earn an invite to compete for the “home” team in this friendly rivalry. The more you play . . the better your chances! Rarity reclaimed the Tellico Cup in 2022. We aim to get it back in 2023! Mark your calendar & play more MGA events!
YEAR-END TURKEY SHOOT . . . . . This season-ending “major” event moves from its traditional Saturday to a regular Thursday event slot (the week before Thanksgiving) and from Toqua to The Links at Kahite in 2023. It includes lunch, beer and our Annual MGA Meeting. Hope to see you on the course! Mike Blackwell, President