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."

"As President of the Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA) I invite you to join a dynamic mix of owners, operators and stakeholders who care deeply about the success of golf in Michigan.  It’s no secret that success starts by working together and sharing ideas so that we can all be successful in this ever-changing landscape.

I recently attended the MGCA 2021 MI Golf Business Conference and Vendor Show.  It was wonderful to be back in person among my golf industry friends and colleagues. The excitement and energy were evident by all that were in attendance.  One of the main topics of discussion focused on labor recruitment and navigating through all of the curve balls affecting our business the past 18 months.  

The MGCA believes in partnerships and fostering strategic alliances.  Our association continues to strengthen our existing relationship with the MSU School of Hospitality Business.   Elevating the golf industry as an opportunity for students that are looking for internships is currently in the works by our MGCA Team.  It’s exciting to see how we can not only help our golf operations, but also provide students with understanding the business of golf.

The above example is just one of the many ways that the MGCA listens to the needs of the members and acts accordingly.  The Michigan Golf Course Association is a team that is dedicated to your success.  Our strength and ability to make a difference in the industry comes from YOU!

Please accept the invitation to membership from me, the MGCA Board of Directors, and the MGCA Team."

James R. Dewling, Total Golf Inc.

MGCA President

Michigan Golf Course Association 2022 Board of Directors

Jim Dewling, President
Total Golf, Inc.
Jim Szilagyi, Vice Prisident
Lynx Golf Course
Bill Mory, Treasurer
Meridian Sun Golf Club
Gilda Johnson, Immediate Past President 
Lake Forest Golf Club
Kathy Aznavorian
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Corey Crowell
Indian River Golf Course

Bill Fountain
The Majestic at Lake Walden

Bernie Friedrich
Boyne Golf

Jeff Hoag
Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center

Toni Joers
Concord Hills Golf Course

Bay Paul
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Tom Schwark
Sycamore Hills Golf Club

Chris Sobieck
The Mines Golf Course

Susan Vanderburg
Indian Lake Hills Golf Course

Chris White
Fenton Farms Golf Club


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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