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."

Dear Golf Course Owner and Operator:

This past year has been amazing for the Michigan golf industry and the Michigan Golf Course Association.  I continue to be privileged to work alongside the MGCA Board of Directors who have the vision to continue to strengthen the “Voice of MI Golf Business”.

Advocacy.  Education.  Promotion.  The three pillars that guide the Michigan Golf Course Association with our mission statement.   Our dynamic mix of owners, operators and stakeholders care deeply about the success of golf in Michigan.  MGCA listens to the needs of our members and acts accordingly.

This past year MGCA acted swiftly after identifying a proactive approach to create a pipeline for agronomy.  Our Registered Apprenticeship “Golf Course Maintenance Technician” with the U.S. Department of Labor is the result.   

As our membership strengthens, so does the strength of the Michigan golf business!

Inside, find out more about the many benefits of being a member.  Accept this 2023 invitation to membership from me, the Board of Directors and the MGCA Team.  Reach out to me or Jada Paisley, Executive Director of MGCA at 800-860-8575 or jpaisley@michigangca.org.

I look forward to meeting you.



James R. Dewling 

Total Golf Inc.

MGCA President

Michigan Golf Course Association 2023 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

Corey Crowell
Indian River Golf Course

Bill Fountain
The Majestic at Lake Walden

Bernie Friedrich
Boyne Golf

Jeff Hoag
Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center

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