Nevada Golf NSSGC
By Jack Meola
Photo Credit: SNGA
Celebrating 40 Years of
Within the Las Vegas community there are still a few established traditions that don’t come and
go like the weekly migration of convention tourists. One of these dependable social organizations
is celebrating its 40th consecutive year of building camaraderie amongst local Southern Nevada
golfers. In 1974, Leon Pounders, who was a golf professional at the old Black Mountain Golf Course
in Henderson, helped form the first club specifically for senior golfers in the State of Nevada.
The best thing about this golf club, besides the interesting personalities of the members,
is that it holds its events at a different course every month, sometimes travelling out of town.
The purpose of the club is to encourage friendly meetings and tournaments for senior male and
female golfers residing in the State of Nevada and neighboring States, and to hold an annual Club
Championship. The Club can proudly boast that a monthly event has been conducted without fail
since April 1974.
The Nevada State Seniors Golf Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1974 when
nine prominent Nevadans met for several months to develop a Charter and by-laws, which
culminated in the establishment of the organization that is now simply referred to as NSSGC.
There are currently 124 great people who consistently participate in the monthly events.
Event formats vary each month and include, but are not limited to, individual stroke play,
stableford, blind draw teams, better ball of partners and team scrambles as well as two-man team
match play. Most of the in-town events are scheduled for two days and you can play one or both
days based on your desire or ability to play. Each June, the Club Championship, consisting of a
36-hole medal play event, flighted by age, is held to determine the Overall Gross and Net Club
Champs. They are appropriately honored at the Annual Banquet held later that month.
The Club maintains a tournament handicap system to enhance the USGA index that has
proven to promote honest, competitive golf for all participants. With the exception of the Club
Championship, all events are flighted by handicap and prizes are awarded to the low scores in
Membership is open to all males and females who have reached the ripe old age of 50. If you are
interested in joining this unique organization, there is an application on this website. For more
information, you can contact our President Earl McMullen at 702-982-2896. Come join us, you
won’t believe the fun that you are missing.