In 2013, the SEGA Board unanimously approved a perpetual, complimentary, concurrent,
non-consecutive three year membership to honor all of the following SEGA Trophy winners.
Leonard W. “Nick” Carter was a founding member of the original SEGA Board of Directors in 1976 and also later served as President. Nick was an active member of SEGA until 1992 when he began to lose his eyesight due to his exposure to Agent Orange while serving with the United States Air Force in Vietnam.
Nick Carter won the First Annual SEGA Championship Tournament in April, 1977. That tournament was held at Lions Municipal Golf Course and had over 200 SEGA members participating. Nick shot a 71/73 in that inaugural two day tournament and he won the outright SEGA Championship on the first playoff hole.
Shortly before his passing in 2012, in honor of his initial championship victory and in recognition of his services to SEGA, in 2010 Nick’s family created and donated the NICK CARTER TROPHY which is awarded annually to the Low Gross Champion of the Annual SEGA Championship Tournament.
- 2010 – Ricky Sisneros (78 @ Morris Williams & 74 @ Jimmy Clay)
- 2011 – Alex Sanders (77 @ Morris Williams & 81 @ Jimmy Clay)
- 2012 – David Williams (74 @ Lions Municipal & 76 @ Roy Kizer)
- 2013 – Howard Hagemann (79 @ Jimmy Clay & 69 @ Morris Williams)
- 2014 – Phil Thomas (76 @ Jimmy Clay & 73 @ Roy Kizer)
- 2015 – David Williams (74 @ Ray Kizer & Rainout @ Morris Williams)
William E. “Bill” Stages was the sole person responsible for the organization of SEGA in 1976 and served as the first President; and he was an active member of SEGA until his passing in 1981. Bill had several objectives when he founded SEGA including establishing a handicap system for the members of SEGA.
In honor of his founding of SEGA and its handicap system, in 2011 Robert Greening – one of the original Board Members – created and donated the BILL STAGES MOST IMPROVED HANDICAP TROPHY. This annual perpetual trophy is awarded each year to the SEGA member who has the biggest percentage decrease in their SEGA handicap index in the twelve months prior to the Annual Membership Meeting.
The criteria to be eligible to win this award is that you must have at least five individual scores and have been a SEGA member for at least two years prior to the start of the year the award is calculated; you also must have at least five individual scores in the twelve months immediately prior to the award presentation.
- 2012 Alex Sanders (36.0% decrease from 8.9 to 5.7)
- 2013 David Jacquet (24.9% decrease from 22.9 to 17.2)
- 2015 David Williams (27.1% decrease from 9.6 to 7.0)
- 2010 Victor Woods
- 2011 Jim Smith
- 2012 Ken Hulin
- 2013 Maria Duncan
- 2014 David Morgan
- 2015 Tom Beeman
- 2016 Tom Beeman
|Phil Nordstorm||June 19, 2013||Grey Rock||13|
|Mike Powers||February 18, 2013||Falconhead||2|
|Teresa Phillips||August 27, 2010||Jimmy Clay||2|
|Belinda Cortez||April 21, 2008||Avery Ranch||11|
|Lee Van Burkleo||August 27, 2003||Jimmy Clay||2|
|James Davis||March 20, 1993||Jimmy Clay||12|
Chronological listing of SEGA Presidents based on all available information:
- William E. Stages (Deceased 1981), 1976-1977
- Vernon “Cotton” Ashton (Deceased March 2007), 1977-1978
- Robert Greening, 1978-1980
- Bruce Moulton, 1980 – 1981
- John Moorman, 1981-1983
- Jim Davis, 1983-1985
- Joe Mendoza, 1985-1986
- R.C Velazquez, 1986-1987
- Toby Cisneros, 1987-1988
- Russ Garcia, 1988-1989
- Leonard W. “Nick” Carter (Deceased December 2012), 1989-1991
- Jesse Arellano, 1991-1992
- George Freitag
- Ralph Goodlet
- Al Sarria
- Lewis Lynds, 1999-2000
- George Turner (Deceased November 2008), 2000-2001, 2002-2008
- Ken Yoder, 2008-2009
- Teresa Phillips, 2009-2010
- Alfred “Rusty” Helton, 2010-2011
- Tim Cunningham, 2011-2013
- Robert Greening, 2013-2014
- Philip Jones, 2014-2016
- Larry Boriack, 2016 – Present