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Phone: 616-780-0341

PO Box 728
Jenison MI 49429-0728

The Great Lakes Senior Golf Association, centered in the greater Grand Rapids, MI area, is made up of golfers

age 50 and over. We currently have over 700 members and conduct approximately 60 tournaments each year.

Welcome to the Great Lakes Senior Golf Association

Our second visit this year to Whitefish Lake, this time by the reserve division, confirmed what members of the regular division discovered—the course conditions are vastly improved compared to previous years. More improvements are in the plans for the course. As to the competition, the low actual scores this week were a pair of 79s on Wednesday by Pat Holmes and JD Burton. The low handicap score was also on Wednesday, a 56 by Robert VanderBand. However, the big news of the week was courtesy of Bob Nyenhuis. He not only claimed first place in his division on Thursday but also scored two closest to the pins. Hopefully he investments his winnings wisely. The complete results from Whitefish Lake are now available..

Can You Read Me Now?

At every spring meeting we emphasize the importance of writing the scores LEGIBLY. We recently received a scorecard with a score that could be a 4, a 5 or a 7. Click Here to see a magnified view showing the possible interpretations. Our initial thought was a 7 but the team had added the scorecard as if the score was a 5. After examining the score with a 20x eye loupe it appeared to most likely be a 4. The point here is simple—we should not have to spend that much effort trying to determine a score. In this case we decided to stay with the score the team believed it to be but I will repeat what is stated at the spring meeting—if we cannot clearly determine a written score it will be whatever we decide. And, do not assume that determination will be favorable to the golfer!


Remember, courses offering our members a discount may place conditions, such as day of the week or time of day, on their offer. Please be aware of these conditions before insisting on a discount. Reservations are always a good idea and always show your membership card.

Please note: Due to a planned aeration of the greens at Pilgrim's Run the last week of September we have modified the schedule in the Regular Division. The event at Pilgrim's Run will now be played on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22. As a result, the event at Orchard Hills will be played on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29. If you have signed up for either of these events please modify your calendar.

Using the Event Entry Forms: As you are aware, we use a single page event entry form that contains check boxes for all 2016 tournaments, and sections for the annual banquet and 2017 membership fee. After filling out the form, submit with payment, the ENTIRE application. DO NOT CUT UP THE FORM! If you need additional forms they are available on the website and we will have copies at all of our events.



Former GLSGA member Cliff Rowe passed away August 8. Find a link to Cliff's obituary on the In Memory page.

Photos from Whitefish Lake, Orchard Hills, Broadmoor and Western Greens are now available on the Photograph Page.

The following tournaments are full; entry to these are closed:

Wed, Aug 24; Deer Run

Wed, Aug 31; Deer Run

Wed, Sep 7; LE Kaufman

Thu, Sep 8; LE Kaufman

Wed, Sep 14; LE Kaufman

Thu, Sep 15; LE Kaufman

Wed, Sep 21; Pilgrim's Run

Thu, Sep 22; Pilgrim's Run

Wed, Sep 28; Grand Haven

Mon, Oct 3; Hastings CC

Tue, Oct 4; Hastings CC

Wed, Oct 5; Hastings CC

Thu, Oct 6; Hastings CC

RED text denotes Regular Division; BLUE text denotes Reserve Division; BLACK text denotes combined event.