E-Mail: secretary@glsga.org

Phone: 616-856-0393

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

At North Kent we played the fourth of our new team aggregate tournaments. Looking at the scores in each aggregate tournament, it appears we learned how to play this format as we went along. The average score in our first aggregate tournament was 140.71 and the average score in this one was 123.91. The progression of average scores needed to win money in the four tournaments was 141, 140, 137 and 130. It will be interesting to see if this progression continues next year. Despite our best efforts to find it, the closest-to-pin marker from hole #7 on Thursday was lost. As a result, no payment was awarded on that hole.

Looking at the scores from Brookside this week it’s obvious that the guys on Thursday were the better golfers. The average of all net scores on Wednesday was 68.40 but on Thursday the average was 66.01. In most flights on Wednesday a net score below 70 won money. But on Thursday it took a net score of 67, or less, to win money.

The results from both North Kent and Brookside are now available.

Repeating Comments on Slow Play

We don’t have a ranger on the course so we must “self-police” ourselves. If your group falls behind, pick up your balls, record a double par on the hole, and drive to the next tee. Do that on as many holes as it takes to catch the group ahead. If you are playing with a twosome that refuses to speed up just leave them behind. If you are behind a slow group tell them you are playing through, don’t ask them. Just remember, one slow group can spoil the enjoyment for every group behind them.

One Day Still Open at Hastings CC

We recently learned that Hastings CC has added additional carts. As a result there are now limited opening for more golfers on Tuesday, October 10. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are now full. If you are interested in playing Hastings CC this one of the remaining open day please call Ed Tonak at 616-822-7512.

Details on the Annual Awards Banquets

The 2017 Award Banquets are on Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21. Happy hour begins at 6:30 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM. Following dinner there will be a short program including presentation of awards for holes-in-one and our 2017 Robert DeBok Champions. Attendees are always welcome to stay after the meeting to reminisce with old friends or play cards. As in past years the banquet is at the 6th Street Knights of St Casimir Aid Society Hall, 649 6th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (map).


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

Wed, Sep 20; LE Kaufman

Thu, Sep 21; LE Kaufman

Wed, Oct 4; Pilgrim's Run

Wed, Oct 4; Grand Haven

Thu, Oct 5; Grand Haven

Mon, Oct 9; Hastings CC

Wed, Oct 11; Hastings CC

Thu, Oct 12; Hastings CC

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

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Long time member Bob Krueger passed away Tuesday, September 19. You will find a link to Bob's obituary on our In Memoriam page. We ask that you keep Bob, and all other members we have lost this year, in your thoughts and prayers.

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Congratulations to Ron and Jackie Baldwin on their 60th wedding anniversary. Find more details on our Anniversary page.