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.
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).