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E-Mail: secretary@glsga.org

Phone: 616-780-0341

GLSGA
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

When it comes to weather, we had just about everything at Broadmoor. Heat, sun, clouds and storms. We survived the heat on Wednesday but were not able to complete play on Thursday due to lightning, thunder and rain. As explained at our spring meetings, a tournament is official once we complete nine holes of play. However, if we cannot complete all 18 holes the official score is double the total score of the first nine holes played. You now have the chance to see the complete results from Broadmoor. Don’t worry, you won’t need a calculator. We already took care of doubling the scores from Thursday.
We noticed an unusual occurrence this week. On Wednesday Ed Tonak claimed closest-to-pin on both holes #13 and #15. On Thursday Bob Piper did exactly the same thing. Geez guys, couldn’t you give someone else a chance?

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!

Course Report

New ownership at Whitefish Lake is leading to new ideas on course maintenance and future course changes. The first step was green and fairway maintenance which has already resulted in noticeable improvements. GLSGA member Phil Turner recently played Whitefish Lake and reports the greens are the best he has seen in many years. Course staff reports that they will be removing, or trimming, numerous trees in the near future to make the course more playable. Both divisions will be playing Whitefish Lake in August. Signup and see for yourself.

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.

 

GLSGA News

We have reports from a few of the courses we play that some of our members are forgetting to repair ball marks on the green. If your ball lands on a green look for a possible mark and repair it. You may want to repair are other marks you notice.

Photos from Broadmoor, Western Greens and Briarwood 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

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.