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

Our First Best Ball Tournament and Fourth Hole-in-One!

This was our second trip to Yankee Springs this year. The regular division played the course on May 19 and 20. The first thing we noticed this time was that it was hot—VERY HOT. For those that played this week, click here for a reminded of what it was like our first week this season. That would be a tale of two extremes.

We played the first best ball tournament of the season. In addition to the temperature, there was some hot scoring. The low team score on Wednesday was 51—that’s 21 under par—by the teams of Jim and Joe Witte along with Don Oppenhuizen and Thomas VandenBerg. Those were impressive, but how about the team of Dave Quast and Paul Edwards. On Thursday they posted a 25 under par 47! Of additional note was an individual score of 69 by Bob Mercer. But the big news was our fourth hole-in-one of the season. On Wednesday, Bruce Rysdyk's perfect shot came on the 7th hole on the gold nine. Congratulations Bruce!!

The results for the regular division this week at Yankee Springs are now available.

The Numbers. Just the Numbers!


In our recent pre-tournament announcements, we have been emphasizing writing scores legibly. As you know, we check the math on all scorecards (here I could say something about the math skills of some members—but I’ll resist). While poor pencilmanship, attempting to write over an incorrect score or forgetting to record all eighteen scores are issues we deal with, another phenomenon shows up on some cards. Squares, circles, stars, and other geomantic shapes of uncertain origin, around the numbers. Be aware, if we cannot determine the score on a hole it will be assigned double par. For an example of a recent scorecard click on the scorecard thumbnail. Please, just write a number for each hole!

Annual Dues

Some of our members forget that they owe $25.00 in dues annually. Our treasurer, Chris Poterack, has been diligently attempting to catch up with members that are in arrears as they play in a tournament. What Chris has learned is that some members assume they have paid their dues since a membership card was in their spring letter. Not true—we include a membership card in the letter as a convenience. Other members assume that dues are included in tournament entry payments. Again, not true—entry fees cover course green fees and prize money only. If you believe you may owe 2021 dues it would be best to see Chris before he sees you! Find a dues payment form from the SCHEDULES / FORMS drop down menu above.

Frequently Asked Questions

This year we did not have a membership meeting prior to the beginning of the season. In an attempt to answer questions that are covered at such a meeting, we have posted a list of frequently asked questions (click here). As additional questions are received from our members they will be added to the list. More information can be found in our rules of play (click here). A detailed explanation of our handicap system can be found  by clicking here.

Need A Partner Page

We list the name and contact information of any member requesting a partner for the 2021 tournaments. You can find a link to the Need A Partner page on the INFORMATION drop down menu above.

Did you get your spring letter? If not, perhaps you did not inform us of your current address. If you have moved recently, or have a winter address, please let us know where we should mail items. If you have alternate addresses for the prize money checks and /or the spring letter we should know.



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

Wed, Jun 16; Broadmoor

Thu, Jun 17; Broadmoor

Wed, Jul 21; Broadmoor

Wed, Aug 25; Hastings

Thu, Aug 26; Hastings

Wed, Sep 1; Hastings

Thu, Sep 2; Hastings

Wed, Sep 22; LE Kaufman

Thu, Sep 23; LE Kaufman

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

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In Memoriam Tribute


We lost a total of twenty nine active or former members in 2020. That is by far the most we lost in a calendar year. Click on the above thumbnail for a tribute to members we lost in 2020. Video tributes to those lost from 2016 through 2019 can be found on the video page.