Welcome to the Great Lakes Senior Golf Association
The 2019 Season is Fast Approaching
Our 2019 season begins with our spring meetings at AMF Lincoln Lanes, 3485 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, Wednesday April 17 or Thursday, April 18. No reservation is required. Attend either day. There is no cost and beverages are complementary.
Always Check the Website for Closed Tournaments
Some of our tournaments fill rapidly. Before sending in an entry form check to make sure your desired event is not closed (see a list of closed events in right-hand column). Remember, additional entry forms are available from the SCHEDULES / FORMS drop down menu above.
New Rules for 2019
There are new rules this year for out-of-bounds and lost balls. Both continue to incur a one stroke penalty but the drop area changes. The ball is to be dropped in the fairway within two club lengths of the edge of the rough and at a point equidistance to the pin from where it crossed out of bounds or was lost. In addition, if a ball is in a sand trap a golfer may choose to play from the trap or drop behind the trap and play from there with a one stroke penalty. The flag may be left in the cup for any stroke, including putts. We will ignore these new USGA rules: (1) dropping a ball from knee height and (2) assisting by standing behind a golfer hitting a shot. Click here for complete rules of play.
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
If you must cancel playing in a tournament let us know by Sunday before the event. We call the golf courses on Monday with a count of the number of golfers they can expect and we begin working on the lineup sheet, check-in listings and scorecards. Notifying us later than Sunday is not fair to the courses and causes us extra work to rearrange pairings and perhaps reprint updated scorecards.
Do You Need a Partner?
As the 2019 entry forms reach us we will be updating the Need a Partner page. If you are looking for someone to play with this year, in one or more events, you should check the list for your division. The partner search will list the golfers name, his contact information, flight and the tournaments / days he needs a partner. To get your information posted follow the instructions in the right-hand column of the Need a Partner page.
Have You Paid Your 2019 Dues?
We still have many members that have not paid their 2019 dues. If you intend to play next year, we will need your dues. The dues payment form can be found on the SCHEDULES / FORMS drop down menu above or by clicking here. If you do not intend to play next year let us know--we have golfers on the waiting list that would be happy to take your place.
GLSGA member Bill Wolf passed away April 15. You can find a link to Bill's obituary on the In Memoriam page.
2018 In Memoriam Video
Click on the thumbnail left to view a video tribute of the members, both current and former, that we lost in 2018. Tributes to those lost in 2016 and 2017 can be found on the video page. An archived list of all departed members since 2001 can be viewed by clicking here.