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

This year’s Robert DeBok Memorial Championship featured excellent weather, a new tournament scoring record and another record of sort--every participant showing up at the correct starting course. Bob Klingbeil shot a record total 134 on rounds of 69 at Bowen Lake and 65 at Briarwood. That is 2 strokes lower that the previous record score of 136 also by Bob. He also had the low handicap score in flight “A”. This is the first time the low actual winner also claimed the low handicap score in a flight. Other flight winners were Steve Eckert and Harold Vines at 123 in flight “B”, Skip Leonard at 119 in flight “C” and Gordy DeYoung and Chris Poterack at 125 in flight “D”. Skip Leonard was our low handicap champion. All the scores are now available on the results page or by clicking here.

A total of 159 members participated in this year’s tournament. That is one of the lowest totals in the fourteen years we have played the DeBok. If you did play this year spread the word. Hopefully we can get those numbers back up next year.

Annual Awards Banquet

There is still room for 2019 Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 19. You can reserve your spot on the both the regular and reserve entry form. 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 2019 Robert DeBok Champions. Attendees are always welcome to stay after the meeting to reminisce with old friends or play cards. The banquet is at the Knights of St Casimir Aid Society Hall, 649 6th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (map).


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 this 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 this year let us know.


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

Wed, Aug 21; Whitefish Lk

Wed, Sep 18; LE Kaufman

Thu, Sep 19; LE Kaufman

Wed, Oct 2; The Mines

Thu, Oct 3; The Mines

Wed, Oct 9; Hastings

Thu, Oct 10; Hastings

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

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See new addition to the Other Senior Events Page.

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GLSGA member Bob Cisler passed away Sunday August 11. We lost former member Roman Kunecki on Friday, August 16. Links to the obituaries of both can be found on the In Memory page.