E-Mail: secretary@glsga.org

Phone: 616-856-0393

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

One Week, Two Courses

This week the regular division played at Brookside and the reserve division played at North Kent. Both divisions played 2-person team aggregate tournaments. The team aggregate format was introduced in 2017 at the suggestion of GLSGA member Ron Stratton. It has proved to be popular allowing members to play their own ball and use their total net score in determining the team score. While scramble tournaments tend to favor teams with lower handicap golfers and best-ball tournaments tend to favor teams with higher handicap golfers, aggregate tournaments seem to show no discernible pattern. This week, several members that had won little, or no, prize money managed to finish near the top of the standings.

At Brookside GC, a total of 136 golfers played over the two days. The lowest score for the week was a 119 by the team of Buz Graeber and Bill Eppinga on Wednesday. They managed to win their flight by eight strokes. Tying that as the largest margin of victory was the team of Chris Poterack and Fred VanOeveren on Thursday although they could not match Buz and Bill’s low score. The results from Brookside are now available.

At North Kent GC a total of 120 golfers played over the two days. The lowest score of the week was a 126 by the team of Richard Miller and John VanderWeide on Thursday. The team of Don Bruckman and Wayne Bartlett claimed the largest margin of victory, ten strokes, on Wednesday. Of interest, on Wednesday, the winning score in flights “A”, “B” and “C” was 129 with flight “D” not far behind at 130. The results from North Kent are now available.

Did You Remember the Annual Awards Banquet?

Don't forget to reserve a spot in the 2022 Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 29. The banquet is at the Knights of St Casimir Aid Society Hall, 649 6th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (map). Happy hour begins at 6:30 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM. Cost is $25.00 and includes kielbasa and kraut, baked chicken, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and more along with an open bar. Following dinner there will be a short program including presentation of awards for holes-in-one and our Robert DeBok Champions. Attendees are always welcome to stay after the meeting to reminisce with old friends or play cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

In an attempt to answer questions covered at the Spring Meeting for those unable to attend, 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.

If you have a new address, 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 please let us know.

 

GLSGA News

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

Wed, Sep 28; Kaufman

Thu, Sep 29; Kaufman

Wed, Oct 5; Mines

Thu, Oct 6; Mines

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

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In September we lost GLSGA member Bob Dudley and former member Harry Brummel. You can find a link to the obituaries of all members we lost in 2022 on the In Memory page.

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Post-Season Scramble: Morrison Lake GC is once again hosting a 2-person senior scramble. This year's tournament will be on Wednesday, October 12. Click Here for additional information.