Welcome to the Great Lakes Senior Golf Association
As in past years, we closed out the GLSGA season at Hastings CC, or as it is now named, The Legacy at Hastings. We began with two unseasonably warm days on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday was interrupted by occasional rain (more on that later). Thursday was more October-like with wind and cool (dare we say cold) temperatures. All told, we had a total of 248 golfers over the four days. Some members wondered why we schedule four days at The Legacy. In past years the course only had 35 carts, so we were limited to no more than 70 golfers each day. With both divisions eligible to play we needed fours days to give all our members a reasonable chance to play the course. We learned they have increased the numbers of carts to 50 so next year we will plan to schedule only Tuesday through Thursday.
Now about the rain on Wednesday. That day about half the golfers finished all 18 holes with the remainder playing at least 9, but not 18 holes. Normally, when we cannot complete all 18, we double the total of the first 9 holes played and use that as the complete score. But this day some did play all 18 holes, some did not. We did not want to disqualify any team that failed to play 18 holes but also wanted to somehow reward those that did play all 18. For the teams that failed to play all 18 holes we doubled the score of their first 9 holes. For the teams that completed 18 holes, we doubled the total of their first 9 holes, compared that to their actual hole 18 score and used the lowest of the two. In the end, to be fair to all, we decided to pay prize money to every golfer that played Wednesday.
Have a Safe and Healthy "Off-Season"
We hope to see all of you next spring. We plan to post the 2019 season schedule sometime in December. Prize money/refund checks should be mailed around the end of October. The "spring letter", along with an entry form for the 2019 season, will be mailed about February 1, 2019.