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

Another rainout—or more accurately, a flood-out. When we arrived at L.E. Kaufman on Thursday morning the course superintendent was inspecting the course’s playing conditions. His report? Not playable! Thirty minutes later Buck Creek was overflowing its banks and the 10th and 18th fairways had become a playground for ducks. Fortunately, Wednesday was another story. The weather was beautiful, and the pace of play was excellent. Every scorecard was turned in by 2:00 PM. Tom Hillen and Tom Coleman posted the day’s low score with an excellent 63 in flight “A”. Other flight winners were Mike McCarthy and Bob Geerling, Larry Wiest and Keith Foxworthy, Franco Monachini and Mike Lane. You can find their winning scores when the results are posted on Sunday.

Annual Awards Banquet Review

We had over 90 members at this year's awards banquet. Those present, and receiving their award plaques, were Mike O'Dell for his hole-in-one, and this year's DeBok Memorial Champions, Ken Little and Bruce Nyenhuis. Ken and Bruce's names are now engraved on the champions trophy located in the clubhouse at Briarwood Golf Course. Those at the banquet learned that we introduced a new trophy this year--the J.D. Burton low actual score award which, will be presented annually to the golfer with the low actual score in the DeBok Championship. Our first recipient of the trophy was Bruce Nyenhuis. He will be able to proudly display it until next year. We still have plaques for two holes-in-one and three flight champions from the DeBok tournament to be presented at a later date.

We Can Always Use Your Help

If you need to cancel play in one of our events we would appreciate knowing by the Sunday prior to the tournament. On Monday we notify our courses of the player count and begin working on the scorecards and tournament pairings. Having an accurate count helps our courses know how many golfers to expect and saves us time in preparation for the tournament.


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

Wed, Oct 3; Grand Haven

Wed, Oct 3; Pilgrim's Run

Wed, Oct 10; Hastings CC

Thu, Oct 11; Hastings CC

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

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