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 week, another rain out. This is getting annoying. However, the good news is that Thursday was the last day of spring. It is now summer so things will get better. Trust me!

Broadmoor GC has five sets of tees on most holes. As a result, we were able to try something new. Flights “A” and “B” used the senior (gold) tees and flight “C” used the shorter (red) tees. We decided to see what would happen if we allowed flight “D” to use the forward-most (black) tees on all holes where they were available. What we noticed was that many golfers in each of the flights were able to use the same combination of clubs to reach greens. For example, a golfer using the senior tee might use a driver and 7-iron to reach a green and the golfer using the shorter tee would be able to use the same combination of clubs to reach the green. The experiment seemed to be successful and, in the future, we may again try using the combination of tee locations if courses offer the option. The results from Broadmoor will be available no later than Sunday.

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.


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, Jul 24; Broadmoor

Thu, Jul 25; Broadmoor

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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Former member Bill Knottnerus passed away at age 102. Bill continued playing in the GLSGA well into his 90s. Former GLSGA member Don Herbig passed away June 3. You can find a link to the obituaries of members we lost this year, on the In Memoriam page.


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See new addition to the Other Senior Events Page.