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

Do You Trust a Weather Forecast?

The weather forecast for this past Wednesday at Cedar Chase was predicted to include an 80% chance of thunderstorms. The same forecast was predicted for Thursday, May 9 when we were playing the Falls at Barber Creek. What happened? Nothing—no rain, either time! Do television meteorologists get sent to the minor leagues when their averages drop below .200?
The weather we did get this week was two humid days and two windy days. Aside from some overzealous carts that didn’t seem to like where we drove them the course itself was in excellent condition. On Tuesday we attempted to experiment by playing a handicap scramble. Unfortunately, the low turnout that day did not give us enough information to know if a handicap scramble offers much advantage over a straight scramble. The “C” and “D” flights that day only had two teams each. Click here to see the handicap scramble scores compared to the actual handicap scores for flights “A” and “B”.

We had a total of 242 golfers over the three days including 100 on Wednesday and 106 on Thursday. A score less than 80 was required to win prize money each day in every flight except flight “D” on Thursday. The low non-handicap score of the week was a 61 by Bob Klingbeil and Kent Coon on Thursday. The closest to that was a 64 by Matthew Clark and Tom Boelens on Wednesday.

The results from the Cedar Chase are now available.

Multiple Tournaments Still Open

All open tournaments are now available to every GLSGA member regardless of division. Click here for more information. Any date highlighted in green is open for additional entries. This list will be updated so be sure to check the date on the top of the page.

If you entered a tournament in your division at a favorite golf course and that course still has an opening in the other division, you are now free to play in that division. You are also free to play both days at any tournament. If you need additional entry forms you can find links to both the regular division and the reserve division from the SCHEDULES/FORMS drop down menu above.

Do You Need a Partner?

For those needing a partner be sure to write “need a partner” on the entry form. As we receive the entry forms we will be updating the Need a Partner page. If you are looking for someone to play with, in one or more events, you should check the list for your division. The partner search lists the golfers name, contact information, flight and the tournaments / days needing a partner. To get your information posted follow the instructions in the right-hand column of the Need a Partner page.

Use Our Email Address for All Requests

For all GLSGA requests and questions please use our email address – secretary@glsga.org. The emails are automatically forwarded to numerous board members. If the request is to cancel a tournament, add or move a tournament date or a question on dues or entry forms the board member capable of responding will see the request. We ask that our phone number be used only by those without internet/email capabilities. And please do not send text messages.

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, Jun 26; Moss Ridge

Thu, Jun 27; Moss Ridge

Thu, Jul 11; Broadmoor

Wed, Jul 17; Moss Ridge

Thu, Jul 18; Moss Ridge

Thu, Aug 8; Whitefish Lake

Wed, Aug 28; Hastings

Thu, Aug 29; Hastings

Wed, Sep 4; Hastings

Wed, Sep 25; LE Kaufman

Thu, Sep 26; LE Kaufman

Thu, Oct 3; The Mines

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

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Long time GLSGA member Ray VanPortfliet recently passed away. Ray last played in 2022. We also lost active member Arnie DeHoog in May You can find a link to these, and other obituaries, on the In Memory page.