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

What do we do when there is lightning in the vicinity of a tournament? Consider this Thursday at Western Greens. Despite weather radar looking ominous, we felt there was a chance to complete at least nine holes. Rain started falling after every team had played at least nine or more holes. The rain did not last long before tapering off to a light drizzle and eventually ending. We could have played on but with the rain came thunder—lots of it. A decision was made to cease play. When a cell phone app showed lighting within a few miles of Western Greens further play was canceled. Scorecards were collected and the first nine holes played were doubled, handicaps were subtracted, and team scores were calculated. Because no one completed play, Thursday’s individual scores will not be entered into our database for handicap purposes. Wednesday was a different story. It was HOT. As a reminder to stay hydrated on days like that we purchased bottled water to pass out to all golfers. We also moved all golfers to the forward tees to get people off the course sooner. Several teams completed play in a little over 3 1/2 hours. The results from Western Greens are now avaiable.

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!

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.

GLSGA News

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 Robert O'Brien passed away in early July. You can find a link to the obituaries of all members we lost this year, on the In Memoriam page.

 

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See new addition to the Other Senior Events Page.

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