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

Two For One This Week: Brookside and North Kent

This week our two divisions both played. The regular division was at North Kent Golf Course and the reserve division was at Brookside Golf Course. Both divisions played a 2-person team aggregate. Looking at the scorecards from each course it is obvious that North Kent is the longer of the two courses. So, if distance means anything, North Kent should produce the higher scores. Is that the case here? Not if you look at the scores posted at each course. North Kent’s winning scores in most flights were lower than those at Brookside. The lowest team score at North Kent was 117 by Patrick Perez and Art Frazine on Wednesday. The lowest team score at Brookside was 125 by Douglas Rudd and Jay Mortenson also on Wednesday.

The results from Brookside and North Kent are now available for you to study.

Did You Remember the Annual Awards Banquet?

The 2023 Annual Awards Banquet is on Thursday, September 28. The banquet is at the Knights of St Casimir Aid Society Hall, 649 6th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (map). Happy hour begins at 6:30 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM. Cost is $25.00 and includes kielbasa and kraut, baked chicken, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and more along with an open bar. Following dinner there will be a short program including presentation of awards for holes-in-one and our Robert DeBok Champions. Attendees are always welcome to stay after the meeting to reminisce with old friends or play cards.

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.

Numerous Tournaments Still Open

We have numerous tournaments that are still open for additional golfers. All open tournaments are now available to members of BOTH divisions. Additionally, if you have signed up for one day at a course and the opposite day is open, you will be able to play the course the second day. Entry forms for both divisions can be found by clicking here.

Any tournament that is not listed as closed (to the right and on the entry form) is still accepting entries. Fill out an entry for any tournament(s) you want and mail, with payment, to the PO Box on the entry. Remember, due to demand, some of these open tournaments may still close. As always, tournaments are filled in the order the entries are received.

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.



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

Wed, Sept, 20; Orchard Hills

Wed, Sep 27; LE Kaufman

Thu, Sep 28; LE Kaufman

Wed, Oct 4, The Mines

Thu, Oct 5, The Mines

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

Remember, any upcoming tournament that is not full is open to any, and all, GLSGA members.

Former members Art Simmons and Jim Rohen  died in August. In September we lost former member George Raterink. You can find a link to the obituaries of all members we lost in 2023 on the In Memory page.