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

Is It July Already?

We have now played the Pines for only two years and a trend seems to be developing. You are likely aware that we adjust the range of handicaps for our flights at the beginning of each season. While these ranges remain unchanged for a full year, individual golfers can move between flights, either up or down, based on the scores they shoot during the year. In our visit to the Pines last season, we noticed several members moved to a lower handicap flight. This past week we had six golfers move from flight “B” to flight “A”, two golfers from “C” to “B” and one from “D” to “C”. Ultimately, flight “D” lost nine golfers. This is exactly what we observed after playing last year at the Pines. The reserve division will be at the course in a few weeks. We will see if this trend continues.

The results from last week's play at the Pines are now available.

My Handicap Never Seems to Change - Why?

A few members wonder why their handicap never changes. You can find a detailed explanation of our handicap method by clicking here. If you read through the explanation you will note that we only enter scores shot in individual, best ball and team aggregate tournaments. Since scores from scrambles are not entered the handicap of golfers that only plays in those type of tournaments will never change.

Courses Open for Additional Play

We still have several tournaments in both division with openings. Most of these tournaments will allow members to play either, or both days. Openings in the Regular Division can be found by clicking here. Openings in the Reserve Division can be found by clicking here. Keep in mind that any of these tournaments could fill to capacity so hurry if you want to enter one or more.

Updated 2022 Entry Forms Are Available

You can find updated 2022 entry forms by clicking here or from the SCHEDULES / FORMS drop down menu above. Entry forms should contain a total payment for ALL members and ALL tournaments included on the entry form. Example: if the entry includes four members playing six tournaments each the payment should be $720.00 (4 members x $30 = $120 x 6 tournaments = $720).

Have You Paid Your 2022 Dues?

If you have not yet paid your 2022 dues please do so. You can find a dues payment form buy clicking here. Please note: the 2022 dues payment remains $25.00.

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.

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, Jul 13; Broadmoor

Thu, Jul 14; Broadmoor

Wed, Aug 31; Hastings

Thu, Sep 1; Hastings

Wed, Sep 7; Hastings

Thu, Sep 8; Hastings

Wed, Sep 28; Kaufman

Thu, Sep 29; Kaufman

Wed, Oct 5; Mines

Thu, Oct 6; Mines

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

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In May we lost former members Jerry Hendricks and Phil Pokorny. You can find a link to the obituaries of those we lost in 2022 on the In Memoriam page.