Good Friends Golf
a western Michigan golf league
a western Michigan golf league
Hard to believe -- Opening Day is only four weeks away. It’s time to dust off the clubs and knock some of the rust off your swing. The indoor simulators are busier than ever, and a few courses have opened for play.
The Player Signup is open for Opening Day at Chase Hammond, and the Host Signups are open for the entire year. Malcolm Miller has volunteered to host Opening Day. We’d like to get most of the remaining Host Signups completed as early as possible, so please consider hosting or co-hosting an event.
We’re looking to add to the fun element of each golf outing this year. Things like weekly themes – wear your favorite college team colors, or a golf hat trade day (wash them first, please). More fun contests like a marshmallow or whiffle ball long drive challenge. And more fun, unusual prizes. As a weekly host you’ll get to make all of the decisions to shape the event and help make 2021 the year for FUN.
One interesting innovation for this new season – we’re announcing a change to how we determine our annual Putting Champion. In the past we’ve held a quick putt-off after the last round of the season. This year our defending champion Lou Kincaid has agreed to a new format, where each week, each foursome will choose their MVP (Most Valuable Putter) for the round when they turn in their scorecard. We’ll keep track of all the MVP votes throughout the year, and at the Season End Celebration, Lou will present the traveling trophy to GFG’s true Putting Champion for the year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again out on the links!
We're pleased to reveal a preview of the GFG schedule for the 2021 season. A tip of the hat to Ron LoPresti for putting together a terrific calendar.
Many of our members filled out questionnaires at the Season Ending Celebration in October, telling us which of the 2020 courses they liked, or didn't like, and offered suggestions for new courses to add to the schedule. We listened; we're adding Chase Hammond GC and Boulder Creek GC to the 2021 schedule. We still have two open dates yet to be filled, and hope to be able to get those finalized in the coming weeks.
The 2020 season was challenging as we all did our best to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Riding alone in solo golf carts. Golf cart partitions. Playing with a mask on. Social distancing. Abbreviated pre-round and post-round get togethers. Limited or no food service after the rounds.
Not the way we like to do things. And it looks like we may have to start next season with similar precautions. But we'll continue to adapt our outings to make everyone feel as safe as possible until we get the all clear.
And finally, we're announcing our theme for next year: 2021, the year for FUN! Whether it's a reaction to 2020, or just inspiration from the GFG Organizing Principles (listed in The History of GFG on the About page) -- we're determined to put more fun on the calendar for 2021.
A group of senior men gathering weekly, April through October, playing a scramble event at some of the premier golf courses throughout western Michigan
It's always some sort of scramble with teams determined randomly, but the rules of the game change each week, as different GFG members host the events
After the round we typically stay at the course for a bite to eat and share stories of our highs and lows during the round while our host recaps the scoring and awards prizes
Interested in more information? Send us a note, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.