GLAGA Board Member Rick Volkers presents the Open Division Championship trophy.
GLAGA Board Member Rick Volkers presents the Senior Division Championship trophy.
With temperatures climbing into the high 30s at tee time, the GLAGA Charity Classic foursome of Rick Shafer, Bill Kost, Jesse Clyma and Chuck Roberts quickly laid to rest the notion that cool,
crisp weather would keep them from finishing atop the “shamble” leaderboard.
The quartet of MSU employees parlayed a four-hole stretch of 6-under-par on the front nine (holes No. 4 through No. 7) with a five-hole stretch of 6-under-par on the back nine (holes No. 14 through 18) to form the bulk of their winning 13-under-par total of 129 – two strokes better than the runner-up foursome of Karl Bohnhoff, Rick Volkers, Nate Highfield and Steve Rivard, in the field
of 14 teams at a chilly, but very playable College Fields Golf Club.
Said Shafer, who earlier in the week had wondered if the tournament committee might consider postponing the event due to the forecast of inclement weather, “Sometimes you just have to grip and bear it.”
And that they did. Congratulations to the winners for an outstanding performance, and thank you to our sponsors (Pop-ity Popcorn and On Target Living) for supporting this event.
Bruce Fossum Collegiate Golf Scholarship update: Applications for the GLAGA scholarship are due July 1. We will award up to $2,500, based on the number of qualified applicants.
One of last year’s recipients, Kaylee Hirschman of Grand Ledge, is completing her freshman year at Calvin College. She is a member of the golf team and hopes to pursue a career in nursing. Kaylee traveled with the golf team to Orlando, Fla., for spring training and “played many amazing courses throughout last fall and this spring. This summer I was selected to attend a leadership retreat for Calvin athletes in Montana.” Well done, Kaylee – keep up the great work.
2019 CHARITY CLASSIC TEAM TOTALS (Par 142)
Rick Shafer -13
Karl Bohnhoff -11
Matt Johnson -9
Bob Matthiesen -7
Brad Marshall -3
Keith Kleimola -3
Jeff Freund -1
Edson Borges -1
Kyle Peters E
Jon Thompson E
Russ Cunningham +2
Tim Hovey +2
Pete Salens +3
Ted Johnson +21
Greater Lansing Amateur Golf Association (GLAGA) was formed to stimulate charitable contributions to advance Junior golf in the Greater Lansing area; to expand opportunities for juniors to learn the game of golf and develop their golfing skill under tournament conditions; to foster the general public’s understanding and appreciation of the game of golf and it’s contribution to the health, safety and ecology of the community; to provide golfer’s a forum to exchange ideas, knowledge and information about the game of golf played in the Greater Lansing area; and to establish a schedule of tournaments and events whose purpose is to upgrade and better amateur golf in the Greater Lansing area. The support of this community is crucial to this Association to carry out its purpose. As a member, individual, or corporate entity your support is appreciated. All activities of GLAGA will be carried out without profit or gain to its members, officers or Board of Directors.
Simply stated, we want to grow our organization, increase and improve the quality of our tournaments and increase our support of youth golf. We’ll accomplish these objectives by:
P.O. Box 714
DeWitt, MI 48820