Altvater: Toledo Retiree Golf League now accepting new membersWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
The Toledo Retiree Golf League has been a means for senior golfers to meet and compete since 1971.
Golf is great exercise and walking nine or 18 holes is one of the secrets to a long and healthy life. Hitting that perfect drive, sinking a long putt and taking a couple of bucks from your buddies are also good for one’s mental health.
This week at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, former president Bill Clinton is stressing the importance of walking and being active for at least one hour every day.
Gary Player is 78 years old and has been the poster boy for an active healthy lifestyle with golf as the center piece of his physical activity.
Golf allows you to walk in the great outdoors on verdant fairways and at the same time enjoy the companionship of your golf buddies. What could be better?
The Toledo Retiree Golf League offers every senior golfer all of these advantages and in addition the opportunity to compete in an athletic endeavor.
The league pits two-man teams in weekly nine-hole matches from May to September. Various local golf courses are included in the rotation throughout the summer. Bedford Hills, Detwiler Park, Giant Oak, Heatherdowns, Maple Grove, Ottawa Park, South Toledo and Whiteford Valley will all host matches in 2014.
Don’t say you are too old. The average age of the Toledo Retiree Golf League is in the 70s. Any golfer age 55 or older is encouraged to sign up. Space is limited to the first 160 golfers. You can bring your own partner for your two-man team or be assigned a partner.
A scramble, followed by the annual banquet, where winning teams from the four divisions are awarded their prizes, is held at the end of the season.
To sign up or to get more information on the Toledo Retiree Golf League contact:
Don Godfrey: firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 244-6010
John Fillion: (419) 841-0461
Joe Fink: email@example.com or (419) 841-6729
Dave Rudey: firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 478-3232
John Smaltz: JOHNBSSR@aol.com or (419) 260-3225
Ed Thompson: HETTEH@toast.net or (419) 382-4318
Sign up today, you are never too old to take a few hacks and have some fun playing golf.
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