Altvater: Senior golfers needed for Toledo retiree leagueWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
The Toledo Retiree Golf League has organized a golf league for senior golfers since 1971. They travel to several courses around the Toledo area and compete as two-man teams.
Golf is great exercise and walking nine holes can be 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.
Gary Player is a 79-year-old poster boy for an active healthy lifestyle, with golf as the centerpiece of his physical activity. He still competes regularly in exhibitions — why not you?
The Toledo Retiree Golf League 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 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, Heather Downs, Maple Grove, Ottawa Park, South Toledo and Whiteford Valley will all host matches in 2015.
Don’t say you are too old. The average Toledo Retiree Golf League participant is in their 70s.
Any golfer aged 55 years 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 that recognizes the winning teams from the four divisions, is held at the end of each season.
To sign up or to get more information on the Toledo Retiree Golf League, contact one of the following individuals:
- John Fillion, (419) 841-0461
- Joe Fink, firstname.lastname@example.org, (419) 841-6729
- Don Godfrey, email@example.com, (419) 244-6010
- Dave McCartney, firstname.lastname@example.org, (419) 537-9108
- Dave Rudey, email@example.com, (419) 478-3232
- John Smaltz, JOHNBSSR@aol.com, (419) 260-3225
- Ed Thompson, HETTEH@toast.net, (419) 382-4318.
Sign up today. You are never too old to take a few hacks and have some fun playing golf.