Congratulations to Arie Jackman on winning the WMGA City Match Play in a thrilling match against Chester Vandenberg in 19 holes!  The First Flight final match also went extra holes with Chad Oostveen prevailing over Mike Magee in 19 holes.  Tommy Pett and Davis Courtright won the 2nd & 3rd flights, respectively. Big thanks to Indian Trails for hosting and proving to be a challenging and fun match play venue!
Full results and gift certificate payouts will be posted in the coming days and players will be contacted directly re: prize pool payouts.
Registration is open for our flagship event, the Kent County Amateur at Kaufman GC on July 13-14 via the link below.  This event will fill to capacity in the coming weeks, be sure to sign up early to secure your spot!  Registration is also open for the Kent County Senior Amateur July 27-28.

Online Registration for WMGA Events


Congratulations to Andrew Kolar on winning the West Michigan Amateur in a 4-way playoff by birdieing the first two playoff holes!  Also congrats to Michael Zoerhoff on capturing another Senior Division title and to Davis Courtright on his hole in one during Sunday’s final round on hole #7!  Full results are linked below.

West Michigan Amateur Results

West Michigan Senior Amateur Results


Congrats to Kasen Anderson and Mitchell White on winning the Spring Best Ball at Kaufman GC with rounds of 65-65, edging Kurt Sprague & Garrett Smith and Michael Zoerhoff & Jimmy Daniels by 2 shots.

We are excited to publish our tournament schedule for the 2024 season with the majority of events planned for similar dates & structure as prior years!  As most are aware, golf courses have continued to experience busier calendars and tee sheets in recent years, which has put pressure on our ability to continue coordinating our traditional, cost-effective schedule.  As always, we are very grateful for our host venues – be sure to thank the staff at courses for their support as you participate this year!
Our goal at the WMGA is promote competitive amateur golf locally and state-wide, while supporting and giving back to the game in our community – a portion of entry fees throughout the summer is donated to First Tee West Michigan each year!  We expanded that relationship last year through hosting the City Championship at Indian Trails, First Tee’s largest programming site, which was met with significantly positive player feedback on how much fun they had.  We are excited to return to Indian Trails this summer for the City Match Play – a flighted event open to anyone that wishes to compete.  The risk-reward nature of Indian Trails promises to make for a fun, exciting match play venue!
Additionally, we are excited to continue our collaboration and joint event with the Greater Kalamazoo Golf Association for a 2nd year!  The 36-hole event, the West Michigan Fall Classic will be held on September 28 & 29 at two courses this year – Beeches GC in South Haven and Ravines GC in Saugatuck.  The tournament will again have both Open and Senior Divisions (different sets of tees) with limited registration and field size allocated to each organization and division.  The GKGA has a long history similar to ours and we look forward to continuing to work together to hold an excellent tournament this fall!
Please contact us with any questions, we look forward to seeing everyone soon!

2024 WMGA Local Schedule


Congratulations to Cascade Hills CC on winning the 2023 West Michigan District Tournament hosted at Spring Lake CC and CC of Lansing!  Also congrats to Drew Miller (Lansing) and Eric Doezema (Watermark) on sharing the individual title!  Results are linked below.  Thanks to Spring Lake and Lansing for hosting this year!

District Tournament – Results History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Congratulations to Mitchell White on winning the West Michigan Fall Classic Open Division at Diamond Springs with a 36-hole total of 143 (-1) and to Dan Gill for winning the Senior Division at 146 (+2)!  Full results are linked below – thanks to Diamond Springs for hosting and to the Greater Kalamazoo Golf Association for jointly running the event!

West Michigan Fall Classic – Open Division Results

West Michigan Fall Classic – Senior Division Results


On August 26-27 the 57th Annual RedWater Cup matches were contested at Kaufman GC on Saturday and Macatawa GC on Sunday.  This small invitational event pits some of the top public & private course players, who qualify based on their play in our local and state events, against each other in a 2-day Ryder Cup style competition.  The Private Club team was victorious this year with a 9 to 3 point total, which brings the historical record between the two sides over 57 years to an even split 24-24-9!  An incredible testament to the competitiveness and talent of our area golfers.  We conclude the weekend with a small banquet to reward players who earned points throughout the year to qualify for playing in the event…and we also announce our All Region Team, consisting of:

Arie Jackman, Kasen Anderson, Nate Golomb, Brian Hayward, Ricky Shilts, Tyler Hausserman, Chester VandenBerg, Andrew Kolar, Mitchell White, and Michael Zoerhoff

2023 All Region Points

Thanks for another great summer tournament season and to the RedWater Group for continuing their support of this long-standing tradition.  We hope to see many players out at Diamond Springs for the first West Michigan Fall Classic on September 16-17 (see details above)!

Unfortunately the 2nd round of the Kaufman Senior Amateur was washed out and the event was finalized based on the First Round. Mike Zoerhoff is this years winner by one shot over Jay Kinsey. Thank you to everyone who stuck with us and played this year. Hopefully the weather will be much better next year.

Final Results Overall

Final Results by Flight


Congratulations to WMGA President Nate Golomb on winning the 2023 City Stroke Play Championship at Indian Trails Golf Course by one stroke over Arie Jackman with a 54-hole total of 191 (-4).  Nate fired a course record 59 (-6) in the 2nd Round!  Congrats to Michael Zoerhoff on capturing another Senior Division title as well!  Full results linked below – we will have updated All Region Points available soon!

Grand Rapids City Championship Results


Congratulations to Mitch White on his victory in this years Kent County Amateur tournament. Mitch won by one shot over Kasen Anderson. Mitch shot a winning score of 3-under par 213 ( 68-74-71 ). Thank you to all the players who came out and supported the tournament. We hope to see you again in 2024!

Kent County Amateur Final Results


Congratulations to Michael Zoerhoff on winning the City Match Play at Stonewater CC with a 3&2 victory over fellow Stonewater member Jimmy Daniels!  Also congrats to Ricky Shilts on winning the First Flight and to all the other flight winners!  Complete results are linked below, including gift certificate prize payouts for all flights, available at Stonewater.

City Match Play Final Results


Congratulations to Adam Madzri, a Ferris State University golfer, on winning the 60th West Michigan Amateur with a 54-hole total of 216 (+6) on a firm, tough test of golf at the Mines!  Mike Zoerhoff fired rounds of 72-68 to capture the Senior Division title at 140 (E)!  Thank you to the Mines for hosting another great event, full results below.

West Michigan Amateur Results

West Michigan Senior Amateur Results


Congratulations to Nate Golomb & Brian Hayward on winning the Spring Best Ball at Kaufman with a 36-hole total of -15 (65-64=129)!  Gift certificates for the top finishers in each flight are available at Kaufman for pickup – full results will be posted soon!

Please note, as a fully volunteer-run organization, the growth in popularity of our events throughout Michigan, increased overall participation, and the need to provide accurate player count and pairings to host courses as soon as possible, we have implemented the following policies…
Late Registration Policy:  Registrations made within four (4) days prior to the start of a tournament may be subject to a $25 late registration charge to sign up.  Our online registration links will be updated to include this additional charge beginning Monday/Tuesday the week of each event.  Players are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, particularly as some events have experienced waiting lists in recent years.  We will continue to make efforts to publish 1st Round pairings as early as possible and hope this policy will allow us to improve that timing.
Withdrawal Policy:  Player withdrawal requests made prior to the publishing of tournament pairings will be issued a full refund (net of any transaction fees incurred).  Withdrawals after pairings are posted but prior to the day of the event may be eligible for a 50% refund depending on our arrangement with host courses regarding committed player count.  No refunds will be issued thereafter.
Rain Check Policy:  If a round of a tournament is rained out or cancelled due to weather, we will make efforts to reschedule or conduct the event over as many holes as possible; however any “rain checks” or credit for unplayed rounds are not the responsibility of WMGA.

We are excited to publish our tournament schedule for the 2023 season with the majority of events planned for similar dates & structure as prior years!  As most are aware, golf courses are experiencing busier calendars and tee sheets in recent years, which has put pressure on our ability to continue coordinating our traditional, cost-effective schedule.  As always, we are very grateful for our host venues – be sure to thank the staff at courses for their support as you participate this year!
Our goal at the WMGA is promote competitive amateur golf locally and state-wide, while supporting and giving back to the game in our community – a portion of entry fees throughout the summer is donated to First Tee West Michigan each year!  It is through that commitment, our long history in Grand Rapids, and as a result of scheduling conflicts, that we are looking forward to contesting the 2023 City Stroke Play Championship at Indian Trails GC in August – the only public facility fully located within city limits – a true City Championship!  If you haven’t been to Indian Trails in a while, they have made significant investments in the course and facility, which serves as the most active First Tee program site in West Michigan.  It promises to be a fun, unique, “anyone can win” competition!  Committed future City Championship sites include Cascade Hills CC and Blythefield CC in the coming years.
Additionally, we are excited to announce a new 36-hole fall event, a collaboration and joint event with the Greater Kalamazoo Golf Association – the West Michigan Fall Classic will be held on September 16 & 17 at Diamond Springs GC.  The tournament will have both Open and Senior Divisions (different sets of tees) with limited registration and field size allocated to each organization and division.  The GKGA has a long history similar to ours and we look forward to working together to hold an excellent tournament at a great venue this fall!
Please contact us with any questions, we look forward to seeing everyone soon!

2023 WMGA Local Schedule


Thanks to all our players for a great 2022 season and to our host courses for their support in giving up their golf course to host competitive amateur tournaments, carrying on the strong tradition built in West Michigan!  We are currently working on building our 2023 schedule and looking forward to warm weather ahead.  Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates!

Congrats to the Private Team on winning the Day 2 Singles Matches of the 56th Annual RedWater Cup 4.5-3.5 to win the Cup this year 6.5-5.5! That brings the historical running total to Public 24, Private 23, and 9 Ties. Congrats to all the players and thank you to the RedWater Group and Kaufman GC for being great sponsors and hosts!
Our last remaining event of the season is the 2-person Fall Best Ball / Scramble at Kaufman GC which will be held on October 1-2.  Sign-ups are open by calling Kaufman directly at (616) 538-5050!

Congratulations to Jack Seufert on winning the 2022 City Stroke Play Championship at Thousand Oaks Golf Club with a 54-hole total of 216 (E) and to Mike Zoerhoff for capturing the Senior Division title.  All Region points for the season are also linked below and we will be reaching out to those who qualify for the season ending RedWater Cup in the next week.  Thank you for a great summer tournament season!

City Championship Results

2022 All Region Points


Congratulations to Kurt VandenBosch on his victory in the Kaufman Senior Amateur. Kurt made a 20 foot birdie putt on the final hole to win by one shot over Mark Hogewind.  Mike Zoerhoff won the 55-59 division, Marc Wierenga won the 60-64 division, Kurt VandenBosch won the 65-69 division along with his overall title and Jeff Miller won the Legacy division. We hope to see everyone again in 2023!

Kent County Senior Amateur Results

Congratulations to Colin Sikkenga on his victory in this year’s Kent County Amateur.  Colin fired a impressive 67 (-5) in the final round to win by five shots over Charlie DeLong.  August Meekhof finished 3rd.  Thank you to all the competitors and volunteers this weekend. This was a great weekend of golf. We hope to see everyone is 2023.

Kent County Amateur Results


Congratulations to Kasen Anderson for winning the City Match Play for the 2nd year in a row and to Andrew Ladwig on capturing the 1st Flight!  Full results are linked below including prize fund payouts for all players making it to Sunday and group runner-ups in the top two flights as well.

City Match Play – Final Results


Congratulations to Charlie DeLong on capturing his third consecutive West Michigan Amateur at Mines Golf Course with a 54-hole total of 209 (-1).  Congrats to David Goodyke as well who won the Senior Amateur.  Full results are linked below.  Thank you to the Mines and their staff for hosting another great event!
West Michigan Amateur Results
West Michigan Senior Amateur Results

Thanks to all the players and our host courses for another great season in 2021 amidst continued challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic!  We saw record participation again, a lot of new players, and some excellent scoring.  Look forward to hopefully a more “normal” 2022 – we are currently working on the schedule for the year, working with courses who are experiencing busier calendars and tee sheets in recent years.
Please be patient as we negotiate dates and rates, our goal is to continue to present some of the best, most competitive events in the state of Michigan!  We will update the site and Facebook page with any news.  Historical Tournament Results and All-Region Teams are linked below.
History of Tournaments
All-Region Team History

Congratulations to Stonewater CC on winning the Team portion of the West Michigan District Tournament and to Nate Golomb on capturing the individual title with rounds of 72-68!  This annual event pits 6-player teams from Private Clubs in West Michigan in a 36-hole event with four scores counting each day, similar to high-school / college golf.
District Tournament Results

Congratulations to Charlie DeLong on defending his West Michigan Amateur title and capturing his second major victory of the summer with rounds of 67-70-69 (-4) to win by 2 shots over Kale Waaso at The Mines Golf Course.  Final results are linked below – thank you to the Mines and its staff for hosting a great event with a fantastic 3-round course setup!
Congratulations to Jason Walberer for his Hole-in-One on #8 in the final round and to Art Yalovenko from DePaul University on his 2nd Round score of 61 (-9) which we believe is a WMGA Tournament Record!
Final Results

Congratulations to Charlie DeLong on a come from behind victory at the Kent County Amateur with a final round 64 to best Grant Haefner by two shots with a 54-hole total of 205 (-11)!  Final results linked below.

Congratulations to Kasen Anderson for winning the Championship Flight of the City Match Play at Sunnybrook CC!  Jacob Siebenga captured the First Flight, Marc Gerst the Second Flight, and Thomas Voskuil the Third Flight.  Final Results are linked below.
City Match Play – Final Results

Congratulations to Tanner Moore on winning the 2021 Grand Rapids City Stroke Play Championship with an 8-under par total of 208, besting Zach Robbins in a one-hole playoff!  Congrats to Chip Anderson for winning the 36-hold Senior Division crown as well.  Thank you to Egypt Valley CC and its staff for hosting a great event!
Final Results
Congratulations to Chris Johnson & Mitchell White on winning the Spring Best Ball at Kaufman GC with rounds of 69-65 = 134 to beat Nate Golomb & Brian Hayward by 2 strokes in windy conditions over the entire weekend!

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