Welcome to the Ester Burns GVSU-Faculty/Staff Golf League

The Meadows at GVSU is host to our golf league, where we enjoy a beautifully maintained course with a link-style challenge, a wonderful rotation of holes, and an environment where the surrounding ecosystems are deeply valued. While the game of golf is an endless quest for perfection, the league provides a tradition of supporting an escape to our "three R's of golf". . . recreation, relaxation, and a round of fun. Membership in the golf league requires at least one team member be a current or retired employee of GVSU.

The league has an established and long-cherished collegial camaraderie, which we have celebrated since 1979. Being an avid golfer, Ester recruited a group of faculty and staff to begin the inaugural league at Western Greens Golf Club in Marne. Just a few years later, the league increased its membership and moved to Lincoln Golf Course-Grand Rapids for a brief stint, then to closer proximity at Jenison's Rolling Hills Golf Course where it played until 2004. The Meadows at GVSU has since been home and sanctuary to the golf league. Ester remains the only member of the original league still golfing today. Honoring her establishment of the league and retirement from the University, it was renamed the Ester Burns GVSU-Faculty/Staff Golf League in 2011.  

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In spite of the highs and lows of Michigan weather, we finished the season on a high note with a well attended outing. Many thanks to league members for your help in making each week’s play organized and efficient. And thank you to league officers Phil Lane-President, Ellen Tanis-Vice President, Gary Kesler-Secretary and Mick Doxey-Treasurer for their many hours of service to the league. League officers for next season will be Terry Fisk-President, Jerry Schneider-Vice President, and willing to serve again, Gary Kesler and Mick Doxey. Ester Burns will retain her position as Ex-Officio. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year. 


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Inclement Weather: League play will be suspended or canceled only when The Meadows does not allow carts on the course due to inclement or hazardous weather conditions. Should such conditions exist on league day, a decision will be made by 3:00 p.m. Call The Meadows Pro Shop at (616) 331-1000 for league play confirmation.

Page last modified October 8, 2023