Bay County Golf Course

Dan Neering, Recreation Manager

584 West Hampton Road
Essexville, Michigan 48732
Voice: (989) 892-2161

2013 Senior County Tournamnent

The 2013 Senior County Tournament was a successful event again under the format that was added 6 years ago.  Just as our Men's tournament is divided into flights, our Senior tournament is divided into age groups.  The age groups consist of 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-older.  A champion is determined from each age group.  However, we still have our traditional overall champion who wins a golf membership for the following season.  To ensure all age groups compete at a level playing field the 50-54 and the 55-59 age groups play from the blue tees.  Ages 60-64 and the 65-69 played from the white tees.  While the 70-older age groups play from the gold tees.

  The following are this year's Champions:

2013 Senior County Champions.....John Goik.....Rod Wright.....Dick Barber.....Greg Stutelberg.....Richard Stevens.....



 Senior Age 60-64 County Champion

John Goik

Round 1   71  (-1)

Round 2   73  (+1)

 TOTAL  144   (+E) 

John Goik played an exceptional tournament and was crowned County Champion for the first time in his career.  John shot an opening round 1 under par 71 which gave him a 3 shot edge over defending champion Tom Rezler and John Janke in the 60-64 age group and a tie for first overall with Rod Wright (50-54 age group).Greg Stutelberg (65-69 age group)also was only 2 shots back heading into Sunday's round firing a 73 in the first round. John played a steady closing round of 73 to win the overall championship by 2 shots and 3 shots in his age group.  Congratulations John!


2nd place Tom Rezler74 + 73 =147

3rd place  John Janke  74 + 74 =148

4th place  Mark Baranek75 + 74 =149

Craig Kloska (151), Tim Roberts (158), Chip Kiesel (170) Steve Graczyk (172), Jerry Jones (175), Dave Herber (176), Bill Post (180), Bill Vanguilder (197)





2013 Senior Age 50-54 Champion

Rod Wright

Round 1  71  (-1)

Round 275  (+3)

TOTAL146  (+2)


Rod was not only able to defend his title this year, but did so in fashion winning by 7 shots.  Rod was tied for the overall lead going into the second round and just wasn't able to pull out the overall victory, but took command of his age group.  Winning back to back years it won't be long until we see him in the overall winner's circle.




2nd placeTom Merkle80 + 73 =153

3rd place Bud Keefer 80 + 82 =162

4th planeMike Learman 81 + 87 =168






2013 Senior Age 55-59 Champion

Dick Barber

Round 1  75 (+3)

Round 2  78(+6)

TOTAL 153(+9)

Dick played a fine tournament and withstood a nice charge from Greg Elliott and went into a playoff to win his first senior championship.  After shooting a 3 over par 75 Dick followed it up with a steady 78.  Greg charged back from an opening round 77 to fire a 4 over 76 on Sunday to take it to extra holes.  Dick made par on the first sudden death hole and was crowned champion.  Great Job!



2nd place*Greg Elliott 75 + 78 =153

t3rd place Brad LaVictor  77 + 77 =154

t3rd place Jeff Roscoe 79 + 75 =154

Terry Horner (161), Gerald Schroeder (165), Ernie Rahn (WD)




2013 Senior Age 65-69 Champion

Greg Stutelberg

Round 173 (+1)

Round 2  73 (+1)

 TOTAL 146(+2)

Greg proved he's a contender firing back to back 73's en route to a 3 shot victory in his age group.  Following the opening round he was only 2 shots back from John Goik and Rod Wright for the overall championship.  Greg played another solid round Sunday to add another trophy to his case.  Great playing Greg!



2nd place Joe King 74 + 75 =149

3rd placeBill DeWyse  75 + 75 =150

4th placeTim Corcoran  75 + 79 =154

Ron Marande (156), Dave Dietlein (167), Don Walsh (167), Tom Brady (179), Dick Linton (184)


2013 Senior Age 70-older Champion

Richard Stevens

Round 1 74   (+2)

Round 2   74 (+2)

  TOTAL148 (+4)

Richard Stevens was able to put his consistent golf game to work and win another senior county championship by 2 shots.  Dick opened with a fine 74 and was tied with Gary Kinsey going into the second round.  Gary struggled in the second round, but Dick was able to shoot another 2 over 74 to hold off Fred Kotewa who shot a closing round 73.  Another job well done Dick!



2nd place Fred Kotewa77 + 73 =150

3rd placeFred Hubert 75 + 77 =152

t4th place Gary Kinsey 74 + 80 =154

t4th placeGene Rhode81 + 73 =154

Bud Gobeski (159), Gary Pobanz (166), Tom Grange (169), Bob Darbee (170), Ron Gobeski (172), Jerry Kukla (WD)


Views from the Senior Tournament..... 















A Special Thank You goes out to all participants for this year's event.  We strive to build this tournament year in and year out.  Hope to see all of you next season.

Happy Golfing,

Brent Goik


Recreation Manager