Competition, camaraderie and reasonable costs have kept the league going strong, according to organizer Gary Klinger.
A milestone season has begun for the B’nai B’rith golf league.
This is the 10th season for the weekly nine-hole league, and its ninth season at The Links of Novi after starting at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth.
The 17-week league once again has a full roster of 12 two-man teams, 25 golfers in all (one team has two golfers who alternate weeks).
Competition, camaraderie and reasonable costs have kept the league going strong, according to organizer Gary Klinger. So has the league’s stability.
“We’ve been playing at the same times on the same day (late afternoon/early evening Thursday) each week for 10 years,” Klinger said. “Guys can count on it. It’s locked in.”
Klinger said the league isn’t filled with superstar golfers.
“Most of the guys are decent golfers,” he said. “We use handicaps, which is the great equalizer.”
Mike Klinger and Kerry Chaben led the league’s team standings through the first two weeks of the current season (April 28 and May 5).
They had compiled 30 points by going 12-4-2 on holes and winning both of their matches.
League golfers also compete as individuals.