Glenn McClain Memorial
Winter Tournament Series (WTS)
The GSJGA Winter Tournament Series has been named to honor the memory of Glenn McClain, who was a local golf enthusiast and junior golf advocate. A native Hoosier, Glenn took to golf at a young age when he realized he might not be tall enough or strong enough to excel in his state sport - basketball! Golf became a passion. As a youngster, he worked and played at a nearby municipal golf course. Then Glenn entered Manatee Community College in 1975 on a golf scholarship, returned to Indiana after graduation and eventually he and his wife, Patty, returned to the greater Sarasota area. He was always mindful of the assistance and guidance he received while he was a junior pursuing his love of golf, and his family and friends felt that helping to provide golf opportunities to today's juniors would be a true way to remember him.
GSJGA members who can shoot better than 115 on a regulation course, and who will not have reached their 19th birthday by the tournament date will be eligible to play in the Regular Tour (18-Hole) WTS Series. GSJGA members who can shoot better than 60 on a regulation course, will be eligible to play in the Futures Tour (9-Hole) WTS Series.
Please be sure you fall into the guidelines for each tournament, since eligibility requirements may vary from one to the other. Also, please note that many of the courses are private. Proper dress is required by the course and/or GSJGA for players and spectators. No jeans, cut-offs or tee shirts will be allowed at any of the events. Short-shorts are not permitted and collared shirts are required. Shirts should be tucked in.
Juniors may play in either the 9-Hole or the 18-Hole Divisions, but not both.
The 2012 Winter Tournament Schedule is listed on our home page. We host one 9-Hole and one 18-Hole WTS event from January-May.