Spring Valley Thursday men's league going strong
REED CITY - Herb Taylor is secretary of a Reed City Thursday Night Men's League which has a lot of unique history behind it at Spring Valley Golf Course.
The league is more than 40 years old and Taylor, an Evart area resident, has been in it for 18 seasons.
"I was first in the Monday league, then I came up here to the Thursday league," Taylor said. "I moved up here in 2000. I was in Garden City, Mich., working for Ford. I retired early."
The league has 36 golfers this year. They play on set two-man teams.
Because of a late start due to the virus pandemic, the season will go until September or possibly October, Taylor indicated.
The quality of golfers varies.
"There's some pretty good ones and some pretty bad ones," Taylor smiled. "There's a variety. This is a bad one for me. I used to be a bogey golfer like 47 or 48. This year I'm in the 50s."
But like any golfer, Taylor is interested more so in having sheer fun on the links.
As secretary, Taylor keeps track of standings and playoffs. There are also various activities going on within the league. The season ends with a playoff round wrap-up round and a dinners-award program.
Taylor for many years has been in the Mondays Masters League at Spring Valley. The league is open to men 55 and older.
He's also in the Tuesday Moose League at Birch Valley Golf Course outside of Evart.
But Spring Valley is a special course for Taylor.
"I like this course," he said. "I like the greens. There's more terrain."
More than anything, Taylor is happy golf is in full gear after getting off to a delayed start from the virus issue.