REED CITY \u2014 Dale Williams was there when the Spring Valley Golf Course started the Men\u2019s Masters League. He recalls that it started in the early 1980s. \u201cThe league\u2019s been going real good,\u201d Williams said. He was an area native and moved back from Columbus, Ohio, in 1965 and eventually got involved at Spring Valley. Williams, 85, has played in other leagues in the past but has decided to focus on the Masters League. He subs occasionally in a men\u2019s league on Thursday. He and his wife, Eva, played on the Friday night couples league for many years. She no longer is physically able to play. \u201cShe was a good golfer,\u201d Dale smiled. \u201cShe hit the ball a ton.\u201d The league expanded as more individuals retired from the bigger cities and moved to the area, Williams noted. His best score for nine holes at Spring Valley has been a 34. He usually shoots in the low 40s. Despite his age, Williams likes his driving abilities. \u201cThis is probably my last year,\u201d she smiled. \u201cIt all depends on how I am next spring.\u201d His partner has been Dave Steele, who still plays in the couples league with his wife. He also plays Fridays and subs on Thursdays.