Gordon Knutson Golf Tournament

16th Annual Gordon Knutson Memorial Golf Tournament Announced

Golf Tournament 2016 Group PhotoThe Community Hospital Foundation announced the 2017 golf outing will be held on Friday, June 23rd at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Last year's event "sold-out" in record time so participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

The tournament features an 18-hole scramble followed by an awards luncheon. Each golfer also receives a complimentary custom logo'd golf glove, continental breakfast, golf cart, swag bag, and one raffle ticket. The "roll the die" game will be brought back for the second year on a Par 5 hole to determine your score for that hole as a fun way to raise additional funds. Three new sponsorship's are also available for consideration: Golf Prize Sponsor, Dice Game Sponsor, and Hole Sinkers Sponsor.

The golf tournament is made possible by numerous individuals, donors, and community business sponsors. Community Hospital Foundation Board members, Foundation Advocates, and Lakeland staff volunteer their time in a variety of ways at registration and also serve as rangers on the course.


The proceeds from 2016 and this year will be used for the renovation of the PARCOURSE adjacent to Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. After thirty years, the overall site is in disrepair. Historically, the course has been used by Lakeland therapists and their rehab patients, the Watervliet sports teams, the physical education classes at the Watervliet Middle and High Schools, and any senior resident who wanted to take advantage of this fitness area.

The new PARCOURSE will be redesigned with two quarter-mile loops. One loop will be asphalt to accommodate individuals with disabilities who may need to use wheelchairs, walkers, etc. The other loop will be limestone and conducive to runners and walkers who prefer a softer landing. Potentially, along each loop there will be four pods. Each pod will include different types of professional grade exercise equipment that offer degrees of difficulty for all fitness levels, and will be open seven days a week, free of charge.

For more information, please call (269) 927-5143.

Honoring Gordon Knutson

Gordon Knutson was an enthusiastic supporter of Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet and also an avid golfer. Gordon was committed to making quality healthcare services available to the residents of Coloma, Hartford, and Watervliet. This event is a way to honor his dedication and continue his legacy.

Click here to view the 2016 photos.

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