June 23-25, 2023
Sawmill Golf Club
The champion of the Open Division is recognized as the best golfer in Saginaw County and is given The Joe Hart Trophy. The trophy is named after the former sports editor of The Saginaw News who along with Fred Martin in 1955 spearheaded the creation of the tournament and helped build the tradition that we still enjoy today.
Also, the winner of the Open Division is awarded our traditional green jacket. The green jacket is very generously provided by the Marty Stark Foundation. Marty Stark was a big supporter of golf in Saginaw County and he was a great friend of the District for many years.
The Senior Championship is awarded to the lowest scoring player in the Open Division who is over 50 years old. The Senior Champion is awarded The Fred Martin Jr. Trophy which is named after the origianal chair of the SDGA and was one of the driving forces to make this tournament a reality back in 1955. He is affectionally known as “Mr. District”.
The low scoring player 21 and under is given The Mark Spiekerman Trophy which is named after our 1977 champion who was killed in an auto accident in 1981. This title pays homage to the former "21-Club" Tournament founded in 1962 that gave a competitive golf environment to 21 players each week under 21 years old. Starting in 1982, the 21-Club awarded a scholarship in Mark's name to the player selected Sportsman of the Year.
The champion of the Legends (over 50) Division is given The Ron Stelter Trophy which is named after our 10-time champion Ron Stelter, a true gentleman and ambassador to the game of golf.