Long-time Marquette Trails golfer relies on putting, chipping

Golf: Jim Tyson gets ready for Marquette Trails Thursday men’s league action. (Pioneer/John Raffel)
Golf: Jim Tyson gets ready for Marquette Trails Thursday men’s league action. (Pioneer/John Raffel)

BALDWIN — Jim Tyson has been an active member of the Thursday Night Men’s League at Marquette Trails Golf Club and has been liking everything about it.

The resident of Woodland Park outside of Baldwin has been in the league around 20 years. He also plays at Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids and also in Grand Rapids.

He likes the challenges of Marquette Trails.

“The back nine is hard,” Tyson said. “I’m a 40s golfer, somewhere in there.”

His best nine-hole score has been a 37. He takes pride in his putting and chipping.

“You can have a real good day and you can have a real bad day,” he said.

Tyson has been impressed with the competition in the league.

Mark Bowman has been Tyson’s partner. “for a least 15 years,” he said. “I’m a better golfer because of experience. He’s a pretty good golfer too.”