Teeing off: Osage City Golf Course remembers Gladdie

By Richard Burkdoll, Golf Board President

At the April 26, 2018, Osage City Golf Course board meeting we learned we are behind in the number of memberships from last year. We blamed it on the weather and hope that many that haven’t joined this year will join when we start having good golf weather.

The other main discussion was about “Gladdie” Girsch. Gladdie had been a member of the golf course since around the time she and Russ moved to Osage City in 1978.

Gladdie and Russ were very good to the course. They donated money to put the curtains in the clubhouse. A week before she died, one of Gladdie’s biggest concerns was that she hadn’t paid her “golf dues”. Gladdie paid her single membership dues of $475 and paid for the use of a golf cart all year for an additional $300. Gladdie knew she wouldn’t play this year, but wanted to be sure she was still supporting the course.

The board voted to use part of Gladdie’s dues this year to put a small plaque up by the putting green. I’m sure Gladdie will be shaking her finger at us for this recognition. We loved you Gladdie and will miss you at the golf course.

For more information about the Osage City Golf Course, call 785-528-3329, or stop by at 1401 S. Fourth St., Osage City, Kan.

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