Gorden to be honored at Detroit Country Club Aug. 29; Pine to Palm awards announced
Detroit Lakes head boys golf coach Bob Gorden resigned earlier this year and will be honored at the country club for nearly a half-century of coaching at the end of the month.
Former Detroit Lakes head boys golf coach Bob Gorden will be honored at the Detroit Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 5-7 p.m. for his years of service as the Detroit Lakes Boys Golf Coach. There will be a short program at 5:30 p.m.
Gorden has coached multiple sports for 47 years and was head of the boys golf team at DLHS the past 22 years.
His teams won 22 consecutive Mid-State Conference Championships, numerous section titles, 3 state championships, and two state runner-up finishes.
Gorden's program produced several all-state players and individuals that have gone on to play golf collegiately.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
Gorden was also one of the Pine to Palm's award recipients at this year's banquet. He and his wife Diane were recognized with the tournament's Legacy award, along with Ken Reisberg.
The Legacy Award is given annually to either past or present participants of the Pine to Palm Tournament, Pine to Palm Committee Members, Detroit Country Club Employees, or friends of the week-long event. All demonstrating a fondness , an involvement or a desire to be a part of the Pine to Palm Legacy while bringing friends and family members to stay in the Detroit Lakes area and enjoy the rich golf tradition for years to come.
The tournament also recognizes those who have been involved for a quarter-century or more. Those recipients were Jay Bartley, Greg Melhus, Brett Krueger, Bill Blake, Skip Madsen and John Woxland.
Read more Pine to Palm stories from this year's tournament by Robert Williams here .