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.

Bob Gorden was recognized as one of eight finalists for National Coach of the Year, along with his wife of 42 years Diane, at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year Awards banquet Wednesday, June 27 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Submitted photo

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.

Ken Reisberg. Contributed photo

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 Pine to Palm 25-year award recipients: L-R: Jay Bartley, Greg Melhus and Brett Krueger. Not pictured: Bill Blake, Skip Madsen and John Woxland. Contributed photo

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 .

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