Driving to Achieve

The Walt Gutowski, Sr. YMCA Golf Outing

Driving to Achieve is a golf outing hosted by the Y to raise charitable funds for teen leadership programs of

all types which guide teens toward success in middle school, high school, college, and the workforce by developing the skills that help our future neighborhoods and businesses thrive.


The Driving To Achieve Golf Outing is named after Walt Gutowski Sr. who was a passionate advocate for the work of the YMCA. We are grateful to the many ways he shaped our YMCA and honor his legacy through this outing.

Event Details

Monday, August 14, 2023

Blythefield Country Club
5801 Northland Dr NE
Belmont, MI 49306

Double shotgun
at 8:00 am and 1:30 pm

Your participation in this exciting event includes breakfast for the morning flight, lunch for the afternoon flight, a brief program to highlight the impact your participation has for our teen leadership programs, food stations on the course to satisfy your appetite, games, and a great conversation with your team. We look forward to sharing with you all the great things about our teen programming via your inbox and on the tee box!

To learn more, sponsor the event or register a team, contact Taylor Chrisman at 616.855.9684 or tchrisman@grymca.org

Super Ticket, Contests, Raffles & More

You have many options to enhance your on-course experience! To speed up time at check-in day of, you may now pre-purchase any of the selections below by calling Taylor Chrisman at 616.855.9684 or emailing tchrisman@grymca.org.

On Course Contests

Closest to Pin (Men/Women)
Longest Drive (Men/Women)
Hole In One

50/50 Raffle

1 Ticket – $10
3 Tickets – $20
10 Tickets – $50

Super Ticket $60

All Contests on Course
4 50/50 Raffle Tickets
2 Mulligans

Our Teen Leadership Programming

Teen Leadership Academy

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Impact Program


Leaders In Training (LIT)


Youth in Government

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2023 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Swift Printing
Varnum Black No Tag
Pure Architects

Breakfast Sponsor

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Hole in One Sponsor

Borgman Ford

Silver Sponsors

  • Universal Forest Products
  • University of Michigan – Health West
  • Wolverine Building Group

Bronze Sponsors

  • Athletico Physical Therapy
  • BP Realty
  • Dykema Excavators, Inc.
  • Feyen Zylstra
  • First United Credit Union
  • Jim Williams
  • Kent Companies
  • KeyBank
  • KM Online Marketing
  • Litehouse Inc.
  • Maple Hill Golf Course
  • Matrix Fitness
  • Rockford Construction
  • Sound Off Signal

Scorecard Sponsor

  • Charles & Julie Frayer

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our 2023 Planning Committee:

Mike Verhulst
Harold Burrell
Nolan Gottschalk
Mike Wooldridge
David Kistler
Kyle Pung
Maureen Hale
Scott Lewis