Dear GreatLIFE Members, Team members & Support Team,

It is Christmas day and getting ready for our family Christmas dinner with our kids and grandkids. We went to Mass earlier this morning and as I sat there, I couldn’t help thinking how blessed we are here in South Dakota where we are able to gather as family and friends, to attend our churches and have our children in school safely. I see people wearing masks, social distancing and being respectful of everyone’s health and safety. Hopefully with the vaccine becoming more available, our country can start getting back to work and in person schooling.

Our mission at GreatLIFE is to “ENRICH THE LIVES OF FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGH GOLF, FITNESS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES”. Our primary vision statement is to “BE THE BEST IN MEMBER SATISFACTION, VALUE AND CONVENIENCE FOR GOLF AND FITNESS” through our 20 fitness centers and gyms, access to 18 golf courses and our Suburban Lanes Family Fun Center and add on our GreatLIFE Member Benefit Program and we have something for everyone! We hope you take advantage of your GreatLIFE membership.

As we begin our 8th year since we begun GreatLIFE, I would like to congratulate my son, Tom Walsh Jr., in assuming my role as CEO and joining our President Nick Ovenden in leading our GreatLIFE Teams and programs. Tom Jr. led our Burger King restaurants as CEO in producing record performances both operationally and financially. He served on several regional and national councils, won “Franchisee of the Year” and continued our culture of caring, committed Team Members and Leaders. Tom’s focus will be mainly on financials, systems development and provide support marketing. Nick Ovenden, our President will still be heading up all aspects of operations.

I will still hold the title of Chairman and HCL (Head Cheer Leader) and be involved in all major decisions, but a great deal of my time and energy will be on our mission of our GreatLIFE Cares Foundation. With a coalition of over 30 charitable and civic organizations including our three school systems and the support of our GreatLIFE Corporate Partners, we will continue to develop a model of how communities can help students and the most vulnerable population can live meaningful and successful lives. For more information on what we are doing with our GreatLIFE Cares Foundation, please go to our website and hit “Community Involvement” to learn more.

Hope each of you are having a safe, wonderful Christmas with family and friends. Focus on the good things in your life, give back and make a difference in people’s lives, especially the lives of children. Thanks for being a GreatLIFE Member and wishing you a great 2021! Enclosed is a video showing what really is important, hope you enjoy the video.


Tom Sr.


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