Grayling Mourns the Loss of Golf Coach and Player - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Grayling Mourns the Loss of Golf Coach and Player

Posted: Updated:
Louis Menard Louis Menard
Jason Potter Jason Potter

The community of Grayling is mourning the loss of its golf coach and a member of the golf team as other players recover in the hospital.

The family of Louis "Louie" Menard says he was friendly, very smart, and loved the game of golf. His father says Louie was accepted into the University of Michigan and was planning to attend there this fall.

The family of the coach, Jason Potter, says the community's support has been amazing. They say Jason loved golf and being a coach and mentor.

Both families say they're praying for everyone injured in the crash.

There is a vigil for the victims this Thursday at six at the Grayling Country Club.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Tony Zyber have more on the lives of Jason Potter and Louie Menard.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Shepler Baby Delivered in Mackinaw City Ferry Parking Lot

    Shepler Baby Delivered in Mackinaw City Ferry Parking Lot

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:52:44 GMT
    An unexpected an exciting day last week at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry as a baby was born on the Mackinaw City dock. Mom and Dad made it onto the ferry heading back to Mackinaw City thinking they could make it to the hospital in time.
    An unexpected an exciting day last week at Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry as a baby was born on the Mackinaw City dock. Mom and Dad made it onto the ferry heading back to Mackinaw City thinking they could make it to the hospital in time.
  • Motorcyclist in Serious Condition After GT County Crash

    Motorcyclist in Serious Condition After GT County Crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:04:13 GMT
    One man is still in serious condition after a motorcycle accident in Grand Traverse County. Tuesday evening, Brian Marek, from Traverse City, was riding his motorcycle southbound on South Long Lake Road...
    One man is still in serious condition after a motorcycle accident in Grand Traverse County. Tuesday evening, Brian Marek, from Traverse City, was riding his motorcycle southbound on South Long Lake Road...
  • Lake County Police Spot Marijuana Plants in Flyover

    Lake County Police Spot Marijuana Plants in Flyover

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:41:56 GMT
    "It's a team effort and were able to take some of this growing marijuana away." All these marijuana plants in the hands of police tonight after a flyover over helped spot them. 
    "It's a team effort and were able to take some of this growing marijuana away." All these marijuana plants in the hands of police tonight after a flyover over helped spot them.