Michigan Golf News
January 7, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 2
Bay Mills Resort and Casino/Wild Bluff-Brimley
Treetops: Great Golf and Great Skiing
Video: Rick Smith and The Big Break II Now on the Golf Channel Tuesdays/9:00 PM
17th Annual West Michigan Golf Show at Devos Place, February 4-6
Lansing Golf Show, The Lansing Center, February 25-27
Michigan Golf Show, Novi Expo, March 11-13
Edited by Art McCafferty-Publisher, Michigan Golfer
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__/ 19TH HOLE-CLEAR THINKING-A ROUND OF HUMOR
Contributed by Dr. Jack Minzey
__/ TALENT SWELLS CHAMPIONS TOUR RANKS IN 2005-Melanie Hauser
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
__/ BANK OF ANN ARBOR FUTURES GOLF CLASSIC SETS DATES
__/ TREETOPS PAR 3 SHOOTOUT DATES ANNOUNCED
__/ BOYNE FILLING COFFERS WITH WHITE GOLD
__/ PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW PREVIEW
__/ TOUR MONEY LEADERS FOR 2004
__/ BIG BREAK III: LADIES ONLY
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-ENCORE SHOWS
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
19TH HOLE-CLEAR THINKING-A ROUND OF HUMOR
Contributed by Dr. Jack Minzey
1. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
2. A day without sunshine is like, night.
3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
4. I just got lost in thought. It wasn't familiar territory.
5. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
7. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
8. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
9. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
10. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
11. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
12. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the
cheese in the trap.
13. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
14 Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
15. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your week.
16. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
17. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
18. Get a new car for your spouse. It'll be a great trade!
Next week another 18
TALENT SWELLS CHAMPIONS TOUR RANKS IN 2005
By Melanie Hauser
Can the over-50 set play competitive golf?
Today, we know the answer to that question is an unequivocal -- yes. But a
quarter of a century ago, when the Champions Tour was in its infancy, it
was anybody's guess.
How silly does that sound in 2005? Well, considering that Jay Haas and Tom
Kite will still be hanging around the PGA TOUR much of the time at the ages
of 51 and 54, respectively, and that Hale Irwin, at 59, comes into the 2005
Champions Tour season as one of the players to beat -- again -- we can say
it's pretty close to side-splitting.
Old? It's a state of mind. Irwin's been on cruise control since he hit the
Tour. Craig Stadler dominated the 2004 season at 51. Mark McNulty made
waves as a 50-year-old rookie. And Gil Morgan, Larry Nelson and Bruce
Fleisher are all over 55 and all in the top six money winners. Again.
So what can we expect in 2005 for the 25th anniversary season? Well, lots
of celebrations and more of the same -- from Stadler and Irwin, in particular.
Irwin, despite back problems, finished off his seventh $2 million-plus
season in the last eight years and won his second Charles Schwab Cup in
2004. And, he finished second on the money list to Stadler, who won five
Stadler's success was hardly a surprise considering that he promptly won
three Champions Tour events after turning 50 in June of 2003. And a week
after winning the Ford Senior Players Championship that year, he bounced
over to the PGA TOUR to win the B.C. Open.
McNulty's three wins in 2004 feel like a springboard to even better things
in 2005. Don't be surprised to see Peter Jacobsen, who broke through after
hip surgery to win his first major at the 2003 U.S. Senior Open, and D.A.
Weibring, who won once, have great seasons, either.
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MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame has nominated eight individuals for the
five available slots for this year's HOF. The eight individuals nominated
Raymond Bolo-Head Professional-Western Golf and CC
Joan Garety-Amateur Golfer
Jeff Roth-Professional Golfer
Jerry Matthews-Golf Course Architect
John Morse-Professional Golfer
Florence Strong-Amateur Golfer
The induction ceremony will take place at Indianwood CC on May 15th.
For information, contact Loretta Larkin
Coming in May
Bay Mills Casino and Resort and Michigan Golfer Internet Television
The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
May 6 Elaine Crosby with Jack Berry
May 13 Dan Pohl with Jack Berry
May 20 Dave Hill with Jack Berry
May 27 A Jack Saylor Tribute-an encore presentation
Michigan Golfer Internet Television- http://michigangolfer.tv
Making Michigan Golf Googleable-GLSP http://glsp.com
BANK OF ANN ARBOR FUTURES GOLF CLASSIC SETS DATES
The Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic will hold this year's pro-am on
June 23 with the tournament to follow from June 24-26.
The FUTURES Golf Tour is celebrating its 25th season this year. The Tour
has emerged as the "official developmental tour of the LPGA" and as a key
step in "graduating" players to the LPGA Tour.
The Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Golf Classic is one of four tournaments that
raised their prize purses for 2005. Players will be playing for $65,000.
The tournament will be held at Lake Forest Golf Club and is directed by
course owner, Gilda Johnson. Miguel Perez is the host professional.
TREETOPS PAR 3 SHOOTOUT DATES ANNOUNCED
The 2005 dates for the Treetops Tylenol Par 3 Shootout will be Monday,
June 27 and Tuesday, June 28. The players will be announced at a later date.
PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW PREVIEW
Top golf retailers and influential PGA Professionals are among early
registrants for the 52nd PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. Attendees
are traveling from around the world for the 2005 PGA Merchandise Show
including an outdoor Golf Demo Day (Jan. 26), an extensive education
conference (Jan. 27-29) and the trade show (Jan. 27-30), featuring more
than 1,200 exhibitors and several interactive programs.
Currently, attendees from all 50 states and 64 countries have pre-registered
to attend the 2005 PGA Merchandise Show. Of particular significance, leading
industry retailers have reserved badges for their key decision makers to
preview the new seasonıs top merchandise.
The 2005 PGA Merchandise Show will feature the outdoor Demo Day, an enhanced
Equipment Test Center a spacious indoor driving range for product testing,
the PGA Magazine Fashion Fairway and Dream Golf Shop, the PGA Business of
Golf Conference, an expanded Pro-Pro Series of tournaments, PGA Industry
Employment Center, a diverse education conference and the PGA of America
National Awards Night.
Complete list of attendees
BOYNE FILLING COFFERS WITH WHITE GOLD
Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls and Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs announced
that they had a record number of 12,470 paid skier and snowboarder visits
on Wednesday, December 29th, breaking a record set only the day before of
11,741. According to spokesperson, Julie Ard, these new records exceed the
previous set in January of 2002 and are almost 2,000 higher than any previous
Christmas to New Yearıs holiday period in the resortsı history.
TOUR MONEY LEADERS FOR 2004
PGA 2004 LEADING MONEY WINNERS
1 Singh $10,905,166
2 Els $5,787,225
3 Mickelson $5,784,823
CHAMPIONS TOUR 2004 LEADING MONEY WINNERS
1 Stadler $2,306,066
2 Irwin $2,035,397
3 Kite $1,831,211
NATIONWIDE TOUR 2004 LEADING MONEY WINNERS
1 Walker $371,346
2 Points $332,815
3 Imada $313,185
LPGA 2004 LEADING MONEY WINNERS
1 Annika Sorenstam$2,544,707.00
2 Grace Park $1,525,471.00
3 Lorena Ochoa $1,450,824.00
4 Meg Mallon $1,358,623.00
5 Cristie Kerr $1,189,990.00
FUTURES 2004 LEADING MONEY WINNERS
1 Jimin Kang $51,268
2 Lindsey Wright $45,536
3 Nicole Perrot $38,582
4 Aram Cho $38,153
5 Malinda Johnson $35,356
BIG BREAK III-LADIES ONLY
This time Michigan missed out on show time in the upcoming 3rd edition of
The Big Break. This is the Ladies Only edition and features three Californians,
two Canadians, two Floridians and representatives from Missouri, New York and
Nebraska, will premier on the Golf Channel on February 8. In the prior two
shows, Michigan was represented by Anthony Sorentino of Rochester Hills, who
finished second in The Big Break and Bart Lower, from Ionia, who finished third
in Big Break II.
The Ladies Only show was taped at Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Virginia, home of
the Michelob Ultra LPGA tournament. Previous shows were taped at Treetops
Resort in Gaylord and four courses in the Las Vegas area. The winner will
have exemptions to four LPGA tournaments in 2005.
Ladies Only, will be hosted by Vince Cellini and Stephanie Sparks.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
Ken Devine's Last Hurrah
Ken Devine was a true golf icon in Michigan. He had a long and storied career
in the golf business and then he took on the Michigan PGA Section. Join Jack
Berry as he chats with Ken Devine about his great career in golf and his
rescue of the Michigan PGA from financial morass.
Timberstone GC-The Best
We stopped by Timberstone GC a couple of years ago to chat with head
professional Susie Fox. Since that time, Timberstone has been hailed as
one of the great public courses in the United States, capturing five stars
from Golf Digest and of late, the Course of the Year from the Michigan Golf
Course Owners Association. Join us for two shows, the first with Susie Fox
and a short golf tour of Timberstone and a second, where Susie Fox and
Timberstone host the Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucchi Golf Classic.
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