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February 1, 2008 - Vol. 8, No. 5
AMERICA'S VALUE GOLF DESTINATION
Santee, South Carolina
Web: Golf Packages http://www.santeetourism.com
Videos: http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/santee/ & http://youtube.com/watch?v=dm3zpL46pYk
OSPREY GOLF-2008 RATES AND PACKAGES
"WE ARE MICHIGAN GOLF"
Black Forest & Wilderness Valley, Gaylord http://www.blackforestgolf.com/?page=18153
Manistee National, Manistee http://manisteenational.com/?page=17121&template=550
Medlaist GC, Marshal http://www.themedalist.com/?page=17794
Otsego Club-The Tribute and Classic, Gaylord http://www.otsegoclub.com/allpackages.php
Ridgeview GC, Kalamazoo http://ridgeviewgolf.com/?page=18021
WEST MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
Video: Preview of 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlrqggvtKdc
MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
Edited by Art McCafferty
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__/ GLSP BEGINS TAPING SHOWS IN HD
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
__/ THOUGHTS WHILE WATCHING THE BUICK INVITATIONAL: By Terry Moore
__/ GEORGE PEPER TO RECEIVE ASGCA'S DONALD ROSS AWARD
__/ BOOK REVIEW: "A GIRL'S ON-COURSE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO GOLF". By Christina Ricci
__/ ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GOLF
__/ DID YOU KNOW?
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE-WINTER ISSUE
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ HELP DESK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ supplied by Jim Neff
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Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer's flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for the sun
And the grass on the mountain.
Paiute Late Winter Song
GLSP BEGINS TAPING SHOWS IN HD
The GLSP Television Network http://youtube.com/results?search_query=glsp++television+network&search=Search has begun the process of converting its camera equipment and editing programs to accommodate the HD format. Our first such presentation was this week's internet Advisor show.
"High-definition television (HDTV) yields a better-quality image than does standard television, because it has a greater number of lines of resolution. Because the signal is a digital signal, it produces neither a snowy nor pale image from a weak signal or signal interference effects, such as herringbone patterns, or vertical rolling. Image colours are more realistic, because of the greater bandwidth. The visual information is some 2-5 times sharper because the gaps between the scan lines are narrower or invisible to the naked eye."
Quote Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television#Advantages_of_HDTV_expressed_in_non-technical_terms
The new format will allow the videos we create and put online or covert to DVDs, the ability to be played on the wider screen formats that are becoming the norm in viewer homes. In the past seven years, we have put up over a thousand shows on our five networks and another 350 show on You Tube.
MICHIGAN TRAVEL TELEVISION ON THE ROAD
Detroit-WJR, The Internet Advisor Show
This week, we visited the WJR studios to be one of the guests on the station's "Internet Advisor" show with Gary Baker, Foster Braun, Ed Rudel and Lauren Baker. The Interent Advisor was the program where we launched our Michigan Golfer Television Show http://michigangolfer.tv/2001shows/show7/index.html in March of 2001.
The Internet Advisor has been a benchmark show on WJR. Started 10 years ago, it has provided an audio timeline for the amazing impact that the Internet has made not only in Michigan, but globally as well. Enjoy.
THOUGHTS WHILE WATCHING THE BUICK INVITATIONAL
By Terry Moore
Tiger Woods put the pedal to the medal and almost lapped the field at the Buick Invitational last week in winning his 62nd Tour victory. In addition to “the shock” of Tiger bogeying three holes in the row in the last round, here are few other tidbits I noted from my skybox in the den:
Buick Motors launched a sensational new 30-second television ad with Tiger and the Enclave, its new cross-over SUV. Seated and serious-minded, Tiger is seen in a one-on-one interview format talking about his family and the safety features and benefits of the Enclave. Instead of being just another celebrity product spokesperson, Tiger lends credibility and gravitas to the Buick brand with this breakthrough testimonial. Buick (and Michigan) has a nice hit on its hands with the Enclave, built in Lansing, and lauded by dealers, consumers and car critics alike.
Mt. Pleasant native Doug LaBelle II followed up on a good payday in Hawaii ($113,571) by cashing a check for $65,260 in San Diego in spite of a faltering final round 77. Sunday’s conditions were demanding, particularly late in the day when LaBelle was playing. Labelle lost his Tour card last year but is playing now on sponsors’ exemptions and other special conditions. Meanwhile, Marshall’s John Morse is playing this week at the Nationwide’s Mexico Open Presented by Corona. (Too bad the National Lime Industry didn’t sign on as a secondary sponsor.)
The Golf Channel’s anchor Kelly Tilghman was back on the air after a two-week suspension for making an off-the-cuff controversial remark. Ironically, in her taped apology opening the broadcast on Thursday, part of her statement was without sound due to a technical glitch. By the way, would the CBS Golf producers please hire a speech and diction coach for Nick Faldo. Yes, Faldo offers insightful, humorous and candid commentary but often his Cockney-like delivery is so garbled it’s unintelligible. Hey, Nick (and CBS) it’s fixable; retain Professor Higgins from My Fair Lady. Repeat: “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.”
FINAL FROST BITE OPEN TO BE HELD IN HARRISON-YET ANOTHER MICHIGAN GOLF TOURNAMENT CASUALTY
Another dish of sorrow and woe is being served to the golfers of our state. Yet another Michigan golf tournament is shutting down. Joining, the ranks of now defunct or last hurray tournaments is the The Frost Bite Open. This homage to golf, is much like the Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in that it signals that winter weather will soon to be gone.
Held in Harrision and sponsored by the Harrison Chamber of Commerce , “The 20th and Final Annual Frostbite Open,", will be held on Saturday, February 16 at the Budd Lake Power Docks. Tee Off is at 1:00 p.m. with registration begining at 11:30 a.m. at the Power Docks. Cost: $15.00 per person – Pre registration, $20.00 per person – Late registration http://www.harrisonchamber.com/FrostBiteOpen.htm
GEORGE PEPER TO RECEIVE ASGCA'S DONALD ROSS AWARD
George Peper, editor-in-chief of “Golf Magazine” for a quarter of a century and author of 17 books on golf and golf courses, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Donald Ross Award from the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). He will accept the award during ASGCA’s 62nd Annual Meeting, on Apr. 3, 2008 in St. Andrews, Scotland.
The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to golf and golf course architecture. President Steve Forrest, ASGCA will present the award to Peper at the group’s Donald Ross Banquet at the Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews.
“George Peper is one of the most knowledgeable voices in golf, respected for his prolific journalistic and publishing career and his respect for and knowledge of golf courses,” notes Forrest. “He continues as editor-at-large for ‘Links’ Magazine and lives in St. Andrews. I will be honored to present this award to a man who has devoted his career to understanding and promoting golf and golf courses.”
Peper is a graduate of Princeton University, and went on to study for his Ph.D. in comparative literature at Yale University. He left that program to join the staff of “Golf Magazine.” Under his stewardship, the magazine became the most widely-read in the industry and began publishing the first “Top 100 Golf Courses in the World” lists. While there, he also published a number of books on the game, including “The World’s 500 Greatest Golf Holes,” “Golf Courses of the PGA Tour,” “Golf in America” and most recently “Two Years in St. Andrews: At Home on the 18th Hole”.
Peper will be the 33rd winner of the Donald Ross Award.
Donald Ross Award Recipients
YEAR RECIPIENT OCCUPATION
2008 George Peper Golf Writer, Author
2007 Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Golf Course Architect, ASGCA
2006 Jim Awtrey CEO, PGA of America
2005 John Singleton Irrigation Pioneer
2004 Thomas Cousins Philanthropist, Urban Golf Developer
2003 Bill Campbell President, USGA, Captain, Royal & Ancient Golf Club
2002 Byron Nelson Professional Golfer
2001 Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA Professional Golfer, Golf Course Architect
2000 Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Owner, President, Valderrama Golf Club
1999 Arnold Palmer , ASGCA Professional Golfer Fellow
1998 Judy Bell President, USGA
1997 Gene Sarazen Professional Golfer
1996 Ron Whitten Golf Writer
1995 Pete Dye, ASGCA Fellow Golf Course Architect
1994 James R. Watson Agronomist
1993 Brent Wadsworth Golf Course Builder
1992 Paul Fullmer ASGCA Executive Secretary
1991 Michael Bonallack Secretary, Royal and Ancient (St.Andrews)
1990 John Zoller Former Executive Director, No.California Golf Association
1989 Dick Taylor Editor, Golf World Magazine
1988 Frank Hannigan USGA Executive Director
1987 Charles Price Golf Writer, Author
1986 Deane Beman PGA Tour Commissioner
1985 Peter Dobereiner London Observer Columnist, Author
1984 Dinah Shore Sponsor of Women's Golf Tournaments
1983 Al Radko Former Director, USGA Green Section
1982 Geoffrey Cornish, ASGCA Golf Course Architect, Historian Fellow
1981 James Rhodes Governor of Ohio
1980 Gerald Micklem Former Captain, Royal and Ancient
1979 Joe Dey Former Executive Director of the USGA
1978 Herb and Joe Graffis Founders, National Golf Foundation
1977 Herbert Warren Wind Golf Digest Columnist, Author
1976 Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA Founding Member of ASGCA
Taken and edited from a release from:
Aileen Smith- American Society of Golf Course Architects
BOOK REVIEW: "A GIRL'S ON-COURSE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO GOLF". By Christina Ricci
Okay, so the book has a pink cover, so what. "A Girl's On-Course Survival Guide to Golf", is a smartly written, well illustrated and focused guide for a novice woman golfer. I would think that it would be part of any of the instructional literature suggested for a ladies golf school. The book is also designed so that it can easily be put in your golf bag.
The guide is scheduled for a March 4th publication date. It is published by Thomas Nelson Company
More Info at http://thomasnelson.com
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GOLF
Golf in the United States generated $76 billion in direct economic impact in 2005, according to a new study commissioned by the World Golf Foundation's GOLF 20/20 initiative. This represents a 23% increase from $62 billion five years ago. The study, the 2005 Golf Economy Report, was conducted by SRI International and is an update to a similar SRI study in 2000.
The five-year growth of approximately $14 billion represents an average annual growth rate of 4.1%. The increase primarily reflects growth in golf facility revenues, real estate and golf-related tourism.
As it did for 2000, the report identified the financial contributions from key golf segments, including golf facility operations ($28 billion); golf course capital investment ($3.6 billion); golfer supplies ($6.1 billion); tournaments, golf associations, and endorsements ($1.7 billion); and charities ($3.5 billion).
The 2005 totals represent increases over the 2000 numbers in each category, with the exception of a decline in golf course capital investment, a category that encompasses both existing facility capital investment and new golf course construction. According to the report, the decline in this category was expected and reflects a slowing rate of golf course construction as part of the market's correction to an oversupply of courses.
Of the $6.1 billion spent on golfer supplies, the largest portion was spent on equipment ($3.7 billion). Slightly more than $1.5 billion was spent on golf apparel and $925 million on magazines and books.
In addition to golf's direct revenues, the 2005 Golf Economy Report presents for the first time the direct, indirect, induced and total economic impact of golf on the U.S. economy. The report indicates that golf generated a total economic impact of $195 billion in 2005, creating approximately two million jobs with wage income of $61 billion.
Taken and edited from the NSGA Research Newsletter
Thomas B. Doyle firstname.lastname@example.org
DID YOU KNOW?
New schedules are erasing European Tour's past, as noted by Golfweek, writer Alistar Tait. Former European championships that have fallen by the wayside include: The Belgian Open, German Open, English Open, Monte Carlo and Lancôme Trophy are now but footnotes in European Tour history.
MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE-WINTER ISSUE
Our Winter issue of the Michigan Golfer has some great reading for everyone. We lead off with Susan Bairley as she prepares us for a Florida getaway, sans golf clubs. We take a sneak preview of Paul Albanese's new tract in Harris, the new Sweetgrass Golf Course. You can also get a look at the course on the video we did http://youtube.com/watch?v=oU1AbuEAHZ0 earlier this year. Our newest writer, Rob Franciosi, writes about putting his clubs away for the year and Art McCafferty writes a companion piece to the video http://youtube.com/watch?v=N1Ef64EjCSs GLSP did on the rise to international acclaim, Michigan golf architect, Tom Doak. Finally, we bring you our 4th Annual Michigan Golfer Top 10 list, a reader favorite for the past three years. Is this a great state or what? Enjoy.
GULF GOLF: THE PERFECT GETAWAY -By Susan and Paul Bairley
Videos: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UtZr93TOqIE http://youtube.com/watch?v=_7m_issYAFE
SWEETGRASS IS SWEET- By Art McCafferty
CLUB RENTALS – A PRICEY ALTERNATIVE TO PACK N' HAUL-By Susan Bairley
OPENING THE TRUNK AND CLOSING THE SEASON-By Rob Franciosi
TOM DOAK: FROM HIGH POINTE TO SEBONACK- By Art McCafferty
TERRY MOORE'S-SLICE OF LIFE-"Top 10 Predictions for 2008"
2007 MICHIGAN GOLFER TOP 10 LISTS -Compiled by Bernice Phillips and L'Anse Bannon
2008 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
2-3 Hamilton Golf & Travel Show, Hamilton, ON
16 20th Annual Frost Bite Open, Harrison, MI
22-24- 20th Anniversary West Michigan Golf Show, DeVos Center-Grand Rapids
7-9 Michigan Golf Show, Rock Financial Showplace, Novi
14-16 Lansing Golf Show, Lansing Center, Lansing
10-13 The Masters, Augusta, GA
3-4 West Michigan Best Ball, LE Kaufman GC, Grand Rapids
17-18 West Michigan Amateur, Candlestone GC, Belding
18 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, Indianwood Golf and Country Club, Lake Orion
19 City Match Play, Crystal Springs CC, Grand Rapids
29/6-1 Memorial Golf Tournament, Dublin, OH
30 U.P. Michigan Highs School Boys State Championship
30 U.P. Michigan Highs School Girls State Championship
5 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series, The Medalist, Marshall
6-7 L.P. Michigan High School Boys State Championship
9-11 Michigan Open Championship GTR (Wolverine / Bear)
12 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Polo Fields, Ann Arbor
12-13 Kent County Amateur, LE Kaufman GC, Grand Rapids
12-15 U.S. Open Torrey Pines Golf Course. La Jolla, CA.
17 Mizuno Junior Tour-Centennial Acres, Sunfield
17-21 97th Michigan Amateur The Moors Golf Club
24 Mizuno Junior Tour Grand Ledge CC, Grand Ledge
24-25 Club Car Michigan Senior Open , Bedford Valley GC
26-29 Buick Open, Warwick Hills, Grand Blanc
26-29 U.S. Women's Open, Interlachen CC, Edina, Minnesota
27 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Forest Akers -West-East Lansing
30 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Emerald GC, St. Johns
7-11 92nd Michigan Women’s Amateur Walnut Hills CC
7-8 E-Z-GO Shanty Creek Classic presented by Page & Tuttle Shanty Creek Resort (Cedar/Schuss)
8 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Eagle Crest Resort-Ypsilanti
10-13 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, Highland Meadows GC. Sylvania, OH
11 Mizuno Junior Tour-Morrison Lake CC, Saranac
12 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro Am , Crystal Mt. Resort
14-16 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Crystal Mt. Resort(Mountain Ridge)
15 Mizuno Junior Tour-Royal Scot of Lansing, Lansing
15 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series, Oakland University Golf and Learn, Rochester
18-19 Tournament of Champions Pro Am , Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
21 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Medalist, Marshall
21-23 Tournament of Champions, Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
22 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Meadows GC, Grand Valley University, Allendale
28 Mizuno Junior Tour-Willow Wood GC, Portland
28-29 Michigan PGA Sr Champ / Sr. CPC Qualifying, Forest Dunes Golf Club
28-31 30th Mi Junior State Amateur Forest Akers - West
28-8/3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
1-3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
4 Mizuno Junior Tour-College Fields GC, Okemos
7 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Golf Club of Coldwater-Coldwater
7 Mizuno Junior Tour-Forest Akers, East Lansing
7-10 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP , OAKLAND HILLS CC,
11-12 87th GAM Championship Orchard Lake CC
24 Michigan PGA Championship Pro Am Eagle Eye GC
25-27 Michigan PGA Professional Championship, Eagle Eye GC / Hawk Hollow GC,
TBA 22nd GAM Senior Championship Point O’Woods G & CC
15-18 Michigan PGA Match Play presented by Boylan Sales/ProLink, Polo Fields Golf and Country Club
19-21 Ryder Cup, Vahalla CC. Louisville, KY
28-30 21st Annual Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational
TBA GAM Chrysler Club Championship Indianwood Golf & Country Club
12 Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show Eagle Eye Golf Club
13 Fall Meeting / Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show , Eagle Eye Golf Club
17 L.P. Michigan Highs School Girls State Championship
American Association of Golf Course Architects
Golf Association of Michigan
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Michigan Section PGA
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
Michigan Golf Foundation
Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association
Michigan High School Athletic Association
Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
Michigan Women's Golf Association
National Golf Course Owners Association
National Golf Foundation
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