Michigan Golf News
February 6, 2004, Vol. 4, No. 6
COUNT DOWN TO THE RYDER CUP- THE 1929 MATCH
Captains: Walter Hagen (US), George Duncan (GB)
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A crowd estimated at 10,000 turned out both days to witness Britain rally to a victory over a Walter Hagen-led team. After trailing 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 in the opening-day foursomes, the hosts displayed outstanding play in the singles at Moortown Golf Club. The Matches marked the debut of Henry Cotton, a 22-year-old who would eventually go on to win three British Open titles. And, it was a case of generosity by Hagen that may have cost the U.S. a victory. Hagen elected to let all his players have at least one match, while British Captain George Duncan played eight and had Percy Alliss and Stewart Burns on the sidelines. In one of the most stunning matches of any Ryder Cup competition, Duncan routed Hagen, 10 and 8. Meanwhile, Britain's Archie Compston sailed past Gene Sarazen, 6 and 4, and 22-year-old Henry Cotton downed Al Watrous, 4 and 3, to secure the Ryder Cup trophy.
Taken and Edited from The Ryder Cup-The Official Site by IBM
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-"A TRIBUTE TO JACK SAYLOR" AND "THE HAIG AND THE 1929 RYDER CUP"
THE MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
The Michigan Golfer Television Show managed to combine some words, a number of photos and some music to pay our respects to the late and great Jack Saylor. Special thanks goes to Mrs. Saylor for the photos, some quotes by Free Press writer Jo Ann Barnas and music by the AYU. We hope you enjoy our Tribute.
THE HAIG REMEMBERS HIS 1929 RYDER CUP
Bill Shelton interviews "The Haig" in the second show of the Michigan Golfer Television Show series on the Ryder Cup. In this segment Bill and The Haig discuss the the 1929 match at Moortown and the thumping they got from the British.
WEST MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW OPENS TODAY
Carol Altman seems about as ready as you can get for the WMGS and their new digs.
Thousands of hibernating golfers will emerge from their dens this weekend, drop their TV remotes, and happily make their way to the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids in search of a better golf game, a new driver, a golf vacation and even $25,000 in cash. The 16th annual West Michigan Golf Show opens its door at 4 PM Friday, Feb. 6 and ends at 5 PM Sunday, the 8th. Along with hundreds of booths representing every facet of the golf industry from state and sunbelt courses, resorts, equipment, apparel and golf schools---the Show will feature an indoor, fully landscaped golf hole at the Huntington Bank Par 3 Challenge. Here one lucky shotmaker holing an ace will pocket $25,000.
Hours for the Show are: 4 PM 9 PM on Friday, Feb. 6; 10 AM 7PM on Saturday, Feb. 7; and 10 AM 5 PM on Sunday, Feb. 8. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-14, and children 5 and under are free. Sponsors of the show are Huntington Bank, 2nd Swing, Crystal Mountain, Golf Association of Michigan, and Titleist. The show is produced by ShowSpan. Inc of Grand Rapids, MI.
Taken and edited from a WMGS press release.
For more information, call 1-800-328-6550 or visit http://www.westmichigangolfshow.com
THE MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE MAGAZINE -THE GOLF SHOW ISSUE
NOW ONLINE AT http://michigangolfer.com
Jack Saylor: The Piano Man
by Lanse Bannon
A defining voice has left us in the world of golf. We will look back at Jack's life in a video essay.http://michigangolfer.tv
By Mike Shiels
Mike Shiels, needing a break from his just published Arthur Hills golf book, took a trip to Alabama for some gulf golf. Mike, one of Michigan's great golf writers, gives us his thoughts on what awaits Michigan golfers.
Falling Rounds, Rising Optimism
By Lisa Dypka
Yes, the rounds have been down, but Lisa finds some light at the bottow of the cup.
Scotty Bowman: Golf is Nothing More than a Round Puck
by John Wukovitz
While golf may not have been Scotty Bowman's first love, it is right up there with a short handed Red Wing goal for his retirement years. John Wukovitz, fresh off counting his money from his latest book, "Pacific Alamo", brings us the story.
A Sneak Preview of Greywalls
by Art McCafferty
A number of Michigan golf courses have some views that you never forget. The new Greywalls Golf Course in Marquette is one of them. We bring you a taste of what is to come.
Global Warming and Winter Golf
By Peter Allen and Jerry Bahr
As the snow line continues to retreat North each year, the opportunity for winter golf increases. Peter Allen and Jerry Bahr, a couple of Michigan snow birds let us in on what they have experienced.
Slice of Life
By Terry Moore
Terry continues his popular column as we begin the new year.
That and more from the Michigan Golfer Online Magazine now appearing on computer screens everywhere. http://michigangolfer.com
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN GOLF SCHOOL AT FOX HILLS
The nationally recognized golf schools of Crystal Mountain have set up shop at Fox Hills. The same award-winning instruction that made Crystal Mountain Golf School one of the top 25 in the United States is now available within an easy drive of Detroit. For Information, visit http://www.foxhills.com/school.html
Taken and edited from Fox Hills newletter.
THE 19TH HOLE-THE NATURAL LAWS OF GOLF-PART I
1. If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age.
2. The game of golf is 90% mental and 10% mental.
3. Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.
4. When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again..
5. Any change works for a maximum of three holes - - or at a minimum of not at all.
6. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.
7. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.
8. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.
9. If you're afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up, or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.
10. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing.
11. The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other errors.
12. If it ain't broke, try changing your grip.
13. Golfers who claim they don't cheat, also lie.
14. Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot.
15. A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponent's luck.
16. It's surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you lie 8.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jim McIntyre of Knorr Marketing
SAY WHAT?-THE LEE TREVINO INTERVIEW
by Phil Stambaugvh
What is your favorite golf course?
Everyone thinks it is probably one that I have won a major championship on, but it is not. It is Cypress Point Golf Club near Pebble Beach. I have always said that if they wanted to put a ball and chain on me at that place, I would be quite content to never want to leave.
What is the best shot of your career?
I think it was in the Dunlop Masters in Woburn, England. I was trailing by one stroke coming to the last hole and hit a 3-wood shot 253 yards to within two inches of the hole. I ended up winning the tournament.
What is your favorite sports team?
Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but I guess I have always pulled for the Chicago Cubs. I enjoy watching them play, and maybe they will win it all here soon.
What was your first car?
I had a 1949 powder-blue Ford with a flat-eight engine. I paid $100 for it.
Now I drive a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban. I have got 62,000 miles on it. My wife wants me to buy another one, but this is my baby. I call it my school bus.
What is the oldest thing in your golf bag.?
Probably, my putter. I use an Arnold Palmer putter that was probably built back in 1954.
Who is the most famous person you have ever played golf with?
I have played golf with three U.S. presidents, but I guess the most interesting guy I have ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco. I went over there on a trip with Butch Harmon back in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I have never been that nervous in my life. I was in a strange country, and he had his own nine-hole course. The King came out of the palace, and I did not know what to do. Everyone was kissing his hands, but I wasn't not going to do that.
What is your worst fear?
I am not scared of very much. My wife, I guess. I have been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years. I have traveled the world and been about everywhere you can imagine. There is not anything I am scared of except my wife.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Brian Kemp for sharing this interview with us. Brian is the Executive Director of the Farmers Charity Classic. The Farmers Charity Classic will be played at Egypt Valley CC from May 3rd 6.
NICKING ENDOWS MIDNIGHT GOLF
Jack and Barbara Nicking donated $5,000 to the Midnight Golf Program administered by the Michigan PGA.
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GOLF QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"It was giamongous." MGTV's Vanessa Bell's impression of her first PGA Merchandise Show.
GOLF CALENDAR 2004
02/06-8 West Michigan Golf Show, DeVos Place
02/13-15 London Golf and Travel Expo at the Western Fair Event Centre
03/05-07 12th Annual Michigan Golf Show- Novi Expo
03/13 Midland Golf Show WMPX/WMRX
03/19-21 6th Annual Lansing Golf Show- Lansing
03/19-21 Chicago Golf Show
05/22-24 Girls Golf MHSAA Regionals -- L.P. -- May 20, 21, 22 or 24 U.P.
05/31-06/06 Farmers Charity Classic, Egypt Valley CC, Ada
06/04-6 Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic, Ann Arbor
06/04-5 Girls Golf MHSAA Finals -- L.P. -- June 4-5; U.P.
06/22-26 Michigan Amateur-Grosse Ile G&CC
06/25-27 2004 Michigan Open-Pro Am-Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
06/28-07/01 Detroit Newspapers Michigan Open Championship, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.
06/28-30 Michigan Girls Jr. Amateur-Midland CC
06/27-07/02 5th Annual Great Lakes Junior Masters Golf Championship, Shanty Creek Resort
07/05-11 Ford Senior Players Championship TPC of Michigan Dearborn
07/15-18 Detroit Newspapers Tournament of Champions-Pro Am-Boyne Mountain and Bay Harbor
07/23-28 Michigan PGA Womens's Open Pro-Am and Tournament 2004, Crystal Mountain Resort
07/26-08/01 Buick Open, Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc,
08/9-10 GAM Championship,Plum Hollow CC
08/16-17 GAM Women’s Championship, Owosso CC
08/20-23 PGA Championship Pro Am-Shanty Creek
08/23-29 Bay Mills Open Player Championship,Wild Bluff GC - Brimley
08/30-31 GAM Women’s Senior Amateur, Mt. Pleasant CC
09/8-9 GAM Senior Amateur, Belvedere GC
09/11-12 Michigan Net Amateur, The Loon
09/14-19 The Ryder Cup -Oakland Hills CC
09/15 The Ryder Cup Captains Challenge, Detroit Golf Club
09/16 The Ryder Cup Champions Invitational, Oakland University
09/25-26 Atlas Trophy Matches (Men & Women), Yarrow GC
09/28 GAM Tournament of Champions Egypt Valley CC
10/07-9 Boys Golf Regionals -- October 7, 8 or 9
10/15-16 Boys Gol MHSAA Finals -- October 15-16
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