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February 13, 2004, Vol. 4, No. 7



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__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION- "VANESSA BELL REPORTS ON THE PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW"and"THE HAIG AND THE 1931 RYDER CUP MATCH"
__/ 2004 PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW REPORT-by Terry Moore
__/ LONDON GOLF AND TRAVEL EXPO OPENS THIS WEEKEND
__/ COUNT DOWN TO THE RYDER CUP- THE 1931 MATCH
__/ MICHIGAN HALL OF FAME NOMINEES-Jack Berry
__/ THE MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE MAGAZINE -THE GOLF SHOW ISSUE
__/ NAMES NOT THE SAME -MWGA IS THE NEW HANDLE
__/ MISSISSIPPI GOLF GETS TORONTO INK
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
__/ THE 19TH HOLE-THE NATURAL LAWS OF GOLF-Part II-Jim McIntyre (A Must Read)
__/ NORM SINCLAIR IS ON THE MEND AFTER SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
__/ TIGER WOODS RETURNS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BUICK SCRAMBLE
__/ QUOTE OF THE WEEK
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS



MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-"VANESSA BELL REPORTS ON THE PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW" AND "THE HAIG REMEMBERS HIS 1931 RYDER CUP"

VANESSA BELL REPORTS ON THE PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW
Vanessa Bell, our Michigan Golfer reporter, took measure of this year's PGA Merchandise Show and brings back a report of fashion, new products and an overall feel for this years's show.http://michigangolfer.tv

THE HAIG REMEMBERS HIS 1931 RYDER CUP
Bill Shelton interviews "The Haig" in the third show of the Michigan Golfer Television Show series on the Ryder Cup. In this segment Bill and The Haig discuss the the 1931 match at Scioto CC in Columbus, Ohio. Here The Haig led team won easily, 9-3. http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/ryder/index.html




2004 PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW REPORT
by Terry Moore

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the rumors of the PGA Merchandise Show's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Going to the show for over 20 years, I've always benefited from it in one way or another. This year was no different and the show seemed sound to me. Sure, some of the major manufacturers, claiming valid cost considerations and alternative sales approaches, have pulled out of the show. But remaining are still hundreds of companies that interact with tens of thousands of golf industry attendees and scores of media reps. As I argued last year, if there weren't a trade show like the PGA Merchandise Show, industry VIPs would be clamoring for it. Where is the golf industry going to get such media attention and focus in the dead of winter than at a gathering such as in Orlando? Now that's not to say that certain companies aren't justified in paring back from the days of million dollar exhibits, lavish parties, and overblown product introductions. But no one placed a gun at their heads to spend such sums in the first place. And no one forced anyone to spend $280 a night at the Peabody Hotel either. Some of this was done when the golf industry was as its peak, a la the dotcom era, in terms of popularity and robust sales. So in today's tough economic climate, it only makes sense to tighten one's belt, spend frugally, and present one's product in the most efficient manner. But to say that the Merchandise Show no longer serves a worthwhile and profitable purpose is short-sighted at best and pure poppycock at worst. Often these claims originate from companies who no longer exhibit or from individuals who no longer attend the show. If they were in attendance they would be noticing the many strong elements of the show. For example:

Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Center was a huge success. For those not there, picture a 360-degree practice facility completely surrounded by hitting bays, colorful tents, and product displays by more than 40 companies. Ironically, such a set-up is how the PGA Show started more than half-century ago: with simple tents in a parking lot in Dunedin, FL, back in 1954. Now one of the most popular and most useful additions to the show harks back to those roots. In spite of a sore back (more on that later), I relished the chance to see and to try out some of the latest equipment on the market. In particular and in no special order, I liked the new Ovation fairway woods from Adams and its new Idea AI Pro Hybrid Irons; the new MacGregor V-Foil driver; the Wilson Deep Red II Maxx driver; Mizuno MP-001 driver; Hogan's new Hybrid H iron; Nike's Slingshot irons; Cleveland's CG wedges; and Callaway's ERC Fusion driver. I did find it odd that such companies as Wilson and Adams didn't have product exhibits per se at the Convention Center yet qualified somehow to be at the popular Demo Day. As a result, they can save thousands of dollars by not exhibiting at the Convention Center while participating cost-effectively at Orange County. Why wouldn‚t Taylor Made and Titleist do the same next year? Anyway, Demo Day is one of best innovations by Reed Expositions and it should be applauded. One suggestion to Reed: find some way to have The Golf Channel come onboard as a major sponsor or media partner of the entire PGA Show so it might devote őround the clock coverage. (Oh yes, thanks to ThermaCare for the sample heat wraps. A super product for aching backs.)

Equipment Testing Center at the Convention Center: Reed smartly used space to allow 45 hitting bays (an indoor version of Demo Day) inside the show. As someone familiar with our state's golf shows and how popular hitting nets have been for consumers, this was another long overdue addition in Orlando. And it always seemed busy to me.

New Product Center: Started last year, this area sets aside table-top displays for hundreds of new products and gadgets in one confined location, making it an ideal and convenient one-stop browsing area. Personally, nothing really caught my fancy here but there were loads of products. I did note a new odd-shaped (hollow ring) practice ball called "BirdieBall" that claims to spin like a golf ball, offers true flight, and yet is safe and convenient and ideal for indoors. Flies about 40 yards. I also picked up a flyer on "Swing-Tempo," an electronic training device that will measure and retain your optimal tempo. On the brochure, it listed a number of pros' tempos. Question: who do you think had the slowest tempo listed of men and women? Time's up. Answer: Se Ri Pak at 6.47 seconds. Jim Furyk was next at 6.45 seconds. My swing "mentor", Nick Price, came in last at 4.26 secs.

Play Golf America Press Conference: The PGA of America announced a number of initiatives under its new "Play Golf America" banner. Most of the leading golf organizations are allied to the effort which is wisely aimed at growing the game via adult golfers and via more rounds played. A mammoth media campaign worth over $8 million will tout the efforts. Also, in Orlando it was announced that three Play Golf America Demo Day events will be staged in the U.S. this spring, including one held on May 22 around Detroit. The Demo Day will offer golfers clinics, lessons, skill challenges and contests and the chance to demo the latest in equipment. Once again, consider the success of Orange County Demo Day, enlarge the concept, and then translate that to the consumer market. Bravo!

Product Introduction Press Conferences: Given my aching back, the best product introduction and press conference for me was Ogio's, the innovative golf bag company. As a way to tout its new Schling carrying system on its carry bags, Ogio invited guests to swap their valises and/or brief cases (which they shipped back to the guests after the show) for one of Ogio's work series notebook cases with the patented Schling strap. Wow! What a difference. The Schling one-ups the advantages of the double strap bag system by having the molded plastic and padded Schling wrap around one's shoulders falling directly behind one‚s back, gently and with its minimal pressure points resting on the skeletal structure of the body. Sound confusing? Well, try it out and see what I mean. The work series valise is also an ideal carry-on bag for airport use since the bag sits behind one's back when walking down narrow airplane aisles. This Schling is featured on the Ogio's carry bags series too. Other nifty innovations by Ogio include its Zipperless Ball Pocket; its Rapid Access Incline Lock for better cart usage; and its WOODE club arrangement system with its clever zipperless rain cover. This company is doing very good and inventive work and best yet, it hails from the USA in Bluffdale, Utah.

So for me, the 2004 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando was again most worthwhile in terms of news and product information. Besides, I got the chance to interact with old friends and business contacts. I was at the show on both Thursday and Friday and I thought the attendance, especially on Friday, was very good. Those who stayed home and wrote the show's obituary don't know what they missed.

Oh yes, one more thing about the Show. Without it, how is one going to justify playing some much needed golf in Orlando after enduring the rigors of winter? Bad back and all, I enjoyed walking the fairways and greens of Championsgate (the links side) by Greg Norman, the Reunion (excellent conditions) by Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer and Grand Pines (nice re-do) by Steve Smyers. Gee, I felt like some Tour caddie calibrating the yardages before a big tourney. Oh well, maybe next year I'll even play.



LONDON GOLF AND TRAVEL EXPO
Claudio Demarchi, of the London Golf and Travel Expo, once again has lined up an impressive number of vendors from Michigan, Ontario and warm weather destinations for show goers. Always a solid show, it heralds the start of the serious golfer thinking of spring or that quick vacation getaway before the snow and ice melt. For those that have not been there, you might check out the show we did last year. Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show5/index.html
Friday, February 13
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 14
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 15
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Western Fair Event Centre
900 King Street
London, Ontario, Canada
Web: http://golf-show.com/



COUNT DOWN TO THE RYDER CUP- THE 1931 MATCH
1931 Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/ryder/index.html
Captains: Walter Hagen (US), Charles Whitcombe (GB)
USA 9GB 3

The Ryder Cup shifted to the Donald Ross layout at the Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Captained once again by "The Haig" gained an easy 9-3 win over Britain. The match, was tainted somewhat by the ruling from the "Deed of Trust that declared that all members of both teams must be natives of, and resident in, the country they represented." This knocked out the Brits Percy Alliss who "was attached to the Wansee Club in Berlin (though he moved back to England later that year with his wife and son, Peter) and Aubrey Boomer who "was a member at both St. Cloud in Paris and the Royal Golf Club in Belgium. Henry Cotton was sidelined because he preferred to remain in the U.S."

"The Haig" acquited himself nicely by teaming with Denny Shute for a 10-9 foursomes win and also beat Charles Whitcombe, 4-3.

*Our information source and quotes for this series are taken from:
The Ryder Cup Series- The Official Site by IBM
http://2002.rydercup.com/europe/history/pastwinners31.html



MICHIGAN HALL OF FAME NOMINEES
Submitted by Jack Berry

It's election time in golf as well as politics and there are 10 candidates in the "primary" for the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

Electors will choose between Mary Jane Anderson-Hiestand, Ray Bolo, Elaine Crosby, Jerry Matthews, Dan Pohl, Jeff Roth, Jack Saylor, Darl Scott, Lloyd Syron and Jack Van Ess. Five will be elected. The induction will be May 16 at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion.

Anderson-Hiestand, formerly of Clarkston, is three-time Michigan Women's Amateur champion, three-timer Mid-Amateur champion, three-time Golf Association of Michigan Player of the Year and was voted Woman Player of the Decade in 2000 by the GAM.

Bolo was head professional at Western Golf and Country Club for 37 years, won the Michigan Senior PGA Championship four times, played in six Buick Opens and the National Club Professional Championship four times.

Crosby didn't begin playing golf until she was 20 and at the University of Michigan. She won the Michigan Women's Amateur then turned professional and won a Futures Tour event in 1984 and joined the LPGA Tour in 1985 and played it for 15 years. Jackson native Crosby won twice, was runnerup seven times and was so well-regarded by her peers that she was elected president of the LPGA in 1994. Crosby also heads a women only golf school at Crystal Mountain Resort.

Jerry Matthews is the second generation of Michigan's leading golf course architecture family. He broke in working for his father, Bruce, at Green Ridge Country Club in Grand Rapids, earned a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture and bachelor's and master's degrees in urban planning at Michigan State. Matthews worked with his father from 1960-85 and they designed and remodeled more than 100 courses in the state and since forming his own firm, Matthews has designed nearly 100 courses including Bucks Run, St. Ives, Elk Ridge, Timber Ridge, The Majestic and Twin Lakes.

Dan Pohl has been the top Michiganian on the PGA Tour since Dave and Mike Hill. The Mt. Pleasant native won the Colonial National Invitational in a playoff with Payne Stewart, won the NEC World Series of Golf at Firestone Country Club, lost the 1982 Masters to Craig Stadler in a playoff and the 1985 Greater Hartford Open to Phil Blackmar in a playoff. Despite undergoing surgeries on both knees, his back and neck, Pohl had 70 top ten finishes in his 421 Tour starts and made the cut in 300 of them. Pohl won the 1975 and 1977 Michigan Amateurs.

Jeff Roth, professional at Knollwood Country Club, has won 10 Michigan PGA "majors" including four PGA championships and a Michigan Open, has played on two PGA Cup teams against Europe and won the last four holes of the final match in 1996 at Gleneagles, Scotland, enabling the U.S. to retain the Cup. Roth won the National Club Professional Championship in 1993, was runnerup in 1987 and third in 1996. He shot a no bogey 67-65-66 to win the 2001 Michigan PGA title by nine shots.

Jack Saylor covered golf for the Detroit Free Press for 42 years and was noted for his humorous leads. When he once covered the British Open at Muirfield, Scotland, he wrote: "What a golfer really needs by the Firth of Forth is a fifth." And when Keith Clearwater rallied after a bad round, Saylor wrote: "A third round 66 gave credence to Clearwater's revival." While he covered all sports during his career, golf was his favorite, especially playing the game even though he grumbled so constantly his fellow writers and playing companions would bet on when he'd utter his first grumble. Saylor passed away in 2003.

Darl Scott was patriarch of the Scott family which owns and operates five popular courses in the Battle Creek-Kalamazoo area including Bedford Valley, Stonehedge North and South and Gull Lake View East and West. Scott was a lifelong member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and helped organize the West Michigan Superintendents Association. Scott passed away in 1999.

Lloyd Syron won the 1957 Michigan Amateur and has spent most of his life in the family firm Pontiac Country Club which long has been known as one of the state's finest public courses and supporters of the Michigan Publinx Golf Association. The Syron Memorial Tournament, named in honor of Lloyd's father who owned the course, is held over the Fourth of July weekend and has been the most popular statewide stroke play tournament which is open to private club players as well as publinxers.

Jack Van Ess of Grand Rapids could have won many more tournaments than he did but for keeping a promise he made to his mother when he was young. She didn‚t approve of golf and felt the place to be on Sunday was church. Jack promised her he'd never play on Sunday and he didn't. Nevertheless, he dominated tournaments that were played during the week or ended on Saturday. He won the Green Ridge/ Egypt Valley club championship 10 times, qualified for 10 U.S. Amateurs and won numerous national senior tournaments.

*Note The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame golf outing will take place at Indianwood on May 16. http://michigan-golf-foundation.com For those that would like additional information on the HOF check out the show we did on Michigan Golfer Television http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show9/index.html


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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

Alabama Bound
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 bottom 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.

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.

The Top Ten Stories of 2004
by Staff
Passing of Jack Saylor
Jack Saylor of loud pants, Rube Goldberg swing and deft hands at a piano keyboard, left us after a year of poor health. He was one of the top golf quills in Michigan and left a legacy of intelligent writing behind him.
*See "A Tribute to Jack Saylor" on http://michigangolfer.tv

Michelle Wie Plays in Bay Mills Open Canadian Tour
The media tent at Bay Mills Open Canadian Tour was crowded and abuzz about the tournament appearance of Michelle Wie, the 13-year-old Hawaiian phenomenon.. While she did not make the cut, she made enough of an impression to give her many fans a glimpse f what should be a bright professional future.
*See related Video at http://baymillsopen.com

Captains Courageous at Oakland Hills
Captains Langer and Sutton visited the revered Oakland Hills CC to promote the upcoming Ryder Cup. The eyes of the world will once more be focused on the Oakland Hills North and South courses that have been worked on by the likes of architects Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones and Arthur Hills.

Michigan Architect Tom Doak on the Path to Becoming World Renown
Tom Doak, one of a number of superb Michigan based golf architects, has begun his foray into a body of work that will propel him into the stature of an internationally renowned golf architect. Fresh off his award winning work at Pacific Dunes, Tom now finds himself designing courses in New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania.

Tiger Defends at the Buick Open
Happiness was having Tiger as defending champion of your tournament. His appearance this year brought out the sponsors, the galleries and the media. While Tiger did not win here this year, he still won enough tournaments to become PGA Player of the Year. The Buick sponsorship has produced a feeling that Tiger has a little Michigan in him.

"The Big Break" Debuts at Treetops Resort
The Golf Channel's first reality show had a decidedly Michigan bent to it as Rich Smith and Treetops Resort provided the hosting and location of the program. Also, Anthony Sorentino, the unabashed golfer from Rochester Hills, finished second in the tournament but first in attitude.

Stacy Snider Wins the Tournament of Champions at Boyne
In the Year of the Woman Golfer, Stacy Snider put the Michigan exclamation point on it by becoming the first female to win the 54-hole, $100,000 Michigan PGA of Champions. Her payoff was a check for $17,250 and a legion of new admirers.

Michigan Amateur Returns to Belvedere CC
The Michigan Amateur returned to its roots this year. The Belvedere CC in Charlevoix, which had hosted the tournament on many occasions in the past, had a substantial make over in the past few years. This among other reasons brought Michigan!=s most famous amateur event back to it storied roots.

Fox Hills Rakes in the Accolades
The year started out, by the Fox Hills folks being awarded the national course of the year by the NGCOA (National Golf Course Owners Association). It concluded by Kathy Dul Aznavorian, Sandy Dul Miley and their mother, grabbing a host of awards from the MGCOA. Architects Ray Hearn and Paul Albanese, also took their share of bows for the design of the award winning Strategic Fox.

Lights, Camera, Action-Michigan Golf on Television
Television cameras were all over Michigan this year. Network television carried The Buick Open, Farmers Charity Classic and the Ford Senior Players Championship. The Golf Channel stepped up to the tee, by telecasting The Bay Mills Open Canadian Tour and "The Big Break". ESPN was on hand to capture the action at the Tylenol Par Three Shootout. Finally, The Michigan Golfer televised, the 101st Western Amateur, The Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Classic, The Fifth Third Bank Michigan Women's Open, The Haig Tournament, Jeff Daniel's Comedy Golf Jam, and the Bay Mills Open Canadian Tour to a worldwide audience on the Internet.


*Note-Last week,some of our readers had trouble loading the Michigan Golfer. They no doubt were using earlier editions of Acrobat. The Revised pdf file we put up Tuesday will work with older Acrobat readers as well as current versions of Acrobat. We hope this helps. Editor

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THE 19TH HOLE-THE NATURAL LAWS OF GOLF -PART II

17. Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.

18. Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

19. It's not a gimme if you're still away.

20. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.

21. There are two kinds of bounces: unfair bounces, and bounces just the way you meant to play it.

22. You can hit a 2-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a 2-inch branch 90% of the time.

23. Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.

24. If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard.

25. To calculate the speed of a player's downswing, multiply the speed of his backswing by his handicap. Example: backswing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing 300mph.

26. There are two things you can learn by stopping your backswing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.

27. Hazards attract; fairways repel.

28. You can put "draw" on the ball, you can put "fade" on the ball, but no golfer can put "straight" on the ball.

29. A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.

30. If there is a ball in the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker.

31. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.

32. Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it.

Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jim McIntyre of Knorr Marketing
http://knorrmarketing.com



NORM SINCLAIR IS ON THE MEND AFTER SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Norm Sinclair, of the Detroit News, and a contributor to the Michigan Golfer recently had surgery and is back on his feet. We are happy you are on the mend and that the surgery was successful.



MISSISSIPPI GOLF GETS TORONTO INK
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Division of Tourism today announced the state has been named the "Favorite Travel Destination of the Year" by readers of the Toronto Sun in its 3rd Annual Golfers' Choice awards.

Sun readers cited Mississippi's Magnolia Golf Trail as a value-laden option that makes easy planning trips to this burgeoning golf destination. They also appreciated the state's many other attractions which made time away from the golf courses fun, including Mississippi's many resort casinos, its beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and its music, food and architecture.
A free Golf Mississippi Travel Guide and more information is available by calling 866.801.8551 or visiting http://www.golfmississippi.org.



TIGER WOODS RETURNS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BUICK SCRAMBLE
Buick recently announced that Tiger Woods will continue as honorary chairman of the Buick Scramble for the 2004 season. As honorary chairman, Woods is scheduled to appear at the Buick Scramble National Championships in Orlando on October 10 to present the trophies to the winning teams.

The Buick Scramble National Championships, taking place Oct. 7-10, will return to the Orlando area, with Grande Lakes Resort serving as the tournament headquarters for a second consecutive season. The national championships will take place on six Orlando-area golf courses, including the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes Orlando, which hosted the 2003 Buick Scramble National Championships. Woods was on-hand at the Ritz-Carlton GC for the national championships in 2003, conducting a clinic for Buick dealers and presenting the trophies to the national champions.

Al Abrams (212) 367-4527
Jeremy Friedman (212) 367-4522
Buick Scramble Communications



GOLF QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Arnie has more people watching him park the car than we do out on the course." Lee Trevino



MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
Golf Association of Michigan
http://www.gam.org
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
http://mgcoa.org
Michigan PGA
http://michigan.pga.com
Michigan Women's Golf Association, MWGA
http://www.mwgolf.org
Michigan State Amateur Golf Association
Dick Loring-skillplay@aol.com

Upper Peninsula Golf Association
http://upga.org



GOLF CALENDAR 2004

FEBRUARY
02/06-8 West Michigan Golf Show, DeVos Place
http://showspan.com
02/13-15 London Golf and Travel Expo at the Western Fair Event Centre
Web: http://golf-show.com
Video http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show5/index.html

MARCH
03/05-07 12th Annual Michigan Golf Show- Novi Expo
Web: http://michigangolfshow.com
03/13 Midland Golf Show WMPX/WMRX
03/19-21 6th Annual Lansing Golf Show- Lansing
http://michigangolfshow.com
03/19-21 Chicago Golf Show
http://chicagogolfshow.com

MAY
05/16 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame-Indianwood
http://michigan-golf-foundation.com
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
http://farmerscharityclassic.com

JUNE
06/04-6 Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic, Ann Arbor
http://futurestour.com/2004/AnnArbor.html
06/04-5 Girls Golf MHSAA Finals -- L.P. -- June 4-5; U.P.
http://www.mhsaa.com/
06/22-26 Michigan Amateur-Grosse Ile G&CC
http://gam.org
06/25-27 2004 Michigan Open-Pro Am-Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
http://michigangolftour.com
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

JULY
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
http://michigangolftour.com
07/23-28 Michigan PGA Womens's Open Pro-Am and Tournament 2004, Crystal Mountain Resort
http://crystalmountain.com
07/26-08/01 Buick Open, Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc,

AUGUST
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
http://michigangolftour.com
08/23-29 Bay Mills Open Player Championship,Wild Bluff GC - Brimley
http://baymillsopen.com
08/30-31 GAM Women‚s Senior Amateur, Mt. Pleasant CC

SEPTEMBER
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
http://rydercup.com
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

OCTOBER
10/07-9 Boys Golf Regionals -- October 7, 8 or 9
10/15-16 Boys Gol MHSAA Finals -- October 15-16
http://www.mhsaa.com/





Tour and Association Calendars

Associations
Golf Association of Michigan http://www.gam.org/champ/schedule.cgi
Michigan Section PGA http://www.Michigan.PGA.com
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association http://mgcoa.org
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America http://www.gcsaa.org Shanty Creek http://www.shantycreek.com/calendar.html

Tours
Canadian Tour- http://www.cantour.com
European Tour- http://www.europeantour.com
Hooters Tour- http://www.ngahooterstour.com
Futures Tour- http://www.futurestour.com
PGA-- http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/pgatour.html

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