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March 3, 2006 Vol. 6, No. 9

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BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
http: //www.michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/baymillsopenpreview/ DESIGN YOUR OWN IRELAND GOLFING GETAWAY
Click on - http://www.sullivangolf.ie/quoteform.html
Sullivan Golf & Travel The Ireland Golf Travel Specialist

IN GAYLORD, GOLF THE NATURAL: A JERRY MATTHEWS COURSE
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
Golf Packages http://golfthenatural.com

MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW, ROCK FINANCIAL SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MARCH 10-12
Web: http://michigangolfshow.com
http://rockfinancialshowcase.com< br> Video: http://www. michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/michigangolfshow/

OTSEGO CLUB & RESORT-GAYLORD
Ski Packages
Web: http://otsegoclub.com/cwt.php
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/miskier/season_1/show9/otsegoqt.html

SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
Ski Packages
Web: http://www.shantycreek.com/snowsports/earlybuy.html
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/miskier/season_4/schuss/index.html

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__/ MGN ON THE ROAD
Lansing-Lansing Golf Show
__/ THIS WEEK ON MG TV
Crystal Mountain/Fox Hills Golf Schools-Brad Dean
MG's 2006 Golf Packages and Destinations
__/ CATHAL O'SULLIVAN TO BRING SOME SMILING IRISH EYES TO OUR MG BOOTH
__/ GLSP TO CREATE ONLINE TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AT MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
__/ MIDLAND GOLF SHOW GEARS UP FOR THIS WEEK
__/ MICHIGAN PLAYER'S TOUR SETS DATES
__/ MICHIGAN UNVEILS THE WORLD'S LARGEST GOLF FLAG
__/ TOP TEN GOLF COURSE ANIMAL NAMES
__/ WINTER EDITION OF THE MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE-NOW ONLINE
__/ 2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES

Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP

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MGN ON THE ROAD
Lansing- We attended the second of Michigan's four golf shows, the Lansing Golf Show. last week and report that it was a very nice show. The vendors, we chatted with were generally pleased with the traffic and continue to be optimistic about the coming year. Todd Smith and Laurie McCann, show administrators, were on hand to make sure that the show went smoothly. They indicated that the Novi show just had six booths left for it to be a sellout. Not bad, seeing they have 20% more space this year at their new Rock Financial Showcase digs.

At the show, Gaylord had its usual strong line up of golf destinations, with Marsh Ridge, The Natural Golf Course, Treetops, Gaylord CVB, Pine Cone Accommodations, The Otsego Club and Beaver Creek Resort on hand.

It was nice seeing fellow Milfordites, Roger Boyt, who manages Hawk Meadows and Willow Brook and Jim Dewling whose company Total Golf manages over 20 courses, at the show. Dewling has continued his path as a significant other within the Michigan golf scene. He will be a Michigan Golf Hall of Fame lock one of these years.

French Lick Resort, normally a show staple, has been shut down while they build a new casino and new golf course. Pete Dye has been hired to develop the new course, which will be utilizing the high ground around the hotel. The new casino will be located where the present course is and where they have had some serious flooding in the past. Fuzzy Zoeller is involved with the project, beating out an ownership team that was headed by "The Hick from French Lick", Larry Bird. Gaming is not new to French Lick; it thrived for a number of decades in the 20's, 30's and early 40's. To get a feel for how things were there at one time, you can click on to a series of shows we did for them entitled, "The Caddies From French Lick" at http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show3/index.html

Top 10 Booths-Random Order
Last Minute Golfer-Finally, a real powerhouse has emerged in the field of online bookings.

Stress Terminator-Golfers were standing in line for the chance to lie down in the stress eliminator beds they had on site.

Capital Cadillac- The new Cadillac cars looked great. Go GM.

Hog Heaven-The Grande GC, The Majestic at Lake Walden, Hawk Hollow GC and Eagle's Eye are holding a raffle for a Harley Davidson motorcycle that will be given away this fall. Bill Fountain, et.al. are calling their marketing ploy, "Hog Heaven." It looks like Fountain is trying to get another marketing idea into the Wall Street Journal, where he has had two appear already.

Osprey Recreation Properties-They have a great booth to hawk their one stop golf shopping. The management firm represents, Black Forest, Wilderness Valley, Manistee National, The Ridgewood and The Medalist. http://www.golfospreyonline.com/page/290-12546.htm

Rock Bottom Golf-This place was a mad house of golfers buying new equipment.

St. Ives Resort-Kevin O'Brien always has great golf fashion at their booth, this year was no exception.

Erie Construction-They did a nice job constructing the greens and apron complex for the show.

Timber Ridge- "Mama Mia that is some a spicey meatball." The Timber Ridge folks from East Lansing, had a chef serving food at their booth. It was a nice touch and was a bonus for those folks who had booths around them.

Crystal Mountain Golf School-The hitting and instruction area seemed to be crowded as usual. Michigan golfers love the opportunity to hit a few balls at these shows.

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GLSP TO CREATE ONLINE TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AT MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
The hottest shows on Michigan Golfer Television year after year are the ones that appear under our Golf Package and Golf Getaways headings. Last year, those categories attracted over 40,000 viewers. Yes, Internet television is hot, hot, hot as most recently highlighted in "Online Video Goes Mainstream, Sparking an Industry Land Grab" an article appearing in the February 21 issue of the Wall Street Journal.

To help golf properties test this new content delivery system, GLSP will create a basic two-minute online video commercial for interested clients at the Michigan Golf Show. The service, normally priced at $395, will be $295 at the show. If clients would like to have the page created on a website page that mimics their own, they would need to add another $50. The commercials will be shot the Saturday morning of the show and be online within the week .You can view some representative video we shot at the WMGS at http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/golfcoursepreviews/

Time will limit us to shoot only ten spots, so make your appointment today. For those interested in reserving a time or desire more information, contact Thad Gutowski at thad@acd.net Taping will occur from 8:30 until 10:00 A.M. on Saturday.
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THIS WEEK ON MG TV
Crystal Mountain/Fox Hills Golf Schools-Brad Dean
Brad Dean, the individual that has built the Crystal Mountain and Fox Hills Golf Schools into a Michigan powerhouse, takes some time out of his teaching at the WMGS to chat with MG reporter, Terry Moore. Dean discusses the schools' instructional philosophy, the latest trends in teaching and some of the new areas the schools are getting into.
http://michigangolfer.tv

Golf Packages and Destinations
Golf Packages and destinations are featured this week on our Michigan Travel and Michigan Golfer channels. We selected a number of vendors at the Orlando PGA Merchandise and the West Michigan Golf shows to bring our viewers an up to date look at what is happening this year. Thad Gutowski and Jennie McCafferty report on the following destinations:

Alberta Golf with Robert Gialloreto
Lakewood Shores Resort with Craig Peters
Swan Lake Resort-David Smith
Timber Ridge Golf Club with Mike Grooms
Traverse City Area Golf with John Jessup
Wallnut Creek, Indiana with Randy Ballenger
King's Challenge with Chuck Olson
Wild Bluff Golf Course with Rob Lussenhof
http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/golfcoursepreviews/

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CATHAL O'SULLIVAN TO BRING SOME SMILING IRISH EYES TO OUR MG BOOTH
With St. Patrick's Day, fast approaching, we thought we would bring some Irish talent to our Michigan Golfer booth at the Michigan Golf Show at Rock Financial Showcase. For our regular viewers of Michigan Golfer Television, you know we have been running a special series of Golfing Ireland show with Jack Berry. The series will culminate with our pre Ryder Cup show. Cathal will be part of our coverage as we chat with him about the preparations that are now going on in Ireland.
http://www.sullivangolf.ie/

Cathal, who owns Sullivan Golf & Travel, will also be able to discuss travel arrangements with people that are interested in Ireland golf.

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MICHIGAN PLAYER'S TOUR SETS DATES
The Michigan Player's Tour is now officially open for business. This year the Tour will conduct a number of 18 hole events to "get the ball rolling" and to form the framework of the full Tour. These 18 hole events (knicknamed "Tucked Pin Tuesday" events) will be staged on some of the best courses in the state, with each course set up to major championship standards. These events will be open to both male and female professionals and amateurs with a handicap of 5.0 or less. A modest purse will be available in each event, based on the number of players who enter.

The inaugural event will be held at Shepherd's Hollow G.C. in Clarkston, Michigan on June 13th, 2006. Other dates include:

July 6 Grand Traverse Resort (Bear) Acme
July 25 Thousand Oaks G.C.,
August 17 The Grande G.C, Jackson
September 5 Treetops, Gaylord
Info: http://www.michiganplayerstour.com/
More: http://www.record-eagle.com/sports.htm

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MIDLAND GOLF SHOW GEARS UP FOR THIS WEEK
The 13th annual WMPX/WMRX Radio Golf Show will be held this Saturday, March 4, at Valley Plaza for the second straight year. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. More than 50 courses from around the state will be on hand. Local courses represented are Sandy Ridge, Bucks Run in Mount Pleasant, Snowsnake (Harrison), Apple Mountain (Freeland) and Sugar Springs (Gladwin).

Taken and edited from the Midland Daily News

More
http://www.ourmidland.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16192851&BRD=2289&PAG=461&dept_id=472541&rfi=6

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MICHIGAN UNVEILS THE WORLD'S LARGEST GOLF FLAG
The World's Largest Golf Flag was raised at the Michigan Capitol Building last week. The flag was manufactured to symbolize Michigan's standing as the top golf state in the country and the vital role golf plays in Michigan's tourism economy.

The joint promotion from Travel Michigan and Citadel Broadcasting of Lansing also included a putting contest on the Capitol grounds in 30-degree weather. Measuring 5.5' high and 10' wide, the flag has been entered as a new category for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Event sponsors included Crystal Mountain Resort, Bay Mills Resort and Casino, Hawk Hollow Properties and The Michigan PGA. The flag was manufactured by St. Andrews Products through Marc Heistand and Michigan Golf Sales.

Michigan boasts over 850 public golf courses, one of the most by any state in the nation. Golf travelers contribute nearly $1 billion annually to the state's economy. Golfers and travelers may obtain more information about the Great Lakes and great golf in Michigan by visiting the Travel Michigan website at http://www.michigan.org.

Media Contact:
Tim Hygh, General Manager
Michigan Golf Network tim.hygh@citcomm.com

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TOP TEN GOLF COURSE ANIMAL NAMES
The Bear
Black Bear
Coyote
Pohlcat
The Lynx
The Jackal
The Wolverine
Moose Ridge
Elk Ridge
The Thoroughbred

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WINTER EDITION OF THE MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE-NOW ONLINE
Winter Issue 2005 Vol.23, No.4

Table of Contents
Page Article
4 Golfing Ireland, by Jason Deegan
http://www.michigangolfer.com/win05-06/win0106_4-11.pdf
Sullivan Golf & Travel
12 Michigan's Century-old Golf Courses, by Kelly Hill and Art McCafferty
http://www.michigangolfer.com/win05-06/win0106_12-17.pdf
18 Michigan Golf History, 2001-2005, by Art McCafferty
http://www.michigangolfer.com/win05-06/win0106_18-22.pdf
23 Michigan Golfer's Top 10 Lists for 2005
http://www.michigangolfer.com/win05-06/win0106_23-26.pdf
27 Michigan Golfer TV Schedule
http://www.michigangolfer.com/win05-06/win0106_27.pdf
28 Books for the Holidays
http://www.michigangolfer.com/win05-06/win0106_28-29.pdf
30 Slice of Life, by Terry Moore
http://www.michigangolfer.com/win05-06/win0106_30-31.pdf

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MICHIGAN TOURNAMENTS
http://michigangolfer. com/tournaments.html

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2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
http://michigangolfer.com/calendar.html" ASSOCIATION LINKS
American Association of Golf Course Architects
http://asgca.org
Golf Association of Michigan
http://www.gam.org/
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
http://www.gcsaa.org
Michigan Section PGA
http://www.Michigan.PGA.com
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
http://mgcoa.org
Michigan High School Athletic Association
http://www.mhsaa.com/
Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
http://migca.com
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
http://mpsga.net
National Golf Course Owners Association
http://ngcoa.org
National Golf Foundation
http://ngf.org
National High School Golf Coaches Association
http://www.nhsgca.org

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