Michigan Golf News
April 25, 2008 - Vol. 8, No. 17
THE NATURAL / MARSH RIDGE: CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF GREAT GOLF-JOIN US IN 2008
Double Play Golf Packages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvHhaw1rCS0
The Natural Golf Course: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
TREETOPS RESORT http://treetops.com
Rick Smith Golf Academy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGY7_h-0Fpc
Treetops Ladies Golf School http://youtube.com/watch?v=aLbT63A6QkE
Golf Packages http://www.treetops.com/index.php?method=golf&subpage=golfpackages
Golf Preview with Kevin McKinley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
OSPREY GOLF-2008 RATES AND PACKAGES
"WE ARE MICHIGAN GOLF"
Black Forest & Wilderness Valley, Gaylord http://youtube.com/watch?v=PH6nRXCKgnA
Manistee National, Manistee http://youtube.com/watch?v=qFl7636RXCo
Medlaist GC, Marshal http://youtube.com/watch?v=FBmrh_vozzA
Otsego Club-The Tribute and Classic, Gaylord http://www.otsegoclub.com/allpackages.php
Ridgeview GC, Kalamazoo http://youtube.com/watch?v=QLDpexEh84Q
The Natural http://glsp.com/natural/
True North http://glsp.com/true_north/
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__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
Boston- The Country Club
Grand Rapids - Driving Michigan Tourism
__/ WEST COAST REPORT…Terry Moore
__/ TICKETS AND TEE TIMES STILL AVAILABLE FOR HALL OF FAME OUTING
__/ MSU HOSTS BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND
__/ UNDER ARMOUR, SEGWAYS AND SPEED DATING: , BRIDGES TO GEN X/Y?
__/ MAY 2008 IS PGA FREE LESSON MONTH
__/ THE VAULT OAKLAND HILLS' GREENS:WHERE THE GAME BEGINS: By Jack Berry
__/ THE INN AT BAY HARBOR EARNS, GOLF MAGAZINE SILVER MEDAL STATUS
__/ TOP 10 MICHIGAN OPEN CHAMPIONS
__/ PARDON HIS INTERRUPTION- EMAIL FROM JACK BERRY
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ HELP DESK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ supplied by Jim Neff
Edited by Art McCafferty
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MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
Boston- We were in town covering the Boston Marathon for our sister publication, The Michigan Runner, and had the opportunity to stop by The Country Club for a visit. The Country Club was still in the process of waking up after a tough New England winter, and all of her cunning and beauty were yet to be displayed for the year. Nathan Ollhoff, an Assistant PGA Golf Professional that found his way here from Minnesota offered a friendly greeting as we off loaded some of our life savings in the pro shop. He spotted the Treetops logo I had on and immediately started talking about how he had caught a Rick Smith teaching session and how much he admired him. Logos work.
Brendan Walsh, the Head Golf Professional, who was on hand for America's last Ryder Cup win at The Country Club, caught up with us and welcomed us to the Club. We talked a bit about the Ryder Cup and also the history of the course and the famous U.S. Open victory of Francis Quimet over Billy Ray and Harry Vardon. We also had a chance to see the house that Quiment grew up in that is just across the road from the Club. Dave Frost captured all of this in his book, "The Greatest Game Ever Played". Walsh, said that the members and himself were a little disappointed in the screen treatment, in that it manufactured a love story that was not part of the lore. Given that, he thought the performances of the main characters were spot on.
It was Patriots Day in Massachusetts and everyone was enjoying their official state holiday. There were some early golfers beginning their round on an absolutely beautiful day. Both Ollhoff and Walsh, made us feel very much at home and sharing some of their morning with us was very nice.
We had our cameras available, but since the course was still recovering from winter, we saved our video taking for another day.
Grand Rapids-Driving Michigan Tourism
Grand Rapids put on a great show for the the golf, tourism and hotel industry last week. Participants were able to see a vibrant city with building cranes floodiing the sky. Conference goers experienced Meijers Gardens, the new Art Museum and the stunning new J.W. Marriott Hotel.
Governor Granholm keynoted a luncheon and told everyone that 45 million in a one time state grant were on the way to pump up the volume for our state's tourism industry. George Zimmerman, V.P. for Travel Michigan, was all smiles as he now has some serious dollars to work with. You can catch an interview we had with him at http://youtube.com/watch?v=3J1n78wmfgY
Some major golf initiatives are going on with the Gaylord Golf Mecca, America's Summer Golf Capital. As reported last week, they are working with both Golfpac and GolfSwitch. Kate Moore also indicated that the MGCOA will be in partnership with Travel Michigan, in driving traffic to and from the state's award winning website. This year, golfers will be able to book teetimes online with part of the monies being put back into promoting Michigan golf. There were some details to be worked out and a release will be out soon detailing all of this. The MGCOA continues their impressive leadership in this state and has proved to be an important voice, nationally as well.
WEST COAST REPORT…Terry Moore
Greg Johnson of the Grand Rapids Press made a “good call” when he persuaded his sports editor to send him to Orlando last week to cover the LPGA’s $2.6 million Ginn Open. Lorena Ochoa won the event—her fourth consecutive victory—but the local sports angle was the nice finish by Grand Rapids native Allison Fouch. Playing in her first season on the LPGA circuit after earning her card via the Futures Tour, Fouch fired rounds of 68-72-76-68 -- a four-under par 284 total, good for a tie for 25th place. A Michigan State grad and a two-time Futures Tour winner, Fouch earned $20,603, the biggest check of her promising career. As quoted by Johnson, Fouch said, "I’m making progress and I’m learning about myself. I also know I can play better." Fouch now has earned $51,641 for the season, 59th on the money list. She’ll play the next four weeks including this week’s Stanford International Pro-Am in Miami, FL. Fouch’s instructor is Buddy Whitten, the former Director of Golf at Blythefield CC, now based in Pensacola, FL.
Grand Rapids meteorologist and TV-8’s Bill Steffen is one of the best weather watchers in the state. A former Evans Scholar, Steffen writes a nifty blog for TV-8 that’s also published a day later in the Grand Rapids Press. The other day he noted Grand Rapids had “sixth straight days of temperatures in the 70s.” He also noted the amount of sunshine in the past week for GR was more than double the minutes of sunshine seen in all of December! All of this is good news for area courses which count on favorable April weather to get their season kick-started.
Steffen also reported 22 aftershocks have been recorded since last week’s earthquake in southeast Illinois that was also felt as far north as Upper Michigan. In fact, last Friday morning at 5:35 AM I was up reading a book when I felt a slight sway and rumbling in the house--as if a dissident member of Weight Watchers had just gotten out of bed and was racing toward the bathroom. It was an eerie experience but I sensed immediately an earthquake was at fault, no pun intended.
TICKETS AND TEE TIMES STILL AVAILABLE FOR HALL OF FAME OUTING
Loretta Larking indicates that tickets still available for Michigan Golf Hall of Fame event on May 18th. A full spectrum of golf in Michigan will be inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 18 at Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Lake Orion. They are:
· Ken Janke, the father of several major charity golf events.
· John Morgan, an acclaimed amateur golfer with multiple wins.
· Meriam Bailey Leeke, a stellar player who is very involved with the Golf Course Owners Association.
· The Buick Open will be given a special award as it celebrates its 50th anniversary as the state’s long-running PGA Tour event.
The cost for golf on the Old Course at Indianwood, cocktail reception, dinner and induction ceremony is $175 or $50 for the cocktail reception, dinner and induction ceremony. For more information, contact Loretta Larkin at email@example.com or (248) 719-0650.
MSU HOSTS MEN'S BIG TEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND
MSU will say goodbye to one of their finest men's golfers this week as Ryan Brehm, winner of last week's 39th annual Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, closes out his senior year at the Big Ten Championship being at Forest Akers starting this Friday thru Sunday.
Brehm, from Mt. Pleasant, who won the Michigan Amateur this past year and picked up a couple of collegiate championships during his MSU days, will most likely turn professional this summer.
The Spartan's men's team is currently ranked 23rd and the women's team ranked 16th in the latest Sagarin's rankings.
New MSU coach, Sam Puryear, will be leading the Spartans against the Spartan's former coach, Steve Hankins, now at Iowa. While at Michigan State Hankins led the Spartans to the 2007 Big Ten men's golf championship and was named the league's 2007 coach of the year. Puryear, comes from Stanford, where he was an assistant for the past two years.
UNDER ARMOUR, SEGWAYS AND SPEED DATING: , BRIDGES TO GEN X/Y?
Question "What about traditional golf makes it appealing to Gen X/Yers as a recreational pursuit?" Answer, "Not much." For those of you who have attended either the 2007 or 2008 State of the Industry talks in Orlando, you're familiar with my and Stuart Lindsay's concern that something is amiss with golf and the generations trailing the Baby Boomers. It all started somewhat innocuously as we tried to figure out why annual rounds weren't growing in line with our predictions based on the aging Baby Boomer population. Sifting through the numbers, it became more and more evident that the "rounds premium" we were supposed to get due to generational shifts was being offset by behavior changes in the younger generations.
Stuart sums it up saying "Golf isn't as cool as it used to be". While this is directionally accurate overall, for the younger generation I'm not sure that golf has yet even registered on their "cool meter." While there are many ways we could make golf more relevant to the next generations, over the past several months I've come across three ideas that could be touchstones for a more comprehensive future discussion on helping golf increase its cool factor among the 18-35 age group:
Under Armour, creating golf clothes cool?
Segways, creating course experience cool?
Speed dating, creating social connections cool?
Encouragingly, golf isn't the first nor will it be the last recreational activity to go through periods of declining popularity among various generational cohorts. When I was in this age group, racquetball was a very popular sport without any particular reason (no TOUR, no TV, no superstars, some challenge leagues) and today it's a fraction of its former self as the Boomers succumb to Achilles tendon injuries and the younger generations don't take it up. Unlike racquetball however, golf has a solid franchise that accompanies well the aging process but it's risky for us to bet on the fact that the current Gen X/Gen Yers will take up the game later if we're not working to be exposed to a greater number of them now.
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MAY 2008 IS PGA FREE LESSON MONTH
PGA Free Lesson Month is the perfect time to improve your game, get you started, or discover all the ways to get more golf into your life!
The PGA of America, in partnership with Golf Digest, Golf World, Golf For Women, the Golf Channel and Nike cordially invite you to participate in PGA Free Lesson Month. During May, PGA Professionals nationwide will offer free 10-minute lessons. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive expert instruction and have the chance to win a trip to the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and win Nike Golf equipment. In addition, Nike will donate $1 to the Tiger Woods Foundation and will send golfers a Golf Digest Publications' gift for every completed sweepstakes card received, up to 15,000 cards.
To locate a PGA or LPGA Professional near you and get a sweepstakes card, visit http://PlayGolfAmerica.com
THE INN AT BAY HARBOR EARNS, GOLF MAGAZINE SILVER MEDAL STATUS
The Inn at Bay Harbor has earned GOLF magazine's prestigious Silver Medal Award. The biennial listing of GOLF's 75 Best Resorts can be found in the April 2008 issue.
"This year is off to a banner start for The Inn at Bay Harbor having first been named to Travel + Leisure's list of World's Best Hotels and now with our presence on GOLF's list of Best Resorts," said Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts' vice president of golf and retail. "We strive to make our resorts and courses memorable through continuous enhancements and guest service, so it means a lot to us to be recognized among the best."
At Bay Harbor Golf Club, the enhancements leading up to the 2008 golf season include a larger driving range, new tee boxes, the addition of tour-grade white sand and new GPS systems offering accurate yardages to the pin, fly-over views, pace of play standards, group and tournament scores and food ordering services.
Arthur Hills designed the spectacular Bay Harbor Golf Club with its' 27-hole layout. The course features three distinct nine-hole combinations - Links, Quarry and Preserve-each with five sets of tees to accommodate golfer abilities. The Links showcases magnificent lake views set upon 150 foot bluffs; The Quarry boasts the terrain and elevation features of a former limestone quarry showcasing stone cliffs, natural ponds and gentle waterfalls and The Preserve lies amidst stately hardwoods, lush grasses, wildflowers and wetlands.
Taken and edited from a BOYNE and Resort & Golf Marketing release
THE VAULT OAKLAND HILLS' GREENS:WHERE THE GAME BEGINS by Jack Berry
The Vault: 1996 June Issue of the MG http://webgolfer.com/june/greens.html
"When you reach the green, that's when the game begins."
--The late Al Watrous said of Oakland Hills Country Club's 18 tightly cropped roller coasters.
No one knew better than Watrous, Oakland Hills' professional for 37 years and compatriot of Bobby Jones (Watrous was runner-up to Jones in the 1926 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes), Walter Hagen, Oakland Hills' first pro, and Ben Hogan, winner of the "Monster" 1951 Open at Oakland Hills.
Oakland Hills' greens have bewitched and bewildered the world's best golfers since Donald Ross laid them down in 1917 so Michigan Golfer went to the players who know those greens best, the members.
"All I do is grip the putter light and try not to flinch," said Tom Watrous who grew up at Oakland Hills, was assistant to his father from 1958-65 and joined the club as a member in 1984.
Watrous, 60, has won the club seniors championship three times and been runner-up twice and has qualified for the United States Senior Amateur all five years he has been eligible.
Scottish-born Hunter McDonald, a member since 1963 and club champion a record 18 times with a few 65s under his belt, knows more about Oakland Hills' greens than anyone and even he was intimidated in the 1991 Senior Open.
"The temperature was in the 80s all week with very little humidity," McDonald said. "It played fast and hard. There wasn't a flag placement I wasn't familiar with but I wasn't familiar with the speed they'd gotten them to_it almost scared me."
McDonald, an assistant professional at Turnberry and Gleneagles before he came to the United States, opened with a superb 1-over-par 71 on a day when only Bob Charles and Gary Player broke par and only Lee Trevino matched it. Then he shot 81 and missed the cut. "Our greens are a very old design and when we get them to the speed demanded by modern tournaments, they're almost unputtable," McDonald said. "They're not that difficult during member play_we have them about 9 to 9-1/2 on the stimpmeter.
"But get them to 10-1/2 to 11 and the course is almost unplayable for the best in the world. I had a little touch of that in 1991. When Oakland Hills greens are tournament ready, there can't be a half dozen anywhere that are more difficult to putt.
"I've been to the Augusta National once, with Pete Green (three-time Michigan Amateur champion), and we played three rounds two weeks prior to the Masters in the late 1970s. They were fast and difficult but I don't think they're that difficult for member play. I think they were 9 to 9-1/2 then. Pete said that day in and day out, Oakland Hills is tougher. "The seventh green isn't too bad (Robert Trent Jones did it in the 1970s) and 16 isn't too bad," McDonald said. "The toughest thing there is the shot across the water. Everything else has significant undulation and that tends to make you defensive and keep below the hole. If you're beyond and have to chip back, the shot is impossible." Another Al Watrous dictum was the importance of the approach putt. Watch the pro tournaments on television each weekend and no matter how long the putt, they always say the player "is putting for birdie." Approach putting? It's a term few are familiar with but at Oakland Hills it's the key to par and par wins Opens.
"Our greens are ledges and plateaus," said Pat Croswell, on the Oakland Hills staff since 1981 and head professional since 1987. "They make people play for pars."
"The greens at Inverness (Toledo, site of the 1986 and 1993 PGA Championship) are small and flat and the greens at Oakmont tilt but don't have ledges," Croswell said of two other major championship venues noted for their greens. "And even when it's wet at Oakland Hills, the way it was in the 1985 Open, they can set the pins on plateaus where the players can't reach them."
Pete Jackson, chairman of the Oakland Hills Greens Committee, has seen the course since he was 12 years old and was there for the historic 1951 Open when Ben Hogan hung the "Monster" label on the South Course.
"If I was caddying for someone in the Open my advice would be: leave yourself under the hole," Jackson said.
"When Andy North prepared for the '85 Open he didn't shoot for the flags. He played to what he considered was a comfortable two-putt spot rather than try to hit a career shot to the wrong side of a ridge. That was his strategy for winning.
"All of the players have detailed diagrams of the greens. I remember at the 1972 PGA, Jack Nicklaus showed me his book from the '61 Open (as an amateur, Nicklaus tied for fourth). He had all the contours diagrammed," Jackson said.
"When you get on these greens, you have to putt defensively. I'd rather have a 3-4 foot uphill second putt than a two-foot sidewinder," Jackson said.
"You can make yourself a reasonably good putter if you work at it but I think you have it or you don't," Jackson said. "Look at the Senior Tour_the guys who were great putters on the regular tour, George Archer and Dave Stockton, kept that touch all through the years.
While staying under the hole to putt is paramount, McDonald said it can't be done unless the player drives it in the fairway to start with. And Jackson said sometimes it's better to be in a chipping position rather than putting.
"Hogan said that on No. 9 (long par 3 back to the clubhouse), it was almost better to play it as a layup and then chip to the flag rather than have one of those big rainbow putts," Jackson said.
Jim Beachum, member since 1978 and recognized as one of the club's better putters_"I know how to four-putt," he joked_said it was "at the urging of the United States Golf Association that we added areas for more pin positions and I think it's been a real improvement."
The major changes were made on the ninth and the long par 4 14th which had lost positions because of the severity of their slopes which was accented by the speed of today's championship greens, better grasses and tighter mowing.
Architect Art Hills reworked the left side of the ninth and worked on the right side of the long par 14th which also was too severe. Clem Jensen, one of Oakland Hills' most veteran members, said the left front of the ninth green hadn't been used in championship play since the 1951 Open.
And where there was only one pin placement on the right back of the 14th, now there are two. Hills also added a little more room on the left front of the first green and room for a middle left pin on the fourth green and six feet was added to the back left of the saddle-shaped par 4 11th green.
Will Oakland Hills play easier? Not likely.
The Vault: 1996 June Issue of the MG http://webgolfer.com/june/greens.html
As the PGA Championship approaches, we will be looking into our archives for articles that honor the memories that Oakland Hills and the people involved have given to us. This is another terrific piece by Jack Berry, recently given the PGA Lifetime Journalism Award.
TOP 10 MICHIGAN OPEN CHAMPIONS
Al Watrous 1949, 1943, 1930, 1929, 1927, 1926
Scott Hebert 2006, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997
Randy Erskine 1985, 1984, 1978, 1979, 1976
John Barnum 1961, 1960 1958, 1950
Chick Harbert 1953, 1948, 1942, 1937
Walter Burkemo 1970, 1957, 1955, 1951
Chuck Kocsis 1946, 1945, 1931
Marvin Stahl 1939, 1938, 1936
Buddy Whitten 1982, 1983 1956
Steve Brady 1996, 1992, 1991
PARDON HIS INTERRUPTION- EMAIL FROM JACK BERRY
Good morning from the blue sky desert...
Arthur, i disagree with two of your top ten architects. Donald Ross designed many courses in Michigan but he did not live in Michigan...he lived in the Boston area originally and then Pinehurst, N.C. If the number of courses designed in michigan, but not by a michigander, is the criteria, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have done about as much as Ross ostensibly did.
Tom Bendelow didn't do anything more in Michigan than grab a cup of coffee. he lived in Illinois, is in the illinois Golf Hall of Fame and designed most of his courses in Illinois.
I'd include Tom Doak (High Pointe, Black Forest and Lost Dunes) and Mike de Vries (Greywalls, Kingsley Club, The Mines plus large contribution to Pilgrims Run and Diamond Spring. and they live here.
Also, where is English Hills? I think you should locate geographically where little-known courses are located. and, incidentally, the first Whitten-Cornish book "The Golf Course," credits M. de Vries for English Hills. Frankly, i never heard of the place.
One last also: the 1920 U..S. Open was at the Inverness Club in Toledo. there is/was no "Toledo Links." I did get a nice memory of Al Watrous w/ that 12-year-old piece. thanx.
First of all, it would have helped if I was clearer in the wording of the TOP 10 category , to eliminate the confusion. Perhaps, I should have named it, "TOP 10 MOST PROLIFIC ARCHITECTS OF MICHIGAN GOLF COURSES" As it now reads, Jack Berry is correct.
Again, Berry is correct on the U.S. Open being played at the Inverness Club in Toledo. I went back to the 1920 New York Times article and saw where I had erred when reading the piece.
English Hills is located at 1200 Four mile NW Grand Rapids, sorry I did no have that last week.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jack Berry, for keeping this newsletter and its editor, on their collective toes. Cheers and welcome back to Michigan, Jack.
TOP 10 MOST PROLIFIC ARCHITECTS OF MICHIGAN GOLF COURSES
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W. Bruce Matthews III
2008 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
25-27 Big 10 Men's Golf Championship- Forest Akers, East Lansing
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
23-25 Memorial Day Madness, Gaylord
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
20 Walter Hagen Golf Tournament, Elmbrook Golf Course, Traverse City
23 13th Annual St. Mary Mercy Hospital Tee It Up Golf Classic, at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville,
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,
30-31 Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout
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
18th 2005 http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/treetops/
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
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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