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April 9, 2004 VOL. 4, No. 15


Sponsored by:

Bay Mills Resort and Casino/Wild Bluff-Brimley
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The Walter Hagen Story, by Walter Hagen
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Edited by Art McCafferty-Publisher-Michigan Golfer

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__/ "GENE SARAZEN AND SHELL'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GOLF" NOW ON MGTV
__/ JACK NICKLAUS AND TOM DOAK TO COLLABORATE ON NEW COURSE
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER SPRING ISSUE NOW ONLINE
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
__/ MANN NAMED CAPTAIN OF U.S. JUNIOR RYDER CUP TEAM
__/ LPGA TIP OF THE WEEK
__/ MICHIGAN CHARITIES TO BENEFIT FROM RYDER CUP SANCTIONED EVENTS
__/ QUOTE OF THE WEEK-HARRY VARDON
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS




GENE SARAZEN AND SHELL'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GOLF NOW PLAYING MGTV
The gentleman who hit one of the most famous golf shots in the history of the game, a double eagle at the Masters, Gene Sarazen, was also the host of one of golf's first television shows, "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf".

Join reporter Vanessa Bell, as she chats with show producer Al Barkow and Gene Sarazen's daughter, Mary, as they comment on their new book from Clock Tower Press. http://michigangolfer.tv

RICK SMITH AND THE BIG BREAK
The Golf Channel launched "The Big Break" this past fall and it was a hit. Join our reporters, Vanessa Bell and Brian Manning, as they interview "The Big Break" host Rick Smith and 2nd place winner, Rochester Hills' Anthony Sorentino.

Golf Channel regular and Michigan favorite, Smith, was excited about the visibility the program brought to Treetops Resort. He also chats about the show's second season.

Anthony Sorentino, interviewed while being a guest of Eastern Michigan University's Sports Marketing class, told the group that he was not into the gimmick golf that he had to play. However, he was thankful for the opportunities that the reality show has given him. He hopes to play in a few Canadian Tour events this year, one in Sacramento and our own Bay Mills Open.

http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show5/index.html



JACK NICKLAUS AND TOM DOAK TO COLLABORATE
Sebonack Golf Club, a new private club situated between Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and the National Golf Links of America, announced the dream pairing of the Jack Nicklaus and architect Tom Doak to design the course. This is the second time that Nicklaus has shared design collaboration, the first time he did it with Tony Jacklin at the new "The Concession" course in Florida.

"It's hard to imagine a project bigger than this one," Doak commented. "We're starting with the kind of property every architect dreams about, with perfect sandy soil and a lot of frontage along the bay. Creating a great golf course is the first and only priority. "It is an honor to be working alongside Jack Nicklaus, and I'm sure I will learn a lot from picking the brain of the greatest golfer ever. And if we're ever short of inspiration, we can peek across the fence at two of the best golf courses ever built. I can't wait to get started!"

Taken and edited from a PR from Resort & Golf Marketing

*Note-For those of you that would like to witness Jack at a grand opening of one of his courses, check out our show of The Bull. The Bull, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, opened last year. http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/thebull/index.html
It is Jack at his best.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

MICHIGAN'S GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS-W.BRUCE MATTHEWS AND ROBERT TRENT JONES-PART I
By L'anse Bannon and Art McCafferty
We have chosen W. Bruce Matthews and Robert Trent Jones for the first of our series, on "Michigan's Golf Course Architects ". Both were born at the turn of one century and died, as a new one was to begin. We hope you enjoy our words, and just as importantly our supportive video. While it is always interesting to study and write about the accomplishments of architects, it is quite another thing to offer readers of a magazine the opportunity to become viewers, by simply clicking on a link.

THE BIG BREAK VISITS THE GAYLORD GOLF MECCA
by Vanessa Bell and Brian Manning
The Golf Channel launched "The Big Break" reality TV show this past fall, and it was a hit. Vanessa Bell, Art McCafferty and Brian Manning bring you the story, as they interview "The Big Break" host Rick Smith and 2nd place winner, Rochester Hills' Anthony Sorentino.

NOTRE DAME HEAD COACH, TYRONE WILLINGHAM ON GOLF AND FOOTBALL
by John Wukovitz
Tyrone Willingham, Notre Dame head football coach, chats with John Wukovitz about the parallels between football and golf. Wukovitz thought he might catch the coach in a more laid back atmosphere. It was nothing doing as Willingham seems to be just as uptight as a golfer as he is as a coach.

RISK AND REWARD:REACHABLE PAR FIVES
by John Bebow
John Bebow, formerly of the Detroit News and now a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, discusses the risk and rewards of the 3rd hole at The Bear, the 16th at Eagle Crest Resort and a number of other temptations that golfers will find interesting.

SLICE OF LIFE
by Terry Moore
" Pardon the interruption, but I must get a few things off my chest. Usually a nice, comforting essay about some aspect of golf is in order for this column but spring fever and the emergence of the Michigan golf season have gotten the better of me. There have been so many incidents and media tempests surrounding the game that I must jump in and offer my two cents worth.
Terry Moore offers another look at his view of the golf life."

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MANN NAMED CAPTAIN OF U.S. JUNIOR RYDER CUP TEAM
The PGA of America announced Will Mann of Graham, N.C., has been named the captain of the United States of America team for the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup Matches. Mann, who served as President of The PGA of America from 1998 to 2000, will lead the 12-player U.S. Team at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio, Sept. 11-12.

The Matches bring together teams from the United States and Europe in a showcase event. The 2004 Junior Ryder Cup Matches mark the second formal connection between The PGA of America and the Ryder Cup Ltd., which biannually stage the Ryder Cup Matches. In the inaugural Junior Ryder Cup Matches in 2002 at the K-Club in Ireland, the European Team won the match 9 1/2 to 2 1/2.

Taken and edited from a PGA release from Rebecca Szmukler
rszmukle@pgahq.com



MICHIGAN CHARITIES TO BENEFIT FROM RYDER CUP SANCTIONED EVENTS
The PGA of America announced today that 12 local Michigan charities have been selected to benefit from the operations of The Ryder Cup Captains Challenge presented by Cadillac and The Ryder Cup Champions Invitational presented by MGM Grand Detroit.

The selection process was a joint effort by The PGA of America, Oakland Hills Country Club, Cadillac, and MGM Grand Detroit.

The Ryder Cup Captains Challenge presented by Cadillac will be held at The Detroit Golf Club, in Detroit, Mich., on Wed., Sept. 15. The event will feature several U.S. Ryder Cup Captains serving as the hosts for the day.

The Ryder Cup Champions Invitational presented by the MGM Grand Detroit will be held at Oakland University Golf and Learning Center, in Rochester Mich., on Thursday, Sept. 16. The event will feature 50 athletes and celebrities from the sports and entertainment industry. Participants will play all 18 holes with the celebrity. Each team will be competing against each other for prizes in the scramble format event.

Taken and edited from a PGA release from Julius Mason
jmason@pgahq.com



LPGA TIP OF THE WEEK
One of the most fascinating aspects of playing golf is that many who take instruction don't actually take a lesson about "playing" the game of golf. There is so much out there that addresses the mechanics that I think sometimes golfers forget to play. If they did this more often they would enjoy the game so much more.

Have you ever participated in a playing lesson? It is a wonderful opportunity to look at the game of golf in a new and different way. As human beings we are creatures of habit. This behavior holds true in golf as well. We have a tendency to tee the ball in the same place, use the same club for the second shot and just be happy to get the ball on the green. Taking a playing lesson can open your eyes to a whole new way to play golf.

When I take students out for a playing lesson my goal is to transition them to playing the game rather than thinking about a mechanical thought. If you can free yourself to focus on the target i.e., to send that little white ball from point A to point B, your perspective about the game of golf will change forever. Whether the arm is straight or the knee is flexed really is secondary when creating a shot on the golf course. A solid pre-shot routine that enables you to visualize the shot that is ahead of you and permits you to commit to that one shot will do wonders for your ability to play golf.

The experience will be time well spent on your journey to explore and improve at the game we call golf. Schedule a playing lesson today. You won't regret it.

This week's tip courtesy of Linda Ramirez, Poppy Ridge Golf Course, Livermore, CA



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 QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. ~Harry Vardon



GOLF CALENDAR 2004

APRIL
04/15 MGCOA Educational Support Foundation "Work then Play" Phil Immordino of the Champion Group presents
"HOW TO SELL TO GOLF TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS" "TAKE YOUR EVENT TO THE NEXT   http://www.mgcoa.org/events.html
04/21 Club Car Tournament, Boulder Point,
http://www.clubcar.com

MAY
05/02 Paul Dicenzo Memorial Golf Outing, Pine Knob
http://pauliegolf.com
05/16 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Outing-Indianwood
http://michigan-golf-foundation.com
05/17 2004 CAN AM Cup, Port Huron Golf Club
05/22 Play Golf America-Carl's Golfland in Plymouth
05/22-24 Girls Golf MHSAA Regionals -- L.P. -- May 20, 21, 22 or 24 U.P.
05/24 Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam
05/31-06/06 Farmers Charity Classic, Egypt Valley CC, Ada
http://www.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.
06/05 Greyhound Tournament, Cattails GC, South Lyon
http://www.mhsaa.com/
06/22-26 Michigan Amateur-Grosse Ile G&CC
http://gam.org
06/24-25 Izzo Mariucci Golf Classic, Timberstone and Pine Grove Golf Courses
http://imclassic.org
06/25-26 3rd Annual Hickory Open, Kingsley Club, Traverse City
http://www.hickorygolf.com
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.
http://michigangolftour.com
06/28-29 Tylenol Par-3 Shootout, Treetops Resort,
http://treetops.com
06/28-30 Michigan Girls Jr. Amateur-Midland CC
06/27- 5th Annual Great Lakes Junior Masters Golf Championship, Shanty
07/02 Creek Resort

JULY
07/05-11 Ford Senior Players Championship TPC of Michigan Dearborn 
http://www.fordseniorplayerschamp.pgatour.com  
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
08/2-8 Jamie Farr LPGA Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger, Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, OH
http://jamiefarrowenscorning.com
08/9-10 GAM Championship,Plum Hollow CC
http://gam.org
08/16-17 GAM Women's Championship, Owosso CC
http://gam.org
08/19 MGCOA Summer Meeting and Outing, Gull Lake View, Augusta
http://mgcoa.org
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
08/3-0 Turning Point Invitational, Country Club of Detroit,
http://turningpointinvitational.com
08/30-31 GAM Women's Senior Amateur, Mt. Pleasant CC
http://gam.org

SEPTEMBER
09/8-9 GAM Senior Amateur, Belvedere GC
http://gam.org
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
http://gam.org

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/

NOVEMBER
11/28-30.MGCOA Annual Meeting at the Somerset Inn in Troy.

Ryder Cup
2006 36th Ryder Cup Matches The Kildare Hotel & Straffan, Ireland
2008 37th Ryder Cup Matches Valhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky
2010 38th Ryder Cup Matches The Celtic Manor Resortm Newport, Wales
2012 39th Ryder Cup Matches Medinah CC, Medinah, Illinois



Tour and Association Links

Associations
American Association of Golf Course Architects
http://asgca.org
Golf Association of Michigan
http://www.gam.org/champ/schedule.cgi
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/
Hichigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
http://migca.com
National Golf Course Owners Association
http://ngcoa.org
National Golf Foundation
http://ngf.org


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


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