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May 6, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 19

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__/ MAY
_/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION

  • The Majestic at Lake Walden- with Jerry Matthews and Bill Fountain
  • Arnold Palmer's Turning Point Invitational

__/ JERRY MATTHEWS NAMED FELLOW OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT
__/ THE LEGACY OF JERRY MATTHEWS-ORIGINAL COURSES
__/ GRANHOLM APPOINTS TEBO AND HAYWARD TO MICHIGAN TRAVEL COMMISSION
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME CEREMONY INFORMATION
__/ U OF M HELPING TO KEEP VIJAY SINGH ON TOP
__/ ANNIE MARGULIS'S DESIGNS APPEARING IN CONDE NAST'S GOLF FOR WOMEN MAGAZINE
__/ ROUNDS ARE DOWN IN MARCH
__/ BOOK REVIEW-"GOLF RULES & ETIQUETTE CRYSTAL CLEAR"
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE-SPRING ISSUE
__/ FIRST TEE IN MICHIGAN
__/ ARCHIVES-MICHIGAN GOLFER
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS

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MAY
The country ever has a lagging Spring,
Waiting for May to call its violets forth,
And June its roses--showers and sunshine bring,
Slowly, the deepening verdure o'er the earth;
To put their foliage out, the woods are slack,
And one by one the singing-birds come back.

Within the city's bounds the time of flowers
Comes earlier. Let a mild and sunny day,
Such as full often, for a few bright hours,
Breathes through the sky of March the airs of May,
Shine on our roofs and chase the wintry gloom--
And lo! our borders glow with sudden bloom.
- William Cullen Bryant, Spring in Town, 1850

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MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-JERRY MATTHEWS-A HALL OF FAME CAREER
On May 15, Jerry Matthews will join a roll call of distinguished individuals that have been inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. Jerry Matthews and his firm, Natural Course Design, have just over 90 original course designs. We celebrate his pending induction by bringing you one of his storied works, The Majestic at Lake Walden. We hope you enjoy the course and the description by the archtect, Jerry Matthews.

The Majestic at Lake Walden
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/majestic/

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JERRY MATTHEWS NAMED FELLOW OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT
Two distinguished members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Lloyd Clifton and Jerry Matthews, were recently named Fellows of ASGCA.To achieve Fellow status, one must be an ASGCA member in good standing for at least 10 years and have reached the age of 70, making this a prestigious honor within ASGCA. With the election of Clifton and Matthews, the number of ASGCA Fellows stands at 22.

Matthews, a Past President of ASGCA, makes Michigan his base. He is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned bachelors degrees in landscape architecture and urban planning and a master's degree in urban planning.
Matthews is designer of the following layouts:

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THE LEGACY OF JERRY MATTHEWS-ORIGINAL COURSES
Antrim Dells Golf Club, Atwood
http://hwww.antrimdellsgolf.com
Binder Park Golf Course, Battle Creek
http://www.bindergolf.com
Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club, Harbor Springs
Bird Creek Golf Club Port, Austin
http://hwww.birdcreekgolf.com
Blossom Trails Golf Club, Benton Harbor
Brookshire Country Club , Williamston
Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant
http://www.bucksrun.com
Candlestone Inn Golf & Resort, Belding
http://www.candlestone.com
Cascade Hills Country Club * , Grand Rapids
Cedar Glen Golf Club, New Baltimore
Charlevoix Country Club, Charlevoix
http://hwww.chxcountryclub.com
Chocolay Downs Golf Course **, Marquette
Cracklewood Golf Club, Mt. Clemens
http://www.cracklewood.com
Crockery Hills Golf Course * , Nunica
Crystal Lake Golf Club, Beulah
Currie West Municipal Golf Course * , Midland
Cutter's Ridge Golf Course, Manistee
http://hwww.manisteenational.com
Dun Rovin Country Club, Plymouth
Eagle Glen Golf Course, Farwell
El Dorado Golf Course, Mason
http://www.webgolfer.com/eldorado/
Elk Ridge Golf Course, Atlanta
http://www.elkridgegolf.com
The Emerald at Maple Creek * , St. Johns
English Hills Golf Course, Walker
Fellows Creek Golf Course, Wayne
Forest Akers West Golf Course, East Lansing
http://hwww.golfmsu.msu.edu
Gateway Golf Club, Romulus
Godwin Glen Golf Course, South Lyon
Grand Blanc Golf Club, Grand Blanc
Grand Haven Golf Club, Grand Haven
http://hwww.grandhavengolfclub.com
Grand Hotel - The Woods Golf Course, Mackinac Island
http://www.grandhotel.com/todo/golf.html
Greystone Golf Course, Romeo
http://www.golfgreystone.com
The Hawk at Partridge Creek, Mt. Clemens
http://www.partridgecreek.com
Hawk Hollow Golf Course, Bath
http://www.hawkhollow.com
Heritage Glen Golf Club, Paw Paw
http://www.heritageglengolf.com
Hidden Oaks Golf Course, St. Louis
http://www.hiddenoaksgolf.com
Highland Hills Golf Club, DeWitt
Hunter's Ridge Golf Course, Howell
http://www.golfhuntersridge.com
Independence Green Golf Club, Farmington Hills
Indian Run Golf Course * , Kalamazoo
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course, Wyoming
Lake O'The Hills Golf Course, Haslett
The Lakes Course at Michaywť, Gaylord
http://ww.michaywe.com
Lakes of the North Golf Course ** , Mancelona
Lakewood Shores Golf & Country Club ,Oscoda
(NKA: Seredella Golf Course)
http://www.lakewoodshores.com/serradella.htm
Links of Novi, Novi
Lincoln Hills Golf Course, Birmingham
http://ci.birmingham.mi.us
Ludington Hills Golf Course *
(NKA: Lakeside Links Golf Course), Ludington
The Mackinaw Club, Mackinaw City
http://hwww.webgolfer.com/mackinawclub/
The Majestic at Lake Walden, Hartland
http://www.majesticgolf.com
Manistee Golf & Country Club * , Manistee
McGuires Evergreen Golf Course ** , Cadillac
http://www.mcguiresresort.com
Mission Hills Golf Club * , Plymouth
Mistwood Golf Course, Lake Ann
http://www.mistwoodgolf.com
Mitchell Creek Golf Course, Traverse City
Mount Pleasant Country Club * , Mt. Pleasant
The Natural, Gaylord
http://www.thenatural.org
Old Channel Trail Golf Course *** , MontagueI
http://www.octgolf.com
Pine River Country Club *, Alma
The Pines at Lake Isabella, Weidman
http://www.thepinesgolfcourse.com
The Player's Club Golf Course, Lansing
Railside Golf Club, Byron Center
Ramshorn Country Club * , Fremont
Riverside Country Club * , Battle Creek
Royal Oak Golf Course, Royal Oak
St. Ives Golf Club, Stanwood
http://www.stivesgolf.com
Salem Hills Golf Course, Northville
San Marino Municipal Golf Course, Farmington Hills
Sandy Ridge Golf Course, Midland
Sault Ste. Marie Country Club * , Sault Ste. Marie
Scott Lake Country Club, Comstock Park
Shenandoah Golf & Country Club, Walled Lake
Southmoor Country Club, Burton
South Haven Country Club, South Haven
Sugar Springs Golf Course, Gladwin
Sunnybrook Country Club, Grandville
Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Macomb
http://www.sycamorehills.com
Timber Ridge Golf Course, East Lansing
http://www.golftimberridge.com
TimberStone Golf Club, Iron Mountain
http://www.timberstonegolf.com
The Torch at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort, Kewadin
http://www.a-ga-ming.com
Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club, Oakland
http://www.twinlakesgc.com
Tyrone Hills Golf & Country Club, Fenton
http://www.tyronehillsgolf.com
University Park Golf Club, Muskegon
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club, Jenison
http://www.wallinwoodspringsgolf.com
Wallon Lake Country Club * , Petoskey
West Ottawa Golf Course, Holland
White Birch Hills Golf Course, Bay City
Whitefish Lake Golf Club * , Pierson
Willowwood Country Club
(NKA: Flint Elks Country Club), Grand Blanc
Winding Creek Golf Course, Zeeland
Wolverine Golf Club, Mt. Clemens
Woodlands of Van Buren, Wayne
http://www.americangolf.com/play
Wyandotte Shores Golf Course, Wyandotte

Out State
Chena Bend Golf Course * , Ft. Wainwright at Fairbanks AK
http://mwr.polarnet.com/golf.htm
Summertree Golf Course, Crown Point, IN
Virgina National Golf Club, Bluemont, VA
http://www.virginianational.com
Wildcat Creek Golf Course ** , Kokomo, IN
Taken from http://naturalcoursedesign.com

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GRANHOLM APPOINTS TEBO AND HAYWARD TO MICHIGAN TRAVEL COMMISSION
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm recently announced that Kenneth L. Hayward of Okemos, vice president of sales and marketing for the Grand Hotel and Arthur L. Tebo of Walloon Lake, retired executive from Boyne USA Resorts, have been appointed to represent owners and operators of for-profit businesses from the private sector of travel, tourism and recreation industry for a term expiring August 20, 2008.

The Michigan Travel Commission is responsible for assisting Travel Michigan in developing a comprehensive, long-range vision for tourism.
Taken and edited from a Travel Commission release

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MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME CEREMONY INFORMATION
A foursome of notables will be inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame's Class of 2005 on Sunday, May 15 at Indianwood Golf & Country Club. They are:

  • Stan Aldridge, whose restoration of storied Indianwood Golf & Country Club led to a pair of U.S. Women's Open Championships being held in Lake Orion.
  • Joan Garety, a two-time Michigan Women's State Amateur champion whose portfolio of victories is long and impressive.
  • Jerry Matthews, the prolific course designer whose works dominate Michigan's golf scene.
  • J.R. Roth, the PGA Professional at Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield, and a multiple winner of Michigan major championships.

Tickets are still available. The cost for breakfast, golf, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony is $175 or $50 for the cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. For more information, e-mail llarkin@michigan-golf-foundation.com or call (248) 719-0650.

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ROUNDS ARE DOWN IN MARCH
Same-story: rounds played in the U.S. fell 10.8% in March 2005 vs. March 2004, according to data provided to NGF by golf course operators around the country. The resulting year-to-date figure is 5.2% lower than the same period last year.

In the Sunbelt, where the majority of golf is played in the first quarter of the year, only the Gulf Coast region was in positive territory (0.4%) year-to-date. In other Sunbelt areas, the Southwest was hardest hit (down 11.5% through the first quarter), followed by South Central (down 5.8%), the Southeast (down 2.7%) and Central/South Florida (down 2.1%).

All of the "bellwether" states that NGF is tracking - Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas - reported fewer rounds in first quarter 2005 vs. 2004.

Click below to provide your April 2005 data. You can also pick up your free local rounds report and see national, regional and bellwether reports.
http://www.roundsplayed.com

Judy Thompson/ National Golf Foundation

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ANNIE MARGULIS'S DESIGNS APPEARING IN CONDE NAST'S GOLF FOR WOMEN MAGAZINE
By Kara G. Morrison / The Detroit News
Annie Margulis urgently flipped through the pages of Conde Nast's Golf for Women magazine, scanning each photo until she glimpsed a familiar pair of chocolate and lavender paisley shorts.

"I about died," she says. "I was screaming."

That's because the long, slim shorts -- highlighted in a February golf fashion spread of editor's picks along with designs by Lacoste to Lilly Pulitzer -- were her creation.

Margulis is co-owner of "girls golf," a Bloomfield Hills-based brand of women's golf clothing and accessories that, in only its second year, is getting nationwide buzz. Her bold, bright designs have twice been featured in national golf publications, and demand for her clothes is getting hard to meet.

"People calling from California to Michigan for clothes is pretty cool," says the former nurse and longtime golf enthusiast.
MORE http://www.detnews.com/2005/lifestyle/0504/29/D01-165650.htm
Taken from a Detroit News article written by Kara G. Morrison

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BOOK REVIEW-"GOLF RULES & ETIQUETTE CRYSTAL CLEAR" Yves Ton-That has put together a book, guidebook and CD that is as unusual as his name. Yves Ton-That has been a rules official for the past eight years and has published six book on golf, with four of them on rules. The book has terrific visuals and easy to understand text and the guidebook can fit easily into your bag and is a quick reference guide. In fact, the reference guide won 2nd place as the best new golf product of 2004.

Included in the Golf Rules Quick Reference Stroke Play Guide are:
A clear explanation of how to use the quick reference guide
35 full-color easy to comprehend illustrations
Rules explained in the order in which the golfer plays ≠ from tee to green
Using everyday English and based on common situations
It includes all the relief procedures which can help you to save strokes
The Guide conforms to the official rules as published by the USGA for the years 2004-2007
Visit the Golf Rules Quick Reference Stroke Play Guide website at http://www.golfrulesmadeeasy.com.

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U OF M FORMER GOLFERS HELPING TO KEEP VIJAY SINGH ON TOP:
By Andrea Parker, U-M Athletic Media Relations

After winning nine tournaments and earning a PGA Tour single-season record $10,905,166 last year, golfer Vijay Singh was voted the 2004 Player of the Year. This year former University of Michigan golfer Stephanie Bezilla is doing her best to help Singh stay on top.

Bezilla and former U-M teammate Sharon Park are engineers at Cleveland Golf, the world's fourth largest golf equipment company. Both women graduated from U-M with degrees in engineering and have been able to combine their flair for math and science with their love for the game of golf in their current positions.

Bezilla takes input from Singh and other Tour players who use Cleveland's equipment and customizes their clubs to their exact specifications. Park starts at square one of the club-creation process as project engineer for the irons group, overseeing all iron projects from start to finish.

While Bezilla's ultimate goal at U-M was to get a degree in mechanical engineering and apply it to the golf industry, Park had dreams of playing golf professionally before realizing that she wanted to focus on academics and a career in engineering.
MORE http://mgoblue.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=18145

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http://michigangolfer.tv
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ARNOLD PALMER'S TURNING POINT INVITATIONAL
http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/palmer/
COUNTRY CLUB OF DETROIT
GROSSE POINTE FARMS
MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2004

Starring
Arnold Palmer- 1954 U.S. Amateur Champion-Country Club of Detroit

Guest Starring: U.S. Amateur Championship Year(s)

Cary Cowan- 1966 & 1971
Bruce Fleisher- 1968
Steven Melnyk- 1969
Lanny Wadkins- 1970
Fred Ridley 1975
John Fought 1977
Mark O'Meara 1979
Nathaniel Crosby 1981
Jay Sigel 1982 & 1983
Bill Mayfair 1987
Phil Mickelson 1990
Matt Kuchar 1997
Hank Kuehne 1998
Ben Dickerson 2001
Ricky Barnes 2002
Ryan Moore 2004

Sponsored by

SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
THE LEGEND
http://www.shantycreek.com/golf/legendmain.html

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MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE-SPRING ISSUE
http://michigangolfer.com

The Michigan Golfer magazine kicks off its 23rd year of publishin this week. This marks the 9th year, that Michigan Golfer has been chronicled on Internet. Our Spring issue features a cover story on Arnold Palmer and his 50 years of Michigan history, a preview of this year's Michigan golf tournaments, the Irish celebration at last year's Ryder Cup and their preparation for 2006 and finally, Editor/Publisher Art McCafferty looks back at his own 50 years in golf. In addition, our interactive publicatiion brings its readers and viewers a series of videos on Arnold Palmer. The first is his Turning Point Invitational at the Country Club of Detroit, a second is his recollection of Walter Hagen, which we taped at the Par-3 Shootout and a third, where "The Haig", recalls calling Palmer from the Lill Bo bar in Traverse City. All of this is now on computer screens everywhere.
http://michigangolfer.com

The Michigan Golfer Magazine...on computer screens everywhere. http://michigangolfer.com

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FIRST TEE IN MICHIGAN
Highlights of the First Tee Annual Review 2004 indicate that they introduced 155,000 people to the game, opened 53 dedicated facilities and established 152 new affiliates. MG had the opportunity to interview Joe Louis Barrow in 2001 and felt at the time that this was a movement that was destined for great things. They have not disappointed as the entire golf industry seems to be involved as sponsor, volunteers or mentors.

First Tee Grants in Michigan
The First Tee of Battle Creek $28,748
The First Tee of Detroit 11,717
The First Tee of Lansing 917
Source: The First Tee Annual Review 2004

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ARCHIVES-MICHIGAN GOLFER
Michigan Golfer Magazine-1996-Present
http://www.michigangolfer.com/#pastissues
Michigan Golf News-2003-Present
http://www.michigangolfer.com/news.html
Michigan Golfer Television-2001-Present
http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html

Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
http://glsp.com

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MICHIGAN GOLF RADIO
Wednesdays at 1:35 pm with Tom Gibson on CHOK 1070, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
http://chok.com
Fridays at 10:40 am with Shawn Peterson on the Michigan Talk Radio Network
http://www.michigantalkradio.net/
Fridays at 10:40 to 11:00 on MLive
http://www.mlive.com/talkradio/

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MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR 2005
http://michigangolfer.com/calendar.html

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VIDEO PREVIEWS AND REVIEWS

2005
Sundance Golf Course-with Jerry Matthews
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show24/

2004
Previews
Angels Crossing
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show9/

Reviews
Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest Michigan Golf Trail
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show18/

The Golf Courses of Jackson-with Lance Avery
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show15//A>

The Majestic at Lake Walden-with Bill Fountain
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show21/

Upper Peninsula
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show12/

Out State
The Rose Golf Club-Oklahoma-with Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/rosecreek/ 2003
Previews
The Bull of Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan, WI -with Jack Nicklaus and Mike Beckman
http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/thebull/

Reviews
Mississippi Golf with Bill Shelton
http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show2/

The Golf Courses of Trumbull County, OH-with Thad Gutowski
http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/trumbull/ 2002
Previews
Tullymore, Hemlock and Tribute
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show12/

Pheasant Run, Canton-with Bill Shelton and Steve Forrest
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show19/

Reviews
Preserve Golf Course-with Ken Kapcia
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show24/

The Natural at Beaver Creek, Gaylord-with Larry Bowden
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show13/

Timberstone Golf Course, Iron Mountain-with Joyce Fox
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show25/

West Michigan Golf -Grand Haven and Hemlock
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show23/

Wild Bluff Course Course at Bay Mills Casino and Resort-with Bill Shelton and Mike Husby
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show6/

Out State
Indiana Golf
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show4/

Ontario Golf-with Phil Winch
http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show16/

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MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS

Golf Association of Michigan
http://www.gam.org
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
http://mgcoa.org
Michigan Publinx
http://www.mipublinx.com
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
mailto:skillplay@aol.com
Michigan Golf Foundation
http://michigan-golf-foundation.co
Upper Peninsula Golf Association
http://upga.org

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

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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
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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