Michigan Golf News
May 9, 2003, Vol. 3, No. 19
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__/ SOMEBODY FIRE THE EDITOR OR AT LEAST CUT HIS BONUS
SOMEBODY FIRE THE EDITOR OR AT LEAST CUT HIS BONUS
Rich Coates did a great job in an article about "The Haig" this week in TC's Northern Express http://northernexpress.com/
Part of the committee includes, John and Carol Olson of Elmbrook GC. http://elmbrookgolf.com It is their club that will be hosting the event. There was also a nice article by Rick Coates in the Northern Express heralding "The Haig" and his appearance at the tournament banquet. Looks like this will be a lot of fun!
Bill Knopp, of the Park Place Hotel, will provide the lodging for "The Haig" as he revisits, shall we say his past haunts?
Speaking of the Park Place Hotel http://park-place-hotel.com, Bill Knopp, also announced that they will be working with a number of properties in Traverse City, including some golf courses, to put up a virtual tour on the Internet. The taping for the program will be done is late may and is scheduled to be shown on The Michigan Travel Television Show the first week of June. http://michigantravel.com
We caught up with John Jessup of High Pointe at North Peak quaffing down some adult beverages. John is cautiously optimistic about the coming year. John was with Steven St. James, of Northern Golf Development. Steve has been working on the new A-Ga-Ming course, which is scheduled to open late 2004.
Rodger, will continue to run his ski shop at Schuss in the winter.
Ypsilanti-Eagle Crest Resort
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
The primary focus will be in elementary schools, which will be provided with a curriculum, equipment and training for physical education teachers. The equipment will be especially designed for safety and for fun. "The goal is to provide a P.E. activity that appeals to kids and gives them a positive first experience in golf," said Ruffin Beckwith, Executive Director of GOLF 20/20.
GOLF 20/20 has also announced the hiring of Benna S. Cawthorn as Director of the National School Golf Program. Cawthorn is a former physical education teacher and youth sports program director in the Orlando area, and most recently has served as the Director of Education for 3G Golf Ventures in Lakeland, FL, where she developed and wrote the curriculum for the Scholastic Edition of SNAG (Starting New at Golf), which is currently used in many schools.
ON THE MOVE-DR. WILLIAM SHELTON, HOST OF THE MICHIGAN GOLFER TV SHOW
Dr. Shelton served as President of EMU for 11 years and then as a faculty member with Eastern's Educational Leadership department for the past three years.
Bill served as host of the Michigan Golfer TV Show since its inception on March 9th 2001. At the time, it was the first Internet television golf show in the world. Since that time nearly 150,000 people have logged on to view one of his shows.
Bill will leave Michigan in mid June. However, there are still a number of shows that he has hosted that will be coming up this summer.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Tonia Branch of the GAM for the info.
While it has long been suspected that Canada had a high level of broadband usage, comScore Media Metrix Canada reported conclusive evidence that Canadians have adopted and embraced broadband to a higher degree than their neighbours to the south. As of January 2003, broadband users represented fully 53.6 percent of the Canadian online population, but only 33.8 percent of the U.S. online population.
Through a first-ever comparison of Web usage dynamics between U.S. and Canadian Internet users, comScore Media Metrix Canada also reported that Canadian broadband surfers consume significantly more online content than their American counterparts. Collectively, Canadian broadband users account for 64 percent of all time spent online in Canada, whereas their counterparts n the U.S. account for 54 percent of Internet usage time in that country.
BENCHMARKING THE SPORT
In response to Golf 20/20ís request, the NGF is providing the system for ongoing rounds played reporting. Participation is free and all data remains strictly confidential. In return for your participation, you will receive a quarterly national/regional Rounds Played report.
Simply log on to the hyperlink below and enter your facility data; the process takes less than 2 minutes.
Thank you for your support of the Golf 20/20 Rounds Played Initiative.
PLAYER, LIETZKE AND GILDER COMMIT TO FARMERS CHARITY CLASSIC
The Farmers Charity Classic field now boasts 7 of the 10 players who have won on the Champions Tour in 2003.
Dana Quigley - MasterCard Championship
"We're very pleased that all three of these champions have committed to play in our event this year," said Clinger, who as a member of the Grand Rapids Jaycees is overseeing the organization's involvement with the tournament this year.
Tickets for the Farmers Charity Classic are on sale at all Tickets PLUS locations and online at http://www.ticketsplus.net. Many local Meijer stores have a Tickets PLUS outlet.
For all the latest news, ticket and corporate hospitality information, or to become a volunteer at the tournament, visit http://www.farmerscharityclassic.com
Armando Vela of Taylor hit his 7-iron 115 yards to ace the 17th hole at Concord Hills GC. Pete Jakubiszen witnessed the feat.
Scott Carzoli of Sterling Heights, hit a 5-iron to the 185 yard 4th hole at Devil's Ridge for his ace.
Congrats and a Tip of the Tam to Armando and Scott and a double Tip of the
Tam to Dave.
This is the substance of our Plot-
The life of the golfer is not all gloom;
Mary had a little putt, she needed it for par.
Taken from http://www.pasturegolf.com/trivia.htm
05/20-23 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships, Birck Boilermaker Golf
Complex (Purdue University) in West Lafayette, Indiana
06/02-03 Taylor Made/adidas State Pro-Am- Boyne Highlands Resort
06/10-11 Club Car Michigan Senior Open- Bedford Valley
06/16-22 Farmers Charity Classic, Egypt Valley GC, Ada
06/17-21 Michigan Amateur Championship, Belvedere GC, Charlevoix
06/20-22 Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic, Lake Forest GC- Ann Arbor, MI
06/20 "The Haig", Vintage Club Golf Classic-Elmbrook GC, Traverse City
06/23-26 Detroit Newspapers Michigan Open-The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort
06/24 8th Annual Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam, Polo Fields, Ann Arbor
06/23 J.P. McCarthy Memorial PAL Invitational, Tournament Players Club
(TPC) of Michigan, Dearborn
06/27-28 Hickory Open at the Kingsley Club
06/30-07/02 Michigan Girls Championship
06/30-07/01 ESPN Tylenol Par 3 Shootout-Treetops Resort
06/30-07/03 Great Lakes Junior Masters Golf Championship, Stonebridge, Ann
07/07-08 22nd Annual Shanty Creek PGA Classic Presented by EZGO, Bellaire
07/07 Father and Son Championship, Paint Creek, Lake Orion
07/07-11 87th Annual Michigan Women's Amateur Championship, Black Lake GC,
07/07-11 2nd Annual Michigan Women's Senior Amateur Championship, Black Lake
07/13-14 2003 Independent Insurance Agent Junior Classic, Fortress GC,
07/14 Dick Purtan Annual Golf Outing, Oakland Universtiy, Rochester
07/14-16 Fifth Third Bank Michigan Women's Open Tournament presented by
Detroit Newspapers-Crystal Mountain Resort
07/14-15 GAM Women's Mid Amateur Championship, Glacier Club, Washington
07/08-14 Ford Senior Players Championship, TPC of Michigan, Dearborn
07/21/23 Detroit Newspapers Tournament of Champions-Boyne Mountain Resort
07/28-31 Michigan Junior Boys Championship, Battle Creek CC, Battle Creek
07/28-29 Michigan Senior PGA Championship,The Loon, Gaylord
07/28-08/03 Buick Open, Warwick Hills GC-Flint
07/30-08/03 Western Amateur, Point O'Woods, St. Joseph
08/11-13 GAM Championship, Grand Haven GC, Grand Haven
08/16-17 Michigan Women's Publinx State Championship, Forest Akers West GC,
08/18-20 Michigan PGA Championship-Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire
08/18-19 GAM Women's Championship, Clio CC, Clio
08/18-24 Bay Mills Open, Brimley-Wild Bluff GC
08/25-26 GAM Women's Senior Amateur Championship, Crystal
08/28-29 GAM Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, Treetops, Gaylord
09/08-11 Lincoln Mercury Classic-Pine Lake CC
09/03-04 GAM Men's Senior Amateur Championship, Lakewood Shores Resort, Oscoda
09/13-14 Michigan Net Amateur Championship, Pilgrim's Run
09/20-21 Atlas Matches, The Loon, Gaylord
09/30 Tournament of Club Champions (Men and Women) Egypt Valley, Ada
10/19-21 The GOLF 20/20 Conference, World Golf Village, Florida
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