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May 14, 2004 VOL. 4, No. 20

Sponsored by:

Bay Mills Resort and Casino/Wild Bluff-Brimley
Web: http://www.4baymills.com
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show11/index.html

Celebrate Ryder Cup 2004, September 14-19-Oakland Hills CC
Web: http://michigan.org/golf
Video: http://www.michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show8/

The Walter Hagen Story, by Walter Hagen
Web: http://vintagepublishing.com/walterhagen.htm
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv

Treetops: Home of "Rick Smith and The Big Break" and "The Tylenol Par-3 Shootout
Web: http://treetops.com
Video: Rick Smith and The Big Break
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show5/index.html

Edited by Art McCafferty-Publisher-Michigan Golfer

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__/ MGN ON THE ROAD
Grand Rapids
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-DOUBLE FEATURE
Bay Mills Open Players' Championship Preview with Mike Husby
Ryder Cup Captains Challenge preview with Lee Woodruff
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER MAY/JUNE ISSUE NOW ONLINE
__/ 600 AT PLAY GOLF AMERICA DAY IN ALEXANDRIA, VA,ST. JOHN'S IN PLYMOUTH NEXT
__/ HALE IRWIN ADDED TO FARMERS CHARITY CLASSIC
__/ A-GA-MING TO HOST 32nd MICHIGAN STATE JUNIOR
__/ MARK WILSON APPOINTED PGA NATIONAL RULES CHAIRMAN
__/ GOLF ROUNDS PLAYED INCREASE IN MARCH; YTD ROUNDS PLAYED AHEAD OF 2003
__/ ANN ARBOR MEDIAGROUP ON THE MOVE
__/ 19TH HOLE
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME ROSTER
__/ GOLFMATES.COM LAUNCHES FIRST ONLINE DATING SERVICE FOR SINGLE GOLFERS
__/ SPENCER GOLF CONCEPTS OPENS NEW OHIO COURSE
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
__/ LAKESHORE GOLF AND TRAVEL SHOW ANNOUNCES DATES
__/ ATLANTA GOLF SHOW DATE SET
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS



MGN ON THE ROAD
Ubiquitous, that's what we are. The Michigan Golf News is now being heard on Friday mornings during the 10:00-11:00 hour on the Michigan Talk Radio Network. The host of the show is Shawn Peterson. Don't you just love it?

Currently the Michigan Talk Radio Network line up of affiliates includes:
Call Letters Location Dial Position
MLIVE Internet mlive.com
WQTX Lansing 92.7 FM
WBBL Grand Rapdis 1340 AM
WTRX Flint 1330 AM
WVFN Lansing 730 AM
WQSN Kalamazoo 1660 AM
WDOW Dowagiac 1440 AM
WMUS Muskegon 1090 AM
WMIQ Iron Mountain 1450 AM
WDMJ Marquette 1320 AM
WIAN Ispheming 1320 AM
WJML Petoskey 1110 AM
WWKK Petoskey 750 AM
WMMI Mt. Pleasant 830 AM
WMFN Grand Rapids 640 AM
WKLA Ludington 1450 AM
WMTE Manistee 1340 AM
WLDR Traverse City 1210 AM
WBCH Hastings 1220 AM
WSGW Saginaw 790 AM
WTVB Coldwater 1590 AM
WABJ Adrian 1490 AM
WSJM Benton Harbor 1400 AM
WIDG St. Ignace 940 AM
WMIC Sandusky 660 AM
WHAK Rogers City 960 AM
WBRN Big Rapids 1460 AM
WXDX Detroit 1310 AM
WTKG Grand Rapids 1230 AM

Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is getting excited about the upcoming Farmers Charity Classic. John Greenslit and Brad Arnold of the Grand Rapids Crown Plaza Hotel, indicates that they sell out during the week, as players, caddies and media folks book their rooms. GR has some terrific golf available. Waiting patiently for golfers are Arnold Palmer's; The Ravines, Rees Jones's; Thousand Oaks, Mike DeVries's; Pilgrim's Run and the Lynx. Brad Arnold, the Sales Director at the Crown Plaza, was at one time Director of Sales for Treetops. John Greenslit, was formerly at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort http://golfgrandrapids.com/



MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-DOUBLE FEATURE
Bay Mills Open Players' Championship-August 23-29
Mike Husby, three time director of the Bay Mills Open Players' Championship, chats with our reporter Tim Hygh about the upcoming Bay Mills Open. The Bay Mills Open is one of the jewels of the Canadian Tour.

Ryder Cup Captains Challenge at DGC
Lee Woodruff, COO of the Detroit Golf Club, is interviewed by Jennie McCafferty, about the history of the Detroit Golf Club and their hosting of the Ryder Cup Captains Challenge on September 15.



HALE IRWIN ADDED TO FARMERS CHARITY CLASSIC
Hall of Fame golfer, Hale Irwin, has committed to play in the Farmers Charity Classic that will be played May 31 through June 6 at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada. Irwin will be looking to add to his 39 Champions Tour victories with this, his first visit to Egypt Valley.

The 19th Farmers Charity Classic will be played at Egypt Valley Country Club from May 31 - June 6, 2004. Tickets are available at Huntington Banking Offices or at HTTP://StarTicketsPlus.com.



A-GA-MING TO HOST 32nd MICHIGAN STATE JUNIOR
A-GA-MING Golf Course will play host to the 32nd Michigan State Junior Golf Championship, August 5, 2004. A-Ga-Ming will be replacing Charlevoix Country Club, as tournament host as the latter had to bow out because of private membership policies.

A-GA-MING is steeped in tradition - much of which involves its relationship with Walter Hagen who spent his later years there.

A-GA-MING is a classic course in every respect; the golfer is eased into the challenge with each hole appearing to get progressively tougher. Narrow fairways lined with trouble make tee shots critical, its rolling fairways can be punishing and A-Ga-Ming's small greens require touch and imagination. This will test the best junior golfers in Michigan where the winds off Lake Michigan and Torch Lake pose the biggest problem.

"This is a great tournament venue and one of Michigan's best kept secrets" says Dick Loring the tournament director. The competitors will love playing here.

The tournament is a 36 hole championship open to boys 13-17 years of age who have a handicap index of 5.5 and lower. Special exemptions for players who have made the 2003 all-state in there school division, Regional qualifiers, Low 12 finishers in the 2003 championship, Junior Golf Honor Roll and other junior majors.

Steve Cuzzort from Grosse Ile will be defending his Championship as well as Andy Hees from Gaylord the 2002 champion.

For information, contact: Dick Loring skillplay@aol.com



MARK WILSON APPOINTED PGA NATIONAL RULES CHAIRMAN
Mark Wilson of Grand Rapids has been appointed chairman of the national PGA of America Rules Committee. Wilson, 48, in his 23rd season as head professional at Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids, will succeed Don Essig of Indianapolis, IN in January 2005.

A PGA member since 1984, Wilson is a native of Grand Rapids, a 1978 graduate of Michigan State University and turned professional that same year. He served as an assistant professional from 1978-80 at Watermark Country Club, then spent one year at nearby Blythefield Country Club. In the fall of 1981, he was named head professional at Watermark Country Club.

Wilson is a six-time winner of the Michigan PGA Section Horton Smith Award (1989, '92, '93, '94, '95, '96), honored for his work to improve and provide contributions to member education. He has served since 1989 as Section Rules chairman. He also has been a speaker at 15 PGA/USGA National Rules Workshops, numerous PGA education program events or seminars and has served the past six years as Rules editor for PGA Magazine.

"I am honored to be appointed chairman," said Wilson. "I believe that the strength of the PGA Rules Committee comes from the committee members who take the practice of the Rules of Golf seriously and have applied their skills unselfishly over the years."

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



DAVE PELZ TO MEET, GREET GOLF SCHOOL STUDENTS
Dave Pelz will be at The Homestead to greet students when they arrive on May 26 and again the following morning, as his teaching staff 'kicks off' the May 27-29 session of the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School.

These students will have an opportunity to meet and spend time with Pelz and and the first to see and learn on the new five-acre learning facility, complete with greens, bunkers, aprons, targets and hitting areas designed by Pelz to create an optimal learning environment for the short game and putting.

"I'm truly excited about this beautiful teaching center at The Homestead. It has everything we need to teach the Scoring Game to the best of our abilities," Pelz says. "This really is the perfect environment for teaching and learning golf. My wife and I love being here - the hospitality and friendliness is unparalleled - and it's as gorgeous as any vacation spot you'll find."

To learn more about three-day schools and one-day clinics at The Homestead, visit http:/www.pelzgolf.com or call 800-833-7370.

Taken from a PR from Communications & Media Specialist cm@pelzgolf.com

*Note-"Last year, when the MG was at the Homestead taping a show, I had the opportunity to chat with Dave Pelz. When I asked him how his last book sold, he indicated that "it got me my plane." There is a reason why this former NASA scientist is going great guns; he is great. View the video we did with him last summer. He is hypnotic as he discusses his approach to the game. This was our highest rated show of last year. We had over 5,000 viewers that week.
http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show18/index.html



GOLF ROUNDS PLAYED INCREASE IN MARCH; YTD ROUNDS PLAYED AHEAD OF 2003
According to the most recent National Golf Rounds Played Report compiled by Golf Datatech, March was a very good month and continued the upturn started in January 2004. Rounds Played in March were 6.5% ahead of rounds played in March 2003, and the year-to-date rounds played are 4.0% ahead of the same three-month period last year. Increases were recorded in March in most states. The only March declines were in Minnesota (-42.2%), Ohio-Indiana (-11.8%), Hawaii (-1.5%), Texas (-1.4%) and Kentucky-Tennessee (0.2%)



ANN ARBOR MEDIAGROUP ON THE MOVE
According to Skip DeWall, of the Ann Arbor Media Group, the pipeline for golf books is starting to fill up for them. These are some books being readied for distribution.

"Kiltie the Kingmaker", by Sidney L. Matthew
"The Walter Hagen Story", by Walter Hagen (Portrait of a Champion Series)
"The Spirit of Pinehurst", by Lee Pace
"St. Andrews: How to Play the Old Course", by Desmond Muirhead, Tip Anderson, Brian Morgan
"A Game of Golf", by Francis Ouimet (Portrait of a Champion Series)
"Chick Evans Golf Book", by Chick Evans (Portrait of a Champion Series)

The firm got a lot of ink at the Masters, with their "Men on the Bag" book, that took a look at being a caddie at the tournament.



19TH HOLE
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, bu t the wrod as a wlohe and the biran fguiers it out aynawy..

Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Tony Misfud for sending this in.



MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT POHL, CROSBY, ANDERSON HIESTAND, SYRON AND SAYLOR THIS SUNDAY

This Sunday, the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Outing, held at Indianwood, will welcome its latest members. http://michigan-golf-foundation.com

ELECTED TO MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME
by Jack Berry

A broad spectrum of golf was represented in the 2004 election to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame: touring professionals Dan Pohl and Elaine Crosby, top amateur Mary Jane Anderson Hiestand, public course owner and supporter Lloyd Syron and longtime Detroit Free Press golf writer Jack Saylor who was elected posthumously.

Michigan Golf Foundation co-chairman Bob McMasters said the induction ceremony for the five will be May 16 at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion.

Pohl, two-time winner of the Michigan Amateur championship, was renowned as one of the biggest hitters in golf and won twice on the PGA Tour including the prestigious Colonial National Invitation. He lost the 1982 Masters Tournament to Craig Stadler in a playoff after a brilliant 10-under-par weekend finish of 67-67 that included a Masters record four hole streak in the Saturday round. Pohl eagled the par 5 13th hole, sank his approach shot on the par 4 14th for another eagle and then birdied the 15th and 16th holes.

Pohl also tied for the 1985 Greater Hartford Open but lost in a playoff to Phil Blackmar. Mt. Pleasant native Pohl played 421 tournaments in 20-plus years on the PGA Tour and made the cut in 300 of them and had 70 top ten finishes. He played on the 1987 Ryder Cup team and won the Vardon Trophy for best stroke average that year.

Pohl has had a number injuries, surgery on both knees, his back and neck, but currently is working hard to qualify for the Champions Tour when he turns 50 next year.

Crosby didn't start playing golf until she was 20 as tennis had been her game. But while a student at the University of Michigan the Jackson native picked up golf, made the varsity team from 1978-80, won the Michigan Womens' Amateur and then turned professional. She won on the Futures Tour and joined the LPGA Tour in 1985 and had two victories and numerous top five finishes including a second in the Oldsmobile Classic and three runner-ups at the Lady Keystone Open, a tournament she won in 1994.

Crosby was so well-regarded by her peers that she served on the Executive Committee from 1992-94 and was elected president of the LPGA Tournament Division in 1994. Crosby currently is a leading teacher and has a school for women at Crystal Mountain Resort.

Anderson Hiestand was voted Michigan Woman Player of the Decade in 2000 by the Golf Association of Michigan. She has been a winner on every amateur level starting with two championship years at Clarkston High School, 1975-76, three State Amateur titles, 1990, 1995 and 2000 and the State Public Links championship in 1999.

Anderson Hiestand dominated the Womenís District Golf Association with seven match play and eight stroke play championships. Nationally she qualified three times for the U.S. Womens' Open and 14 times for the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship and made match play each year. Syron couldn't help but spend his life in golf his father, Frank Syron, was a golf professional and his parents bought Elizabeth Lake Golf & Country Club in 1941, changed the name to Pontiac Country Club and turned it into a mecca for public golfers.

Lloyd started out caddying, went to Notre Dame and won the 1957 Michigan Amateur. He played in three NCAA golf championships and then settled into the family business. Pontiac CC is a family affair and they've been a major supporter of public golf in southeast Michigan. Lloyd coached the Pontiac Catholic High School golf team for 11 years and both Waterford high schools use the Syron course as their home course. The Frank Syron Memorial Tournament has been a stroke play fixture for the state's best publinxers every Fourth of July weekend since 1969.

Saylor, who passed away last November, enlivened the local, state and national golf scene with his deft touch at the keyboard, first at a typewriter, then at a computer and always the piano where he always drew a crowd, whether it was the stately Carolina Inn at Pinehurst, N.C., or at the Mission Inn in Carmel, California, where Clint Eastwood dropped in. Known as much for his colorful outfits as his colorful writing, Saylor started at the Pontiac Press, then the Detroit Times and found a home at the Free Press for 43 years, 30 of them covering golf. He covered all the sports, including the Detroit Pistons, Jud Heathcote's Michigan State basketball and Notre Dame football but golf was No. 1. Saylor was at home as much with a golf club in his hands as a pen and notebook and as diligent in finding the right sentence as he was in finding the right yardage. He played from coast to coast and in 1990 covered the British Open at St. Andrews but also managed to work his way around other great Scottish courses and relayed his impressions to Free Press readers.


MICHIGAN HALL OF FAME ROSTER
Walter Hagen* 1982
Chuck Kocsis 1982
Al Watrous* 1982
Walter Burkemo* 1983
Glenn Johnson 1983
Horton Smith* 1983
John Barnum* 1983
Chick Harbert* 1983
Dorothy Higbie* 1984
James Standish, Jr.* 1984
Patti Boice 1985
Leo Diegel* 1985
Dave Hill 1985
Wilfrid Reid* 1985
Tommy Armour* 1986
Tom Draper* 1986
Pete Green* 1986
Bud Stevens 1986
A. Fred Kammer* 1987
Sam Kocsis 1987
Wiffi Smith 1987
Carlton Wells* 1987
Gene Bone 1988
Ed Furgol* 1988
Sally Sessions 1988
Marvin Stahl 1988
John Walter* 1988
Bob Babbish 1989
Cindy Hill 1989
Everett Kircher* 1989
Emerick Kocsis* 1989
Shirley Spork 1989
Ed Ervasti 1990
Jake Fassezke* 1990
Frank & Mary Lovell* 1990
Ben Smith 1990
Jenny Weiss* 1990
Randy Erksine 1991
John Malloy 1991
Warren Orlick* 1991
Mike Souchak* 1991
Ben Davis 1992
Mike Hill 1992
Lynn Janson 1992
Bill McDonald 1992
Bonnie Lauer 1992
Ray Maguire* 1993
Bruce Matthews* 1993
Calvin Peete 1993
Buddy Whitten 1993
Mary Fossum 2002
Meg Mallon 2002
Robert McMasters 2002
Betty Richart 2002
Clarence Wolfrom* 2002
Jack Berry 2003
Cindy Figg-Currier 2003
Joyce Kazmierski 2003
Greg Reynolds 2003
Sara Wold 2003
Dan Pohl 2004
Elaine Crosby 2004
Mary Jane Anderson 2004
Lloyd Syron 2004
Jack Saylor* 2004

*DECEASED



SPENCER GOLF CONCEPTS OPENS NEW OHIO COURSE

Spencer Golf Concepts of Columbus, Ohio, recently announced the opening of the front nine at the Oberlin (Ohio) Golf Club. Denny Spencer, who gained early golf architect fame, working with Jerry Matthews, has managed to land some serious business in Ohio. Golf architectural business is tough out there, but Denny has managed to land new course design or remodeling gigs with The Golf Club at Saddlehorn, Swanton, Ohio, Outer Harbour Golf Links, Toronto, Ontario, Oberlin Golf Club, Oberlin, Ohio, Mohawk Golf Club, Tiffin, Ohio and Brentwood Golf Club, Grafton, Ohio.
http://spencergolfconcepts.com


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MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE ISSUE NOW ONLINE EVERYWHERE
http://michigangolfer.com

*Editor's Note-We have divided up the Michigan Golfer by stories, in our PDF presentation, You can now download a story, without having to download the entire magazine. Try it you'll like it. Art McCafferty
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COMING UP THIS SUMMER
By Managing Kelly Hill
Contributing Editor, Kelly Hill, makes sure that we know everything we need to know about this summer's golf championships.

MICHIGAN'S GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS: THE LEGENDARY TOM BENDELOW
By Art McCafferty
Tom Bendelow, built 55 golf courses in Michigan, and not many people know that. However, his grandson, Stuart, is on a mission to make sure his grandfather gets his rightful place in golf course architecture. This is a little known story that will get bigger.

WESTERN MICHIGAN'S JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENTS
By Managing Editor-Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill brings us up to date on the 21st edition of this tournament and all the work that founder Ed Ripmaster has done to make sure junior golfers have tournaments to play in.

MISSISSIPPI GOLF
By Mike Shiels
Mike Shiels takes us on another tour or southern golf. Our wandering reporter, takes a well rested vacation after writing, "The Works of Art", to bring us up to date with Mississippi golf.
*Note- You can also catch some of these Mississippi courses, with Bill Shelton's visit two years ago on one of our Michigan Golfer Television Shows http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show2/index.html

A JEWEL REPOLISHED
By Marc Van Soest
In the last issue of the MG, we brought our readers the story of W. Bruce Matthews and his detailed his contributions to Michigan golf architecture. http://MICHIGANGOLFER.COM/spring04/spring0304-4.pdf In this issue, Marc VanSoest chronicles the changing face of the course that was near and dear to W. Bruce Matthews heart, the Grand Haven Golf Course.

RYDER CUP CAPTAINS CHALLENGE
By Art McCafferty
The Detroit Golf Club will host the Ryder Cup Captains Challenge on September 15. Lee Woodruff, COO of DGC, brings us up to date with this portion of our Ryder Celebration in this article.

SLICE OF LIFE
By Terry Moore
Terry Moore, who has had some problems with his back, tells us about his problems in his "Slice of Ache" column.



MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE ISSUE NOW ONLINE EVERYWHERE
http://michigangolfer.com

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GOLFMATES.COM LAUNCHES FIRST ONLINE DATING SERVICE FOR SINGLE GOLFERS
Golfmates.com recently announced the launch of the world's first online dating service designed specifically for golfers.

The unique concept of an online dating site designed specifically for golfers is the brainchild of Omaha-based entrepreneur Scott Kroeger, who, after setting up a handful of friends on dates, decided that the golfing community needed an online dating service where anyone interested in the sport could find like-minded golfmates.

The demand for online dating services has grown explosively in the last five years. The Computer Industry Almanac estimates that the market for online dating services was worth $1 billion in 1998 and $1.5 billion last year. The number of U.S. citizens using online personal ads is expected to reach 24 million by 2007. The United States National Golf Foundation estimates that there are more than 26 million golfers over the age of 18 in the United States. Sixty percent of golfers in the United States own home computers, and 90 percent use computers at work. Fifty-eight percent of golfers in the United States use the Internet.

To learn more click on http://Golfmates.com


600 ATTEND PLAY GOLF AMERICA DAY IN ALEXANDRIA, VA,ST. JOHN'S IN PLYMOUTH NEXT
Upwards of 600 DC and Alexandria, Virginia-area residents came out to Hilltop Golf Club this past Saturday to participate in the second of three scheduled Play Golf America Days, hosted by Play Golf America, an initiative of The PGA of America, in partnership with the LPGA, NGCOA, PGA Tour, and the USGA.

Attendees were treated to free golf instruction and clinics from more than 35-area PGA and LPGA teaching professionals, while equipment and other products from companies like Callaway, Cobra, Golf Pride, MacGregor, Nike, PING, Softspikes, SwingRite, Tommy Armour, UST, Wilson and WINN were available for demo testing. Additionally, all attendees were able to gather information on some of today's most exciting golf participation programs that are part of the Play Golf America initiative, including Link Up 2 Golf, Free Lesson Month (May), and the Executive Women's Golf Association, among others.

The next Play Golf America Day will be held May 22, at St. John's Golf & Conference Center and Carl's Golfland Practice Facility in Plymouth, Michigan.

For more information on other Play Golf America Day programs throughout the U.S., log on to http://www.playgolfamerica.com.


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



ATLANTA GOLF SHOW DATE SET
Crittenden Golf Inc. Conference & Show announced that it will have its Fall Show from September 21-23
800-211-1697



LAKESHORE GOLF AND TRAVEL SHOW ANNOUNCES DATES
The Lakeshore Golf and Travel Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, 2005. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The contact person is Sue Nielsen SueNielsen@whitehall.k12.mi.us



GOLF CALENDAR 2004

MAY
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
05/29–30 Harry Melling Memorial Invitation
http://treetops.com
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/
06/12 Dick Weber Memorial Golf Tournament, Michaywe Pines, Gaylord
06/16 Washtenaw County Hospitality Golf Outing, Lake Forest GC, Ann Arbor
06/21 Mel Trotters Marathon of Hope, Kent Country Club, Grand Rapids
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
08/05 32nd Michigan State Junior Golf Championship, A-GA-MING
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
09/04-05 Par-3 Amateur Shootout
http://treetops.com
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
09/25-27 Pepsi® Fall Charity Invitational
http://treetops.com
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.
http://mgcoa.org

Michigan Golf Calendar 2005

JANUARY
01-27-30 PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, FL
http://pgamerchandiseshow.com

FEBRUARY
02/25-27 Lansing Golf Show, Lansing Center, Lansing
http://michigangolfshow.com
MARCH
03/05 Midland Golf Show, Valley Plaza Resort
03/11-13 Michigan Golf Show, Novi Expo, Novi
http://michigangolfshow.com

03/26-27 Lakeshore Golf Show and Travel Show
Contact: SueNielsen@whitehall.k12.mi.us
http://websiteiscoming://http




Tour and Association Calendars

Associations
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/
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
European Tour- http://www.europeantour.com
Hooters Tour- http://www.ngahooterstour.com
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