Michigan Golf News
May 16, 2003 , 2003, Vol. 3, No. 20
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Edited by Art McCafferty
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__/ MGN ON THE ROAD
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-THE HAIG AND THE RYDER CUP
__/ DAVE PELZ SCORING GAME SCHOOL TO OPEN AT THE HOMESTEAD
__/ SSSSSSLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW PPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY
__/ FOX HILLS TO HOST A SERIES OF GOLF SHOWS
__/ WOMEN'S GOLF ACADEMY 2003 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
__/ QUOTE OF THE WEEK
__/ GOLF CALENDAR
MGN ON THE ROAD
Jack Berry, put down his putter, gathered his family, laced up his running shoes and participated in the Fifth/Third River Bank Run. Jack's extremely better half, Bonnie is a fixture in many long distance runs in Michigan and out state was running the 25K. Jack and his three children were to run in the 5K. Last year, Jack finished first in his age group.
Golf course owners are grousing over another wet and cool spring. Golf rounds on many of the courses are at last year level's, which was considered a sub par year. The "Weir" effect is all over the sports pages. It seems no matter what the topic of a golf story was, Canadian golf hero, Mike Weir's name was somehow brought in. It is a amazing the impact that he is having here.
Three golf courses are coming on board this year; Seven Lakes, a new one from Bruce Matthews camp. The course is just outside of Windsor. The Crimson Ridge, which is north Sault Ste. Marie and Whistle Bear, a John Robinson course, located near Toronto.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-THE HAIG AND THE RYDER CUP
"The Haig" returns to our screen for his second appearance. On this week's show, "The Haig" discusses the Ryder Cup, his winning at "home" gaft and his captaincy. "The Haig" will be making a guest appearance at "The Haig" Grand Traverse Heritage Center" tournament on June 20.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION http://michigangolfer.tv
DAVE PELZ SCORING GAME SCHOOL TO OPEN AT THE HOMESTEAD
Dave Pelz Scoring Game School proudly announces the expansion of its renowned three-day school program into Northern Michigan. The Homestead in Glen Arbor, MI will host Pelz three-day schools and one-day clinics from June through September in its stunning setting along the shores of Lake Michigan.
"We're committed to bringing the best instructional programs in the world to The Homestead, because we want our guests to do more than have fun in our freshwater paradise. We want them to leave enriched," says Bob Kuras, president of The Homestead. "The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School is synonymous with world-class short game and putting instruction and we couldn't be happier that they've chosen our property as their Michigan home."
Pelz's staff opens its first season at The Homestead with a series of three-day schools, starting with a June 19-21 session and continuing through the summer. One-day putting and wedge clinics as well as a beginners' program will also be offered to guests and visitors of The Homestead and residents of the area this summer.
To enroll in a three-day session of the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, log onto http://www.pelzgolf.com or call 800-833-7370. For more information on The Homestead, call 231-334-5100 or visit http://www.thehomesteadresort.com.
At a Pace of Play Symposium held in St Andrews on 20th and 21st February the increasing problem of managing golf courses and competitions due to slow play was evident.
Hosted by the R&A, the Symposium was attended by over 50 leading golf administrators from Europe who listened to presentations and contributed to discussions in an effort to address the trend of slow play in all forms of play from championship golf to club level and resort play.
The key points of the Symposium covered what can be referred to as "The Five Cornerstones" of pace of play:
1. Management policies
2. Player ability
3. Course maintenance
4. Course Design
5. Player behaviour
"We know that play has become ever slower over the past 100 years" said David Pepper, Chairman of the R&Aís Championship Committee.
"However, slow play is one aspect of golf over which we can have some measure of control, given the right conditions. The Symposium brought together experts from all areas of golf administration, including course designers and architects, management of resort courses, Rules officials and governing bodies, so that their collective knowledge and experience might lead to a greater understanding of the problems and of its solution."
In addition to David Pepper, the speakers included Niall Flanagan of the St Andrews Links Trust, John Paramor, Chief Referee of the PGA European Tour and Bill Yates, a expert in pace of play management from the United States.
R&A Secretary, Peter Dawson, concluded the proceedings of the 2003 Symposium by saying: "The R&A is committed to combating slow play and will continue to progress initiatives in order to speed up the round of golf."
For further information contact:
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, tel: 01334 460000
*Note. Readers may want to visit the excellent column on slow play that Vartan Kupelian wrote last year," The Biggest Threat to Golf! Slow Play" Times_New_Roman Vartan in the July 2002 MG http://michigangolfer.com/july02/guestjuly.html
Guest Editor-Terry Moore
Michigan Resorts on the Web-Sam Geradi
The Webmerizers-Art McCafferty
20 Years at the Masters-Terry Moore
Tom Doak-Golf's Renaissance Man-Craig Brass
Canadian Lakes Has Come a Long Way-Mike Terrell
Spring Break Special-Golf Cancun -Kelly Hill
Less is More- W.Bruce Matthews III
Golf Packages and Stay and Play Packages-Art McCafferty
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame-Greg Johnson
Michigan's Golf Communities-Staff
Slice of Life-Terry Moore
GLSP-25 Years-Art McCafferty
All of this and more, just a click away HTTP://MICHIGANGOLFER.COM
FOX HILLS TO HOST A SERIES OF GOLF SHOWS
The award winning Fox Hills Golf Course will be offering two special golf shows, tomorrow, May 17th and Saturday, June 14th. Each show will start at 10:00 AM and conclude at 2:00 PM. There will be driving range and driving clinics, discussions on how to play the game, fashion shows, raffles and other things. And best of all, free admission.
For further info 734.453.7272.
Taken and edited from a Golf Marketing Services press release.
WOMEN'S GOLF ACADEMY 2003 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Sheila Tansey wants folks to know that her 2003 Women's Golf Academy have been scheduled.
JUNE 21 and 22, Sat. and Sun.,
At Cherry Creek Golf Club
Shelby Township, MI
JULY 18 and 19th, Fri. and Sat.,
Timber Ridge Golf Club
East Lansing, MI
Groups for Couples and Women Only
AUGUST 9 and 10, Sat. and Sun.,
Timber Ridge Golf Club
East Lansing, MI
Groups for Couples and Women Only
For further info contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Learning to play golf is like learning to play the violin. It's not only difficult to do.. it's very painful to everyone around you."
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 Mountain,Thompsonville
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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