Michigan Golf News
May 30, 2003, Vol. 3, No. 22
We had the opportunity to tape a number of up coming shows with Bill Shelton, host of the Michigan Golfer TV Show. One deals with their preparation of Inverness for the U.S. Senior Open, and a second with their rich history of golf course architect and the third, their preparation of Oakland Hills CC for the Ryder Cup. Of particular note, was finding out about the substantial amount of work they will do on the course AFTER the Ryder Cup.
We also found out that Mike Shiels is working with the firm to bring out a coffee table book that will feature the firm's work.
Golf legends, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Demaret and Byron Nelson have all played there. Paul pointed out that they only put through about 9,000 rounds per year. It is a beauty.
GOLF BUSINESS FEATURES RICK SMITH IN THEIR TEE BOX
Suzy Whaley, the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event since Babe Zaharias in 1945, is lending her voice in support of Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, a program of the National Golf Course Owners Association's (NGCOA) award-winning Get Linked Play Golf player development program.
"I am so pleased to be the spokesperson for Take Your Daughter to the Course Week. It is a truly unique opportunity to introduce girls to this great game," Whaley said. "Golf is a game of integrity, fairness, personal challenges, achievements and family.
Take Your Daughter to the Course Week will be July 7-13, 2003. More than 400 courses across the country will offer free green fees and host special promotions to introduce young women to the game of golf. All participating courses are listed on http://www.getlinkedplaygolf.com.
"Suzy Whaley is the ideal spokesperson for Take Your Daughter to the Course Week," said Mike Hughes, NGCOA executive director. "She is a dedicated and talented professional and is an excellent role model for young women."
Take Your Daughter to the Course Week is offered in cooperation with Golf For Women magazine, LPGA, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, and the Executive Women's Golf Association. This is the fourth year for this event. Last year more than 9,800 junior girls participated.
*Contact NGCOA if you would like information on the Take Your Daughter to the Course Week event planned in your area.
Wendy Saari, NGCOA Director of Communications
In a survey, two dozen OPA members reported 40.7 percent average growth in ad revenue in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period a year ago. Overall revenue was said to grow an average of 37.6 percent.
The ad-revenue data mostly jibes with the audited results of publicly traded publishers, which reported strong revenue growth. For example, New York Times Digital reported its first-quarter revenue was up 21 percent, Knight Ridder Digital's rose 31 percent, Wasningtonpost.Newsweek Interactive climbed 27 percent. All three credited robust ad sales for their positive results, and both NYTD and KRD reported small operating profits. Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive's profits are not broken out.
"The strong ad revenue growth of OPA member companies provides further proof that advertisers are directing their spending toward high-quality content sites," he said.
In the third quarter 2002, the last period the OPA surveyed, 18 participating members reported ad-revenue up an average of 35.7 percent and total revenue up an average of 47.4 percent compared to the same period a year earlier.
The OPA has trumpeted the Internet's dominant role during the day. Earlier this month, the OPA released a study with Millward Brown InteliQuest that delved deeper into how people used the Internet during the day. The OPA, and its members, have sponsored a variety of research into the subject.
By Brian Morrissey
The Polo Fields in Ann Arbor has accommodated stunts and tricks such as Jeff Daniels flying in on an ultra-lite airplane on the first tee, golf balls delivered by parachutist and handed directly to Mr. Daniels, and is the first Michigan course to have live alligators on one of its holes.
This year's theme is JEFF DANIELS PICKS ON THE TOP ALL-TIME MOVIES. A different movie will be represented at each hole, including Rear Window, 2001: Space Odyssey, King Kong, The Wizard of Oz, Singiní in the Rain, Ben Hur, Some Like it Hot, and others.
The Golf Outing begins at 10:00 AM and ends after dinner at 5:00 P.M. Call Judy Gallagher, Purple Rose Theatre Company Development Director at 734-433-7782 for details.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Mary had a little putt, she needed it for par.
Mary has a second putt...the first one went too far!
- Margaret Kennard, Rhymes from the Rough (1992)
Here's to the man with club in hand
Here's to the king of bogey land;
Here's to the clubs with outlandish names
And here's to golf, the game of games!
- The Father Gander Golf Book (1909)
I drove a ball into the air.
It fell to earth, I know not where.
But if I'd found it, I'll bet you,
I would have done that hole in two!
- Miles Bantock
Taken from Pasteur Golf http://www.pasturegolf.com
06/02-03 Taylor Made/Adidas State Pro-Am- Boyne Highlands Resort
06/07 Dick Weber Memorial Tournament-Michaywe GC, Gaylord
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
August 08/11-13 GAM Championship, Grand Haven GC, Grand Haven
08/16-17 Michigan Women's Publinx State Championship, Forest Akers West GC,
08/17-18 Wendy's Charity Golf Classic LPGA Pro-Am, Country Club of Jackson
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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