Michigan Golf News
June 13, 2008 - Vol. 8, No. 24
MYRTLE BEACH SEASIDE RESORTS -GRAND SHORES, SEASIDE, PRINCE RESORT, MYRTLE BEACH HORIZON,
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Edited by Art McCafferty
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__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER "SPRUMMER" ISSUE: SPECIAL BUICK OPEN
__/ MICHIGAN OPEN PRESENTED BY LINCOLN MERCURY - TELEVISED DAILY BY THE MICHIGAN GOLFER
TOM GILLIS WINS HIS SECOND MICHIGAN OPEN
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
Grand Traverse Village
Litchfield- Jenkins Golf Course
Manistee-Manistee National Resort
Montague-Old Channel Trail
Rothbury-Double JJ Ranch and The Thoroughbred
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TV SCHEDULE -JUNE
__/ STACY SLOBODNIK-STOLL 4-PEATS IN THE GAM WOMEN'S MID AMATEUR
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME SERIES-GLENN JOHNSON (1983), EVERETT KIRCHER (1989) AND GENE BONE (1988)
A MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME SERIES
__/ ESLICK TO LEAVE SHANTY CREEK RESORT
__/ EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GOLF ROUNDS PLAYED
__/ HOLE IN ONE CLUB
__/ GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA--NOW WHAT?
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER YOU TUBE TRAFFIC
__/ "MAN, YOU NEED A WEED WHACKER GOLF CLUB"
__/ FUND RAISING IDEA-BILL KNOOP
__/ FATHER'S DAY REFLECTIONS AT THE SEASON'S FINAL MAJOR
__/ TEED OFF - A NEW INTERNET SERIES ON THE LIGHTER SIDE OF GOLF
Produced by A Ship of Fools and GLSP Television Network
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ VIDEO GALLERIES
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MICHIGAN GOLFER'S "SPRUMMER" ISSUE
SPECIAL EDITION: BUICK OPEN 50 YEARS
We start our celebration of the the 50th year of the Buick Open by offering both our readers and viewers, this package of golf lore goodies. We looked into "The Vault" of Michigan Golfer copy, photo and video assets and and have taken the additional time to put this together. We also unite " A Pair of Jacks" in this issue. In the first golf summit held at EMU, Jack Berry and Jack Saylor dressed to the nines, in tuxedos, waxed on about golf in Michigan. Here we take a timeless article the Saylor wrote on the 10 Most Memorable Buick Open Players. We pair that up with a piece on Warwick Hills pro, Nick Berklich, by Jack Berry. Berry also brings us up to date with new piece, 50 Years of the Buick Open. I had the opportunity to chime in with a short piece on Gene Bone, one of my childhood heroes. Finally, Terry Moore wraps up this issue with his always provocative thoughts in his "Slice of Life', column. While the number of stories are small the photographs that support them are not. The Internet allows you to run as many photos as you would like and we have some dandies.
Added to this mix, is a couple of videos, one on Gene Bone and his recollections of the first Buick Open, when he was the Warwick pro and later Buick Opens that he won. Bone had a wonderful career in Michigan golf as he won almost everything in sight. The second video in our print, photographs and video Michigan Golfer issue, is one we did with Ken Devine. Devine was a salesperson and a lover of golf, when he attended the first Buick Open. He was later to go on and rescue the Michigan PGA Section after the association had been wiped out but a former COO that had a gambling problem. Devine served many years at the helm of the Michigan PGA Section and watched it shed its debt and become prosperous under his leadership.
50 Years of the Buick Open - by Jack Berry
Berklich on the Buick - by Jack Berry
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Bestows Special Award to Buick - by Susan Bairley
Buick's 10 Most Memorable Players - by Jack Saylor
Gene Bone and His First Buick Open - by Art McCafferty
Gene Bone, Formerly Head Pro at Warwick Hills, Discusses That First Buick Open with Jack Berry
Ken Devine and 50 Years of the Buick Open
We hope you enjoy our Sprummer Issue as much as we did putting it together. We also want to thank our advertisers;
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MICHIGAN OPEN PRESENTED BY LINCOLN MERCURY ----TELEVISED DAILY BY THE MICHIGAN GOLFER
TOM GILLIS WINS HIS SECOND MICHIGAN OPEN
We thought we would make the last Michigan Open held at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa special by creating a daily show for each round. Tim Hygh and Mike Shiels helped us out and for that we are grateful. So rather than us going into a lengthy dissetration about what went on, click away and find out.
Our shows cover the past and present, the volunteers, a Randy Erskine interview, the new champion, Tom Gillis and some friendly goodbyes to a tournament that has been there for 28 years. Enjoy. Congrats Tom Gillis.
Final Round - Tom Gillis Wins his second Michigan Open
Special Show -Gene Bone: Michigan and PGA Tours http://youtube.com/watch?v=ySRpu9CsUqg
MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
Grand Traverse Village- We were at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa covering the Michigan Open for the last time. The resort, per one of their tag lines, has its splendor back. The place looks incredible, almost brand new again. The entire lobby went through a face lift that Joan Rivers would be proud of. And the beds are unbelievable . It feels like you are spending all of your sleeping moments in a pillow factory. Great stuff.
We had the opportunity to visit an old friend Lockenheath Golf Course while here. Lockenheath has been targeted toward the private golf club sector, although at times the public has been allowed in. I was first introduced to the course by Doug Grove, who had experience in opening many clubs, The Bear included. At that time he was busy as the whole infrastructure was going in and he was in charge. However, we drove some of the course and he regaled me with Steve Smyers lore. Smyers, has a classical design phliosophy, in that he is a firm believer in the risk-reward strategy in designing golf course. I have but seen two of his courses, Lockenheath and the Heartland Crossings in Indiana. My general feeling in both cases, that there was more risk than reward.
Headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, Smyers Golf, has done much of its work in Indiana and Florida, New Jersey, with some foreign forays into England and Australia.
Lockenheath, now being managed by Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, has given the resort the one missing piece in their holdings, a golf course on the water. Years ago, that had purchased some land on the water and thought about building there. They even had brought up Lee Trevino, before the economy turned sour on golf course construction. While they are only in a one year deal for managing the course, it would be sweet, if they could permanently add this to their inventory and create an enviable foursome of courses.
We captured some video of the course and you can see it in our third round coverage of the Michigan Open
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGwriDu1uwA It is as tough as it is beautiful.
Litchfield-Jenkins Golf Course
The Jenkins is a nine hole course that was opened in 1964. The architect for this little gem was Jerry Matthews. It is a typical farm course, in that there is very little trouble for golfers to wander into. There are no traps or water hazards to speak of although there are some trees here and there.
Manistee- Manistee National Golf Resort
You cannot help thinking about Manistee National as you head up the Western part of the state, as Travel Michigan has purchased a number of billboards that feature this beautiful golf destination. Doug Bell was on hand to say hi and was lamenting about the late summer and the impact that that has had on an already difficult economy. A late west coast freeze hurt some orchards and the cold spring has kept the bees from pollinating as they robustly as they normally do.
The leaves were finally out and the courses looked beautiful. Cutter's Ridge is a Jerry Matthews course and Matthews is on hand to give you a tour, if you have not been there before http://youtube.com/watch?v=9gpkp83VAzc The second course, Canthook Valley is the other course on the property. The Osprey flag waves happily in a West coast breeze to welcome golfers to a very special destination.
Rothbury -Double JJ Ranch and the Thorourbred
Whoa Nellie. Keith Jackson's signature call, would be right at home here as the dynamic duo of Joan and Bob Lipsitz have grown this property into something that is really special. The last time we were there we were exploring the addition of the Back Forty. The Back Forty was an assembly of shops surrounding their rodeo grounds. This time we checked out their new waterpark and looked at the plans of their new conference center development. The Lipsitz's have always been focused on their business and it is astonishing to see what they have accomplished.
We visited the proshop and found Golf Professional Andy Meikle and his assistant, Justin Durga. The course looked spectacular. Built 15 years ago under the eye of Arthur Hills, the course has matured into a force on the west side of the state.
But wait, there is more. The resort also hosts the Rothbury Festival, which will bring 100 bands into their town during the summer. It seems like there is something for everybody at the Double JJ Ranch.
Whitehall-Montague- Old Channel Trail
We thought we would drop by and see the latest Michigan Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Meriam Leeke. Old Channel Trail is unique in Michigan in that you have three different nine hole golf courses representing three different generations. The first course was designed by Robert Harris, the second by W. Bruce Matthews and the third by his son, Jerry Matthews. The Harris course features some interesting grass bunkers sprinkled into many fairways. The W. Bruce Matthews course features his philosophy of low maintenance and straight forward golf. Finally, the Jerry Matthews course features more mature bunkering and a more sophisticated routing of the course.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TV SCHEDULE -JUNE
6 Golf for Breast Cancer Prevention- Shanty Creek Resort
9 Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Round One Coverage with Tim Hygh
10 Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Round Two Coverage with Tim Hygh and Mike Shiels
11 Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Round Three Coverage
12 Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Final Round Coverage
12 Ken Devine, Former COO Michigan PGA, Reminisces about attending the first Buick Open
13 Buick Open Special: Gene Bone Reminisices about the first Buick Open- Jack Berry Reports
13 Gene Bone: His Years on the Michigan and PGA Tours with Jack Berry
STACY SLOBODNIK-STOLL 4-PEATS IN THE GAM WOMENS MID AMATEUR
Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll, Michigan State Universitys womens golf coach, won her fourth consecutive GAM Womens Mid-Amateur Championship today at Midland Country Club. Slobodnik-Stoll began the day six strokes in front of her nearest challenger and cruised to a seven stroke victory, carding a 77 to go with yesterdays 73 on a storm soaked track. Not a stranger to Michigan golfers, Slobodnik-Stoll is a two-time Michigan Womens Amateur Champion, a f ormer GAM Womens Champion, a Chrysler Club Champion, and GAMs 2007 Woman Player of the Year.
Slobodnik-Stoll Stacy Haslett 73 77 150 Champion
Delcamp Theresa Grand Blanc 80 77 157 Runner-up
Massa Julie Holt 81 80 161 Low Net
Vajgrt Mary Kalamazoo 80 81 161
Troyanovich Cindy Grosse Pte Shores 82 79 161
Garety* Joan Ada 79 83 162
Benford Donna Linden 83 87 170
Lauer Ann Auburn Hills 86 87 173
Edwards Sally Okemos 84 90 174
Taken and edited from a GAM release-Jeanne Myers
MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME SERIES-GLENN JOHNSON (1983), EVERETT KIRCHER (1989) AND GENE BONE (1988)
Michigan Golfer Television continues to add to its collection of videos on Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members with today's shows.
This week we rummaged around our video vault and came up with some footage of five time Michigan Amateur winner and 1983 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Glenn Johnson. Johnson was one of the speakers at the 85th Birthday celebration of 1989 inductee, Everett Kircher http://youtube.com/watch?v=PRFJgrX-rZM . Bill Shelton and Jack Berry conduct the interview with one of Michigan's most colorful golfing legends.
We also caught up with Gene Bone at Bay Pointe Country Club and again, Jack Berry, does the reporting.Cheers.
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Video Library http://michigan-golf-foundation.com
Stan Aldridge http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/
Jack Berry http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/jackberry/
Gene Bone http://youtube.com/watch?v=oMfLaoRqVa0
Elaine Crosby http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/
Ben Davis http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/davis/index.html
Joan Garety http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/
Walter Hagen http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/hagen/ (Mike McCafferty as the Haig)
Dave Hill http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/davehill/index.html
*Glenn Johnson http://youtube.com/watch?v=PRFJgrX-rZM
Everett Kircher Bill Flemming Tribute http://youtube.com/watch?v=rGSM5fSJCfk
Chuck Kocsis http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/kocsis/
W. Bruce Matthews http://michigangolfer.tv/2001shows/show16/index.html
Jerry Matthews http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/
*Jeanne Myers http://youtube.com/watch?v=1zRObJZd7HM
Dan Pohl http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/
*Betty Richart http://youtube.com/watch?v=nq6WEZCTlWA
Jack Saylor http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/saylor/
*Sara Wold http://youtube.com/watch?v=2BfwG3FCkfE
* New Shows
ESLICK TO LEAVE SHANTY CREEK RESORT
Jack Eslick, COO, of Shanty Creek Resorts, recently resigned his position for "famiy reasons". He has held the position since 2006, when Trinidad Rsosrt and Club, LLC. took ownership of the resort. Eslick will remain in the position until a replacement is found. Other members of the management team, Brent Nelson, VP of Operations, Jon Stultz, Director of Marketing, Brian Kautz, Director of Golf will remain.
Taken and edited from a Traverse City Record-Eagle article 6/10/08
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GOLF ROUNDS PLAYED
Rounds played in the U.S. rose 2.5% in April 2008 versus April 2007, according to the National Golf Foundation. Rounds played for the first four months of 2007 turned positive, rising to 0.9%.
Through March, rounds had been down 3.5%. The reporting is based on data from operators at more than 1,800 golf facilities. For the full year 2007, rounds played were down 0.5%; in 2006, they had been up 0.8%.
Year-to-date, the Northeast outshines all other regions - up 28.6%. Next closest was the South Central region, up 4.0%. Biggest loser was the Midwest. The Upper Midwest was down 18.2%; the Lower Midwest, down 11.0%.The Mountain region fell 9.1% and the Northwest, 8.3%.
For the four months, play at premium public courses (those with peak season weekend green fees with cart above $70) was up 0.8%. At value courses (those with peak season weekend green fees with cart below $40), rounds played dropped 2.6%. At standard courses ($40-70), play was down 0.7%. Overall, rounds played at all public courses fell 1.3%.
Private courses faired slightly better, with rounds played up 0.4% for the four months.
Golf Datatech's monthly report found rounds played in April were up 2.2% compared to April 2007 and down -0.6% year to date. The Golf Datatech report represents 3,855 reporting courses.
With Golf Playable Hours (GPH) posting an 1% decrease in May after an April 11% increase, year-to-date GPH remain 1% behind the same period last year, according to Pellucid Corp.
Using Pellucid's regional definitions, 12 regions saw increases of 2% or greater in GPH for the year-to-date (YTD) compared to 24 showing decreases of 2% or more. Rounding out the picture were nine regions in the neutral zone (+/-2% vs. a year ago). This creates a negative breadth ratio of 2:1.
Looking back at April's weather results versus Golf Datatech's recently released rounds results, the industry registered a 48% Utilization Rate for the month compared to the 2007 national benchmark of 52%. For the first four months the national Utilization Rate rests at 52%, identical to the 2007 benchmark..
Interested parties can find more information on Pellucid's weather capabilities at http;//www.pellucidcorp.com.
HOLE IN ONE CLUB
On Saturday, June 7, 2008 Richard Spano of Clarkston, Michigan drove an ace with a 7-iron on hole #17 (160 yards) on Schuss Mountain Golf Club located at Shanty Creek Resorts. Spano has been playing for 34 years and this is the 46 year old’s first hole-in-one.
A Tip of the Tam to Richard Spano.
GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA--NOW WHAT?
The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has been the home for many of Michigan's great golf tournaments, 28 years of the Michigan Open, two years of the Native American Cup and a Senior Tournament a number of years ago. What does a resort due after that run? According to Steve Timmer, the Marketing Director for the resort, the focus will continue to remain on creating a world class environment for the golfer.
GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
MICHIGAN OPEN COVERAGE
2007 Andrew Ruthkoski with Jennie McCafferty http://youtube.com/watch?v=ySQ5SH3M_Oc
2006 Scott Hebert with Jack Berry http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/michiganopen/
2005 Michael Harris with Tim Hygh http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/michiganopen/
2004 Jeff Roth with Tim Hygh http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show23/index.html
2003 Bob Ackerman with Tim Hygh http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show16/index.html
2002 Scott Hebert with Tim Hyghhttp://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show20/index.html
NATIVE AMERICAN CUP
AMERITECH SENIOR OPEN
MICHIGAN GOLFER YOU TUBE TRAFFIC
John Daly-Grip it and Rip it 3,038
The Western Amateur 1,399
Greatest Game Ever Played 1,196
Ryder Cup -The Europeans 1,190
Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam 1,059
Michaywe Golf Course 987
Ireland's Adare Manor Golf Club 902
Ireland's Lahinch Golf Club 868
Pine Mountain Resort 829
Notah Begay at The Native American Cup 821
"MAN, YOU NEED A WEED WHACKER GOLF CLUB"
Every year, there are hundreds of new products targeting the golf market. Many of them find this newsletter and ask for us to pass on the wonderfulness of these products to our readers. We normally say no thanks and move on. However, once an a while a product comes along that does grab out attention. This is one of them....so que the spokesperson.
(Phoenix, Arizona) – It’s a golf club accessory that is sure to help any golfer “cut back” on the course. And it is a fun product that may soon be in every golf bag – and every garage – across the world. Built to resemble a typical oversized head driver, The Big Daddy Driver is actually a fully functioninggrass and weed trimmer. The growing popularity of the Big Daddy Club is creating laughter from the tee to the fairway to the clubhouse – and beyond.
The idea for the Big Daddy Weed Whacker Golf Club came when company President John Buell was on the course one challenging day. His playing partner’s ball had found the rough on the majority of the drives. Buell joked to his friend, “Man, you need a weed whacker golf club.” Little did they know the significance of that joke. “The light bulb went off in our heads and the idea of Weed Whacker Golf Club was born,” says Buell.
The Big Daddy Driver sells for $49.95 and is available at: www.bigdaddydriver.com For more information,
dealers/distributor information call: 480-284-5956.Art,
FUND RAISING IDEA-BILL KNOOP
Art.... here is an idea that perhaps other golfing groups may wish to implement that will allow them to enjoy the game we all love, and to "pay it forward" in the process..
We (31 Trenton High Alums + 1 Wyandotte) just returned from Garland Resort, where we held our annual "Federico Cup" tournament, which is played in a Ryder cup format. The winning team members get their names inscribed on the Trophy, which, similiar to the Stanley Cup, is "loaned" to each member for a couple days to show off to their friends and family, before it is returned for display in the THS tropy case.
The tournament slogan, "Its all about the tropy", reflects the competitive nature of the event that occurs among the graduates* and former athletes from Trenton.
But the real winners are the members of the Trenton High Golf team members. In past years, one member from the team has been awarded a college scholarship, while this coming season, the entire team will be the recipients of new golf bags purchased from the funds we raised through generous donations to our silent auction.
Bill Knopp, Director of Sales, Splash Universe Water Park Resort -Holiday Inn Express at Cabela's - 734-828-5008
FATHER'S DAY REFLECTIONS AT THE SEASON'S FINAL MAJOR
With Father's Day fast approaching, and the 90th PGA Championship a little more than two months away, now is the time to reflect upon how four sons of PGA Professionals left their own mark by winning a major championship.
Jack Burke Jr. -- The son of Jack Burke Sr. captured the 38th PGA Championship on July 24, 1956, at Blue Hill Golf & Country Club in Canton, Mass. It marked a momentous year for Burke, who won the Masters in April and the PGA Player of the Year award.
Burke's father, who captured the 1941 Senior PGA Championship when Jack Jr. was 18, never lived to see his son win a major championship. He passed away when Jack Jr. was serving in the Marines during World War II.
"I think about my dad every day," said Burke Jr. "He was a great person, raising eight kids and was an excellent teacher. He was my inspiration in the game, and I had asthma as a youngster and would sit and watching him teach all day long. He would have a drill about throwing the club at the end of the swing to get a student to finish high. Well, I would run and catch those clubs he threw."
Dave Marr II -- The son of a Houston golf professional by the same name, Dave Marr was 31 years old when he defeated golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper by two strokes to win the 47th PGA Championship, Aug. 15, 1965, at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pa. That was not the biggest news of the day, however, for the Marr family. A few hours after Marr's victory, his third child, son Tony, was born.
Dave Marr went on to play on a U.S. Ryder Cup Team and win PGA Player of the Year honors the same year, and captain a winning Ryder Cup Team (1981). In Marr's second career, he was a popular golf analyst for ABC Sports. Marr died of cancer at the age of 63 in 1997, but not before relating how he would want to be remembered.
Davis Love III -- The son of the late Davis Love II, a renowned player-teacher, Davis III was molded for success in the game by a father who many regarded as one of the finest instructors of his era. Davis II perished in a 1988 plane crash.
On Aug. 17, 1997, a day that was marked by intermittent showers over the East Course at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Davis III captured the 79th PGA Championship. There were many misty eyes as golf fans witnessed a victory moment framed for the ages -- Love holed a birdie putt, pulled his visor off in celebration and at the same moment, a brilliant rainbow broke overhead.
Rich Beem -- The son of Larry Beem, a former New Mexico State University golf coach (1998-2004), Rich is best remembered for the manner in which he withstood a Sunday charge by Tiger Woods to win the 84th PGA Championship, Aug. 17, 2002, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Larry Beem was not in Minnesota to witness his son's feat. He was in front of his television set at home in Las Cruces, N.M.
"I remember the day well, and I damn near wore out the carpet in front of the television," said Larry. "I also smoked enough cigarettes to last a lifetime. It was a great time for us, of course. Larry said that he enjoys the fact that Rich is the father of two children today.
Taken and edited from PGA of America Contributing Editor - Bob Denney, Senior Association Writer
TEED OFF - A NEW INTERNET SERIES ON THE LIGHTER SIDE OF GOLF
Produced by A Ship of Fools and GLSP Television Network
2008 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
13 Kent County Amateur, LE Kaufman GC, Grand Rapids
13-15 U.S. Open Torrey Pines Golf Course. La Jolla, CA.
17 Mizuno Junior Tour-Centennial Acres, Sunfield
17-21 97th Michigan Amateur The Moors Golf Club
Video: 2006 Michigan Amateur http://youtube.com/watch?v=m-69kM2wz30
20 Walter Hagen Golf Tournament, Elmbrook Golf Course, Traverse City
23 13th Annual St. Mary Mercy Hospital Tee It Up Golf Classic, at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville,
24 Mizuno Junior Tour Grand Ledge CC, Grand Ledge
24-25 Club Car Michigan Senior Open , Bedford Valley GC
26-29 Buick Open, Warwick Hills, Grand Blanc
Videos Ken Devine http://youtube.com/watch?v=7TbVVp5ZT9U
26-29 U.S. Women's Open, Interlachen CC, Edina, Minnesota
27 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Forest Akers -West-East Lansing
30 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Emerald GC, St. Johns
7-11 92nd Michigan Women’s Amateur Walnut Hills CC
7-8 E-Z-GO Shanty Creek Classic presented by Page & Tuttle Shanty Creek Resort (Cedar/Schuss)
8 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Eagle Crest Resort-Ypsilanti
9-12 The 1st Annual Greater Jackson Michigan Classic Golf Tournament, Arbor Hills Golf Club, Jackson
10-13 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, Highland Meadows GC. Sylvania, OH
11 Mizuno Junior Tour-Morrison Lake CC, Saranac
12 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro Am , Crystal Mt. Resort
14-16 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Crystal Mt. Resort(Mountain Ridge)
15 Mizuno Junior Tour-Royal Scot of Lansing, Lansing
15 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series, Oakland University Golf and Learn, Rochester
18-19 Tournament of Champions Pro Am , Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
21 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Medalist, Marshall
21-23 Tournament of Champions, Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
22 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Meadows GC, Grand Valley University, Allendale
28 Mizuno Junior Tour-Willow Wood GC, Portland
28-29 Michigan PGA Sr Champ / Sr. CPC Qualifying, Forest Dunes Golf Club
28-31 30th Mi Junior State Amateur Forest Akers - West
28-8/3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
1-3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
4 Mizuno Junior Tour-College Fields GC, Okemos
7 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Golf Club of Coldwater-Coldwater
7 Mizuno Junior Tour-Forest Akers, East Lansing
7-10 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP , OAKLAND HILLS CC,
11-12 87th GAM Championship Orchard Lake CC
24 Michigan PGA Championship Pro Am Eagle Eye GC
25-27 Michigan PGA Professional Championship, Eagle Eye GC / Hawk Hollow GC,
30-31 Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout
Video: 2007 http://youtube.com/watch?v=U9gOvRGTgP8
TBA 22nd GAM Senior Championship Point O’Woods G & CC
15-18 Michigan PGA Match Play presented by Boylan Sales/ProLink, Polo Fields Golf and Country Club
19-21 Ryder Cup, Vahalla CC. Louisville, KY
28-30 21st Annual Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational
18th 2005 http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/treetops/
TBA GAM Chrysler Club Championship Indianwood Golf & Country Club
12 Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show Eagle Eye Golf Club
13 Fall Meeting / Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show , Eagle Eye Golf Club
American Association of Golf Course Architects
Golf Association of Michigan
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Michigan Section PGA
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
Michigan Golf Foundation
Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association
Michigan High School Athletic Association
Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
Michigan Women's Golf Association
National Golf Course Owners Association
National Golf Foundation
Michigan Golfer News http://www.michigangolfer.com/news.html
Michigan Golfer Television http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html
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