Michigan Golf News
June 20, 2003, Vol. 3, No. 25
Mark, Matthew and Luke, a trilogy of golf courses are waiting for you at St. John's in Plymouth. Besides these three terrific nines, they also have a Carl's Golfland center and a very impressive conference center. This place has to be seen to be believed.Warren/Niles, Ohio
We visited the golf community of Trumbull County last week and had a ball. The newspapers were filled with news of the Giant Eagle LPGA tournament in town.
While there we visited Yankee Run http://yankeerun.com, Candywood GC, Pine Lakes http://pinelakes.com Avalon Lakes http://avalonlakes.com and Sqaw Valley CC, where the Giant Eagle was being contented. While there we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, rated the No.1 Holiday Inn Express in the nation for the past 16 months and then Julia's, an unique upscale B & B, located on the property of Pine Lakes.
Bottom line, there is terrific golf in Trumbull County and we certainly recommend that you consider it for a golfing getaway. The best way to do that would be to visit the Trumbull County Website at http://www.trumbullcountycvb.org/Also, MGTV will have an upcoming show featuring the area.
JANSON QUALIFIES FOR FARMERS CHARITY CLASSIC
Lynn Janson, Director of Golf at Egypt Valley Country Club, shot 5-under 67 at his home course to lead a list of four professionals who qualified for this week's Farmers Charity Classic.
"Lynn Janson proved he belongs in this tournament," said Brian Clinger, Tournament Chairman of the Farmers Charity Classic. "He played his way in and now he can set his game for the Tournament Course. The members of Egypt Valley Country Club, the Grand Rapids Jaycees, and the whole community will be pulling for Lynn " Take from a Farmers Charity Classic press release.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION -ARTHUR HILLS/STEVE FORREST-INVERNESS REDUX
Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest visited our studios to discuss the changes they made to the venerable Inverness course prior to this week's U.S. Senior Open. The firm has also worked their magic at Oakland Hills CC as it prepares for the Ryder Cup.
The U.S. Senior Open, will be the 6th major tournament for Inverness, having hosted three U.S. Opens; 1920 won by Ted Ray, 1931 Won by Billie Burke and 1957 won by Dick Mayer. the 1979 PGA won by David Graham and The U.S. Amateur in 1973 won by Craig Stadler.
Art Hills talked about the need to challenge the Senior golfers. The firm created all new tees and extended the length of the course from 6950 to 7250 yards. They deepened some bunkers and re grassed all of the greens, with a grass that can tolerate a shorter cut, they removed 800 trees and built new mounds for galleries.Join our host Bill Shelton as we explore the changes to one of America's greatest courses.
*Last week's show on new Michigan Golf Courses drew 3,271 viewers.
WALTER HAGEN IS IN THE HOUSE
Walter Hagen, dropped by Cadillac yesterday to visit some of his old haunts. He visited Cadillac on his way to participating in "The Haig". Walter spent a great deal of time in this summer resort area. In fact, he rented four cabins year around from about 1950 until he left for Long Lake in 1956. Ron Anderson, whose father used to own Pilgrim's Village, where Hagen rented the cabins, grew up with Hagen. "Hagen used to party all the time. My father used to have coffee with Hagen in the morning and Hagen would go to bed after partying all night," said Anderson. Jim Neff, Detroit News ski columnist indicated his friend Doug Nelson and his friends used to dive for golf balls that Hagen would drive into Lake Mitchell. When they finished for the day, he would drive them into town in his Cadillac for ice cream. Hagen balls continued to wash up on the beach through the mid 80's.
Today, Walter will be appearing at "The Haig" Golf Tournament being held at Elmbrook GC in Traverse City. He is the guest of honor at the evening banquet that will be held at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center.***
BANK OF ANN ARBOR FUTURES GOLF CLASSIC BEGINS TODAY
Last year, Lorena Orchoa of Guadalajara, Mexico won the Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Golf Classic at Lake Forest GC. The tour makes it only stop in Michigan this year at Lake Forest GC.As of June 15, 2003
Rank Player Events Wins Earnings
1 Ju Kim 10 $25,774
2 Stacy Prammanasudh 7 1 $25,770
3 Catherine Cartwright 10 1 $23,190
4 Soo Young Moon 9 1 $21,139
5 Isabelle Beisiegel 10 $20,454
6 Reilley Rankin 10 1 $20,085
7 Erika Wicoff 10 $19,997
8 *Katherine Hull 3 2 $19,263
9 Candy Hannemann 8 $18,772
10 Lisa Hall 9 $16,648
Look for final day action in next week's Michigan Golfer TV Show.
IT WAS LIKE HAVING TIGER WOODS COME TO CADILLAC ON SUMMER VACATION -Emily Sorger
During the 1920s, Walter Hagen, nicknamed "The Haig," was one of the biggest names in professional golf. He won several PGA, U.S. Open and British Open titles and was captain of the first six Ryder Cup teams.
Hagen retired to Cadillac to write his autobiography, "The Walter Hagen Story," and stayed at Pilgrim's Village Motel & Cottages on Lake Mitchell. Steve Knaisel, owner of Pilgrim's Village, said when he took over the motel in 1982 they were still receiving mail addressed to Hagen, who died in 1969. more... http://www.cadillacnews.com/***
JUNIORS PLAY FOR FREE...NATURALLY
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort wants to make it more affordable for the next generation of golfers. Now through the end of June, junior golfers 16 and under, play for FREE, when accompanied by a fully paid adult.
Now it ís even easier to make reservations. Book your tee times on-line at, HTTP://www.thenatural.org Not connected! Then call our reservation specialist toll free 877-646-PLAY.
MICHIGAN TRAVEL TELEVISION SHOW-JUNE
"PARK PLACE HOTEL TRAVERSE CITY VIRTUAL FAM TRIP"
Park Place Hotel
Grand Traverse Dinner Train
Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
Leelanau Sands Casino
Ciccone Vineyard and Winery
Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard
Downtown Traverse City: Annie's, American Spoon and the Cherry Stop
ABC.COM PLANS TV DOWNLOADS
Previews and behind-the-scenes footage of ABC-TV programs will reportedly be offered for download to viewers' PCs beginning next week The Disney company's other Web property, ESPN.com, already offers daily sports highlights and video commentary. A published report said 1.6 million people have installed it, and half are daily viewers of the sports channel. TV advertisers also are buying time on the downloaded content.Taken from Matt Roush, Technology Editor, WWJ Newsradio 950, Detroit.
NEXT ING WING DING IN ILLINOIS
Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort, a Golf Magazine Silver Medal Resort near historic Galena, IL, has been selected to host the 14th edition of the ING Spring Conference June 1-5, 2004. The resort is a favorite getaway for Chicago residents, and is a picturesque two-hour drive from Chicago and 20 minutes from the airport in Dubuque, Iowa.***
TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE
Hi Art, Got your last newsletter and wanted you to know that Timberstone GC is in Iron Mountain not Ironwood as noted. The two coaches (Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci) are also responsible for the new Field House next to their alma mater, Iron Mountain High School. Must be something in the water up there to produce two such fine gentlemen and coaches! Jean JaskeThanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jean for pointing out this UP editorial bogey.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
This is the substance of our Plot-
For those who play the Perfect Shot,
There are ten thousand who do not.
- Grantland Rice, Dedicated to the Duffer
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 Izzo-Mariucci Classic, Timberstone and Pine Grove CC
06/27-28 Hickory Open at the Kingsley Club
06/30 Womens Health Care Classic, Grosse Ile Golf & Country 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
07/07-13 Take Your Daughter to the Course Week
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
08/14 MGCOA Golf Outing, Gull Lake View GC, Augusta
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 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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