Michigan Golf News
July 8, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 28
BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
Golf Packages http://www.shantycreek.com/golf/package.html
MARSH RIDGE & THE NATURAL-TWO GAYLORD LEGENDS NOW STAY AND PLAY
Stay-Marsh Ridge Web: http://MARSHRIDGE.COM/pages/942232/index.htm
Play-The Natural Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
OTSEGO CLUB & RESORT-GAYLORD
Home of the 54 Hole Blowout Golf Package
Golf Packages http://treetops.com/golf_rates.php
PLAY AND STAY INDIAN RIVER
PLAY---INDIAN RIVER GOLF
STAYHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
Newsletter Weekly Circulation -10,110
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__/ 88TH DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP-Online Video
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Grand Opening of True North Golf Club-with Dave Mocini and Jack
A Tour of True North Golf Club-with Jim Engh, Wayne Metcalf and
Elaine Crosby-Golf Hall of Fame Member -with Jack Berry
Dan Pohl-Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Member -with Jack Berry
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__/ GOLF CHANNEL'S BIG BREAK III RUNNER-UP TO PLAY IN MICHIGAN WOMEN'S
__/ BEDFORD VALLEY GOLF CLUB TO HOST JUNIOR PGA SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
__/ JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT AT STRATEGIC FOX RESCHEDULED
__/ WEST MICHIGAN, LANSING AND MICHIGAN GOLF SHOWS SET DATES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF RADIO
__/ UPCOMING SHOWS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
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__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
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AT NOON TODAY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE
88TH DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
THE MICHIGAN SECTION OF THE PGA OF AMERICA
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DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE-
Join our show hosts, Tim Hygh and Mike Shiels, as they bring you
highlights and interviews from this year's tournament. In a related show,
Mike Shiels chats with a Michigan Open father and son team, Jack and
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-TRUE NORTH
"A Tour of True North Golf Club-with Jim Engh, Wayne Metcalf and Jack
There are a number of reasons why Engh Designs http://enghdesigns.com is considered one of the hottest design firms in the country and one of them is the new True North Golf Club. Join Jack Berry as he tours the course with designers Jim Engh and Wayne Metcalf.
"Grand Opening of True North Golf Club"-with Dave Mocini and Jack Berry
The balloons were out, the sun was shining and there was a buzz in the
air as Jim Engh and his golf design team, joined members, guests and
members of the media at the opening of True North Golf Club. Join us in
this fun show as we look at the beginning of a great golf course.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-DAN POHL AND ELAINE CROSBY INTERVIEWS
"Elaine Crosby-Golf Hall of Fame Member" -with Jack Berry
Check out our new Michigan Golf Hall of Fame page at
http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/ as we welcome some of the
members of the Class of 2004. In this show, Jack Berry chats with one of
Michigan's greatest professional golfers, Elaine Crosby.
"Dan Pohl-Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Member" -with Jack Berry
Dan Pohl is playing in this week's Ford Senior Players Championship,
TPC of Michigan, Dearborn as part of his rookie year on the Champions
Tour. You can check out his early beginnings as he chats with Jack Berry
on the show.
LPGA ATTENDANCE, VIEWERSHIP, LPGA.COM NUMBERS UP FOR FIRST THREE MAJORS
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is experiencing double-
and triple-digit increases in attendance, television viewership and
LPGA.com traffic, most notably during the first three major championships
of the season, an indication that fan demand for the LPGA and its stars
is on the rise.
Event 2004 2005 Increase
Kraft Nabisco Championship
Attendance 60,000 60,000 0%
ESPN2/ rounds 1-2 191,000* 280,000* 47%
ABC/rounds 3-4 867,000* 1,000,000* 15%
LPGA.com page views 3,989,051 4,365,323 9%
LPGA.com visits 402,424 437,868 9%
LPGA.com unique visitors 127,908 155,826 22%
McDonald's LPGA Championship
Attendance 75,000 97,500 30%
The Golf Channel/rounds 1-2 53,000* 143,000* 169%
CBS/ rounds 3-4 943,000* 1,221,000* 30%
LPGA.com page views 2,207,258 5,109,775 131%
LPGA.com visits 316,629 525,316 66%
LPGA.com unique visitors 110,129 216,709 97%
U.S. Women's Open
Attendance 118,000 131,298 11%
ESPN2/rounds 1-2 411,000* 580,000* 41%
NBC/rounds 3-4 1,696,000* 2,700,000* 59%
LPGA.com page views 2,218,668 5,443,770 145%
LPGA.com visits 435,087 923,659 112%
LPGA.com unique visitors 205,579 387,968 89%
*represents daily average viewership/data supplied by Nielsen
Media Contact: Laura Neal, LPGA 386-274-6278
GOLF CHANNEL'S BIG BREAK III RUNNER-UP TO PLAY IN MICHIGAN WOMEN'S OPEN
Pamela Crikelair, the runner-up in the Golf Channel's Big Break III
reality show, recently signed up to play in this year's Michigan PGA
Women's Open at Crystal Mountain, July 25-27.
Crikelair, who plays on the Futures Tour, the development tour for the
LPGA, was one of ten contestants on the highly popular Big Break III
show, which aired earlier this year. Competing for a chance to play in
select tournaments on the LPGA Tour, she beat out eight of the opponents
in the weekly series of challenges to advance to the final round, where
she was defeated by Big Break III winner, Danielle Amiee.
In addition to being the Big Break III runner-up, earlier this summer
Crikelair finished second in the Connecticut State Women's Open
Championship. In 2003, Crikelair placed fourth in the Connecticut Women's
Amateur Championship -- all amazing accomplishments considering she has only
been playing golf for three years.
Because of her success in the Connecticut Women's Open, Crikelair
started looking at competing in other state opens. "Through the grapevine I
heard that the Michigan tournament is a wonderful event at a beautiful
location," said Crikelair.
The Michigan PGA Women's Open Tournament is a 54-hole, stroke play
Michigan PGA event scheduled for July 25-27. The event carries a $40,000
purse and tends to draw over 60 female professionals and amateurs from
all over the nation.
Prior to the Championship, there is a two-day, 36-hole Michigan Women's
Open Pro Am, July 22-24. The format for the Pro-Am is a five-person
scramble, where each foursome plays with a female golf professional.
Prizes such as airline tickets and golf equipment will be awarded in both
women-only and mixed teams divisions.
To register for the Michigan PGA Women's Open Tournament, interested
parties may call the Michigan PGA at (734) 522-2323. Registration for the
Pro-Am may be done by calling Crystal Mountain directly at (800)
968-7686, ext. 3354.
Taken and edited from a release from Jennifer O'Neil of Crystal
Mountain Resort http://crystalmountain.com
DAN POHL MAKES 2005 FORD SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
The following is the list of the 78 participants for the 2005 Ford
Senior Players Championship. Graham Marsh is the current leader at -8 with Tom
Watson two back.
MICHIGAN PUBLINX GOLF ASSOCIATION HAS 50TH STATE MATCH PLAY
The Michigan Publinx Golf Association is having its Fiftieth State
Match Play Championship at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Farwell, Michigan. Approximately two hundred thirty amateur golfers from the State of Michigan will compete in this tournament.
The tournament begins on Friday, July 22nd, with two days of stroke
After the thirty-six hole competition, golfers are placed in flights
determined by their score. This is the only State tournament where
golfers with varied handicaps compete for a State championship.
Match play for all flights begins on Sunday, July 24th. The final
matches will be played on Wednesday, July 27, 2005. The winner of the Championship Flight will be the 2005 Michigan Publinx State Match Play
For further info: 989.588.4424
JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT AT STRATEGIC FOX RESCHEDULED
The Junior Golf Tournament at the Strategic Fox Course that was
cancelled due to inclement weather on June 30 has been rescheduled. The
Tournament will now take place on Thursday, July 28. The $25.00 per golfer
cost includes 18 holes of golf; a hot dog, pop and chips at the turn; and
prizes. Juniors can also elect to play only 9 holes of golf for $20.00.
Ages 6-8 play the red tees, ages 9-14 the white tees and ages 15-17 the
blue tees. Please call 734.453.7272 to make your tee time reservation.
Note, this is a pre-paid event.
BEDFORD VALLEY GOLF CLUB TO HOST JUNIOR PGA SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
The Westfield Junior PGA Michigan Section Championship began play on
Thursday, July 7, at Bedford Valley Golf Club in Battle Creek.
Boys and girls compete in three age divisions - 12 and under, 13-15 and
16-17. Players compete for a minimum of 36 holes, and participants in
the older age groups are eligible to represent the Michigan section at
the national Championship, held July13-16 at Westfield Group Country
Club in Westfield Center, Ohio.
For more information, visit http://www.westfieldinsurance.com.
WEST MICHIGAN, LANSING AND MICHIGAN GOLF SHOWS SET DATES
Quicker than you can say brochure, the golf shows will be upon us.
The West Michigan Golf Show will lead off on February 10-12 and will be
held in the spacious DeVos Place. DeVos Place is a terrific place to
display your companies product, golf course, etc.
The Lansing Golf Show will held from February 24-26 at the Lansing
Center. Now celebrating its 7th year, the Lansing show will feature all of
those golfers from mid-Michigan.
The Michigan Golf Show will be held March 10-12 and be housed in the
brand spanking new Expo Centerhttp://noviexpo.com/new_novi_expo/fact_sheet.php in Novi. There will be
more room for exhibitors, parking and an easing of traffic problems.
MICHIGAN GOLF RADIO -
DAVID PLASSMAN OF THE KINGSLEY CLUB AND MIKE DEVRIES-GOLF DESIGNER
HIGHLIGHT THIS WEEK'S SHOWS
Wednesdays at 1:35 pm with Tom Gibson on CHOK 1070, Sarnia, Ontario,
Fridays at 10:40 am with Shawn Peterson on the Michigan Talk Radio
Fridays at 10:40 to 11:00 on MLive http://www.mlive.com/talkradio/
MORE COURSES TO BE HIGHLIGHTED ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION SHOW
Upcoming shows on MGTV include:
Fox Run Country Club-Grayling
Grandview Golf Club-Kalkaska
Harbor Point Golf Club-One of America's First 100 Golf Courses-Harbor
The Tribute Golf Course-with Gary Koch, Rick Robbins and Keith
Timberstone Golf Club- with Jerry Mathews-Iron Mountain
True North-Harbor Springs-The Grand Opening-Harbor Springs
True North-Harbor Springs- A Tour of True North- with Jim Engh and Jack
Twin Birch Golf Club- Kalkaska
The Concession with Tony Jacklin, Jack Nicklaus and Vanessa
Bay Mills Open-Bay Mills Casino and Resort-Brimley
Michigan PGA-Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme
Dan Pohl: Michigan Golf Hall of Fame-with Jack Berry
Elaine Crosby: Michigan Golf Hall of Fame-with Jack Berry
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