Michigan Golf News
July 15, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 29
BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
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MARSH RIDGE & THE NATURAL-TWO GAYLORD LEGENDS NOW STAY AND PLAY
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OTSEGO CLUB & RESORT-GAYLORD
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STAYHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
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__/ MG ON THE ROAD
__/ ALLARD AND PASCO WIN SHANTY CREEK CLASSIC-by Tim Hygh
__/ HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 88TH DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
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
The Concession-with Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Bell
__/ TREETOPS PAR-3 AMATEUR SHOOTOUT TO BE CARRIED ON GLSP NETWORK
__/ GOLF CHANNEL'S BIG BREAK IV TO FEATURE MICHIGAN'S BART LOWER
__/ THE 10 LAWS OF NATURAL GOLF
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF RADIO - JIM NEFF ON CADILLAC GOLF
__/ UPCOMING SHOWS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
__/ ARCHIVES-MICHIGAN GOLFER
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES
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MG ON THE ROAD
It is always a pleasure to visit Dunham Hills in Hartland. The course
started in the late 60's has continue to mature into one of Southeast
Michigan's finest courses. They have made some significant changes over
the years, erecting a beautiful clubhouse, adding more length here and
there, changing some greens to make the holes more fair and by
maintaining the course and keep it in top shape. Jim Nilan is the GM, Mike
Sranger is the golf professional and Ethan Hawker the assistant.
We did our CHOK Radio show from the course, and Mark Castle, a visitor
from Arizona was our guest.
ALLARD AND PASCO WIN SHANTY CREEK CLASSIC
by Tim Hygh
Jerry Pasco made a two pronged prediction a few months ago. Both have
now come true after he and playing partner Ken Allard won the 25th
Shanty Creek Classic. The Grosse Ile Country Club assistant professional
predicted he and Allard would win this event before the season began. The
prediction also included a victory at the Senior Junior Champions which
came true earlier this summer at Plum Hollow CC.
The great seer also happens to be a prodigious driver of the golf ball.
His power along with Allard's finesse and knack of winning made for a
fine team approach as they shot a final round 11-under par 61 on the
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek in a scramble format.
"We started out with three straight pars and it was looking a little
bleak out there. We were making quality shots but couldn't make any putts
drop. Kudos to Kenny for keeping an even temper which keeps me focused
and it really paid off in the end." Pasco said. Allard (Detroit GC)
added, "There is some pressure, we were trying hard, maybe a little too
hard but from the 6th hole on every hole we didn't birdie was a surprise
to us. We thought we'd birdie out from the 6th hole on." That
prediction almost came true too as they kept the lead all day by birdieing 10 of
their last 12- holes.
Two venerable teams finished one shot back. 3 time Shanty Creek Classic
champions Jeff Gniewek (Prestwick Village CC) and his partner Frank
McAullife (Ann Arbor CC) were runners up as was the team of Mick DeKorver
and Doug Sefcik of Sunnybrook CC.
This is Allard's 13 Michigan PGA sanctioned championship and the 3rd
for Pasco who will both be playing in next week's Detroit Newspapers
Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain.
The most dramatic move up the leaderboard came from the team of former
champions John Gregus (Copper Ridge GC) and Guy Samples (Owosso CC).
They tied a tournament record with a scramble score of 16-under par 56
and a tie for 4th.
Another heady move was made by the Grand Rapids based husband and wife
team of Joe and Amy Pollack. Their 10-under par round pushed them into
a tie for 8th place.
Pasco the predictor summed up the tournament succinctly, "I love coming
up here and playing golf with Kenny. I wanted to do something special
and have a lot of fun doing it and I did." And both drove home with an
extra $1,050 in their pockets and time to predict their next victory.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 88TH DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
The Concession-with Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Bell
A moment of golf chivalry and grace will be immortalized in a new golf
course being built in Florida, The Concession. Join our host, Vanessa
Bell as she chats with one of the most famous golfers of her own country
England, Tony Jacklin. It was during the final match in the 1969 Ryder
Cup, between Jacklin and Jack Nicklaus, whenJack Nicklaus conceded a
two foot Jacklin putt on the final hole. The concession gesture meant
that the Ryder Cup match for that year would end up in a tie and was
viewed as a great sportsmanship gesture..
GOLF CHANNEL'S BIG BREAK IV TO FEATURE MICHIGAN'S BART LOWER
EMU business major and golf team star, Bart Lower, will have his second
opportunikty for his Big Break, when he joins Big Break IV in Scotland
this September. There will be two teams, Ryder Cup style, this year
and the winner will get an opportunity to play on the European PGA Tour.
For updates, check out http://thegolfchannel.com
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/
TREETOPS PAR-3 AMATEUR SHOOTOUT TO BE CARRIED ON GLSP NETWORK
The final round of this year's Treetops Par-3 Amateur Shootout, will be
carried on the Michigan Golfer Television Channel. The show will be
worldcast on September 8.
We invite you to check out our other GLSP channels when you have time.
This week, we are featuring Munising on our Michigan Runner Channel
http://michiganrunner.tv with our Run for Shelter Pictured Rocks show.
On our Michigan Travel Channel http://michigantravel.tv , we are
featuring a visit to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island, including some
footage of the Jewel Golf Course at the Grand Hotel.
And, if the weather gets too hot, check out the snowboard show,
Evolution, on our Michigan Skier Channel http://michiganskier.tv and cool
In 2005, nearly a million viewers will log on and check out one of our
over 400 shows on golf, skiing, running and travel.
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THE 10 LAWS OF NATURAL GOLF
The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a
straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large
There are two kinds of bounces: unfair bounces, and bounces just the
way you meant to play it.
You can hit a 2-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a 2-inch branch
90% of the time.
Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two
triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.
If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to
lay up just short of a water hazard.
To calculate the speed of a player's downswing, multiply the speed of
his backswing by his handicap. Example: backswing 20 mph, handicap 15,
There are two things you can learn by stopping your backswing at the
top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and
which one is wearing the glove.
Hazards attract; fairways repel.
You can put "draw" on the ball, you can put "fade" on the ball, but no
golfer can put "straight" on the ball.
A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jim McIntyre for this timeless piece.
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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