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July 22, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 30

BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
http://www.michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/baymillsopenpreview/

SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
Golf Packages http://www.shantycreek.com/golf/package.html
Web: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
Web: http://otsegoclub.com

TREETOPS RESORT
Web: http://treetops.com
Golf Packages http://treetops.com/golf_rates.php

Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
http://glsp.com

Newsletter Weekly Circulation -10,230

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CONTENTS
__/ MG ON THE ROAD
Aspen-Aspen Glen Golf Cluf
Othenburg, Nebraska- Wild Horse
Carbondale, Colorado-Aspen Glen
New Castle, Lakota Canyon
Vail, Tons of Courses
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
The Concession-wth Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Bell
"The Haig" returns to Traverse City-with Bill Shelton and Walter Hagen
__/ HARRIS WINS THIRD TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS IN PLAYOFF
__/ BULLY FOR THE BULL
__/ KINGSLEY CLUB TO HOST PENINSULA CUP
__/ THINK FALL GOLF--ALREADY?
__/ GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT DEPLOYED MILITARY FAMILIES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF RADIO -
__/ UPCOMING SHOWS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
__/ ARCHIVES-MICHIGAN GOLFER
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS

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MG ON THE ROAD
Aspen, Colorado
Aspen Golf and Tennis Club, is an 18-hole municipal course just two miles outside of Aspen. It is a nice test of golf and golfers should score well if they remember to keep their head down and not watch the scenery.

http://aspenrecreation.com

Gothenburg, Nebraska
Wild Horse
Gothenburg is the original home of the Pony Express and also features the Sod Museum. Added to that impressive tandem is, Wild Horse Golf Club, a course that is located within thousands of acres of corn. The course was built by, Dave Axland and Dan Proctor, the same construction team that worked with Ben Crenshaw on the award winning, Sandhills in the northern part of the state. The course is striking in a " Gailes" like way.. There are no trees on the course leaving the fairways to be outlined with grasses and waste areas. They built Wild Horse for a million and a half, which included the half million-dollar clubhouse. The championship tees are just under 7,000 and the course plays to a slope of 134. In a state that grows corn from border to border, this is a welcome change of landscape. If in the area, you need to check this Nebraska gem out.

http://playwildhorse.com

Carbondale, Colorado
Aspen Glen, the private course designed by Jack Nicklaus Jr. and his dad, has been the top of the line course in the heavily trafficked corridor from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. The complex, completed a decade ago, now has a new rival to content with, a yet unnamed course by Rees Jones in the same locale. By the looks of it, the course should be set to go by next year.

Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs Golf Course is considered the best nine-hole course in the state. Nearby, Ranch at Roaring River Golf Club is also a nine-hole beauty.

New Castle, Colorado
Colorado is home base for Engh Designs, the award winning golf course design firm that is responsible for Tullymore and the new True North Golf Club in Harbor Springs. Having been exposed to Mr. Engh's daring design work, we stopped by to see Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club, a real estate development and public course that opened last year. It is in New Castle, just up the road from Glenwood Springs. As expected, it is bold in its design, taking some scruffy high plains that has its full share of chasms and tremendous swings in elevation, and transferring the ground to playable and exciting golf holes. Management has Michigan ties, as John Underwood, the assistant at the club, worked at Tullymore for about a year. The Director of Golf is John's brother, Tom Underwood. Their father was the football coach at Ferris State University for many years and is now at San Diego State.

http://lakotacanyonranch.com

Vail
There are tons of designer courses surrounding this renown ski community. Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmner and Tom Fazio are but a few well known architects with courses there.

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MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
"'The Haig'" Returns to Traverse City-with Bill Shelton and Walter Hagen"
Walter Hagen has been in the news of late, as he is the next golf legend that Tiger must pass on his way to pass Jack Nicklaus at 18. "The Haig" won 11 Majors before he waved from the bridge and settled first in Detroit and then at Long Lake, near Traverse City. Hagen was the Keynoter for the participants of The Haig Golf Tournament in Traverse City. Join "The Haig" as he reminises about his philosophy of golf, his triumphs, his retirement in Michigan and Arnold Palmer's visit to Traverse City CC to homor him.

http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/hagen/

"The Concession-with Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Bell"
Vanessa Bell, now touring in the European LPGA, chatted with one of her country's most admired golfesr, Tony Jacklin. The conversation centered around, The Concession, a course he is designing with Jack Nicklaus. In our show, Tony discusses the drama of that Ryder Cup match and the events leading up to Jack Nicklaus conceding Jacklin's two foot putt to half the match for the first time.

http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/concession/

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HARRIS WINS THIRD TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS IN PLAYOFF
by Tim Hygh
Michael Harris, a 27-year-old touring professional from Troy, won his third career Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions Wednesday by shooting 67 in the final round on Boyne Mountain Resortís Monument course and then outlasting a charging Scott Hebert in a two-hole playoff. His three round total in the $100,000 event was 69-69-67 - 205 (-11).

Hebert, 36, an assistant professional at Sunnybrook CC near Grand Rapids, began the day two strokes behind Harris, but shot the tournament-low 65 to finish at 11-under-par and force sudden death.

"Scott is bitten by the runner-up bug, I guess," said Harris of Hebert, who finished second to the University of Michigan alum three weeks ago in the Michigan Open at Traverse City. "When you shoot 11-under-par in this tournament you'd think he ought to win. Unfortunately for him, I shot 11-under too."

And while Harris has won the Tournament of Champions three times, Hebert has five T of C runner-up finishes, including the last three years in a row, and now two of them to Harris.

"Always a bridesmaid, huh?" quipped Hebert, who missed a seven-foot par putt on the second playoff hole - the par-three 13th hole - to seal his fate. It was his only bogey of the day. "I read too much into it," Hebert admitted, but nevertheless, was proud of his effort. "I played well. In a playoff, anything can happen. Unfortunately I three-putted. Golf is funny. I goofed up in the playoff but I missed plenty of putts earlier in the week," said Hebert. "My putting is so bad right now I can't tell if I'm stroking them well of not."

The low amateur in the event was Jenny Calkins, a 19-year old from Greenville who plays at the University of Louisville. She finished the event at 5-over-par. Mike Raymond, an amateur from Jackson, who finished 7-over-par, was the low senior.

This article nas been edited for space

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BULLY FOR THE BULL
The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, located in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., was recently named by Golf week Magazine as "America's Best New Daily-Fee Course" for 2005. The Bull is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Wisconsin and has been recognized as a top new course by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine as well.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by Golf week Magazine as their Best New Daily-Fee Course," said David Bachman of The Bull. "We are very proud of the course Mr. Nicklaus designed for us and proud of the accolades we've received from the national, state, and local media. This is truly an honor."

Editor's Note- We did a show at the Grand Opening of The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. You can check it and Jack Nicklaus out at http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/thebull/index.html

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KINGSLEY CLUB TO HOST PENINSULA CUP
The Kingsley Club co-founders Ed Walker and Art Preston didn't have to think hard when they decided on a name for their two-man, best ball, scratch handicap championship. They followed the Michigan state motto: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."

Walker and Preston figured peninsulas mark Michigan's and the Kingsley Club's uniqueness and so was born the Peninsula Cup, which will be inaugurated August 4-6.

The partners wanted to further that goal by sponsoring an invitational tournament that would draw teams from around the country and more than a dozen states will be represented.

For more information about The Kingsley Club, call 231-263-3000 or visit http://www.kingsleyclub.com.

Taken and edited from an All About Golf release.

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THINK FALL GOLF--ALREADY?
Late summer golf at low rates, plus spectacular fall colors await golfers who take advantage of fall rates starting August 14 at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, Michigan.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is offering a selection of one-, two-, and three-day golf packages for fall with midweek and weekend pricing. Fall rates offer substantial savings compared to peak season summer rates. Fall rates apply from August 14 to November 12, 2005.

HTTP://www.grandtraverseresort.com

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GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT DEPLOYED MILITARY FAMILIES
Fox Run Country Club, in Grayling, along with the Grayling Holiday Inn and Fays Motel have joined forces to create the "AuSable Adventure Golf Outing" fundraiser to help Military families whose spouses have been deployed to the Middle East. The event is scheduled for August 19, 2005.

The "AuSable Adventure" theme was originally created by several of the same volunteer fundraisers who created the very popular "AuSable Adventure Motorcycle Rally." The "AuSable Adventure" name can now be used (with permission) for any fundraiser associated with the Michigan National Guard Family Support Fund or ESGR.

The mission of this golf event is to raise funds for the Michigan Army and Air National Guard Family Support Fund (Family Fund) and for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

The AuSable Adventure Golf Outing is a four-person, double shotgun, scramble. The first shotgun will go off at 7:30 A.M. and the second at 1:30 P.M. The event will be followed by a dinner and auction at the Grayling Holiday Inn at 6:30 P.M. The cost per team is $400.00 ($100 per person). There will also be military equipment displayed at Fox Run Country Club during the event.

For Info contact Fox Run Country Club at 989-348-4343. Taken and edited from a Golf and Resort Marketing release

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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, Canada http://chok.com
Fridays at 10:40 am with Shawn Peterson on the Michigan Talk Radio Network http://www.michigantalkradio.net/
Fridays at 10:40 to 11:00 on MLive http://www.mlive.com/talkradio/

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UPCOMING SHOWS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION

Courses
Fox Run Country Club-Grayling
Grandview Golf Club-Kalkaska
Harbor Point Golf Club-One of America's First 100 Golf Courses-Harbor Springs
The Tribute Golf Course-with Gary Koch, Rick Robbins and Keith Gornick-Gaylord
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 Berry-Harbor Springs
Twin Birch Golf Club- Kalkaska

Tournament Coverage
Bay Mills Open-Bay Mills Casino and Resort-Brimley
Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout

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ARCHIVES-MICHIGAN GOLFER
Michigan Golfer Magazine-1996-Present
http://www.michigangolfer.com/#pastissues
Michigan Golf News-2003-Present
http://www.michigangolfer.com/news.html
Michigan Golfer Television-2001-Present
http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html

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MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR 2005
http://michigangolfer.com/calendar.html

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MICHIGAN TOURNAMENTS
http://michigangolfer.com/tournaments.html

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