Michigan Golf News
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
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Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
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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
__/ 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
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MG ON THE ROAD
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
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
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 Golf Course is considered the best nine-hole course in
the state. Nearby, Ranch at Roaring River Golf Club is also a
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.
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.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
"'The Haig'" Returns to Traverse City-with Bill Shelton and Walter
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.
"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.
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
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
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
Taken and edited from an All About Golf release.
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.
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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HIGHLIGHT THIS WEEK'S SHOWS
Wednesdays at 1:35 pm with Tom Gibson on CHOK 1070, Sarnia, Ontario,
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Fridays at 10:40 to 11:00 on MLive http://www.mlive.com/talkradio/
UPCOMING SHOWS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
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
Bay Mills Open-Bay Mills Casino and Resort-Brimley
Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout
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