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July 28, 2006 Vol. 6, No. 30

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GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA
Web: http://grandtraverseresort.com
Video: Michigan Open http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/michiganopen/

NATIVE AMERICAN CUP-AUGUST 4-6
Web: http://nativeamericancup.org
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/nativeamericancup/

OTSEGO CLUB & RESORT-GAYLORD
Golf Packages http://otsegoclub.com/allpackages.php

SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
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DESIGN YOUR OWN IRELAND GOLFING GETAWAY
Click on - http://www.sullivangolf.ie/quoteform.html
Sullivan Golf & Travel The Ireland Golf Travel Specialist

IN GAYLORD, GOLF THE NATURAL: A JERRY MATTHEWS COURSE
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
Golf Packages http://golfthenatural.com

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Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP

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__/JACK SAYLOR: BUICK'S 10 MOST MEMORABLE PLAYERS- AN ENCORE COLUMN __/ MGN ON THE ROAD
Thompsonville
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER-TV-The Michigan Amateur and The Michigan Open
__/ RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN-The Roaring 20's and the Start of the Ryder Cup An Encore Series Sponsored by Sullivan Golf and Travel
http://www.sullivangolf.ie
__/MICHAEL HARRIS WINS HIS FOURTH TOURNAMNENT OF CHAMPIONS
__/JOHN ROBINSON TO DESIGN A THIRD COURSE, FIRE STICK GC, FOR GRANT ROWE
__/GRAND VALLEY'S TONY MANGO WINS OTTAWA COUNTY AMATEUR
__/2ND ANNUAL FOUNDERS CHALLENGE FIELD IS SET
__/CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN INSTRUCTIONAL SHORT COURSE FACES A CHALLENGE
__/SUMMER EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - NOW ONLINE
__/MICHIGAN WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
__/MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION UPCOMING SHOWS
__/ CHOK RADIO GOLF SHOW
__/ CHRIS DIMARCO ON PLAYING WITH TIGER
__/ YIPES, FALL GOLF PACKAGE ALREADY AT GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA
__/ JACK SAYLOR: ENCORE BUICK OPEN COLUMN
__/ 2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES
__/ COURSE VIDEOS

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JACK SAYLOR: BUICK'S 10 MOST MEMORABLE PLAYERS- AN ENCORE COLUMN
As the Buick Open approaches each year, my mind turns toward the late great Jack Saylor. I remember tossing down a cold one at the Airport Bar in Waterford in the early 80's and telling him I was about to start a new golf publication, The Michigan Golfer. Since we were in the company of my father and Harold Horn, a life long friend of both, I knew his response would be tempered. He indicated that publishing was a tough business, but that there was room for a golf publication and let me know that he would be willing to help out the magazine got off the ground. Almost 30 years later the MG continues to motor on and part of its rich editorial heritage is the content that still lives on in our Michigan Golfer archives http://www.michigangolfer.com/news.html

We have run this a couple of other times in the past and always get some nice feedback. Please enjoy a Saylor classic on

Buick's 10 Most Memorable Players by Jack Saylor
http://webgolfer.com/aug00/buick_top10.html
1. Tony Lema, 1964. A latter-day Walter Hagen, who exuded good cheer and appreciated a good victory and was willing to share. Champagne corks popped in the pressroom, a nickname was celebrated and, best of all, he won again in '65. Alas, he left us far too soon.

2. Peter Jacobsen, 1980. It may have been the hybrid Buick-Goodwrench, but didn't lessen the impact on this talented, friendly competitor. The lasting memory was Jake holding month-old daughter Amy with one arm while accepting the trophy as Amy barfed all over Daddy's shirt.

3. Hale Irwin, 1981. Although he usually prevailed on more difficult tracks (i.e. three U.S. Opens, two Memorials, etc.), this all-time great showed he could go birdie-to-birdie in a shoot out, too. He emerged from one of the tightest Buick finishes from a four-way playoff with defending champion Jacobsen, Gil Morgan and Bobby Clampett.

4. Ben Crenshaw, 1986. Scored a popular victory by pulling off one of the best shots in Buick history. At the short, par-five 13th, where a par usually lost you ground to the field, his second shot nestled against the trunk on the wrong side of a little pine tree for the right-handed Crenshaw. No problemo. Gentle Ben turned lefty, flipped his wedge to the reverse side and popped a shot within a couple of feet to save his birdie-and perhaps the title.

5. Robert Wrenn, 1987. This likeable Virginian picked Warwick Hills for his "15 minutes of fame," which lasted a torrid four days in which shot an unbelievable 26-under par 262 and missing tying Ben Hogan's record by a Sunday bogey at No. 14, one of the very easiest holes. The victory touched off seven financial-productive years, but no more wins before he exchanged clubs for microphone.

6. Julius Boros, 1963. Nobody tired of watching Big Jay's rhythmic, easy-going, smooth swing, wondering how he generated such power, plus the equally effective work around and on the greens. A giant of the era, he beat perennial runner-up Dow Finsterwald by one shot. He loved fishing the ponds in his spare time so he returned and won again in '67.

7. Dave Hill, 1969. One of the hardest workers and greatest strikers of the ball ever to trod the tour, Peck's Bad Boy avenged brother Mike Hill's loss of 1968 (to Tom Weiskopf), with a fine 11-under 277 that put him in the books as the last Buick Open champ as management pulled the plug on the event until cooler heads thankfully prevailed nine years later.

8. Fred Couples, 1994. Coming to Warwick after a long layoff and fighting back problems, Couples seemed like a poor bet even to make the cut. But with his lazy, effortless Boros-like swing style, Couples ignored inclement weather, even endured a 36-hole day and won going away with a blazing 18-under 270.

9. Chip Beck, 1990. Never altering his smile whether making birdie or double-bogey and had the groove this week to win another exciting four-man playoff with another fan favorite, Fuzzy Zoeller, along with U.S. Open playoff rivals that year, Hale Irwin and Mike Donald. The company liked Beck, too, and signed him as a Buick spokesman.

10. Billy Casper, 1958. There was more chalk lines on Warwick Hills than on the local football field to mark unplayable, free-drop areas on the new and quite rough golf course, but the $100,000 purse was crisp (Sam Snead said theyd play down Woodward Ave. for that money). The field was classy and so was the winner as Buffalo Billy nicked Arnold Palmer, along with Ted Kross, by one shot. It started a great Michigan tradition.

Other Saylor Archives
"How low can they go?' 2002 article by Jack Saylord
http://www.michigangolfer.com/aug02/buickopen.html
"Jack Saylor: Golf's
Piano Man by Art McCafferty
http://www.michigangolfer.com/jan04/index.html
" A Tribute to Jack Saylor"
Michigan Golfer Television
http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/saylor/

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MGN ON THE ROAD
Thompsonville
Mike Brehm, owner of The Pohlcat GC and the Holiday Inn in Mt. Pleasant and Jim Dewling, CEO of Total Golf and Michigan PGA Past President, happily took their daughters, Natalie Brehm and Ashley Dewling to the golf course this past week. Whiie it is nice to take your daughter to the golf course anytime, it is especially nice when they are playing in the Michigan Women's Open. The ladies competed as high school amateurs and picked up some valuable experience. Natalie's brother, Ryan, a Junior at Michigan State and 2nd place finisher in the Michigan Amateur, was also on hand to root her on.

Brad Dean, who seems to be a coach to all the hot young golfers coming up, made the early call onKris Tamulis's win of the Open. He has worked with her as well as Korey Mahoney of EMU and Ryan Brehm.

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MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION

The Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Scott Hebert won his 6th Michigan Open at what is now his home course, The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Jack Berry interviews Scott about his domination of The Bear and his place in Michigan golf history. Hebert tied the legendary Al Watrous, of Oakland Hills fame, with his 6th win. Kevin Helm, CEO of the Michigan PGA, steps up to the podium and gives away the hardware and the checks at the awards ceremony.
http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/michiganopen/

95th Michigan Amateur
Actually, we have a number of shows for you to watch on our Michigan Amateur coverage; The 95th Michigan Amateur Winner Greg Davies, The Michigan Amateur Awards Presentation with Ryan Brehm and Greg Davies, The Sweet 16 Dinner with an Interview with Medalist Korey Mahoney and Owner Steve Kircher, The First Tee of Boyne Highlands with Shauna Bezilla, a recipient of a $5,000 gift from Boyne and presented by Bernie Friedrich, a show on the Boynes, Boyne, Michigan and Boyne, Ireland and a show about the Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Boyne areas. Bon Appetit.
http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/boynegolf/

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RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN-The Roaring 20's and the Start of the Ryder Cup An Encore Series Sponsored by Sullivan Golf and Travel http://www.sullivangolf.ie

For those that are new to our offerings, Michigan Golfer Television ran a series of videos on the history of the Ryder Cup a couple of years ago. The shows were hosted by Bill Shelton and Mike McCafferty (in the role of Walter Hagen) Over the past two years our Ryder Cup series has totaled just North of 30,000 viewers. In these nine weeks leading up to the Ryder Cup, we most proudly repeat these Michigan Golfer Television "Classics".

The Ryder Cup began during the "Roaring Twenties" at a time when Michigan added 89 courses to its golf course inventory; thus giving the state 162 as it headed into the 1930's.

In 1922 the Michigan PGA elected their first President, Alex Ross. Al Watrous reigned supreme during that time by winning the Michigan Open Championship four times and finish up with a total of six. The Michigan PGA Championship was won a couple of times by Al Watrous on his way to nine wins and once by architect, Wilfried Reid. Over at the GAM, John Sweeney, Malcolm McGregor and Will Curtis of the Detroit Golf Club, were to fill the President's chair for the decade.

The 20's saw the continuation of Donald Ross's fine work as he completed an even dozen courses in Michigan. The Scottish duo of Wilfried Reid and William Connellan teamed up to do a number of projects in Michigan, notably Indianwood, Brae Burn, Bald Mountain and Tam O'Shanter.

The U.S. Open was played at Oakland Hills for the first time during this decade and this was also the time when women's golf started to heat up with the matches of legendary English players Cecil Leitch and Joyce Wethered. They competed famously in the British Women's Amateur, each winning four times during a stretch from 1914 to 1929. Babe Zaharias would finally win as the first American in 1947.

The 20's had Walter Hagen front and center with his winning four British Opens and five PGA Championships. "I don't want to be a millionaire, I just want to live like one," the affable Haig would state on many occasions. He became the first professional golfer at the new Oakland Hills and started his love affair with Michigan.

In our first of three shows of the 20's we introduce our viewers to our reporters, Bill Shelton and "The Haig". In our second show, Bill discuss the challenges of getting the Ryder Cup started along with Sam Ryder's part in it. The Haig also discusses the possible impact a six day trip on the Aquitania had on the Bristish team.Inourthirdshow, the Haig recalls the thumping that the American Ryder Cup team got at Moortown in 1929. Enjoy.

http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/ryder/index.html

Also, Vanessa Bell joins our 20's team with her interviews of the Ryder family when they were in town. The interview really started to come together when Vanessa realized that the surviving Ryder family lived in her home town, Ipswich, England.

http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/irish/index.html

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MICHAEL HARRIS WINS HIS FOURTH TOURNAMNENT OF CHAMPIONS
Michael Harris, a 28-year-old touring professional from Troy, shot 67 on the Monument Course in Wednesdays final round to successfully defend the Boyne Tournament of Champions crown hes now won four times. Harris commanded the $12,000 first-place check, but his other T of C titles had already yielded the traditional green blazer and Country Club of Boyne membership.Maybe they should just donate Bay Harbor to me, Harris joked. Seriously, I enjoy coming back and my goal is to put my name on the trophy as many times as I can. I love the competition.

Harris wrote his name in the record books by shooting an Alpine course record 62 in the second round. He began the final round a stroke behind fellow mini-tour player Eric Jorgensen. His three-round total of 15-under-par was enough to overcome and then best runner-up Jorgensen by four strokes. I was happy I maintained poise and didnt try to force anything. I just tried to stay steady and I knew that if I just kept going forward Id be alright. It was kind of a plodding round, said Harris, but its my first win this year, and it's always good to get back into the winners circle. Hopefully its a sign of good things to come.

119 champions of all varieties began the Tournament of Champions competing against each other for a purse of $65,000 from staggered tees. The two-round cut came at 153, and Harris emerged the winner from a remaining field of 71 professionals, amateurs, women, men, juniors and seniors. While the field is diverse, the entrants had one thing in common: theyd all captured an important, sanctioned state title at some stage in their playing career.

Taken and edited from a Pro Tour Media release

1st Michael Harris - 15 $12,000
2nd Eric Jorgensen -11 $5,300
3rd Scott Hebert -5 $4,000
4th George Bowman -4 $1,975
Brian Cairns -4 $1,975
6th Ian Harris-A -3 $750
Gary Smithson -3 $1,400
8th Randy Erskine -2 $1,175
Charles Pasco -2 $1,175
10th John DalCorobbo -1 $1,025
Dave Kendall -1 $1,025
Stacy Slobodnik-A -1 $500

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JOHN ROBINSON TO DESIGN A THIRD COURSE, FIRE STICK GC, FOR GRANT ROWE
One of Canada's famed architects, John Robinson, dropped us a note to tell us that he has been working with Grant Rowe of The Chief and Hawk's Eye fame in Bellaire. He will design a new precision 9 hole course, with the working title of Fire Stick Golf Club. "The new course is less than a mile from The Chief on a wonderful scenic piece of wooded property with dramatic elevation changes. Clearing will be under wayvery shortly. This course will have a much different look than either The Chief or Hawk's Eye. I'm looking forward to creating an absolute master piece in this beautiful area of Michigan," said Robinson.

Robinson also indicated that Birch Falls, an unfinished course near Hillman, is a dead project. A DEQ lawsuit against the owners for erosion damage to nearby streams has caused his clients to back off. This is the first project of Robinson's to have failedin his 38 years in the business.

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GRAND VALLEY'S TONY MANGO WINS OTTAWA COUNTY AMATEUR
Grand Valley golfer Tony Mango may not have been the longest hitter in the Ottawa County Amateur, but his aim was deadliest. The junior from Milford fired a closing 3-under par 69 Sunday to win the Ottawa County Amateur golf championship by a shot over Eric Atsma of Great Lakes Conference rival Findlay.

The victory for Mango ended a run of three straight titles for Grand Valley teammate Kyle Murphy of Kentwood. Murphy and Laker golfer Steve Larson of Manistique were in contention down the stretch before fading in the final holes of the 54-hole event at The Meadows Golf Club at Grand Valley State University. Larson slipped to a closing 74 to finish 3 shots back in third, while Murphy's final round 73 left him in a tie with Doug Hoey at even-par 216. Nick Blake of Grand Valley tied for fifth at 217 with Bob Verolme. Blake shot 70 over the last 18 holes while Verolme had a 71.

West Olive's Curt Bobeldyk was crowned the Senior Division winner after 36 holes with a two-round total of 149. Bobeldyk finished ninth overall in the event thanks to a closing 71.

A full field of 120 players turned out for this year's fourth annual event, sponsored by the Holland Sentinel.

Ottawa County Amateur Results

1. Tony Mango 73-70-69-4
2. Eric Atsma 73-69-71- 3
3. Steve Larson 70-71-74-1
T4 Doug Hoey 75-72-69- Even
Kyle Murphy 70-73-73-Even
T6 Nick Blake 76-71-70+1
Bob Verolme 72-74-71+1
8. Adam Thomas 75-73-70+2
9. Curt Bobeldyk 73-76-71+4
T10 Tommy Bradford 71-76-74+5
Matt Johnson 76-74-71+5
Submitted by Tom Cleary and All About Golf

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2ND ANNUAL FOUNDERS CHALLENGE FIELD IS SET
The 2nd "Founders Challenge" to be held August 5-6 at Grand Valley State University(Saturday) and Egypt Valley (Sunday)., promises to be another great event, with captains Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll and Joan Garety leading the Public Course and Private Club teams, respectively. Among those taking part will be 2006 Michigan Amateur champion Lindsay Davis of Barton Hills CC and the University of Michigan, along with the three 2006 individual high school state champions: Shannon Warner of Livonia Churchill, Allison Tyler of Forest Hills Central and Laura Kueny of Whitehall. Warner and Tyler will defend their state titles next spring, while Kueny has accepted a scholarship to play Michigan State. Also taking part in the 24-player field will be college players from Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Illinois, Grand Valley and Ferris State.

The public is welcome to attend the event for free at both sites; six better-ball matches will be played the first day at The Meadows Golf Club at Grand Valley, while 12 singles matches will conclude the event the following day at Egypt Valley.

Taken and edited from an All About Golf release

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CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN INSTRUCTIONAL SHORT COURSE FACES A CHALLENGE
"Art, I appreciate your interest in the development of the Challenge Mountain Instructional Short Course. As you are aware, Challenge Mt. has shown exceptional growth to more fully utilize their facilities and exploit their potential the past 6-8 years.As we discussed, their ongoing needs are great, as they do not charge the developmentally challenged individuals and groups that participate in one of their year-around programs. In May, 2004, the Renaissance Golf Design, Inc. group from Traverse City prepared a tentative lay-out for 3 - par 3 holes for an Instructional Short Course at the base of the ski runs at Challenge Mt. It is my feeling that such an addition to Challenge Mt. would be a fine tribute to the sport of golf, and provide an additional recreational activity that the developmentally challenged would enjoy on many occasions in the future. Any assistance you might offer, or suggestions you might have, to implement the addition of this 3 hole course at Challenge Mt. would be greatly appreciated. I have watched the growth of Challenge Mt. for many years, and have seen the positive impact their efforts have tendered to many challenged kids and adults. Upon reflection, I am continually impressed by the amount of good work that is done with so little. I hope you can help the Golf Industry make it's contribution to this effort."

Joe Breidenstein P.O. Box 219
Walloon Lake, Mi. 49796
(231) 535-2227

Got Help? Contact Joe.

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NOT HOYLAKE, BUT KINGSLEY CLUB PROMISES TO BE FIRM AND FAST FOR PENINSULA CUP
Defending Peninsula Cup Senior Flight champions Ron Gelatka and Mike McBride and defending Mid-Amateur champions Chris Vozza and Mike McBride wont find the Kingsley Club fairways as biscuit brown as those in the British Open at Hoylake but host professional David Plassman said They will play fast for the second running of the event.

More than 30 two-man teams from 14 states will compete Aug. 3-5 on the five-year-old Kingsley Club course that Golfweek magazine ranks 19th of the 100 Best Modern Courses built since 1960.

Traverse City architect Mike DeVries, at the request of owners Edward Walker and Art Preston, designed the Kingsley Club with the same philosophy as legendary British Open links big rolling fairways with natures own humps and bumps, strategically placed awesome bunkers reflective of old world links bunkers and open-fronted varying sized undulating greens that welcome bump and run shots along with finely placed soft landing approach shots.The course is intended to play firm and fast and to allow the contour of the ground to be an integral part of play, states DeVries.

The teams will find something new this year. A grove of trees that separated the 10th and 18th holes was removed over the winter and large deep bunkers were placed along the right side of the 10th fairway and the left side of the 18th fairway. Additional trees that restricted air movement and limited sunshine were removed from several areas of the back nine. Consequently, the back nine has taken on more of the visual essence of the front nine.

Taken and edited from an All About Golf release

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MICHIGAN WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
The Michigan Women's Golf Association is celebrating its 20th year in women's golf by hosting a 20th Anniversary dinner on Sunday, July 30th and the $4,000 Four-Woman Scramble on Monday, July 31st, both at Washtenaw CC in Ypsilanti. The Scramble Tournament is open to all 4-women teams whose members carry official USGA handicaps. Those without USGA handicaps are welcomed to compete at scratch. There will be two divisions, and teams will be vying for a first place gross and net prize of $1,000. A $20,000 hole-in-one cash prize will also be offered as well as a variety of skill contests.

Named the Best U.S. Women's Public Golf Association in 1996 by Golf for Women magazine, the MWGA continues its mission to promote knowledge and enjoyment of the game of golf for amateur women golfers of all skill levels. The association schedules a variety of tournaments each golf season and provides skills clinics and rules seminars. In 2006, a beginner's league is being offered to help more metro Detroit women learn the basics and etiquette of the game.

For more information visit http://www.mwgolf.org.

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UPCOMING SHOWS ON THE MICHIGAN GOLFER CHANNEL
Arnold Palmer and The Legend
Upper Peninsula Golf-Greywalls, Chocolay Downs, Timberstone, Pine Grove and the new Chip In Casino course.
Harbor Pointe Golf Club
Native American Cup II
League Championship Series II

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CHRIS DIMARCO ON PLAYING WITH TIGER
Q. Chris, do you thrive on going up against Tiger?
CHRIS DiMARCO: No, I don't want to go up against him, I don't want to do that.
Q. It just seems like it really brings out the best in you.
CHRIS DiMARCO: If you can't get up playing the best player in the world in a major, I don't know what else there is. I mean, absolutely. It pumps me up. I know Tiger said one of the greatest things ever, I don't know how many years ago he said it, that being in contention in a major or in any tournament is like a drug. And it is. It is our drug. It is so awesome to be playing well and performing well when everything is on the line. As a player it's the best thing in the world. He does it the best in the world that's why he's No. 1 in the world. End of FastScripts.

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YIPES, FALL GOLF PACKAGE ALREADY AT GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. has announced fall golf package rates. Late summer golf at low rates starting August 13 plus spectacular fall colors await golfers who take advantage of the fall rates.

Golf Package Details -
Grand Traverse Resort & 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 13 to November 11, 2005. All package rates below are per person, double occupancy, plus 8% tax, plus $8.95 per night resort fee for Hotel and Tower accommodations. Rates for Studio, One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Condos are also available. Packages and rates http://www.grandtraverseresort.com

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SUMMER EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - NOW ONLINE
http://webgolfer.com/summer06/index.html

Chuck Kocsis-The Best There Ever Was-by Jack Berry
Jack Berry reflects on the past achievements of Michigan's greatest golfer. You can also see the video we prepared on Kocsis at http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/kocsis/

The 95th Michigan Amateur-by Jack Berry
The Michigan Amateur shares the spotlight with The Heather at Boyne Highlands. Greg Davies, a 38-year- old journeyman amateur, won in his 20th Michigan Amateur. The Heather, the course that launched Northern Michigan golf turns 40 this year. She never looked so good. You can also check out our Michigan Amateur show at http://michigangolfer.tv

Michigan Golfer Internet Television: The First Five Years and 250 Courses-by Art McCafferty
Our first of 250 shows was with Bill Newcomb, designer of Calderone Farms. It was a gamble five years ago to see if golfers would watch TV on their computer, but almost a million viewers later our vision seeems to have paid off.

New Courses:
The Ambassador Club-by Thad Gutowski
Canada's most famous golf architect, Thomas McBroom, adds another to his impressive list of great courses. Other McBroom courses include: Domaine Laforest Segard, Quebec,, Ussher's Creek Niagara Falls, Ontario ,The Algonquin St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick , Timberwolf Sudbury, Ontario and Monterra Collingwood, Ontario to name a few.

Beeches Golf Club-by Kelly Hill The latest from W.Bruce Matthews III and his Matthews Golf Design firm.

W. Bruce Mathews III: Small Budgets, Big Courses-by Bernice Phillips Matthews Golf Design still has work. Although the golf building boom has gone bust, the Matthews Golf Design keeps pumping out courses. The Beeches, puts Matthews over 40 new course designs.

Michigan Golf Hall of Fame: Class of 2005-by Jack Berry Jack Berry, a Hall of Fame member himself, chronicles this classy class.

Slice of Life-The DeVicenzo Code, The Movie - by Terry Moore Terry Moore revisits the mystery of the DeVicenzo and Goalby Masters

Readership of the Michigan Golfer Ezine averaged 9,789 per issue in 2005.

http://www.webgolfer.com/

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DAVIS WINS WOMEN'S MICHIGAN AMATEUR
By Susan Smiley-GAM

When Lindsay Davis (Whitmore Lake) said after Thursdays quarterfinal match play round that she felt unbeatable, she did not know how accurate her prediction was. Davis, 20, defeated defending champion Mandi McConnell (Grand Blanc) 4&2 to win the GAM Michigan Womens Amateur Friday afternoon at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor.

A large gallery from Davis home club at Barton Hills followed her throughout the round. Many members who were following live scoring in the semifinal matches on the GAMs web site left work at lunch time to come to the course and support Davis during her match.

I have come in second so many times, said Davis. To win on my home course and have the majority of members out watching and having so much support and to accomplish what I did -- I am feeling that I am on top of the world right now.

Davis was 2 up for the majority of the match, but said having that cushion did not lessen her focus. Today was all about doing whatever it took to win.

I really dont think having the cushion of being 2 up was an advantage, said Davis. I just kept playing like I was 1 down the whole time. My stroke play this week was average. I had a different attitude in the last four matches. I played with very high intensity.

Davis admitted the fact that she plays for the University of Michigan and McConnell plays for rival Michigan State helped fuel her competitive fire. Also, McConnell defeated Davis younger sister Katelin 6&4 in the first found of match play on Wednesday.

The college rivalry came into it big time, admitted Davis. I almost wore all blue and gold today. But I figured the bag; the towel and head covers were enough. That is a mental edge for sure. Then the fact that she beat my sister in the first round was a mental edge. My sister is going to be a senior in high school and she has no experience, but just because (Mandi) beat my sister I had a little bit of a chip on my shoulder.

Davis topped Christina Cibrario 5&4 in the semifinal. McConnell defeated former high school rival and friend Katie Strawser 3&2 to advance to the final round.

McConnell said that pain was a factor in her rounds again today. She did not feel that she played her best the last two days of the event. I dont want to make excuses, but I was in a lot of pain. It was the worst it has been, said McConnell. I was not playing good today or yesterday. It was not good golf. So to make it this far without playing what I feel is good golf, I do have a sense of accomplishment about that.

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CHOK RADIO GOLF SHOW-BRAD DEAN, OF CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, CHATS ABOUT THEIR GOLF ACADEMY
Brad Dean guests on the show this morning at 11:30, 1070 on your AM dial. Dean and others have created a much honored golf school at both Crystal Mountain and Fox Hills.

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

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2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
http://michigangolfer.com/calendar.html" ASSOCIATION LINKS
American Association of Golf Course Architects
http://asgca.org
Golf Association of Michigan
http://www.gam.org/
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
http://www.gcsaa.org
Michigan Section PGA
http://www.Michigan.PGA.com
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
http://mgcoa.org
Michigan High School Athletic Association
http://www.mhsaa.com/
Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
http://migca.com
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
http://mpsga.net
National Golf Course Owners Association
http://ngcoa.org
National Golf Foundation
http://ngf.org
National High School Golf Coaches Association
http://www.nhsgca.org

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MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES
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