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August 17, 2007 - Vol. 7, No. 33
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Ireland-Somewhere over the North Atlantic
As this week's newsletter pops up on your computer screen this morning, we will be 
somewhere over the North Atlantic returning from our week's vacation in Ireland. As we 
begin the process of weaning ourselves from a steady diet of  Irish food and Jamesons , we 
ask you to partake of some of the visual feast we have prepared for you.  Until then....

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
 may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

A traditional gaelic blessing


Ryder Cup Memories- Cathal O'Sullivan, Doug Bell and Mike Biber
At the 2006 Ryder Cup, Mike Biber and Doug Bell were two of almost a hundred people from 
the Osprey Management Group, that attended the event.  Our show host, Cathal O'Sullivan of 
Sullivan Golf & Travel, discusses the Ryder Cup and some of the memories of the event that 
the Osprey people brought back.

Kentucky Golf and the Ryder Cup
Brad and William Shelton discuss Kentucky golf as a background for the upcoming Ryder 
Cup.  In addition, Susan Bairley chats with the V.P. of the Louisville CVB, Karen Williams 
about visitors can expect during Ryder Cup week.

The Importance of the Ryder Cup to Ireland
Damien Ryan and Vanessa Bell discuss the importance that the Ryder Cup has in the overall 
scheme of Irish golf tourism.

The Boynes with Mike Chumbler and Cathal O'Sullivan
Our show deals with the history of Boyne, Ireland and Boyne Falls, Boyne City and Boyne 
Resorts.  Mike Chumbler presents the history of Michigan and Cathal O'Sullivan talks about 
Boyne, Ireland.  Everett Kircher visited Boyne on one of his many fishing trips.

Jack Berry and Ireland Golf (5 shows)
PGA Lifetime Journalism Award recipient, Jack Berry,  has spent a great deal of time in 
Ireland and his knowledge pours out like a draft of Guinness as he talks about his adopted 
golf home.  This is a five part  and five pint series.  Cheers

Celebration of the Ryder Cup 
Vanessa Bell, the Ryder Family, the party goers at Dick O'Dowds, the Opening Ceremony and 
the Irish celebrating at the Henry Ford are all part of a five part series on the pre 
Ryder Cup celebration and opening day ceremony.  The Irish invaded Dick O'Dowds and then 
the Henry Ford to partake of  some lively music, great dancing and  Ryder Cup merriment.

Irish Spiced Beef
Ingredients:20 cloves, 2 tsp ground allspice or cinnamon, 6 Shallots, 2 tsp Prague 
Powder(can be obtained from the Sausage Maker-26 military Rd,BNuffalo,N.Y. 14207), 1Pound 
Kosher Salt (coarse), 1 tsp black pepper, three tsp. ground mace, 7-8 lb. beef. 2-3 bay 
leaves, ground nutmeg, Two Pints Guinness Stout. 

Instructions:1. Grind all dry ingredients and mix 2. Add finely chopped shallots 3. Rinse 
beef and place in plastic or glass container(avoid iron). 4.Take 1 seventh of the 
spice/salt mixture and rub it all over the meat. Place meat back into container, cover and 
set out on the back porch or in a cool spot-if too warm out place in fridge. Each day for 
seven days rub the meat with one seventh of the mixture, turn over and re-cover. Leave the 
liquid that forms with the meat. At the end of seven days place meat and liquid into a big 
pot -add water to top up and cover the meat and boil until the meat is tender.(a fork 
should just barely be able to lift up strands of meat-dont over do it!) Change water 
adding clean water and boil for another 30 minutes. Then add veg-large carrots,onions, and 
potatoes- cook until almost done. Add two pints Guinness Stout and boil for another 10-20 
You can eat this hot or leave to cool overnight-place meat into colander with weight on it 
and plate or dish under it.

Irish White Pudding Sausage
Ingredients: 2 1/2 lbs. medium ground pork butt,2 1/2 lbs. fine ground pork putt, 5 cups 
plain bread crumbs,4,eggs lightly beaten,8 cloves pressed garlic,1 tbsp. salt,3 tsp 
thyme,3 tsp.basil,3 tsp marjoram, 3 tsp black pepper,2 cups ice water. Mix thoroughly 
keeping cold.Stuff into casings making 2 1/2 inch links or pat into small compact 
pattys.Referigerate over night before freezing.Fry to golden brown.

Irish Bangers
Ingredients: 2 tsp. ground white pepper,1 tsp ground ginger,1 tsp sage,1 tsp mace,3 oz 
salt,6 oz bread crumbs -plain,10 lbs. fat pork butt(if lean add 1 lb fat back,2 cups ice 
water. Grind meat-1/2 medium 1/2 fine add spices and mix very well.Stuff into small casing 
links or make into compact pattys. Leave overnight in Fridge before freezing. Fry till 
golden brown.

Dublin Coddle
Ingredients:2 lb pork sausages-bangers,seasoned flour,bacon fat,sunflower oil,2 large 
onions diced,2 garlic cloves,1 lb lean bacon slices or thinly sliced smoked pork or ham,4 
large potatoes thickly sliced/peeled,2 carrots thickly sliced peeled,bunch of fresh herbs 
to taste,black pepper,hard cider,chopped parsley.

Instructions:dip sausages into seasoned flour and seal in hot bacon fat. Soften onions and 
garlic cloves in the oil.Put sausages bacon and onions in large sauce pan with potatoes 
and carrots and herbs. Cover with cider.Cook over moderate heat for at least an hour-do 
not boil. Garnish with parsley.Wash down with mugs of Guinness stout and soda bread serves 

Beef With Stout The Only way to Cook Beef-sometimes add oysters!
Ingredients: 1/4 lb. Butter,1 pound beef chuck cut into 1x2 inch pieces.1 large sweet 
onion-sliced thin, a bouquet garni:thyme,sage,parsley,bay leaf,1/4 teaspoon salt.1/4 
teaspoon black pepper,1 cup beef stock, 1 pint guinness stout,4 medium potatoes(1 lb 
peeled)2 tablespoons parsley,large manly sweet carrots.

Instructions:heat butter in skillet brown the beef in batches-set beef asside.2.cook onion 
in hot fat for 3 minutes-just soffened,return meat to pan add bouquet 
garni,salt,pepper,stock and stout and bring the mixture to a boil.Cook stew uncovered in 
preheated 350 degree oven for about one hour add potatoes and bake e for 45 minutes till 
all is tender.add salt and pepper to taste. Thicken sauce with butter and flour.Garnish 
with parsley.

Strawberry Scones
Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries,2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour(unsifted),3 tablespoons 
sugar,2 teaspoons baking powder,1/4 teaspoon salt,6 tablespoons butter or margarine,2/3 
cup milk.

Directions:Preheat oven to 425 degrees Cut strawberries into 1/2 inch pieces-set asside.In 
large bowl mix together flour,sugar,baking powder and salt.Add butter. With pastry blender 
or 2 knives cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in reserved 
strawberries toss well to coat. Add milk all at once. With fork lightly toss together 
until mixture holds together. With floured hands gently form into ball. On floured board 
with floured pouring pin roll out dough 1/2/ inch thick.Cut dough into 2 1/2 inch circles 
with floured biscuit cutter.Place on greased cookie sheet.Bake until golden about 12 
minutes, serve warm with whipped cream.Yield 12 scones.
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Father Phelan was an avid golfer. Every chance he could get, he would be on the golf 
course. It was an obsession. It was 4:00AM on Sunday morning and it looked like it would 
be a picture-perfect day for golf. The sun was rising, no clouds were in the sky, and the 
temperature was pleasant and rising. 
The good Father couldn't resist. He called a Parish assistant to tell him that he was sick 
and could not say Mass, packed the car up, and drove three hours to a golf course where he 
felt no one would know him. He was first there and first out by himself, another good 

Happily, he began to play the course. An angel up above was watching Father Phelan and was 
quite perturbed. He went to God and said, "Have a look at Father Phelan. He should be 
punished for what he is doing." God nodded in agreement.

After a double on the first hole, the good Father teed up on the second. He swung at the 
ball, and it sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup 260 yards 
away. A picture-perfect hole-in-one. He was amazed and excited.

The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said, "I beg your pardon, but I 
thought you were going to punish him."
God smiled. "I did. Think about it; who can he tell?" -

 Contributed by Hal Kupchak

The Devil and the Golfer

A golfer is in a competitive match with a friend, who is ahead by a couple of strokes. The 
golfer says to himself, "I'd give anything to sink this next putt."

A stranger walks up to him and whispers, "Would you give up a fourth of your sex 

The golfer thinks the man is crazy and that his answer will be meaningless but also that 
perhaps this is a good omen and will put him in the right frame of mind to make the 
difficult putt and says, "OK." And sinks the putt.

Two holes later he mumbles to himself, "Boy, if I could only get an eagle on this 

The same stranger moves to his side and says, "Would it be worth another fourth of 
your sex life?"

The golfer shrugs and says, "Sure." And he makes an eagle.

Down to the final hole. The golfer needs yet another eagle to win. Though he says nothing, 
the stranger moves to his side and says, "Would you be willing to give up the rest of 
your sex life to win this match?"

The golfer says, "Certainly." And makes the eagle.

As the golfer walks to the club house, the stranger walks alongside and says,” You know, 
I've really not been fair with you because you don't know who I am. I'm the devil and from 
now on you will have no sex life."

"Nice to meet you," says the golfer. "My name's Father O'Malley."

The Amazing Golf Ball

A golfer, playing a round by himself, is about to tee off, and a greasy little salesman 
runs up to him, and yells, "Wait! Before you tee off, I have something really amazing 
to show you!"

The golfer, annoyed, says, "What is it?"

"It's a special golf ball," says the salesman. "You can never lose 

"Whattaya mean," scoffs the golfer, "you can never lose it? What if you hit 
it into the water?"

"No problem," says the salesman. "It floats, and it detects where the shore 
is, and spins towards it."

"Well, what if you hit it into the woods?"

"Easy," says the salesman. "It emits a beeping sound, and you can find it 
with your eyes closed."

"Okay," says the golfer, impressed. "But what if your round goes late and 
it gets dark?"

"No problem, sir, this golf ball glows in the dark! I'm telling you, you can never 
lose this golf ball!"

The golfer buys it at once. "Just one question," he says to the salesman. 
"Where did you get it?"

"I found it." 

-------------- Golfing With an Older Man A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in nine holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him. To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball - and directly between his ball and the green. After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the ball right over that tree." With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay. The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only three feet tall."  ======================================================== PRIVATE CLUB TEAM VICTORIOUS AT FOUNDERS CHALLENGE ========================================================   (Ada, Michigan)---University of Louisville star Jenny Calkins made a three-foot par putt on the 17th hole to cap a late comeback and help the Private Club team to a 10-8 victory over the Public Course team at the Founders Challenge just outside Grand Rapids on August 5.  Calkins' putt clinched a half-point in her match with Mary Vajgrt, and helped her to a 2-up victory at Egypt Valley Country Club in second day matches.  After falling behind earlier in the day in the Ryder Cup-style competition, the Private Club team won the day's last three matches to win the event for the first time. In addition to Calkins' triumph, the victors got wins in the late going from MId-American Conference stars Laura Bavaird of Western Michigan and Kim Kester of Toledo.  Bavaird, the 2007 Michigan Amateur champion beat Stephanie Mory of the University of Illinois 5 & 3, while Kester eased past Kelly Boogaard of Eastern Michigan, 2-up. The Public Course team started the day well with wins in the opening two matches by Rachel Meikle and Shannon Warner.  Meikle, the current Big Ten individual champion from Michigan State, held off Shasta Averyhardt of Jackston State University, 1-up, while Warner, the two-time Michigan high school individual champion, defeated Ashley Bauer of the University of Michigan 2 & 1.  After the Private team got victories from Caitlin Bennett (Grand Valley), Jennifer Domagalski (Michigan State) and Barb Schmid, the Public squad responded by taking 3-1/2 of the next four points.  Playing captain Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll, the women's golf coach at Michigan State, made an eagle and two birdies in the last six holes for a 1-up win over Heather Scholten of Northwestern University, while Missy Ward of Ferris State and veteran public course player Sue Campbell of Kalamazoo also recorded wins.  Private club playing captain Joan Garety of Egypt Valley then halved with Grand Valley State University golfer Ashley Smith, setting the stage for the late rally by her team. "It was a great day for our players," said Garety, a member of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.  "After two years of being gracious losers, today it was our turn and I must say it's a lot easier to be a gracious winner!           Though her team was victorious, Garety was upstaged slightly on Sunday by her opposite number, Slobodnik-Stoll, whose dramatic eagle-two on the 14th came after Heather Scholten had dropped her approach shot to within inches of the pin on the same hole.  "It was certainly exciting to see that shot go in with Heather so close, but we'd trade that one for the victory.  But Joan's side was great coming down the stretch and her last three players weren't to be denied."          The Founders Challenge is sponsored by Founders Bank & Trust with offices in Grand Rapids, Grandville and Traverse City, Michigan.  Additional event sponsorship was provided golf industry clothing supplier Fairway & Greene; direct-sales giant Alticor; Laser Link, the Madison, Wisconsin, yardage measuring device manufacturer; and Winners, Inc., the Grand Rapids-based trophy and corporate gift supplier.          "It was another great day for the Founders Challenge," said Laurie Beard, president and CEO of Founders Bank.  "On a day when much of the rest of the Midwest was getting pelted by rain and storms, we were able to play under perfect conditions with a great group of players."          The first day of the Founders Challenge was held August 4 at The Meadows Golf Club at Grand Valley State University in Allendale.  On the first day Grand Valley golfer Caitlin Bennett made a fifteen-foot birdie putt on the last shot of the day during the foursomes matches to win the final match and lift the Private Club to a 3-1/2 to 2-1/2 point lead.   Founders Challenge Sunday Results   Rachel Meikle (Public) defeated Shasta Averyhardt (Private) 1-up Shannon Warner (Public) defeated Ashley Bauer (Private) 2 & 1 Caitlin Bennett (Private) defeated Becky Hoffman (Public) 3 & 2 Jennifer Domagalski (Private) defeated Michelle Boogaard (Public) 3 & 2 Barb Schmid (Private) defeated Kristina Langton (Public)  5 & 4 Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll (Public) defeated Heather Scholten (Private) 1-up Joan Garety (Private) halved with Ashley Smith (Public) Missy Ward (Public) defeated Susie Barbour (Private) 4 & 2 Sue Campbell (Public) defeated Allison Tyler (Private) 4 & 3 Kim Kester (Private) defeated Kelly Boogaard (Public) 2-up Jenny Calkins (Private) defeated Mary Vajgrt (Public) 2-up Laura Bavaird (Private) defeated Stephanie Mory (Public) 5 & 3   Day Two Results: Private Club 6-1/2, Public Course 5-1/2 Final Results: Private Club 10, Public Course 8   Media Contacts:  Tom Cleary (616-915-4267, tjcleary@aol.com)                            Terry Moore (616-247-1931, terry_moore@comcast.net)   ======================== MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR ======================== AUGUST 18  Golf Channel Amateur Tour-Greystone GC, Romeo http://www.thegolfchannel.com/amateurtour/?v.pos=548&h.pos=0 21-22   Michigan Players Tour Canadian Lakes, Stanwood http://michiganplayertour.com 25    4-Woman “Trifecta”  NEW EVENT "War Of The Leagues"  Salem Hills  GC     Northville  http://www.mwgolf.org/ 24-26  MPSGA  State Seniors Open Amateur Championship, Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye, Bath 25  Golf Channel Amateur Tour-Devil's Ridge GC, Metamora http://www.thegolfchannel.com/amateurtour/?v.pos=548&h.pos=0 25  MIAGT at  Boulder Pointe  GC,  Oxford    http://www.miagt.com/Schedule 27-28  11th GAM Women's Senior-Grand Traverse Resort - Spruce Run http://gam.org 28    Michigan Players Tour - UAW Black Lake, Onaway http://michiganplayertour.com SEPTEMBER 3   Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Charity Golf Outing, Grand Traverse Resort &  Spa, Acme Web: http://grandtraverseresort.com 4-5   Michigan Players Tour -Shanty Creek, Bellaire http://michiganplayertour.com 8    MIAGT at Sugarbush GC,  Davison  http://www.miagt.com/Schedule 8  Golf Channel Amateur Tour-Coyote Preserve GC, Hartland http://www.thegolfchannel.com/amateurtour/?v.pos=548&h.pos=0 11   Michigan Players Tour -Lakes of Taylor, Taylor http://michiganplayertour.com 11-12 PGA Fall Expo, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas                 http://pgamerchandiseshow.com 13 Washtenaw Community College Scholarship Fund, Washtenaw CC Contact: Dennis Doyle 734-995-7281 18-19   Michigan Players Tour -Treetops Village, Gaylord http://michiganplayertour.com 22  Golf Channel Amateur Tour-Eagle Eye GC, Lansing http://www.thegolfchannel.com/amateurtour/?v.pos=548&h.pos=0 22    MAIGT at Coyote Preserve GC, Fenton          http://www.miagt.com/Schedule 25     Michigan Players Tour -Forest Dunes, Roscommon http://michiganplayertour.com OCTOBER 1  GAM Chrysler Club Championship - Men Eagle Eye Golf Club http://gam.org 1- GAM Chrysler Club Championship - Women- Hawk Hollow Golf Course http://gam.org 2-3   Michigan Players Tour -Hawk Hollow Resort, Bath http://michiganplayertour.com 7    MIAGT at The Orchards GC,  Romeo     http://www.miagt.com/Schedule NOVEMBER 16-18      17th Annual Indiana Golf Show, Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds                 http://golfexpos.com

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