Michigan Golf News |
August 11, 2006 Vol. 6, No. 32
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN-The 40's -with Bill Shelton and Michael
McCafferty as The Haig"
An Encore Series Sponsored by Sullivan Golf and
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GOLF RESORTS AND COURSES
__/LACASSIE WINS 2006 WESTERN AMATEUR
__/GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT RIGHT TO LIFE
__/PUBLIC COURSE TEAM REPEATS AT FOUNDERS CHALLENGE
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Acme-Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
The 2nd Annual Native American Cup continued its impressive growth as
108 Native Americans from all over the country participated. While the
numbers are up, always an important factor for event promoters like
originator Henry Boulley Jr., the overall quality also went up. These
folks can play golf and the matches grew increasingly more competitive.
The Cup is under a modified Ryder Cup format, which utilized best ball,
alternate shots, scramble and match play. This is a tremendous draw
for players that have not had the opportunity to compete in such a
variety of games within the game.
Bellaire-Shanty Creek Resort
There have been new owner sightings at Shanty Creek Resort. The new
owners, located in Missouri, are keeping on the current management team.
Their initial impact and outlay of dollars will go to the ski areas,
with purchases of "Magic Carpet" skier mover systems on learning areas
and additional snow making equipment for the Shanty Creek and Schuss
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
As you read this missive, we will be in Edmonton Alberta, to check out
some of the golf and also televise the ING Edmonton Marathon for our
sister channel, Running Canada Television http://runningcanada.tv
While there, we hope to rekindle our love affair with the Stanley
Thompson/Robert Trent Jones course at Banff and the RTJ course in Kananaskis
Country as well as some newer courses around Calgary and Edmonton.
This week, Jack Nicklaus, John Daly, Sergio Garcia, Greg Norman and
Stephan Ames are battling it out in the Telus Skins Game in Banff
Daly wound up winning the event after he caught fire on the back nine
of the Telus Skins Game and won the event with a six foot birdie putt
on the 17th hole Tuesday.
"It finally feels good. I didn't hit it all that bad yesterday, I just
didn't make any putts," added Daly, 40, at the Fairmont Banff Springs
Golf Course, 130 kilometres west of Calgary. It was his first victory in
seven appearances at the skins game.
"I was fortunate to finally make a couple of putts today. It started
rolling a little better on this side."
He's not sure if his play at the skins will translate into more success
on the PGA circuit.
"It's tough. You have a couple of good holes and win the whole thing
like I did," he said. "I don't think I played better than anybody, I
think Stephen played better than all of us."
Daly ended up capturing nine skins and $210,000 Tuesday after being
shut out on Monday.
Prior to Daly's success, Calgary's Stephen Ames had been the leader.
Ames collected six skins and $95,000 on the opening day of the annual
event that included Ames, Daly, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Sergio
The 42-year-old Ames played in his first skins game in Whistler, B.C.,
last year, capturing seven skins and $150,000 over 18 holes to become
the first Canadian to win the event since Mike Weir, of Bright's Grove,
Ont., in 1999.
Daly paid homage to Nicklaus and his impact on the game.
"I've only got to play with him a couple of times. I never got a chance
to play him at any majors or anything," said Daly.
"Just getting to be around him is a thrill. He's such a great man. He
set the stage pretty much for all of us."
The total prize money for the event was $360,000. Sergio Garcia
finished third at the event with three skins for $55,000. Nicklaus and Norman
were shut out.
Some material and all quotes were taken from the Canadian Press.
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RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN-The 40's -with Bill Shelton and Michael McCafferty
as The Haig"
An Encore Series Sponsored by Sullivan Golf and
The Ryder Cup in the 1940's -- The War Years
The Cup returned after WWII in 1947, where the U.S. defeated Britain's
11-1. Robert Hudson, a fruit grower and canner, stepped up with money
and the use of the Portland Golf Club in Oregon. Hudson met the team as
they stepped off the Queen Mary and joined them on their 4 day travel
across the country. The U.S. Team featured Byron Nelson and Sam Snead
and The British Team returned Dai Rees, Henry Cotton and King. In
1949, the match got tighter as the U.S. beat Britain by a 7-5 score. Ben
Hogan captained for the U.S. with Charles Whitcombe taking the helm for
the British Team. Hogan, was a non playing captain that was still
recovering from his accident. Hogan caused a stir when he complained about
the grooves on the clubs of some of the British players. This was, no
doubt, his retaliation for an incident in 1947 when Britain's Henry
Cotton asked for an inspection of Hogan's clubs.
MWGA 20th Anniversary Celebration-Ypsilanti-Washtenaw CC
The MWGA held its 20th Anniversary celebration at the century old
Washtenaw CC. As the saying goes, anybody who was anybody was there.
President of the association, Nancy Serra, Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Sara
Wold, headliner Joyce Kazmierski, Betty Richart and numerous ladies
involved heavily in the game, Pat Shelton, Inez Bridges and Jane Kerses.
Also on hand were MG reporters Janina Jacobs and Thad Gutowski.
---NEXT WEEK-THE NATIVE AMERICAN CUP II
BOYNE HIGHLANDS RESORT RANKS AMONG TOP GOLF RESORTS AND COURSES
Boyne USA Resorts, operator and developer of four-season resorts in the
United States and Canada, is pleased to announce that Boyne Highlands
Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan has been named among two highly
respected resort and course lists.
Boyne Highlands Resort, with 72 challenging holes, ranked #51 in the
Conde? Nast Traveler reader's poll of the world's "Top 100 Golf Resorts"
and entered at #43 in the "Top 50 Courses for Women" by Golf for Women
Taken from a
Boyne Press Release.
LACASSIE WINS 2006 WESTERN AMATEUR
Bronson LaCassie held on to defeat Spain's Pablo Martin on Sunday to
claim the 2006 Western Amateur title and become the first Australian in
the tournament's 104-year history to have his name engraved on the
George R. Thorne Championship Trophy.
LaCassie, 23, of Brisbane, Australia, joins a list of golf's greats who
have won the prestigious national title, including Tiger Woods, Phil
Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus. But the names of his fellow countrymen
absent from the trophy give LaCassie confidence he can live his dream of
success as a professional golfer.
GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT RIGHT TO LIFE
Golf enthusiasts will have the opportunity to have some fun while
supporting a good cause at the same time this upcoming Labor day. The
Freedom Center Church will be hosting a golf outing to benefit The Fenton
Area Right to Life Organization on Monday, September 4th at the Coyote
Preserve Golf Course of Fenton. The day will be packed with various
chances to win prizes, a continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, dinner and
an awards banquet. Golfers will be playing 18 holes in the 4 person
scramble format, with singles, twosomes and threesomes placed into 4
person teams. The $500 donation for a foursome or a $125 donation for an
individual will include use of a cart, the open driving range from 7:30
a.m. - 8:45 a.m., a gift package and a ticket for a door prize drawing as
well as the meals mentioned. The organizers of the event stated that
they wanted to make sure that participants felt like they were getting a
good value for their donation and have secured prizes
for several contests including longest drive and closest to the pin
for both men and women in addition to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes.
PUBLIC COURSE TEAM REPEATS AT FOUNDERS CHALLENGE
A back-nine rally led the Public Course team to victory in the 2006
Founders Challenge Sunday at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada. The public
team, captained by Michigan State University women's golf coach Stacy
Slobodnik-Stoll, defeated their Private Club counterparts 12-6 in the
two-day golf competition, winning eight of the final nine singles matches
in the process.
After the two teams of women amateur golfers split the points in six
four-ball matches at The Meadows Golf Club in Allendale Saturday, the
private team jumped in front on Sunday with wins by college
playersLindsay Dunigan of Western Michigan University and Raquel Hansen of 2006
Division II runner-up Ferris State. Then veteran Sue Campbell of Campbell
of Kalamazoo snatched a 1-up victory over Barb Schmid to start the
comeback for the winners. After Campbell's final-hole win,private club
captain Joan Garety routed Julie Massa, 7 & 6. But following
that defeat, the public team closed out the competition with six straight
triumphs, including 2 & 1 wins by incoming Michigan State freshman Laura Kueny
over Laura Bavaird and Slobodnik-Stoll over 2006 Michigan Amateur
champion Lindsay Davis of the University of Michigan.
"We're delighted again this year with the field of players we attracted
to our event," said Laurie Beard, president and chief executive officer
of Founders Bank & Trust. "These girls and women seem to get better
with each passing year and we're looking forward to another great event
Though the margin of victory was wider than expected, Slobodnik-Stoll
saluted the opposition. "When I heard our team was behind at the turn
in the first four matches, I wondered whether this would be their year,"
she said. "But our players in the middle of line-up really got going
on the back nine and carried us to the win."
Ashley Smith, Stephany Fleet, Jenny Calkins and Stephanie Mory all
scored wins for the public team, which also got an impressive 5 & 4
victory by high school junior Shannon Warner of Livonia over Caledonia's
Founders Bank and Trust of Grand Rapids is the presenting sponsor of
the Founders Challenge. Clothing for event participants, volunteers and
officials is provided by the golf industry's top apparel
manufacturer,Fairway & Greene of Barneveld, Wisconsin. Additional sponsors of the
event are Alticor, the international direct sales company based in Ada,
Michigan, and Winners, Inc. of Grand Rapids.
Founders Challenge Day 2 Singles
@ Egypt Valley CC (Valley Course)
Lindsay Dunigan (Private team) defeated Kelly Boogaard (Public team), 3
Missy Ward (Public) defeated Allison Tyler (Private) 3 & 2
Raquel Hansen (Private) defeated Michelle Boogaard (Public) 3 & 1
Sue Campbell (Public) defeated Barb Schmid (Private) 1-up
Ashley Smith (Public) defeated Susie Barbour (Private) 5 & 3
Stephany Fleet (Public) defeated Rose Cassard (Private) 4 & 2
Jenny Calkins (Public) defeated Casey McKinnon (Private) 4 & 3
Stephanie Mory (Public) defeated Jen Domagalski (Private) 1-up
Joan Garety (Private) defeated Julie Massa (Public) 7 & 6
Shannon Warner (Public) defeated Carolyn Schaner (Private) 5 & 4
Laura Kueny (Public) defeated Laura Bavaird (Private) 2 & 1
Stacy Slobdonik-Stoll (Public) defeated Lindsay Davis (Private) 2 & 1
Day One Results: Private Club Team 3, Public Course Team 3
Day Two Results: Public Course Team 9, Private Club Team 3
Final Score: Public Course Team 12, Private Club Team 6
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PENINSULA CUP DRAWS RAVES FROM ELITE FIELD
There were three winners of the second annual Peninsula Cup last
weekend the two-man teams that took the Mid-Amateur and Senior flights and
Club itself as players raved about the Mike DeVries-designed
five-year-old course which is ranked 19th of the top 100 Modern Courses by
Mike Anderson of Plum Hollow Golf Club in Southfield and Rick Williams
of Oakland University's Katke-Cousins Golf Course combined for
66-68-65 199, 14 under par, for a seven shot victory in the Mid-Amateur Flight
over defending champions Chris Vozza and Eric Spencer of Oakland Hills
Country Club and Fred Disanto and Mike Stewart of Cleveland's
Canterbury Golf Club. Anderson and Williams were three shots behind Disanto and
Stewart going into the final round but their 65 was 10 shots better
than the Ohioans. Vozza and Spencer shot 70-70-66 206.
David Carroll of Silverado Country Club in Napa, CA, and Gary Shimmin
of Old Tabby Links on Spring Island, SC, won the Senior Flight with
rounds of 68-68-67 for 203, one shot better than the 71-67-66 204 of John
Benson of Totter Ridge Golf Club in Greensburg, PA, and Ron Tumlin of
Marsh Creek in St. Augustine, FL.
Like Disanto and Stewart in the Mid-Am Flight, Don Brooks of Oakland
Hills, Bloomfield Township, Michigan and Jim Graham of Winged Foot Golf
Club in Mamaroneck, NY, failed to hold their 36-hole lead and finished
out of the running at 207. Jim Chapman of Hackberry Creek Country Club
in Irving, TX, and Don Slater of Treyburn Country Club in Durham, NC,
finished third at 65-68-73206.
Taken and edited from an All About Golf release
SUMMER EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - NOW ONLINE
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
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.
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
Slice of Life-The DeVicenzo Code, The Movie - by Terry Moore
Terry Moore revisits the mystery of the DeVicenzo and Goalby Masters
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