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August 11, 2006 Vol. 6, No. 32

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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
Golf Packages http://www.shantycreek.com/golf/package.html

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

GLSP TELEVISION NETWORK
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION CHANNEL http://michigangolfer.tv
MICHIGAN RUNNER TELEVISION CHANNEL http://michiganrunner.tv
MICHIGAN TRAVEL TELEVISION CHANNEL http://michigantravel.tv
MICHIGAN SKIER TELEVISION CHANNEL http://michiganskier.tv
RUNNING CANADA TELEVISION CHANNEL http://runningcanada.tv

Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP

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Acme
Bellaire
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 Travel http://www.sullivangolf.ie
__/BOYNE HIGHLANDS RESORT RANKS AMONG TOP
GOLF RESORTS AND COURSES __/LACASSIE WINS 2006 WESTERN AMATEUR
__/GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT RIGHT TO LIFE
__/PUBLIC COURSE TEAM REPEATS AT FOUNDERS CHALLENGE
__/PENINSULA CUP DRAWS RAVES FROM ELITE FIELD
__/2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES
__/ COURSE VIDEOS

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MGN ON THE ROAD
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 Mountain sites.

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 Garcia.

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.
http://www.tsn.ca/golf/news_story/?ID=173655&hubname=
http://www.golfalberta.tv/

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MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN-The 40's -with Bill Shelton and Michael McCafferty as The Haig"
An Encore Series Sponsored by Sullivan Golf and Travel http://www.sullivangolf.ie

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

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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.
http://michigangolfer.tv

---NEXT WEEK-THE NATIVE AMERICAN CUP II

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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 magazine.

More http://www.golfbusinesswire.com/2006_articles/108178
Taken from a Boyne Press Release.

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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.
http://www.thewesternamateur.com/

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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.
http:.//www.fentonrighttolife.org

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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 in 2007."

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 Carolyn Schaner.

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)
Ada, Michigan
Lindsay Dunigan (Private team) defeated Kelly Boogaard (Public team), 3 & 1
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

All About Golf
Tom Cleary (616) 915-4267 tjcleary@aol.com
Terry Moore (616) 247-1931 tmoore@usxchange.net

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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 the Kingsley 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 Golfweek magazine.

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

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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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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
Website: http://glsp.com
Ezine http://michigangolfer.com
News: http://www.webgolfer.com/news.html
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv
Podcast: http://glsp.com/podcasts.html

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