Michigan Golf News
August 19, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 34
BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
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Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
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Acme-Grand Traverse Resort-Native American Cup
Thompsonville-Crystal Mountain Resort
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Native American Cup
__/ SMITH CONTINUES TO CLIMB IN BEST INSTRUCTOR RATINGS
__/ UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FEATURED IN GOLF DIGEST'S COLLEGE GOLF GUIDE
__/ HOLE IN ONE CLUB-DAN MAUDLIN OF KALAMAZOO
__/ GOLF SHOW MAILBOX
__/ KID ROCK ROCKED BOYNE MOUNTAIN
__/ BAY MILLS READY FOR THE OPEN
__/ DELTA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY GOLF OUTING
__/ IN THEIR WORDS: PHIL MICKELSON ON THE 87TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
__/ WHAT IS IN PHIL'S BAG?
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MG ON THE ROAD
Acme-Grand Traverse Resort-Native American Cup
We really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Notah Begay III at the
Native American Cup. He is a graduate of Stanford University, a two
time golf All American, who helped win the NCAA National Championship a
year before Tiger arrived and an articulate spokesman for youth and
Native Americans. He has a great sense of humor and was the right person
to bring in for the inaugural Native American Cup. Congratulations to
Chairperson Henry Boulley Jr. and his Board of Directors for bringing
this classy event to Michigan's golf calendar.
Thompsonville-Crystal Mountain Resort
When we were last there, they had begun to break ground for Water's
Edge, a new cottage style lodging property that continued to focus on
their family recreation theme. Once again, Crystal Mountain has created
magic with its deft facility planning and management of its resources.
When we began our walk to the grill for a couple of Tennants, that great
Scottish beer, we seem to be surrounded by happy people of all ages.
Crystal Mountain, they have the firepower of great management, competent
staff and the likes of Brad Dean, Elaine Crosby and the affable Roger
Jabara to give them the expertise. And yes, the Tennants.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
Native American Cup -The inaugural Native American Cup, was captured by
the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe. However, the real winners were the
students who will be receiving scholarships as a result of the tournament. On
hand, to provide a role model for golfers, students and sponsors, was
Notah Begay III. Notah, a graduate of Stanford University, is a four
time winner on the PGA tour and twice an All American. We have produced
four videos to view, 1) an interview with Notah Begay III and
tournament chairperson Henry Boulley Jr. , 2) a clinic with Notah Begay III, 3)
an interview with Bernard Bouschor of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe and 4)
an interview with Jeff Parker, Tribal Chairman of Bay Mills Indian
Our sister station, Michigan Travel Internet Television, spent some
time in Grayling during the past year and has come up with a number of
shows worth your consideration, four of them on golf.
58th Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon-with Larry Roberts
Spring and Summer Adventures in Grayling
Fall and Winter Adventures in Grayling
Canoeing and Fishing the Manistee and AuSable Rivers-with Tim Broe
Running Grayling: Hartwick Pines, G.R.A and Other Events
Grayling Stay and Play Golf Packages
Grandview Golf Club-debuted in 1993
Twin Birch Golf Club-a Joe Roeski design in 1974
Grayling Country Club-first nine built in 1924 , back nine designed
by Jeff Gorney
Fox Run Country Club-designed by Jeff Gorney opened in 1990
All shows now playing on
Michigan Travel Internet Television
SMITH CONTINUES TO CLIMB IN GOLF DIGEST'S BEST INSTRUCTOR RATINGS
Rick Smith http://www.treetops.com/golf_rick.php , rose to 5th place in the annual poll of the 50 Greatest Teachers in America. Certainly, the exposure he is receiving from his current student, Phil Mickelson and his hosting of The Big Break program, has kept him in the forefront of
GD raters. The on camera hug and the CBS microphone catching Mickelson
thanking Rick for the contributions he has made to his team certainly
did not hurt his reputation. ( You might want to call and reserve your
Par 3 Shootout ducats for 2006 now. This event offers you a chance to
see Phil Mickleson close up and personal, for a very reasonable price.
It should be another hot ticket next year.) Other instructors with
Michigan connections include: Jim Flick (6) has a school at Boyne
http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/flick, Jim McLean (2), has a school at Grand Traverse Resort. Jason Jenkins, who represents McLean at GRT&S, recently was named in the top 25 instructors in the Midwest http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show4/index.html . Finally, Dave Peltz (8) has a short game school at The Homestead http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show18/index.html
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FEATURED IN GOLF DIGEST'S COLLEGE GOLF GUIDE
The women's team at the University of Michigan and the Alister
MacKenzie designed golf course, were prominently mentioned in the latest Golf
Digest College Golf Guide. The women's team was ranked 17th in
collegiate golf and the golf course 3rd. Some of the great university courses
included: Karsten Creek (Oklahoma State), Orchard GC (Mount Holyoke).
Michigan, Thye Rawls Course at Texas Tech and rounding out the top five,
The Course at Yale.
HOLE IN ONE CLUB-DAN MAUDLIN OF KALAMAZOO
Congratulations to Dan Maudlin of Kalamazoo who aced 230 yard, third
hole at the True North Golf Club in Harbor Springs. Playing with Dan
was Steve and John Barry and Dick Stewart, PGA Professional from
Kalamazoo C.C. Dan holed a 3-wood and shot 75 for the day.
*If you would like to see the hole where Dan got his ace, it is on our
site at True North Golf Club
GOLF SHOW MAILBOX
We wanted to update your readers to a couple of things with regards to
our show(s). First of all, the dates for the 12th Annual London Golf
and Travel Show are February 10-12, 2006. We have a bigger show and
have expanded into the Progress Building at the Western Fair Event Centre.
We have also started a new golf show in Hamilton, The Hamilton Golf
and Travel Show, that will be taking place January 27-29, 2006 at the
Hamilton Convention Centre.
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KID ROCK ROCKED BOYNE MOUNTAIN
We caught up with Dave Richards of Golf and Resort Marketing during the
Native American Cup and he indicated that the Boyne Mountain's Kid Rock
Concert sold out. I see where other Michigan golf resorts are
starting to get into the concert business as well. Aspen has done this for
year's. It always draws a crowd and a is another source for positive
BAY MILLS READY FOR THE OPEN
Jeff Parker, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Tribe, indicated that
Wild Bluff GC has escaped the golf recession, as rounds are up for the
year. They are getting ready for the 4th presentation of the Bay Mills
Open, a Canadian Tour event, from August 22-28. The event, as in the
past, will be carried by The Golf Channel. You can catch his interview at
DELTA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY GOLF OUTING
The Delta County Democratic Party is holding their 4th Annual Golf
Outing on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at the Gladstone Golf Course at 6514 Days
River 24.5 Road. There is a chance to win a $20,000 Harley Davidson
motorcycle, sponsored by ABATE of Michigan Region 17, for a hole-in-one.
Registration is at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a shot gun start at 11 a.m.
There will be a Skins Game, a Silent Auction until 5 p.m., a Live
Auction at 6 p.m., and a 50/50 Drawing at 7 p.m. Cost is an $80 donation for
a two person scramble which includes 18 holes of golf and a cart; there
is a $15 donation for non-golfers.
IN THEIR WORDS: PHIL MICKELSON ON THE 87TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
JULIUS MASON [PGA's Director of Media Relations and Public Relations]:
Phil Mickelson, ladies and gentlemen, the 87th PGA Championship
Champion. Before we go to Q&A, Phil, is it true you've got an interesting
phone call, I believe, from somebody?
PHIL MICKELSON: I did, yeah. That was President 41. It was pretty cool
of him to take the time, yeah.
JULIUS MASON: Very cool. we'll go to Q&A.
Q.: I was wondering if you were aware how energetic your son was after
collecting the victory, and if having the family around made it easier
to deal with that stress each night like you were talking about?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, he's always like that. It wasn't just that
particular moment. He just has endless energy.
There was a lot of people to help make this win possible, whether it
was Rick Smith, Dave Pelz or whether it was the local knowledge from
Doug Steffen or whether it was all the work that Bones did, all of the
help from family and friends, I think words of encouragement. I think
certainly the people of New Jersey gave me a boost when things were tough.
A lot of people helped me achieve this and I'm very appreciative.
Q.: Just for the record, can you give us the putts, the length of the
putts and each club you hit from 14 in, please?
PHIL MICKELSON: I had a 3-footer that I slept on all night on 14 and
was able to knock that one in.
I hit a 3-wood and a 9-iron to 18 feet on No. 15 and 2-putted it.
I hit a 4-iron on 16, because as I said, it's the only club I had. The
wind changed. It would have been a 5-iron last night, but today it was
a 4 and it wasn't even enough. Buried in the bunker, hit a decent shot
out to about 18 feet again, and missed that.
Hit a good drive on 17, a nice 3-wood, and punched in a little pitching
wedge on 17 to about 12, 15 feet. And boy, did I think that putt was
going in. It wasn't too firm. It was just a nice, soft speed. I thought
it was going to break right in the middle, and it just didn't quite move
enough at the end.
I got a good break, I think, on 18 that Steve and Thomas did not
birdie it. I really thought I needed a 4 to tie. I hit a good drive to be
able to go for the green in two and found out that neither one of them
made birdie. It was kind of an emotional boost because now I feel as
though it's my tournament to win, as opposed to fighting for a playoff.
Q.: You didn't want to tell us the other day or get into specifics
about what you exactly worked on in these three weeks, can you give us
some clues now on the improvements you made?
PHIL MICKELSON: Yeah, I've never really enjoyed talking about the
technical side of it. It's just that I'm trying to take out half the golf
course and being able to get the ball moving right-to-left every time,
and knowing that it's not going right is very beneficial.
Q.: I just wonder, by the time your head hit the pillow last night,
how long that 3-footer had become in your mind, and if you had ever
anticipated a putt as much as maybe that with the buildup to it?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, fortunately, it was inside the circle that I
practice extensively. It was uphill, left-to-right, and I knew the greens
were going to be perfect this morning because they would come out and
mow them and roll them, and they were, they were just perfect.
Although I thought about that putt a lot last night, when I got there,
it wasn't an intimidating putt. It was just a very-- I don't want to
say easy, because no 3-footer is ever easy, but it was as straightforward
as it could be.
Q.: Now that you've won two majors, the disappointments that you had
earlier, does it almost seem like a different career, another career?
PHIL MICKELSON: I feel like a different player, not because I won the
majors; I just feel like a different player than 10 years ago. As I
look back and I see highlights of myself playing and I see my putting
stroke on the greens at Augusta, I just think, what was I doing? The stroke
was so long and I had to slow up to ... these greens are so fast, I had
to learn to putt the fast greens better.
When I watch some of the misses that I hit off the tee or certain
holes where you just can't miss it -- you know, today I made four or five
bogeys, but each bogey I was on the proper side to where I could get
up-and-down. There was never an instance where I short-sided myself to the
point that I had no chance to make par. And I take a lot of pride in
that because that allows me, or gives me the opportunity at least, to
shoot a good score.
Q.: You mentioned playing with a local pro here to learn some of the
nuances of the course. Can you cite any specific shots, moments, where
you called on that knowledge, especially coming down the stretch?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, the most obvious one was the putt on No. 4. I'll
bet everybody missed that putt left. I don't know if you watched it,
but straight from behind the hole, I would be willing to bet almost
everybody missed it left, it looks like it breaks right, the mountain is to
the left which should make it go right; it doesn't, it goes left. That
little thing there altered my read by four or five inches, and I ended
up making it dead center.
That was a big putt. It gave me some momentum earlier in the round and
gave me that extra shot to kind of work with, knowing that there's some
tough bogey holes or tough pars coming up.
Coming down the stretch, though, there wasn't any trickiness to the
locations; those were pretty straightforward.
Q.: Rick Smith talked about not only have a lot of players won one
major but some have won the same event twice, but that winning two
different majors, obviously Augusta and here, very different kind of
challenges, maybe makes a statement or shows the diversity of a player's game.
How significant is that and how proud are you of winning in different
settings like that?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, I think there are different challenges to
winning each major, and I certainly have -- certainly am pleased to have
accomplished two of those challenges, but there are two more that would
show the real complete player. If you look at the guys that have won all
four majors, their ability to hit the ball long for Augusta, their
ability to drive it very straight and keep the ball in play at the U.S.
Open, their ability to keep it low and control it with the wind at the
British, it shows a complete player.
I thought that this week's setup was much more similar to a U.S. Open
than anything, and I've played well in the U.S. Open, so I felt
confident coming in.
Q.: When you were in the rough there on 18 at Saturday, you took your
head cover off and hit the shot almost into the TV tower. How risky was
that shot and how much of the ball could you see?
PHIL MICKELSON: Well, Bones and I talked about that shot. It would have
been just as easy to lay up with an L-wedge, but the problem I thought
was that if it came out dead out of the rough, it would go in the
water, and if it came out hot, it would bound into the fairway and roll into
the rough. I felt like from there, I took out the possibility of going
into the water and 16 out of play, and I had a good chance to make
birdie, so that's why I ended up doing that.
Q.: We all saw you touch Jack's plaque there on 18 fairway with the
4-wood. When you're hitting your drive on 18 and saw it so closely, did
you get a little sense of maybe Jack's magic was with you, or you're
going to use a little of his magic to try to birdie the 18th to finish up?
PHIL MICKELSON: No, I just wanted some good karma, some good positive
thoughts. Hey, Jack Nicklaus hit a 1-iron on the green from here, it can
be done, just make a good, solid aggressive swing. I just wanted a
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WHAT IS IN PHIL'S BAG?
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TaylorMade r7 13°
Callaway Vintage Tour 52°
Callaway Vintage Tour 56°
Callaway Vintage Tour 60°
Odyssey PM prototype
Callaway HX Tour 56
MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE MAGAZINE-SUMMER ISSUE
A Horse A Horse, A Bunker for A Horse-by Art McCafferty
Our text and video story captures the excitement of the Albanese and
Lutzke golf architect firm as they recreate the bunkers at Christiiana
Creek, Indiana, that were originally built by W.B. Langford in 1917.
Art Hills and Red Hawk-by Mike Duff
Red Hawk Golf Club is truly a destination course on the Sunshine Side
of the State. Mike Duff discusses his fascination with the course in
print and also introduces our viewers to Art Hills who chats about
some of his favorite holes on the course.
New Golf Courses-Class of 2005
Sundance Golf Club-by Mike Terrell
Macatawa Legends-by Kelly Hill
Mist wood Little Nine -by Mike Terrell
The Mines-by Kelly Hill
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2005
Jerry Matthews, Stan Aldridge, Joan Garet and Jeff Roth
Slice of Life-By Terry Moore
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