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September 8, 2006 Vol. 6, No. 36

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OTSEGO CLUB & RESORT-GAYLORD
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DESIGN YOUR OWN IRELAND GOLFING GETAWAY
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Sullivan Golf & Travel The Ireland Golf Travel Specialist

IN GAYLORD, GOLF THE NATURAL: A JERRY MATTHEWS COURSE
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
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MICHIGAN TRAVEL TELEVISION CHANNEL http://michigantravel.tv
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Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP

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K Club, Ireland
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER-TV
RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN-The 80's -with Bill Shelton and Michael
McCafferty as The Haig"
An Encore Series Sponsored by Sullivan Golf and
Travel http://www.sullivangolf.ie
NATIVE AMERICAN CUP II
__/DICK STEWART WINS PGA OF AMERICAMERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR
__/BOOK REVIEW: "OFF THE BEATEN PATH" by Dave Marrandette
__/A FOUNTAIN OF INK:THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BILL FOUNTAIN
__/TOM CLEARY IS 21-0
__/10TH ANNUAL GARLAND CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC, SEPTEMBER 13
__/HOLE IN ONE CLUB-ED SMITH AT GREYSTONE AND MARC O'ROURKE AT BEACON HILL
__/FAll EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - COMING ONLINE SEPTEMBER 23
__/ 2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES
__/ COURSE VIDEOS

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MGN ON THE ROAD-THE RYDER CUP WITH SUSAN AND PAUL BAIRLEY This week we start our Ryder Cup dairy with Susan and Paul Bairley.

MICHIGAN GOLFER TAKES ON THE CUP
By Susan Bairley

History credits the creation of the Ryder Cup to an idea proposed by Sylvanus P. Jermain, president of Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, in 1921. So it may be fitting that 85 years later, Paul Bairley, vice president of Inverness Country Club in, er, Chelsea, Mich., will accompany me to this years 36th Ryder Cup contest at The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

I will be reporting for the Michigan Golfer and Michigan Golf News as one of the Ryder Cup's credentialed media contingent. Paul and I also will be part of USA Team Osprey, captained by Osprey golf and real estate company President and CEO Mike Biber. We'll be among 46 individuals that Mike is hosting at the tourney. It's one of the many ways he's working to give back to the game. While the group will include some Osprey partners and business associates, there also will be Osprey's PGA golf managers Doug Bell, Corey Crowell and Lowell Weaver; a Golf Association of Michigan member, who won an Osprey-sponsored trip for two; a couple of high school golf coaches; and a collegiate golfer who was awarded one of Osprey's two academic scholarships this year.

We'll tell you more about them, the event and others we meet, from Ireland next week and in future online news and broadcasts so stay tuned. And as a first from this U-M grad, I'm proud to shout Go Green!

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RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN-The 80's -with Bill Shelton and Michael McCafferty as "The Haig" In the 80's, golf began to even out between the U.S. and Europe. Each team had two victories and the other matched ended in a tie.It was at this time that the Ryder Cup began to have more meaning for the golfing public. The 89' Ryder Cup featured the largest tented village at any sport event in Great Britain -- 226 structures covering 350,000 gross square feet.

The 80's were captained by Dave Marr, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd with Europe being captained by John Jacobs and Tony Jacklin. Europe ended a 28 year Ryder Cup drought with a win at The Belfry Golf & Country Club, in Sutton Coldfield
1989 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Eng Europe 14 U.S. 14
1987 Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio Europe 15 U.S. 13
1985 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Eng Europe 16 1/2 U.S. 11 1/2
1983 PGA Ntnl GC, Plm Beach Gdns, Fla. U.S. 14 1/2 Europe 13 1/2
1981 Walton Health GC, Surrey, England U.S. 18 1/2 Europe 9 1/2

Taken and edited from the IBM Official Site of 34th the Ryder Cup
http://2002.rydercup.com/europe/history/index.html
An Encore Series Sponsored by Sullivan Golf and Travel http://www.sullivangolf.ie

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BOOK REVIEW: "OFF THE BEATEN PATH" by Dave Marrandette
I think we are all smitten with golf courses we stumble upon from time to time that are truly "a best kept secret". Certainly in my three decades of covering golf, I have been introduced to many of Michigan's best kept secrets and enjoyed many of those encounters. In Dave Marrandette book, you get the opportunity, to examine 19 of his gems. The book is a short and somewhat pleasant read, but I found myself wanting to see some of these courses and their holes in color rather than in black an white photography. The book would have had a lot more snap for me. Rating= Par.
Published by John Wiley and Sons
ISBN 13-978-0-471-97997
http://wiley.com

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A FOUNTAIN OF INK:THE LIFE AND TIMES OF "WILD BILL" FOUNTAIN
The first thing I am going to do after I write this piece, is to invite Bill Fountain as a guest speaker for the Sports and Event Markeing class I teach at Eastern Michigan University. The class has had, Dave Richards of Resort and Golf Marketing Services, Glda Johnson of the Ann Arbor Bank Futures Golf Classic, Mike Husby of Candlestone Inn, Paul Beachnau of the Gaylord Golf Mecca, Chris MacInnes and Joan O'Neil of Crystal Mountain Resort, Mike DeAgostino of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Henry Boulley Jr.. of the Native American Cup and Vanessa Bell, host of Michigan Golfer television show and a professional golfer from England, Their assignment is to bring some real life into the world of our textbooks, term papers and examinations.

Bill Fountain is one of Michigan's most fertile Michigan marketing minds in golf. He has graced the pages of the Wall Street Journal on a couple of occasions, and most recently is featured in the August issue of Golf Business, the publication of the National Golf Course Owners Association. The article refers to the magic touch that Fountain has, for openers he features all of his staff on their golf scorecard rather than a picture of their course. The article goes on to show how Fountain has adapted his thinking about his golf product and how he can maintain both interest and the rate card.

This past week, was "WHACK A MUM" WEEKEND AT THE MAJESTIC GOLF COURSE and coming up during the Thanksgiving season, will be the time you can turn in frozen turkey for a free round of golf, with the turkey going to the needy. Last year, I went out for his "Birdie Drop" in which a helicopter dropped hundreds of golf balls on a green at the club, with the closest to the pen, winning a prize. Also, this year, the course will be hosting the 2nd Annual League Championship Series, a tournament you will be able to see on the Michigan Golfer Channel.

You can see The Majestic at Lake Walden course by going to their web site http://majesticgolf.com and clicking on the course video on the front page.

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TOM CLEARY IS 21-0
Tom Cleary, long time golf writer, Grand Rapids White Caps broadcaster and one of the true wits in golf, is currently 21-0 in his coverage of Grand Valley State University. Cleary covered both basketball and football for the school and says that " I'm not sure they like me...they're just too superstitious to change.."

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DICK STEWART WINS PGA OF AMERICA MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PRIVATE AWARD
Dick Stewart, a PGA Head Golf Professional at Kalamazoo Country Club in Kalamazoo, Michigan has been named the 2006 PGA of America Merchandiser of the Year for private golf facilities by The PGA of America.

The Merchandiser of the Year Award recognizes excellence in business and merchandising at private, public and resort golf facilities.

Stewart has been at Kalamazoo Country Club for twenty-eight years. He has won the Michigan Section Merchandiser of the Year-Private award three times. He has been a member of the Michigan PGA since 1979, and served as the Michigan Section President 1993-1995.

Taken and edited from a Diane Lazaros Michigan PGA release.

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10TH ANNUAL GARLAND CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC, SEPTEMBER 13
Don White indicates their Classic donates money to Wertz Warriors, Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and the Garland Scholarship Fund. Over $608,500 has been raised over the last 9 years.
Info 1-877-442-7526 for more information!
http://www.garlandusa.com

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SIFFORD TO RECEIVE 2007 OLD TOM MORRIS AWARD FROM GCSAA
Charles L. Sifford, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour, has been selected to receive the 2007 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)

The Old Tom Morris Award is presented each year to an individual who through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris. Morris (1821-1908) was greenkeeper and golf professional at the St. Andrews Links Trust Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland; a four-time winner of the British Open (1861, 62, 64 and 67); and ranked as one of the top links designers of the 19th century.

Toughened by a tour of duty in World War II with the U.S. Army's 24th Infantry, Sifford risked ridicule and threats breaking through the PGA of America's Caucasian-only clause in 1961. He won twice on the PGA Tour and also captured the 1975 PGA Seniors Championship. An original member of the Champions Tour, Sifford won the 1980 Suntree Classic in Melbourne, Australia. "We are honored to have Charlie Sifford accept this award because, like Old Tom Morris, he was also a pioneer in golf, said GCSAA President Sean A. Hoolehan, CGCS. "I know our members will enjoy his message."

Born June 2, 1922, in Kingwood, Texas, Sifford grew up in Charlotte, N.C., and picked up the game at the age of 13 when he started caddying at the Carolina Country Club in Charlotte. The first African-American to win a PGA Tour event, Sifford shot a final round 64 to win the 1967 Greater Harford Open and then beat Harold Henning in a sudden death playoff to capture the 1969 Los Angeles Open. Sifford won the United Golf Association's National Negro Open six times, including five straight from 1952-56, before joining the PGA Tour in 1960 at the age of 39. Prior to being allowed to join the tour, Sifford competed for money on the golf course, playing in celebrity tournaments, UGA tournaments and non-sanctioned PGA events. He also served as jazz singer Bill Eckstines personal golf teacher at one time.

This is a much deserved honor to a man for not only his accomplishments on the course, but the course he took in life, said fellow World Golf Hall of Fame member Gary Player. Persistence is an ingredient that is essential to success, and Charlie had that persistence. Sifford published an autobiography, Just Let Me Play, in 1992 and credits boxing legends Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis and ex-Dodger great Don Newcomb for their support throughout his career. He also pays tribute to African-American golfers Teddy Rhodes and Bill Spiller, who paved the way for him in the blacks-only United Golf Association. Sifford was the first African-American elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame on Nov. 15, 2004. On June 22, 2006, Sifford received an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews as a Doctor of Laws. "The pain, suffering and sacrifice experienced by Mr. Sifford in being a lonely pioneer for black golfers on PGA Tour will never be forgotten by me, Tiger Woods said. His success and personal conduct will provide a blueprint and inspiration for myself and other aspiring black tour players."

Old Tom Morris Award Winners:
1983 Arnold Palmer
1984 Bob Hope
1985 Gerald Ford
1986 Patty Berg
1987 Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
1988 Gene Sarazen
1989 Chi Chi Rodriguez
1990 Sherwood Moore, CGCS
1991 William C. Campbell
1992 Tom Watson
1993 Dinah Shore
1994 Byron Nelson
1995 Dr. James R. Watson
1996 Tom Fazio
1997 Ben Crenshaw
1998 Ken Venturi
1999 Jaime Ortiz-Patio
2000 Nancy Lopez
2001 Tim Finchem
2002 Walter Woods
2003 Pete Dye
2004 Rees Jones
2005 Jack Nicklaus
2006 Joseph M. Duich, Ph.D.
2007 Charles Sifford

Note: The title CGCS, after a superintendent's name, stands for Certified Golf Course Superintendent, which recognizes the achievement of high standards of professionalism through education and experience. Taken and edited from a GCSAA release

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FALL EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - COMING ONLINE SEPTEMBER 23
2006 Ireland Ryder Cup-Susan and Paul Bairley
Jud Heathcoat and Idaho Golf-Jason Deegan
Golfing Gaylord-by Dr. Sam Fullerton, Photos by Kevin Frisch Tournament Roundup
Gregg Davies Wins the 2006 Michigan Amateur-by jack Berry
Mike Harris Wins the Tournament of Champions-Michigan PGA Staff
Kris Tamulis WinsMichigan Women's Open
Scott Hebert Wins his 6th Michigan Open-by Jack Berry
Native American Cup-by Art McCafferty
Final Ford-John Wukovits
Slice of Life-Terry Moore

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HOLE IN ONE CLUB-ED SMITH AT GREYSTONE AND MARC O'ROURKE AT BEACON HILL
Ed Smith, of Oakland Twshp, hit a nine iron 145 yards to the 12th hole and made him a Hole In One Club member for the first time in 15 years of playing. Marc O'Rourke, of West Bloomfield, hit a seven iron 160 yards to the 17 green to record his first ace. A Tip of the Tam to these teebox warriors.

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GOLF COURSE VIDEOS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
Buck's Run with Jerry Matthews
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/bucksrun/
Red Hawk with Art Hills
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/redhawk/
Rose Creek-with Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/rosecreek/index.html
Sundance at Aga Ga Ming-A Preview with Jerry Matthews
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show24/index.html
Timberstone @ Pine Mountain with Jerrty Matthews
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/timberstone/
The Bull at Pinehurst with Jack Nicklaus
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/thebull/index.html
The Loon with Mike Husby
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/Loon/index.html
The Majestic at Lake Walden with Jerry Matthews
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/majestic/
The Natural at Gaylord with Jerry Matthews
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
True North with Jack Berry and Jim Engh
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/truenorth/

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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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News: http://www.webgolfer.com/news.html
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Podcast: http://glsp.com/podcasts.html

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