Michigan Golf News
September 17, 2004 VOL. 4, No 38
Edited by Art McCafferty-Publisher, Michigan Golfer
__/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/__/ __/ WHY I LOVE THE RYDER CUP IN LESS THAN 200 WORDS -by Terry Moore
__/ MGN ON THE ROAD
Bloomfield Hills-Oakland Hills CC
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TV
"Ryder Cup: The 80's"
"Ryder Cup: The 90's"
"Bay Mills Open Players' Championship"
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER CONTINUES RYDER CUP SERIES
__/ RYDER CUP: SITE HISTORY AND SCORES
__/ MOE NORMAN, CANADIAN GOLFING LEGEND IS DEAD
__/ THE RYDER CUP CHAMPIONS INVITATIONAL-CELEBRITIES TO APPEAR
__/ 19TH HOLE:THE LAWS OF GOLF
__/ UNLIMITED FALL GOLF AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN
__/ MGN ON RADIO
__/ 10TH ANNUAL JEFF DANIELS COMEDY GOLF JAM, ON JUNE 6, 2005, TO BE LAST
__/ THE HISTORY OF OAKLAND HILLS
__/ BOOK BEAT: "THE BEST BARGAINS IN GOLF"
__/ MGTV VIEWERSHIP CONTINUES TO GROW
__/ HOLE IN ONE CLUB- JUDY CRAVEN-OLIPHANT AT CEDAR RIVER GOLF CLUB
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
Team competition affords partisanship. So long as it doesn't turn
It's the Olympics of golf. The array of international flags along
Ryder Cup pressure. Every day is like the last day of a major to
It has pageantry. The opening and closing ceremonies provide the
Intense competition breeds great golf. The Ryder Cup engenders
*Terry Moore has attended every Ryder Cup in the U.S since 1987.
Here are some of the happenings:
09/11-12 Saturday/Sunday- Ryder Cup Merchandise goes on sale at the
RYDER CUP-THE 80'S
The 80's were captained by Dave Marr, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and
RYDER CUP-THE 90'S
During the 90's, the games were played in Europe for the first time
1999 The Country Club, Brookline, MA U.S. 14 1/2 Europe 13 1/2
Taken and edited from the IBM Official Site of 34th the Ryder Cup
2004 Oakland Hills CC, Birmingham, MI
> THE RYDER CUP CHAMPIONS INVITATIONAL-CELEBRITIES TO APPEAR
> By Dawn Pauli
> As the host of the 2004 Ryder Cup Champions Invitational, Oakland
> University's Golf and Learning Center will be brimming with sports,
> broadcasting and Hollywood celebrities.
> Participants in the Champions Invitational, presented by the MGM
> Detroit, are teeing off Thursday, Sept. 16, with one celebrity in
> fivesome. The golf outing will benefit local charity organizations,
> including First Tee of Michigan, Covenant House of Michigan, Good
> Sports Foundation, Literacy Partnership of Southeast Michigan, The
> Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and North
> Two hundred amateur golfers paid $3,950 each to participate in the
> Champions Invitational and support the local charity organizations.
> Only credentialed participants will be allowed on the Oakland Golf &
> Learning Center property during the event. There will not be any
> public access and the golf courses are open only to those individuals
> participating in the Champions Invitational.
> Champions Invitational celebrity golfers include:
> • Marcus Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame (Raiders/Chiefs)
> • Dick Anderson NFL All Pro and member (17-0 Dolphins)
> • Matt Bahr NFL All Pro (Steelers-Browns-Giants)
> • Ernie Banks Baseball Hall of Fame (Cubs)
> • Lem Barney Pro Football Hall of Fame (Lions)
> • Ralph Boston Olympic Gold Medalist (Long Jump)
> • Scotty Bowman NHL Hall of Fame Coach (Red
> • Joey Browner NFL All Pro (Vikings)
> • Dick Butkus Pro Football Hall of Fame (Bears)
> • Gary Carter Baseball Hall of Fame (Expos/Mets/Giants/Dodgers)
> • Dino Ciccarelli NHL All Star (North Stars/Panthers/Red Wings)
> • Alex Delvecchio NHL Hall of Fame (Red Wings)
> • Richard Dent NFL All Pro (Bears)
> • Eric Dickerson Pro Football Hall of Fame (Rams/Colts)
> • Mike Ditka Pro Football Hall of Fame (Cowboys)
> • Phil Esposito NHL Hall of Fame (Bruins)
> • Chuck Foreman NFL All Pro (Vikings)
> • Rod Gilbert NHL Hall of Fame (Rangers)
> • John Havilchek Basketball Hall of Fame (Celtics)
> • Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson NFL All Pro (Cowboys)
> • Ted Hendricks Pro Football Hall of Fame (Raiders)
> • Paul Hornung Pro Football Hall of Fame (Packers)
> • Brett Hull NHL All Star (Red Wings)
> • Tom Izzo Michigan State Basketball Coach
> • Vinnie Johnson NBA All Star (Pistons)
> • Ed "Too Tall" Jones NFL All Pro (Cowboys)
> • Al Kaline Baseball Hall of Fame (Tigers)
> • Harmon Killebrew Baseball Hall of Fame (Twins)
> • Mike Lucci NFL All Pro (Lions)
> • Frank Mahovlich NHL Hall of Fame (Canadiens/Maple Leafs)
> • Jack Marin NBA All Star (Bullets)
> • Darren McCarty NHL All Star (Red Wings)
> • Phil Niekro Baseball Hall of Fame (Braves)
> • Ahmad Rashad NBA "Inside Stuff" TV Host / NFL All Pro (Vikings)
> • Mickey Redmond NHL All Star (Red Wings)
> • Brooks Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame (Orioles)
> • Truck Robinson NBA All Star (Suns/Knicks)
> • Richard Roundtree Veteran Screen and TV Actor "Shaft"
> • Barry Sanders Pro Football Hall of Fame (Lions)
> • Gale Sayers Pro Football Hall of Fame (Bears)
> • Joe Schmidt Pro Football Hall of Fame (Lions)
> • Brendan Shanahan NHL All Star (Red Wings)
> • Greg Stefan NHL All Star (Red Wings)
> • Jan Stenerud Pro Football Hall of Fame (Chiefs)
> • Lawrence Taylor Pro Football Hall of Fame (Giants)
> • Mike Tirico PGA Tour TV Host
> • Paul Warfield Pro Football Hall of Fame (Dolphins/Browns)
> • Earl Weaver Baseball Hall of Fame Manager (Orioles)
> • Fred Williamson NFL player (Raiders/Chiefs), Actor "Starsky and
> • Kellen Winslow Sr. Pro Football Hall of Fame (Chargers)
> MOE NORMAN, CANADIAN GOLFING LEGEND IS DEAD
> Moe Norman, the Canadian golfing legend that many people
> affectionately called "the Rain Man of Golf," died this morning. He
> was 75.
> Norman, who lived in an assisted living facility near his hometown of
> Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, was taken to a nearby hospital early this
> morning but died shortly after arriving at the hospital, according to
> friends of Norman.Funeral arrangements are pending.
> Norman, who was considered one of the best ball-strikers in the game
> by his professional peers, had been suffering from congestive heart
> failure for the past few years and earlier this winter barely
> a case of double pneumonia. During the past two weeks, friends said
> was having severe difficulty breathing and sleeping.
> "Moe Norman was our champion on a personal and professional level,"
> said Andrew Wyant, President and CEO of Natural Golf Corporation.
> personality and approach made him a bright, bold light in golf. He
> devoted to the game and wished for a world where everyone could
> experience the simplicity he knew so well.
> "His later years have been marked by a commitment to supporting
> golf and a great satisfaction that his teachings were beginning to
> spread," Wyant said. "We will honor his memory by continuing to tell
> the world about this special man and his contributions to the good of
> the game."
> During his career, Norman was a two-time Canadian Amateur Champion
> (1955, 1956), earning him trips to The Masters, and won more than 20
> professional championships in Canada. He closed out his professional
> career by winning seven out of eight Canadian Senior Open
> Championships between 1980 and 1987. He was elected to the Royal
> Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.
> An extremely shy person, yet eternally optimistic, Norman always
> emphasized the positive in the game he loved.
> "Be your own best friend - have a good attitude," he would often say
> when putting on demonstrations at golf courses in Canada or Florida,
> where he would live during the winter months. "Golf isn't supposed to
> be work. It's to have fun. So have fun!"
> Taken from a press release from
> Rick Johnson-Natural Golf Corporation
> *Editor's Note: I had the chance to meet Moe at New Smyrna Beach,
> Florida, a number of years back. He put on an awesome clinic. He was
> one of a kind. I remember when Golf Digest "discovered" Moe about 10
> years ago and did about six pages on his life. Shortly after that
> story, Natural Golf became an entity.
> 19TH HOLE:THE LAWS OF GOLF
> 1. If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up
> much earlier age.
> 2. The game of golf is 90% mental and 10% mental.
> 3. Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is
> the beginning of the next group of three.
> 4. When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down
> at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if
> want to see it again..
> 5. Any change works for a maximum of three holes - - or at a minimum
> of not
> at all.
> 6. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play
> 7. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind
> your swing.
> 8. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either
> more club or two more balls.
> 9. If you're afraid a full shot might reach the green while the
> ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can
> shank a lay-up, or you can wait until the green is clear and top a
> halfway there.
> 10. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his
> about the golf swing
> Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jim McIntrye of Knorr Marketing
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> 10TH ANNUAL JEFF DANIELS COMEDY GOLF JAM, ON JUNE 6, 2005, TO BE LAST
> Apparently you can get too much of a good thing. Judy Gallagher the
> Development Director of the Purple Rose Theater, indicated that there
> will be one more Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam and that will occur on
> June 6th of 2005. "We will reach $1,000,000 in fund raising for the
> Purple Rose Theater with next year's Jam and we felt that we needed
> be thankful for its success and move on to something else. You may
> recall that Bo Schembeckler also had a successful fund raiser which
> ended after a successful run," said Gallagher. For those that want
> to revisit past Jams, you can click on to:
> 9th Annual Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam
> 8th Annual Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam
> MGN ON RADIO
> MGN is now heard on many of the Michigan Talk Radio Network shows on
> Friday's at 10:35 -10:55 A.M. Host of the Charlevoix based show, is
> Shawn Peterson.
> For our Canadian neighbors, the show is carried by CHOK in Sarnia and
> is on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 2:45. The host of the Canadian Golf
> Show is Tom Gibson.
Walter Hagen and the Ryder Cup-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
Ryder Cup: Captains Challenge at Detroit GC-Lee Woodruff/Jennie
Ireland: Ryder Cup Site for 2008-Vanessa Bell and Damien Ryan
The Haig: Captain for Six Ryder Cups-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
The Ryder Cup- The 40's-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
Dave Marrandette has added yet another book for golf libraries that
Frankly, most golfers will not find themselves in some of the
Reviewed by Art McCafferty
Cal Brown has written a delightful book that sets the tone early,
Brown introduces his audience to his literary sidekick for this
Actually, Brown brings back a lot of wisdom of the ancients in this
Reviewed by Art McCafferty
*Note-Both of these books arrived as prepress review copies, and
Golf Association of Michigan
09/14-19 The Ryder Cup -Oakland Hills CC
10/07-9 Boys Golf Regionals -- October 7, 8 or 9
11/14-16 Golf 20/20: Vision, World Golf Village, St. Augustine
Michigan Golf Calendar 2005
01-27-30 PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, FL
02/04-06 West Michigan Golf Show, DeVos Center, Grand Rapids
03/05 Midland Golf Show, Valley Plaza Resort
06/06 10th Annual and Final Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam, Polo
American Association of Golf Course Architects
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