Michigan Golf News
September 23, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 39
BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
Golf Packages http://www.shantycreek.com/golf/package.html
MARSH RIDGE & THE NATURAL-TWO GAYLORD LEGENDS NOW STAY AND PLAY
Stay-Marsh Ridge Web: http://MARSHRIDGE.COM/pages/942232/index.htm
Play-The Natural Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
OTSEGO CLUB & RESORT-GAYLORD
Home of the 54 Hole Blowout Golf Package
Golf Packages http://treetops.com/golf_rates.php
Video: Coming to MG-TV Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational-October 7
Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
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__/ BART LOWER AND A TEARY FAREWELL ON BIG BREAK IV
__/ "GOLF FOR THE GULF" MGCOA TEES IT UP ON OCTOBER 2ND
__/ PODCASTING-ROBERT TRENT JONES AND TREETOPS
__/ TREETOPS PEPSI FALL CHARITY INVITATIONAL
__/ MG ON THE ROAD
Ypsilanti-Eagle Crest Resort
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
Bay Mills Open
Shanty Creek and the Michigan PGA Championship
__/ BOOK REVIEW-"EVERY SHOT MUST HAVE A PURPOSE"
__/ THE POWER OF THE INTERNET IS AMAZING
__/ MICHIGAN PGA 2005 TAYLOR MADE ADIDAS STATE ASSISTANT CHAMPIONSHIP
BY ST. ANDREWS PRODUCTS-RESULTS
__/ 19TH HOLE
__/ SHANTY CREEK RESORT ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISER FOR THE AMERICAN RED
CROSS:"ROCKIN FOR RELIEF"
__/ HOLE IN ONE CLUB-BOOTH AND KIM
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF RADIO
__/ UPCOMING SHOWS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
__/ ARCHIVES-MICHIGAN GOLFER
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
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BART LOWER AND A TEARY FAREWELL ON BIG BREAK IV
Bart Lower's Big Break career ended not with a bang, but a whimper as
he tearfully bade goodbye to his fellow contestants in Big Break IV.
Lower, a former member of the EMU golf team team had become such a
compelling contestant in Big Break II, that he was invited back to Big Break
IV. However the skill that had carried him into the Big Break II finals
deserted him, as a couple of wedge shots did not wedge properly. Bart
will return to sunny Florida and continue his sales career with Pulte
homes and get on with raising his new family.
It was a fun ride for the affable Lower, who still owns Bart's Driving
Range in Ionia. If you have a moment check out his website.
"GOLF FOR THE GULF" MGCOA TEES IT UP ON OCTOBER 2ND
On Sunday, October 2, plan to head for a Michigan golf course to raise
money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
In response to the many calls for an industry-wide event to support
the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, the Michigan Golf Course Owners
Association (MGCOA) has declared Sunday, October 2, as ³Golf for the Gulf²
To participate, facilities will choose to donate the greens fees for
the day or possibly a dollar value per hole. Facilities could also
donate $5 per 9 or $10 per 18. Anyway they can use their golf property to
generate donations will help this worthy cause. Check with your local
golf facilities to see what events they have planned to support this
"Members of the golf industry are a very giving group. Golf courses
host charity events on daily basis around the state and stepping up to
raise funds for those affected by this natural catastrophe doesn't take a
second thought from our members", said Kate Moore, Executive Director
of the Michigan golf Course Owners Association.
Taken from a Resort and Golf Marketing release.
PODCASTING-ROBERT TRENT JONES AND TREETOPS
GLSP, the company that created the world's first online golf magazine
in 1995, the world's first golf television show in 2001 has now created
podcasting for our MGTV shows. We start with the venerable Robert
Trent Jones and the grand opening at Treetops. You can not enjoy the show
either on your computer or take the show with you on Your IPod
Podcasting, they say, is the next generation of radio. We will see.
"The Growth of Golf in the World"-with Bill Shelton, Jack Berry, Terry
Moore and Robert Trent Jones
"Water, the Ultimate Penalty" -with Bill Shelton, Jack Berry, Terry
Moore and Robert Trent Jones
"Designing Treetops" -with Bill Shelton, Jack Berry, Terry Moore, Rick
Smith and Robert Trent Jones
MG ON THE ROAD
Ypsilanti-Eagle Crest Resort
It is always a pleasure to stop by Eagle Crest Resort and visiting the
course that served as my home course during my two decades at the
University. EMU has a new President, Dr. John Fallon and a continued source
of pride with the leadership of Bruce Cunningham who is in his ninth
year as head coach. Keeping EMU in the news is Korey Mahoney who finished
high in the U.S. Amateur and Bart Lower, former EMU player that was
starring in Big Break IV, before his elimination on Tuesday's show.
BOOK REVIEW- "EVERY SHOT MUST HAVE A PURPOSE"
Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott and Ron Sirak, have brought the value of the
driving range into their golf instruction philosophy. Their new book,
"Every Shot Must Have a Purpose", centers on the importance of your
practice time. Unlike Alan Iverson, these folks think practice is
important and you need to have a plan for that bucket of balls.
The authors Golf School, "GOLF 54", received the #1 ranking in Golf
Magazine's "Top 25 Golf Schools in the United States." In addition, they
coach Anita Sorenstam as well as the Swedish national golf team.
Basically, the book boils down to establishing and committing to a "Golf 54"
philosophy. They feel you should do a regular stretching exercise to
warm up and then hit 54 balls in a scripted fashion. What they say,
seems to make a lot of sense, and I for one, will have a little more of a
plan when I head out to the practice range.
The publisher is Gotham Books, a Penguin Division
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
Shanty Creek and the Michigan PGA Championship-with Tim Hygh
Shanty Creek Resort is one of Michigan's premier destinations. It has
three hotels, four golf courses, three ski areas, hiking, biking and
cross country ski trails, Lake Bellaire and the great little get-a-way
town of Bellaire with its movie house, brew pub and Cedar River.
Our show brings you some of that charm as well as the exciting finish
for this year's Michigan PGA Championship. John DalCorobbo, director of
golf at Michigan State University's Forest Akers Golf Club, won the
$80,000 Michigan PGA Championship by shooting 65 in the final round.
Jordan Young, an assistant professional from Grosse Ile Golf and Country
Club, finished second and Brad Dean, teaching guru at Crystal Mountain,
finished a shot back for 3rd. Join our host Tim Hygh and Michigan PGA
COO Kevin Helm as they bring you the action of the championship and the
closing awards ceremony.
Brimley-Bay Mills Open
A Tour of Wild Bluff
We conclude our Bay Mills Open Players Tournament coverage with a tour
of Wild Bluff Golf Club. The course received rave reviews from the
Executive Director of the Canadian Tour as well as many of the golf
professionals. It is a special course and much credit needs to go to the
Superintendent, John Holberton and his ground crew for having it in great
shape. So click on the link and enjoy a great golf course and the
haunting music of Micki Free.
Grayling Stay and Play Golf Packages
Fall golf is now in the air and Grayling has some terrific Stay and
Play packages. MGTV offers a glimpse of these properties that are located
in Michigan's pathway to the North.
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
Fox Run Country Club-designed by Jeff Gorney opened in 1990
THE POWER OF THE INTERNET CONTINUES TO AMAZE
Although GLSP has been at this for over a decade, we still marvel at
the power of the Internet. We recently got some statistical software
that allows us to track our various online products far easier than
before. Usually, I had to spend a day pulling all of the information
together. I digress. This past year, October 2004 to September 2005, 155,535
people clicked on one of our Michigan Golf Newsletters. While most
clicks were directed to the latest issues, there were still people that
found out things we wrote in 2001 when we started all of this. Basically
with our 13,259 email blast each week, we can now add on to that figure
another 2991 a week coming in through the web, for a grand total of
16,250 a week. Amazing.
Michigan Golf News also on the web at
TREETOPS PEPSI FALL CHARITY INVITATIONAL
One sure sign of the golf season wrapping up is the staging of the
annual Treetops Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational. I played in the
tournament a couple of times, once when we were actually in the hunt, and really
enjoyed the level of competition. This will be the first year that MG
TV covers the event, so look for the coverage on October 7.
MICHIGAN GOLFER FALL ISSUE NOW ONLINE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESTINATION WALES-Jack Berry
Michiganıs legendary golf scribe, Jack Berry, presents everything you
wanted to know about golf in Wales. In addition to his elegant prose, we
have some great photos of the golf courses.
MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT GOLF ROUNDUP
Kelly Hill assembles information on this year's major golf tournaments
with assistance from Michael Patrick Shiels, Scott Sullivan, Gary
Holoway , the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe News and Marty Henwood.
103rd Western Amateur-Gary Holoway
30-Year Return at the Western Amateur-Scott Sullivan
Harris Wins Bay Mills Open-Marty Henwood-Photo Mark Adams
Kelly Cavanaugh Wins Womenıs Michigan Open-Michael Patrick Shiels
Mike Harris Wins the Detroit Newspapers Michigan Open-by Michael
Mike Harris Wins Tournament of Champions-by Michael Patrick Shiels
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Wins the Native American Cup-Sault St. Marie
INDIAN RIVER GOLF-Jack Berry
Jack Berry visits Michigan's Inland Waterway in Indian River Country
and reviews two courses there, Indian Wood Country Club and Chestnut
Valley Golf Club.
SLICE OF LIFE-Terry Moore
Terry Moore chats about the weather in his latest Slice of Life column.
VIDEO COVERAGE OF MICHIGAN TOURNAMENTS
Our interactive coverage of Michigan's tournaments continues with these
Canadian Tour's Bay Mills Open Players Tournament
Detroit Newspapers Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Detroit Newspapers Michigan PGA Championship at Shanty Creek Resort
Native American Cup at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Treetops: Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational
MGCOA 2005 Michigan Golf League Championship
MICHIGAN PGA 2005 TAYLOR MADE ADIDAS STATE ASSISTANT CHAMPIONSHIP
BY ST. ANDREWS PRODUCTS
September 19, 2005 Knollwood Country Club Final Round Summary
Place Name Representing RD1 RD2 Total Winnings
1st John HAGEMEIER Blythefield Country Club - Qualifier 72 70 142
2nd Charles PASCO Grosse Ile Golf CC - Qualifier 71 72 143 $1100.00
3rd John NOLAN Van Dyke Sports Center - Qualifer 74 70 144 $725.00
Jeff RACHAR Edgewood Country Club _ 1st Alt. 71 73 144 $725.00
Jordan YOUNG Grosse Ile Golf CC _ 2nd Alt. 69 75 144 $725.00
Tom HARDING Kendall Academy of Golf - Qualifier 74 70 144
7th Josh FRYER Franklin Hills Country Club 74 71 145 $425.00
Brent GOULDING Prestwick Village Golf Club _ 3rd Alt. 73 72 145
9th John SELTZER The Polo Fields Golf CC 71 75 146 $325.00
Brent GOIK The Fortress 74 72 146 $325.00
11th Douglas SEFCIK Sunnybrook Country Club 72 77 149 $250.00
12th Jeff SOBCZAK Glacier Club 73 77 150 $220.00
Code VANOS Cascade Hills Country Club 71 79 150 $220.00
Scott BROTEBECK Spring Meadows Country Club 77 73 150 $220.00
Mark JOHNSON Ann Arbor Country Club 74 76 150 $220.00
16th Albert KUHN Bloomfield Hills Country Club 76 75 151 $190.00
17th T. VANDERVELDE Crystal Springs Country Club 79 73 152 $165.00
Robert CONLEY Pine Lake Country Club 76 76 152 $165.00
19th Kevin OSWORTH Pine View Golf Course 75 78 153 $60.00
Matt TOWNSLEY Egypt Valley Country Club 75 78 153 $60.00
Mark ZELAZNY Dearborn Country Club 76 77 153 $60.00
Tommy HOWELL Garland Resort 80 73 153 $60.00
Erich KUHLMAN Knollwood Country Club 75 78 153 $60.00
Submitted by David Fox, Michigan PGA
The URL for Old Channel Trail Golf Course should be
http://www.octgolf.com We erred last week.
A man was sitting in a cafeteria next to a blonde woman who was
engrossed in her newspaper.
The bold headline read "12 Brazilian Soldiers Killed."
She shook her head at the sad news.Then turning to the man she asked,
"How many is a Brazilian?"
SHANTY CREEK RESORT ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISER FOR THE AMERICAN RED
CROSS:"ROCKIN FOR RELIEF"
Shanty Creek Resort and Club is planning a full day of activities on
Sunday, October 9th at Schuss Mountain, with all proceeds to benefit the
American Red Cross. The event will include an 18 hole golf tournament
as well as a full afternoon of music, kidıs activities, horse drawn
hayrides, chairlift rides, disc golf, food, silent and live auctions, and
³We are all painfully aware of the horrendous tragedy that has stricken
our southern neighbors in the form of Hurricane Katrina. And like many
area businesses and individuals, Shanty Creek Resort and Club employees
felt the need to do something to help. With the full backing of the
Resortıs management the employees have organized a fundraiser that draws
on what the resort does best golf, family fun, entertainment, and food
- to raise money to help the Red Cross do what they do best² said
Stephen Marek, Vice President of Human Resources.
³This is truly a collective project. This event is taking place because
the resort employees stepped forward and said ³what can we do to help?²
Every department at the resort will have a hand in it as well as many
of the people we work with throughout the year who provide activities
and entertainment for our guests. We are also coordinating with area
businesses and of course the Red Cross to make this a real commnuity
effort², comments Mary Sue Wilkinson, Events and Activities Manager at the
The golf tournament has been named ³Go A Round For Relief² and will be
played on the Schuss course beginning at 10am Sunday morning. The
tournament fee is $35 and every dollar of the fee will go to the Red Cross.
Prizes and players packages are being donated by Shanty Creek and area
The ³Rockinı for Relief² festivities will take place from 1pm 5pm
outside on the deck and lawn at Ivanıs Restaurant. Participants should
bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. In case of rain or inclement
weather the event will be moved inside to Ivanıs Restaurant. Tickets for
the afternoon will be $5 per person or $20 per carload. Children 4 and
under are free.
The musical line up at this time includes Nelson Olstrom, Iowa Rose,
The Dueling Pianos Show and Doc Woodward and the Motor City Exiles. Tommy
Tropic will also be there and as will Lake Effect, playing music just
for the kids.
For more information or to register for the golf tournament please
contact Shanty Creek Resort and Club at 1-800-678-4111 or visit the web
site at http://www.shantycreek.com All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds raised through this event will go directly to the Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross.
HOLE IN ONE CLUB-BOOTH AND KIM
James Booth got his second hole in one on the 180 yard 2nd hole at
Beacon Hill GC in Commerce Twp. He used his "trouble wood" to complete the
task. Kyu Kim hit his pitching wedge 119 yards on the 6th hole at
Beacon Hill, it was also his second. Both golfers have been playing over 30
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