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October 5, 2007 - Vol. 7, No. 40
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THE NATURAL / MARSH RIDGE: CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF GREAT GOLF-JOIN US IN 2007
 Season Preview/ Larry Bowden
http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/naturalpreview/thenaturalqt.html
       Web: Golf Packages http://www.thenaturalgolf.com/rates.php
       Video of The Natural Golf Course:
http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/

TREETOPS RESORT- CELEBRATING THE 20TH YEAR OF THE JONES MASTERPIECE
 Fall Golf RatesTreetops Resort

http://treetops.com/index.php?method=packagesandrates&subpage=golfpackages&theme=Golf

GOLF OSPREY-Fall Golf Rates
       Black Foresthttp://blackforestgolf.com/?page=18153
       Manistee Nationalhttp://manisteenational.com/page/307-15105.htm
       Otsego Clubhttp://otsegoclub.com/allpackages.php
       Ridgeview Golf Coursehttp://www.ridgeviewgolf.com/page/308-15328.htm
       The Medalisthttp://themedalist.com/page/377-19075.htm

Edited by Art McCafferty
 artmccaf@glsp.com
 http://glsp.com

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GLSP currently has five of its web sites down:
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our ISP (Internet Service Provider) for a decade, plus, and we have
always had excellent service. The sites went down because some new
servers failed. There has been a substantial rebuilding of the system
since this meltdown. With thousands of people a day using these sites,
it has been an inconvenience for all, and we apologize for it.

Again, we have moved 130 or about 10% of our over 1300 shows, to the
You Tube platform. During the interruption, clients can go to
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GLSP

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__/ LYNN JANSON FIRED AT EGYPT VALLEY
__/BOYNE IS NOW A COAST TO COAST PROVIDER OF SKIING AND GOLF
       By Jack Berry
__/ MGN ON THE ROAD
 Atwood-Antrim Dells
 Kalamazoo-Ridgeview Golf Club
 Kewadin-Sundance at A-Ga-Ming
 Manistee-Cutter's Ridge
 St. John's-The Emerald at Maple Creek
__/STORM STORIES
__/MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
 Treetops-20th Annual Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational
 Rick Smith Golf Academy 2008 Preview
__/GAYLORD OFFERS FREE GOLF THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 19-21
__/TRAVELS WITH JERRY
__/MICHIGAN SECTION PGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS & HONORARY MEMBER
__/FALL GOLF PACKAGES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/COURSE VIDEOS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER & YOU TUBE TELEVISION
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS

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LYNN JANSON FIRED AT EGYPT VALLEY
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Lynn Janson, Michigan Hall of Fame member, a golf professional for 32
years and one of Michigan's most revered golfers, didn't make the cut
after a series of personnel moves that the Egypt Valley board made. A
festering investigation concerning a laid off worker and the Egypt
Valley GM Steve Pastoor, broke wide open and has Western Michigan all
a-twitter. Greg Johnson's story is front page on the Grand Rapids
Press http://www.mlive.com/sports/grpress/index.ssf?/base/sports-1/1191499502213450.xml&coll=6and
the story is also one of the leads on
MSNBChttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21117998/

This is one complicated story and interested people need to read about
it to form their own opinion.

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BOYNE IS NOW A COAST TO COAST PROVIDER OF SKIING AND GOLF
By Jack Berry
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Boyne, the Big Daddy of Michigan resorts, is giving new meaning to the
company name of Boyne USA with the acquisition of three New England
resorts and an additional resort near its Crystal Mountain property in
Seattle.

Boyne now stretches from coast-to-coast plus British Columbia and
Steve Kircher, head of Eastern operations and the son of Boyne founder
Everett Kircher, said "This is not the end."

The Kirchers are the largest family owners and operators of ski
resorts in North America with 10 locations, Michigan, Montana, Maine,
New Hampshire, Utah, Washington and British Columbia. The recent
expansion is the result of a partnership with CNL Income Properties, a
real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Orlando.

"It's a continuation of what we've been doing for 60 years, "Kircher
said. "Dad started the geographical footprint 60 years ago with the
(sightseeing) lift at Gatlinburg (Tenn.). Our goal is becoming the
best four seasonresort company in the world by 2015.

"The relationship with CNL opened new doors for us. It's the first
time skiing had REIT capital to back it. It came about through our
relationship with Marriott at the Inn at Bay Harbor. In the early
1990s, Marriott had 400 properties and now it's grown to 2,800 and
gone from ownership and managing to just managing."

Kircher said his father, who died in 2002, "would think this is
unbelieveable. He said there was no way you could make money or get
money in the ski business and you had to be long term patient.

Kircher said with the addition ofSugarloaf/USA and Sunday River in
Maine and Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, he expects skier visits at
Boyne properties to jump to 3.6 million this winter from 1.9 last
winter.

"We've come up with $125 million of acquisitions in the last month.
The partnership has allowed us to buy things we never would have been
able to do on our own," Kircher said. "We're evolving the way Marriott
and Starwood have. REIT owns and we manage."

While Boyne remains Big Daddy in Michigan with Boyne Mountain, Boyne
Highlands, the Inn at Bay Harbor, eight golf courses and Avalanche Bay
indoor water park, Kircher said "I can't talk REIT into investing in
the state ofMichigan right now. I said that when I testified in
Lansing (in support of an increased tourism budget)."

Kircher said the $30 million appropriation, which funded the "Pure
Michigan" television, radio and billboard campaign in the Midwest, was
a good start "We're seeing more license plates from outside of
Michigan"  but it's going to take years of pounding hard. The more
people who come in and get around the state will realize what a great
state this is to live and work in. We had a customer in from Texas and
he was surprised at what Michigan is," Kircher said.

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MGN ON THE ROAD
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Atwood-Antrim Dells GC
Mike Morrical and family have brought back to life this early Jerry
Matthews (circa 1971) gem. The changes include adding a new deck that
allows you to see Lake Michigan, a new irrigation system has provided
the water to grow lush fairways and finally, the addition of many
flower beds to create a visual feast for golfers. Matthews has always
liked Antrim Dells. He did the first nine in 71 and the second nine
two years later. He was visibly pleased at the condition of one of his
first efforts.
http://www.antrimdellsgolf.com

Kalamazoo-Ridgeview Golf Club
This is where it all began for the Osprey S.A. Ltd. when the sons and
daughter of Kalamazoo CC professional Walter Biber plunked down
$12,000 as a down payment to buy Ridgeview.

In an interview with Mike Biber for our Spring issue of MG, Jack Berry
said noted that, "Golf is in Biber's blood. His father, Walter, was
pro in Lansing, Sault Ste. Marie, Jackson and finally at Kalamazoo
Country Club. Biber said his father, Ron LaParl of Battle Creek
Country Club and the late Reggie Myles Jr. of the Country Club of
Lansing were compatriots.

"I started working in the pro shop In Kalamazoo when I was five or
six. My dad had me painting the bag room. He emphasized junior golf
and started caddy scholarships. He was an innovator. He was the first
to have carts and then he almost got fired for putting women's
clothing in the golf shop."

In later years when Ridgeview became available, Biber and his brother
and sister bought it. It is described as "an excellent choice for
senior players, families and kids wanting to play the game at a
relaxed pace."

Visitors need to check out Wally's Wall at the club. You will see
photos of Walter Biber with Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan during an
exhibition at Kalamazoo CC. Biber had a great career at Kalamazoo, he
was a real innovator. He also still holds the course record at
Ridgeview at 64.
http://www.ridgeviewgolf.com/

Kewadin-A-Ga-Ming-Sundance
A-Ga-Ming combines the history of the Torch course, with its original
nine designed by Roy Wetmore in 1973 and then the second nine,
designed by former PGA Champion, Chick Harbert, to the new Sundance
course, designed by Jerry Matthews. In re-visiting the course,
Matthews again praised the great shaping work done by Steve St. James,
who is now the Superintendent of The Torch.
http://www.a-ga-ming.com

Manistee-Manistee National
We had a nice visit with GM Doug Bell and Joel Swanson, course
superintendent at Manistee National. Much of the talk centered around
the Cutter's Ridge course, but then shifted to the night in October of
last year, when a vicious storm hit and took out over a thousand trees
at the resort. The 14th and 15th holes at Cutter Ridge were hit, but
most of the damage was done on the Canthooke Valley course. Swanson
said, he got a call at one o'clock in the morning telling him that
some trees were down in the parking lot, an hour later, he got a call
telling him that some trees were down on the course and finally he got
a call at about 4:00 A.M. that pointed out the gravity of the
situation by describing it in one word, devastation.

All that is history now, as the 36-hole layout at Manistee National is
in terrific shape, thanks to the work of Joel Swanson and his crew.
http://manisteenational.com

St. John's-The Emerald at Maple Creek
Our visit to The Emerald at Maple Creek brought back a ton of memories
for Jerry Matthews. He pointed out that he was brought in to add
another nine to the then Clinton County nine hole course that was
there. While driving the course, he chatted about the various changes
that were made to the original nine as they married the old and new
courses. One hole they did not touch was the former 9th or finishing
hole on the course, that is now the 17th hole. The current 17th hole
was one designed by his father, W. Bruce Matthews in the late 50's as
part of some work to the course that came about because the highway,
27, was being widened.
http://www.emeraldgolfcourse.com

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STORM STORIES
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While chatting about the devastating storm that hit the Canthooke
Valley course in 2006, we began to think about other such storms that
have occurred and caused carnage on golf courses. The ones we have
heard about or seen are:

Arcadia Bluffs- The repercussions of the "100 year storm" were
substantial. Many of the trees on the site had been taken out during
construction of this links themed course and the storm drains built
for the course were inexplictedly covered over during construction, to
prevent silt from filling them in. The combination, created a sand and
water tsunami that ended up as a new peninsula in Lake Michigan.It was
strange to see giant earth movers heading out on peninsula to reclaim
the sand for the course.

Calderone Farms-A late September storm created such havoc at the site
of Calderone Farms, that they were not able to have a scheduled spring
opening. The financial set back from the lost of anticipated revenue,
set the stage for the financial difficulties and then the eventual
sale of the property.
http://calderonefarmsgolfclub.com

Point O'Woods-The storms that come in from Lake Michigan can be
awesome. Storms can pick up additional energy crossing the Lake and
begin their destruction at landfall. There is a reason that Woods is
part of Point O'Wood name, but there was lesser reason after this
storm felled century old trees.

Tanglewood Marsh-The first time we visited this course, the architect
pointed out one of the doglegs he had created by leaving a line of
trees between two fairways. When we came back for another look two
months later, the dogleg was gone, taken our by another "100 year
storm". While it was not funny looking out at a dogleg that you could
cut a 100 yards off because of the reason for the dogleg was gone, it
was strange.

Timber Ridge-Timber Ridge was laid low by a storm just prior to its
grand opening. The crew worked around the clock to get trees off the
fairways, but you could easily see the storm's path during the
opening.

Treetops-The Gaylord area has had its share to violent storms. The one
the roared through Treetops shortly after it opened, caused
substantial damage to it brand new fairways. Set to open in nearby
Vanderbilt, was a new wild life park, that never did open because of
the damage of the storm and the financial disaster that happened
because of it.

Washtenaw Country Club-This hundred year old golf course was hit hard
by storm in the early 80's, that hit the course and little else. I
know, because the course is just down the road from my house, and I
ended up getting a ton of fire wood out of it.

Those are our storm stories. If any of our readers have some other
storm stories to share, let us know.

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MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
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Gaylord
Treetops-Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational
This year, nearly 400 golfers participated in the 20th anniversary of
one of Michigan's largest and most competitive tournaments. You can
catch a lot of the action
athttp://michigantravel.tv/2007treetops_pepsi/

Rick Smith Golf Academy
We caught Henry Young, lead instructor of the Rick Smith GolfAcademy,
buttoning up his teaching area as he completed his 17th year of
instruction. Young said the school had another strong year and then
gave us a preview of the Rick Smith Golf Academy for 2008.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=LGY7_h-0Fpc

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GAYLORD OFFERS FREE GOLF THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 19-21
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The Gaylord Golf Mecca, known as America's Summer Golf Mecca announces
the 2007 FREE Fall Golf Weekend. The FREE Golf Weekend will take place
over the weekend of October 19-21.

Visitors who book an overnight stay at one of the participating hotels
will be able to play a FREE round of golf on one of the participating
Gaylord Golf Mecca courses. Golfers simply call one of the
participating hotels to book your room and mention you would like to
participate in the FREE Golf Weekend. The hotel will then make the
tee-time and present a golf certificate to golfers upon check in. The
certificate is then presented to the golf course in order to get the
FREE round of golf.

For more information please visit http://www.freegolfgaylord.com.

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TRAVELS WITH JERRY
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Most of the time, many of us do not know when we have done the last of
something we have always enjoyed. We always think there will be other
opportunities to do it again somewhere down the road. However, years
and times move on and suddenly we realize that we can no longer run
the marathon, throw a hard high one pass a waiting batter, hit a
career golf shot or in the case of Jerry Matthews design another golf
course. It is not that his considerable skills have diminished, it is
just the economic reality of today's marketplace. In the past five
years, more Matthews courses have closed than opened. The 36-hole
Wolverine, the nine hole Mitchell Creek, the Hawk at Partridge Creek
and English Hills are all former Matthews courses that are now gone.

Certainly Matthews has no complaints, as he has designed over a
hundred golf courses. He is a person that ranks in the top 10 of
America's most prolific golf architects. The list includes the likes
of Tom Bendelow, Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus,
Arnold Palmer and Jerry Matthews. In Michigan, he has no peer, there
is no one close to him.

However, at the age of 73, Matthews would like to design one more and
hopes that it will happen. Currently, his curtain call is A-Ga-Ming's
Sundance Golf Course. Finished two years ago, Sundance is getting rave
reviews from golf writers and more importantly, plenty of play from
Michigan golfers. Prior to that he did Buck's Run, Hawk's Hollow, St.
Ives, Elk Ridge, Timberstone and The Woods course on Mackinaw Island.

While waiting for that phone to ring, Matthews continues his teaching
for his and his father's beloved Michigan State University. To be
sure, he is getting his share of renovation projects, but the real
excitement is in new course design. On the plus side, the slow down
has given him some time to revisit some of his earlier works. This
past week, as part of an online video project featuring Matthews
courses, GLSP visited Cutter's Ridge at Manistee National, The Emerald
at Maple Creek, Sundance at A-Ga-Ming and Antrim Dells.

When he was on property, it seemed like everybody wanted to see him.
At Manistee, GM Doug Bell and Superintendent Joel Swanson were waiting
to chat. At Antrim Dells, Mike Morrical and members of his family
waited until we got there, just to tell him how much they enjoyed the
course he had designed over 30 years ago. When we were at A-Ga-Ming,
owners Larry Lavely and Mike Brown and superintendent Steve St. James,
took time to chat with Matthews.

We arrived very late at The Emerald, just as the new golf
professional,Kurt D. McDowell, was putting away the carts. He gave us
one for a quick glimpse of the course, When we returned, I introduced
him to to Matthews by saying that not only was this the person who
designed the second nine holes on the course, but that his father had
done work on what is now the 17th hole in the late 1950's. McDowell,
indicated that he knew all about Matthews work as he had played his
high school golf on Sugar Springs, a course Matthews designed and
built in 1972.

Our video version of the Jerry Matthews Golf Trail will have eight
courses online next year. Joining Timberstone GC in Iron Mountain, The
Natural in Gaylord, The Majestic at Lake Walden in Hartland and Buck's
Run in Mt. Pleasant will be Cutter's Ridge at Manistee National,
Antrim Dells in Atwood, A-Ga-Ming in Kewadin and The Emerald at Maple
Creek in St. John's.

Hopefully, Jerry Matthews wlll get another shot a golf course, but if
he did, he would most likely want to do another after he completed
that one.
http://naturalcoursedesign.com

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RED FOX RUN TO BE AUCTIONED
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Yet another sign of these troubled times is the auction of Red Fox Run
golf course in Gwinn. MGCOA President and master professional, Frank
Guastella has been the co-owner of this property for more than a
decade and has fought the good battle. I remember him telling me last
year, that he would not be able to take a salary because golf play had
dropped so dramatically.

The auction is to be held by McKay Properties on Monday, October 15 at
the Red Fox Run Golf Club. Details are
athttp://www.mckaygolf.com/rfrgc.html

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MICHIGAN SECTION PGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS & HONORARY MEMBER
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The Michigan Section PGA elected three new Officers for a two year
term, and an Honorary Member at the Association's Annual Meeting
attended by over 200 Michigan PGA Members.

Dave Kendall, of Kendall Golf Academy in Ypsilanti, has been elected
President. Kendall, a member of The PGA of America since 1981, has
been Head Golf Professional at Kendall Golf Academy since 1997.
Kendall previously served as Vice President and succeeds Jim Roschek
of Milham Park and Eastern Hills Golf Clubs in Kalamazoo.

John Lindert, of the Country Club of Lansing, has been elected Vice
President. Lindert, a member of The PGA of America since 1983, has
been Head Golf Professional at the Country Club of Lansing since 2003.
Lindert previously served as Secretary.

Gary Koenes, of Thornapple Creek Golf Club in Kalamazoo, has been
elected Secretary. Koenes, a member of The PGA of America since 1999,
has been Head Golf Professional at Thornapple Creek Golf Club since
2004. He previously served on the Section's Board of Directors as
Western Chapter President and is the current Special Awards Committee
Chair.

John Allen, of Varnum, Riddering Schmidt & Howlett LLP in Kalamazoo,
has been elected an Honorary Member by the Members of the Michigan
Section PGA. He has served the Section as well as individual members
for over 20 years. This prestigious award is given to individuals who
have demonstrated exemplary service to the Section and game of
golf.Contact: Diane Lazaros
Taken and edited from a Michigan PGA release

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FALL GOLF PACKAGES
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We hope you have seen the great Travel Michigan video now showing on
television. If not check them out
athttp://www.michigan.org/index.asp?m=0 Basically, the ads show the
spectacular color that is everywhere. All one really needs to make it
better is to put a golf club in your hands and enjoy some great fall
golf. Here are some of the deals that are now available. Cheers.

A-Ga-Ming
       http://www.a-ga-ming.com/rates.php
Antrim Dells
       http://www.antrimdellsgolf.com/rates.htm
Black Forest
       http://blackforestgolf.com/?page=18153
Boyne
       http://www.boyne.com/Golf/Eight_Courses/Golf_Rates.html
Harbor Point Golf Club
       http://www.harborpointassociation.com/golf/rates-61/
Hemlock Golf Club
       http://www.hemlockgolfclub.com/golf/proto/hemlockgolfclub/rates/rates.htm
Manistee National
       http://manisteenational.com/page/307-15105.htm
Michaywe Pines
       http://www.michaywe.com/golf/2007-golf-rates--18/
Otsego Club
       http://otsegoclub.com/allpackages.php
Ridgeview Golf Course
       http://www.ridgeviewgolf.com/page/308-15328.htm
Rustic Glen
       http://www.rusticglen.com/content.php?link=rates.php
The Emerald
       http://www.emeraldgolfcourse.com/rates.aspx
The Medalist
       http://themedalist.com/page/377-19075.htm
The Natural
       http://www.thenaturalgolf.com/rates.php
Treetops Resort
       http://treetops.com/index.php?method=packagesandrates&subpage=golfpackages&theme=Golf

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GLSP TELEVISION NETWORK ON THE ROAD
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-- October 21, Detroit Free Press / Flagstar Marathon, Detroit & Windsor
-- October 28, Grand Rapids Marathon
-- October 28, Niagara Falls International Marathon, Niagara Falls, ON
-- November 3, U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Men's Marathon, New York City
-- November 4, ING New York City Marathon-
-- November 9, NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, Terre Haute, IN
-- November 11, Big Bird Run Roseville
-- November 22, Fifth Third Bank, Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Detroit

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MICHIGAN GOLF TELEVISION SHOWS ON YOU TUBE*
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*Viewing reminder- We have gone to more robust video presentations on
You Tube and the need to downsize the screen is less important.
However, you will still need to downsize the You Tube screen on some
of our earlier renderings for better viewing.

Treetops Par-3 Amateur Shootout
Threetops at Treetops has become a famous golf course in America.Just
as people travel to Pebble Beach, Kohler and Pinehurst, they are now
traveling to Gaylord, Michigan to play this delighful Rick Smith
creation.Kevin McKinley, Treetops Director of Golf, shows us around
with the Treetops Amateur Par-3 Shootout, their clinic, a shot at the
"Little Break"and players shooting for a $10,000 hole in one. Jennie
McCafferty is our host.
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/par3/
Web: http://treetops.com

Adare Golf Club with Cathal O'Sulivan
Ireland's Adare Manor was the site for Robert Trent Jones final major
golf course design. It is now the home of the Irish Open and was
recently extended to its 7453 yards. The Maigue River and a 14 acre
lake provide the usual water hazards that Robert Trent Jones so loved
to create.
Web: http://www.adaregolfclub.com/
You Tube Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7m5bqfpy1oI

Lahinch Golf Club with Jennie McCafferty and Bob McCavery
Lahinch Golf Links almost has it all. They have the history, built in
1892, designer blood lines in Old Tom Morris and Alister MacKenzie, a
storied hole in No. 5 and a location on the Atlantic Ocean. What they
don't have, according to professional Bob McCavery, is the
infrastructure to support a major tournament. It is not near a major
city, they have narrow roads and there are few hotels. Our video gives
you a nice look at the town, course and a recounting of the history by
Bob McCavery, who has been the pro since 1959 after he took over from
his dad, who was there for a couple of decades himself. Enjoy
Web: http://www.lahinchgolf.com/
You Tube Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4Z91FkG-H8o

Ryder Cup Memories- Cathal O'Sullivan interviews Doug Bell and Mike
Biber of Osprey Management
Our travel planner for our Ireland trip was Cathal O'Sullivan. In our
show, O'Sullivan chats with Mike Biber and Doug Bell of Osprey
Management about their experience at the Ryder Cup and their
impressions of Ireland. They were two of almost a hundred people from
the Osprey Management Group that attended the event. Our show host,
Cathal O'Sullivan of Sullivan Golf & Travel, discusses the Ryder Cup
and some of the memories of the event that the Osprey people brought
back.
You Tube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mf4-Stx_3g

2007 Michigan Open-presented by Lincoln Mercury
Andy Rutkowski took first at this year's presentation. Kevin Helm
handles the podium and Jennie McCafferty interviews Scott Hebert and
Grand Traverse Resort's Mike DeAgostino.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3m6CBV4inyQ

Father and Son Tournament-Myrtle Beach
Bill and Brad Shelton have been part of the Father and Son tournament
the past five years and brought back some hardware this year,
capturing a first in the Liezke Flight. This is largest Father and Son
Tournament in the U.S. and one of the largest tournaments in the U.S.
overall. Join us as Bill and Brad share their memories of the 10th
anniversary of the event.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7fohqvMz71Q

Kentucky Golf and the Ryder Cup
Brad and William Shelton discuss Kentucky golf as a background for the
upcoming Ryder Cup. In addition, Susan Bairley chats with the V.P. of
the Louisville CVB, Karen Williams about visitors can expect during
Ryder Cup week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_b8ZF-804Y

Western Amateur Memories with Tim Cronin
Tim Cronin is the main man when it comes to Western Am history, he
wrote the book. Cronin took on the challenge of writing the history to
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WGA. He continues to add to his
research at various stops along the way, as the Western Am has
literally been played around the country in its 106 years. The
tournament has had stops in Chicago, New Orleans and three stops in
Michigan, Oakland Hills, Red Run CC and now Point O'Woods here in
Benton Harbor.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BtSzkKHC_v8

Osprey Ryder Cup Scholarships
Susan Bairley is on hand at the 2006 Ryder Cup to interview two golf
coaches who received scholarships from Osprey Recreational Management
and attended the event.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WqXiD3dGZ2s

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2007 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
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OCTOBER
7              MIAGT at The Orchards GC, Romeo
               http://www.miagt.com/Schedule
19-20 Michigan High School Girls Golf Championships
 Division 1 at The Meadows, GVSU
 Division 2 at Forest Akers West, MSU
 Division 3 at Forest Akers East, MSU
        http://www.mhsaa.com/sports/ggf/07fallgirlsreg.html

NOVEMBER
16-18 17th Annual Indiana Golf Show, Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana
State Fairgrounds
 http://golfexpos.com

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2008 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
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JANUARY
17-19   PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando County Convention Center, Orlando
               http://www.pgamerchandiseshow.com/
19-20   London Show -Helenic Community Centre, London, ON
               http://golf-show.com
               Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/londongolfshow/

FEBRUARY
2-3             Hamilton Golf & Travel Show
               http://golf-show.com

22-24-  20th Anniversary West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, DeVos Center

MARCH
7-9             Michigan Golf Show, Rock Financial Showplace, Novi
               http://michigangolfshow.com
14-16   Lansing Golf Show, Lansing Center, Lansing
               http://michigangolfshow.com

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COURSE VIDEOS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER & YOU TUBE TELEVISION
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Buck's Run with Jerry Matthews
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/bucksrun/
 You Tube: Coming Soon

Harbor Point GC with Shaun Bezilla
 GLSPVideo: http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/harborpoint/
 You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBcAwcgu-EU

Hemlock Golf Club with John Kennedy
 GLSP Video http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/hemlock/index.html
 You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvZC6-aUvWk

Rose Creek-with Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/rosecreek/index.html

Timberstone @ Pine Mountain with Jerry Matthews
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/timberstone/

The Bull at Pinehurst with Jack Nicklaus
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/thebull/index.html
 You Tube http://youtube.com/watch?v=4IhWyADkGoU

The Heather at Boyne Highlands
 GLSP http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/boynegolf/heather/
 You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16eijvNKfSQ

The Loon Golf Course with Mike Husby
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/Loon/index.html
 You Tube http://youtube.com/watch?v=qyFYB4GfwLw

The Majestic at Lake Walden with Jerry Matthews
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/majestic/
 You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUVXolhXROg

The Natural at Gaylord with Jerry Matthews
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
 You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4nKgMii7QM

True North with Jack Berry and Jim Engh
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/truenorth/
 You Tube http://youtube.com/watch?v=8xB_ne5wG34

The Tribute with Gary Koch, Rick Robbins and Keith Gornick
 GLSP Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/tribute/
 You Tube http://youtube.com/watch?v=vEKkWCxAgyA

Wild Bluff Golf Course
 GLSP http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show6/
 You Tube http://youtube.com/watch?v=c9BfiJ7Gv38

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ASSOCIATION LINKS
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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.org
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
 http://mpsga.net
Michigan Women's Golf Association
 http:// www.mwgolf.org.
National Golf Course Owners Association
 http://ngcoa.org
National Golf Foundation
 http://ngf.org

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