Michigan Golf News |
October 6, 2006 Vol. 6, No. 40
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AMERICA'S VALUE GOLF DESTINATION
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FALL GOLF: THE OSPREY COLLECTION OF FINE COURSES
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IRELAND 2007: YOUR GOLF TRIP OF A LIFETIME
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Sullivan Golf & Travel - The Ireland Golf Travel Specialist
FALL GOLF AT "THE NATURAL": A JERRY MATTHEWS COURSE
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League Championship Series
Jack Berry's Ireland Golf
__/FALL EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - NOW ONLINE
__/FIRESTICK CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
__/ BOOK REVIEW:THE SECRET OF HOGAN'S SWING By Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler
__/ WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME TO WELCOME FIVE NEW MEMBERS
__/ MICHIGAN'S MDA AND MDEQ RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
__/THE LAWS OF GOLF
__/ 2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES
__/ COURSE VIDEOS
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League Championship Series
The weather was cold but the hospitality warm at The Majestic at Lake Walden in Hartland, as golf league players from all over Michigan participated in the 2nd League Championship Series. The tournament, the brainshild of MGCOA and Handicomp, has caught on in Ohio and Iowa areas as well. Bill Fountain, Jim Scott and Kate Moore were the MGCOA hosts for the game, which will move next year to the East course at the Gull Lake complex.
Jack Berry's Ireland Golf V
We bring you the fourth installment of a five part series on Irish golf, by internationally acclaimed golf writer, Jack Berry. Our final show takes you to the
East course of Ireland.
FALL EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - NOW ONLINE
Catching Up With Calvin Peete: Motor City Miracle-byJohn Berkovich
Detroit's own Calvin Peete is kicking back in Jacksonville, enjoying his second family and helping out his wife Pepper with the area's First Tee Program. Ontario writer,John Berkovich, caught up with Calvin and brings up this story.
Jud Heathcoat and Idaho Golf-Jason Deegan
Jason Deegan continues his golf travel and brings us a story about Idaho golf and a visit with Sparty, Jud Heathcoat. Jason matches his prose with pictures in this
delightful read. You will also encounter a floating island green, just the thing for an aquaphob.
Golfing Gaylord-by Dr. Sam Fullerton, Photos by Kevin Frisch
Sam Fullerton, spends most of his time teaching Eastern Michigan University students about his specialty, Sports and Event Marketing. However, Sam is just as
comfortable with a putter as a podium. Sam tells the story and Kevin Frisch of Resort and Golf Marketing supplies the photos as we take yet another
look at the Gaylord Golf Mecca.
Sip and Chip-by L'Anse Bannon
The American pairing at the Ryder Cup will soon be forgotten. However, there is a new pairing, wine and golf or Sip and Chip that might last a little longer in your
memory. L'Anse Bannon checks our the vineyards of the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Point and pairs them up with some great golf destinations.
We have more roundups then Roy Rogers and Gene Autry combined. Everything you wanted to know about tournament golf is brought to you by
a stable of writers from the Michigan Golfer, the Michigan Section PGA and
Summer Tournament Wrapup-Kelly Hill
Gregg Davies Wins the 2006 Michigan Amateur-by Jack Berry
Mike Harris Wins the Tournament of Champions-Michigan PGA Staff
Kris Tamulis WinsMichigan Womenıs Open
Scott Hebert Wins his 6th Michigan Open-by Jack Berry
Final Ford-John Wukovits
Our Michigan Television Show also brings you coverage of these tournaments:
Native American Cup http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/nativeamericancup/
Michigan Amateur http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/boynegolf/
Michigan Women's Golf Association http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/mwga/
Michigan Open http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/michiganopen/
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/mgcoaleaguetournament/
Slice of Life-Terry Moore
Terry Moore takes us through a tour of his golf bag and muses about the decisions he has made in creating an awesome arsenal of worthy weapons for golf's challenges.
BOOK REVIEW: THE SECRET OF HOGAN'S SWING By Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler
In a 1955 article in Life Magazine, Ben Hogan pocketed $10,000 and told the world about his "secret" to better golf. Soon after that, discussion centered on whether he had divulged the entire secret. In " 4 degrees from Ben Hogan" writer Printer Bowler arranges and puts to print the thoughts of Tom Bertrand who learned his golf from John Schlee who in turn got his instruction from Ben Hogan. Got that? I assume most of the instructional gurus will study this book to see how this latest incantation will fit into their own thoughts. If you are not in that category, I would probably pass on this.
There are, however, some incites into the Hogan mystique that are of interest. The remembrances of John Schlee, who played on the tour, are particurlary interesting. Bill Paxton, who was in town last year promoting his film, "The Greatest Game Ever Played" lived near Hogan when he was growing up and shagged balls for him a number of times. Paxton's father, who owned the hardware store in town and was a member of Shady Oaks CC, was a good golfer who played with Hogan from time to time, Paxton, was able to tell some delightful stories about Hogan, his father and the array of celebrities that came to play in Hogan's tournament.
FIRESTICK CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
Canadian architect, John Robinson indicates that the newFirestick GCis under construction. There will also be 320 +- lots around the course. The gated community is located on an outstanding piece of property with gorgeous views into multiple valleys. The course has water on 7 out of 9 holes with elevated tees on 8 out of nine holes and greens averaging 8000 to 10,000 square feet. The square footage of tee decks is even greater than the size of their greens. The par 27 plays from 1708 yards down to 983 yards with holes ranging from 250 yards to 130 yards from the Blues.
WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME TO WELCOME FIVE NEW MEMBERS
The World Golf Hall of Fame will welcome five new members into the Hall of Fame at its annual Induction Ceremony Oct. 30. The Class of 2006, which includes Larry Nelson, Vijay Singh, Marilynn Smith and the late Mark McCormack and Henry Picard, will bring the Hall of Fame's membership to 114.
"The five inductees entering the Hall of Fame this year are truly deserving of the honor," said Jack Peter, Sr. VP and COO of the Hall of Fame. "The contributions and successes each has brought to the sport have added a great deal to its history. We look forward to their stories being recognized at the ceremony as well as being preserved in detail throughout the museum."
Selected in the Lifetime Achievement category, McCormack, the founder of IMG, will be introduced by Hall of Fame Member Arnold Palmer. Palmer became McCormack's first client in 1960, initiating the era of sports management and marketing that was the foundation for IMG, considered the world's foremost sports, entertainment and media company. Until McCormack's death in 2003, Palmer remained one of McCormack's closest friends.
Nelson, elected on the 2006 PGA Tour ballot, will be introduced by Hall of Fame Member and Global Ambassador Gary Player. Nelson credits a Player-written golf tip as serving to inspire him early in his golf career. For years, Nelson has regarded Player as a close friend and an individual who is a "consummate professional."
Picard, the Veteran's category selection, will be introduced by Hall of Fame Member Beth Daniel. Picard, a highly respected teacher, worked with Daniel on her game at the Country Club of Charleston, where they were both members.
Singh, elected on the 2005 PGA Tour ballot, will be introduced by Ted Forstmann, chairman and CEO of IMG Worldwide Inc. Partners in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am since 1993 and in the Dunhill Links Championship for over six years, Singh and Forstmann share a business relationship and close friendship.
Smith, a Lifetime Achievement inductee and one of the 13 original founders of the LPGA, will be introduced at the ceremony by Hall of Fame member Kathy Whitworth. Whitworth and Smith enjoy a friendship and camaraderie having played against each other in the 1960s and 70s.
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MICHIGAN'S MDA AND MDEQ RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
The Michigan departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Environmental Quality (MDEQ) are receiving national recognition for their cooperative efforts in the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program (MTESP). Staff from MDA and MDEQ accepted the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable's Most Valuable Pollution Prevention award in Washington D.C. this week.
"Receiving national recognition for Michigan's MTESP demonstrates an organized effort of the turfgrass industry, state agencies, Michigan State University and environmental advocacy groups," said Mitch Irwin, MDA director. "This unique partnership provides a solid foundation for continued success, and the increase of environmental protections statewide."
"This award recognizes the tremendous success of this partnership," said MDEQ Director Steven Chester. "The MTESP program encourages environmental stewardship across Michigan, and helps keep our waters clean."
The MTESP, a voluntary self-assessment program, allows golf property managers to evaluate and improve their level of environmental protection by partnering with state and local initiatives designed to enhance the environment, prevent pollution and protect natural resources.
To date, 234 golf courses statewide voluntarily participate in the MTESP certification process, which requires regulatory compliance and implementation of practices that prevent pollution and protect water resources. As part of the program, an environmental action plan is established as a management tool to prevent potential threats from pesticides, fertilizers, fuel, and hazardous materials from negatively affecting natural resources with a special focus placed upon the protection of groundwater, which is often the source for golf course irrigation and drinking water
The Most Valuable Pollution Prevention award are made in conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week, Sept. 18-24, to promote initiatives that seek to avoid, eliminate, or reduce pollution at the source. For more information about this national effort, go to http://www.p2.org.
Taken from GCSAA Newsletter
THE LAWS OF GOLF
LAW 1: No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.
LAW 2: Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.
LAW 3: Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water.
LAW 4: Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.
LAW 5: No matter what causes a golfer to muff a shot, all his playing partners must solemnly chant "You looked up," or invoke the wrath of the universe.
LAW 6: The higher a golfer's handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.
LAW 7: Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole, the greater its desire.
LAW 8: Topping a 3-iron is the most painful torture known to man.
LAW 9: Palm trees eat golf balls.
LAW 10: Sand is alive. If it isn't, how do you explain the way it works against you?
LAW 11: Golf carts always run out of juice at the farthest point from the clubhouse.
LAW 12: A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent -- or some similar combination.
LAW 13: All 3-woods are demon-possessed.
LAW 14: Golf balls from the same "sleeve" tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water (See Law three).
LAW 15: A severe slice is a thing of awesome power and beauty.
LAW 16: "Nice lag" can usually be translated to "lousy putt." Similarly, "tough break" can usually be translated "way to miss an easy one, sucker."
LAW 17: The person you would most hate to lose to will always be the one who beats you.
LAW 18: The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.
LAW 19: Golf should be given up at least twice per month.
LAW 20: All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.
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