Michigan Golf News
October 17, 2004 VOL. 4, No 42
Video: Rick Smith and The Big Break
17th Annual West Michigan Golf Show at Devos Place, February 4-6
Lansing Golf Show, The Lansing Center, February 25-27
Michigan Golf Show, Novi Expo, March 11-13
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Edited by Art McCafferty-Publisher, Michigan Golfer
It is always a treat visiting a Jerry Matthews course and Timber Ridge
GC in the East Lansing area is one of the best. If you haven't golfed here, do yourself a favor and schedule it in for next year. We found the course all gussied up with its fall color.
http://golftimberridge.com We want to thank Judy Cunningham for letting us use the course as a backdrop for our interview with Stuart Bendelow, grandson of Tom Bendelow.
Tom Bendelow designed the first 18 hole golf course in the U.S. and went on from there to become one of our most prolific golf course architects. Stuart, who grew up in Port Huron, has a brother Jack, who worked for many years at the Old Channel Trail Course.
Stuart is on a mission to research his grandfather's life in golf and is gathering information for a possible book. Tom Bendelow designed upwards of 700 courses during that time and was known as the Dean of American Golf Design in the mid 20's. Joining us for the interview, was Bart Lower, who is now being featured as one of the players on The Big Break II show.
Golf Association of Michigan
Dr. Gary Wiren's "lifetime of fun and adventure" in golf is now available between book covers, with help from Clock Tower Press.
In When Golf is a Ball: A Lifetime of Fun and Adventure in the Game, Wiren shares his experiences, stories, quips and observations as a Master member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and as one of the top golf teachers in America (as ranked by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine).
Wiren has imparted his love of the game to more than 250,000 people he has taught in private and group lessons and seminars in 34 countries. That love has brought him in contact with the all-time greats of golf - including Hagen, Snead, Nelson, Palmer, Player and Nicklaus - and giants of industry such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jack Welch. But he has also seen that love of the game in the eyes of players of every conceivable background, all around the world.
* Editor's Note -We ran a review of this book a couple of months ago and indicated to our readers that it was a fun read.
* We are getting some great viewership of these two shows, so we've decidedly to hold them over. Jerry Matthews does a nice turn in describing his newest course, Sundance. and Jack Berry and Dave Hill are just having a ball talking about his Ryder Cup days.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TV-A SNEAK PREVIEW OF SUNDANCE GOLF COURSE WITH JERRY
This is also a prequel to a series of upcoming television shows on
"DAVE HILL'S RYDER CUP MEMORIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACK BERRY"
In our first segment, Dave Hill recalls the match at Royal Birkdale Golf Club and the 16-16 tie that occur with the famous "Concession" putt that Jack Nicklaus conceded to Tony Jacklin. Dave also discusses the match that Ken Still and he played against Brian Huggett & Bernard Gallacher, where after a heated discussion, Hill said to Gallacher, "If you say one more word, I'm going to wrap this 1-iron around your head." Despite the fireworks, Brian Huggett, said, "Hill played absolutely magnificently throughout the week. He held the team together. He stopped us winning. I mean, he won all his matches."
In our second show, Dave Hills discusses his play at the 1973 Ryder Cup, which was held at Murifield, Scotland. After flying some 36 hours from a tournament in Japan, Hill developed some severe abdominal pains and had to pull himself out of most of the matches. Instead of playing, he assisted the Ryder Cup Captain, Jack Burke. The U.S. prevailed, 19 to 13. In 1975, Dave Hill returned to Ryder Cup play at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in St. Annes, England. The U.S. defeated a British and Irish team 12 1/2 to 7 1/2.
In our final Dave Hill's Ryder Cup Memories interview, he discusses his love of match play and some thoughts about where the Ryder Cup has been and where it seems to be heading.
The Michigan Golfer is proud to bring our viewers this slice of Ryder Cup history so nicely presented by Jack Berry and Dave Hill.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Melissa Korte for reporting the ace.
Dennis Tamburo, of Chesterfield , got his first hole in one at Greystone GC in Romeo. He aced the 6th hole with a 7-iron.
Thanks for the feedback Barry and a Tip of the Tam to you and your new bride.
The Claw Drill
The "Claw Drill" is a great way to learn to take the right hand out of the shot and be more accurate in reaching our target on the follow through. When you set up, put your hands on the club with the left and right hand. Now, take the right index finger off of the club and put it against your right thumb. You will be amazed during practice how you will become more accurate and your right hand will not take over during the stroke. Practice this on your chipping, pitching and even your putting. You will improve the accuracy of your short game!
GOLF COURSE DESIGNER SERIES
MICHIGAN GOLF HALL OF FAME SERIES
"Barona Creek Golf Course-San Diego" with Jennie McCafferty
"Arnold Palmer and The Turning Point Invitational" with Art McCafferty
This research is in response to a call from Clark Lake Golf Club, who has just christened a 805 yard par 5 hole. Obviously, they wanted to find out if they had the longest hole in Michigan. As far as I know they have, however, Joe Gibbs, owner of Chocolay Downs Golf Course in Marquette, Michigan, is building a double-dogleg par 6 that will be 1,007 yards. MGN called Joe and Pat Gibbs for an update and they indicated that the third nine containing the hole is still being worked on. They hope to sell their place this week and have been assured by the new owners, that they will produce the course and the hole, as designed.
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2004 Champions-Kelly Hill
Ryder Cup Memories-Art McCafferty
Long Live the King-L'anse Bannon
Hanging Out With Pete Dye at the Ryder Cup-Art McCafferty
PGA at Whistling Straits-Mike Beckman
Michigan Golfer Television Series for 2004-2005
Colorado Golf-Jason Deegan
Georgian Bay Golf-Brian Manning
Slice of Life-Terry Moore
Q: It's been a wild week for you. Are you still at Barbados, or up here, how did things go and were you as nervous at the wedding and when you proposed?
TIGER WOODS: Well, I'm in neither place. I'm in my boat. We're just having fun, diving just about every day and having a great time and enjoying our honeymoon and enjoying that. It's the first time alone for awhile and that's very exciting. We're certainly enjoying it right now.
Q: Do you think now that the marriage thing is over, will you change the way you play golf? Everyone has been analyzing your situation.
TIGER WOODS: It's not going to change t he way I play golf. I've been living with Elin, we've been happy together for the last two years, so nothing's changed in that regard. Just because you're married, it doesn't change the way your relationship is. It just changes the way it's viewed from the outside. It doesn't change who we are and how we've been in our relationship for the past few years, so from that standpoint, nothing will change, I just hope I can get the ball in the hole a little faster.
Q: How did you feel the wedding went and how do you feel now?
TIGER WOODS: The wedding went great, to have all our family and friends there; it made it a very special occasion. Our families and friends are always going in different directions so it's always hard to get them all together. We were able to do that for this occasion which made it even more special for all of us. We had a great time.
Q: How come Phil [Mickelson's] not there and are you disappointed?
TIGER WOODS: I am kind of surprised. It's not too far from his house down in La Jolla. I guess he's trying to spend some time with his family. I know Weir is taking the whole month of December off, so maybe Phil is doing the same thing as well.
Q: You sound as relaxed as I've ever heard you, is that accurate?
TIGER WOODS: That's 100 percent accurate. It's so nice to be on the boat, relaxing and just having a great time. We're diving every day and just enjoying being out here by ourselves, just chill and relax. It's a lot of fun.
Q: What was the funniest or most interesting thing that happened at the wedding ceremony, whether it was a Barkleyism or something else?
TIGER WOODS: It was more like a Barkleyism. He was funny, just holding court in front of everybody.
Q: What touring pros were at the wedding? And I heard Mark (O'Meara) broke a bone in his hand or something like that?
TIGER WOODS: Yeah he did. Well, Cookie [John Cook] was there and Mark. Notah [Begay] didn't make it because he hurt his back and couldn't travel, and that was it.
Q: Where are you and your wife going to be residing?
TIGER WOODS: Right now we're definitely residing in Florida, and I don't see any reason why we should leave. Oh, can I mention one more player who couldn't make it (to the wedding). Charles Howell couldn't make it because he's playing this week.
Taken from The Wire October 12, 2004 * Volume 6, No. 198 a publication of the Golf Press Association
As the Michigan Golf News signs off this week, Jim Neff of our Michigan Skier television show http://michiganskier.tv will be joining Shawn Peterson and the Michigan Talk Radio Network. Jim, ski contributor for Ski Magazine, The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News has been the host of the Michigan Skier television program for the past three years. The first Michigan Skier television show of the season will be up October 29th.
10/15-16 Boys Golf MHSAA Finals -- October 15-16
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
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