Michigan Golf News
October 22, 2004 VOL. 4, No 43
Lansing Golf Show, The Lansing Center, February 25-27
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Ian Mansfield, the Commissioner of the Canadian Tour,is going back to private business this year and the association is looking for a new leader.
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame offers a delightful tour through its past. There are some Canadian golfers we have heard about in this country, Al Balding, George Knudsen, Dan Halldorson, Sandra Post, Moe Norman and designer/author, Geoffrey Cornish. Jack Nicklaus has also been honored in the HOF as designer of the course and also a golfer that has finished 2nd, seven times in the Canadian Open. It was Nicklaus first solo design.
Glen Abbey is built on a nice piece of ground, with four of its holes
11-14 set into a valley.
Four criteria were considered when determining the MGCOA choice for course of the year; exceptional quality of the course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contribution to its community and significant contribution to the game. Susie Fox, Director of Golf at TimberStone presented the story of ³The Little Course That Could², and how TimberStone demonstrated or fit the criteria the board was looking for. Quoting the notification letter from Kate Moore, Executive Director of the MGCOA, ³Well the little course that could¹ did! It is with great pleasure that I inform you that TimberStone Golf Course has been selected by the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association¹s Golf Course of the Year 2004. The vote by the selection committee was unanimous. Congratulations! The beautiful layout, many awards from your peers in the industry, the Environmental Stewardship Certification and the Golf Digest Rating all contributed to the decision.²
The award will be presented at the Michigan Golf Business 2004 Conference and Vendor Fair November 29th at the Somerset in Troy, Michigan.
TimberStone will represent Michigan at the National Golf Course Owners Association Annual Conference in Orlando in February 2005, and is automatically nominated as a finalist for the NGCOA Course of the Year award.
³The support of the West Michigan community has been fantastic,² said Foundation President Catherine A. Prein. ³We are grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, charities, fans, and the Grand Rapids Jaycees who have annually made the tournament a success. Their dedication and enthusiasm have resulted in the distribution of over $3.4 million in charitable proceeds.²
³Brian Kemp, the Farmers Charity Classic¹s Executive Director, led an exhaustive year-long search for a title sponsor or consortium of sponsors², said Foundation Chairman Randy Joppie. ³Recognizing that nearly a year is required to organize and produce a successful tournament, we have elected not to proceed with a 2005 Champions Tour event.²
Taken and edited from a Grand Rapids Jaycees press release.
Golf Association of Michigan
* 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.
Scott Yancy III came up short using his favorite wedge. ³I realized at that point that I was three feet shy from staying around another day. So my time was done,² said a disappointed Yancy.
EMU's Bart Lower, continued to impress the Big Break II audience with his shot making skills. The show is on the Golf Channel on Tuesday evenings, with a ton of repeats.
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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
VIJAY SINGH: Yeah, you kind of think about it. I've talked to my trainer, I've talked to my wife and my friends at home about what I've done, but the focus is to try to end the year on a positive note. There's three more tournaments to go, and this so-called ten mark that they all talk about, I'd like to achieve that, as well.
My focus, I've been practicing a little bit trying to get to this tournament and be prepared, as well. These last three tournaments I want to end on a high note. You know, I've won two out of three or three out of four events, whatever it is (laughter), so I just want to keep it going and see if it's going to last.
I just don't want the season to end, put it this way. The way I've been playing, it's great and I'm enjoying it, and come first tournament next year everybody is on level terms and you've got to start all over again, but this is my high and I'd like to ride it.
VIJAY SINGH: I think it's everything that I thought it was going to be, even better off two weeks after that. So that kind of got me going, and I never had a chance to reflect back and see, hey, what the big difference is. Winning straight after was getting my lead a little bit further up there, and I just wanted to go higher and higher. My focus after I had taken over the No. 1 spot was to try and win one more tournament.
VIJAY SINGH: Not really. I always thought I was going to be No. 1, or I was No. 1, but then when I actually achieved it, I got a lot of great response from my peers. Everywhere I went, they just looked up at me and congratulated me, and that was really something that was special, and that really got to me. Everybody really came up and congratulated me. In the middle of the season doing that -- end of the season is a different story, but middle of the season, that was a different story.
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
Over a quarter of a million viewers in 2004
LAW 2: All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.
LAW 3: The more expensive (and newer) the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water.
LAW 4: 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 5: 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 6: Golf balls from the same "sleeve" tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water (See Law 3).
LAW 7: No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come.
LAW 8: A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist exclusively of 300-pound gorillas.
LAW 9: 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 10: Sand is a living entity, and must be treated with kindness and respect. If it isn't, how do you explain the way it always works against you?
LAW 11: Golf carts always run out of juice at the farthest point from the clubhouse.
LAW 12: The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.
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
American Association of Golf Course Architects
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