Michigan Golf News
October 28, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 44
BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
MARSH RIDGE & THE NATURAL-TWO GAYLORD LEGENDS NOW STAY AND PLAY
Video: Coming to MG-TV Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational-October 7
GOLF SHOW CALENDARS
Lansing Golf Show, Lansing Center February 24-26
Michigan Golf Golf Show, Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, March 10-12
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MGCOA League Championship Series
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Shiels has picked up a new gig and a steady paycheck as the new
producer of the drive time show on the Michigan Talk Radio Network. As you may recall, Shiels was the producer of the J.P. McCarthy Show on WJR for
many years and also wrote the book "J.P.McCarthy: Just Don't Tell 'Em
Where I Am" Shiels joins Larry Adderley and their new boss, Tim Hygh in
the challenge of building this statewide collection of AM stations into
a major radio force in Michigan.
GPH was off 1.8% for the first six months of 2005 (the previous Pellucid release) versus the same period in 2004. First half rounds played as reported by Golf Datatech declined 1.3%.
Results by region varied significantly, but Pellucid commented that in spite of all the variance at the regional level on both GPH and rounds played, the net effect at the national level is a relatively tight trading range of +/-2%.
For the report, Pellucid, in collaboration with weather information provider WeatherBank, divided the U.S. into 24 weather-based regions for golf. For each U.S. facility, Pellucid is now capable of producing the Golf Playable Hours (GPH) and Capacity Rounds (CR) for every year from 1995-2004 and YTD 2005 including critical 10-year average figures for all measures.
For more information, http://www.pellucidcorp.com
Joe Steranka, who has guided the growth and promotion of the communications, marketing and broadcasting branches of The PGA of America since 1988, has been named as only the second chief executive officer of the world's largest working sports organization.
Steranka, 47, succeeds Jim Awtrey, who is concluding his 19th year of service as the longest tenured CEO among America's leading golf associations. A resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Steranka joined The PGA of America in 1988 as Director of Communications and Broadcasting. Since 2003, he has served as Managing Director of Communication and Broadcasting. Steranka will be introduced to delegates in his new position, Nov. 1, at The Association's 89th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale, Ariz. "The PGA of America marks a new chapter in leadership with Joe Steranka stepping forward as our chief executive officer," said PGA of America President Roger Warren. "Since he joined The PGA of America, Joe has developed an exceptional track record in creating and marketing a wide variety of programs and services for PGA Members and the golf industry. He has established invaluable partnerships within the golf community and the sports business and television worlds. Most importantly, he has a dynamic vision for the future of The PGA and our leadership position in the game and business of golf."
Taken and edited from a Julius Mason PGA release.
The revamped cantour.com will feature an enhanced navigation structure, improved graphics and a news archive. In addition, the Canadian Tour Pro Shop, offering Canadian Tour branded merchandise and accessories, will open in the spring of 2006.
Taken and edited from a Canadian Tour release
Hall of Fame members who will participate in the ceremony include Beth Daniel, who will introduce Okamoto, elected on the International ballot. Ben Crenshaw will present and accept on behalf of MacKenzie, a Lifetime Achievement selection, and Tony Jacklin will do the same for Park Sr., the Veteran's category selection.
Former LPGA Commissioner Ty Votaw will present Webb, who qualified for the Hall of Fame through the LPGA Point System. Other special guests planning to attend include John Hopkins, who shares the same role as lead golf writer at The Times of London that Darwin held for more than 45 years. Hopkins will present and accept on his predecessor's behalf. Darwin also was a Lifetime Achievement category selection.
For more information http://www.wgv.com.
Taken and edited from a WGV release
Fister, 43, became the oldest competitor to claim the sport of long drive's most prestigious prize. The Little Rock resident, who previously won in 1995 and 2001, took home $100,000 for his open division title.
Fister's winning drive measured 377 yards, 3.5 inches. Runner-up Danny Luirette of Scottsdale drove 369 yards, 26.5 inches to earn the $40,000 second prize. Great Britain's Adam Stacey, with 368 yards, 26 inches, finished third and pocketed $30,000.
Shinnick, 37, completed her career hat trick with a drive of 311 yards, 21 inches. The Los Angeles area resident won the inaugural RE/MAX women's division competition in 2000, adding a second title in 2002.
Shinnick earned $10,000. Runner-up Lizzy Uthoff of St. Louis, who drove 305 yards, 15 inches, earned $5,500.
Taken and edited from a Russ Pate release
Greystone is the home of the award winning par 3 no. 2 hole. It was award winning in that it was a hole designed by a Golf Digest contest winner and selected from 500 finalist by Jerry Matthews. Greystone which calls it final three holes, "The Finest Finish in Michigan Golf" features the three holes around a large hole caused by gravel extraction.
Ron Whitten, golf architect writer of Golf Digest, indicated that he had a lot of reservations over the course when he first played it. However, the featured article he wrote ll years later gives the course a better rating and actually a rave review of the 18th hole. Whitten was a little miffed at the lack of any reference to the 2nd hole that was desigend by Joe Kropiewnicki, a Penn State student.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jack Berry for the correction.
Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?
If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?
Why do "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
Why do "tug" boats push their barges?
Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?
Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?
Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
How come abbreviated is such a long word?
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Dr. Jack Minzey for passing on these questions.
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Quotes of Baseball Umpire Bill Klem
"Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion."
"An angry player can't argue with the back of an umpire who is walking away."
"Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes."
"The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires. Too many managers strut around on the field trying to manage the umpires instead of their teams."
"The best umpired game is the game in which the fans cannot recall the umpires who worked it."
"I told the umpires to walk back at least thirty-five feet from home plate. That reduced the arguments."
"Your job is to umpire for the ball and not the player."
"That guy in a twenty-five cent bleacher seat is as much entitled to know a call as the guy in the boxes. He can see my arm signal even if he can't hear my voice."
"It ain't nothin' till I call it."
Taken and edited from the website ThinkExist.com Quotations
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