Michigan Golf News
Thanksgiving Edition, Vol. 5, No. 48
BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
SHANTY CREEK RESORT & CLUB
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MARSH RIDGE & THE NATURAL-TWO GAYLORD LEGENDS NOW STAY AND PLAY
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Play-The Natural Video: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW, ROCK FINANCIAL SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MARCH 10-12
OTSEGO CLUB & RESORT-GAYLORD
Home of the 54 Hole Blowout Golf Package
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Video: Coming to MG-TV Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational-October 7
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WEST MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
West Michigan Golf Show, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, February 10-12
Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
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Detroit- Rosa Parks National Victory Celebration
Hartland-Birdie Drop at The Majestic
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
__/ HOLIDAY LIGHTS! CAMERAS! ACTION!
__/ COYOTE GOLF COURSE FROM FAIRWAYS TO DRIVEWAYS
__/ MICHIGAN SKIER TELEVISION KICKS OFF ITS FIFTH YEAR
__/ LES CHENEAUX GOLF CLUB OR WAWASHKOMO
__/ MGL LAUNCHES GOLF BLOG
__/ AMERICA'S TOP 100 RESORT COURSES- BY GOLFWEEK
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER FALL ISSUE NOW ONLINE
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
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MGN ON THE ROAD - Detroit
We were on hand to capture some of the festivities with the Rosa Parks
National Victory Celebration. We are featuring this show on our
Michigan Travel Channel, but thought you might be interested.
"ROSA PARKS NATIONAL VICTORY CELEBRATION"
Michigan Travel Television is honored to bring you the Rosa Parks
National Victory Celebration. Our coverage takes place at the Charles H.
Wright Museum of African American History and Greater Grace Temple.
Viewers will be able to witness the love and impact she had on people. Those who bid farewell to Rosa Parks included, Bill and Hillary Clinton,
Jesse Jackson, Mike Flanagan, John Conyers, Dale Kildee, Al Sharpton, Dick
Gregory, Jennifer Granholm, Dan Mulhern, Ed Bradley, Tommy Hearns,
Mayor Kilpatrick, Freman Hendrix, William Ford, Louis Farakhan and
countless friends, family and students.
Video Podcast: http://michigantravel.tv/2005rosaparks/index.html
*Note: We have made this show our first video podcast. You can find the
icon on the site. MGN
It was different. The Majestic once again offered its annual "Turkey
Day" event on November 20, 2005. On this day they partnered with
Livingson County Gleaners Food Bank to collect turkeys for those who would
otherwise be unable to have a turkey with their Thanksgiving dinner.
They also dropped a couple thousand golf balls on a practice green for
five lucky winners.
Everything went off without a hitch and their were happy golfers, happy
prize winners and no doubt some happy Thanksgiving tables ladened with
There have been other notable Turkey themed drops from a helicopter,
the most notable "Turkey Drop" promotion from WKRP in Cincinnati.
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!"
-- Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati
To recapture one of televisions greatest moments check out this sound
bite from newscaster Les Nessman.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
Review and Preview of Michigan Golf Shows
Laurie McCann chats with Jennie McCafferty during last year’s Michigan
Golf Show, about the show, its over all make up and their new 2006 home
at the Rock Financial Showplace.
West Michigan Golf Show
Jennie McCafferty chats with Carolyn Alt of the West Michigan Golf Show
during last year's show. This is one of Michigan's great golf shows and
this year, the headliner will be Bart Lower of Big Break II and IV.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS! CAMERAS! ACTION!
Our cameras visited the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Downtown Detroit,
Park Place Hotel, Grand Traverse Resort and listened to the choirs of
Grosse Pointe and Ypslianti High School in bringing you this holiday
show of music and lights. Enjoy.
COYOTE GOLF COURSE: FROM FAIRWAYS TO DRIVEWAYS
Coyote Golf Course, located in the South Lyons area, is on the block
for real estate development. If the current deal is approved for
residential use, the course will join the move to driveways instead of
fairways like Rochester Golf Course, El Dorado Golf and Country Club, Links of Novi, Partridge Creek and Bogie Country Club.
MICHIGAN SKIER INTERNET TELEVISION KICKS OFF ITS FIFTH YEAR
The Michigan Skier Television Show with host Jim Neff, kicks off its
fifth season this week, just as the snowline that is creeping downstate. This week's show is with Frida Waara, President of the Midwest Chapter of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association and Public Relations Director of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. Jim caught up with Frida last winter during the Evolution Tour. In our show Jim chats with Frida about the all women cross country ski adventure to the North Pole shie did two years ago. It is quite a story.
LES CHENEAUX GOLF CLUB OR WAWASHKOMO
Art: There's an interesting mini-fued between Wawashkomo on Mackinac
Island and Les Cheneaux Golf Club, both 9-holers, over which course is
the oldest, continuous club in the state. If you're trekking around
100-year old courses, take in these two and get the story. Hope all is well.
Craig Brass of "How to Quit Golf"
Craig I can see the problem. Here are some excerpts from their
"Les Cheneaux Golf Club - The True "Natural"
A traditional links in its essential features, the Les Cheneaux Golf
Club was laid out and chartered by the early members of the Les Cheneaux
Club. It was ready for play in May of 1898, and is, thus, the oldest
still-playable links in Michigan."
"Built in 1898, the name Wawashkamo comes from a Chippewa phrase
meaning "walk a crooked trail" and was given by a local chief after observing a group of golfers on the links. Wawashkamo could claim the distinction of being one of very few American courses laid out in a links style that remains substantially unaltered. Named one of America's Historic Golf Landmarks by Golf Digest in 1996, Wawashkamo is the only nine-hole
course among the dozen in the United States to have been so designated. The
development of Wawashkamo Golf Club and the survival of its unique
brand of traditional golf parallels the uncommon history of Mackinac
Island, a place where much of the flavor of the nineteenth century survives, insulated from the modern world by the blue moat of Lake Huron, a ban on motorized vehicles and public ownership of eighty percent of the
MGL LAUNCHES GOLF BLOG
The folks at Michigan Golf Live are rolling out a golf blog for the
golfers in Michigan who as they say, want to" have a venue for sharing,
venting, encouraging and offering insight on the great game we enjoy so
AMERICA'S TOP 100 RESORT COURSES- BY GOLFWEEK
1. Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach, CA
Jack Neville & Douglas Grant, 1919
2. Pinehurst No. 2
Donald Ross, 1903-1946
3. Pacific Dunes
Tom Doak, 2001
4. Straits Course at Whistling Straits
Pete Dye, 1997
5. Bandon Dunes
David Kidd, 1999
6. TPC at Sawgrass - Stadium
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Pete Dye, 1981
7. Spyglass Hill GC
Pebble Beach, CA
Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1966
8. Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, SC
Pete Dye, 1991
9. Shadow Creek GC
North Las Vegas, NV
Tom Fazio, 1990
10. Blackwolf Run - River
Pete Dye, 1988
26. Bay Harbor GC - Links/Quarry
Harbor Springs, MI
Arthur Hills, 1997
35. Treetops North - Smith
Rick Smith, 1993
65. Treetops North - Fazio
Tom Fazio, 1992
69. Boyne Highlands - Heather
Harbor Springs, MI
Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1968
88. Boyne Highlands -
Donald Ross Memorial
Harbor Springs, MI
William Newcomb, 1989
97. Shanty Creek Resort - Cedar River
Tom Weiskopf, 1999
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESTINATION WALES-Jack Berry
Michigan?s legendary golf scribe, Jack Berry, presents everything you
wanted to know about golf in Wales. In addition to his elegant prose, we
have some great photos of the golf courses.
MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT GOLF ROUNDUP
Kelly Hill assembles information on this year's major golf tournaments
with assistance from Michael Patrick Shiels, Scott Sullivan, Gary
Holoway , the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe News and Marty Henwood.
103rd Western Amateur-Gary Holoway
30-Year Return at the Western Amateur-Scott Sullivan
Harris Wins Bay Mills Open-Marty Henwood-Photo Mark Adams
Kelly Cavanaugh Wins Women's Michigan Open-Michael Patrick Shiels
Mike Harris Wins the Detroit Newspapers Michigan Open-by Michael
Mike Harris Wins Tournament of Champions-by Michael Patrick Shiels
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Wins the Native American Cup-Sault St. Marie
INDIAN RIVER GOLF-Jack Berry
Jack Berry visits Michigan's Inland Waterway in Indian River Country
and reviews two courses there, Indian Wood Country Club and Chestnut
Valley Golf Club.
SLICE OF LIFE-Terry Moore
Terry Moore chats about the weather in his latest Slice of Life column.
MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR 2005
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