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December 1, 2006 Vol. 6, No. 48

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AMERICA'S VALUE GOLF DESTINATION
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PLAN NOW TO PLAY IN 2007 http://www.golfospreyonline.com/
Black Forest, Canthooke Valley, Cutter's Ridge, Ridgewood,
The Medalist and Wilderness Valley

******* SHOW TIME *******
WEST MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW-FEBRUARY 9-11
Web: http://westmichigangolfshow.com

LONDON GOLF SHOW - FEBRUARY 9-11
Web: http://golf-show.com

MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW-MARCH 10-12
Web: http://michigangolfshow.com

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2006 WINTER MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE
COMING-DECEMBER 22
THE 4TH ANNUAL MICHIGAN GOLFER TOP 10 LIST
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__/ MGCOA FALL CONFERENCE
__/ A STORY ABOUT BO-By Terry Moore
__/NEW WEBSITE FOR THE PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW
__/TOP 10 GOLF GIFTS FOR 2006-FROM MILES OF GOLF
__/2007-CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SHOWS ON THE GLSP TELEVISION NETWORK
__/TOP 10 MICHIGAN UP NORTH COURSES BY THE FLECKENSTEIN GROUP OF LADY GOLFERS
__/GOLF TRUISM-PART IV
__/ ARCHIVES-MICHIGAN GOLFER
__/FALL EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE
__/WINTER EDITION-MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE-PREVIEW
__/ 2006-07 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES
__/ COURSE VIDEOS

MGCOA FALL CONFERENCE
The annual MGCOA get together was held at the very festive Frankenmuth. While the golf business has been enough to make everybody a little sad, having the conference at Zhenders's Bavarian Lodge in Frankenmuth did help to cheer things up. This isa fun spot and it was decorated to the hilt.

There were also four awards given out to cheer some additional people up. They were:

Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award- Rolla N. Frisinger
Lyle Leek Distinguished Service Award- Larry Moore
Dul Family Player Development Leadership Award-Kevin Helm
MGCOA Golf Course of the Year-Eagle Eye GC in Bath

Executive Director, Kate Moore, was pleased with the turnout and felt that conference goers were treated to some solid educational experiences.

Frank Guastella, co-owner of Red Fox Run in Gwinn and the association President, is starting the second year of his reign. Other board members on hand were, Kathy Aznavorian of Fox Hills, Larry Bowden of The Natural, Ed Clark of Sandy Ridge GC, Jim Dewling of Total Golf Inc., Rodger Jabara of Crystal Mountain, Jim Jeltema of Clearbrook Golf Management, Toni Joers of Concord Hills, Bob Koutnik of Fox Run, Lynn Miller of Indian Lake Hills, Larry Moore of US Golf Cars, Carolyn Olson of Elmbrook, Dave Richards of Resort and Golf Marketing, Jim Scott of Gull Lake and Donna Wright of Copper Hills.

http://mgcoa.org

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A STORY ABOUT BO-By Terry Moore
When I look back on my years as Editor of Michigan Golfer, one of my fondest memories is the time I conceived a cover story about Michigan vs. Ohio golf for the Fall 1985 issue of the magazine. I had the incomparable Jack Berry pen the Michigan argument (“Ohio…a great place to be from, emphasis on the FROM.”) while George Sweda, golf writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, ably represented the Buckeye side (“If you want one more argument that Ohio is better than Michigan, just remember this—we also gave you Bo.”)

While those Big Ten scribes were squaring off on the line of scrimmage, I was figuring out a way to get a photo of Bo Schembechler and Earle Bruce (the Ohio State coach at the time) together as a fitting cover subject for the magazine. Somehow I knew that the two of them annually played in a summer charity golf tournament called The Bogey Busters in Dayton, OH. I called the tournament chairman’s office—Cy Laughter—and requested media credentials for me and a photographer. “No problem,” I was told by a secretary.

Photographer Mark Arpin and I arrived at the NCR Club in Dayton fully expecting no complications in our coverage of the event. Normally charity events pose little difficulty for the media. But at this year’s event, Cy had convinced the Vice President of the U.S.—George W. Bush—to play in the tourney (Cy had legendary connections.) As such, security and access to all celebrities were extra tight due to the Secret Service’s presence. And let me tell you: you don’t talk your way around the Secret Service. Instead, you say a lot of “Yessirs.” In spite of my prior arrangement, I learned the makeshift tournament office at the club had no record of my media credentials. Luckily, I was quickly introduced to Laughter and he assured me access to Bo and Bruce would be no problem. And he was right. Now I just had to wait for Bo and Bruce to arrive. Again, I had no previous conversations with either one of them or their offices. I was going to make this photo request on the fly.

But I had one big ace up my sleeve as I waited for Bo. Yes, I attended and graduated from UM during Bo’s early glory days and was even in the stands as a sophomore in 1969 when Bo’s team upset the no. 1 ranked Buckeyes. But my little campus claim to fame was that my cousin Ed Moore, from Youngstown OH, played for Bo. Ed Moore (number 97) played for UM from 1968 to 1970 and was one of the smallest but scrappiest linebackers in the Big Ten.

As Bo got off the bus and entered the NCR clubhouse, I jumped up and quickly introduced myself. “Hi Bo, my name’s Terry Moore and my cousin Ed Moore from Youngstown played for you.” As I wrote later in my column: “Never has Ed run better interference. As it’s been said, Bo never forgets ‘his men.’ Once Bo knew of my true-blue lineage I was home free for the rest of the afternoon.” I told Bo about my golf story and cover photo and he quickly agreed to cooperate. But I still chuckle to this day recalling Bo’s parting remark: “Terry, are you absolutely sure Bruce has to be in the photo with me?”

A short time later, Arpin and I gathered Bo and Bruce together near the putting green and the gridiron duo posed smiling in the bright sunshine. Thanks to the two of them and indirectly Ed Moore, we had our cover shot. And I had my Bo story.

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NEW WEBSITE FOR THE PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW
Hi Art.
Just wanted to share the new PGA Show web site It is now http://www.pgashow.com. Also, please note the new dates -- Jan. 25-27.
Thanks! Sherry Majors

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TOP 10 MICHIGAN UP NORTH COURSES BY THE FLECKENSTEIN GROUP OF LADY GOLFERS
Belvedere CC
Bay Harbor (Preserve Links
Forest DunesGC
The Heather at Boyne Highlands
Treetops (Smith)
The Legend
Cedar River GC
Boyne (Alpine)
Boyne (Moor)
Hidden River Golf and Casting Club

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GOLF TRUISM-PART IV
1. A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many agolfer from giving up the game.
2. Go lf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday becauseyou always end up having to pray a lot.
3. A good golf partner is one who's always slightlyworse than you are....that is why I get so many callsto play with friends.
4. That rake by the sand trap is there for golferswho feel guilty about skipping out on lawn work.
5. If there's a storm rolling in, you'll be havingthe game of your life.
6. Golf balls are like eggs. They're white. They'resold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones eachweek.
7. A pro-shop gets its name from the fact that youhave to have the income of a professional golfer tobuy anything in there.
8. It's amazing how a golfer who never helps outaround the house will replace his divots, repair hisball marks, and rake his sand traps.
9. If your opponent has trouble remembering whetherhe shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight(or worse).
10. You probably wouldn't look good in a green jacketanyway! A sweatshirt will do just fine.
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jack Minzey for this four part series
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TOP 10 GOLF GIFTS FOR 2006-FROM MILES OF GOLF
David Letterman isn’t the only one with a Top Ten list but while Letterman’s nightly list is for laughs, Miles of Golf has a Top Ten Christmas list that will produce wide smiles from your favorite golfer.

Chris Mile, two-time Michigan Amateur finalist, and Dave Kendall, two-time Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year, have combined on the most complete golf shop, clubfitting, practice center, and teaching operation in Michigan offering top-of-the-line in all departments, from shoes and soft goods to the most wanted clubs.

1. The Maxx Fitting Session ($100-$150): golfers can choose either the Driver Fitting session or the Bag Fitting session. The former uses the launch monitor to analyze conditions with different drivers and shafts, getting the best combination for the player’s game and adding distance; the latter analyzes the rest of the clubs, from long irons, fairways, and hybrids down to wedges, looking for duplications, gaps and clubs not hit consistently. Both fittings are done in the state of the art Cluboratory.
2. Kendall Academy Lesson Gift Certificates ($300-$420) will provide a series of lessons for everyone from rank beginners to low handicappers. With heated tees for the winter season, the award-winning Kendall Academy boasts six PGA teaching professionals skilled and experienced in improving one’s game.
3. Players Club Range Membership ($150) will give a player access to Miles of Golf’s well-maintained practice area and private tee. As a bonus, the membership includes special discounts at local golf courses and northern Michigan resorts.
4. A dozen Titleist Pro V1 ($44.99): still the leading brand and golf ball favored by top amateurs and pros.
5. Tiger Woods shirts ($80-100): If you can’t play well, at least look sharp doing so. A Tiger Woods shirt by Nike is just the ticket for the GQ-minded golfer.
6. Range Finder ($270-$370): One of the hottest products on the market, these U.S.G.A. approved distance finders, led by Nikon and Bushnell, also speed play when determining yardage. Accurate yardage and saves time? Who can argue with that!
7. Junior Clubs ($80-$250): All the leading brands and some specialty ones now offer full golf sets aimed at the younger player. The days of “cut down” junior clubs are over.
8. Callaway Golf owns two top brands in the industry--Callaway clubs and Odyssey putters—so make your choice: either a Callaway X Hybrid ($159.55) with its “increased perimeter weighting and larger center of gravity” meaning higher and longer shots; or an Odyssey putter ($90-$160) such as the White Hot that offers responsive feel and consistent performance to get the ball into the cup.
9. Cleveland Wedges ($90-$160): Cleveland Golf continues to excel at making well-designed and eye-pleasing wedges aimed at improving short-game performance.
10. Taylor Made Drivers ($299-$399): The no. 1-ranked driver on the PGA Tour remains a leader for high performance equipment. Its new r7 Draw model is engineered to help players hit a distance-enhancing draw.
Additional informationis availableonline at http://www.milesofgolf.com

Media Contacts:All About Golf Email terry_moore@comcast.net

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2007-CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SHOWS ON THE GLSP TELEVISION NETWORK
January
Ishpeming-Home of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame
Orlando, Florida-Walt Disney World Marathon
Gaylord-Keith Gornick-Resort Pioneer-The Otsego Club
Harbor Springs-The History of Nubs Nob

February
Harbor Springs-The Harbor Point Golf Club
Grand Rapids-19th AnnualWest Michigan Golf Show
Gaylord Golf Mecca Anniversary
Hamilton, Ontario-Hamilton Golf Show

March
Novi-Michigan Golf Show
Hamilton, Ontario-Around the Bay Road Race
Windsor, Ontario-Spring Thaw Road Race
Gaylord-EMU and Winter Fun at Treetops
Bay City-Bay City St. Patrick's Day Run

April
Upper Peninsula Golf Destination-Iron Mountain and Marquette
Benton Harbor-Western Amateur
Ireland-The 2006 Ryder Cup(three-part series),

May
Elkhart, Indiana-The Great Race
Grand Rapids-53 River Bank Run

June
Acme, Michigan-Michigan PGA Open*
Cleveland, Ohio-Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

July
Calgary, Alberta-HSBC Calgary Marathon*
Michigan to Sarnia, Ontario-CHOK Bridge Run-Port Huron
Dowagiac, Michigan-Steve's Run

August
Edmonton, Alberta-ING Edmonton Marathon
Flint-Crim Festival of Races

September
Portage-Portage Invitational
Old Mission Peninsula-Chateau Chantal Harvest Festival
Acme, Michigan-Native American Cup

October
Toronto, Ontario-Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Augusta-3rd Annual MGCOA League Championship Series*
Niagara Falls, Ontario-Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort Marathon

November
Detroit-30th Anniversary Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Bank Marathon
New York, New York-U.S. Olympic Men's Marathon Trials

December
Santee, South Carolina-Destination Santee Golf

* Tentative
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FALL EDITION: MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE
http://www.michigangolfer.com/fall06/index.html

Catching Up With Calvin Peete: Motor City Miracle-byJohn Berkovich
Jud Heathcoat and Idaho Golf-Jason Deegan
Golfing Gaylord-by Dr. Sam Fullerton, Photos by Kevin Frisch
Sip and Chip-by L'Anse Bannon
Slice of Life-Terry Moore
Tournaments
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 Women’s Open
Scott Hebert Wins his 6th Michigan Open-by Jack Berry
Final Ford-John Wukovits

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WINTER EDITION-MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE
COMING DECEMBER 22

MICHIGAN GOLFER'S TOP 10 LISTS FOR 2006

TOP 10 GREATEST TEACHERS
TOP 10 COLLEGIATE GOLF SCHOOLS-MEN
TOP 10 COLLEGIATE GOLF SCHOOLS-WOMEN
TOP 10 AMERICAN COURSES
TOP 10 GOLF COURSES IN CANADA
TOP 10 GOLF COURSES-ONTARIO
TOP 10 PGA CAREER WINS
TOP 10 LPGA CAREER WINS
TOP 10 CHAMPIONS TOUR WINNERS
TOP 10 EUROPEAN MONEY WINNERS
TOP 10 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS AND DVDS FOR GOLFERS
TOP 10 GOLF MOVIES
TOP 10 GOLF INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKS
TOP 10 GOLF BETTING GAMES AND SIDE BETS
TOP 10 REASONS WHY GOLF IS BETTER THAN SEX
TOP 10 GOLF PUTTING BOOKS
TOP 10 BIRD NAMES
TOP 10 TOUGHEST MICHIGAN COURSES...TO SPELL
TOP 10 CHOKES OF ALL TIME
TOP 10 MICHIGAN GOLF TOURNAMENTS-
TOP 10 MICHIGAN GOLF COURSES-GOLFWEEK
TOP 10 REASONS TO PARTNER WITH GLSP IN 2006-BLATANT COMMERCIAL
TOP 10 MICHIGAN GOLF COURSES-NEAL KOTLAREK
TOP 10 MOST INFLUENCIAL PEOPLE IN MICHIGAN GOLF
TOP 10 VIEWS IN MICHIGAN GOLF
TOP 10 INSTRUCTIONAL GOLF PROGRAMS IN MICHIGAN
TOP 10 TEACHERS IN MICHIGAN
TOP 10 MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION SHOWS
TOP 10 GOLF BOOKS OF ALL TIME
TOP 10 GOLF VIDEOS
TOP 10 BEST CLASSIC GOLF INSTRUCTION BOOKS
TOP 10 TOUGHEST GOLF COURSES IN THE UNITED STATES
TOP 10 GOLF COURSES IN AMERICA
TOP 10 COURSES IN THE UPPER PENINSULA
TOP 10 NATURAL RULES OF GOLF
TOP 10 10TH HOLES
TOP 10 GOLF COURSES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN
TOP 10 PRIVATE MICHIGAN GOLF CLUBS
TOP 10 PUBLIC MICHIGAN GOLF CLUBS
TOP 10 GOLF COURSES IN THE WORLD
TOP 10 GOLF TOURNAMENT FORMATS
TOP 10 GOLF PRODUCTS FOR 2006
TOP 10 GOLF COMMUNITES
TOP 10 GOLF WEBSITES
TOP 10 GOLF RESORTS
TOP 10 FUNNY GOLF QUOTES
TOP 10 GREENSITES

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2006 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
http://michigangolfer.com/calendar.html" ASSOCIATION LINKS
American Association of Golf Course Architects
http://asgca.org
Golf Association of Michigan
http://www.gam.org/
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
http://www.gcsaa.org
Michigan Section PGA
http://www.Michigan.PGA.com
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
http://mgcoa.org
Michigan High School Athletic Association
http://www.mhsaa.com/
Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
http://migca.com
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
http://mpsga.net
National Golf Course Owners Association
http://ngcoa.org
National Golf Foundation
http://ngf.org
National High School Golf Coaches Association
http://www.nhsgca.org

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MICHIGAN GOLFER ONLINE RESOURCES
Website: http://glsp.com
Ezine http://michigangolfer.com
News: http://www.webgolfer.com/news.html
Video: http://michigangolfer.tv
Podcast: http://glsp.com/podcasts.html

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