Michigan Golf News
December 17, 2004 VOL. 4, No 51
Bay Mills Resort and Casino/Wild Bluff-Brimley
Treetops: Great Golf and Great Skiing
Video: Rick Smith and The Big Break II Now on the Golf Channel Tuesdays/9:00 PM
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
Park Place Hotel in Traverse City
GLSP Television Network- Now Showing
Michigan Travel http://michigantravel.tv
The Govenor Visits Thunder Bay Resort
Michigan Skier http://michiganskier.tv
Skiing Treetops Resort
Michigan Runner http://michiganrunner.tv
Legendary Coach Arthur Lydiard, 1917-2004
Michigan Golfer http://michigangolfer.tv
Travel Michigan To Rely on Michigan.org This Year
Edited by Art McCafferty-Publisher, Michigan Golfer
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__/ BART LOWER INVITED BACK FOR BIG BREAK IV
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
__/ LPGA TIP OF THE WEEK
__/ JUNIOR MASTERS AND JUNIOR BOYS GOLF TOURNAMENTS SET DATES
__/ JIM FLICK HEADLINES WEST MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
__/ NGF REPORT ON GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT
__/ TOP TEN STORY OF THE YEAR SUGGSTION
__/ 19TH HOLE: FIRE FIGHTER
__/ SINGH, SORENSTAM AND STADLER WIN GWAA AWARDS
__/ TIGER TALK
__/ GLSP TELEVISION NETWORK HOLIDAY SAMPLER
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
BART LOWER BACK ON BIG BREAK
Kip Henley III won Big Break II, but the other winner turned out to be
the very popular Bart Lower. The "twist" as they called it, entitled
Bart Lower to return as a contestant on Big Break IV. Lower, got the
honor due to online fan support. Big Break IV will be taped this summer
for showing in Fall '05. Big Break III, for Women Only, will premier
Bart Lower was a hit this fall, as he returned to Eastern Michigan
University to not only chat about his experience in the show, but to also
chat about being in the business world. Lower was on the EMU golf team
as he completed his business degree. He will be leaving Michigan to
take a position with Pulte Homes at their Naples, Florida location.
For those that can not get enough of Bart Lower, check out the show he
did with us on the Michigan Television Show. In the show, he talks
about golf architect, Tom Bendelow, with grandson Stuart Bendelow.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
The Impact of the Ryder Cup on Michigan Golf with Dave Lorenz
Michigan had its time to bask in the glow of International golf this
year by hosting the Ryder Cup. The State of Michigan put in a nice chunk
of change into marketing the state's golf and business climate through
the Ryder Cup experience. in this week's show, Jennie McCafferty talks
with V.P of Travel Michigan, Dave Lorenz,about his thoughts on the
Ryder Cup and the state's golf plan for 2005.
Birdies, Eagles and Elk at Thunder Bay Resort
As fall concludes and winter approaches, those looking for an
interesting trip, might want to book a weekend at Thunder Bay Resort. They will
soon begin their popular Elk Tour winter sleigh rides. Governor
Granholm stopped by Thunder Bay Resort as part of her Michigan Hidden
Treasures Tour earlier this year. Our show, shows off the elk and also the
legendary Jack Matthais, as he wails on his elk horn.
LPGA TIP OF THE WEEK
This week¹s tip courtesy of Deb Vangellow, Sweetwater Country
Club,Sugar Land TX
A healthier body for better golf
Getting into better physical condition tends to be a popular plan for
many of us these days, but turning that plan into action can be the
challenge. Perhaps if we realized that a commitment to fitness could help
our golf games, we might find more motivation. It¹s true! Physical
conditioning can improve your game in many ways‹you can gain the ability
to hit the golf ball farther with more control, you can outlast heat
and humidity in the summer and you can reduce the risk of golf-related
injuries. The following tips on flexibility training, resistance
training and nutrition/fluid replacement can all improve your health and, in
turn, improve your golf game!
1. Warm up before stretching.
2. Try to stretch in conjunction with each muscle¹s natural line
of pull and postural alignment.
3. Breathe rhythmically. Do not hold your breath.
4. Never bounce or exceed your pain threshold when stretching.
5. Stretch after exercise to elongate the muscles and connective
1. First, gain muscular endurance by working with low weights and
high repetitions. After you have established a good endurance base,
move to muscular strength training with more weight and lower
2. Warm up and stretch before performing resistance-training
3. Breathe while lifting.
4. Do not sacrifice technique to lift heavier weights.
5. Work large muscle groups first, progressing to smaller groups.
NUTRITION AND FLUID REPLACEMENT
1. Eat a variety of foods everyday.
2. Match your energy intake to your energy output.
3. Eat less sugar.
4. Eat less processed foods and more natural, unrefined foods.
5. Drink at least eight glasses of water daily.
Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
Working on this important area is the foundation of better golf. Be
well and golf well!
JUNIOR MASTERS AND JUNIOR BOYS GOLF TOURNAMENTS SET DATES
Dick Loring has submitted the following date for his tournaments. More
information will be available as a later date.
5th Great Lakes Junior Masters Golf Championship
June 14-17, 2005
Shanty Creek Resort - Bellaire Michigan
Boys and Girls 20 and under.
33rd, Michigan State Junior Boys Golf Championship
August 4, 2005 - Stonebridge Golf Club - Ann Arbor Michigan
For further infomation contact: Dick Loring at Skillplay@aol.com
JIM FLICK HEADLINES WEST MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW
Jim Flick, named by Golf World magazine as one of Top Ten Teachers of
the Century, will headline the 17th annual West Michigan Golf Show,
Feb. 4-6, 2005 at DeVos Place, downtown Grand Rapids. Continuing its
tradition of showcasing some of the best teachers in the game, the West
Michigan Golf Show in concert with Boyne Super Five Golf Schools will
host Flick who'll provide free clinics on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Located inside the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, the West
Michigan Golf Show will attract thousands of golfers on Feb. 4-6 to
hundreds of exhibits featuring courses and resorts, equipment and
accessories, interactive golf areas, contests, clinics and free lessons.
Hours for the Show are 4:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday; 9:00 am-7:00 pm,
Saturday, and 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for
children ages 6-14, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets will be
available at the door as well as online at
http://www.westmichigangolfshow.com where a bonus two-ball pack of
NIKE's new MOJO2 will be offered. For more information, call
Submited and edited from a WMGS release
NGF REPORT ON GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT
As of November 2, there were 260 courses (in 18-hole equivalents) in
pre-planning; 398.5 in the more serious planning stage; and 322 under
construction and expected to open over the next few years.
One hundred thirty-nine courses have opened to date, including 97
public and 42 private. Most of these were new facilities (113.5) and 25.5
were additions to existing facilities. Florida leads the way in openings
with 10, followed by California and Texas with nine, New York with 7.5
and Pennsylvania with seven. Real estate-related openings accounted for
69 courses (50 percent) a substantially high percentage, given that
only 19 percent of existing courses are connected to housing.
Edited from a NGF release.
TOP TEN STORY OF THE YEAR
Here is another submittal to the Top Ten Michigan Golf Stories of the
Year from Dave Ziolkowski. Last week Dave submitted the suggestion on
"Overbuilding and Under Utilization of Michigan Golf Courses." This
week, he wants us to consider, "Golf Club Theft."
Of the eight guys I play with three of us have had our clubs stolen
this year. One in Northville, accross the street from Northville Hill GC,
and two of us in Brighton. All in very nice neighborhoods, all out of
the garage in broad daylight (I was home with 3 cars in the garage when
mine were swipped). As I have shared my story with others I have been
made aware of this issue as being a growing concern in Metro Detroit. Not the most positive story but it may increase awareness and save some frustrations for others. The $3000+ it took me to replace my set took unplanned time and dollars
from my busy schedule.
Thanks and two Tips of the Tam to Dave Ziolkowski for his
19TH HOLE: FIRE FIGHTER
A fire fighter is working on the engine outside the station when
he notices a little girl next door in a little red wagon with little
ladders hung off the sides and a garden hose tightly coiled in the
The girl is wearing a fire fighter's helmet, and the wagon is being
pulled by her dog and her cat. The fire fighter walked over to take a
closer look. "That sure is a nice fire truck," the fire fighter
says with admiration.
"Thanks" the girl says. The firefighter looks a little closer
and notices the girl has tied the wagon to her dog's collar and to
the cat's testicles!
"Little Partner", the fire fighter says, "I don't want to tell you how
to run your rig, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat's
collar too, I think you could go faster."
The little girl replies thoughtfully, "You're probably right, but
then I wouldn't have a siren."
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Dr. Jack Minzey for this holiday treat.
SINGH, SORENSTAM AND STADLER WIN GWAA AWARDS
Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam and Craig Stadler are the winners of the
Golf Writers Association of America 2004 Player of the Year Awards.
All three players will be honored at the GWAA¹s Annual Awards Dinner
April 6, 2005 in Augusta, Ga.
Sorenstam has won the GWAA award four consecutive years and six times
in the last 10 years. It is the first GWAA award for both Stadler and
Golf Press Association-December 9, 2004 € Volume 6, No. 238
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, I'm really excited about 2005 just because of all
the work I've done this year. I've put a lot of work in and changed my
game, and I started seeing signs of it in the last three, four months,
but it was kind of spot at this. You see one great round here and then
all of a you'd I'd lose it and then get it back. The TOUR Championship
was a positive success, even though I had those two bookend 72s. Middle
part was very encouraging, then I just tried to do the same thing in
Japan, and I played four solid rounds there. I'm very excited about it,
and I've worked really hard this year. I'm trying to change a few things.
It's finally nice to see some positive results.
Q.: You're not hitting the fairways as often as you did. Is that one
reason you changed your swing?
TIGER WOODS: Well, it's just coming together. It starts with the sand
wedge, and then you've got to work it all the way up to the driver, and
the driver is the last thing to come around.
In Japan I hit almost 80 percent of the fairways that week, which for
me is unheard of. Going back to 2000, I never hit that many, or any day
I never hit that many. I always seemed to hit nine fairways a day,
maybe ten on a good day. There were times I hit 12 or 13 fairways, so
that's very exciting, and that's how I won.
I'm excited about next year, Kapalua, you've got to throw that one out,
but I'm excited about Buick and the rest of the tournaments where the
fairways aren't landing strips out there.
Q.: As your swing has changed, has your physical workout changed?
TIGER WOODS: You don't change anything. All you do is just try and win
tournaments. Back when I first came on Tour, trying to become No. 1 in
the world, how do you do that? You win golf tournaments. When Duval was
No. 1 in the world, how did he get to that point? Well, he won golf
tournaments. That is the only way you can do that. I mean, you can't
become No. 1 in the world by not winning golf tournaments. That's how I got
there. I got there a few times, and hopefully I can do that again.
Q.: Do you ever feel like it'll never get better?
TIGER WOODS: You always know it's not going to be like this forever.
That's just -- it's part of playing sports. You're always going to have
down cycles. Unfortunately we go through those times. You don't ever
want to go through them, trust me, it doesn't feel good, but it's just
part of playing sport, and especially in our sport, longevity is just huge
here. You've got a career that could literally span -- for me, 30 years
on the regular Tour.
There's no other profession really like that, that you can play at a
high level for that long. No, you're going to have periods like that. You
can't win every tournament.
Ripped from the pages of the Golf Press Association
December 9, 2004 € Volume 6, No. 238
GLSP TELEVISION NETWORK HOLIDAY SAMPLER
A GLSP Holiday Sampler of our Video Archives -
Our Internet TV Program Archives are open 24/7/365
Tom Bendelow: The Forgotten Michigan Golf Architect-with Bart Lower
Dave Hill's Ryder Cup Memories-with Jack Berry
The Bay Mills Open Players Championship-with Tim Hygh
Jon Maddern and the National Golf Course Superintendents
The Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest Michigan Golf Trail-with Tim Hygh
Ken Devine and His Last Hurrah-with Jack Berry
Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Golf Classic-with Vanessa Bell
Dick Weber Memorial Golf Tournament-with Mike Husby and Don White
Mike Tirico at the GAM-with Art McCafferty
Gene Sarazen and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf-with Vanessa Bell
The Izzo/Mariucci Golf Classic-with Susie Fox and Jennie McCafferty
Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam-with Vanessa Bell
The Caddies of French Lick-with Dave Harner
The Bull at Pinehurst Farms-with Jack Nicklaus
Dave Pelz's Short Game School At Homestead-with Nick Nerbonne
Arnold Palmer on Walter Hagen-with Art McCafferty
The Life and Times of Walter Hagen-Bill Shelton and Mike McCafferty
Robert Trent Jones on Golf Course Design-with Jack Berry and Terry
The Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Run-with Jennie McCafferty
4th of July at Frankemuth's Volkslaufe-with Jennie McCafferty
Detroit Free Press / Flagstar Bank Marathon-with Jennie McCafferty
Leelanau Wineries Harvest Stompede-with Scott Sullivan and Jennie
The Crim Festival of Races-with Jennie McCafferty
The Mark Mellon Memorial Triathlon-with Mark McEwen and Paul Beachnau
Steve's Run: the Original Road and Trail Race-with Jennie McCafferty
Roseville's Big Bird Run-with Jennie McCafferty
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot-with Jennie McCafferty
Lake Superior Shore Run Race Against Tobacco-with Jennie McCafferty
Travel Destinations - Michigan http://michigantravel.tv
The Govenor Visits Thunder Bay Resort-with Art McCafferty
24 Hours in Detroit-with Jennie McCafferty
Muskegon Summer Celebration-with Jennie McCafferty
Leelanau Wine Festival-with Jennie McCafferty
Detroit Uncorked-Wine Tasting at Ford Field-with Jennie McCafferty
Michigan Summer Beer Festival-with Tony Casseli
Halloween on Mackinac Island-with Jennie McCafferty
The Ugotta Regatta at Harbor Springs-with Jennie McCafferty
The Tall Ships Visit the Great Lakes-with Phil Winch
A History of Crystal Mountain Resort-with Jim Neff
Cary Adgate Joins the Boyne Ski Team -with Jim Neff
The Gourmet Glide at Garland-with Jennie McCafferty
Don Thomas Sporthaus Celebrates 50 Years of Ski Business-with Jack
Cadillac's Caberfae Peaks-with Jim Neff
Jeannie Thoren on Designing Ski Equipment for Women-with Jim Neff
Jeep King of the Mountain Series at Boyne Mountain -with Art McCafferty
Everett Kircher: Michigan's Ski Pioneer-with Jim Neff
California's Barona Creek Golf Resort and Casino-with Jennie McCafferty
Toronto Marathon-with Jennie McCafferty http://michganrunner.tv
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame-with Jennie McCafferty
Durango-Trains and Marathons-with Mike, Heather and Jennie McCafferty
The Great Race in Elkhart-with Jennie McCafferty
NCAA Cross Country Championships-Terre Haute http://michganrunner.tv
U.S. Olympic Trials-Sacramento-with Jennie McCafferty
The Hannibal Cannibal, Hannibal-with Jennie McCafferty
Michigan Golf Calendar 2005
01-27-30 PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, FL
02/04-06 West Michigan Golf Show, DeVos Center, Grand Rapids
02/8-12 NGCOA Solutions Summit Conf., Rosen Plaza, Orlando
02/10-12 Golf Industry Show, Orlando
02/11-13 London Golf and Travel Show, London, Ontario
02/25-27 Lansing Golf Show, Lansing Center, Lansing
03/05 Midland Golf Show, Valley Plaza Resort
03/05-6 Lakeshore Golf Show and Travel Show
03/11-13 Michigan Golf Show, Novi Expo, Novi
06/06 10th Annual and Final Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam, Polo
Fields GC, Ann Arbor
07/01-04 U.S. Women's Open, Orchards GC South Hadley, Mass
07/04-10 Ford Senior Players Championship, TPC of Michigan, Dearborn
07/11-15 88th Western Junior, Blythefield. C.C. Belmont, MI
07/11-17 British Open, St. Andrews , St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
07/25-31 103rd Western Amateur Point O¹Woods G. & C.C. Benton Harbor,
07/25-31 Buick Open, Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Mich.
08/05-08 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, Highland
Meadows GC Sylvania, Ohio
08/08-14 PGA Championship, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, N.J.
08/26-28 Michigan Publinx Senior Open, Pine View GC, Three Rivers
MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR 2006
09/22-24 The 36th Ryder Cup The K Club in Straffan, Ireland
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