Michigan Golf News
April 8, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 15
Bay Mills Resort and Casino/Wild Bluff-Brimley
Shanty Creek Resort & Club
Video: Schuss Mountain Ski Shop
Michigan Golfer Magazine-
Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
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__/ MGN ON THE ROAD
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER RADIO IS NOW HEARD ON MLIVE.COM ON THE SHAWN PETERSON SHOW
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
-- MASTERS MEMORIES WITH JACK BERRY
-- TOM IZZO AND STEVE MARIUCCI CLASSC
__/ CANDLE KUNG AND HER COACH, ADAM SCHRIBER OFFER A FREE CLINIC AT FOX HILLS
__/ 2005 DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN TO BE HELD JUNE 27-30
__/ NGF REPORTS ROUNDS ARE UP IN FEBRUARY, BUT FLAT FOR THE YEAR
__/ BOOK REVIEW-JUST FOR LAUGHS
__/ PASSPORTS REQUIRED FOR CANADA, MEXICO? WE HOPE NOT
__/ FIVE MAGIC MASTERS MOMENTS
__/ SURVEY SAYS
__/ CALVIN PEETE AND LEO DIEGEL ELECTED TO MICHIGAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME
__/ QUOTE OF THE WEEK-RICK SMITH
__/ CALENDAR OF GOLF EVENTS
__/ TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF NEWS ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIBERS
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
Edited by Art McCafferty-Producer/Publisher, GLSP
MICHIGAN GOLFER RADIO IS NOW HEARD ON MLIVE.COM ON THE SHAWN PETERSON SHOW
Michigan Golf News radio show is now available on MLive.com at 10:40 AM on Michigan Talk Radio Network's Shawn Peterson Show. Since the show is streamed, it is available worldwide. http://www.mlive.com/talkradio/
Friday's at 10:40 to 11:00 AM
It is also available online in Hanoi, Vietnam from 10:40 to 11:00 PM Hanoi boasts just one international standard golf club - Kings Island - about 50 kilometres (one hour by car) from Hanoi. King's Island is, however, home to two professionally-designed 18-hole courses, so golfers are actually fairly well catered for. Two new courses are due to open shortly, notably the Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club, located about midway between Hanoi and Haiphong. Hanoi itself is also home to several driving ranges and a few golfing goods stores.
Setting new standards in design and construction, not to mention guest and member facilities and services, the 36-hole Chi Linh Golf & Country Club is set to open in November 2003 in Hai Duong Province in northern Vietnam. The club, the newest in Vietnam, is located about half way between Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong, around one hour by car from either city.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION SHOW
MASTERS MEMORIES WITH JACK BERRY
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame scribe, Jack Berry chats with Michigan Golf Show host,
Bill Shelton, about the Majors, starting with The Masters.
TOM IZZO AND STEVE MARIUCCI CLASSIC
Tom Izzo is the new spokesperson for The Chief and Hawk's Eye golf courses and real estate development in Bellaire. Currently, his major tie to golf is the Izzo -Mariucci Classic at Iron Mountain. In our show, Izzo and his high school buddy, Steve Mariucci have a fun time raising money in their post tournament auction. Jennie McCafferty and head professional, Suzie Fox provide the commentary.
Izzo, begins a new Lower Peninsula gig with his "Coach Tom Izzo's Celebrity-Pro Charity Challenge http://www.golfthechief.com/tournament/" on June 2, on John Robinson's , The Chief Golf Course.
CANDLE KUNG AND HER COACH, ADAM SCHRIBER OFFER A FREE CLINIC AT FOX HILLS
The 9th ranked women player in the world, Candie Kung, and her coach Adam Schriber will offer a free clinic on Saturday April 9 from 1-3pm in the new Golf Training Center at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center. Adam and Candie will be here to discuss the program that developed Candies' game to what it is today.
Adam Schriber is the newest staff member for the Crystal Mountain Golf school and brings some impressive credentials. Following a playing career that included the PGA, Nike, and Ben Hogan tours, Adam was instrumental in the success of David Leadbetter and his academies
For further information contact Scott Wilson
PGA Director of Instruction,Crystal Mountain Golf School at Fox Hills
2005 DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN TO BE HELD- June 27-30
The state's finest professional and amateur golfers will gather for this year's Detroit Newspapers Michigan Open Championship at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, June 27-30. The four-day event will have a starting field of 156 golfers competing for a prize purse of $110,000 on the Jack Nicklaus signature course, The Bear.
Qualifying for the four-day championship will take place at several courses around the state May 23-24. For additional information about qualifying, please visit http://www.michigan.pga.com.
Edited from a Mike DeAgostino press release
THE MICHIGAN GOLFER INTERNET TELEVISION SHOW
COMING IN MAY
"ARCHITECTS AND THEIR GOLF COURSE DESIGNS" -A SERIES
THE WORK OF JERRY MATTHEWS
"THE NATURAL GOLF COURSE-WITH JERRY MATTHEWS AND LARRY BOWDEN"
"THE MAJESTIC AT LAKE WALDEN-WITH JERRY MATTHEWS AND BILL FOUNTAIN"
* NOW PLAYING*
WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE-WITH MIKE HUSBY AND BILL SHELTON
THE LOON GOLF COURSE-WITH MIKE HUSBY
THE TRIBUTE GOLF COURSE-PREVIEW SHOW-WITH RICK ROBBINS AND BILL SHELTON
TREETOPS WITH ROBERT TRENT JONES, JACK BERRY, TERRY MOORE, RICK SMITH AND BILL
SUNDANCE GOLF COURSE-PREVIEW SHOW-WITH JERRY MATTHEWS
PHEASANT RUN GOLF COURSE/THIRD NINE-PREVIEW SHOW-WITH STEVE FORREST AND BILL
ROSE CREEK GOLF CLUB-WITH ARTHUR HILLS AND STEVE FORREST
THE BULL AT PINEHURST-WITH JACK NICKLAUS AND DAVID BACHMANN
THE GLSP INTERNET TELEVISION NETWORK http://www.golfthechief.com/tournament/
"As we head into spring several things seem to be in the air- better weather,
worse allergies and flying golf balls with the beginning of the golf season!"
said Bill Wetmore, marketing director of Scottish & Newcastle Importers Co.
"Since sports tend to be among the most important things in American culture,
we thought it would be the perfect time to collect consumers' opinions regarding
Results from the Newcastle Brown Ale Golf survey include:
- Tiger's Knot Should Have Never Been Tied - Survey respondents cited marriage as the main reason
golf superstar Tiger Woods has fallen into a slump. A substantial 37.9 percent of respondents said the endorsee-extraordinaire has fallen off the top of the charts due to tying the knot, finishing ahead of 28.1 percent of respondents who said he's off his game due to "too much swing changing."
- Cinderella To The Rescue - Bill Murray, who played the much-loved Karl the
Greenskeeper in the legendary golf movie "Caddyshack," was selected as the celebrity
that voters would most like to play a round with.
So he's got that going for
him, which is nice. President Bush and Former President Clinton each tied for
second with 13.8 percent of the vote, while basketball legend Charles Barkley
was the celeb most likely to be left out of a foursome. Sir Charles picked up only 7.5 percent of the votes, despite the fact that his participation would likely raise everybody else's game!
- FORE! - Despite the many stimulating facets of golf, the majority of respondents
(34.8 percent) said "watching someone hit an unsuspecting onlooker in the gallery"is
the most exciting thing to happen in golf. Nearly an equal amount of voters (34.4 %)
opted to "watch a tie going into the 18th green at a major."
Public plunk or sudden death - who knew golf could be such a violent sport?
Newcastle "Golf & Romance" survey findings: 310-578-7050.
NGF REPORTS ROUNDS ARE UP IN FEBRUARY, BUT FLAT FOR THE YEAR
Total U.S. rounds rose 3.7% in February 2005 vs. February 2004, according to data provided
to NGF by 1,100 golf facilities. That makes the 2005 year-to-date figure flat as compared
to 2004 (0.0%).
The South Central region (which includes Texas) recovered from a poor January, showing
rounds up about 22% in February 2005 vs. 2004. The Southwest region (including California) was down about 10%, an improvement over January - record rainfall and mudslides occurred in both months.
In "bellwether"states, Florida and Texas are relatively flat year-to-date; Georgia and South
Carolina are each up about 11%; and Arizona and California are down, 10% and 16%, respectively.
Judy Thompson- National Golf Foundation
BOOK REVIEW-JUST FOR LAUGHS
Richard Dennison has compiled the work of a number of America's favorite cartoonists to bring this smilemaker to your attention. Golfers will find cartoons in the book from Johnny Hart, Charles Schulz, Greg Walker, Jim Davis, Brian Crane and Steve Moore. You can find this book at http://penguin.com $14.95.
PASSPORTS REQUIRED FOR CANADA, MEXICO? WE HOPE NOT
The US State Department is proposing new rules that would require passports
to enter the US-- for US citizens, Canadian citizens, Mexican citizens and
all citizens of North America who don't need to present these for border
crossings now. The State Department says the new rules are subject to comment.
Europeans don't need to present passports to cross European borders and
neither do we North Americans. Michiganders and our Ontario neighbors
cross the border to run, to ski, to play golf, to shop, to go to school, and
more. In the global economy, I think requiring passports ranks right up there
with the worst of public policy. I'm sending comments to our elected officials:
Senator Carl Levin (http://levin.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm),
Senator Debbie Stabenow (http://stabenow.senate.gov/email.htm),
Congressman John Dingell (http://www.house.gov/writerep/), and
Governor Jennifer Granholm,
For the proposed policy see the message from the US State Department's
Office of the Spokesman: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2005/44228.htm.
Submitted by Jennie McCafferty
FIVE MAGIC MASTERS MOMENTS
1978 - Gary Player
Player, at the age of 42, entered the 1978 Masters having failed to win for four years on American soil.
He began the final round trailing Hubert Green by seven strokes, then, from somewhere, the man dressed in customary black carded a last round 64 to win his third Green Jacket. "I shot 30 on the back-nine and I rimmed the hole three times,"Player said. "I thought to myself it was a good thing those putts didn't go in because if you shoot 27 round Augusta they'll never invite you back."
1986 - Jack Nicklaus
Nicklaus arrived at Augusta not having won a Major for six years. He had been hitting the ball like the 46-year-old he was and the Atlanta Journal reported Nicklaus as being "all washed up". Nicklaus read the article and it hurt. In one of the most memorable Masters, the "Golden Bear"scored a final round 65 to win his sixth Green Jacket, 23 years after he'd donned his first.
Starting the last round four shots behind, Nicklaus, roared on by a large, devoted following, came home in 30 - just like Player - to beat the field by one "I've never been at any sporting event when the spectators were so noisy,"his son, and caddy for the week, Jackie reflected.
1995 - Ben Crenshaw
Emotions were also strained to breaking point when Crenshaw won his second Masters in 1995. The victory came 11 years after his only other Major victory at Augusta, and five days after he had served as pall bearer at the funeral of his long-serving mentor Harvey Penick. When his final putt dropped, Crenshaw buried his head in his hands and dissolved into tears.
1996 - Nick Faldo
Who would have expected Faldo to win in the year following Crenshaw, having started the final round six shots behind Greg Norman. However, a masterful closing 67, compared to Norman's disastrous 78, gave the Englishman his third Masters title. Emotions that day were mixed to say the least. After a stunning performance, there was joy for the victor for his stubborn refusal to believe he was playing only for second place. But there was also boundless sympathy for Norman, whose extraordinary capitulation lived with him long after.
1997 - Tiger Woods
For sheer, uninhibited brilliance and total destruction of the field, the virtuoso performance by Woods in 1997 takes some beating. At the age of 21, he became the youngest Masters champion and set a new tournament best of 271 to win by a record 12 shots. It is no surprise to those fortunate to have witnessed such wondrous golf that the same young man should still be breaking records four years on. This had never been seen before... so much power, accuracy and maturity, all enveloped in one so young.
BBC Tony Adamson
CALVIN PEETE AND LEO DIEGEL ELECTED TO MICHIGAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame has named two golfers among the nine inductees of the class of 2005; Calvin Peete and Leo Diegel. Other inductees include, Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford, former Michigan State football coach George Perles , Michigan running back Ron Johnson; Harlem Globetrotters player Johnny Kline; NFL star Paul Krause; jockey Julie Krone; and Kalamazoo journalist Jack Moss. The ceremony will be held September 22. The Hall of Fame also announced that they will have an inaugural Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Outing at Plum Hollow CC in Southfield, on June 20.
Edited from a Michigan Golf Hall of Fame release.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Phil is fully prepared to make a run to defend. He has been on top of the board or around it all year and that is wonderful preparation for the heat of a major. I feel really good about his prospects at Augusta once again."
Rick Smith on pupil, Phil Mickelson
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