Michigan Golf News
May 9, 2008 - Vol. 8, No. 19
THE NATURAL / MARSH RIDGE: CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF GREAT GOLF-JOIN US IN 2008
Double Play Golf Packages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvHhaw1rCS0
The Natural Golf Course: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
TREETOPS RESORT http://treetops.com
Rick Smith Golf Academy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGY7_h-0Fpc
Treetops Ladies Golf School http://youtube.com/watch?v=aLbT63A6QkE
Golf Packages http://www.treetops.com/index.php?method=golf&subpage=golfpackages
Golf Preview with Kevin McKinley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
OSPREY GOLF-2008 RATES AND PACKAGES
"WE ARE MICHIGAN GOLF"
Black Forest & Wilderness Valley, Gaylord http://youtube.com/watch?v=PH6nRXCKgnA
Manistee National, Manistee http://youtube.com/watch?v=qFl7636RXCo
Medlaist GC, Marshal http://youtube.com/watch?v=FBmrh_vozzA
Otsego Club-The Tribute and Classic, Gaylord http://www.otsegoclub.com/allpackages.php
Ridgeview GC, Kalamazoo http://youtube.com/watch?v=QLDpexEh84Q
The Natural http://glsp.com/natural/
True North http://glsp.com/true_north/
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__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
Belding-Candlestone Golf and Resort - West Michigan Amateur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etAL9Z70eVc
Cincinnati- Cincy Golf
__/ GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA TO OPERATE LOCHENHEATH IN 2008
__/ EAGLES WIN MAC CHAMPIONSHIP-NCAA REGIONALS COMING UP
__/ STATE OF MICHIGAN AND LEADING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS CHOOSE GOLFSWITCH
__/ NEW TURTLE CREEK CASINO & HOTEL TO OPEN ON JUNE 17
__/ CANDLESTONE GOLF COURSE AND RESORT SOLD
__/ BOYNE HAS FAMILY DEALS FOR THIS YEAR
__/ BENDELOW ON BENDELOW
__/ STOP ME IF YOU HEARD THIS
__/ TEED OFF: THE SERIES- A NEW SHOW
__/ FROM THE VAULT: MIKE TIRICO INTERVIEW BY TERRY MOORE
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ HELP DESK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ supplied by Jim Neff
Edited by Art McCafferty
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MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
We stopped by to see Mike Husby, GM of Candlestone Golf and Resort and to have him fill us in on the West Michigan Amateur. With the Western Amateur lieaving the state after this year, this tournament has jumped up a notch on the amateur golf scene. The tournament will be played next weekend, the first weekend after Mothers Day each year, and draws a field of over a hundred golfers. Jennie McCafferty does our You Tube interview with Mike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etAL9Z70eVc .
Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Art Hills, Chi Chi Rodriquez and Tom Fazio are among the golf course designers in this combination Cincinnati, Covington golf area know as Cincygolf http://www.cincigolf.com/ For Detroit area golfers the distance is roughly the same to Cincinnati as it us to Traverse City. Cincinnati features a city that is really into sports and has two stadiums and a sports arena right on the Ohio River. This might be a destination for early spring or late fall golf, when things have turned colder in Michigan.
GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA TO OPERATE LOCHENHEATH IN 2008
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has entered into an agreement with the Pinnacle Development Group of Scottsdale, AZ, owners of LochenHeath in Williamsburg, to operate The Club at LochenHeath golf course as a public course during the 2008 season.
"We're excited to open The Club at LochenHeath to public play this season," said Grant Channing, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa's Executive Vice President & General Manager. "It is a scenic, challenging course, with beautiful views of the Bay, and this is an excellent opportunity for residents, visitors, and golf groups to enjoy the course."
The Club at LochenHeath opened in 2001 as a public course, and has been private since 2004. Designed by Steve Smyers, internationally acclaimed architect of Wolf Run Golf Club in Indianapolis, Old Memorial in Tampa, Southern Dunes in Haines City, Florida and Chart Hills Golf Club in London, The Club at LochenHeath is evocative of overseas links courses with fairways lined by native grasses and greens surrounded by deep bunkers.
The Club at LochenHeath is located along US-31 North in Williamsburg, just north of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, at 7951 Turnberry Circle, Williamsburg, MI 49690. For tee times and information, call 231-534-6000.
EAGLES WIN MAC CHAMPIONSHIP-NCAA REGIONALS COMING UP
The Eastern Michigan University men’s golf team earned a bid to the NCAA Central Regional to be played at Ohio State University's Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio, May 15-17. The Eagles will be making their second consecutive NCAA Regional appearance after winning the Mid-American Conference Championship last
weekend, May 2-4, at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.
Head coach Bruce Cunningham is accustomed to the NCAA experience, as the 13th-year mentor has either placed a team or an individual in the last four NCAA Tournaments dating back to the 2005 campaign. Just last season, the Eagles placed 15th at the NCAA East Regional in their first team appearance in more than 60 years. Additionally, former EMU great Korey Mahoney qualified as an individual in both the 2005 and 2006 championships.
The Central Regional teams in order of seeding include No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Georgia Tech, No. 4 Florida and No. 5 Tennessee. Lamar, Wake Forest, Indiana, Texas A&M, Louisville, Wichita
State, Kent State, Penn State Arkansas and Michigan completed the top 15 slots. TCU, UT-Arlington, Illinois, Ohio State, Baylor, Colorado, Eastern Kentucky, Marquette, EMU, Cleveland State, Loyola (Md.) and Sacred Heart rounded out the field.
The top 10 teams and two individuals not on those teams qualify for the 111th NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Ind., May 28-30
Listed below are the teams and individuals selected to participate in
the championships. Teams winning automatic qualification are
designated by their conferences in parentheses.
CENTRAL REGIONAL-May 15-17 Scarlet Golf Course – Columbus, Ohio Hosted by The Ohio State University
Teams (seeded in the following order):
1. Alabama (Southeastern Conference)
2. Oklahoma State (Big 12 Conference)
3. Georgia Tech
6. Lamar (Southland Conference)
7. Wake Forest
9. Texas A&M
11. Wichita State (Missouri Valley Conference)
12. Kent State
13. Penn State
19. Ohio State
22. Eastern Kentucky (Ohio Valley Conference)
23. Marquette (Big East Conference)
24. Eastern Michigan (Mid-American Conference)
25. Cleveland State (Horizon League)
26. Loyola (Maryland) (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
27. Sacred Heart (Northeast Conference)
Taken and edited from an EMU release from Greg Steiner Assistant Sports Information Director
A local buyer bought Candlestone Golf Course and Resort for $900,000 at an auction Friday.
CANDLESTONE GOLF COURSE AND RESORT SOLD
It was announced throughout Michigan on April 25th that the 18-hole championship course Candlestone Golf Resort and Inn was sold to an anonymous buyer, a course that had been in the Duthler family for more than 20 years. The original sale of the resort fell through, making it available for local residents Steve Leach and John Durkee to step up and purchase the course and to bring new life and a future to the local favorite. Sometimes being in the right place at the right time can be a good thing.
“We learned that the original sale through Miedema Auctioneering, was not completed, and it didn’t take long to consider that this would be a good fit for us and for the West Michigan golf environment. “A true opportunity to improve the course and keep it locally owned,” commented Mr. Leach who agreed to purchase the property earlier this week.
“At this point, nothing will change. Candlestone will remain a golf attraction, a nice family place to enjoy great food while overlooking the beautiful woods surrounding the course, as well as a comfortable place to rest your head for an evening or weekend,” added Leach. He too, has visited the course many times over the years, playing a round or two.
Steve Leach, a Rockford, resident continues to invest into the future of the area and the state. He has numerous business interests, all headquartered in West Michigan including Shoppers’ View – a “mystery shopping” and market research company that evaluates customer opinions on staff and customer service levels for companies throughout North America. Additionally, he and Co-Owner John Durkee of Cedar Springs, own and operate commercial retail and offices. They understand the commitment it will take to make Candlestone a premier destination place.
Candlestone Inn Golf & Resort designed by Bruce Matthews and considered to be one of his best designs, was opened in 1978. In the 1980’s Joe Duthler purchased the resort and it has remained in the Duthler family until just this past week. Candlestone is also known as one of West Michigan's toughest and most beautiful golf courses and is home of the 'West Michigan Amateur Golf Tournament'.
With the new ownership, the resort certainly is in store for exciting improvements, which will only serve to enhance the experience of our many current golf and resort visitors. Plus, with plans to increase its marketing exposure, the resort will now be able to compete in Michigan attracting more business to the local economy.
“We start with hosting the West Michigan Amateur Golf Tournament May 17th and 18th. This will give us a chance to enjoy great golf from up-and-coming stars, and really get a feel for what improvements we can do to help market future events. Additionally, our plans are to reach out to folks that may not have yet experienced Candlestone and all it has to offer". (Quote by Mike Husby PGA General Manager)
When it comes to the needs of golfers, the course will only improve and be as much, if not more, enjoyable to play in the future. This is a great opportunity for the employees who work at the facility, the community that benefits from visitors and for all of us throughout the state of Michigan who enjoy the recreational outlet and the competitive golf environment a challenging course offers.
Taken and edited from a Chris Nicholas AAA Advertising release
Candlestone Golf Course http://www.candlestone.com
STATE OF MICHIGAN AND LEADING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS CHOOSE GOLFSWITCH
GolfSwitch, has been selected as the official online tee-time partner for the State of Michigan. GolfSwitch will provide online tee-time solutions for Travel Michigan, Michigan Golf Course Owners, and the Michigan Section of the PGA of America.
Michigan is the first state to contract the services of GolfSwitch, a 10-year-old Arizona-based company with a global golf network linking golf and travel properties across the United States and as far away as Europe. GolfSwitch and state officials believe their unique partnership will increase tee time bookings for golf courses while developing profitable relationships between golf courses, resorts, hotels and motels, as well as buyers and sellers of tee times and golf vacations.
"Once implemented, this system will give Michigan golf enthusiasts a one-stop shop for tee-times and golf packages on michigan.org," said George Zimmermann, vice president for Travel Michigan, a business unit of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. "We have some of America's best golf, and now we will have the best way to book tee-times and golf packages including accommodations."
The Michigan Golf Course Owners Association (MGCOA), the Michigan Section PGA, and the Michigan Lodging & Tourism Association (MLTA) will provide the ground level golf courses needed to book tee-times online and the MLTA will be providing the lodging partners to book golf packages utilizing the GolfSwitch Vacation Packaging Engine.
Kate Moore, executive director of the Michigan Golf Course Owner's said the link with GolfSwitch will set a new standard for the industry to control its product.
"This cooperative venture will set the new standard for control by the industry of its product. The golf courses for the entire State of Michigan will control their own inventory and more importantly their price points dynamically eliminating the need for third party discounters and further helping our courses get back to competing on experience instead of price point."
The program is structured such that revenues derived from the portal site in part will be reinvested in golf marketing campaigns for the State of Michigan and in growth-of-the game initiatives through the MGCOA and Michigan PGA. It is anticipated that the majority of facilities in the State will subscribe to the Network. Please visit http://www.michigan.org.
Taken and edited from a Golfswitch and Resort and Golf Marketing release
BENDELOW ON BENDELOW
I always enjoy getting the Michigan Golfer and keeping up with what happening. I regularly forward a copy to my brother in Montague, MI, the family's true golfer. Keep up the good work.
Let me offer a little clarification to Jack Berry's comment that "Tom Bendelow) didn't do anything more in Michigan than grab a cup of coffee..." I offer these as a true Michigander, born in Port Huron with numerous relatives still in Wolverine country.
First, Old Tom actually prefered tea to coffee, black with two sugars.
Second, he built a summer home in Palisades Park, MI around 1910 where he and the family spent many summer months. The cottage is still in the Bendelow family.
And for Mr. Berry's information, Tom Bendelow did not "design most of his courses in Illinois" only 20% of the number I have been able to document so far.
I do concur with your reply to him on wording. Thanks for allowing me to vent!!
Here's to another Great Michigan Summer.
NEW TURTLE CREEK CASINO & HOTEL TO OPEN ON JUNE 17
Plans are in place for the new Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel to open on June 17 with the Grand Opening
Celebration set for June 24.
The new casino and hotel, 10 miles east of Traverse City in Williamsburg, will feature a six-story, contemporary-design Hotel with 137 guest rooms including 10 suites, 4,500 square feet of meeting space, 54,000-square foot gaming floor, approximately 1,300 slots, 40 table games, poker room, gift shop, fitness center, two restaurants, six bars, night club, Player's Club, and VIP parking with car wash.
The existing Turtle Creek Casino remains in operation until the new casino and hotel open.
BOYNE HAS FAMILY DEALS FOR THIS YEAR
This summer, take advantage of extra time with loved ones during BOYNE’s Family Fundays. Offered every Sunday starting at 2 PM, Family Fundays allow moms and up to two juniors, ages 17 and under, to play golf FREE with a paying adult. Four BOYNE courses are available for Funday play including The Alpine and The Monument at Boyne Mountain, named among the 25 Best Family Golf Resorts by Golf for Women, The Moor at Boyne Highlands and Crooked Tree Golf Club.
The perks for juniors continues with even more golf privileges including FREE play on any course during twilight hours and any other time for only the twilight golf fee when accompanied by a paying adult.
“Our golf programs are an affordable way for families to spend quality time together,” said Mike Chumbler, Director of BOYNE Golf. “Juniors can learn important life lessons through golf and the courses we selected for Fundays are ideal for family play.”
Taken and edited from a Erin Ernst Boyne release http:www.BOYNE.com
STOP ME IF YOU HEARD THIS
A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truck fixed, as he was preparing to head to Western Michigan on the weekend to play some golf.
They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home.
On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem - how to carry his entire purchases home.
While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, "Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane ?"
The farmer said, "Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house I would walk you there but I can't carry this lot."
The old lady suggested, "Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?"
"Why thank you very much," he said and proceeded to walk the little old lady home.
On the way he says "Let's take my short cut and go down this alley. We'll be there in no time."
The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me.. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the wall and have your way with me?"
The farmer said, "Holy smokes lady! I'm carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?"
The old lady replied, "Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens."
Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jack Minzey for sharing this with us.
TEED OFF: THE SERIES- A NEW SHOW
Technology is the theme for this month's "Teed Off" Internet Television Show http://www.youtube.com/user/teedofftheseries . This is the fourth show in the series. The others are "Tiger Bear", "Ruling" and "For the Game" . The You Tube series is a modest success as it has had 260 viewers since going up a couple of weeks ago.
FROM THE VAULT: MIKE TIRICO INTERVIEW BY TERRY MOORE
A native of Queens, NY, Tirico now resides with his wife and son in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he is a member of Barton Hills Country Club. Earlier this year (2002) , he spoke at length with Michigan Golfer's Terry Moore. Here are excerpts of their conversation.
MG: Listening to you on the golf telecasts, it's apparent that another thing you do well is preparation and research. Explain how you stay current with the golf news and player background.
MT: We're lucky we have someone like Robinson Holloway who works with us on golf research and background. But you can't go into a telecast and expect to be briefed on something and then be very believable in your presentation when you get on the air. It's much like with CEOs for a presentation. They can go in and be briefed for it, but the people in the audience and those who truly know the subject are going to sit there and discern whether or not they really know this stuff or they are just brushing up on the surface of understanding. It becomes very difficult for me to stay current when I have multiple sports going on, almost year-around, to try to stay abreast of college basketball, college football, pro football and golf.
MG: So how do you stay abreast of the golf beat?
MT: First, I will watch as many of the golf telecasts as I can during the week when not working. The Golf Channel is a great resource to watch during the week. I will also videotape tournaments and sneak in an opportunity to fast forward through a tournament to watch it if I happen to be working another event. By far the best preparation is on the practice range talking with the players on Wednesday before or after they play a practice round.
MG: On that note, how agreeable and approachable are the Tour players?
MT: Tour players are the easiest athletes of all the sports to deal with in terms of information, conversation, and interviews. I think this is partially due to the fact that they are business representatives of themselves. They represent companies on their golf bag, on their sleeve, on their hat and so they understand the value of communication and interaction. More importantly, they understand the individual accountability of golf sets them apart from team sports and makes them more responsive. In team sports, there are a myriad of excuses a player can hide behind- from coaches' decisions, injuries, as well as other teammates to deflect the attention of an interview. In golf, it is just you and your score.
MG: Tell us about your golf background growing up and now today.
MT: My uncle would take me out when I was a kid to play on a public course in Queens. We would get out a couple of times. I wouldn't say I was a golfer. I played after college, a little bit more but not very well. It wasn't until I started working at ESPN that I really started to play more golf. Since I worked a schedule where I didn't get into the office until 6:00 p.m., it allowed me to play more. Then I joined a couple of different golf clubs in Connecticut. So by the time I got the ABC job in '97, I really had the golf bug. I didn't play at a high level. I have improved a lot in the last five years, even though I play less. I think it is the biggest irony to me of getting this job. I am around golf much more and I play less than ever.
MG: Inasmuch as all golf hosts are being evaluated by various viewer or reader polls, it's only fair to ask you how you evaluate golf viewers. How fair and discerning are they?
MT: I think I have more respect for the golf viewer than any other sport viewer because they are the most knowledgeable. They are the toughest critics because they are so demanding in terms of performance which is the nature of the sport. So many are members at a club and when you are a member at a club or even someone who plays golf on a regular basis, the traditions of the sport have almost given you the right to demand certain things. You expect good service, good greens, in short, you just expect things. The golf viewer comes to a telecast with certain expectations and demands and that is great because it forces you to raise your level of performance. But you never make any viewer in any sport completely satisfied anyway.
MG: It almost seems as if golf viewers challenge someone in your position to prove to them that you not only have knowledge of the game but that you're really into the game. Didn't this aspect of the golf audience prove to be Brent Musburger's undoing as a host?
MT: Yes, the golf viewers want you to prove to them that you love the game as much as they do. Maybe that is unfair demand because most viewers don't ask you to be that credible in football or when you do the Big East Basketball Tournament. The amazing thing about the TV golf audience is that people want to know if you are a "golf guy." Well, nobody ever asks you that question in football or in basketball. It's a unique part of the sport and I don't know what defines a "golf guy." I think Jim Nantz (CBS-TV golf anchor) has the label of a golf guy. Well, Jim did play college golf at Houston and was a teammate of Freddie Couples. Dan Hicks (NBC-TV golf anchor) did not play college golf nor did I. But the other people who have done these anchor jobs for the most part have not been competitive golfers. I think if you put somebody who is a former competitive golfer in the host role, they would not necessarily be a good host. I can answer some of the questions that I will put to Curtis Strange or to Ian Baker-Finch on the air. But the reason I don't is because the viewers at home want to hear from a guy who is a better golfer than them. In golf, you always want to glean information from somebody better than you.
MG: You possess a terrific fluency and you're never at a loss for words on the air. That's a prerequisite for an anchor; but how do you guard against over-talking and over-explaining during a golf telecast?
MT: It's a discipline, a learned technique. The one thing I have learned over time is that golfers just want to see the action. Tell them what they don't know, what they don't have access to in terms of talking to a player, what he has done today, shots, etc., and really stay out of the way and let them watch it. It's funny. I'll have some people tell me that I really "let a golf show breathe" and I appreciate that. But I'll have other people tell me, "You talk way too much." So I know I'm never going to please everyone.
MG: Would you share some background about your family and upbringing?
MT: I grew up in a family who loved sports. I was raised by my mom, a single divorced parent. So she was my mom and my dad and the MVP of the house. I always joked she was the mom who had the best arm on the block. She would throw a baseball with me, do homework with me, take me to a ballgame, whatever I wanted to do she would do. I was the only child and grew up in Queen's, NY. At the same time, all of my mom's brothers and sisters loved sports. My grandfather is a big sports fan, so I grew up in a house where sports were a big deal. I was christened at half-time of the Super Bowl, so there might be some message right there. You can draw from it what you wish. I went to Syracuse University because Bob Costas, Marv Albert, Marty Goodman were great sportscasters who were from the NY area and went to college there. Once I found that out about them, I really knew in high school that I wanted to be in journalism either as a writer or sportscaster. I wrote for our high school newspaper, becoming the sports editor and later the overall editor.
MG: How did you get your break into ESPN?
MT: First, I sent a tape. In our business, you very often send a tape of your work and a resume to potential employers. So I sent a tape to ESPN in 1990 and they said, "Well, we think you're pretty good but a little young. Why don't you send us something in a year?" I waited ten months, got impatient and sent another tape to them. They brought me in for an interview and I got hired a month-and-a-half later.
MG: What was your first ESPN assignment and how did it all lead to your present position?
MT: My first job at ESPN was doing SportsCenter at 2:30 a.m. (EST) I started in July, 1991 and lived in Connecticut for eight years. I did the overnight show for a long time. I was working with Chris Myers and we were on the air when those late night shows started replaying in the morning in 1992. I did that for about three years. Then I branched out and started doing other work at ESPN (college football, college basketball, NFL-related) and then had a couple opportunities to do golf. I went to my boss at that time around 1995 and told him if anything came up relating to golf I would love to get the opportunity to work on it. What happened was Jim Kelly, who was the voice of the Senior Tour on ESPN for a long time, was also doing the America's Cup and had a conflict. So I did two tournaments, one in Charlotte and one in New Jersey (two Senior PGA Tour events) and that was my first little sampling of broadcasting golf. Then two years later the ABC-TV golf spot came open. Well, the person who hired me at ESPN and who put me in the position to do golf sitting in for Kelly was now in charge at ABC and he said, "Let's give Mike a shot." So that's how it all got started for me as a golf anchor in January 1997.
Taken and edited from an interview in the August 2002 issue of the Michigan Golfer. http://www.michigangolfer.com/aug02/tirico.html
2008 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
17-18 West Michigan Amateur, Candlestone GC, Belding
18 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, Indianwood Golf and Country Club, Lake Orion
19 City Match Play, Crystal Springs CC, Grand Rapids
23-25 Memorial Day Madness, Gaylord
29/6-1 Memorial Golf Tournament, Dublin, OH
30 U.P. Michigan Highs School Boys State Championship
30 U.P. Michigan Highs School Girls State Championship
5 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series, The Medalist, Marshall
6-7 L.P. Michigan High School Boys State Championship
9-11 Michigan Open Championship GTR (Wolverine / Bear)
12 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Polo Fields, Ann Arbor
12-13 Kent County Amateur, LE Kaufman GC, Grand Rapids
12-15 U.S. Open Torrey Pines Golf Course. La Jolla, CA.
17 Mizuno Junior Tour-Centennial Acres, Sunfield
17-21 97th Michigan Amateur The Moors Golf Club
20 Walter Hagen Golf Tournament, Elmbrook Golf Course, Traverse City
23 13th Annual St. Mary Mercy Hospital Tee It Up Golf Classic, at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville,
24 Mizuno Junior Tour Grand Ledge CC, Grand Ledge
24-25 Club Car Michigan Senior Open , Bedford Valley GC
26-29 Buick Open, Warwick Hills, Grand Blanc
26-29 U.S. Women's Open, Interlachen CC, Edina, Minnesota
27 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Forest Akers -West-East Lansing
30 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Emerald GC, St. Johns
7-11 92nd Michigan Women’s Amateur Walnut Hills CC
7-8 E-Z-GO Shanty Creek Classic presented by Page & Tuttle Shanty Creek Resort (Cedar/Schuss)
8 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Eagle Crest Resort-Ypsilanti
9-12 The 1st Annual Greater Jackson Michigan Classic Golf Tournament, Arbor Hills Golf Club, Jackson
10-13 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, Highland Meadows GC. Sylvania, OH
11 Mizuno Junior Tour-Morrison Lake CC, Saranac
12 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro Am , Crystal Mt. Resort
14-16 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Crystal Mt. Resort(Mountain Ridge)
15 Mizuno Junior Tour-Royal Scot of Lansing, Lansing
15 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series, Oakland University Golf and Learn, Rochester
18-19 Tournament of Champions Pro Am , Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
21 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Medalist, Marshall
21-23 Tournament of Champions, Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
22 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Meadows GC, Grand Valley University, Allendale
28 Mizuno Junior Tour-Willow Wood GC, Portland
28-29 Michigan PGA Sr Champ / Sr. CPC Qualifying, Forest Dunes Golf Club
28-31 30th Mi Junior State Amateur Forest Akers - West
28-8/3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
1-3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
4 Mizuno Junior Tour-College Fields GC, Okemos
7 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Golf Club of Coldwater-Coldwater
7 Mizuno Junior Tour-Forest Akers, East Lansing
7-10 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP , OAKLAND HILLS CC,
11-12 87th GAM Championship Orchard Lake CC
24 Michigan PGA Championship Pro Am Eagle Eye GC
25-27 Michigan PGA Professional Championship, Eagle Eye GC / Hawk Hollow GC,
30-31 Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout
TBA 22nd GAM Senior Championship Point O’Woods G & CC
15-18 Michigan PGA Match Play presented by Boylan Sales/ProLink, Polo Fields Golf and Country Club
19-21 Ryder Cup, Vahalla CC. Louisville, KY
28-30 21st Annual Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational
18th 2005 http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/treetops/
TBA GAM Chrysler Club Championship Indianwood Golf & Country Club
12 Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show Eagle Eye Golf Club
13 Fall Meeting / Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show , Eagle Eye Golf Club
American Association of Golf Course Architects
Golf Association of Michigan
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Michigan Section PGA
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
Michigan Golf Foundation
Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association
Michigan High School Athletic Association
Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
Michigan Women's Golf Association
National Golf Course Owners Association
National Golf Foundation
HELP DESK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ supplied by Jim Neff
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