Michigan Golf News
June 20, 2008 - Vol. 8, No. 25
3 Courses is Now 4 @ Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
The Club at LochenHeath, a previously private golf course, is OPEN TO PUBLIC for 2008.
Operated by Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Call 800-748-0303 for info.
MYRTLE BEACH SEASIDE RESORTS -GRAND SHORES, SEASIDE, PRINCE RESORT, MYRTLE BEACH HORIZON,
AVISTA RESORT AND SANDCASTLE OCEANFRONT RESORT
TREETOPS RESORT http://treetops.com
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
SHANTY CREEK RESORTS-SUMMIT. SCHUSS . CEDAR RIVER
$99 Summer Golf Package http://shantycreek.com/golf/packages.html
Spa Packages http://shantycreek.com/spa/spapackages.html
New Show - "Golf for Breast Cancer Prevention"
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/
Incredible 36 hole and Steak Dinner Packages Call for Details (800) 743-7529
Mid-week May Only $44.95, Mid-week Peak only $69.95, Mid-week after Labor Day only $49.95,
Edited by Art McCafferty
*NOTE- We are pleased to announce that the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has become a sponsor of Michigan Golf News. The resort is now operating the Steve Smyers designed, Club at Lochenheath. You can catch some glimpses of the course in a video we recently did with Mike DeAgostino the Public Relations Director of the resort.
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__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER "SPRUMMER" ISSUE: SPECIAL BUICK OPEN
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
__/ WEST COAST REPORT By Terry Moore
__/ GENE BONE: HALL OF FAME CAREER
__/ FROM THE VAULT : WARWICK HILLS -LET'S NOT MOVE THE BUICK
A Slice of Life Column by Terry Moore
__/ BUICK OPEN NEWS AND NOTES
__/ SPORTS CELEBRITY GOLF SCRAMBLE AT GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA
__/ JULY IS FAMILY GOLF MONTH
__/ TWO LETTERS
__/ U.S.G.A. MICHIGAN GRANTEES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TV SHOWS FOR JUNE
__/ TEED OFF - A NEW INTERNET SERIES ON THE LIGHTER SIDE OF GOLF
Produced by A Ship of Fools and GLSP Television Network
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ VIDEO GALLERIES
__/ HELP DESK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ supplied by Jim Neff
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MICHIGAN GOLFER'S "SPRUMMER" ISSUE
SPECIAL EDITION: BUICK OPEN 50 YEARS
We start our celebration of the the 50th year of the Buick Open by offering both our readers and viewers, this package of golf lore goodies. We looked into "The Vault" of Michigan Golfer copy, photo and video assets enhance the issue. We also unite " A Pair of Jacks" in this issue. At the first golf summit held at EMU, Jack Berry and Jack Saylor dressed to the nines, waxed on about golf in Michigan. Here we take a timeless article that Saylor wrote on the "10 Most Memorable Buick Open Players". We pair that up with a piece on Warwick Hills pro, Nick Berklich, by Jack Berry. These writers are both Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members.
Berry also brings us up to date with a new piece," 50 Years of the Buick Open". Susan Bairley comments on the Buick Open getting a special award from the Michigan Golf hall of Fame. I had the opportunity to chime in with a short piece on Gene Bone, one of my childhood heroes.
Added to this mix, is a couple of videos, one on Gene Bone and his recollections of the first Buick Open, when he was the Warwick pro. He also discusses the Buick Opens that he won in 1965 and 1967. Bone had a wonderful career in Michigan golf as he won almost everything in sight. The second video in our print, photographs and video Michigan Golfer issue, is one we did with Ken Devine. Devine was a salesperson and a lover of golf, when he attended the first Buick Open. He was later to go on and serve the Michgan PGA Section as their COO.
Print and Photos
50 Years of the Buick Open - by Jack Berry
Berklich on the Buick - by Jack Berry
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Bestows Special Award to Buick - by Susan Bairley
Buick's 10 Most Memorable Players - by Jack Saylor
Gene Bone and His First Buick Open - by Art McCafferty
Gene Bone, Formerly Head Pro at Warwick Hills, Discusses That First Buick Open with Jack Berry
Ken Devine and 50 Years of the Buick Open
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MICHIGAN GOLFER ON THE ROAD
Grand Traverse Village- The Michigan Open
It was good to see Rodger Jabara, the new General Manager/PGA Golf Professional of the Bay Meadows Golf Course in TC. Jabara is one of Northern Michigan’s most well known golf professionals. He has over 30 years of experience in the golf business and came to Bay Meadows after working at Crystal Mountain , Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain.
We interviewed Randy Erskine for our final round show at the Michigan Open http://youtube.com/watch?v=k_kENFrwPPA . Click on to the show and find out his thoughts on playing at GTR&S for the past 28 years. Erskine is now the Head Professional at Great Oaks in Rochester.
WEST COAST REPORT By Terry Moore
What a terrific stretch of golf is upon us. Last week it was the 91st Michigan Open at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa won by past champion and current mini-Tour player Tom Gillis of Oxford. (See video on his win http://youtube.com/watch?v=k_kENFrwPPA ) This week it's the 97th Michigan Amateur being held at The Moors GC in Portage. And next week it's the Buick Open, celebrating its 50th anniversary, at Warwick Hills in Grand Blanc. Historically speaking, those are impressive numbers: 50, 91 and 97.
I visited the Michigan Open, conducted by the Michigan PGA, for a few days last week and it was fun to catch up with some friends and contacts inside the Media Tent (expertly run by Tim Hygh) and outside near the scoreboard.. As always, one of the best vantage points in Michigan golf was around the 18th green at The Bear. It was particularly gratifying to see the smiling faces of longtime volunteers Kal and Ann Kohn of Traverse City. In fact, Ann Kohn even had a copy of the June 1998 issue of Michigan Golfer in which she and her husband were featured in a story entitled "Invaluable Volunteers." As Ann proudly pointed out, she and Kal even shared the magazine cover photo (in an inset image) with Arnold Palmer whose design firm had just opened the King's Challenge course in Cedar. "A pretty good pairing: Arnie and us," said Ann smiling.
It's dedicated volunteers like the Kohns that helped make the Michigan Open such a showcase event for Michigan golf, especially when the Traverse City weather cooperates. And it's always fun to listen to the latest scuttlebutt from club pros, amateurs, industry reps, players, family members, and the media gathered around the scoreboard and the 18th green. This was the 28th Michigan Open held at Grand Traverse Resort and suffice it to say it's been a wonderful ride. GTR has been a stellar venue for the event and The Bear brought added luster, buzz, and publicity to the event, especially in its heyday in the 90s. Orchard Lake CC in Detroit will host the championship the next two years and it will lend a different dimension and energy to the event. Certainly, it'll provide a classic and worthy test in the state's largest market. You can also bet on plenty of nostalgia and stories of ìthe good old days at GTR around Orchard Lake's scoreboard next June.
Meanwhile, the Kalamazoo area welcomes the 97th Michigan Amateur at The Moors in Portage. I had the opportunity to play the Moors in a media event last month and was most impressed with the lofty conditions of the course. Course Superintendent Mark Ostrander had the course in remarkable shape and the greens were as smooth and as quick as I ever experienced at a course in May. The Art Hills-designed course will be a tough (see gnarly rough) but fair test and should provide ample match play drama. Today begins play for the "Sweet Sixteen" of remaining competitors with eight matches set for the morning and four matches in the afternoon. The semifinals and finals matches take place on Saturday. If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and visit the Amateur conducted by the Golf Association of Michigan. You can't beat watching top notch amateur golf in match play competition. And it's all free with few if any gallery ropes.
In spite of Tiger Woods' withdrawal from the event, the Buick Open is a must stop for avid Michigan golfers next week. There still will be a strong field and the course is ideal for spectators. Warwick Hills is easy to get around with several convenient multi-hole viewing spots, such as the woodsy nexus of the 8th-17th greens and the 9th-18th tees. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Buick Open won by Billy Casper in 1958. My dad had an eye for an unbeatable golf bargain when he used to drive my brother and me to see the Buick back in the early '60s. I'm sure the tickets were only two bucks and the parking was free. Talk about growing the game! As duly recognized by the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, the Buick Open is to be commended for ìits distinguished and steadfast commitments to golf, community service, and charitable contributions.
For tickets and more information, call 1-800-878-6736.
GENE BONE: HALL OF FAME CAREER
This was the second in our three part series on Michigan Hall of Fame inductee, Gene Bone. Interviewed by Jack Berry, Bone discusses his thoughts about Dave and Mike Hill, John Barnum, Glenn Johnson, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Chuck Kocsis, Chick Harbert and Walter Burkemo. Bone, while retired from Bay Pointe GC, still gives lessons on a part time basis. http://youtube.com/watch?v=5yC27QRf6xQ
Other Bone Shows Include:
Gene Bone and the First Buick Open http://youtube.com/watch?v=oMfLaoRqVa0
Gene Bone and the Michigan PGA http://youtube.com/watch?v=ySRpu9CsUqg
FROM THE VAULT : WARWICK HILLS -LET'S NOT MOVE THE BUICK
A Slice of Life Column by Terry Moore
A few years ago, there was thoughts of moving the Buick Open to another course, nearer the Detroit area. While the idea was explored, there were plenty of folks who wanted it to remain right where it was, Terry Moore being one of them. For a great read from the Vault, click on to a 2001 column by Terry Moore at http://www.webgolfer.com/aug01/sliceoflife.html
BUICK OPEN NEWS AND NOTES
Buick Open Wednesday Ceremony – In 1958, Buick became the first corporate sponsor of the PGA TOUR and to this day remains the longest standing sponsor after 50 years. On Wednesday of tournament week, at approximately 11:30 am, Buick will be hosting a ceremony to commemorate their 50th year of the Buick Open. PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, 2007 Buick Open champion Brian Bateman, 1958 Buick Open champion Billy Casper and numerous Buick executives are expected to be on hand for what should be a celebrated moment. The ceremony is expected to include a color guard as well as a flyover and will conclude with the three players each hitting a ceremonial first tee shot. Commissioner Finchem will say a few words about the Buick Open and its 50 wonderful years. Casper will be on site at Warwick Hills all day on Wednesday as part of Buick’s celebration.
Annual Buick Open Charity Auction – The Buick Open’s annual charity auction featured four unique items up for bid on Ebay this year. The top item available was a spot in Tiger Woods’ pro-am team on February 4, 2009 at the Buick Invitational in La Jolla, CA. The winning bidder also received round-trip airfare for two, four nights accommodations at the Lodge at Torrey Pines and tournament tickets. The second item was the well-known canvas that Tiger launched paint-filled golf balls at while shooting a Buick TV commercial. In addition to the art piece, known as “Sunday Drive”, the winning bidder received Tiger’s club and paint-covered apparel worn for the shoot (including shoes, pants, belt, hat and an autographed shirt). The third item was a travel package to attend the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in August. The package will include weekly tournament passes, VIP hospitality access, accommodations at the Townsend Hotel, round-trip airfare and a rental car. The final item was an autographed Tiger Woods golf bag, authenticated by Buick. The bidding ended at 10 PM (est) on June 7th. The winning bids have not been announced yet. All of the proceeds will benefit the Buick Open charities.
Birdies for Buick Open Charities – The Buick Open will be supporting a new fundraising program in 2008 designed to raise money for Southeastern Michigan charities. The “Birdies for Buick Open Charities” will be managed by the Girls and Boys Club of Greater Flint (MI) and will expand the number of charities that are affected by the tournament’s generosity. A limited number of charities will be given the opportunity to solicit pledges from corporations and individuals. In turn, each pledge will be given a dollar value that will expound with the total number of birdies recorded in the event that week. For instance, if 2,000 birdies are recorded and an individual pledges $1, that person would then donate $2,000 to the charity. A total of 1,786 birdies were recorded at the 2007 Buick Open.
Glance at the Field
The 1996 Buick Open champion returned to Warwick Hills for the first time since 2001 last year and made the most of it, with at T2 finish after falling one-shot shy of Brian Bateman. Leonard is in the midst of resurrecting his career as the 1997 British Open champion had fallen to No. 245 in the Official World Golf Rankings last year before his Buick Open finish brought him back inside the top 200. A win at the Valero Texas Open in October, followed by T6 efforts at the Fry’s Electronics Open and the Children’s Miracle Network Classic, put the native Texan back on track heading into 2008. Leonard opened the season on fire with top-5 finishes in three of his first six starts. He captured his 12th career PGA TOUR title in June at the Stanford St. Jude Championship and in turn jumped up to No. 3 on the FedExCup points list.
Holmes has amazed fans everywhere with his driving distance since bursting onto the PGA TOUR scene in 2006 with a win at the FBR Open in Scottsdale. After struggling in 2007, Holmes bounced back this year with yet another win at the FBR Open, in turn becoming the seventh player in TOUR history to collect his first two titles at the same event (first since Vaughn Taylor at the Reno-Tahoe Open in 2004-05). Holmes will be making his third start at the Buick Open after missing the cut in 2006 and 2007.
The 2001 Buick Open champion will be making his 14th start in Grand Blanc as he continues his quest for a spot on this year’s Ryder Cup team. After winning the Memorial Tournament, Perry spoke about skipping the U.S. Open in order to be better prepared for the Travelers Championship and the Buick Open: “I pick tournaments I have had some success at. Hartford I’ve played well (at). Buick in Flint I’ve won. They’re the two weeks after the Open. I just kind of set my schedule up to attack that one goal of mine, and you know what? It’s good to me.”
Perry certainly has a solid track record at the Buick Open with six top-15 finishes to his name.
Perhaps the most unlikely threat to Tiger Woods’ major-championship throne, Mediate shocked the world by going toe-to-toe with Woods at the U.S. Open before falling one-shot-shy on the first extra hole. The finish was his second top-10 in a row and vaulted him from No. 125 to No. 48 in the FedExCup standings. The 2000 Buick Open champion will be making his 18th appearance at the event, where he has three top-10 finishes, yet none since his win.
Buick Open Facts and Figures
Each and every year, Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club proves to be an exciting venue that keeps fans and players on the edge of their seats, wondering what is going to happen next! Part of that success is the idea that no lead is safe and that, if the wind is calm, birdies will be flying. Over the past five years, Warwick Hills has ranked in the top-4 in birdies allowed for the week among all PGA TOUR courses:
Year Birdies Rank No. 1 in Birdies
2007 1,786 2nd 2,056 (Forest Oaks C.C.)
2006 1,874 2nd 1,886 (English Turn G&C.C.)
2005 1,866 2nd 1,963 (En-Joie G.C.)
2004 1,701 4th 1,911 (English Turn G&C.C.)
2003 1,830 3rd 2,082 (C.C. at Mirasol)
Taken and edited from a Stewart Moore PGA TOUR Media Release
Of late, I have been in the offices of a number of new golf course resort marketing executives. Having been in marketting positions myself for over 30 years, I certainly understand the challenges a falling economy can bring.
Obviously, these are the toughest times the golf industry has seen in more than two decades. In the 80's and 90's, it was, "If you build it, they will come." In the first part of this decade, it was "We have built it, but they are not coming as fast as we would like." to now, "Why aren't they coming?".
During such times, it takes a huge effort to just hold the business that you have. New marketing executives are trying everything that they can, with few resources to carry out those plans. Perhaps, it is time for the wisdom of Birdie Tebberrs.
"When Birdie Tebbetts was fired as manager of the Milwaukee Braves, he left behind two sealed envelopes in the managers desk. Both envelopes carried this warning, 'Open in emergency only'.
New manager Bobby Bragan opened the first letter in his second year when he was struggling with a bad team. Inside Tebbetts had written: "Blame it on me."
A year later, Bragan still hadn't turned the team around, so he opened the second envelope. Inside was Tebbetts' second suggestion: "Prepare two letters".
SPORTS CELEBRITY GOLF SCRAMBLE AT GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA
Fox 33 and Turtle Creek Casino recently announced that a sports celebrity golf scramble will take place on June 27th. Sports celebrities from the Tigers, Red Wings, Lions, Pistons, and more will be in Northern Michigan to raise money for Rainbow Connection of Michigan. For information on the Celebrity Golf Scramble Call (231) 543-8836.
Sports Celebrity Weekend Schedule
Friday June 27th
-Celebrity Golf Scramble at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Saturday June 28th
-Celebrity Poker Tournament at Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel
Celebrity Autograph Sessions
JULY IS FAMILY GOLF MONTH
PGA Professionals at courses across the country will host structured, yet casual events tailor made for families looking to golf together throughout July during the third annual Family Golf Month.
Facilities participating in the month-long promotion will offer family golf clinics and play days for a nominal fee, as well as programs, such as Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 7-13, and Bring Your Kids to the Golf Range (held throughout July). Consumers can find participating local golf facilities by visiting http://PlayGolfAmerica.com and clicking on the Family Golf Month link.
Last year (2007), more than 1,100 facilities hosted Family Golf Month events such as Family Golf Clinics, Family Play Days, Kids Play Free Programs and Family Golf Leagues, an 823 percent increase from 2006. A total of 120 golf facilities nationwide offered family programs in the pilot promotion throughout the summer of 2006. Last August, the PGA Family Course Program was launched at facilities nationwide in partnership with U.S. Kids Golf and their Personal Tee Program. By year's end, more than 300 golf courses participated in the program.
Taken and edited from a Tammy Boclair - PGA Play Golf America Release
MICHIGAN PGA JUNIOR TOUR = THE MEDALIST RESULTS -POWERED BY BLUE GOLF
Date: Jun 17
Course: The Medalist(Marshall, MI)
Results for contest Boys 16 - 18:
1 Tyler Robinson Haslett, MI 35-40--75 +3
2 Grant Spencer Olivet, MI 37-40--77 +5
T3 Brad Phares Portage, MI 41-38--79 +7
T3 Cody Haughton Chesaning, MI 39-40--79 +7
T3 Zachary Turner Hemlock, MI 40-39--79 +7
T3 Tyler Manning Novi,Michigan 43-36--79 +7
7 Taylor Margolis Ann Arbor, MI 38-43--81 +9
8 Kyle McInerney Davison, MI 45-38--83 +11
T9 Justin Gross Temperance, MI 44-41--85 +13
T9 Dalton Rickard Taylor, MI 43-42--85 +13
T11 Sam Carlton Ada, MI 46-40--86 +14
T11 Collin Welsch Battle Creek, MI 43-43--86 +14
13 Ryan Sanford Holt, Michigan 46-41--87 +15
14 Nathan Stump Williamston, MI 45-43--88 +16
15 Maxwell Gabin DeWitt, MI 48-41--89 +17
16 David Sarkipato Kalamazoo, MI 46-46--92 +20
17 John Gordon Battle Creek, MI 45-49--94 +22
18 Michael Mattea Bellevue, MI 43-56--99 +27
19 Brian Asbury Lincoln Park, MI 53-49--102 +30
Results for contest Boys 13 - 15:
1 Evan Bowser Dearborn, MI 35-38--73 +1
T2 Ryan Carey DeWitt, MI 36-37--73 +1
T2 Filmore Walker IV Battle Creek, MI 35-38--73 +1
4 Tyler DeGood Grand Ledge, MI 36-39--75 +3
T5 Carson Castellani Okemos, MI 40-39--79 +7
T5 Eric Giddings Battle Creek, MI 40-39--79 +7
7 Michael Clark Swartz Creek, MI 40-41--81 +9
T8 Jon Sanford Holt, Michigan 38-45--83 +11
T8 Brennan Sanford Holt, Michigan 41-42--83 +11
T8 Jason VanderKlok Scotts, MI 44-39--83 +11
11 Alex Wunderlich Ann Arbor, MI 40-45--85 +13
T12 Konrad Tech Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 51-41--92 +20
T12 Austin Eccleton Jackson, MI 44-48--92 +20
T14 Nate Zimmeth Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48-45--93 +21
T14 Luke Mackley Richmond, MI 47-46--93 +21
T14 Tayler Leamon Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 47-46--93 +21
T17 Aaron Hamlin Sturgis, MI 59-53--112 +40
T17 William O'Brien Northville, MI 62-50--112 +40
Results for contest Girls 13 - 15:
1 Danielle Labrecque Battle Creek, MI 49-59--108 +35
Results for contest Girls 16 - 18:
1 Connaught Blood Hillsdale, MI 37-44--81 +9
2 Elena Thomas White Lake, MI 46-47--93 +21
3 Lauren Baker Ann Arbor, MI 48-49--97 +25
4 Natalia Thomas White Lake, MI 57-56--113 +41
U.S.G.A. MICHIGAN GRANTEES
The U.S.G.A. announced the latest round of grantees with four going to Michigan programs. The Midnight Golf Program in Detroit picked up $46,900, the Capitol Area Golf For Youths, $5,430, the Monroe County Area 34 Special Olympics $3,300 and the Traverse City Junior Association hauled in $10,000. Congrats to all, as we all know, "Happiness is positive cash flow".
MICHIGAN GOLFER TV JUNE SHOWS
Golf for Breast Cancer Prevention- Shanty Creek Resort
Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Round One Coverage with Tim Hygh
Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Round Two Coverage with Tim Hygh and Mike Shiels
Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Round Three Coverage with Tim Hygh and Jennie McCafferty
Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury - Final Round Coverage with Tim Hygh
Ken Devine, Former COO Michigan PGA, Reminisces about attending the first Buick Open
Buick Open Special: Gene Bone Reminisices about the first Buick Open with Jack Berry
Gene Bone: His Years on the Michigan and PGA Tours with Jack Berry
Gene Bone: Hall of Fame Career with Jack Berry
TEED OFF - THE LIGHTER SIDE OF GOLF
Produced by A Ship of Fools and GLSP Television Network
HELP DESK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ supplied by Jim Neff
2008 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
20-21 97th Michigan Amateur The Moors Golf Club
Video: 2006 Michigan Amateur http://youtube.com/watch?v=m-69kM2wz30
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
Videos Ken Devine http://youtube.com/watch?v=7TbVVp5ZT9U
Gene Bone http://youtube.com/watch?v=oMfLaoRqVa0
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
Video: 2007 http://youtube.com/watch?v=U9gOvRGTgP8
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
Michigan Golfer News http://www.michigangolfer.com/news.html
Michigan Golfer Television http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html
Michigan Golfer Magazine http://www.webgolfer.com/#pastissues
The Natural http://glsp.com/natural/
True North http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/truenorth/
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