Michigan Golf News
July 1, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 27
BAY MILLS RESORT AND CASINO/WILD BLUFF GOLF COURSE
Video: 2005 Bay Mills Open Players Tournament Preview
-with Rob Lussenhof
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__/ U OF M'S HARRIS WINS 88TH DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN-by Tim
__/ ING PAR 3 SHOOTOUT-NORTH ALL THE WAY-by Terry Moore
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__/ RICK SMITH'S SCHEDULE KEEPS HIM OUT OF BIG BREAK IV
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DAVID PLASSMAN OF THE KINGSLEY CLUB AND MIKE DEVRIES-GOLF
DESIGNER VISIT THE SHOWS
__/ VOZZA WINS 94TH MICHIGAN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
__/ MICHELLE BOWLES WINS MICHIGAN GIRLS JUNIOR AMATEUR
__/ CRISTINA BAENA CAPTURES BANK OF ANN ARBOR FUTURES GOLF CLASSIC
BIRDIE KIM, FORMER WINNER CAPTURES U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
__/ WHITE LAKE GOLF CLUB ALSO A BENDELOW DESIGN?
__/ TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER OUT TO THE COURSE DURING THE JULY 11TH -JULY
17TH AT THE NATURAL
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U OF M'S HARRIS WINS 88TH DETROIT NEWSPAPERS MICHIGAN OPEN-by Tim Hygh
Michael Harris, a 27-year-old touring professional from Troy, shot 69
on The Bear in Thursdayıs fourth and final round to win the 88th Detroit
Newspapers Michigan Open Championship. With rounds of 67-67-65-69 (268)
Harris finished the championship at 20-under-par the lowest four
round total ever shot on The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The
record-setting performance allowed Harris to finish six strokes ahead of
Colby Beckstrom, a Muskegon rookie professional who closed with a 69
for a total of 14-under-par. Harrisıs share of the $110,000 purse is
$13,000. Beckstrom, a past Michigan Amateur champion competing in his first
event as a professional, collected $8,4000.
³I donıt think you ever stand on the first tee of The Bear and think
youıre going to shoot 20-under, but if you take it one day at a time, hit
the right shots at the right time, you can get there. Still, I wouldnıt
have believed it,² said Harris, who made the Michigan Open his
first-ever four-round victory as a professional. ³I started out today wanting
to break 70 in all four rounds. It was a lot windier today and a lot
tougher, and the pins were tough. You have to respect that on a tough golf
course. I knew the putter was there and I knew my game was still there,
I just had to have the patience to let it come through.²
Harris, a three-time all Big Ten golfer has twice won the three-round
Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions since he left the University of
Michigan in 2000. Heıs finished as runner-up four times during his
Canadian Tour career and, with earnings just under $30,000 in six events this
year, ranks eighth on the Canadian Tourıs Order of Merit. He has also
played on the PGA Tourıs Nationwide Tour.
Harris began the day with a six shot lead over 22-year-old Beckstrom,
who had been attending Texas Christian University but turned
professional when he was eliminated from last weekıs Michigan Amateur
Championship. Harris tried to quash any uprising by making 20 and 30-foot birdie
putts on the first two holes.
³I played as hard as I could and it was almost impossible to catch him
- one little falter and I might have been back in it. I never gave up
hope, but he just doesnıt falter and he doesnıt make mistakes, ² said
Beckstrom, who hung tough and tightened his deficit to three strokes by
the eighth hole - before losing momentum with a bogey on the ninth and
letting Harris cruise away with a pitch-in eagle on the par-five 10th.
³The eagle he made said to me Itıs not going to happen.ı But the
biggest learning experience this week was showing myself that I could do it.²
Beckstromıs 14-under finish would have tied the four-round championship
record on The Bear had it not been eclipsed by Harrisıs 20-under.
³Thatıs the game. He could have shot 19-under and lost. Thatıs the
game, though,² said Harris. A lot of professional golf is timing. You have
to play well on the right week. Sometimes itıs just your time,ı and I
think this week was it for me.²
Nevertheless, Beckstrom was pleased with his second-place finish and
$8,400 pay day. ³Iıve been dreaming of this day forever. My goal was to
win my first professional event and I got close. I put everything I had
into it,² said Beckstrom, who had never even seen The Bear other than a
lone, pre-round practice tournament.
Third-place finisher Corey Mahoney, from Crystal Mountain and Eastern
Michigan University, was also the championshipıs lowest amateur
finisher, with a four-round total of 277 (11.)
Scott Hebert, a five-time Michigan Open champion who won all of those
titles at Grand Traverse and once worked as an assistant professional at
The Bear, began the day in third place eight strokes behind Harris,
but the Sunnybrook Country Club assistant professional limped in with a
3-over-par 75 to finish the event at 6-under-par.
ING PAR 3 SHOOTOUT-NORTH ALL THE WAY-by Terry Moore
Exchanging his ESPN microphone for a putter, color analyst Andy North
rolled in a 17-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole in the ING Par 3
Shootout at Treetops Resort to set the stage for a $220,000 skin in the
made-for-TV event earlier this week. Later validating the skin with a par on
the next hole, North was the big winner in the two-day event which
featured Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and CBS Golf commentator Gary McCord.
North, the two-time US Open champion, capped off his day by taking the
last skin in a playoff for $60,000 and thus earning over the two days
$350,000. The most North had ever won on Tour for the entire year had
been $212, 268. The event was taped and aired on Monday and Tuesday
nights on ESPN2 lending a hefty publicity boost to Treetops and northern
Michigan golf. On Wednesday, ESPN SportsCenter included two ³Top Ten²
highlights from the Shootout: Northıs birdie putt and Couplesı near miss of
an ace on the 14th hole.
Par 3 Notebook: Michiganıs John Morse played in the pro-am portion of
the Shootout. Competing on the Nationwide PGA TOUR circuit, Morse says
physically heıs in much better condition thanks to Celebrex, the
non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medicine. Morse has three years before
being eligible for the lucrative Champions Tour circuit.Mickelson said
his goals are to play 4-5 more years on TOUR, concentrating on winning
majors and then spending more time with his familyMickelson hinted at
collaborating with Rick Smith on additions to the Treetops Resort,
including possibly another golf course or a family attraction such as a water
park.Northıs early pick to win the British Open is Tiger Woods, saying
he interviewed Tiger after the Memorial and Tiger told him that was the
first tourney he completely trusted his revamped swing. Only a balky
putter at Pinehurst prevented Woods from winning the Open according to
North.Overheard player chatter while miked: McCord recalled aski
ng Miller Barber once how many aces he had made. Mimicking the high
pitched voice of Mr. X, McCord said Barber told him, ³24 aces and 12 of
them were for cars.².North revealed a TOUR line after Couples made a
birdie putt on one hole: ³That was a jet fuel putt, wasnıt it?"
MGN ON THE ROAD
Acme-Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa hosted the Michigan Open this year for the
25th time. Catch our 25th Anniversary show, July 8th on your Michigan
Golfer or Michigan PGA station.
Larry Mancour designed Eagle Beach, which opened nine holes of its
greens and fairways to the public in 2002. Bob Shorter is one of the
principals of the course, which is surrounded by a real estate development.
Shanty Creek Resort
It was a beautiful day at Shanty Creek. It seems they were doing a
robust business on The Legend and Summit course, as well. The resort
features a number of great courses and storied designers; Cedar River by Tom
Weiskopf, The Summit by William Diddel, The Legend by Arnold Palmer
and Schuss Mountain by Warner Bowen. When people talk about northern
Michigan golf, this is a protype of the experience. Great service,
terrific tradition, beautiful landscaping, Shanty Creek seems to have it all.
They also have a July 4th weekend special on lodging. Eric and
Stephanie, a couple of former FSU golf management students were on hand to help
people enjoy a great experience. Roger Gieseck is the Director of Golf
for the Resort.
Starting August 19, with the Detroit Newspapers Michigan PGA Pro-Am
followed by the Detroit Newspapers Michigan PGA Championship and ending
on August 25, Shanty Creek will host some of Michigan's best golfers.
The new Avalanche Bay at Boyne's Grand Mountain Lodge is an over the
top hit. We stopped by Avalanche Bay early in the morning and it was
packed. The Grand Mountain Lodge is spectacular in every way, a very
exciting property. I will have to admit to a little lump in my throat when
I saw that they named the grill, Everett's for the late Everett
The Doherty Hotel, The Emerald at Maple Creek
While The Emerald at Maple Creek is not in Clare, it is a partner of
the golf packages offered at the Doherty Hotel. We had the chance to
feature, owner, Jim Doherty on our "Par for the Course" radio show last
week and he indicated that the Canadian market has been a robust one for
them. The Doherty also packages with, Winding Brook, Bucks Run, Eagle
Glen, Firefly, Hidden Oaks, The Pines, Riverwood, Snow Snake, Pohlcat,
St. Ives and Tullymore. At The Emerald at Maple Creek, Ed Kelbel
continues to continue his tradition of terrific management.
Et Tu Brutus?
Yes, Brutus does have two fine golf courses; Hidden River Golf and
Casting Club and Maple Ridge Golf Club.
Hidden River Golf and Casting is a knock out course, which highlighed
the continued growth of W. Bruce Matthews. III architectual skills.
Matthews is now a principal of the Marywood Gofl Course in Battle Creek.
Roger Wilson and Darin Philport, owners of Hidden River, have managed
to make their course a must play course for those heading north. They
are offering dinner music to accompany their beautiful restaurant and
outside grill. Hidden River is a upscale destination, with an excellent
Jack Angott, owner of Maple Ridge Golf Course, had upgraded the course
by renovating four holes. In addition, he built a new clubhouse and
elevated the status of the property. The facility currently has an 18
hole course and an 18 hole executive course. Unfortunately, Angott, who
had worked so hard at renovating the place, passed away this May. The
family is in the process of deciding what they will do with the
Donald Ross stopped by Elk Rapids in 1922 and designed a nine hole
layout out that has pretty much stayed the same since it opened in 1923.
Wayne Kilcherman, Pro Shop manager, who recently retired from his
teaching duties at Traverse City Schools a few years ago, now works with the
Director of Golf, Chris Drummond, to keep this gem polished. A new
wrinkle at the club this year, was the establishment of starting times.
The nine hole course is closed on Wednesdays for club members, but
generally open to the public the rest of the week.. If you want to avail
yourself of a starting time, you can now call 231-264-8891.
The quality of the clubhouse at Antrim Dells now matches the course.
Antrim Dells, a favorite of designer,Jerry Matthews, has had a recent
renovatton of their clubhouse. The deck now has a beautiful view of the
Grand Traverse Bay http://antrimdellsgolf.com
Jeff Luczak, Assistant Professional at Black Forest, was on hand to
help customers when we arrived. He is part of The Osprey management
team that has made and is continuing to make improvements at this 36 hole
complex. They have a new patio and veranda for the Osprey Grill. Plans
are also underway to expand the parking lot which was always a problem
at the club. Osprey Recreational Properties manage Manistee National,
The Medalist, Ridge View as well as the Wilderness Valley property.
Black Forest continues to gather interest from golfers who are attracted
by the designs of Tom Doak.
Natural & Marsh Ridge
Larry Bowden, new owner of Marsh Ridge Resort , is in the process of
renovating the resort properties into condominiums. The first one has
already sold and four others should be available by fall. Marsh Ridge has
long been one of Northern Michigan's most unique and desirable
four-season resorts. The resort offers play at Marsh Ridge Golf Course,
designed by Mike Husby and The Natural, one of Jerry Matthews great courses.
The Otsego Club is offering some great lodging rates to go with their
54-Hole Blowout. Mark Hogan, PGA Professional, indicated that June
rounds have been up and that the new combination of The Tribute and the new
Forest Dunes Golf Course has been a hit. Scott Chesley, VP of Real
Estate Sales, indicated that sales have been brisk at the Otsego Club. The
new cabins on the course have also been attracting interest.
True North-MGN had a delightful afternoon hanging out with the Jim Engh
crew at the True North Grand Opening. Engh has been one of the hottest
architects in the business. In fact, he was the Architect of the Year
for Golf Digest in 2003. Engh was so pleased by the work of
Superintendent Steve Sump and his grow in crew that he brought out staff members
from his Colorado office to see how great the course turned out. There
were others on hand to check out the course as well. Norm Browning and
Kevin O'Brien from Tullymore were on hand and Bernie Friedrich from
Boyne stopped by. MG-TV was on hand to tape the opening and so was our
reporter, Jack Berry. We will bring the show to you next week.
Indian River Golf Club
Indian River Golf Club was originally built in 1922 by a group from
Columbus Beach, a private beach community at Indian River. The original
nine was reconfigured and a second nine was added in 1986. Warner Bowen
was the course architect. The clubhouse was extensively renovated in
1995 and a driving range added in 2000. Dave Marsh is the Club Manager
and Pat Whitman is the Course Superintendent.
Sundance Golf Course
Jerry Matthews will be on hand today to christen his latest golf
course creation, Sundance Golf Course. Sundance will join A-Ga-Ming as a
powerful sibling course to offer golfers 36 holes of spectacular golf.
While the course is now open for golfers, you can check out a preview
we did last year at http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show24/index.html While you are at the site you can check out other Matthews courses at:
The Natural http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
The Majestic at Lake Walden
Jerry Matthews Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
The Kingsley Club
The 2005 Hickory Shaft Open attracted golfers from 10 states as well as
many cities throughout Michigan. Leading the contingent of golfers, was
hickory club collector, teacher and author; Dr. Gary Wiren. Wiren has
ties to Michigan through his Master's degree from U of M, his marriage
and coaching. Of late, he has been an instructor in residence at The
Kingsley Club and will be there until July 5th. Dave Plassman is the
Kingsley Club professional.
There are a number of hickory shaft tournaments in Michigan, with the
Kingsley Shaft Open being the most renown. Other "Hickory" tournament
are at Elmbrook GC in Traverse City and Wawashkamo GC on Mackinac
Mistwood GC, the 27 hole layout just outside of Traverse City, is
adding another course, a par 3, within its new housing project. The course
is modeled after the very successful par 3 at Black River CC. The new
layout was due to open in July, but the opening has been postponed to
August, due to a late installation of the irrigation system. The
original 27 holes were designed by Jerry Matthews, but the new par 3 course
was done by a local designer. Gregory Gay is the PGA Professional at
Schuss Moutain GC @Shanty Creek has always been one of those eye candy
resorts to me. I first went there as a skier and then later as a
golfer. Schuss Mountain, was a worthy opponent on the slopes and the Warner
Bowen course design on Schuss Mountain GC an equal challenge. The
cottages fit very nicely within the immediate village. Schuss is a
beautiful place to play golf and ski. Eric Durance, a junior at Albion
College was on hand to greet early morning golfers. Roger Gieseck, formerly
at Schuss, is now the head of all of Shanty Creek golf.
High Pointe GC, Tom Doak's first golf design, has matured into a
wonderful layout. I still remember the grand opening of the course in 1989.
The day was miserable as a steady, but warm, rain continued most of the
day. It caught our foursome about the 3rd hole and never let up. A
number of media and invited guests hung it up, but our group labored on,
not necessarily for the love of the game, but it was just such a
fascinating course, we just had to see how it turned out. It turned out great
and Ton Doak's career has never wavered. High Pointe is one of
Michigan's signature courses.
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Timberstone Golf Club with Jerry Matthews
Timberstone GC, located in Iron Mountain, has had its share of awards
of late. it was voted the "Golf Course of the Year" by the Michigan
Golf Course Owners Association and was also selected as a five star golf
course by Golf Digest. It is a beautiful course and new Michigan Hall
of Fame member Jerry Matthews, provides a terrific review.
Art Hills and Red Hawk
Art Hills gives us a brief tour of Red Hawk Golf Club, his exciting
creation in East Tawas. Red Hawk and the Tawas and East Tawas community
staged a Michigan Media Tournament last month. 40 members of the media
showed up for the event and had a great time on a great course. Art
Hills was on hand to chat about Red Hawk and shared some of his thoughts on
its design, with us.
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RICK SMITH'S SCHEDULE KEEPS HIM OUT OF BIG BREAK IV
Rick Smith was very disappointed that his schedule kept him from being
the host of Big Break IV. "They taped the show in Scotland during the
U.S. Open and I just could not do it," said Smith. When asked about
EMU's Bart Lower, who finished second in Big Break II and was invited to
play in Big Break IV, Smith indicated that he "hopes that Bart will do
well. Bart has a very good game." Big Break IV, taped in Scotland, will
feature an international field. The show is scheduled for this fall.
MICHIGAN GOLF RADIO -
DAVID PLASSMAN OF THE KINGSLEY CLUB AND MIKE DEVRIES-GOLF DESIGNER
HIGHLIGHT THIS WEEK'S SHOWS
Wednesdays at 1:35 pm with Tom Gibson on CHOK 1070, Sarnia, Ontario,
Fridays at 10:40 am with Shawn Peterson on the Michigan Talk Radio
Fridays at 10:40 to 11:00 on MLive http://www.mlive.com/talkradio/
VOZZA WINS 94TH MICHIGAN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Throughout the week at the 94th Michigan Amateur at Muskegon Country
Club sponsored by GMAC Mortgage -- Christian Vozza hammered away at the
Donald Ross-designed course and the competition en route to his
³This course favors the bombers, especially if youıre putting well,²
Vozza said. ³I was a little nervous coming out of the gate (but) I bombed
my drive on hole No. 3 and drained the putt, which got my rhythm
Vozza went into the lead, 1up, on the fourth hole and never looked
back, defeating Patrick Wilkes-Krier, 5 and 4, in the final match.
It wasnıt just Vozzaıs distance that won the match, said Wilkes-Krier.
³I felt fine and I was doing what I wanted to do,² he said. ³You can
hit the ball great, but itıs won on the green . . . you win a tournament
by making putts and he made a lot of them.²
The victory by Vozza, senior-to-be at the University of Michigan, was
yet another in a five year ³youth movement² trend at the Michigan
Amateur. The last time an over 25 player won the event was in 2000. The last
five champions have all been college age. This yearıs final four were
all aged 23 and under. Only two players over age 25 made the Sweet 16.
Taken and edited from a Tonia Branch press release. visit http://www.gam.org.
MICHELLE BOWLES WINS MICHIGAN GIRLS JUNIOR AMATEUR
Michelle Bowles, 16, (Davison) left no doubt as to who the top golfer
was at the 2005 Michigan Girls Junior Amateur. Bowles won the Stroke
Play and Match Play Titles at Lakelands Golf & Country Club in Brighton.
Bowles shot 76-71 in Stroke Play for a six shot victory over runner-up
Ashley Smith (Plymouth). Bowles, who earned the top seed in Match Play,
wrapped up the Match Play title on Wednesday afternoon. Bowles, a
member of Davison Country Club, can be reached at (810) 653-3116.
GAM press release
CRISTINA BAENA CAPTURES BANK OF ANN ARBOR-BIRDIE KIM FORMER WINNER
CAPTURES U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
We feel we had one of our best tournaments yet the field was
incredibly strong there where over 20 LPGA non-exempt players, and
incredible young talent. Our winner was first time champion Cristina Baena,
from Columbia, sister to LPGA player Marisa Baena. Our runner up was
Julieta Granada from Paraguay. Julieta had recently won the U.S. Jr.
Championship and was the 2nd ranked amateur behind Michelle Wie. She turned
pro in Ann Arbor when she registered for the tournament this was her
first competition as a pro and she came in 2nd place.
³Birdie Kim², the young lady who won the U.S. Womenıs Open on Sunday
is the same ³Ju Kim² who won the Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic
in 2003. This was her last professional win until the U.S. Open this
past weekend I think it is great that we have that footage.
Gilda Johnson-Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Golf Classic
Editor's Note: You can see "Birdie Kim" a.k.a Ju Kim win the 2003 Bank
of Ann Arbor Futures Classic at http://www.michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show14/
Final round scores and money Sunday in the FUTURES Golf Tour's $65,000
Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic at the 6214-yard, par 36-36 - 72
1 Cristina Baena (Pereira, Colombia) 73-67-71 - 211
2 Julieta Granada (Asuncion, Paraguay) 74-69-69 - 212
3 Stephanie George (Myerstown, Pa.) 71-70-72 - 213
4 Seon-Hwa Lee (Chonan, Korea) 71-72-71 - 214
T5 Sarah Lynn Johnston (St. Charles, Ill.) 72-74-70 - 216
Marianne Morris (Middletown, Ohio) 69-76-71 - 216
Michelle Simpson (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) 70-74-72 - 216
Charlotte Mayorkas (Murrieta, Calif.) 73-71-72 - 216
Kellee Booth (McKinney, Texas) 69-73-74 - 216
T38 Stacy Snider (Grandville, Mich.) 74-76-72 - 222 $307
T48 LeAnna Wicks (Brighton, Mich.) 73-76-74 - 223 $257
Taken and edited from a Futures Tour release with Lisa Mickey
WHITE LAKE GOLF CLUB ALSO A BENDELOW DESIGN?
You had a note last week on White Lake GC, (Whitehall, MI) that states
that the course was laid out by E.E. Roberts in 1916. My brother,
Jack Bendelow, who has lived in Montague since 1950, knows the White Lake
course well and had information from a former White Lake greens keeper
that Tom Bendelow did the design in 1916.
Incidentally, we induct Tom Bendelow Into the Illinois PGA Hall of Fame
on October 21, 2005
Best wishes. Stuart Bendelow
TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER OUT TO THE COURSE DURING THE JULY 11TH -JULY 17TH AT
The Natural Golf Course invites golfers and their family to come out to
the course for the National Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, to
be held July 11th-17th.
The Natural will offer free green fees to young ladies accompanied by a
paying adult. The paying adult will also receive the junior rate of
just $25. This provides young ladies in our community to learn a game
that they will be able to play for a lifetime. Golf is a game that teaches
integrity and discipline. Why would we not want to teach girls in our
community this wonderful game?
Taken from a Natural press release.
MIKE SHIELS HANGING OUT WITH "THE DONALD"
Michael Patrick Shiels, a Michigan-based author and writer, assisted in
the writing of Donald Trumpıs newest book titled: Trump The Best Golf
Advice I Ever Received. Trump is known worldwide for his business and
real estate acumen, and as host of the hit NBC show ³The Apprentice,²
but in recent forays into the golf business, ³The Donald² has built or
acquired four exclusive golf courses.
The 316-page book, published by Crown, was released in June, and
features the words of Trumpıs associates and colleagues sharing the best
golf advice theyıve been given. The book includes golf stars such as
Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, and Gary Player, but also
includes non-golf luminaries such as actors Michael Douglas and Burt
Reynolds; sports figures Yogi Berra and Jerry West; and assorted CEOıs.
Well-known people with Michigan connections also appeared in the book,
including LPGA Tour players Elaine Crosby and Meg Mallon; golf course
architects Arthur Hills and Tom Doak; and Detroit Pistons coach Larry
³I believe their words will help all of us enjoy the game of golf
more,² Trump writes in the book.³Mr. Trump never asked me to give him the
best golf advice I ever received, but Iıve learned from his example that
you certainly learn more with your mouth closed than with it opened,²
Shiels, who grew up in Detroitıs Downriver Area, has authored or
collaborated on six other books, including J.P. McCarthy Just Donıt Tell
em Where I Am; The Works of Art Golf Course Designs of Arthur Hills;
and Good Bounces and Bad Lies, the autobiography of Emmy Award winning
CBS TV golf analyst Ben Wright. His most recent title, Golfıs Short
Game For Dummies, published in April, was released in the United States,
Canada, the United Kingdom and in Europe.
Taken and edited from a release from Golf and Resort Marketing
MORE COURSES TO BE HIGHLIGHTED ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION SHOW
Upcoming shows on MGTV include:
Fox Run Country Club-Grayling
Grandview Golf Club-Kalkaska
Harbor Point Golf Club-One of America's First 100 Golf Courses-Harbor
The Tribute Golf Course-with Gary Koch, Rick Robbins and Keith
Timberstone Golf Club- with Jerry Mathews-Iron Mountain
True North-Harbor Springs-The Grand Opening-Harbor Springs
True North-Harbor Springs- A Tour of True North- with Jim Engh and Jack
Twin Birch Golf Club- Kalkaska
The Concession with Tony Jacklin, Jack Nicklaus and Vanessa
Bay Mills Open-Bay Mills Casino and Resort-Brimley
Michigan PGA-Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme
Dan Pohl: Michigan Golf Hall of Fame-with Jack Berry
Elaine Crosby: Michigan Golf Hall of Fame-with Jack Berry
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Michigan Golf News-2003-Present
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