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The 2011 Masters: Jack Berry and Terry Moore Comment Memorable Masters - By Jack Berry Birdies - By Terry Moore

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Boyne Adds Ninth Course with Hidden River Golf & Casting Management Deal

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Treetops Resort - Celebrating R.T. Jones Masterpiece 25th Anniversary • •

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U.S. Ryder Cup Points Team Standings

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Michigan Golf in the News

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Michigan Golfer Television - Practice Makes Perfect

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Michigan Golfer Magazine Online Spring Issue

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Brian O'Neill's Quick Tip of the Week: "Balance"

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Minzey's Musings

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Michigan Golfer Television 2011 Shows

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Michigan Golf Calendar

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Michigan Golfer Archives http://michigangolfer.com/mgn/archives.html

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Michigan Golf History http://michigangolfer.com/mgn/history.html

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Michigan Golfer Magazine 2010 -11 Winter Issue http://michigangolfer.com/win10-11/ Past Issues http://michigangolfer.com/#pastissues Michigan Golfer Television Michigan Golfer Channel http://michigangolfer.tv Michigan Golfer You Tube Channel http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?pi=0&ps=100&sf=added&sa=0&sq=golfer&dm=2 Michigan Golfer News Subscribe http://lyris.dundee.net/read/all_forums/subscribe?name=michigangolfnews Editor: Art McCafferty Associate Editor - Jennie McCafferty ============================================================== THE 2011 MASTERS: JACK BERRY AND TERRY MOORE COMMENT ============================================================== MEMORABLE MASTERS By Jack Berry

Nicklaus left town after he and Arnold Palmer hit ceremonial opening tee shots to start the tournament and Mickelson seemed to disappear too, never contending. Woods, who says his swing change is in a “process,” hasn't turned in four consecutive good rounds since he hit a tree and fire hydrant outside his driveway and turned into his own Thanksgiving turkey 18 months ago.

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This was a memorable Masters Tournament, prefaced by countless interviews of Jack Nicklaus remembering his victory 25 years ago at the age of 46 (he said he was interviewed more this year than he was when he won), whether Phil Mickelson's hot hand at Houston would carry over to a second green jacket or if Tiger Woods' “process” finally would pay off.

Instead, this turned into one of the best of the 75 Masters since Michigan Golf Hall of Famer Horton Smith won the first one in Putting led to McIlroy's downfall. 1934. Woods turned in fireworks like the young Tiger with a 5under-par 31 first nine Sunday but the cliché is that the Masters doesn't begin until the last nine on Sunday afternoon and there certainly P. 2

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Warm and wonderful for most days at this Masters

was an element of truth in it. Woods, 35, faded on the nine after being one of 10 people with a shot at it, then seven and finally South African Charl Schwartzel won with four straight closing birdies, 50 years after Gary Player became the first South African to win the Masters. Actually, the die was cast on the first hole when Schwartzel holed an 80-foot chip from short right of the green and four shot leader Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, playing right behind him, missed a short par putt. Despite opening 65-69-70 and leading from the start, McIlroy consistently missed short putts in those three rounds, failing to capitalize on excellent iron play. And that has been the Irishman's weakness despite some 63s in tournament play including the first round of the British Open last year on the Old Course at St. Andrews. McIlroy isn't the first leader to implode on Sunday at Augusta, though. Greg Norman led by six in 1996 but shot 78 on Sunday and Nick Faldo, Norman's nemesis in the majors, shot 67 and won by five shots. P. 4

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Norman had tied the course record with a first round 63. But Sunday is different at the Masters with the best finishing nine holes in championship golf with equal opportunities for eagles, birdies, bogeys and worse. McIlroy got the worse. His hooked tee shot on the 10th ricocheted off one of the tall loblolly pines and landed in virgin territory. No one remembered seeing a shot wind up between two member/guest cabins 40 yards to the left of the fairway. Triple bogey. Then a double at the 11th and single at the 12th. As good as McIlroy is, and he is good, he has a penchant for a triple or double, sometimes a couple doubles. Rickie Fowler is the same. They're young. McIlroy is 21, Fowler is 22. Learning often is tough, especially in the highly pressurized major championships. “I unraveled,� said McIlroy who led for 63 holes until the disastrous 10th, a tough hole even when the tee shot lands in the fairway. But again, McIlroy didn't blow the biggest lead. After Norman's six shots weren't enough, Ed Sneed's five shot lead in 1979 wasn't enough either. Sneed bogied the last three holes and went into the Masters' first sudden death playoff with Tom Watson and Fuzzy Zoeller who was playing his first Masters. They all parred the first hole and Zoeller won on the second with a birdie. Then, as now, the playoff started on the 10th hole. Ken Venturi, like McIlroy, had a four shot lead in the 1956 Masters. Venturi was a 24-year-old amateur. He shot 80 on Sunday and Jackie Burke, with four rounds in the 70s (Venturi had two in the 60s), came from eight shots back and won by a shot. Burke shot one-under-par 71, one of only two rounds under par that day. Sam Snead also shot 71 and tied for fourth. Venturi received a silver medal for runnerup, a silver-gold cup as low amateur, a gold medal as low amateur, a crystal vase for the low first round, a crystal highball glass for an eagle on 13 in the first round, and another one for an eagle on eight in the second round. He got everything but a green jacket and green money. It's doubtful that McIlroy will find much solace in the fact that he's the third 54-hole leader in the last four majors to shoot 80 or above. Dustin Johnson shot 82 in the last round of the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, won by McIlroy's Northern Ireland compatriot, Graeme McDowell. And Nick Watney shot 81 in the final round of last year's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Watney wasn't a contender but he also shot an 81 in the last round of the Open at Pebble Beach. One thing McIlroy has had, as opposed to Johnson and Watney, is support from fans and the media. In nearly every sport when a player has blown a big lead, he shuns the media and certainly doesn't sign autographs. McIlroy talked on television, talked to the writers and everyone described him with one word: Classy. And, uniformly, everyone figures he will win a major, maybe more. McIlroy said he will learn from this experience. It would help, too, if he'd work on his putting. One last note: Louis Oosthuizen, Schwartzel's best friend and reigning British Open champion, is pictured in the 2011 Masters Media Guide holding a big crystal bowl for winning last year's Par Three Contest. And this year, Schwartzel did him one better: a green jacket. P. 6

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************************************************** BIRDIES By Terry Moore

Looking at Schwartzel’s stats for the week, revealed the following: Although overall he was T-18 in the all-important greens in regulation category he was T-1 for the final round with 16 GIR. In putting he was 2nd best for the week with only two three-putts. In driving accuracy, he was T-31; on Saturday Schwartzel only hit 6 fairways yet still fired a 68!

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Finishing off a major championship in style is a mark of a champion. Unheralded Charl Schwartzel certainly did that with a record-setting run of four birdies on his final holes on at the Masters. But how he started off the day was equally remarkable. I mean, his 30-yard chip-in for birdie at the par-four first was only the second birdie on that sneaky tough hole for the entire final round! And then to top that, two holes later he holes out a 114-yard wedge for eagle, doing another “Larry Mize” raised to the second power. Yes, one could say Schwartzel had some “lucky” bounces but that’s inevitable in the course of any tournament. He just had his good bounces in the stretch of the first three holes of the final round of the Masters. But making four clutch birdie putts on his final holes really makes these “but what if” discussions a silly exercise. No one lost the Masters, including Rory McIlroy. Schwartzel simply won it in blazing glory.

The man of the hour

Schwartzel’s win means all four of golf’s major trophies are now in the possession of non-Americans with two players from South Africa, one player from Northern Ireland, and one player from Germany all laying claim to the prizes. Call it the Global Slam. That’s fine with me and it’s really no surprise given how golf has evolved. I liked what Schwartzel said after Saturday’s round when asked about the seven international players gathered on the 54-hole leaderboard: “It’s just a bunch of really good players coming through. The world is big. America is big, but the world is bigger.” Indeed, we all like to root for more familiar players we see on the PGA Tour but golf is now played on a global stage. On this note the one edge players from other continents have over American players is that they compete in events that are, by and large, not as deep in overall competitive talent as the PGA Tour. As such, their chances for victories are slightly better than their American counterparts. Hence, winning begets winning and such positive outcomes instill vital poise and confidence especially during a tense final round.

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Finally, if one is truly happy about golf becoming an Olympic sport in 2016 in Brazil, one should be equally pleased about Charl Schwartzel completing the Global Slam. Look at it this way: we want more international golfers to discover Pure Michigan and its treasure chest of fine courses. We’ll worry about the exchange rate later. ****** Masters Notebook: University of Michigan’s Lion Kim didn’t make the cut after firing rounds of 76-72 but he had a memorable week. Earning a spot in the field due to last summer’s U.S. Public Links title, Kim was joined by family and friends as well as his U-M coaches in Augusta. I happened to chat with him briefly on Wednesday when he cut short his practice round to compete early in the Par 3 Contest where Assistant U-M coach Chris Whitten caddied for him. Along side playing partners Bubba Watson and Aaron Baddeley, Kim shot an even par 27 for the fan-and-family favorite event. The Augusta Chronicle also reported that Kim had papers and exams waiting for him back in Ann Arbor and where his American Culture professor had never heard of the Masters when told of it by Kim last month.

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*** OK, some Tiger Woods comments. Certainly at times he was the Tiger of lore, most notably during his

A memory that will live a lifetime

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second round 66 and his final round on Sunday of 67 which was highlighted by a riveting five-under par front nine of 31. But I’m still scratching my head over why he again switched putters (from a Scotty Cameron Titleist Newport 2 to a Nike Method mini-mallet) earlier this year while also allowing teacher Sean Foley to fiddle with his short game. Tiger’s putting and chipping over the last few years (prescandal) were never the problem. It was mainly a balky driver. So why he would mess with his once impregnable putting and chipping technique baffles me especially after seeing him miss short critical putts as he did on Sunday at 12 and 15 and with a mediocre chip on 13 which led to a costly par. For the week, Tiger tied with Justin Rose for the most three-putts with six. He also ended his Saturday round with a bogey set up by another poor chip from the back of the green. In his Tuesday press conference, Woods said his game is still undergoing a “process” where “the putting stroke, the short game, the swing, the same release has to mirror throughout the entire bag.” Sorry, I don’t get it. *** Mindful of Augusta National’s co-founder Clifford Roberts credo that “no public event ever stands still, but gets either better or worse,” Masters chairman Billy Payne has marshaled in a new era of “constant improvements” for the tournament such as the Junior Patron program, the Asian Amateur Championship which guarantees its winner a coveted spot in the field, televising the Par Three Contest, a redesigned website, apps for the Android-based phones and iPhones and the new Masters video game, to mention only a few. But I was most impressed with the new permanent seating structure with upgraded seats for the Tournament’s expansive and quintessential practice area. Atop the back row of the seating structure I observed a long metal rail where standing patrons might rest drinks and personal items while viewing the action. In a neat little touch, the designer even punched out the iconic Masters logos in the steel rail to allow for water to drain through and not puddle up. Priceless. Speaking of the practice area, 2010 PGA Teacher of the Year and recent West Michigan Golf Show headliner Todd Anderson, a Michigan native now at Sea Island, GA, was busy inside the ropes working with longtime pupil Brandt Snedeker. Snedeker had a strong tournament finishing T-15th thus automatically qualifying for next year’s Masters. *** “For the first time in many, many years,” Payne also announced for the 2012 Masters a “limited number of daily tournament round tickets” will be made available via an online application process. When asked by a reporter what kind of a response he expects for ticket applications and adding (like the famous scene in the movie Dumb and Dumber) if it’s one-in-million odds to land a ticket, Payne quipped: “It’s not a good chance, but it’s a chance.” ============================================================================= BOYNE ADDS NINTH COURSE WITH HIDDEN RIVER GOLF & CASTING MANAGEMENT DEAL ============================================================================= Boyne expanded its northern Michigan golf offerings adding Hidden River Golf & Casting Club of Brutus, Michigan through a new management deal. Hidden River becomes the ninth course in Boynes collection of championship golf courses, which also includes Arthur Hills’ designed Bay Harbor Golf Club and Robert Trent Jones’ The Heather. Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ vice president of golf, marketing and retail operations, says Hidden River has been on his radar for the course’s “quality, playability and natural setting along the Maple River.” He adds, “Hidden River complements the Boyne golf experience by providing our guests with another premiere course to play plus creates greater tee time availability and further increases the value of our golf packages and memberships.”

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Located 10 miles from Boyne Highlands, the course is a short drive for guests staying and playing at the resort. Hidden River is also known for being one of first golf courses to open and last to close in northern Michigan, an advantage for golfers eager to hit the links this spring. The course is set to open this Friday, April 15, 2011. -- Taken and edited from a Boyne Erin Ernst release. ====================================== U.S. RYDER CUP POINTS TEAM STANDINGS ====================================== Name Points 1. Tiger WOODS 330.66700 2. Bo VAN PELT 240.00000 3. Ryan PALMER 216.00000 4. Steve STRICKER 176.00000 5. Fred COUPLES 128.00000 6. Brandt SNEDEKER 128.00000 7. Ricky BARNES 93.20000 8. Jim FURYK 70.40000 9. David TOMS 70.40000 10. Gary WOODLAND 70.40000 11. Charley HOFFMAN 54.40000 12. Matt KUCHAR 54.40000 ============================= MICHIGAN GOLF IN THE NEWS ============================= CRAINS DETROIT "Golf Course Owners See Fog Lifting" by Jason Deegan After several years of pessimism and doubt, golf course owners and operators around the state feel good about their prospects for the coming season." MORE: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110410/FREE/304109993/golf-course-owners-see-fog-lifting *** S.I. GOLF "Made it" by Justin Hicks At age 36—after 13 years of picking the range, folding sweaters, working in bag rooms and knocking around the mini-tours—I finally realized my dream: I'm a rookie on the PGA Tour. Some people think that PGA Tour pros all follow the same path—silver spoons, training academies, AllAmerica awards, Tour riches. That's never been true. There have always been guys like me. My family was lucky enough that we could join a country club when I was nine, thanks to my dad's job as general manager at an environmental waste-management company in Michigan. From 12 on, I was a golf addict, and while that led to a reasonable high school career, not many colleges were banging down my door." MORE: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1182645/index.htm#ixzz1JLegWEke

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========================================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT ========================================================== While our main mission at the Wednesday practice day and GWAA annual meeting was to interview the outgoing president, Vartan Kupelian, Jennie McCafferty took some beauty shots at the Masters, which also included all the "hot" young guys getting their final practice in. Among those golfers, Jennie took a number of shots of winner. Charl Schwartzel. Enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_ZbZu_cu4 ================================================= MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE ONLINE SPRING ISSUE http://michigangolfer.com ================================================= Table of Contents Treetops & Shanty Creek Celebrates their 25th Anniversary - Jack Berry Jack Berry, PGA Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award winner tells the tale of these two Michigan golf course icons The New GM's in the Game - Norm Sinclair Sinclair, too long absent from our pages, returns with his thoughts on the ever evolving life of a golf course General Manager. In his article, he targets LochenHeath's Mike Husby and Treetops Resort's Barry Owens. Michigan Amateur Holds its 100th on Boyne Highlands' Heather GC - Jack Berry Certainly, an historical highlight of this year, will be the 100th Anniversary of the Michigan Amateur. The GAM conducts tens of tournaments in Michigan and the Michigan Amateur is their showcase. Jack Berry has covered dozens of these tournaments over the years and he shares his thoughts here. The 2011 Tour of the Year - LPGA - Bill Shelton Out of My Mind About Golf - Rob Ford Top 10 Things Golf Does Not Need in 2011 - Brad Shelton Collegiate Golf - Concordia College and Davenport University - Chris Lewis Chris Lewis continues his informative series on Michigan's collegiate golf. Michigan Golf Hall of Fame - The Class of 2011 This year's class includes Public links veteran Jim Briegel, golf course architect Arthur Hills, journalist Terry Moore and Don Perne, co-founder of the PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management at Ferris State University. Slice of Life - Terry Moore - "Loving the Masters: Let Me Count the Ways" A walk down memory and Magnolia lanes for Terry Moore, who is in the 2011 Class for the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. Your online golf magazine for the past 15 years. http://michigangolfer.com

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================================================ BRIAN O'NEILL'S QUICK TIP OF THE WEEK "Balance " ================================================ Brian O'Neill gives us another one of his "Quick Tips" with his thoughts on "Balance " http://michigangolfer.tv/2011shows/boyne_oneill/ ================== MINZEY'S MUSINGS ================== The Washington Post published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. And the winners are: 1. Coffee , n.. The person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted , adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained. 3. Abdicate , v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. 4. esplanade , v. To attempt an explanation while drunk. 5 Willy-nilly , adj. Impotent. 6. Negligent , adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown. 7. Lymph , v.. To walk with a lisp. 8. Gargoyle , n. Olive-flavored mouthwash. 9. Flatulence , n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller. 10. Balderdash , n. A rapidly receding hairline. 11. Testicle , n. A humorous question on an exam. 12. Rectitude , n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists. 13. Pokemon , n. A Rastafarian proctologist. 14. Oyster , n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms. 15. Frisbeetarianism , n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there. 16.. Circumvent , n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men. ================================================= MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION 2011 SHOWS http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html ================================================= *********************** COMING ATTRACTIONS *********************** MGCOA Legislative Day on the Capitol Lawn Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Michigan Golfer at the Master's Fieldststone Golf Course: An Arthur Hills Design The Treetops Cup: USA vs Canada **************************** NOW PLAYING *************************** Vartan Kupelian and his Golf Writer's Association of America Presidency The Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming: Narrated by Jerry Matthews Antrim Dells Becomes an A-Ga-Ming Property: Mike Brown Interviewed It Started with Chick Harbert: The Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Antrim Dells GC: Narrated by Jerry Matthews P. 16

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Bucks Run Golf Club with Jon Conklin Arcadia Bluffs - A Top Stay and Play Experience Jason Guss Golf Academy Boyne Golf Schools and Boyne Golf Academy at King Par Tullymore Has New Leadership with the Returning Terry Schieber The Michigan Cup - Top Jr. Golfers Battle it out Ryder Cup Style Kevin O'Brien Joins True North Team 25th Anniversary Preview of the Jones Masterpiece at Treetops with Kevin McKinley and Jack Berry 25th Anniversary Preview of The Legend at Shanty Creek Resort with Brian Kautz and Jack Berry 100th Anniversary Preview of the Michigan Amateur with David Graham and Jack Berry Boyne's Tournament Season and Golf Packages with Jeff Ecceleston and Jack Berry Brian O'Neill's Quick Golf Tips LochenHeath is Back and Basking with Mike Husby and Jack Berry LPGA Futures Tour - Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass with Dave Douglas and Jack Berry Railside Golf Club @ Byron Center - Club Membership on the Rise with Jim Bultema and Jack Berry PGA Michigan and Patriot Day with Kevin McKinley and Jack Berry The Treetops Cup: USA vs Canada - Ryder Cup Style with Kevin McKinley and Jack Berry The Madness at Marsh Ridge Resort Larry Bowden and Jack Berry The Cyber-Geezer a.k.a. Thad Gutowski with Peter Fitzsimons and Al Lynch http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html ======================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR OF EVENTS ======================================== APRIL 30 We're Open Invitational, Gaylord, MI http://treetops.com MAY 11 Fuller Cup, Country Club of Lansing http://michigan.pga.com 15 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Outing, Eagle Eye, 24-29 Senior PGA Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, KY http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 28-29 MPGA Michigan Medal Play Championship - Fellows Creek Golf Course http://www.mipublinx.com/ JUNE 2-5 The Memorial Tournament, Dublin, OH 6-7 Nike Golf State Pro Am, Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs 14-15 Club Car Michigan PGA Senior Open - Bedford Valley http://www.mipublinx.com/ 16-19 U.S. Open / Congressional Country Club / Bethesda, Md. http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 20-26 LPGA Futures Tour - Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com 20 Pro-Pro Championship, The Legend at Shanty Creek, Bellaire 21-25 Michigan Amateur, Boyne Highlands, Boyne City http://gam.org/

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MGCOA Legislative Day on the Capitol Lawn http://mgcoa.com 27-29 Women's Open, Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville http://michigan.pga.com 27/7-2 U.S. Amateur Public Links / Bandon Dunes Golf Resort / Bandon, Ore http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 JULY 7-10 U.S. Women's Open / The Broadmoor (East Course) / Colorado Springs, Colo. http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 8 - 10 Treetops Cup Matches, Gaylord, MI http://treetops.com 11-14 Michigan Open, The Orchards, Washington http://michigan.pga.com 13-14 20th GAM Women's Championship, Gull Lake CC http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 14-17 British Open Royal St. George's Golf Club 18-23 U.S. Girls' Junior / Olympia Fields Country Club (South Course) / Olympia Fields, Ill. / http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 25-26 Michigan Women' Amateur, Prestwick Village GC, Highland, MI http://gam.org 25-26 Senior PGA Championship, Charlevoix Golf & CC, Charlevoix http://michigan.pga.com 28-31 U.S. Senior Open / Inverness Club / Toledo, Ohio / http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 29-30 Tournament of Champions, Pro Am - Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls http://michigan.pga.com 29-31 Butch Harmon Showcase, The Loon Golf Course, Gaylord http://www.loongolfresort.com/ AUGUST 1-3 Boyne Tournament of Champions, Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs http://michigan.pga.com 2-5 Junior PGA Championship. Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fort Wayne, IN http://www.pga.com/pga-america/feature/sycamore-hills-gc-selected-host-2010-junior-pga-championship 8 Pro Assistant Championship, Treetops, Gaylord 11 MGCOA Summer Golf Outing http://mgcoa.org 11 Swinging for a Wish, Gaylord, MI http://treetops.com 8-14 U.S. Women's Amateur / Rhode Island Country Club / Barrington, R.I. http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 08-14 PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club, Atlanta, GA 15--16 GAM Championship, Barton Hills CC, MI http://gam.org 17-18 13th GAM Women's Mid Am, Oak Pointe CC, Brighton, MI http://gam.org 22-28 U.S. Amateur / Erin Hills / Erin, Wis. http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 P. 18

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29-31 Michigan PGA Championship, Eagle Eye GC, Bath http://michigan.pga.com 29-30 15th Annual GAM Women's Senior Tournament, Belvedere GC, Charlevoix, MI http://gam.org SEPTEMBER 1-2 GAM Mid-Amateur, Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, MI http://gam.org 2 – 4 Patriot Golf Day Shootout, Gaylord, MI http://treetops.com 10-11 Walker Cup / Royal Aberdeen Golf Club / Aberdeen, Scotland http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 10-15 USGA Senior Amateur / Kinloch Golf Club / Manakin-Sabot, Va http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 12-14 Match Play Championship, Forest Akers, East Lansing http://michigan.pga.com 19-20 25th GAM Senior Championship, Spring Lake CC, Spring Lake, MI http://gam.org 22-25 The Tour Championship, East Lake CC, Atlanta, GA 22-25 41st Golf Collectors Society Annual Meeting & Trade Show-Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Resort http://www.golfcollectors.com/events.html 25–27 Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational, Gaylord, MI http://treetops.com 25 MGCOA Golf League Championship at Hawk Hollow Golf Course, Bath http://MGCOA.org OCTOBER 8– 9 Toughman/Princess Scramble Gaylord, MI http://treetops.com 31 PGA Fall Meeting NOVEMBER 17-20 President's Cup, Royal Melbourne, Victoria, AUS 29/1 MGCOA Golf Business Conference and Vendor Show at the Somerset Inn in Troy http://MGCOA.org 2012 SEPTEMBER 25-30 Ryder Cup, Medinah CC, Chicago, IL

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