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Vol. 11, No. 17

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Jack's Cups: By Jack Berry Jack Seltzer Joins Kendall Academy Tom Gillis on the Bench; Snedeker Prevails with Assist from Todd Anderson: By Terry Moore Last Day for Registration for the 100th Michigan Amateur 2nd Annual Tee Times 4 Turf Online Auction Lambert Field,Tornado Pummeled Airport in St. Louis is Named after a Golfer Treetops Supports Local Communities to the Tune of $40,000+ EMU's Women's Golf Picks Up Six Postseason Awards - Second in the MAC Conference Shanty Creek Golf Specials Marsh Ridge is Now Open for Golf and Marsh Mania Rules Michigan Golfer Magazine Online Spring Issue Minzey's Musings Michigan Golfer Television 2011 Shows Michigan Golf Calendar Michigan Golfer Archives http://michigangolfer.com/mgn/archives.html Michigan Golf History http://michigangolfer.com/mgn/history.html Michigan Golf Association Links http://michigangolfer.com/mgn/associations.html Michigan Golf Hall of Fame http://tiny.cc/y6clk


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 ======================= JACK’S CUPS: By Jack Berry ======================= Between my salad (I do good salad), some Honey-Baked ham and baked beans, I read a column in Golf Business, the monthly magazine of the National Golf Course Owners Association. It was another crummy “spring” day, the usual day for my Old Boys nine-hole golf league on a course I love to hate. Whew! Got all that? Mike Hughes, the CEO of the NGCOA (right, lot of initials), wrote that golf really hasn’t changed over the half millennium or so since the Dutch batted iceballs around on frozen canals. I thought that was hockey which Maurice (the Rocket) Richard invented in Quebec but apparently it was golf. Hughes’ point is that innovation in the way the game itself is played really hasn’t changed from a game “that’s played on large expanses of land where a participant hits a small ball over a relatively long distance with what amounts to a stick with a head on the end.” Hughes did write that things slowly are beginning to change. He wrote that former NGCOA president Bill Stine, who owns a cluster in central Florida, is going to cut six inch cups at one of his lower-priced courses. Fantastic! All those blasted putts I keep sliding by the edges just might go in. If they did it on a Tuesday, surprise! I might even like to play the course I love to hate. And, incidentally, my league already plays “winter rules” all summer. Now, without naming that course, I must admit that Michigan Golf Hall of Famer Bill Zylstra, who keeps getting ranked the best or next best senior amateur golfer in the whole U-S-A, used to work there and holds too many records to count. But one is the course record. A 13-under-par 59. And he's done it twice! Billy used to have putting troubles until he went to the broomstick. I don’t want to do that. But wouldn’t it be fun to putt to a hole bigger than the prescribed 4-1/4 inch hole? I might need a foot-wide

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cup to shoot 59 but, (PUT COMMA IN FRONT OF BUT NOT AFTER) why don’t courses try a six inch cup? Once a week? Advertise it? I’d bet it would even get some coverage in the local newspapers, on TV and radio, something that local golf hasn’t gotten in, oh, 15 years at least, as the bigs go for every box score in the bloated major leagues of MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL. I telephoned Bill Stine and he's already cut six inch cups on one of his courses, one that is played by many seniors and women. “The first reaction was 'Great,'” Stine said. “Then the traditionalists said 'That isn't going to work.' Then the reaction changed to 'Not too bad.' I tell people who don't like it that we have three other courses they can play with the 4-1/4 inch cup. “On the second day a guy got a hole-in-one and he asked if it was good. I told him it was good by me,” Stine said, laughing. “I'm active in the Chamber of Commerce and we're going to do the six inch cups for their outing and they've been advertising it that way. We want to bring seniors, super seniors, women and juniors out to play golf. We'll have it for our Junior School in the summer,” Stine said. Stine has grown up in golf. His father, Charley, started a golf newspaper in Ohio that printed scores from every league imaginable. Then Charley got a better idea. He figured Florida had more golfers, more courses and more tournaments than anywhere else in the country. In 1975 he started Florida Golfweek. In 1983 he knocked 'Florida' off the name and it became simply Golfweek. It was so successful that he sold it in 1990 to Rance Crain of Orlando-based Turnstile Publications and it is one of the top publications in golf. How would Bill Stine's six inch cups go over in Michigan? “I think it's a great idea,” said Bill Fountain, Operating Partner and General Manager of The Majestic in Hartland. Fountain is a past president of the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association and innovative is his middle name. “Six inch cups aren't for everyone but golf is a social game, everyone likes to have a good time. We need to do things to keep it exciting. “I've been looking at fund-raisers and putting two cups on every green. They'd putt at whichever one they're closest to. Most people are a 25 handicap and it would speed it up,” Fountain said but it isn't something he would do for regular play. Paul Beaupre of Plum Brook Golf Club in Sterling Heights is a past president of the Golf Association of Michigan and said “We do everything by the book. We've never done that and wouldn't unless it would be approved by the USGA (United States Golf Association).” Beaupre said Plum Brook has many leagues and the players get their handicaps based on their scores with the course set up according to the Rules of Golf including that 4-1/4 inch cup. And how and why is the cup just 4-1/4 inches? According to “The Ultimate Golf Book: A History and a Celebration of the World’s Greatest Game” by Charles McGrath, the answer goes back centuries.

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“For hundreds of years,” McGrath wrote, “the size of the cavity had been arbitrary, ranging from three inches to more than five inches in diameter. (At the Old Course, the hole reportedly matched the diameter of a standard St. Andrews drainpipe.) The hole’s depth was even less constant. When a golfer was ready to play his first shot to a new hole, he put his hand in the hole he had just putted into and took a pinch of sand upon which to tee his ball. “It was not until the nineteenth century that the Scots invented a device to cut uniform holes at Musselburgh in 1829 or at Royal Aberdeen in 1849, depending on which golf historian you believe.” McGrath wrote that in 1891 the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, rules maker to the world (except to the U.S. and Mexico), “proclaimed with a confident authority reminiscent of the old monarchs, that the hole would henceforth be 4-1/4 inches in diameter and at least 4 inches deep.” I blame it on that lousy drainpipe. Why couldn’t it have been six inches? ===================================== JACK SELTZER JOINS KENDALL ACADEMY ===================================== One of the state’s most accomplished players and instructors is returning to Michigan to join the awardwinning team at Kendall Academy in Ann Arbor. A past Michigan Open, Michigan PGA and Michigan PGA Match Play champion, Flint native Jack Seltzer will begin teaching at Kendall Academy on May 11, continuing his longtime passion for instruction and “helping golfers get more out of their game.” After a distinguished career as a player and golf professional in Michigan, Seltzer and his wife Pam moved to Florida in 2005 when Jack became General Manager and head PGA golf professional at Bay Dunes GC in Panama City. “We enjoyed our time at Bay Dunes and met many nice people but we missed our families and friends back in Michigan,” said Seltzer. “After dealing with the economic fallout of the Gulf oil spill and later when the course was sold, it gave us the chance to reevaluate our goals and direction. Finally, we said, ‘let’s go home.’ ” The Seltzers’ son John is the Head PGA Pro at Ann Arbor’s Polo Fields Golf and Country Clubs while their daughter Stacey lives in Chicago. And both sides of Jack’s and Pam’s family reside in Michigan. Having known Dave Kendall for more than twenty-five years as a colleague in the Michigan PGA Section, it was natural for Seltzer to reach out to the founder of Kendall Academy, a two-time Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year. “When I contacted Dave and told him I was returning to the state and was looking to resume teaching full-time, Dave immediately said: ‘That’s great news. When can you start here?’ ” Kendall sees a bright future ahead for Seltzer as one of ten PGA instructors at the Academy located at Miles of Golf in Ann Arbor along with a new location at Great Lakes Golf Center in Auburn Hills. “Because of his outstanding playing record, Jack’s teaching expertise isn’t always talked about,” said Kendall. “But Jack is one of the best teachers around, with a sharp eye and keen knowledge of the game. It’s no surprise to me that Jack has worked with 38 high school players who earned All-State honors.” Kendall also lauded Seltzer for his leadership roles with the Michigan PGA including stints as Tournament Committee Chairman and PGA Senior Organization President. Annually ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top teachers when he was in Michigan, Seltzer sums up his teaching philosophy as: “Finding out what players want out of their game and then developing a

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plan to get them there.” Possessing a lively sense of humor, Seltzer tells how one player came to him saying he needed a ‘quick fix’ with his poor driving. “A quick fix? Okay, I told him to throw away his driver and tee it up with a fairway metalwood. The added loft usually results in higher but straighter tee shots,” said Seltzer. “That’s a quick fix but it doesn’t address the swing faults.” He also likes to compare golf with mathematics. “The short game—putting and chipping—is so critical and basic—it’s like adding and subtracting, especially on the scorecard. Next, iron play is like algebra; it’s the foundation of a good golf swing,” said Seltzer. “And the driver to me is like calculus—all the elements of the swing must be in synch to consistently hit it well.” Seltzer’s math at the 1987 Michigan Open at The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort was both sound and memorable. His six-under par 72-hole total--the first time anyone recorded an under par Open finish at The Bear—was highlighted by a final round ace at the par-three ninth hole. In fact, it was captured on video by tournament officials and later that evening when picked up by ESPN television it earned iconic status as “The Shot of the Day.” Offering year-round instruction, Kendall Academy is located at Miles of Golf, a comprehensive golf operation offering a retail store, practice and teaching facility, and club-fitting center. Miles of Golf is located at 3113 Carpenter Road in Ypsilanti, just 1.5 miles northeast of the US-23/I-94 interchange. Miles of Golf can be reached toll-free at 877-973-9005 or visit http://www.milesofgolf.com/lessons/ Taken from an All About Golf, Terry Moore release. ================================================================================= TOM GILLIS ON THE BENCH; SNEDEKER PREVAILS WITH ASSIST FROM TODD ANDERSON: By Terry Moore ================================================================================= Al Blondi of The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported last week that Michigan’s Tom Gillis withdrew from The Heritage due to a “stress fracture in his L4 vertebrae.” On Wednesday of tournament week, Gillis—who has earned $563,000 thus far in 2011 on the PGA Tour—told Blondi he “isn’t planning to have surgery but may request a medical extension in the 2012 season” depending on how he finishes the year. Gillis’s last Tour event was at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando which ended March 27. Since then Gillis has withdrawn from several events. Michigan’s only other PGA Tour player is Wyandotte’s Justin Hicks who missed the cut at Harbour Town. Two weeks ago at the Texas Open, Hicks finished T-69 and earned $12, 338. So far in 2011, the U-M graduate only has managed to compete in seven events, making the cut four times, while earning $149,749. Hicks is entered this week at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. Last week was a notable one not only for The Heritage winner Brandt Snedeker but also for his instructor, former Michigan resident Todd Anderson, the current PGA National Teacher of the Year from Sea Island, Ga. A headliner at this winter’s West Michigan Golf Show in Grand Rapids, Anderson has been Snedeker’s teacher in recent years. He worked with him at the Masters where Snedeker contended and finished T-15, automatically qualifying him for next year’s event. Snedeker also played well and finished fourth in Texas.

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Coming up from nearby Sea Island, Anderson rejoined Snedeker at Harbour Town last week and it proved pivotal. After a disappointing third round of one-over par 72 which placed him six shots behind the leader, Snedeker returned to the range under the watchful eye of Anderson. Anderson emailed me this week saying the duo “worked on sequencing Brandt’s backswing to eliminate excess arm swing at the top. Basically we tried to shorten his arm swing while maintaining a full turn.” And basically it clicked for Snedeker. He went out on Sunday and fired the low round of the day, a seven-under par 64 which vaulted him into a playoff victory over Luke Donald and for his second Tour win. Incidentally and as a positive aside to the earlier Gillis injury report, Snedeker has come back from two separate physical setbacks over the last two years. In 2009, he missed eight weeks on Tour due to a rib injury and late last year he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. A final note about Anderson who was born in Grand Rapids and graduated from Rockford High School before attending the University of Alabama on a golf scholarship: he’ll be featured this Sunday at 2 pm, along with several other PGA teaching professionals, on a CBS Sports Special called “Sunrise to Sunset: A PGA Professional’s Life” which will kick off PGA Free Lesson Month and the 95th anniversary of The PGA of America. ============================================== 2ND ANNUAL TEE TIMES 4 TURF ONLINE AUCTION ============================================== The Michigan Turfgrass Foundation is holding its 2nd annual Tee Times 4 Turf Online Auction May 1 15, The current bidding audience is estimated to be close to 3,000. Please join us in supporting turfgrass research today! http://teetimes4turf.com. ============================================================== LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION FOR THE 100TH MICHIGAN AMATEUR ============================================================== Registration for the historic 100th Michigan Amateur at Boyne Highlands Resort – The Heather has been extended through 5 p.m., Friday, April 29. The oldest and most prestigious amateur tournament in Michigan, the Michigan Amateur celebrates its 100th anniversary this year June 21-25 at Boyne Highlands Resort - The Heather. If you have a Handicap Index of 5.4 or below, you can be part of this historic tournament. The tournament begins with two days of stroke play followed by three days of match play. This is one of the few tournaments that combines stroke and match play for what is always an exciting and fun tournament. Choose from qualifiers at Walnut Creek CC, The Emerald, Sunnybrook CC, Pheasant Run GC, Edgewood CC, Gowanie GC, Clio CC, Arbor Hills GC, Boyne Resorts- the Alpine Course and Greywalls. Boyne Resorts is offering a special discount packages for those traveling to the tournament and staying at Boyne. Don’t miss the opportunity to play in the 100th Michigan Amateur. Sign up today at http://www.gam.org or call (248) 478-9242 ext. 22. Taken and edited from a GAM Susan Smiley release.

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=============================================================================== LAMBERT FIELD, TORNADO PUMMELED AIRPORT IN ST. LOUIS IS NAMED AFTER A GOLFER =============================================================================== Albert Bond Lambert was an Olympic silver medalist golfer in the 1904 Summer Games, a civilian, and the first person to receive a pilot's license in St. Louis. In February 1925, "Major" (his 'rank' was given by the Aero Club and not the military) Lambert, bought the field and added hangars and a passenger terminal. Charles Lindbergh's first piloting job was flying airmail for Robertson Airlines from Lambert Field; he left the airport for New York about a week before his record-breaking flight to Paris in 1927. Later that year, Lambert sold the airport to the City of St. Louis, making it the first municipally-owned airport in the United States.[8] Thanks and a Tip of the Tam to Jennie McCafferty for this info. =============================================================== TREETOPS SUPPORTS LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO THE TUNE OF $40,000+ ================================================================ Each year, under the leadership of Kevin McKinley, Treetops Director of Golf, Treetops has generously supported the local community through their major events. This past year, over $40,000 was dispersed. *Treetops Amazing Race Athletic Programs for Local High Schools *NMPGA Patriot Pro-am Camp Grayling Family Readiness Group *Swinging For a Wish Make a Wish Foundation *Patriot Golf Day Shootout Folds of Honor Foundation *Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational Several Locally Based Charities ================================================================================= EMU'S WOMEN'S GOLF PICKS UP SIX POSTSEASON AWARDS - SECOND IN THE MAC CONFERENCE ================================================================================= NASHPORT, Ohio -- Fresh off a school's best finish with a runner-up showing at the 2011 MidAmerican Conference Women's Golf Championship, Eastern Michigan University picked up six postseason awards to cap a stellar 2010-11 campaign. More: http://www.emueagles.com/news/2011/4/24/WGOLF_0424113820.aspx ============================== SHANTY CREEK GOLF SPECIALS ============================== Legend 25th Anniversary Special This season Shanty Creek Resorts is celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the Legend golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer. As part of the celebration, the resort is offering a special $25 rate to play the Legend from the opening day through May 12. Following May 12 through the rest of the season, golfers will be able to continue playing the Legend for $25 after 4 p.m. Early Season Bonus Package This affordable spring golf package opportunity starts at a low $59 and includes one night lodging and 18-holes of golf on any of Shanty Creek Resorts four courses. Golfers can upgrade to unlimited golf for an additional $10. The package is valid from season opening – May 12. Shanty Creek Unlimited Golf Packages

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For ultimate value in a golf package, make sure to check out the unlimited golf packages at Shanty Creek Resorts. Experience unlimited golf on the Arnold Palmer designed Legend, or the Tom Weiskopf designed Cedar River, as well as Schuss Mountain, and Summit. The Spring Unlimited Golf Package starts at $89 and includes one night’s lodging and unlimited golf on any of Shanty Creek Resorts four courses. The package is valid 7 days per week from season opening – May 31, and on select midweek days in June. The Summer Unlimited Golf Package starts at $109 and includes one night’s lodging and unlimited golf on any of Shanty Creek Resorts four courses. This package is valid Midweek Monday - Thursday in July and August. Shanty Creek will also be offering a variety of weekly and family specials throughout the season. Sunday-Thursday after 1 p.m. - Two for the price of one on Summit Golf Course Tuesdays after 1 p.m. - $50 per round (includes cart) on Cedar River Wednesdays after 1 p.m. - $30 per round (includes cart) on Schuss Mountain Thursdays after 1 p.m. - $50 per round (includes cart) on The Legend Fridays after 4 p.m. - Ladies' Night at Shanty Creek Resorts. Golf for two on Summit or Schuss Mountain Golf Courses, a bottle of house wine and an appetizer at The Lakeview for $70 (add $20 to play The Legend or Cedar River). Taken and edited from a FUSION Media Strategies release ============================================================== MARSH RIDGE IS NOW OPEN FOR GOLF AND MARSH MANIA RULES ============================================================== We have opened our courses at both Marsh Ridge and The Natural. For the remainder of April the special rate is just a cart fee only of $20 per golfer. Gather a foursome (or more!) and head on over to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views. Marsh Mania, April 29th through May 1st, 36 Holes of Golf on Marsh Ridge, and The Natural plus a complimentary hot dog and chips for lunch. Golf rounds must be played same day. $32 including cart. =================================================== 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

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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

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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 ================== MINZEY'S MUSINGS ================== Subject: Fwd: British Humor You gotta love the Brits and their sense of humor! These are classified ads, which were actually placed in a U.K. newspaper: FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old. Hateful little bastard. Bites! FREE PUPPIES. 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour's dog. FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound. JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer and dryer ÂŁ100. WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE. Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie. A P R I L 2 9, 2 0 1 1 - M I C H I G A N G O L F E R

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**** And the WINNER is... **** FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition, ÂŁ200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything. ================================================= MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION 2011 SHOWS http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html ================================================= **************************** NOW PLAYING *************************** Vartan Kupelian and his Golf Writer's Association of America Presidency Practice Makes Perfect - Photography by Jennie McCafferty 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 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 *********************** COMING ATTRACTIONS *********************** Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Fieldststone Golf Course: An Arthur Hills Design The Treetops Cup: USA vs Canada ====================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR OF EVENTS ======================================

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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/ 22 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 /

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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 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

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http://treetops.com 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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Michigan Golfer News, April 29, 2011  

Weekly newsletter about Michigan golf, golf courses, golfers, and golf tournaments

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