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Will Tee It Forward Catch On? - By Jack Berry Q & A with Mike Giuffre, Congressional CC's "Super" -- Part 2: By Terry Moore Hicks Qualifies for Next Week's Open: By Terry Moore Lion Kim Finishes Third in NCAA Championships: By Rich Rezler of Ann Arbor.com Four Days in July: Tom Watson & the 2009 Open Championship: By Jim Huber Michigan Golfer Television to Cover the Treetops Cup Cheryl Mitchell to Represent Potawatomi in the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Genesse County Senior Amateur Championship Devine's Dandy-- The Blond and the Lord Michigan Amateur Host Sites Michigan Golfer Magazine Online Summer Issue - Coming June 24 Reynolds Captures GAM Senior Match Play at Battle Creek CC Minzey's Musings: By Dr. Jack Minzey Michigan Golfer Television Channel - 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://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/


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 ============================================ WILL TEE IT FORWARD CATCH ON? - By Jack Berry ============================================ The golf industry, from private to public clubs and courses, from the equipment companies with, clubs, bags, gloves, balls and clothing to sell, to land developers to the National Golf Association, Professional Golfers Association of America and the United States Golf Association, have lamented the steady drop in rounds played and the number of people who play them and drop out. It has been the same cry: Slow Play. Takes Too Long. Courses Are Too Hard. Expensive. In the 50-some years that I have covered golf I’ve never seen the united front of the associations and manufacturers come together the way they have this year. All the golf magazines have written about it and suggested remedies including increasing the size the cup from its age-old 4-1/4 inches, supposedly the size of a drain pipe shoved into the ground on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Now the PGA and USGA are promoting a program labeled Tee It Forward and Barney Adams, the man who founded Adams Golf that manufactures some of the best clubs in the game, especially hybrids, is spearheading the effort. Depending on how long the player drives the ball, the PGA and USGA have scaled the length they should be playing. A PGA Tour player plays a course 7,600 to 7,900 yards long. Someone who drives the ball 300 yards should play 7,150 to 7,400 yards and folks, the vast majority of people who tee it up are NOT in that class. Go down to a 150 yard drive. The course should be 3,500 to 3,700 yards. A 200 yard driver should go 5,200 to 5,400 yards. A 250-yard driver should do 6,200 to 6,400 yards and a 275-yard driver should do 6,700 to 6,900 yards. It’s a simple remedy for a universal problem – no one, other than a professional, hits the ball as far as they think they do. In truth, nearly all of the courses and clubs share the blame because they’ve stuck with the same tee settings they’ve had since what? The dawn of Bobby Jones?

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Three sets, blue for the back, white for the middle and RED FOR THE LADIES TEE. “We have to get rid of the stigma that red tees are ladies tees,” said owner-pro Bob Koutnik, of Grayling’s Fox Run Golf Club. Koutnik is a past president of the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association. “Our course isn’t that long, 4,800 to 6,300 yards, and we encourage people to play the best tee for their game. We have three pads and that’s what we call them, red, white and blue.” “There’s so much machismo in golf and it’s hard to get people to move down,” said Jim Scott of the family-owned Gull Lake View complex near Battle Creek. Scott, also a past president of the MGCOA, said the popular resort has four tees “and we encourage people to play within their means.” Don’t expect a rush to build new tees but one inexpensive remedy to illustrate to players they aren’t as long as they think, would be to anchor signs at the edge of the fairway, say 150, 200 and 250 yards from the middle tee on several holes. Check that reaction. Let them see where their drive lands. That big dog in their hands might turn out to be a mere puppy. Might be a little embarrassing. Bill Stine, owner/operator of seven courses in central Florida, has six inch cups on one course and he said “People are starting to accept the idea. They’re coming in regularly and enjoying it. “The most amazing thing to me is people who don’t want to move up to another tee even though they don’t score well. I don’t get it. One will say ‘I hit it 225 yards,’ and I say ‘Yeah on a good day if the ground is hard and you get a roll.’” Jack Nicklaus, also recruited in the Tee It Forward drive, said “Too often golfers want to bite off as much of the golf course as they can. What ends up suffering is their scorecard and their overall enjoyment.” Right on the nose. GO BLUE – As a Spartan, choking as I write it, Michigan's golf team, led by two-time All-American Lion Kim, had an outstanding season. Michigan, coached by Andrew Sapp, and Iowa, coached by former Michigan State coach Mark Hankins who led the Hawkeyes to their first ever high finish, tied for 10th in the NCAA championship at Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek. Kim tied for third individually despite nursing an ankle injury.. Kim joined past Wolverines Mike Harris, Tom McParlan, Randy Erskine and Bill Newcomb as a twotime All-American. Battle Creek junior Matt Thompson tied for 20th and freshman Joey Garber tied for 56th. Garber will be the hometown favorite later this month when the 100th Michigan Amateur Championship will be played at Petoskey's Boyne Highlands Resort. Garber won the tournament last year just after graduating from high school. Only the top eight teams move from the 54 hole stroke play to match play and Michigan came up two shots shy despite tying Duke for low third round total. While some call the Big Ten a Rust Belt conference, four conference schools finished in the top 10, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan and Iowa. Augusta (GA) State successfully defended its surprise 2010 title and it had what's become typical college golf team flavor – the 11 man team consisted of six Georgians, four Swedes and one Australian. P. 4

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========================================================================== Q & A WITH MIKE GIUFFRE, CONGRESSIONAL CC'S "SUPER" -- PART 2: By Terry Moore ========================================================================== Born and raised in Traverse City, MI, Congressional Country Club’s Director of Golf Course Maintenance Mike Giuffre (pronounced JOO-free) has always enjoyed working outdoors. Some of his fondest childhood memories include picking and harvesting cherries with his parents and grandparents. “Being outdoors, especially in northern Michigan, was always special to me,” says Giuffre, 50, a longstanding member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and whose resume includes stops as the Superintendent at The Bear in Traverse City and later at TPC of Michigan in Dearborn. In all, Giuffre has overseen the maintenance operations for six different Tour events spanning 13 years for such tournaments as the B.C. Open, the Kemper Open, the Booz Allen Classic, and the A T & T National. At Congressional for the past 12 years, he also prepared the club’s Blue course (site of this year’s U.S. Open) for the 2009 U.S. Amateur. In May, Giuffre gave me a personal tour of the Blue course (there’s also a Gold course), sharing insights on its renovation and preparation for its third U.S. Open and its first since 1997 when Ernie Els won. Understated and self-effacing, Giuffre was quick to credit Congressional’s impeccable conditions to its membership (3,000 in all!) and to his staff. He’s the sort of person who recalls golf course architect Rees Jones’ apt line about another hard-working, unpretentious and no-nonsense superintendent: “He’s all solutions and no excuses.” After spending almost two hours with Giuffre on a sunny Friday morning and yes, being outdoors, I didn’t know what or who impressed me more: Congressional or its superintendent. Here’s part two of my two-part interview–Terry Moore Q: Officially at 7545 yards, Congressional will be the longest U.S. Open course. Will it play that long? A: No, Mike Davis (USGA’s Executive Director) has said it will probably be set up to play in the range of 7200-7400 yards. With multiple teeing grounds, he has many options throughout the course on how holes may play differently for certain days. The par-three second hole can be played at a full 233 yards but I imagine Mike will also use the shorter alternate tees on some days. Q: Talk about the par-five 16th hole where you were asked to make some changes earlier this year. A: This will be an intriguing hole and one that will pose some options for players. At 579 yards, it will still be reachable in two for many players especially if the tees are moved up for some rounds. Wanting to add some thinking into the second shot, the USGA asked us only a few months ago to remove all of the bluegrass sod--the rough—around this green and replace it with bentgrass and have it all mown down. So now if a player goes for the green in two and misses it left or right or over, his ball may end up in some trouble—underneath some pine trees right or going out of bounds left. It should be an exciting and underrated risk-reward hole to watch come Sunday afternoon. Q: Changing gears, talk about your first job in the business. A: My first golf course position, during the summer only, was at Grand Traverse Resort in my hometown of Traverse City in 1979. My first job was staking large trees that were moved with a tree spade on the Bill Newcomb-designed course which is now known as Spruce Run. I was promoted to Assistant Superintendent position of the Newcomb course in 1983 by Jon Scott who took over as the Superintendent. As the Assistant, I supervised the daily maintenance of the Newcomb course. I was at Grand Traverse Resort during the construction and opening of the Jack Nicklaus-designed The Bear in 1985. After graduating from Penn State University in 1985 I was promoted to the Superintendent of The Bear. P. 6

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Q: How did you end up at Penn State instead of Michigan State? A: I went to Penn State because M.S.U.’s program was full the summer I applied. Fortunately, Penn State had an opening in their program at that time. Q: How was it coming here to Congressional and following a legend in the business, superintendent Paul Latshaw? A: I succeeded Paul, the best in the business, and he had things in excellent shape when I arrived. He did a marvelous job with the greens he had inherited for the ‘97 Open. Following him was easy in the respect of the conditions I inherited. But it wasn’t easy following someone with such stature as Paul. You don’t fill Paul’s shoes—you just do what you do best and hope you grow into them sometime. Q: The leadership and membership at Congressional must be applauded for not only undertaking such major renovations but also to host so many tournaments. A: Yes, they’re willing to take their course out of play in order to make it better for the long term and that takes a lot of dedication. The club’s always striving to make both courses better and are willing to share their course for the good of the game. In addition to three Opens, a Senior Open, an Amateur and a PGA, the club has hosted the Kemper Open, the Booz Allen and the AT&T. Q: What’s your leadership and management style? A: Hire people that are better than you in many different areas. Let their talents shine while giving them direction at times. But I also learned you’re smarter to get out of the way. I can’t say enough about the staff and team here—they put their hearts and souls into the changes made over the last two years. Simply put, you can’t do it without great people around you. Q: I imagine you don’t have much time to play golf so what else do you for relaxation? A: You’re right about golf. I only play a couple times a year--I’m a recreational golfer. I like to fish and we have a cottage an hour or so away that’s a nice spot for us to relax. My wife, Emily, reminds me not to worry so much. ===================================================== HICKS QUALIFIES FOR NEXT WEEK'S OPEN: By Terry Moore ===================================================== After I wrote this piece, my trusty fact-checker ‘called in sick’ so give me some slack if I happen to miss a Michigan native in this report. But upon an initial review of the U.S. Open sectional qualifying results, it appears Wyandotte’s and former U-M player Justin Hicks is the lone golfer with Michigan roots qualifying for next week’s Open at Congressional CC in Bethesda, MD. At Columbus, OH, on Monday, Hicks fired 69-66-135 to finish T-4 and grab one of the coveted 16 spots to make it into the Open. In an interview with Tim McKay for the Toronto Sun, Hicks said: “For me, it's one of the few times of the year that you can qualify for a major via a qualifier and not based on what you've done throughout the year on FedEx Cup points or world ranking and all that. It starts us all even. You have just one day to prove who's going to go."

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In a heartbreaker, Flint native Jeff Roth lost in a playoff at the Glendale, CA, sectional for its final qualifying spot. After missing a par putt on his last and 36th hole, Roth went into a playoff with three other players for one remaining spot. Repeatedly playing the par-three 16th hole in the playoff, it finally got down to Roth and LA pro Brian Locke. Locke secured the final spot by making a 10-foot birdie putt. As the first alternate, Roth could get into the Open next week if one of those five Glendale qualifiers withdraws in time for Roth to make it to Congressional--which is problematic seeing Roth is a head pro now in New Mexico. Incidentally, three amateurs qualified at Glendale including 16-year-old sophomore Beau Hossler Jr. and Steven Irwin, Hale’s son. You can “google” Bill Dwyre’s fine story on the sectional in the Los Angeles Times. Another near miss was Muskegon’s Andrew Ruthkowski (71-67) who fell two shots shy of making it into a playoff for a final spot at St Charles CC in Illinois. At that same sectional and also not qualifying were Matt Pesta, Commerce Twp., (71-71) and Flint’s Willie Mack III (71-72). Other Michigan players not advancing out of various sectionals around the U.S were: Brian Stuard, Jackson, (68-75); Joseph Juszczyk, Dearborn Hts., (77-66); Dan Olsen, East Lansing, (73-71); Martin Jeppesen (a), Ypsilanti, (71-74); Matthew Harmon, Grand Rapids, (71-74); Payne Gniewek (a), Trenton, (71-72); and U-M’s Lion Kim (72-WD). For the U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying, no Michigan player made it into the field at The Broadmoor in Colorado next month. But Rochester Hills amateur Amy Meier (148) is the second alternate out of the Wilmette, IL, sectional. Also the USGA reported this week that at age 12, Mariel Galdiano, of Pearl City, Hawaii, will be the youngest player in the U.S. Women’s Open field. Earning medalist honors at the sectional qualifier at Poipu Bay Golf Club in Koloa, Hawaii, Galdiano is the third-youngest qualifier in Women’s Open history, at 12 years, 11 months and 3 days old. On the other end of the age spectrum, Betsy King, 55, will be the oldest competitor in the field after qualifying in Mesa, AZ, with a 143 total. Twice an Open winner, King won the 1989 U.S. Women’s Open at Indianwood G & CC’s Old Course. ============================================================================ LION KIM FINISHES THIRD IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: By Rich Rezler of Ann Arbor.com ============================================================================ Lion Kim wrapped up one of the most successful golf careers at Michigan with a birdie on the 18th hole at Karsten Creek Golf Club on Thursday. With that putt, Kim finished tied for third at the NCAA Championships. He’s the fifth Wolverine to earn All-America honors twice in a career, the first since Michael Harris did so in 1998 and 2000. Not bad, considering he told AnnArbor.com that he contemplated quitting the sport last year. After the round, Kim - who finished 13th in the nation as a sophomore - reflected on his time at Michigan with Golfweek reporter Ron Balicki: “I won’t say it was great, but it was good,” Kim said. “Maybe from a golf standpoint I underachieved a little, but I also put a lot of my emphasis and time on my schoolwork. That was very important to me.” Still, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the highest mark, Kim gives his college golfing career a 9. “I enjoyed college, I enjoyed playing college golf and I enjoyed being around all my coaches and

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teammates at Michigan,” he said. “But now I’m ready to move on and hopefully be playing golf for a long, long time.” More http://annarbor.com/sports/lion-kim-wraps-up-michigan-golf-career-with-third-place-finish-atncaa-championships/?cmpid=NL_DH_topicbox_headline =========================================================================== FOUR DAYS IN JULY: TOM WATSON & THE 2009 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - By Jim Huber =========================================================================== While the ratings for the Open telecast did not reflect the drama, the 2009 Open Championship was watched by those that realized the significance of what was happening. For Jack Nicklaus, it was the first time he ever watched all 18 holes of a tournament on television. Tom Watson's run at another Open Championship was a magic moment in golf history, and Jim Huber, flat out captures the story. I knocked the book out in a couple of readings and felt it to be compelling. A great read, pick it up. ========================================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION TO COVER THE TREETOPS CUP ========================================================== Kevin McKinley, Director of Golf for Treetops, is excited about the third year of the Treetops Cup and is witnessed here with his interview with Jack Berry http://michigangolfer.tv/2011shows/treetops_cup/ We just confirmed that Michigan Golfer Television will bring you all of the action on our Treetops Television Channel http://glsp.com/treetops/ Here is the FAQ for the event America vs. Canada Dates: July 8-10, 2011 Format: Ryder Cup style matches pitting America vs. Canada Entrants: 100 players (50 on 50) Package Price: American $340 per player; Canadian $345 per player (Team Canada will host Friday's Reception) America has claimed victory over Canada in the first two matches but the competition is fierce and the Canadians are out to win the cup for the first time in 2011. Call (989) 731-8480 or e-mail Kevin McKinley at kmckinley@treetops.com to reserve your spot today! Schedule: Friday, July 8th • Practice Rounds available for only $35 per player on any 18 hole course • 7:00pm - Welcome Reception, Pairings Party and Grill Out hosted by the Canadians featuring Burgers, Brats and Canadian Beer to get the weekend off to a great start Saturday, July 9th • 7:00am - 9:00am - Tee Times on Smith Signature (Foursomes Matches) and Fazio Premier (Fourball Matches) • Lunch between rounds P. 12

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• 12:30pm - 3:00pm - Tee Times on Fazio Premier (Fourball Matches) and Smith Signature (Foursomes Matches) • 8:00pm - Group Dinner in Hunter's Grille Sunday, July 10th • 7:00am - 9:00am - Tee Times (front and back nine) on Smith Tradition (Singles Matches) • 2:00pm Presentation of Cup The Package: American Price - $340 per player | Canadian Price (to cover Friday's Keg) - $345 • 2 night's lodging (based on double occupancy) • 54 holes of Match Play • 2 team shirts • 1 team hat • Welcome Reception/Pairings Party - Burgers and Brats and Keg Beer • Saturday Lunch Voucher • Saturday Team Dinner • Practice Rounds on any 18 hole course for only $35 per round • Discounted entry fee for those who would like to stay over and participate in the Monday, July 11th Swinging for a Wish Scramble benefiting the Make A Wish Foundation. Non-Lodging Rate is available upon request. Arrive a day early or stay a day late for only $99 per room. Also, practice rounds are also available on Thursday and/or Monday for only $35 per round. Call (989) 731-8480 or e-mail Kevin McKinley at kmckinley@treetops.com today to reserve your spot. A $100 deposit is required at time of reservation. ============================================================================ Cheryl Mitchell to Represent Potawatomi in the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass ============================================================================ (HARRIS, Mich.) – Native American Cheryl Mitchell of Strongsville, Ohio has accepted one of two local exemptions for the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass, competing among 150 LPGA Futures Tour golfers, June 24-26. The 32-year-old mom of two turned pro in 2004, but has focused her energies in the past seven years off to raise her two children. She plans to rekindle her career by playing in the ladies professional tournament, as she represents the Potawatomi Nation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “It feels wonderful to play in this tournament,” said Mitchell. “To be chosen because I am Native American is an honor, and to accept it for our People will show children that it can be done – you can follow your dreams.” The Potawatomi, who own Sweetgrass Golf Club and the Island Resort & Casino, were proud to extend a special invitation to Mitchell. Known as the Firekeepers, they named Sweetgrass after the

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spiritual herb that brings healing and peace. “Cheryl not only represents the eight bands of the Potawatomi Nation, she’s representing all Native Americans,” said Tony Mancilla, Championship Co-Chair and a member of the Potawatomi. “It was only fitting that she play a part in our inaugural year.” Mitchell is a native of Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario, Canada, also known as Bkejwanong, meaning “where the waters divide.” The Island is home to the Potawatomi, Ojibwa and Delaware. She is currently a member of the Canadian Women’s Tour. She started playing golf at the age of seven, when her father converted her from a left to right-handed player because beginner clubs were more plentiful. In a family of athletes, Mitchell and brother Stephen Tooshkenig took to the game together, playing after school at their nearby club. Tooshkenig will serve as Mitchell’s caddie in this month’s tournament. “He introduced me to competitive play,” said Mitchell. “I saw through his events that several girls were playing, and it gave me the drive to compete.” Tooshkenig now serves as a golf coach and teacher to kids on Warpole Island. Mitchell would later focus her athletic skills to golf in high school, winning the Canadian Junior Optimist three times, among several tournament achievements. Her playing record earned a full scholarship to Kent State University, where she joined the Mid-Atlantic Conference team. Mitchell’s amateur career was highlighted by winning the Ontario Women’s Amateur in 2003. She was named to the All- MAC First Team two years in a row while playing at Kent State, and would serve on the Mid-Continent Conference First Team twice while attending Michigan’s Oakland University for her graduate studies. After turning to a professional golf career in 2004, Mitchell placed fifth in the 2005 Royal Canadian Golf Association Women’s Tour Championship, tied for third at the 2006 Canadian PGA Women’s Championship, and qualified for the LPGA Canadian Women’s Open at London Hunt Club. Since that time, Mitchell has been refining her skills and focus on key weaknesses in her game primarily putting. “I can now say it’s a strength,” she says of her short-game skills. “I’ve played in LPGA Futures Tour events before, and you have to be ready to shoot your best. You must commit to uninhibited play at that level. I feel ready to compete.” Mitchell hopes to have strong support from the Potawatomi in the gallery as she vies for her first LPGA Futures Tour win, which carries a $110,000 purse. There are currently 20,000 Native Americans in the U.P., and more than 50,000 Native Americans in the greater Michigan/Wisconsin region. “To win at Sweetgrass would top everything,” she says. “I want to show kids of our Nation that anything is possible, and you can feel great about being Native American. It would be a dream come true.” Three-day ticket passes for the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass are being sold for $10 at the

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Island Resort & Casino in Escanaba, Michigan, via phone at 906-723-2005 or by supporting over 80 Michigan and Wisconsin charities who are selling tickets to raise funds for their causes. For more information, see http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/championship. =========================================== DEVINE'S DANDY--THE BLOND AND THE LORD =========================================== A blonde wanted to go ice fishing. She'd seen many books on the subject, and finally getting all the necessary tools together, she made for the ice. After positioning her comfy footstool, she started to make a circular cut in the ice. Suddenly, from the sky, a voice boomed, 'THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.' Startled, the blonde moved further down the ice, poured a thermos of cappuccino, and began to cut yet another hole. Again from the heavens the voice bellowed, 'THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.' The blonde, now worried, moved away, clear down to the opposite end of the ice. She set up her stool once more and tried again to cut her hole. The voice came once more, 'THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.' She stopped, looked skyward, and said, 'IS THAT YOU LORD?' The voice replied, 'NO, THIS IS THE MANAGER OF THE HOCKEY RINK' ================================================== GENESEE COUNTY SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP ================================================== Entries are now being accepted for the Genesee County SENIOR Amateur Championship to be held at IMA Brookwood Golf Club June 25 & 26, 2011. The 36-hole tournament is open to golfers age 50 or above and the first 120 paid entries will be accepted. There will be two divisions: a senior division for anyone, age 50 or above (this division will also be eligible for overall Championship) and a Super Senior division for anyone age 63 or above that chooses that division. Golfers will be flighted after the first day of play. “Originally the Genesee County Amateur Championship was open to players of all ages with our senior divisions being the most popular” said Ron Mitchell, golf manager at IMA Brookwood Golf Club. “We decided to go to a senior format this year due to an overwhelming amount of requests from area players” added Mitchell. Entry fee for the Genesee County Amateur Senior Championship is $65 for IMA Brookwood season

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passholders and $85 for non-season pass holders. Entry fee includes greens fees and carts both days (36-holes), range balls, snacks and awards. Advanced registration is required and entries will close on June 22, 2011. Participants can register on-line at www.brookwoodgolfclub.com. Registration forms are also available in the golf pro shop at IMA Brookwood Golf Club located at 6045 Davison Road in Burton, corner of Davison and Belsay Roads. For additional information call the pro shop at (810) 742-4930. ================================= MICHIGAN AMATEUR HOST SITES ================================= 38 Belvedere CC 7 Saginaw CC 7 CC Jackson 5 Kent CC 5 CC of Detroit 4 Gull Lake CC 3 Black River 2 Lochmoor 2 Detroit GC 2 Michaywe Pines 2 Red Run GC Flint Blythefield CC The Highlands Washtenaw CC Lansing Arbor Hills Meadowbrook CC Oakland Hills CC Travis Pointe CC Egypt Valley CC University of Michigan GC Boyne Highlands (The Heather) GC Battle Creek CC Flint GC Grosse Isle CC Muskegon CC The Moors GC Springs Meadows CC Oakhurst G&CC Michigan Amateur Champions Chuck Kocsis 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH6CEIQkqC8 Glen Johnson 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRFJgrX-rZM Pete Green 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toxacHQZels James Standish 4 Melvin "Bud" Stevens 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WLXy2vVPAE

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Howard Lee 3 John Malloy 3 Steve Maddalena 3 Philip Stanton 2 Dan Pohl 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvoOwuH_ojQ ====================================================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE ONLINE SUMMER ISSUE - COMING JUNE 24 http://michigangolfer.com ====================================================================== Table of Contents Northern Indiana Golf - By Mike Duff Michigan Golf Hall of Fame: Class of 2011 Remembrances - Art McCafferty Robert Trent Jones at Treetops Arnold Palmer at Shanty Creek Michigan Amateur - Rob Ford Senior PGA Open - William Shelton and Brad Shelton, Collegiate Golf - Chris Lewis University of Detroit Mercy Titans Eastern Michigan University Eagles Chris Lewis Attention: Golfers - Golf Coaches/Teams - Golf Professionals - Golf Leagues & Organizations ================================================================= REYNOLDS CAPTURES GAM SENIOR MATCH PLAY AT BATTLE CREEK CC ================================================================= BATTLE CREEK – You’ve got Kobe and LeBron. You’ve got Crosby and Ovechkin. And on the GAM senior tournament circuit, you’ve got Greg Reynolds and Bill Zylstra. It was Reynolds who prevailed today at the 3rd GAM Senior Match Play tournament at Battle Creek Country Club topping his longtime rival Zylstra 4&3 in match play. “It was a lot of fun to play with Bill and also a lot of fun to beat him,” said Reynolds. “He’s been one of the top-ranked amateurs in the country the past couple of years. I got that distinction one time but since then, he has owned me. If I didn’t win today I think I would have started to get a complex. I just had to end his supremacy.” Reynolds (Grand Blanc) said he didn’t do anything fancy to capture the win. He just played steady, solid golf and steered clear of the extreme rough at Battle Creek. Still, he said his round against Zylstra was probably the best he has played thus far this season. “I drove very well and was only in the rough a couple of times,” said Reynolds. “In this rough here, you have to be almost standing on the ball before you can see it. I think I had 5 or 6 birdies and maybe one bogie. It just seemed like I was able to hit shots inside of him and keep the pressure on inside of him.” Reynolds commended Battle Creek CC for rebounding so quickly from a severe storm that hit the area last weekend. Despite losing power for several days and dealing with several downed trees, the course was ready for competition when the Senior Match Play began on May 31. “They did a remarkable job of getting the course playable,” said Reynolds. “I know they had to work

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very hard and each day, the course got a little better. It was a fun course to play.” Willie Park Jr. designed both Battle Creek CC and Reynolds’ home course, Flint Golf Club. He could see the similarities as he worked his way around the golf course. “The bunkering around the greens, the couture of the greens and the green speed is about the same as ours,” said Reynolds. “So there is not that much to adjust.” In the Super-Senior Division, Claud Johnston (Ann Arbor) prevailed 1 up over Fred Behymer. After three days of great success on the greens, Johnston’s putting unraveled in today’s final round. Fortunately, his drives and his iron play was enough to keep things competitive. “I hit the ball real good and I putted very terrible,” said Johnston. “I had three birdies but I also threeputted about six times so I made it a little too exciting for myself. I just couldn’t get the speed of the greens today.” Johnston welcomed the opportunity to participate in a match play tournament – something that doesn’t happen very often. “I really enjoy the match play and I’m glad that they put it into the mix a couple of years ago for the seniors,” said Johnston. Taken from a GAM Communications release =================== MINZEY'S MUSINGS =================== Works of Art Mike Shiels http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show20/ Art Hills and Red Hawk http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/redhawk/ Art Hills Michigan Golf Trail with Jack Berry http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show18/ Art Hills/Steve Forrest Pheasant Ridge http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show19/ Inverness http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show13/ Rose Creek http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/rosecreek/ Art Hills Video Bill Shelton Art Hills Inverness http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show13/invernessqt.html

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============================================================ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION CHANNEL -- 2011 SHOWS http://michigangolfer.tv/archives.html ============================================================ **************************** NOW PLAYING *************************** Terry Moore Interview with Jennie McCafferty Terry Moore - Michigan Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2010 Art Hills - Michigan Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2010 Don Perne' - Michigan Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2010 Jim Briegel - Michigan Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2010 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 *********************** 100th Anniversary of Michigan Amateur Fieldststone Golf Course: An Arthur Hills Design The Treetops Cup: USA vs Canada MGCOA Legislative Golf Day

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====================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR OF EVENTS ====================================== JUNE 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 13 The Loon Cup, Loon Golf Course, Gaylord 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's 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

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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 8-14 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 http://treetops.com 25 MGCOA Golf League Championship at Hawk Hollow Golf Course, Bath http://MGCOA.org 29/10/1 2nd annual Natalie Gulbis Showcase, The Loon GC, Gaylord 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

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2012 JANUARY 13-15 Southwest Michigan Golf Show at the Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo MARCH 2-4 Michigan Golf Show, Novi SEPTEMBER 25-30 Ryder Cup, Medinah CC, Chicago, IL

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Michigan Golfer News, June 10, 2011  

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

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