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Top Ten Michigan Golf Stories of 2010: By Jack Berry Treetops Releases 2010 Tournament Schedule

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King Par Gears Up for New Season of Boyne Golf Academy

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GAM Taking Fifth Trip To Ireland

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Minzey's Musings

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Michigan Golfer - Winter Issue

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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 Golf News Subscribe http://lyris.dundee.net/read/all_forums/subscribe?name=michigangolfnews Editor: Art McCafferty Associate Editor - Jennie McCafferty __/__/__/__/__/__/___/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/__/ __/__/ ======================================= TOP TEN MICHIGAN GOLF STORIES OF 2010 ======================================= By Jack Berry The ballot (mine) is in and here is my Golf Top Ten in Michigan for 2010: Pure Michigan funding bogey GM returns to golf Big Four christens Harbor Shores Two Senior majors for Harbor Shores Ertl, Traub & Zylstra enter Hall of Fame Magic for 42-year-old Tom Gillis And then there's 15-year-old Henry Do The Bear is 25 and well Juniors are sensational at Egypt Valley Championship year for Ryan & Natalie Brehm A year ago it was All Tiger All The Time. And the economy wasn't any better. The world and golf survived the Tiger wreck and it turned into one of the best, most entertaining seasons we've had with comparatively new faces dominating the major events, Northern Irishman Graham McDowell winning the U.S. Open, South African Louis Oosthuizen the British Open and German Martin Kaymer the PGA Championship. Koreans and Japanese dominated women's golf and with golf in the lineup for the 2016 Olympic Games in Argentina, golf truly is the world game that hasn't been marred by floppers, hooligans and fixers as that other world game has. There still is that economy, though, and it figured as the No. 1 story in Michigan and the entire state tourism industry that provides jobs, jobs, jobs in every county of the state. Convincing the state legislaP. 2

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ture of that importance, and the best attention-grabber the state ever has had to promote it, was a different matter even though the campaign has been proven to bring money into the state. The national award-winning Pure Michigan television-radio-print-internet campaign showed the beautiful Michigan we who live here know. Four of the world's great inland seas surround us and there are more than 11,000 lakes inside the two peninsulas. Golf courses that make most states jealous, designed by the best architects in the game. Everything recreationists and families desire is here. When the Pure Michigan campaign got going, it had $39 million in funding. It was slashed this year with nothing for the fall and only $5 million targeted for 2011. Now, $10 million has been taken from the 21st Century Jobs Fund to promote Winter and Spring and leave the rest of next year to the new governor and legislature. On the positive front, General Motors announced it is returning to golf sponsorship. Cadillac is the name plate on the Doral tournament, one of the four World Golf Championship events. The rumor mill had Cadillac also sponsoring a tournament in Detroit but it hasn't materialized. Third and fourth on the Top Ten go to west Michigan, Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool and its KitchenAid division. Whirlpool brought Jack Nicklaus to town, gave him some land by Lake Michigan and he designed the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. The course, surrounded by a new community, will host the 2014 and 2016 Senior PGA Championship. KitchenAid is starting as title sponsor of the PGA Senior in 2011. Nicklaus talked old rivals Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller into helping him open Harbor Shores in a highly successful benefit one day benefit tournament and clinic in August. Holding fifth place on our Top Ten list was the induction of Sue Ertl, John Traub and Bill Zylstra into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, raising the Hall total to 90. Ertl was a top athlete at Ionia High School and golf won out when she went to Michigan State and from there to the LPGA Tour. In 1979 she was named MSU's first Sportswoman of the Year and is in the Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame and the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame. Traub, a big hitter and longtime club professional at Great Oaks and Detroit Golf Club, made a big name for himself by rallying from seven shots behind to shoot 69 in a 30-mile-an hour wind to take the PGA Club Professional Championship. Zylstra made his name, and keeps making it, in senior amateur golf. He twice has been named Golfweek Titleist National Senior Player of the Year and has dominated senior golf in Michigan. Zylstra recently won the prestigious Society of Seniors Ralph Bogart Memorial in Florida for the third time in four years. Number six is Tom Gillis, another veteran who struck it rich at the age of 42. The 1990 Michigan Amateur runnerup has played all over the world but never was able to stick on the PGA Tour until this year and he stuck like glue. Gillis won $1,166,146 and led the Tour in birdie average (4.06 per round) and par breakers with 394 birdies and nine eagles. He was 20th in scoring average at 70.12. A friend said “Tom stopped beating himself up. He just went out and played.� P. 4

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And then, from senior ranks and the mellow 40s, there's Number seven on the list – 15-year-old Henry Do (pronounced doe although he's a doer). The 5-foot-6, 120-pound Ann Arbor Green Hills sophomore stunned the Tournament of Champions field at Boyne Mountain when he shot 10-under-par 62 on the Alpine course for the first round lead. Do had two shots over past champions Alison Fouch, an LPGA player, and three over Canadian Tour player Andy Matthews. At that, Do started on the 10th hole and bogied the 11th before making nine birdies and an eagle, playing from the same tees as all the male professionals. Michigan PGA past president Dave Kendall, who has been teaching Do since he was seven, said “My friends and peers always think I'm exaggerating about Henry. This changed some minds.” Do had a four shot lead with five holes to play in the third and final round of the tournament but then youth and inexperience and Matthews birdies beat him. “I learned it's hard to win,” Do said. In eighth place, Grand Traverse Resort celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Nicklaus-designed Bear on a Pure Michigan blue sky day and it brought back the memory of developer Paul Nine telling Nicklaus he had a nice course. He wanted a championship course that would pull the big game hunters to the course. Nicklaus gave it to him. Golf Digest ranks the Bear the 18th toughest course in America. Ninth place is the first United States Golf Association played in West Michigan, the USGA Junior Championship. Egypt Valley Country Club, which ran so many outstanding Champions Tour stops, gave the juniors the same first class treatment. The juniors rewarded the spectators with awesome drives and superb shots. Jimmy Liu, only 14, broke Tiger Woods' record of youngest winner. Liu defeated Justin Thomas, 4-2, in the final. Ryan Brehm and his sister Natalie took 10th spot by winning state championships. Ryan successfully defended his Michigan Open title at Orchard Lake Country Club and Natalie defeated Spartan teammate Christine Meier at St. Clair River CC for the Michigan Women's Amateur crown. On the male amateur side, Joey Garber, 18, of Petoskey won the 99th Michigan Amateur over Eric Lilleboe at Oakhurst G&CC. Garber was the third youngest to win in near-century history of the Amateur. The weather didn't get a Top Ten spot but it definitely was better than 2009's cold, rainy summer spell. This year was filled with many Pure Michigan days, right through a beautiful fall. ==================================================== TREETOPS RELEASES 2010 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE ==================================================== April 30, 2011 We're Open Invitational $65 per person Four – Person scramble to kick off the season. Two events in one with a choice to play either the Rick Smith Signature or the Tom Fazio Premier. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, T-shirt, food, keg beer and prizes. July 8 - 10, 2011 Treetops Cup Matches $340 per person US vs. Canada in Ryder Cup style matches in which the US claimed a 30 – 28 victory in 2010. Entry fee includes 2 night's lodging, 54 holes of match play, 2 team shirts and 1 team hat, pairings reception and 1 group dinner. This tournament grew by 360% in 2010 and will be capped at 50 players from each country, sign up today!!!! P. 6

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July 11, 2011 Swinging for a Wish $100 per person Four – Person charity event that benefits the Make a Wish Foundation and sponsor's at least one child's wish. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf and dinner with a live and silent auction. 2010 event raised over $5000 to support Mathew's wish to ride the Iditarod.

Sept. 2 – 4, 2011 Patriot Golf Day Shootout $300 per person Two – Person charity event that raises funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation. Special guest speakers and our dear friends Duane and Dawn Bucklin will be on hand. Entry fee includes 45 holes of tournament golf, 9 hole practice round on Threetops, Opening Ceremony, 2 lunches, dinner with open bar and featured speaker, tournament gift and prizes. Entry fees with lodging are also available. The 3rd Annual event in 2010 raised over $7000. Past Patriot Golf Day Videos http://glsp.com/treetops

Sept. 25 – 27, 2011 Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational $450 per person Four – Person charity event that is now in it's 24th year. A capacity field of 108 teams participated in 2009 and 96 teams in 2010. Entry fee includes 2 night's lodging in the Inn, 54 holes of tournament golf, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners each with open bar, tournament gift and prizes. Upgraded lodging in the Lodge is available as well as a commuter rate and PGA Professional rate. In the 23 year history, we have raised over $450,000 for Otsego County charities. Past Pepsi Golf Day Videos http://glsp.com/treetops October 8 – 9, 2011 Toughman/Princess Scramble $125 per person Three – Person cash scramble hosted by Treetops in which the Jones Masterpiece will be set up extremely difficult for day 1 and the Fazio Premier extremely easy for day 2. Cash payout will be based upon level of participation. Entry fee includes 36 holes of golf, entry into skins, 2 lunches, keg beer and prizes. Call now 888-873-3867 or click http://treetops.com/?page=106844 to book your tee time! ========================================================== KING PAR GEARS UP FOR NEW SEASON OF BOYNE GOLF ACADEMY ========================================================== We dropped by King Par in Flushing (https://www.kingparsuperstore.com/t-academy.aspx) to check out their relatively new Boyne Golf Academy. We chatted with Joel Hoffman, PGA who showed us around the facility and brought us up to date with the school. They began the relationship last year and look forward to the second year, with some major changes in the practice area. A par three course that was not getting the traffic it needed to sustain itself, has been incorporated into the practice mix. Hoffman indicated that they will have all the bells and whistles at the facility. He showed us the new Sam Putt Lab, The system allows an insight into the putting stroke that is unlike any other technology out there. They also have the Vector Pro Launch System, which allows for a dynamic fitting experience. Besides the Boyne Golf Academy, King Par has a sizeable golf store where you can buy just about anything made in the golf world. https://www.kingparsuperstore.com P. 8

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====================================== GAM TAKING FIFTH TRIP TO IRELAND ====================================== The Golf Association of Michigan is pleased to announce its 5th Annual GAM Governor & Member Trip to Ireland. Scheduled for October 4th – 11th, 2011, we will be visiting truly the “best of the best in the Southwest!” The courses include Old Head Golf Links, Waterville, Tralee, Doonbeg, Ballybunion Old and Lahinch. These courses are all rated in the Top 10 of courses in the Republic of Ireland. We have play options that include all six courses or three of the courses as well as a non playing option for partners who want to simply enjoy a wonderful Irish experience. Also, for folks who sign up with deposit by the end of January 2011, we will add a complimentary 2nd round at Old Head on the day of arrival. Our trip is planned for up to 16 golfers and 8 non golfers. Go to http://www.gam.org to review all of the details about this trip and to download an application. David Graham - Executive Director Golf Association of Michigan Editor's note- We had the opportunity to golf Waterville and also visit LaHinch a few years back when we took a Sullivan Golf and Travel trip and it was marvelous. To check out the LaHinch course click on the following LaHinch with Golf Pro Robert McCavery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z91FkG-H8o ==================================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION SHOW SCHEDULE FOR 2011 ==================================================== February The 18 Holes of Sandy Ridge GC West Michigan Golf Show March Michigan Golf Show Arnold Palmer Invitational April Robert Trent Jones - The Masterpiece 25th Anniversary at Treetops MG at the Master's May Boyne Golf Academy at King Par June 100th Anniversary of the Michigan Amateur MGCOA Legislative Day July Boyne's Tournament of Champions The Monument GC at Boyne Butch Harmon Showcase U.S. Senior Open Treetops Cup Matches August The Beauty of LochenHeath GC

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================== MINZEY'S MUSINGS ================== Golf! You hit down to make the ball go up. You swing, left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins., And on top of that, the winner buys the drinks. Golfers who try to make everything perfect before, taking the shot rarely make a perfect shot. A 'gimme' can best be defined as an agreement, between two golfers ... neither of whom, can putt very well. An interesting thing about golf is that no matter, how badly you play; it is always possible to get worse. Golf's a hard game to figure. One day you'll go out, and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps and, miss every green. The next day you go out and, for no reason at all you really stink. ============================= MICHIGAN GOLFER WINTER SSUE http://michigangolfer.com/win10-11/ ============================= Table of Contents Top 10 Michigan Golf Stories of 2010 By. Jack Berry A Season to Remember: Calvin College Knights Capture 2010 MIAA Championship By Chris Lewis Garland Golf By Mike Duff Michigan High School Golf Roundup By Kelly Hill Olympic Golf By Brad and Bill Shelton A Year in Review, of Sorts By Terry Moore Golf Rules By Bill and Brad Shelton Top 10's & The Best Of Lists Michigan Golfer Television Viewed Shows Shaker and Movers in Michigan Golf Michigan Golf Course Videos Michigan Resorts in Golf Digest Listings Michigan Golf Courses in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Best Michigan Golf Courses You Can Play – Golf Magazine GolfWeek Listing of Top Michigan Resort Courses GolfWeek’ Top 10 Michigan Golf Courses SPONSORED BY: BOYNE GOLF ACADEMY @ KING PAR LOCHENHEATH GOLF CLUB SANDY RIDGE GOLF COURSE TREETOPS RESORT http://michigangolfer.com/win10-11/ MICHIGAN GOLF

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============================= NEW SHOWS ON GLSP NETWORK ============================= Michigan Golfer Television LochenHeath GC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEregc40CBk Michigan Travel Television Frankfort Film Festival - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O45VjDDnjQA Michigan Runner Television Fifth Third Turkey Trot http://michiganrunner.tv/2010_53turkeytrot/ Run Thru Hell on Halloween - http://michiganrunner.tv/2010runthruhell/ Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon - http://michiganrunner.tv/2010grandrapidsmarathon/ Manistee National Cross Country Invitational http://michiganrunner.tv/2010manistee_xc/ Michigan Skier Television Holiday Skiing at Treetops http://michigangolfer.tv/miskier/season_10/treetops/ Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games Site - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NirpdgzVvYc ============================= 2010 MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR ============================= JANUARY 14-16 Columbus Golf Show, Columbus http://www.northcoastgolfshows.com/ FEBRUARY 11-13 West Michgan Golf Show, Grand Rapids http://www.showspan.com/WMG/Home.aspx 18-20 Cleveland Golf Show, Cleveland http://www.northcoastgolfshows.com/ 25-27 Lansing Golf Show, Lansing http://michigangolfshow.com/lansing/ 25-27 Chicago Golf Show, Chicago http://www.chicagogolfshow.com/ 25-27 Indianapolis Golf Show, Indianapolis http://www.northcoastgolfshows.com/ MARCH 4-6 Michigan Golf Show, Novi http://michigangolfshow.com/ 10-13 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Miami, Florida http://www.pgatour.com/h/schedule/ 17-20 Transitions Championship Innisbrook Resort - Copperhead, Palm Harbor, Florida http://www.pgatour.com/h/schedule/ 24-27 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida http://www.pgatour.com/h/schedule/ 26-27 The Mid Michigan Golf Show, Birch Run Expo Center, http://orvshows.com

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APRIL 07-10 Masters Tournament Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia http://masters.org MAY 24-29 Senior PGA Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, KY http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 JUNE 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 21-25 Michigan Amateur, Boyne Highlands, Boyne City http://gam.org/ 22 MGCOA Legislative Day http://mgcoa.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 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 25-27 Boyne Tournament of Champions, Boyne Mountain, MI http://boyne.com 25-25 Michigan Women' Amateur, Prestwick Village GC, Highland, MI http://gam.org 28-31 U.S. Senior Open / Inverness Club / Toledo, Ohio / http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx?taxid=17179869201 29-31 Butch Harmon Showcase, The Loon Golf Course, Gaylord http://www.loongolfresort.com/ AUGUST 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

8-14 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 MICHIGAN GOLF

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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 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 19-20 25th GAM Senior Championship, Spring Lake CC, Spring Lake, MI http://gam.org

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Michigan Golf News, December 31, 2010  

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