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Michigan Golf News May 28, 2010

Vol. 10, no. 22

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CIRCULATION 16, 645 Edited by Art McCafferty artmccaf@glsp.com ============================== WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE ============================== With apologies to Allen Iverson, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a proposal to construct an indoor golf practice facility last week. The $2.5 million project would be built over a portion of the current U-M golf course driving range. It would include a 10,000-square foot building with a chipping and putting area. The project would be funded from the Michigan athletic department "resources and gifts," the proposal letter submitted to the regents stated. The new proposed facility would house coaches' offices, locker rooms, a conference room, storage and a team meeting room. The regents approved the project unanimously and without discussion. Thanks a a Tip of the Tam to U of M alum, Terry Moore for sharing this with us. Note: The source for this was http://AnnArbor.com ================= OKAY, NOW WHAT? ================== Data in the newly released NSGA Report "The Sporting Goods Market in 2010" quantified what U.S. golf retailers already knew -- that 2009 was a year they'd like to forget. Consumer purchases of golf equipment reached $2.8 billion, down 19% from $3.5 billion in 2008. NSGA forecasts a 1% increase in golf equipment sales in 2010. Sales of golf clubs sold in sets reached $1.3 billion in 2009, down 26% from 2008. Sales of individual clubs (not sold in sets) fell 9% to $532.0 million in 2009. Sales of golf shoes, surveyed separately from golf equipment, experienced a 16% decline to $202.0 million. Sales (estimated, not surveyed) of golf balls were $726.7 million, and golf bags $242.1 million. In the recently released NSGA Sports Participation in 2009 report, golf participation had shown a 4% decline. Total U.S. retail sales of sporting goods (footwear, clothing and equipment), which slipped 1% in 2008, fell 3% in 2009, according "The Sporting Goods Market in 2010." For 2009, sporting goods sales reached $50.7 billion and are forecast to rise 2% to $51.5 billion for 2010. Fifteen of the 24 equipment categories surveyed by the Association last year showed declines. The balance (except for hunting and firearms, which grew 14%) showed modest (2% to 8%) increases. "The Sporting Goods Market in 2010" is a copyrighted NSGA consumer study that projects 2009 purchases of sporting goods products based on a survey of 100,000 U.S. households. National Family Opinion, Inc. (NFO) maintains the consumer panel used in the survey, which is balanced to parallel actual American household distribution as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Census, so that the data can


be projected nationally. "The Sporting Goods Market in 2010" is available for $295 for retailer/dealer members of the Association and free to manufacturer and sustaining members. For non-members, the cost is $340. The report comes in both printed and electronic formats. For additional information, contact Dan Kasen, NSGA, 1601 Feehanville Drive, Suite 300, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-6035. Phone: (847) 2966742, E-mail: dkasen@nsga.org. or fax: (847) 391-9827. NSGA Research Newsletter highlights information from NSGA research as well as from other sources. Thomas B. Doyle ================================================== MICHIGAN GOLF TOURNAMENTS - WHERE ART THOU ================================================== Michigan had become a major destination in American golf with the building of hundreds of golf courses in the 80's and 90's. To show off those courses we developed destinations like; the Gaylord Golf Mecca and America's Summer Golf Capital. Major championships, the U.S. Amateur, The U.S. Women's Open, the U.S. Publinx, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, propelled Michigan onto the world map of golf destinations. And while the U.S. Senior will be coming to Indianwood soon, the cancellation of the Buick, along with all of the other tournaments mentioned here harkens us to song penned by the now defunct Buick Open Tiger Wood's Pro-Am partner, Bob Seger, the "Famous Final Scene'. That scene was Tiger Woods admiring his third and probably last Buick Open. As the tour moves on to their regular stops, it was noted that the Buick dates have been taken by the Greenbrier Classic. Buick Open -1958- 2009

2009 Finale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhOTIlLgPe4 2009 Pro Am http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLe5NQyB4MU 2007 50 Years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TbVVp5ZT9U Last year, they put a historical marker at Warwick Hills CC, to honor the 1958 beginning of the Buick Open. The marker, unfortunately, was just in time to honor the last Buick Open as General Motors shut down the Buick Open as well as the Buick Invitational in 2010 at San Diego. This was an extremely painful day for Buick, the citiizens of Grand Blanc and Flint, the membership of Warwick Hills CC and the golfers throughout Michigan. However, the last championship featured the number one golfer in the world, Tiger Woods, on his game and at the top of his class. Woods, who had longed been sponsored by Buick, came back to give the tournament a first class sign off. At the awards ceremony, Tiger remarked, " the people here have always been excited for us to come out and play, and they've always supported this event. All these years they've always come out in droves, and I'm very appreciative of that. Hopefully, we do get to come back here in this area, this region soon, because the fans here are so excited about golf. They're pretty much sports nuts anyways, and for us to come out here and play, you know, it's always been special." --------


Western Amateur at Point O'Woods - 1962 - 2008

2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vbtAkNbX4Q 2003 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBzR85Jx1E After hosting the Western Amateur Championship for 38 straight years and 40 of the past 46, the event had run its course. During that time, Tom Weiskopf, Andy North, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, And Bean, Hal Sutton, Scott Verplank, Phil Michelson, Tiger Woods and Danny Lee had participated.. Those golfers alone, and there were many others, have won 196 PGA tournaments and 27 major championships. However, attendance had dropped considerably, from the hay days of 10,000 spectators to a ten of that in the past few years. Golf was enjoying such boom years, that many tournaments had sprung up, plus, you could see tournament golf nearly every day on the Golf Channel and other network and cable channels. The tournament now rotates among seven courses in the Chicago area. The 2010 tournament is at Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Illinois. --------Native American Cup - 2005-2006

2006 http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/nativeamericancup/ 2005 http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/nativeamericancup/ Okay, so this was a short lived tournament, two years, but it held a lot of promise. The lack of sufficient start up capital was such that, the organizer and founder of the tournament, Henry Boulley, fell quickly into debt. Boulley, at the time an employee of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, had organized a few tournaments for the Chippewa tribe and that became the foundation for the Native American Cup, an event modeled after the Ryder Cup. The first event featured Notah Begay, a room mate of Tiger, when they were at Stanford and a winner on the PGA tour himself. The second Cup featured a successful Native American female golfer, Cheryl Mitchell. Again, while the event was still bleeding capital, it had begun to pick up some stature among the various North American tribes. However, with a heavy debt load, Boulley had to cancel the third event. Boulley later on in the year, moved to Cailfornia and perhaps, will try to make a new beginning out there. --------Ford Senior Players Championship 1991-2006

The Ford Senior Players Championship, was first known as the Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship when they first played it at Dearborn CC. In 1991, they changed the course to the TPC Dearborn course that Jack Nicklaus designed and it stayed there until the tournament was cancelled after the 2006 event. This was the second car sponsored tournament to be cancelled, six years after the Oldsmobile Classic at Walnut Hills. The tournament was well received during its reign and had its share of big name winners; Dave Stockton, J.C. Snead, Raymond Floyd, Craig Stadler, Peter Jacobsen, Hale Irwin and in its finale, Bobby Wadkins. Prior to Dearborn and the Mazda and Ford sponsorships, the tournament was held a Canterbury GC in Ohio and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra in Florida. --------Treetops Par 3 Shootout - 1999 - 2006


2002 http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show21/index.html When writers turn their keyboards to the Golden Days of Michigan golf, a number of names will pop up as the real change agents in the sport. These change agents not only contributed to Michigan golf, but golf on a national level. A name that will rise on everyone's list will be Rick Smith. Smith has become a top 10 golf instructor in America, a first rate golf course architect, a resort owner in Treetops and the brains behind both the Big Break and the Par 3 Shootouts. Threetops, a named credited to writer,Jack Berry, became a destination course in America after being featured on the Par 3 Shootout for eight years. The tournament featured players from both the PGA and Champions Tour and had sponsorship from ESPN, Pacific Life, Tylenol, and ING. Past winners included, Lee Janzen, Ray Floyd, Lee Trevino, Andy North, Fred Couples and Fuzzy Zoeller. Also, of note, was the million dollar hole-in-one that Lee Trevino got in 2001. While there is hope that some day it might come back, it is a remote possibility in today's economic climate. --------Farmers Charity Classic 1991 - 2004

The Farmers Charity Classic was a tournament of many names, that had thrived in Grand Rapids since 1986. Known from 1986 thru 1990 as the Greater Grand Rapids Open, the event picked up a deep pocketed sponsor in First of America Bank and became the First of America Classic from 1991 to 1998. When that sponsored pulled out, it became the Foremost Insurance Championship for two years 1999-2000 before it took on its last mantel as the Farmers Charity Classic from 2001 to 2004. During its time, played on The Highlands and then Egypt Valley courses, the winners were of superb stature in the golfing senior community. Billy Casper, Orville Moody, Don Massengale, Gibby Gilbert, George Archer, Tony Jacklin, Dave Stockton, Gil Morgan, Larry Nelson Jay Sigel and Jim Thorpe were all winners. ------Ann Arbor Futures Tour 2002 - 2005

2004 http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show14/index.html 2003 http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show14/index.html Thr Futures tour started in Tampa, Florida in 1981 and had been in a series of transitions since then. Of late, it has been purchased by the LPGA and functions much like the Nationwide Tour, in that it is a training ground for future LPGA golfers. Lake Forest Golf course under the steady hand of Gilda Johnson held the Duramed Futures Golf Tour from 2002 – 2005. During that time, the Ann Arbor Bank provided the sponsorship. Past champions include Ju Kim of South Korea, Lindsay Wright of Australia and Lorena Ochoa of Mexico. ------Bay Mills Open Players Championship 2002 - 2005

Videos 2005 http://baymillsopen.com/video05.html 2004 http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/baymillsopen/index.html 2003 http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/baymillsopen/index.html 2002 http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/baymillsopen/index.html


The Bay Mills Tribe was anxious to show off their new Mike Husby designed golf course as well as some of their new gaming facilities, thus they made the move to big time tournament golf. The Canadian Tour was equally anxious to land another tournament stop on their schedule and walla, it was a match made in golf heaven and the Golf Channel. This was a very big deal for the tribe members who inhabit the very small reservation at Brimley. For four years, the eyes of America and Canada golfers were focused on the tournament and watching the players of tomorrow. At the first tournament, Jeff Quinney, former U.S. Amateur champion, took top honors. The second tournament featured young Michele Wie, who recieved a special invite from tournament director Mike Husby. They had press from all over the world for the first two days. The tournament, in its four year run, had solid champions in Quinney, Michael Harris, Chris Wisler and Rodney Butcher. However, the lose of Mike Husby as the tournament director and the continued difficulty in attracting local sponsors to share in some of the costs ultimately led to the cancellation of the tournament after four years. ------Oldsmobile Classic 1992 - 2000

Karrie Webb, Dottie Pepper and Pat Hurst were among the winners of the Oldsmobile Classic, an LPGA tournament that ran from 1992 - 2000 at Walnut Hills CC in East Lansing. The tournament featured purses of 600K and was well respected by tour players. However, with the demise of the Oldsmobile within GM's product line, the tournament when the way of Lucille. There it is, the rise and fall of some of Michigan's greatest tournaments. "Think in terms of bridges burned Think of seasons that must end See the rivers rise and fall They will rise and fall again Everything must have an end Like an ocean to a shore Like a river to a stream Like a river to a stream It’s the famous final scene" Bob Seger ========================================================= MARSH RIDGE ANNOUNCES THE DON WHITE GOLF ACADEMY ========================================================= Don White is making an immediate impact at Marsh Ridge Resort. The affable pro has set up the Don White Golf Academy and is offering both midweek and weekend academies. Women's Golf Academy Midweek Academy 3 Nights Lodging


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Instruction consists of video analysis and instruction including On Course Play. http://marshridge.com =================================================== PLAY GOLF AMERICAN MICHIGAN CENTERS AND DATES =================================================== PGA's Play Golf America has two sites in Michigan for the program, Fox Hills and Pheasant Run. Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center Plymouth 06/03/2010 Pheasant Run Golf Club (734) 397-6460 Canton 07/24/2010 http://www.playgolfamerica.com/ ====================================================== SUMMER OF 2005 - MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION CHANNEL ====================================================== Five years ago, these were some of the videos we were featuring on the Michigan Golfer Television Channel. TRUE NORTH "A Tour of True North Golf Club-with Jim Engh, Wayne Metcalf and Jack Berry" There are a number of reasons why Engh Designs http://enghdesigns.com is considered one of the hottest design firms in the country and one of them is the new True North Golf Club. Join Jack Berry as he tours the course with designers Jim Engh and Wayne Metcalf. http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/truenorth/tour/ DAN POHL AND ELAINE CROSBY HALL OF FAME INTERVIEWS "Elaine Crosby-Golf Hall of Fame Member" -with Jack Berry Check out our new Michigan Golf Hall of Fame page at http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/ as we welcome some of the members of the Class of 2004. In this show, Jack Berry chats with one of Michigan's greatest professional golfers, Elaine Crosby. http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/crosby/


"Dan Pohl-Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Member" -with Jack Berry Dan Pohl is playing in this week's Ford Senior Players Championship, TPC of Michigan, Dearborn as part of his rookie year on the Champions Tour. You can check out his early beginnings as he chats with Jack Berry on the show. http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/ghf/danpohl/ ================== HOLE IN ONE CLUB ================== Dan Gourlam, of Commerce Twp, hit a gap wedge 119 yards and into the 6th hole at Beacon Hill GC in Commerce. Ed Klimkowski of Highland used a nine iron on the 17th hole of Beacon Hill GC in Commerce, a feat of some 145 yards. A Tip of the Tam to Dan and Ed for their aces. ============= INS AND OUTS ============= Don White is the new Director of Golf at Marsh Ridge. White has lent his classy style to Treetops, Michaywe, White Pine National, Garland and now Marsh Ridge. http://marshridge.com . White indicated that they are planning to be more involved with instruction. =============================== CURRENT RYDER CUP STANDINGS =============================== 2010 Ryder Cup Points Team Standings (as of 5/24/10) Eight U.S. Team members will be determined following the PGA Championship, Aug. 15, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.; U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Corey Pavin will make his four selections on Sept. 7. U. S. Ryder Cup Qualifications (Captain Corey Pavin) The United States points system will determine the top eight players for the 2010 United States Ryder Cup Team. In addition, Captain Corey Pavin will have four selections on a date to be determined to complete the United States team. Points are based upon the following: Prize money earned in the 2009 major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship): One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points. Prize money earned in 2010 "Official" events from Jan. 1 through Aug.15: One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned, excluding the major championships, events played opposite major championships and events played opposite World Golf Championships; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points. Prize money earned for the 2010 major championships: (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship). Two points are awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points. Prize money earned in 2010 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championship events between Jan. 1 and the PGA Championship, Aug. 16 - one-half point will be


awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points. 2010 U.S. RYDER CUP Team Standings Through the Byron Nelson Championship (5/24/2010) Name Points 1. Phil MICKELSON 4,901.24900 2. Anthony KIM 3,238.30928 3. Jim FURYK 2,875.78169 4. Lucas GLOVER 2,836.80886 5. Hunter MAHAN 2,509.43300 6. Steve STRICKER 2,416.80743 7. Dustin JOHNSON 2,185.86545 8. Stewart CINK 2,026.66715 9. Ben CRANE 1,992.68869 10. Matt KUCHAR 1,978.68787 10. Tiger WOODS 1,946.16300 12. Nick WATNEY 1,655.24061 13. J.B. HOLMES 1,652.15500 14. Jason BOHN 1,567.36567 15. Ricky BARNES 1,552.17653 16. Bill HAAS 1,521.58111 17. Jeff OVERTON 1,480.16983 18. Kenny PERRY 1,388.42898 19. Bo VAN PELT 1,370.81700 20. Ryan PALMER 1,320.80200 21. Rickie FOWLER 1,309.90125 22. Steve MARINO 1,264.44800 23. Sean O'HAIR 1,213.62868 24. David DUVAL 1,190.80100 25. Kevin NA 1,140.26928 European Ryder Cup Team Qualifications (Captain Colin Montgomerie) The European Team will be selected employing the following criteria: The leading four players on The Ryder Cup World Points List (1) as of Sunday, August 29, 2010, or at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the player with the higher ranking on the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday, August 23, 2010. The leading five players, not otherwise qualified (having selected the four players from The Ryder Cup World Points List) from The Ryder Cup European Points List (2) as of Sunday, August 29, 2010, or at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the player with the higher ranking on The 2010 Race to Dubai as of August 29, 2010, or at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter. The Captain, Colin Montgomerie, will choose the remaining three players on Sunday August 29, 2010 following the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. The Ryder Cup World Points List is comprised of World Ranking Points won by a European Tour


Member from each tournament in which he participates between September 3, 2009 and August 22, 2010 and thereafter in the 2010 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. World Ranking Points are allocated to all officially sanctioned tournaments (on any Federated Tour) by the Official World Golf Ranking and are allocated according to the Event Rating of the tournament. The Ryder Cup European Points List is comprised of points (1 point = 1 Euro) earned by a European Tour Member from all officially sanctioned European Tour tournaments on The Race to Dubai between September 3, 2009 and August 29, 2010 or the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter. 2010 EUROPEAN RYDER CUP Team Standings Ryder Cup World Points (Through 5/24/2010) Name Points 1. Lee WESTWOOD (ENG) 307.02 2. Rory MCILROY (NIR) 214.10 3. Ian POULTER (ENG) 204.20 4. Padraig HARRINGTON (IRL) 163.26 5. Luke DONALD (ENG) 144.54 6. Martin KAYMER (GER) 135.60 7. Edoardo MOLINARI (ITA) 131.71 8. Paul CASEY (ENG) 110.25 9. Francesco MOLINARI (ITA) 108.63 10. Alvaro QUIROS (ESP) 107.11 11. Ross McGOWAN (ENG) 100.16 12. Peter HANSON (SWE) 97.62 13. Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ (ESP) 93.43 14. Robert KARLSSON (SWE) 92.95 15. Simon DYSON (ENG) 90.22 16. Graeme MCDOWELL (NIR) 86.80 17. Sergio GARCIA (ESP) 86.64 18. Rhys DAVIES (WAL) 85.87 19. Fredrik ANDERSSON HED (SWE) 83.27 20. Ross FISHER (ENG) 81.83 21. Alexander NOREN (SWE) 76.94 22. Grégory BOURDY (FRA) 76.86 23. Oliver WILSON (ENG) 76.76 24. Anders HANSEN (DEN) 75.42 25. Simon KHAN (ENG) 74.27 The 38th Ryder Cup will be contested Sept. 28 to Oct. 3, 2010, at The Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales. The Ryder Cup began in 1927 when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder commissioned the casting of a gold chalice that bears his name. The U.S. Team defeated Great Britain, 9½ to 2½, in the inaugural matches in Worcester, Mass. Since then, except for a span (1939-45) during World War II and following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks upon America, the Ryder Cup has been held biennially with the U.S. and Europe alternating as host. Taken from a PGA release


====================================================== OH, I COULD WRITE A SONNET ABOUT YOUR EASTER ........? GOLF SONNETS: Book Review ======================================================= Sonnet From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The sonnet is one of the many poetic forms that can be found in lyric poetry from Europe. The term "sonnet" derives from the Occitan word sonet and the Italian word sonetto, both meaning "little song" or "little sound". By the thirteenth century, it had come to signify a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. The conventions associated with the sonnet have evolved over its history. The writers of sonnets are sometimes referred to as "sonneteers," although the term can be used derisively. One of the best-known sonnet writers is William Shakespeare, who wrote 154 of them (not including those that appear in his plays). A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unemphasized syllable followed by an emphasized syllable is repeated five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet. I bring all of this information to you to introduce you to James Long Hale who has chosen not to write a sonnet about an Easter bonnet, but instead writes "Golf Sonnets", His book contains 18 of them and all point to a celebration of the game.. More to the point, Hale says, " A good golf shot and a good sonnet produce a similar joy of soul that bears repeating." For those of you that would like to experience his golf sonnets, you can buy the book at his website for $18. http://golfsonnets.com =========================================== MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE - SPRING ISSUE http://issuu.com/michigan_golfer/docs/mgspring10 =========================================== Table of Contents "Shenandoah and the Michigan Golf Classic" - By Jack Berry Larry Ziegler had the Michigan Golf Classic well in hand, but the $20,000 first prize money was not in anyone's hand. This infamous golf tournament where the professional golfers were not paid after their win (the new PGA Tour eventually paid the players), made history. From then on, tournament organizers had to have tournament prize money in escrow. Jack Berry, tracts down the story of one of Michigan's little known stories. Of special note is that Berry was able to find the scorecard from the tournament and see all of the disappointed golfers, including Mike Hill, who finished, fifth. "43 Years at the Masters" - By Jack Berry Jack Berry is one of our nation's greatest golf writers and he has the plaques to prove it. Of late, he


has received the PGA Lifetime Journalism Award, The Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award and this month, the Masters Major Achievement Award. During his half century of golf writing, Berry has been at the Masters on 43 different occasions. This is a great read from a great writer. “Collegiate Spotlights: Michigan Golf Programs Provide Opportunities for Students - Albion College" - By Chris Lewis Chris Lewis continues his series on Michigan collegiate golf, this time visiting Albion. "Treetops: Golf at its Best" - By Mike Duff Long time course reviewer, Mike Duff, had the opportunity to golf a number of the courses at Treetops this fall. His first review of Treetops was prior to its grand opening and part of his foursome was the new head golf professional, Rick Smith. In our Summer Issue, Duff has been assigned to review the recently refurbished Jones Masterpiece. "Michigan Golf Association and Legislative Leader, John Dodge Passes" By Bill Fountain Bill Fountain provides his thoughts about his mentor and friend, the late and great John Dodge. "Slice of Life: Torrey Pines, San Diego and The Bucket List" By Terry Moore Michigan Golfer Editor Emeritus, known as the "King of Comp" by Michigan Golfer writers, has an enviable list of courses and places that he has golfed. Here is the latest Moore adventure and a subtraction from his "Bucket List." ============================== MINZEY'S MUSINGS: WHAT'S UP? ============================== Lovers of the English language might enjoy this. It is yet another example of why people learning English have trouble with the language. Learning the nuances of English makes it a difficult language. (But then, that's probably true of many languages.) There is a two-letter word in English that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as being used as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]., It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lockUP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has a real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special. And this up is confusing:, A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP ! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your


time but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP . When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now ........my time is UP, so time to shut UP! More:: I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me, Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder., The gene pool could use a little chlorine. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again? Procrastinate Now!, A hangover is the wrath of grapes. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance. Ham and eggs...A day's work for a chicken a lifetime commitment for a pig. The trouble with life is there's no background music. The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson. I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on. - MG -

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