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From the President… Dear Fellow Golfers, One of the great things that I have found with being involved with the Michigan Publinx Golf Association is not only the passion we have for our sport but the general caring for the health of our members. Over the past few years we have had a few of us develop some serious health issues. Most of us have survived and some have not. But the one bottom line that is the same there will be several members rally around our member. For those of you that know me it is a short step for me to get on my soap box. Having watched my mother-in-law go thru several months of agony being the result of many years of smoking it is very easy for me to make that step to my soap box. Recently Johnny O suffered a serious heart issue. He has asked me to publish the following letter and therefore I have a friend on the soap box with me to carry this message.
Dear fellow Publinx Players, My name is Johnny O. Many of you know me personally, some of you don’t know me at all. I started in the Publinx at Rogell in 1990’s . I played with Gary Cauzillo who has passed from cancer. I don’t know a lot of the guys in the Publinx but I would like to play 18 holes with you some time in the future. On April 27th I suffered a heart attack at the age of 41. I appeared healthy on the outside but cigarettes and a bad diet were hurting me on the inside. The reason for this letter is to simply make us all aware of the damage cigarettes and cheeseburgers can do. Whether or not I know you or will be paired with you in the future, I don’t want to lose any of you due to smoking. Please quit or cut back as much as possible. I can’t wait to be back on the fairways and see all the guys again. Stay healthy and keep it in the short grass. Sincerely, Johnny O
Johnny, We all wish you a speedy recovery and know you will be back in the short grass again soon! Sincerely, Jim Ellis, President, Michigan Publinx Golf Association
Registration Now Open for Genesee County Amateur Golf Championship!
Find out who the “best amateur golfers” are in Genesee County next month at Brookwood! Entries are now being accepted for the Genesee County Amateur Championship to be held at IMA Brookwood Golf Club June 23 & 24, 2012. The 36-hole stroke play tournament is a two-day event and is open to players of all ages. The tournament will be
flighted after the first day of play. Four divisions will be offered with an Open, Senior (50-62), Super Senior (63+) and Women’s division (any age). “Last year the Genesee County Amateur Championship was run as a Senior event. This year we have included an Open Division so that some of our younger players can participate also” said Ron Mitchell, golf manager at IMA Brookwood Golf Club. “There are so many good golfers of all ages here in Genesee County that it’s fun to have them competing at Brookwood and wanting to win the title of Best Golfer in Genesee County” added Mitchell. Entry fee for the Genesee County Amateur Championship is $65 for Brookwood season pass holders and $85 for non-season pass holders. Entry fee includes greens fees and carts for both days, range balls and awards. Advanced registration is required and entries will close on June 18, 2012.
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The First Tee Junior Golf Program”. “Becoming a Program Affiliate also requires our PGA Teaching Professional Joe Simpson and his assistants to have extensive training through The First Tee to increase the probability that optimal learning environments are created and that positive youth development takes place during this program” added Wojciechowski. “Coach Simpson will travel to Chicago this spring for his training and all of our assistants will now be required to take a three-hour on-line course to be qualified to work with our junior golfers”. The First Tee Junior Golf Program will be offered one hour per week for 6 weeks and ends with a celebration tournament and junior awards banquet on the 7th week. Offered to children ages 5 – 14, each student will receive six hours of instruction, participation in the celebration tournament and awards banquet, medals and/or trophies, a junior golf t-shirt and a sleeve of balls. The First Tee program will begin on Wednesday, June 20 and will run each Wednesday (except for 4th of July) through August 8, 2012 for the affordable price of $95 per student.
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Wesley Gates Wins 2012 Horton Smith Championship May 10 – 12, 2012 remained steady shooting a great round of 68. Wesley grabbed the championship with a total score of 280 followed by Thompson at 282 and Bill O’Connor at 284. The Michigan Publinx Golf Association was again represented well with fifteen members of the 42 players making the final cut.
The 2012 Horton Smith invitational had quite a final round brewing. After three rounds Jason May and Wesley Gates were setting at the top of the leader board tied with a score of 212. Bill O’Connor and Dan Ellis were one shot back at 213 with Matthew Thompson at 215. In the final round it was Thompson making a charge firing a round of 67 but he came up a couple of shots short as Wesley
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What’s New in the Michigan Publinx for 2012 The Board of Directors have made a few exciting changes for the 2012 golf season and we wanted to share them with you: Michigan Publinx Medal Play Championship • The 2012 Michigan Publinx Medal Play Championship (Lee Gohs Classic) has been moved from Fellow Creek Golf Course to Pheasant Run Golf Club in Canton • The format of 27 holes per day will remain the same, as well as the event will be held on the Memorial Day weekend of May 26-27, 2012 • Due to the length of distance between various green and tee complexes, the tournament will be carts only to enhance pace of play • The cart fees are now rolled
Championship Series One Day Events Entry Options Expanded • Players are now eligible to select the number of events they are able to play in. In the past, players had to register for all 4 events in the Championship Division or all 5 events in the Senior and Net Divisions • Now players will be able to register for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 events for the Championship Division, as well as the Senior and Net Divisions will be able to sign up for 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 events • There will be different price breakdowns depending on the number of events you would like to play in
into the entry fee, therefore the entry fee for the tournament has increased from $ 165 to $ 195, 2010 = $165 + $15/day cart fee. • Players will no longer have to pay their cart fees in the clubhouse when arriving at the event • Full range is now included in entry fee State Match Play • For the first time in the last 40 years, the Michigan Publinx State Match Play is coming to the Metro Detroit area and will be held at Twin Lakes Golf Club & Blackheath Golf Club in Rochester from July 27th31st, 2012 • Cart fees are now rolled into the entry fee, therefore the entry fee for this tournament has increased to $235
Gift Certificate Payouts • The gift certificate payout structure has been modified some to pay spots further down the list instead of top eight it will extend down to 15% of the field up to a maximum of 12 positions • Top end payout structure will be modified some to encompass the extended payout positions Championship Series Club Championship Bonus Points Available • There are extra points available for finishing in the top 5 players of the Club Championship Race, the top 5 players will receive 100, 80, 60, 40 & 20 points respectively See What’s New on Page 7
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What’s New! Continued from Page 6 • Players need to compete in all 4 Championship Series events to qualify for the bonus points Honor Roll Changes • The amount of points someone can receive for qualifying for the US Open Sectionals has been reduced by 50 points • The qualifier can still receive the additional bonus points should they be the medalist at the Local Qualifier • Top 5 finishers in the Championship Series are eligible for bonus points • The Top 16 finishers in the majority of events are eligible for points • Please feel free to go to www.mipublinx.com to see the updated 2012 Honor Roll Guidelines
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Anatomy of a Publinxer What do I want from this game? I am writing this article sitting in an airport, ready to go to Germany for work along with watching the 2012 Player’s Championship. I have been doing a lot of self reflection recently and wondering what the heck do I really want to get out of this game we love because right now I really do not enjoy it. I need to preface this viewpoint a little. This past Monday I attempted to qualify for the Michigan Amateur at Edgewood Country Club. I wanted to take the time to diagnose this round a little bit because of what I had learned, mainly how my emotions affected my play throughout this round, good and bad. Amateurs put a high level of pressure on themselves in every round they play, whether it is the weekend warrior, or the guy trying to qualify for scratch level state amateur or state open events. The weekend warrior may only play 1 day per week, so the pressure this person puts on him/herself is to score their best in their limited opportunities. However, there is at different level of pressure then the qualifier because they will be back on the golf course the following week trying to accomplish their goal of beating their best score the following week. The amateur that plays in qualifiers has a make or break mentality because they do not have an opportunity to make another qualification attempt until the following year. This is the case I will focus on, more importantly why we put too much pressure on these events. In all honesty, these qualifiers are no longer fun to play in unless the mindset is changed. I have been playing in state amateur qualifiers since I was 21 years old. This year was my 13th attempt to qualify for the Michigan Amateur, I have qualified 3 out of those 13 times, three years in
a row actually. I think I should be focusing on what I did during those three years and not writing an article about handling emotions! Ha ha! What has changed over those 13 years? I got married, I have three children, I have been promoted at couple of times, changed companies, and am working on a new work project that requires me to travel a week per month. Those are all excuses for THIS YEAR!! I believe I have become more efficient with my golf swing, I understand how to hit more shots, I can read the golf course better, and I spend 2 months of the year coaching a high school golf team. I should be better, you know why I am not, emotions, self-induced pressure, and not being wise enough to understand that life is really bigger than individual qualifiers. I received some unintended great advice one day from my friend and fellow publinxer, Dave Vaclav. Dave and I were talking about our kids and he said how great it is that he can play awful on the golf course, go home, and his kids do not care at all what he shot that day, only that he is home ready to play soccer, have a game of catch, or whatever interests them at the moment. Wow is Dave ever right! I missed qualifying by 2 shots and the first thing that happened when I got home is that all my kids ran up to hug me and my oldest (5 year old) asked me to go outside and pitch baseballs to him for batting practice. They knew I was playing golf, and they know I love playing it. That morning they gave me a cursory “good luck” in the morning, not knowing really what for, but their world and focus is completely different. Not all of us have kids so I do not want to send the message to having kids takes the stink off a bad round of golf.
We all have things in our lives that we perceive more important (insert soothing mechanism here). How can we change or simplify our mindset, almost to the level of a child? I am not sure how to simplify this thought process but walking through my emotional round of golf may trigger some ideas. This may be familiar to you, it may not, and you just might think I am crazy but here it goes anyway. Stepping up on the first tee I had confidence, hit a conservative tee shot, drew a bad lie, left the ball in a good spot short of the green, good chip, missed a 5-foot par putt. Oh well, piped a nice tee ball into the heart of the fairway, conservative 7 iron to middle of green 25 feet away, putted it up to 2 feet, mark and wait my turn, hop up there, and missed it! Uh oh! Now for some reason my brain flipped into panic mode? Why? My initial that was that I knew from playing Edgewood before in qualifiers it will take 2-3 over par to qualify, I am still within the number. My thoughts should be that simple, you are in good shape, don’t panic, but no it can’t be that simple to keep that train of thought. I stand on the third tee box and all I am thinking about is that I need to now get those two shots back. The third hole at Edgewood is a 476 yard dog leg left with out of bounds all the way down the left side. My typical miss on the golf course is a conservative block (right of the target for right a hander), typically! Standing on this tee box thinking I have to sweep one around the corner to try to get there in 2 shots to set up an easy birdie. Why! Why is my thought process on the tee not just target and all I care about is a conservative target? I will tell you, self inflicted pressure! Why, no one in my family cares if I make the Amateur, my lega-
cy will not be predicated on tournament success. My legacy is how my children turnout, how much fun my wife and I will have in our lives, growing relationships with my friends, the difference I can make at work whether through leadership or new ideas that will help the company reduce costs. Why am I putting this pressure on myself? Because I have 1 chance to make it this year, my thought that I HAVE to qualify! That is me, my boss (home & work) did not tell me I had to make it. On my tee shot I make a completely nerved swing and snipe hook one that luckily hits a tree and stays in bounds. I trudge it down the fairway forced myself to think that I needed to hole out a wedge for birdie, so I hit it over the green and make double bogey. OK, I think to myself get a hold of myself. I start asking for rain. My mind changed from score to weather, that was my focus. I proceed to make a couple of pars and a bogey in the next three holes. I am now at 5 over through 6 holes. This score is not a killer this early, it is not easy to rebound, but not impossible. I know I can make birdies, I have not made a bunch this year but I think I got it in me. C’mon, I want to tell myself, make it that simple, charge. No that is not my thought process I am thinking I need to make it up in one swing! I proceed to make triple on 7, I leave a second shot in a green side bunker worried that I might hit a long bunker shot out of bounds over the green, why! No I did not think about the shot I was concerned with a negative result. C’mon get it together! Now I know I am dead, 8 over after 7 holes. I play defeated over the next couple of holes. It was raining hard so I just
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thought of survival simply advancing the ball in play. I proceed to put the ball in play, onto the green, 2-putt par. I make three pars in a row simplifying this thought process. I did not realize I was actually doing this, wow I am just playing the game, nothing more. After this string of pars we get yanked off the course for 2 hours due to rain pooling up on the greens. Just what I need, extend this day! Instead of crying the blues I took the time to catch up with friends at the qualifier, laugh and get ready to go back out, I will not quit! I knew what I had to do, play the remaining 7 holes 4 under par to have a chance, really? Why not let’s take that mindset, can’t hurt. I went out in this stretch of 7 holes and made 4 birdies, part of that was making birdies on the final 3 holes. Interesting! What happened in this stretch? No fear, nothing to lose, just play, and have fun. Why the hell did I put all that pressure on myself in the beginning, if I had started from this simple mindset I may have been more successful. I hated playing golf for the majority of that day. Why did I not realize it was the greatest day ever (outside of my wedding day or birth of my kids). My cell phone is turned off, no kids or wife bothering me, vacation from work, and great company playing with friends, Jim Dales and Jim Rowe. What is wrong with me? What kind of message am I sending not only my kids, but the high school kids I coach? I think I can surmise that a good, positive, simple mindset is what I need to do not only for qualifiers but for the rest of the season. Alright I am drawing a line in the sand for the rest of the year starting with the next time I play golf when I get back in town I will take the mindset of enjoying playing golf! I will place these goals in three categories, #1 enjoy hitting good shots! Not many people can hit many good
shots in a round, I am not special, so I should enjoy it, no self induced pressure. The second category, enjoy or accept hitting a bad shot, because there is now a challenge of getting this missed shot up and down. The great Ben Hogan used to say he only hit 5 shots per round like he really wanted! Five of a ballpark 67 shots, 7% of his shots! Who am I to think will be 100% successful? Reality check! The third is to enjoy being around people with like interests in golf. Don’t pout, don’t come in after a round and because you shot 78, and say you played terrible. Someone in your party could be real excited about shooting 79 and here you are making a big deal that 78 is terrible. How do you think that guy feels? A great friend of mine and another fellow publinxer, John Leach, said we are not that good to care that much. Truer words could not be spoken, we are not getting paid to play, we don’t have $5000 swing/short game instructors on call, we need to accept who we are an enjoy it. Take this as advice, do not raise your heart rates, is it really that important? I track my rounds of golf and they are totaling between 35 – 45 rounds per year, I am luck to play that much. This number will dwindle over the next few years so it should be a priority to enjoy those every year and not put too much pressure on them because they quickly turn out to be miserable with my old mindset. Let’s see! I will take make myself a test case or guinea pig. I will take on the task of this new simplified motto going into each round for the balance of the season, and in a later edition of this article I will report back to you all and it either succeed or not improve and I will be very honest and let you know the results in either direction. ••••
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In stroke play a player’s ball lies in a bunker. While entering the bunker, the player accidentally kicks a small stone into the bunker. He removes the stone, which does not affect the position of his ball. What is the Ruling? a. No penalty b. One penalty stroke c. Two penalty strokes
A competitor’s ball lies in a bad position among some tree roots. His fellow-competitor suggests that the competitor declare the ball unplayable and take relief. What is the Ruling? a. No penalty b. No penalty if the competitor plays the ball as it lies. c. Fellow-competitor incurs a two-stroke penalty.
A player may move, bend or break any part of a fixed or artificial object that is located out of bounds if it interferes with his swing. True / False
A player’s ball lies on a path covered by wood chips. He removes some of the wood chips around his ball and then takes proper relief from the path. What is the Ruling? a. No Penalty b. One stroke penalty c. Two-stroke penalty.
In both match and stroke play, when play is suspended, a player may give or receive advice from other players. True / False.
A player’s ball-marker was moved off the putting green by casual water while play was suspended; when play resumes, he must place a ball or ball- marker on the original or estimated spot. True / False
A competitor in stroke play marks and lifts his ball on the putting green and by mistake replaces it with another ball. He holed out and drove off the next tee. What is the Ruling? a. He incurs a two-stroke penalty. b. He has played a wrong ball and is disqualified. c. There is no penalty
A player finds a ball that looks like his in the rough and plays it onto the green. When he gets to the green, he finds that it is not his ball. What is the Ruling? a. He incurs a two-stroke penalty for substituting a ball when not allowed and must continue playing that ball. b. He incurs a one stroke penalty and must return and find his ball. c. He incurs a two-stroke penalty for playing a wrong ball and must find and play his original ball. Or be disqualified if he tees off at the next hole without correcting his error.
If a player’s ball becomes unfit for play during the hole being played, he may substitute a ball, dropping it as near as possible to where the original ball lay True / False A serious breach of the Rules occurs when a player proceeds other than in accordance with the Rules and a Substitutes a ball b. Gains a significant advantage as a result of playing from a wrong place. c. Plays a wrong ball.
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GAM Team Retains Fuller Cup! Hosted By Flint Golf Club May 9, 2012 The 40th playing of the Fuller Cup took place at Flint Golf Club, Flint Michigan. Twenty four of Michigan’s top player’s, twelve PGA Professionals and twelve GAM Amateurs went nose to nose to claim this years bragging rights. The Michigan PGA (Professional Golf Association of Michigan) team was Tom Harding, Kevin Muir, Randy Erskine, Ron Beurmann, TJ Roberts, Pat Markley, John Seltzer, Jack Seltzer, Charles Pasco, Bob
Ackerman, Brian Dice and Brian Cairnes. The GAM (Golf Association of Michigan) team was Casey Baker, Bill Zylstra, Greg Reynolds, Tom Werkmeister, Mike Ignasack, Dan Ellis, Jared Dalga, Steve McKalco, Jerred Barley Scott Jaschuk, Nick Dennis and Michael Coriasso. In the morning team matches the GAM team finished with a slim one-point advantage (3.5 to 2.5). The teams of Werkmeister/Ignasack, Ellis/Dalga,
Dennis/Coriasso each grabbed a victory while Baker/Reynolds chipped in with a tie. In the afternoon single matches the GAM team was looking to repeat their 2011 victory by winning the first four out of five matches but the PGA Team had different ideas. The PGA team captured four out of the last five matches to capture 6.5 points and pull to a tie. Because the GAM team held the cup from 2011 they retained the cup for another season.
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Werkmeister Wins His Sixth West Michigan Amateur! Candlestone Golf Resort-Belding MI â€˘ June 19 & 20, 2012 Willie Mack III claimed the West Michigan Amateur in 2011 but turned pro and was not eligible to defend his title in 2012. Tom Werkmeister who led this tournament by three shots with three holes to go in 2011 jumped out to the early lead this year by shooting 67 in the opening round and followed up in the second round with a 71 to hold the 36-hole lead. Trailing Werkmeister by four shots was Mike Basinski, Bob
Sakocius and Mark Schoenborn with scores of 142. In the final round Tom remained steady shooting a 76 to take a three shot victory and capture his sixth WMA title. Tomâ€™s first WMA was in 2001 making him the dominant player for the last eleven years. Tom is also closing in on Bob Sakocius for holding the most WMA crowns. Bob currently owns nine WMA championships.
RESULTS Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 5th
Name Tom Werkmeister Mike Basinski Mark Shoenborn Bob Sakocius Brian Hayward Jake Losey
Scores 67-71-76 70-72-75 69-73-76 70-72-77 72-73-75 73-74-73
Total Score 214 217 218 219 220 220
2012 Publinx Team Play Through May 14th 2012 EAST Team Orchards Sycamore Hills Blackheath I Greystone 2 The Glaciers Fieldstone The Fountains Bald Mountain Greystone 1 Black River Romeo Twin Lakes Pontiac Municipal Blackheath II Boulder Point
Wins 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Loses 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 2 1
Ties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
% 1.000 1.000 1.000 0.667 0.667 0.500 0.500 0.333 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Team Cattails Dunham Hills Green Oaks Lyon Oaks Fellows Creek Golden Fox & Miles of Golf Salem Hills Rouge Fox Creek Preserve
Wins 2 2 2 1 1 1
Loses 0 0 0 1 1 1
Ties 0 0 0 0 0 0
% 1.000 1.000 1.000 0.500 0.500 0.500
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2 1 2 1
0 0 0 0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
PGA of Michigan & Michigan PGA Junior Tour www.michigan.pga.com
Date June 18th June 21st - 22nd June 25th June 27th - 28th July - 2nd TBA July 9th - 10th TBA July 18th - 19th July 23rd TBA July 30th August 2nd - 3rd
Michigan PGA Junior Tour Location Travis Pointe Country Club-Ann Arbor Junior PGA Championship - Bedford Valley Forest Akers-West - East Lansing Thornapple Pointe - Grand Rapids The Orchards Golf Club - Washington TBA Eagle Eye Golf Club - Bath TBA Grand Traverse Resort - Acme Battle Creek Country Club - Battle Creek TBA The Polo Fields - Ypsilanti Tour Championship - The Fortress - Frankenmuth
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Greater Lansing Amateur Golf Association 2012 Spring Medal Play Championship The Emerald Golf Course, St. Johns, May 5 & 6, 2012 RESULTS The Emerald Golf Club played host on May 5th & 6th to the first big tournament of the year for GLAGA. Over 75 players turned out for this two day 36 hole event. The weather was cool but dry giving these players some great scoring conditions.
Championship Player Cunningham, Russ Clark, Nathan Jones, Alex Foster, Mark Carey, Ryan Matthiesen, Robert Green, Sean Bohnhoff, Karl Brownback, David Pauli, Brian Leal, David Keim, Tony Cornwell, Cole Cunningham, Nicholas Domagalski, Matthew Curtis, Tyler Dean, Craig Hurst, Nick
Division Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open
Championship First Flight Division Player Kosloski, Jordon Open Luttig, Aaron Open Burt, Josh Open Volkers, Rick Open Brija, Jim Open Terry, Justin Open Blasius, John Open Church, Steve Open Freund, Jordan Open Spedoske, Nick Open Phillips, Brad Open Forell, Matt Open Bowersox, Don Open Peralta, John Open Daly Jr, Dan Open McCarthy, Patrick Open Ault, Daniel Open
70 68 71 70 71 74 75 76 76 74 76 75 77 76 76 76 76 75
Saturday 71 75 73 76 80 77 77 77 78 81 80 82 80 82 82 84 84 87
Saturday 78 78 78 80 81 81 78 79 79 80 81 81 79 81 81 81 78
Sunday Total 141 143 144 146 151 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 157 158 158 160 160 162
Sunday 75 76 77 78 77 77 81 81 81 81 83 84 87 88 91 97 DNS
Total 153 154 155 158 158 158 159 160 160 161 164 165 166 169 172 178 DNS
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Greater Lansing Amateur Golf Association Championship Second Flight Player Division Lee, Dave Open Rosendale, Zachary Open Whalen, Joshua Open Makley, Jeff Open Allen, Joe Open McKenna, Justin Open Perrone, Jacob Open Wilson, Ryan Open Szedlak, Joshua Open Vuckovich, Drew Open Slocum, Matt Open Eccleton, Jay Open Bet, Nicholas Open Kiger , Brian Open Kragel, Dan Open
Saturday 84 82 85 83 84 82 89 82 91 93 96 86 86 94 101
Sunday 76 81 78 83 83 87 80 89 82 83 80 91 92 92 101
Total 160 163 163 166 167 169 169 171 173 176 176 177 178 186 202
Senior Championship Player Raymond, Mike Mastin, Randy Meirndorf, Larry Hoevel, Morrie Freeman, Douglas Jakubowski, Jim Armstrong, Jeff Marshall, Brad Borges, Edson Harry, Jeff Seehase, Dick Hankey, Douglas
Division Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior
Saturday 71 70 74 73 76 78 79 79 79 79 75 79
Sunday 70 77 73 76 79 78 79 79 80 81 88 93
Total 141 147 147 149 155 156 158 158 159 160 163 172
Senior First Flight Player Shumway, Dennis Garza, Andy Carlson, Mark Laban, Jerry Burt, Doug Solomon, Charles Balogh, Dan Pettit, William Miller, Bruce Betts, Denny Hope, Ron Parks, Steve Powtak, Rick Distefano, Gary
Division Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior
Saturday 81 86 84 83 84 84 87 91 84 87 87 91 99 97
Sunday 82 80 85 87 86 87 84 85 93 91 92 92 95 108
Total 163 166 169 170 170 171 171 176 177 178 179 183 194 205
2012 Michigan Publinx State Match Play surfaces. This links influenced layout traverses mildly undulating terrain with numerous wetlands and water hazards along the way. Those who have not visited in the past couple of years will be surprised at the growth that has taken place in this upscale residential community, as beautiful homes line many fairways and form a significant backdrop behind many of the green complexes in this 1,000 acre countryside development. Golf properties do not usually warrant a 4-star rating without providing a nice package of amenities, and the list at Twin Lakes is an impressive one. First of all, two huge practice greens rest between the clubhouse and first tee, with a massive grass range nearby. The short game area includes a chipping area and sand bunker, perfect for a warm up or for a morning or afternoon of practice. The clubhouse features an upscale pro shop, plus lockers and showers for men and women. The restaurant and lounge is wonderfully appointed, and the landscaped outdoor patio is a great place for parties and receptions, and presents views of a natural area that rests immediately behind the clubhouse. The service here is outstanding - worthy of private club experiences. Crain’s Detroit has awarded Twin Lakes with the honor of recognition as the # 1 Women Friendly Course in SE Michigan. There are twenty seven holes on property - the new Woods nine opened for public play in 2006, and provides golfers with a Northern Michigan experience featuring elevation changes, rolling fairways bound by mature trees, and spectacular marshlands populated with herons and indigenous wildlife. This layout plays to distance measuring 3414, 3172, 3029, 2831 and 2322 yards, and is located in a serene environment, with no residential properties situated alongside. There are quite a few forced carries over marsh, though like the original eighteen, the carries are reasonable from the white and forward tees. We highly recommend that you include the Woods in any Twin Lakes golf experience. The Estates nine also has 5 sets of tees that play to 3502, 3301, 3160, 2856 and 2507 yards, while the Links nine measures 3243, 3015, 2849, 2548 and 2113 yards. The slope ratings of the 27 holes vary between 109 and 133.
South East Michigan will be the home for the 2012 State Match Play Championship. It’s been many many years since this title has been claimed in the Motor City Area. For the past several years this championship has been held in a Northern Michigan atmosphere or the warm rural countryside of West Michigan. Breaking from the norm, in 2012 Blackheath Golf Course and Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club both in Rochester Hills Michigan will host the SMP Championship. These are two fine venues that will offer a great challenge for all players. The following information is a brief overview for each course and what lies ahead for the players in this year’s tournament.
Blackheath Golf Course Blackheath opened in 1998 and was designed and constructed by Kevin Aldrich. Mr. Aldrich’s inspiration to develop this style of layout was brought on by a visit to Scotland. On this trip, he learned of the two unique types of layouts that could be offered by this type of topography and he was able to produce a gem in Rochester, MI. There are two types of courses in the birthplace of golf, which are heathland and links styles. A heathland course is built from farmland and lies inland from the sea. Links courses on the other hand sit next to the sea. As opposed to a links design with the bumpy fairways and deep bunkers, a heathland course offers gently rolling fairways and flat bunkering. The name “blackheath” itself comes from the honorable society of men, which is said to be the first to establish a club in England that was actually outside of Scotland. The course sits on 128 acres. It features a good test of golf for both men and ladies of all skill levels. Playing to par of 71 the course offers four sets of tees, challenging bunkering, and undulating greens that make for a true but fair round of golf. Blackheath has already earned quite a reputation. Blackheath was selected to host the United States Amateur Sectional qualifier in 1998. Crain’s Detroit Business rated Blackheath as a top 5 must play in Michigan. Blackheath was also awarded 3 1»2 stars by Golf Digest.
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Twin Lakes Golf And Swim Club Twin Lakes Golf Club in Rochester Hills is a four star (Golf Digest Places to Play) Jerry Matthews designed golf course featuring wide sweeping fairways and huge contoured putting
Your P.G.A. Professional Director of Instruction Director of Boyne Golf Academy Head Golf Professional at Boyne for 10 years Former Michigan P.G.A. State Pro-Am Champion Former P.G.A Teacher of the Year for the Northern Chapter of the Michigan P.G.A. Custom Club Fitting Specialist Graduate of Professional Golf Management – Ferris State University Contributing Editor and P.G.A. Teaching panelist for golf publications Former Michigan P.G.A. Junior Golf Leader recipient
String a few 1-Putts This is one of my favorite practice stations for putting! I found some red string, and two skewers from the camping section. Cut the string about 9’ long and tie it to the loops on skewers. Stick them in the ground in line with the hole and start putting. If your putter has a line on it your goal is to make that line disappear from sight which gets the putter face to aim squarely to the line. This gets the golfer that has trouble aiming the face and getting the ball to start on line improv-
ing in minutes. An added touch is to create a gate just wide enough for the ball to pass using two golf tees. Practice from 3’, 6’, and 8’. More putts will start falling!
Brian O’Neill Director of Golf Instruction Boyne Golf Academy 231.526.3011
Teaching philosophy focuses on positive communication and use of drills to create an exciting learning opportunity
2012 Tournament Information “Tentative” Michigan Publinx Golf Association "Championship Series Tournaments" www.mipublinx.com Date June 3rd June 24th June 29th July 15th July 27th August 12th September 9th
Location Championship Series #2 - Lakes Of Taylor Golf Club Championship Series #3 - Dunham Hills Golf Club 30th Syron Memorial - Pontiac Country Club Championship Series #4 - Blackheath Golf Club 31st MIPUBLINX State match Play Championship - Twin Lakes/Blackheath Championship Series #5 - Fieldstone Golf Club Deyak Classic - Pontiac Country Club
Michigan Publinx Senior Golf Association www.mpsga.org Date June 5th June 12th June 23rd June 28th July 10th July 18th July 21st July 25th July 31st August 4th August 9th August 16th August 24th - 26th September 23rd
Location Salem Hills Tanglewood Golf Club Chemung Hills Country Club Lyon Oaks Golf Club The Orchards Golf Club Members Club Championship "1st Round" Pontiac Country Club Dunham Hills Golf Club Metamora Country Club Majestic Golf Club Huntmore Golf Club Fieldstone Golf Club Coyote Preserve Golf Club State Open Amateur - Shanty Creek Resort Members Club Championship "Finals" Stonebridge Country Club
Golf Association Of Michigan www.gam.org Date June 18th -22nd August 20th - 21st July 16th - 20th June 25th - 28th July 30th - August 2nd August 20th - 21st
Location Michigan Amatuer-Oakland Hills Country Club GAM Women's Championship - Port Huron Country Club Michigan Women's Amateur-Forest Akers Golf Club Michigan Girl's Junior State Amateur-Muskegon Country Club Michigan Junior State Amateur-The Medalist Golf Club GAM Championship-Point Of Woods Golf & Country Club Continued on Page 21 20
2012 Tournament Information “Tentative” Golf Association Of Michigan (continued) www.gam.org Date August 6th TBA August 13th - 14th August 27th - 28th August 30th -31st September 10th - 11th September 4th - 5th October 3rd GAM October 8th
Location GAM Net Team-Prestwick Village Golf Club GAM Women's Mid-Amateur-Flint Golf Club GAM Senior Four Ball-Walnut Creek Country Club GAM Women's Senior Amateur-Indian River Golf Club GAM Mid Amateur-Boyne Highlands Resort GAM Senior Amateur-Bloomfield Hills Country Club Michigan Net Amateur-Plum Hollow Country Club Senior Tournament Of Champions - Warrick Hills CC GAM Tournament of Champions-Detroit Golf Club
2012 United States Golf Association www.usga.org Date June 14th - 17th July 9th - 14th
Location U.S. Open - The Olympic Club-CA U.S. Amateur Public Links - Soldier Hollow GC-UT "USAPL - Michigan Qualifiers" May 11th Dunham Hills Golf Club June 14th Cedar Chase Golf Club June 18th - 23rd U.S. WAPL - Neshanic Valley GC-NJ July 5th - 8th U.S. Women's Open - Blackwolf Run GC-WI July 16th - 21st U.S. Girls' Junior - Lake Merced GC-CA "US Girls Junior Open - Michigan Qualifiers" June 20th Walnut Hills Country Club July 16th - 21st U.S. Junior Amateur - GC Of New England-NH "US Junior Amateur - Michigan Qualifiers" June 14th Fieldstone Golf Club June 25th Island Hills Golf Club July 12th - 15th U.S. Senior Open - Indianwood CC-MI "US Senior Open - Michigan Qualifiers" June 26th Radrick Farms Golf Club August 6th - 12th U.S. Women's Amateur - The Country Club-OH "US Women's Amateur - Michigan Qualifiers" July 9th Country Club of Detroit August 13th - 19th U.S. Amateur - Cherry Hills CC-CO "US Amateur - Michigan Qualifiers" July 16th Country Club of Lansing July 18th Bay City Country Club July 30th Muskegon Country Club September 10th - 11th Walker Cup - Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Aberdeen, Scotland September 29th-Oct. 4th U.S. Senior Amateur - Mountain Ridge CC- NJ "US Senior Amateur - Michigan Qualifiers" Continued on Page 22 21
2012 Tournament Information “Tentative” 2012 United States Golf Association (continued) www.usga.org Date September 4th September 8th - 13th August 23rd September 8th - 13th August 9th August 16th October 6th - 11th September 13th
Location Cascade Hills Country Club U.S. Senior Women's Amateur - Hershey CC-PA "US Senior Women's Amateur - Michigan Qualifiers" Detroit Golf Club U.S. Mid-Amateur - Conway Farms GC - IL "US Mid Amateur - Michigan Qualifiers" Barton Hills Country Club Bedford Valley Golf Club U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur - Briggs Ranch CC - TX "US Women's Mid Amateur - Michigan Qualifiers" Barton Hills Country Club
Greater Lansing Amateur Golf Association www.glaga.org Date June 2nd - 3rd Jersey June 23rd July 15th August 3rd - 5th September 23rd
Location Giant Mid Michigan Match Play Rehmann Group Best Ball GLAGA Buddy Buster All City Championship Woodside Sramble/Best Ball
Adams Golf Junior Tour www.juniorgolf.org Date June - 11th June 12th June 13th June 14th June 15th June 18 - June 19 June 20th June 21st June 22nd June 25th June 26th June 27 - June 29 July 2nd July 6th
Location El Dorado GC - WB - Mason, MI Quail Ridge - Ada, MI The Highlands - Grand Rapids, MI Arbor Hills GC - Jackson, MI TBA The Fortress - Frankenmuth, MI Mystic Creek - M-W - Milford, MI Timber Ridge GC - East Lansing, MI Twin Lakes - EL - Oakland Twp, MI Lakelands - Brighton, MI Thousand Oaks GC - Grand Rapids, MI Forest Akers - West - Lansing, MI Walnut Hills - East Lansing, MI Forest Akers - West - Lansing, MI Continued on Page 23 22
2012 Tournament Information “Tentative” Date July 9th July 10th July 11 - July 12 July 13th July 16th July 17 - July 19 July 20th July 23rd July 24th July 25th July 26 - July 27
Adams Golf Junior Tour (continued) www.juniorgolf.org Location Kent - Grand Rapids, MI Pheasant Run GC-NS - Canton, MI U of M - Ann Arbor, MI Bedford Valley - Battle Creek, MI Washtenaw - Ypsilanti, MI The Medalist - Marshall, MI Stonebridge - Ann Arbor, MI Edgewood - Commerce Twp, MI The Fortress - Frankenmuth, MI Golf Club of Coldwater - Coldwater, MI Tour Championship- Forest Akers - East/West - East Lansing, MI
Meijer Junior Players Tour www.juniorgolf.org Date June - 11th June 12th June 13th June 14th June 15th June 18 - June 19 June 20th June 21st June 22nd June 25th June 26th June 27 - June 29 July 2nd July 6th July 9th July 10th July 11 - July 12 July 13th July 16th July 17 - July 19 July 20th July 23rd July 24th July 25th July 26 - July 27
Location El Dorado GC - WB - Mason, MI Quail Ridge - Ada, MI The Highlands - Grand Rapids, MI Arbor Hills GC - Jackson, MI TBA The Fortress - Frankenmuth, MI Mystic Creek - M-W - Milford, MI Timber Ridge GC - East Lansing, MI Twin Lakes - EL - Oakland Twp, MI Lakelands - Brighton, MI Thousand Oaks GC - Grand Rapids, MI Forest Akers - West - Lansing, MI Walnut Hills - East Lansing, MI Forest Akers - West - Lansing, MI Kent - Grand Rapids, MI Pheasant Run GC-NS - Canton, MI U of M - Ann Arbor, MI Bedford Valley - Battle Creek, MI Washtenaw - Ypsilanti, MI The Medalist - Marshall, MI Stonebridge - Ann Arbor, MI Edgewood - Commerce Twp, MI The Fortress - Frankenmuth, MI Golf Club of Coldwater - Coldwater, MI Tour Championship- Forest Akers - East/West - East Lansing, MI
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2012 Tournament Information “Tentative” PGA Of Michigan & Michigan PGA Junior Tour www.michigan.pga.com Michigan PGA Junior Tour Date June 18th June 21st - 22nd June 25th June 27th - 28th July - 2nd TBA July 9th - 10th TBA July 18th - 19th July 23rd TBA July 30th August 2nd - 3rd
Location Travis Pointe Country Club-Ann Arbor Junior PGA Championship - Bedford Valley Forest Akers-West - East Lansing Thornapple Pointe - Grand Rapids The Orchards Golf Club - Washington TBA Eagle Eye Golf Club - Bath TBA Grand Traverse Resort - Acme Battle Creek Country Club - Battle Creek TBA The Polo Fields - Ypsilanti Tour Championship - The Fortress - Frankenmuth
Date June 11th - 14th July 17th - 18th
Michigan PGA Tour Location Michigan Open - The Orchards Golf Club Club Car Senior Open - Bedford Golf Club
West Michigan Golf Association www.westmichigangolf.com Date June 2nd - 3rd June 15th - 17th July 7th - 8th TBA July 21st - 22nd Sept 8th - 9th
Location Shipman Classic - Railside Golf Club City Match Play - Stonewater CC Kent County Amateur - LE Kaufman G.C. Grand Valley Amateur - The Meadows G.C. City Championship - Watermark CC West Michigan Fall Best Ball/Scramble - LE Kaufman GC
Michigan Golf Week Amateur Tour www.MIAGT.com West Michigan Date June 9th June 30th July 15th July 28th August 11th August 25th
Location MIAGT West at Pilgrims Run MIAGT Open Championship at Eagle Eye Golf Club MIAGT Tour Cup at Eldorado Golf Course MIAGT West at Yarrow Golf Course MIAGT West at Macatawa Legends MIAGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP State Finals at The Grande Golf Club Continued on Page 25 24
2012 Tournament Information “Tentative” Michigan Golf Week Amateur Tour (continued) www.MIAGT.com Date September 8th September 22nd October 6th October 19th
Location MIAGT West at Calderone Golf Club West Tour at Thornapple Pointe MichIllini Cup at Glendarin Hills National Championship at Hilton Head
East Side Date June 2nd June 16th June 30th July 15th July 21st August 4th August 18th August 25th October 6th October 19th
Location MIAGT East at Forest Akers GC MIAGT East at Coyote Preserve MIAGT Open Championship at Eagle Eye Golf Club MIAGT Tour Cup at Eldorado Golf Course MIAGT East at Boulder Pointe GC MIAGT East Tournament 10 MIAGT East at Stonebridge GC MIAGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP State Finals at The Grande Golf Club MichIllini Cup at Glendarin Hills National Championship at Hilton Head
2012 Michigan Amateur Qualifying The Emerald Golf Club May 9 â€˘ Battle Creek Country Club May 15
May 7 was the official beginning of the 2012 Michigan Amateur Qualifying with the first qualifier, taking place at Edgewood Country Club. During the next 30 days there will be 14 qualifiers throughout the state with the last one taking place in the UP at Greywalls Golf Club in Marquette. The destination this year for these players will be Oakland Hills Country Club (North Course) in Bloomfield Hills.
2012 Michigan Amateur Qualifiers & Results Through May 18, 2012 Edgewood Country Club - May 7, 2012 Place 1 2 3 5
Last Name Hannigan Uelmen Corbeil Hickey Roberts Petrovich Dales Starnes Roman
First Name City Total Jeff Birmingham 72 James Ferndale 73 Nicholas Romulus 75 Sean Farmington 75 Mike Wixom 76 Scott West Bloomfield 76 Jim Northville 76 JR Clarkston 77 Dave Westland 78
Status Medalist Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alternate 2nd Alternate 3rd Alternate
Sunnybrook Country Club - May 8, 2012 Place 1 2 3 4 4 4 4 Â&#x;8
Last Name Dennis Deyer Howell Dalga Losey Vandenberg Kugler Sheperd
First Name Nick Kirk Adam Jared Jake Chet Scott Matt
City Waterford Rockford Ludington Kentwood Grandville Martin Kalamazoo Oxford
Total 68 72 73 74 74 74 74 75
Status Medalist Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alt 2nd Alt 3rd Alt Continued on Next Page
2012 Michigan Amateur Qualifying Continued
The Emerald at Maple Creek - May 9, 2012 Place 1 2 3 4 6 8 10
Last Name First Name City Hourani Polo Lansing 68 Medalist Foster Mark Davison Burt Brian Lansing Clark Nathan Charlotte Jones Alex DeWitt Geiling Keith Midland Predmesky Martin Mt. Pleasant Polulak Tyler DeWitt Sears Nick Clio Brownback David Haslett Brace Andrew Portland Dean Reid Webberville Barbour John Grand Rapids Carey Ryan DeWitt Hansen Brennan Ludington
Total 69 70 72 72 73 73 74 74 75 75 75 75 75 75
Status Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alternate 2nd Alternate 3rd Alternate
Plum Hollow Country Club - May 14, 2012 Place 1 1 1 1 5 5 7 7 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Last Name Castleforte Fortuna Johnson Miller Goldstein Lerch Lustig Ryan Solomon Reynolds* Kollin Sowders Yurmanovic O'Rourke Bardha Farner
First Name City Total Michael Birmingham 74 Johnny Bloomfield Hills Joseph Wixom 74 Brian Lake Orion 74 Greg West Bloomfield 75 Andy Brighton 75 Dov West Bloomfield 76 Mike Beverly Hills 76 Spencer West Bloomfield 76 Greg Grand Blanc 77 Max Farmington Hills 77 Rod Harrison Twp 77 Tom Dearborn 77 Marc West Bloomfield 77 Sazan Birmingham 77 Peter Kalamazoo 77 27
Status Co-Medalist 74 Co-Medalist Co-Medalist Co-Medalist Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alt. 2nd Alt. 3rd Alt.
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2012 Michigan Amateur Qualifying Continued
Pheasant Run Golf Club - May 15, 2012 Place 1 2 3 4 5 5 7 7 9 9 9 9 13 13 13
Last Name Gates Fedewa Trosper Bellus Rodes Tischler Bingaman Heinze Coffey Kozinski Piot Jr. Stevens Mitroka Harris* Johnson
First Name City Total Wesley Novi 68 Steve Ypsilanti 69 Donnie Canton 70 Danny Jackson 71 Kyle Plymouth 72 Brian Ypsilanti 72 Pat Grand Blanc 73 Josh Canton 73 Timothy Midland 74 Bradley Novi 74 Glenn Canton 74 Tom Northville 74 Joshua Riverview 75 Ian Bloomfield Hills 75 Joe New Boston 75
Status Medalist Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alt. 2nd Alt. 3rd Alt.
Battle Creek Country Club - May 15, 2012 Place 1 1 1 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 11 11
Last Name Dewling Noble Roberts Carpenter Cunningham Kane* Hayward Klimek Kohn* Anderson May Prior
First Name City Jimmy Brighton Chris Niles Kory Battle Creek Bryan Allen Park Russ DeWitt Dennis Richland Brian Grand Rapids Derek Ada Mike Belding Chip Ada Travis Battle Creek Michael Schoolcraft
Total 73 73 73 74 74 74 75 75 75 75 76 76
Status Co-Medalist Co-Medalist Co-Medalist Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alternate 2nd Alternate 3rd Alternate
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2012 Michigan Amateur Qualifying Continued Gowanie Golf Club May 16, 2012 Place 1 2 2 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 11 11 11 11 11 16
Last Name Kreger Fadden Hall Bishop DeMarti Jeffrey Sterling Jr Bazinski Quigley Schulz Conway Klein* Mick Santoro Spencer Chicka
First Name City Total Austin St. Clair Shores 72 Zakary Plymouth 73 David Birmingham 73 Bryan Grand Rapids 74 Drew Sterling Heights 74 Scott Warren 74 Larry Shelby Twp 74 Mitchell Macomb 75 John St. Clair Shores 75 Dieter Fort Gratiot 75 Tommy Brighton 76 Jeff West Bloomfield 76 Zachary Shelby Twp 76 Dario Chesterfield 76 Eric Bloomfield Hills 76 Ken Shelby Twp 77
Status Medalist Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alt. 2nd Alt. 3rd Alt.
Hantz Golf Club - May 18, 2012 Place 1 2 3 4 6 8 10
Last Name Garswood Hudson Crandall Gieseker Green Dennis Quitiquit Gonring Spears Thomas
First Name City Total Jack Trenton 68 Brett Bloomfield Hills 69 Rick Fenton 70 Phil Saline 71 Charlie Ann Arbor 71 Michael Tecumseh 72 Brett Highland 72 Nathan Lambertville 73 Rob Britton 73 Bobby Tecumseh 74 3
Status Medalist Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Qualified 1st Alternate 2nd Alternate 3rd Alternate
Meijer Junior Players Tour
ADAMS Golf Junior Tour
Spring Event #1 LE Kaufman GC - Wyoming, MI May 19, 2012
Spring Event #1 LE Kaufman GC - Wyoming, MI May 19, 2012
Boys 13-14 Place Name/Location Score 1 Chase Lakari 2016, Ludington, MI 79 2 Zachary Robbins 2016, Grand Rapids,MI 83 3 Connor Hogan Hudsonville, MI 86 3 Danny Hooten 2016, Hastings, MI 86 Boys 10-12 Place Name/Location 1 August Meekhof Eastmanville, MI 2 Brent Trela Trenton, MI 3 Tj Saunby Chesterfield, MI Boys 7-9 Place Name/Location Score 1 Isaiah Lowe Zeeland, MI 1 Tualatai Chamberlain Grand Haven, MI 3 Weston Meekhof Eastmanville, MI
Score 82 83 87
47 47 58
Girls 13-14 Place Name/Location Score 1 Katelin Lawson 2016, LaSalle, ON 89 2 Mackenzie Keenoy 2016, Kentwood, MI 90 3 Gabrielle Wierda Grandville, MI 92
Boys 15-19 Place Name/Location 1 Spencer Wierda, Grandville, MI 2 Keegan Mulvey, Caledonia, MI 3 Matthew B Smith Rockford, MI
Score 82 83 84
Boys 12-14 Place Name/Location 1 Mitchell White, Muskegon, MI 2 Donnie Trosper 2015, Canton, MI 3 Jagger Richard 2015, Laingsburg, MI
Score 81 83 85
Girls 15-19 Place Name/Location 1 Emmie Pietila 2011, Brighton, MI 2 Hannah Pietila 2013, Brighton, MI 3 Essence Biggs 2012, Beverly Hills, MI
Score 75 79 81
2012 U.S. Open Qualifiers Country Club of Detroit & Eagle Eye Golf Club-Bath MI (May 8, 2012 & May 14, 2012) May 8th was the first big tournament day for Michigan players. Country Club of Detroit in Detroit hosted the first of two U. S. Open Qualifiers with over 75 players looking
to capture one of five spots or alternate spots. The winners would then move on to the next step at the sectionals. On the 14th at Eagle Eye Golf Club 73 players teed it up to start their jour-
ney in an effort to get to this years Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco.
~ Country Club of Detroit ~ Place
~ Eagle Eye Golf Club~ Place
2011 State Champion, Claude Frady (L) receiving the MPSGA's George Greenhalgh Trophy from Tournament Chairman, Tom Ahern. (R)
2011 Legend Division winner, Claud Johnston (L) and 2011 Super-Senior Division winner, Mike Phillips (R) with Tournament Chairman, Ahern.
2011 Net winner, Ray Donnelly (R) with MPSGA President, Doug King.
Michigan Publinx Tournament Series Championship Twin Lakes Golf Club • May 6, 2012 Sunday May 6th was the first tournament series event in 2012 for the Michigan Publinx Golf Association. A cool breeze but dry conditions welcomed over 100 players to their first competitive event for the season. It was evident the great spring weather
has allowed these players to get their games in mid season form. Andy Alvey came out of the gate shooting a great round of 68 to capture the first championship event. Stephen Solverson also had a great round of 69 to take second place. In the “net” division Scott Perry fired a
Results Championship Division Place 1 2 3 5 6 7
Last Name Alvey Solverson Jaschuk Sorentino Klemet Weaver Brickey
First Name Andy Stephen Scott Anthony Kevin Ronald TJ
Score 68 69 71 71 72 73 75
Last Name Comito Dagenais May Uelmen Ennis Johnson Kolton Leach Reifert Rymiszewski Worrilow Bailey Barnes Case Jeffrey Bunge Chicka Dobrin Emsley Kaspor Kibby Korte Mair Moores Palarchio Tally Boghikian Djurdjev Furlong
First Name Frank Rich Jason James Kevin Andrew Paul John Fritz Gary Charles Chris Jim Michael Scott Harold Ken Devon Ray Edmund Brian Matthew John Tom Gary Josh Razmig Fred Kevin
Score 75 75 75 75 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 77 77 77 77 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 79 80 80 80
Harte Peplinski Buhler Daigle Nimphie Bernhardt
Michael Michael James Leo Rich Patrick
80 80 81 81 81 82
46 48 50 51
Championship Division Place
net 65 to capture first place followed by a 67 from Mat Grzadzinski to take second place. Charles Mutz blitzed the “Senior” division players with a net score of 65, five shots clear of Albert Kaspor, Mark Miller, Rick Shaheen and Steve Smith who all shot 70 and tied for second.
Last Name Blair Clore Dagenais McViegh Solverson Hayward Kern Gott Bowles
First Name Chris Siegel Jerry Brian Paul Shaun Matt Michael Chad
Score 82 82 82 83 83 84 84 88 93
Championship “Net” Division Place 1 2 3 4 5
13 14 15
Last Name Perry Grzadzinski Muscaro Trammel Hermann Markovski Stefanoski Grubba Mulhern Murphy Tranzow Vandenakker Zoller Chelten Boateng Crockett Erdmann Szymanski Grimm Morgan Szymanski Vanderginst
First Name Scott Mat Dave Marcus Brian John Vasko Matt Tom Bryan Jerry Michael Chris Skip David Richard Ron Robert Todd John Steven Nick
Score 65 67 68 69 71 71 71 73 73 73 73 73 74 76 77 77 77 77 78 78 78 78
Michigan Publinx Tournament Series Championship Twin Lakes Golf Club • May 6, 2012 Championship “Net” Division Place 23 25 27 28 29
Last Name ONeill Suchta Luke Warren Misovski Bedson Wojcik
First Name Matt Nick Tom Nicholas John Jim Dale
Score 79 79 80 80 81 82 83
First Name Charles Albert Mark Rick Steve Mark Eric David Kent Steve Mark Arthur Jim Larry Gary Tim Michael Don Greg George Clifford Craig William II Kyu
Score 65 70 70 70 70 71 71 72 72 72 72 72 73 74 74 74 74 74 75 75 76 76 76 77
First Name Ed Mark Chris Dave Charles Otha John Ron Robert Larry John Gino Tim
Score 77 77 77 78 78 79 79 81 81 82 82 86 90
Senior Division Place 1 2
Last Name Mutz Kaspor Miller Shaheen Smith Cykowski White Brunning Coon Jones Swanson Tesner Ellis Brady Insana Klosowski Lam Ward Pearson Schulte Davis Henriksen Taylor Kim
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Senior Division Place
28 30 32 34 36 37
Last Name Pujdowski Ronan Touchette Kinnell Kirkland Gunn Pratt Dahlberg Klingbeil English Kennedy Pirrami Meldrum
Congratulations Andy, Scott & Charles!
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2012 Tournament Schedule Michigan Publinx Golf Association All tournaments open to Public and Private Course male amateur players 18 or older and up to a 20 handicap. Championship, Net & Senior Tournament Divisions MiPublinx and GAM Honor Roll Points Awarded
Gift Certificates awarded for top finishers in each division MIPUBLINX Championship Series Tournaments Lakes of Taylor (Senior, Net & Championship Divisions) – June 3, 2012 Dunham Hills (Senior, Net & Championship Divisions) – June 24, 2012 Blackheath (Senior and Net Division only) – July 15, 2012 Fieldstone (Senior, Net & Championship Divisions) – Aug 12, 2012
MIPUBLINX State Match Play Championship 36 Hole Medal and One round of Match Play with Flights guaranteed for all Twin Lakes and Blackheath - Rochester, MI. July 27 thru 31, 2012 Entry Deadline July 9, 2012
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*Quiz Answers from Page 10
Answers: (1) C Rule 13-4; (2) C Decision 8-1/16; (3) False Decision 13-2/20; (4) A Decision 23/14; (5) False Rule 5-3; (6) B Note 1 to Rule 20-7c; (7) True Decision 8-1/20; (8) True Rule 6-8d; (9) A Decision 15-2/3; (10) C Rule 15-3b
Application for Entry in the 58th Michigan Publinx State Match Play Championship Twin Lakes / Blackheath Oakland TWP., Michigan July 27 thru July 31, 2012 Name: __________________________________________________ Phone: Home (_____)__________________ Address: ________________________________________________ Phone: Work (_____)__________________ City: ________________________________________ St:____ Zip Code: ______ Date of Birth: _____________ Email Address_________________________________________________________________________________ USGA Hdcp Index:____Gam#:______________Hdcp Established through MIPublinx? Yes ___ No ___ Name of course/organization:____________________________________________________________________ Format and Entry Fees
NOTE: This is a spikeless event.
Eligibility- Entries are open to all male amateur golfers. You must be 18 years old to participate and be a resident of the State of Michigan. Championship, Senior and Super Senior Tournament Format - The field will be limited to the first 128 Players for Open Qualifying, 96 Players for Senior and 32 Players for Super Senior. Friday and Saturday will consist of a 36 hole gross stroke play qualifier (18 holes each day) for all contestants. Qualifying scores seed players into flights of single elimination individual matches. Field size may require a combined bracket of Open and Senior Div. players. Quarter finalists in each flight qualify for prizes. USGA rules apply. Entry Fee of $235.00. (Cart included) Cancellation Policy - Player cancellation or refund requests, prior to July 9, 2012 will be assessed a cancellation fee of $20.00. Entry fee refunds after this date will be at the discretion of the tournament committee. Please indicate your choice of Division: (Check only one)
o Gift certificates will be awarded in each flight: Max handicap 20.
Limited to first 128 apps.
o Gift certificates will be awarded in each flight: Max handicap 20. Limited to first 96 apps.
Open to players reaching their 50th birthday by July 27, 2012. Super Senior:
o Gift certificates will be awarded in each flight: Max handicap 20. Limited to first 32 apps. Open to players reaching their 65th birthday by July 27, 2012.
LATE ENTRIES NOT ACCEPTED Deadline: July 9, 2012. Contestants are subject to dismissal at any time by the MIPublinx Board of Directors. Reason for dismissal may include unbecoming conduct or slow play. Entrants agree to play in the flight and all matches for which they qualify. I am familiar with the rules of Amateur status, and I have conformed to them in all respects. I further agree to abide by the MIPublinx pace of play policy and all USGA rules.
Applicant's Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date: ______________ All information requested must be filled out completely or this application may be rejected. Make Checks Payable to: Michigan Publinx Golf Association Acceptance Confirmations will be mailed after receipt of complete and paid application. Mail complete tournament application with payment to: MIPublinx, c/o Ron Weaver, 50743 Middle River Rd., Macomb, MI 48044 Visit our website at http://www.mipublinx.com for Mipublinx News, Events, Results and Applications Or Email: Info@Mipublinx.com