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I thought it would be nice to have a Michigan club. A club to talk about anything Michigan, from opinions about courses, meetups, basically anything golf related.

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  2. dennyjones

    Michigan Golf Journal

    Another edition Michigan Golf Journal - July
  3. dennyjones

    Add Yourself to the Member Map

    A bump to put yourself on the member's map. It will help with the golf outing
  4. dennyjones

    Michigan Golf Journal

    Spring Summer Travel Edition
  5. bkuehn1952

    Add Yourself to the Member Map

    Let's show our Michigander colors proudly...put yourself on the map.
  6. I've played at least three of the courses listed... The Crown in Grand Traverse, Missaukee Golf Course in Missaukee County and the El Dorado in Wexford. My current Index is 23. Here are my best scores and differentials at those courses... Missaukee: 22.4 (solo round) The Crown: 23 El Dorado: 22 The Crown has very difficult greens to read visually... maybe the toughest I've ever seen. But @dennyjones, you'd have no problem because you use Aimpoint. El Dorado can be a little challenging but it's not that bad. The 91 I shot last year was somewhat of an anomaly, but I don't consider it very difficult. I think my home course of Caberfae Peaks in Wexford is tougher. Missaukee is the easiest course I've ever played but in all fairness, I think it's the only course in Missaukee County. To put it in perspective, the 110 I shot at our Michigan Outing at College Fields was a 31.2 diff. and the 108 I shot at Maple Creek with you was a 33.5 diff. For me, playing a course for the first time - which was the case with those two courses - is always a bit challenging. Great article. I'll have to look through it again to see if there are any others I've played. Thanks for sharing.
  7. Brian, @bkuehn1952, posted in the open forum about the possibility of a Michigan get together like last year. Please add yourself to the member map to help everyone when it comes times to choose a course.
  8. This article was on MLive: Most challenging golf It lists the golf courses in each county that the authors believe are the most challenging. I live in Genesee County and it list Sugarbush as the most difficult in the county. I concur. I also agree with Metamora as the most difficult course in Lapeer County. I also agree with Huntmore in Livingston County being very difficult. Take a look and see if you agree / disagree with some of the others.
  9. dennyjones

    LPGA in Ann Arbor 2018

    Is anybody planning on attending the tournament? I'll probably hit one day, undecided which day though.
  10. The Midland Country Club will help the LPGA make history in 2019, providing the backdrop for the first official team event in the tour's history. The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, a 72-hole team event, will become part of the LPGA tour July 17-20, 2019, at the Midland Country Club, LPGA officials announced Thursday at the Midland Country Club. Dow Chemical Company agreed to sponsor the event for its first five years. "Dow is a company about innovation, and they wanted to do something new and innovative," LPGA Chief Commercial Officer Jon Podany said. "There has been interest from the players to participate in a team event. They see the men on the PGA Tour playing in a team event and having fun doing it. "When Dow approached us about doing something unique, it was a natural fit." The stroke-play tournament will feature 72 two-player teams competing in both foursomes and four-ball for a $2 million purse. The format is similar to the one used in the Solheim Cup. LPGA golfers Juli Inkster, Katherine Kirk, Brittany Lincicome, Jenny Shin and Angel Yin helped make the announcement Thursday in Midland, holding a brief golf clinic before the press conference. "It's super exciting," Lincicome said. "We're thrilled this event is coming to the LPGA. Best ball is the easiest of the formats. Alternate shots are a little more difficult. My (Solheim Cup) captain Juli Inkster would tell me to stop saying sorry." The 2019 event is the first official team event in LPGA history, but the tour has included unofficial team events dating back to the Hot Springs 4-Ball Invitational (1955-58) and Women's World Cup of Golf (2000, 2005-08). The tour has partnered with PGA and PGA Tour Champions for the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (1992-2013) and Hyundai Team Matches (1994-97, 1999-2002). The tournament is the first Tour event at Midland Country Club, which was originally designed in 1928 by Gilbert Currie. It was redesigned in 1970 by Larry Packard, in 1990 by Jerry Matthews and in 2009 by Craig Schreiner. The LPGA has two other stops in the state with the Volvik Championship at the Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor (May 24-27 this year) and the Meijer Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont (June 14-17).
  11. dennyjones

    LPGA in Ann Arbor 2018

    The Volvik Championship is coming to Ann Arbor May 21st - May 27th at Travis Pointe Country Club. There are a variety of different Ticket packages. If you've not seen the women play live, it's a cheap afternoon and a chance to watch some really good golf.
  12. Wally Fairway

    The Loop

    Write about Tom Doak and The Loop in Golf Business magazine (I'm hoping to get up there this year, but likely late in the year when it is at a lesser price point) http://www.golfbusiness.com/article.aspx?id=3934&bq=6yfv^g433$
  13. Wally Fairway

    The Loop

    Here is a podcast of an interview with Tom Doak - architect for The Loop http://www.friedegg.co/podcasts/the-loop-golf-course
  14. dennyjones

    Last and Predictions for First

    My first round this year was April 12th. I am playing this weekend, Sunday, and Monday the 23rd. It seems like winter didn't want to die...
  15. Wally Fairway

    The Loop

    Here a the weather/course update from Forest Dunes & The Loop
  16. dennyjones

    Discount Golf

    Today's Michigan Group Golfer: $119 for One Night's Lodging, 2 Rounds of Golf with Cart, Range Access and One 1-Hour Clinic at Treetops Resort in Gaylord ($318 Value. Taxes and Service Fees Included! Expires October 19, 2018!) As of 7:30 pm 4/12/2018 there are over 76 hours left for this deal.
  17. dennyjones

    Michigan Golf Journal

    http://michigangolfjournal.com/ This looks like a new golf magazine about Michigan golf. There is an interview from Dan Pohl and some other interesting information.
  18. Wally Fairway

    The Loop

    Here is a chance to win a round at FD or The Loop
  19. dennyjones

    Michigan Golf Show

    Did anybody but myself and golf buddies attend? What did you buy? I purchased two shirts and a short sleeve wind shirt for a total of $20. I bought 4 Footjoy WeatherSoft gloves for $30. 2 for 1 coupon at any Metropark course, unlimited golf at Red Hawk Golf Club in East Tawas for $35 good thru May of this year and discounted golf at Black Bear in Vanderbilt.
  20. Driving range FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI -- Golfing is a skill that's been passed down for generations in Wesley Hull's family. His grandfather taught his father the sport, who taught him and he went on to teach his four sons when they were still in diapers. Hull's been coaching the boys' team at Swartz Creek High School for nine years, but getting a good practice in the winter has been difficult after King Par closed a few years ago. In an attempt to keep the game alive in his community, Hull is stepping up to the plate so that others will have the opportunity to practice the sport he loves. Hull and his 24-year-old son, Logan, are planning to build "The Grounds," a driving range and training facility at 6122 W. Maple Ave. Plans for the driving range were approved on March 8 by the Flint Township Planning Commission. "We're building this driving range because we want to grow the sport of golf again," Wesley Hull said. "For the past few years, I've been trying to find a place for the kids to practice after King Par closed and didn't have much luck. Everywhere we looked was too far out so eventually we decided to just build a driving range ourselves." King Par closed its doors in 2016 after creditors filed a petition for involuntary chapter seven bankruptcy against the store. The Swartz Creek golf team celebrates with the district trophy after winning last Friday's district tournament at Davison Country Club. - 2012(Ross Maghielse | MLive.com file photo) Wesley Hull, who has been working for the United Parcel Service for 35 years, said he was on his route when he drove by a vacant 1895 farmhouse sitting on a large lot of land 20 years ago. When he and his son had the idea of building driving range, he knew just where it should go. The house remained vacant all these years and Wesley bought it when the decision was made to build the driving range. The 3,300 square foot driving range will sit on 45 acres of land and will feature eight to nine covered and heated golf tee boxes for practicing in the winter. A garage door will open into a training facility where players can practice their swing with trainers. There will be an indoor golf simulator used for training. Players will be able to practice their swing by hitting a ball agaisnt a screen that calculates where the ball will land. There will also be a pro shop and an area to manufacture and repair golf clubs. It will also feature a range that extends 330 yards that can be used for practice as well. "We've always wanted to open up our own business," Wesley Hull said. "It needed to surround golf because it's a passion we all share and love." The 53-year-old high school golf coach grew up in Swartz Creek, joined the Flint Junior Golf Association when he was young and played on the Swartz Creek High School golf team, which he would later begin coaching in 2009. His father taught him the game, and he taught his sons who all joined the FJGA and played in high school as well. Under Hull's coaching, the team won the Flint Metro League when his son Logan was on the team, but lost at regionals. In 2014, the team, which included his son Hunter, won the state championship in high school golf. "Golfing has been in our blood," Wesley Hull said. "It's a gentleman's sport and is played with integrity. It's been a lot of fun watching them grow as men and players. I've had one of my sons play at the U.S. Amateurs this past year. Another one of my sons, Logan, is working on getting into the PGA apprentice program in order to get a PGA professional card." Logan attended Albion College and played on their golf team for a year. He later Swartz Creek High School senior golfer Logan Hull shot a 75 during a Metro League golf tournament at Copper Ridge Golf Course in Davison on Monday, May 23. attended the University of Michigan-Flint and then the Golf Academy of America in Arizona. "It's a big stress reliever for me to be able to go outside and play," Logan Hull said. "My dad and grandpa were big influencers in my life. A love for the game of golf grew because it's what we always did together." Logan was Wesley's assistant coach for eight years before focusing on getting into the PGA apprentice program. He's now working toward his dream of becoming a professional golfer. "I can't beat him now but it's still a lot of fun to go out there and play competitively," Wesley Hull said. Now that plans for the driving range have been approved by the planning commission, Wesley hopes that construction can begin in April and end by fall. "We want to finish up by fall, but we're hoping we'll have enough done that people can start practicing this summer," Wesley said. Land elevation surveys have to be completed before construction can begin.
  21. Wally Fairway

    Michigan Golf Show

    for those of you going to the Michigan Golf Show and have interest in play The Loop
  22. dennyjones

    Michigan Golf Show

    The Michigan Golf show is this weekend in Novi. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Check their website for times. Michigan Golf Show
  23. dennyjones

    Last and Predictions for First

    Did you not get the 5" of snow we received today? It may melt by the 15th but I'm more of the pessimistic person when it comes to weather. Accuweather is stating the the 15th, the high is 41º. April 14th is the first day predicted in the 60s.
  24. bkuehn1952

    Last and Predictions for First

    I played 27 holes at Fox Hills on 2/27/2018. Still, I do not consider the season started until one is able to play whenever one wants without lengthy periods of time where snow cover prevents golf. Right now March 15 does look optimistic.
  25. iacas

    The Loop

    Thanks, but I don't have a GHIN handicap. I hope others can play that. I'll probably have to try to do the normal two-day thing.
  26. Wally Fairway

    The Loop

    @iacas @MSchott - here is the latest from Forest Dunes
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