Michigan News & Events

  • PGA Merchandise Show has industry enthusiastic about 2013

    The 60th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 23-26 in Orlando, Fla., celebrated its six-decade history while launching what many believed to be the most vibrant PGA Show Week in recent history to begin a strong 2013 for the golf industry. The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show brought together more than 1,000 companies and brands introducing new and innovative golf equip ...

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  • PGA Merchandise Show comes to a close

    The 60th PGA Merchandise Show closed Saturday and celebrated its history while launching what many believed to be the most vibrant PGA Show Week in recent history to begin a strong 2013 for the golf industry. The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show brought together more than 1,000 companies and brands along with more than 43,000 PGA professionals, buyers and industry ...

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  • Study: Amateur golfers feel belly putter rule will have minimal impact on game

    Golf Datatech, LLC, an independent research firm for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, has released a first-of-its-kind study developed to evaluate the reaction of "serious golfers" to the U.S. Golf Association's proposed new ruling that would prohibit anchoring the putter to the body while making a stroke. The study, which is being announced prior to ...

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  • Rounds Played at Record High Levels For 2012

    Golf Datatech, the golf industry's leading independent research firm for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, announced that rounds played in 2012 have increased significantly and are trending towards record high levels for the year. The trending growth in rounds played, which are at levels not previously experienced since 2006, are backed by findings tha ...

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  • Golf’s Annual Charitable Impact Recorded at $3.9 Billion

    GOLF 20/20 -- the collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry -- announced golf’s charitable impact of $3.9 billion in 2011. According to a study conducted by the National Golf Foundation, golf as a fundraising vehicle includes an estimated: * 12,000 golf facilities (75 percent of U.S. total)* 1 ...

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  • Hotel Fitness Championship Tournament Director Named

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Duke Butler IV will serve as tournament director of the new Hotel Fitness Championship, to be held Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2013, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne. Butler will head the day to day operations of the championship for the Western Golf Association, which is conducting the event, said Vince Pellegrino, WGA vice president of t ...

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  • Harris Edges Reynolds to Win Men’s Senior

    It was a long time coming for Ian Harris (Bloomfield Hills) but he finally captured the GAM Senior Championship at Bloomfield Hills Country Club Tuesday. He bested runner-up Greg Reynolds (Grand Blanc) by two strokes, something he has not been able to execute in the past.“I’ve been trying to capture this title – any GAM title really – ...

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  • Magazine Ranks Forest Dunes 33rd Best Public Course In U.S.

    ROSCOMMON, Mich. - In the midst of its most successful season ever, the Forest Dunes Golf Club received a huge pat-on-the back from Golf magazine.In its latest ranking of the Top 100 public courses in the United States, the magazine's raters jumped Forest Dunes 12 spots upward, from 45th to 33rd on its prestigious list of the best courses to play."To move up ...

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  • Sweetgrass Golf Club Ranked Among Top Courses In Michigan By Golf Magazine

    Island Resort & Casino launces new website, opens 5 Bridges restaurant HARRIS, Mich. - Sweetgrass Golf Club, situated in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, recently ranked among the top courses in Michigan on GOLF Magazine's biennial "Best Public Courses State-by-State" list.Sweetgrass, located at the Island Resort & Casino, ranked in the top 20 among over ...

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  • Werkmeister, Preston, Hayward to Compete in State Team Championship

    Tom Werkmeister, Drew Preston and  Brian Hayward trek to Galloway, New Jersey next month for the USGA Men’s State Team Championship at Galloway National Golf Club Sept. 19-21. The team is comprised of the top two players from the Golf Association of Michigan’s Men’s Honor Roll plus one committee selection.  The field of golfe ...

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