Michigan News & Events

  • Katanski Earns Medalist Honors at the 99th Michigan Amateur Championship

    For the second straight day at the 99th Michigan Amateur Championship only two players, Tim Katanski (Ypsilanti) and Johnathan Pauli (DeWitt), broke par at Oakhurst Golf & Country Club. Katanski followed his first round of even-par 71 with a 69 Wednesday to capture medalist honors. Katanski’s two day total of 140 edged defending champion Tom ...

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  • Celebrating the Course that Launched "America's Summer Golf Capital"

    TRAVERSE CITY – With 971 golf courses (only Florida and California have more) Michigan is one of America’s leading golf states. But Michigan golf was a pretty humdrum affair until June 17, 1985. That was the day the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa opened The Bear, a brilliant tour de force by Jack Nicklaus that put Northern Michigan on the i ...

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  • Course Challenges Field During First Round of 99th Michigan Amateur

    Thanks to the difficult conditions at Oakhurst Golf & Country Club, there were plenty of high scores in the first round of stroke play qualifying at the 99th Michigan Amateur Championship on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. The championship field of 156 Michigan players faced a constant swirling wind, 3 to 4 1/2-inch rough, and green speeds stimping at 10 1 ...

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  • Ryan Brehm Wins Second Consecutive Michigan Open Title

    ORCHARD LAKE — Ryan Brehm of Mt. Pleasant erased a two-shot deficit to capture his second consecutive Michigan Open championship. The 24-year-old Hooters Tour player shot a final round 67 for a tournament total of 268 at the Orchard Lake Country Club. Gary Smithson of Grand Rapids had the low round of the day with a 65 that moved him into a tie f ...

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  • Whitmore to Direct New Northern Michigan Golf Academy

    CHARLEVOIX - PGA professional Kevin Whitmore, who earned a sterling reputation running some of the most popular upscale public and private clubs in Northern Michigan, is the director of the new Northern Michigan Golf Academy at Dunmaglas Golf Course. The move to Dunmaglas reunites Whitmore with Darin Philport, the former vice president of operations at ...

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  • Matthews Keeps Lead Heading into Final Round

    ORCHARD LAKE - Andy Matthews of Ada remains in the lead after three rounds of the Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury. The 30-year-old Canadian Tour player shot a 2-under-par 69 in the third round to remain in the lead by one stroke at 199. Eric Wohfield of Brighton is alone in second place after shooting the best round of the day, a 6-under 65 ...

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  • Matthews Leads Michigan Open After 36 Holes

    ORCHARD LAKE — Andy Matthews of Ada remains in the lead after two rounds of the Michigan Open presented by Lincoln Mercury. The 30-year-old Canadian Tour player shot a 5-under-par 66 in the second round to take a 1-stroke lead over defending champion Ryan Brehm of Mt. Pleasant. “It was good not to give any ground,” the former Universit ...

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  • 93rd Michigan Open Begins Monday

    ORCHARD LAKE - The 93rd playing of the Michigan Open Championship, presented by Michigan Lincoln Mercury Dealers will be played June 14th thru 17th at the Orchard Lake Country Club. The purse is $70,000. Mt. Pleasant’s Ryan Brehm hopes to repeat his dominating performance as the defending champion. Brehm won his first professional event here last ...

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  • 10th Wendy's Charity Classic to Showcase Legends of the LPGA

    The Wendy’s Charity Classic, hosted by LPGA Tour veteran Elaine Crosby and featuring some of the greatest names in women’s professional golf, will return to Jackson for its 10th year on August 8-9, 2010. This one-day Legends Tour tournament and one-day pro-am held at the Country Club of Jackson has raised over $1.3 million for Wendy’s ...

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  • Morgan Pressel to Conduct Golf Clinic in Bloomfield Hills

    LPGA Tour star Morgan Pressel is coming to Carl's Golfland in Bloomfield Hills this summer. Pressel, whose career highlights include winning the 2005 Women's U.S. Amateur and the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship, will conduct a clinic on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. Check back with Golfer's Guide as the event nears. More information will follow. ...

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