Michigan News & Events

  • Detroit Sports Stars, Celebrities to Join PGA Tour Pros for Pure Michigan Pro-Am

    GRAND BLANC – Athletes from three Detroit pro sports teams and a host of top-notch celebrities will tee it up along with some of the PGA Tour’s best on Wednesday, July 29, for the 2009 Pure Michigan Pro-Am. “The Pro-Am lineup is shaping up to be one of the most prolific that we’ve had in years,” said Buick Open tournament d ...

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  • Kenny Perry Withdraws from Buick Open

    GRAND BLANC - Buick Open officials have confirmed that two-time champion Kenny Perry will not defend his title at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club next week due to a family health matter. Perry has withdrawn from the tournament in order to remain near his mother, Mildred Perry, who is battling Multiple Myeloma. “Obviously I regret not being a ...

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  • Age Not a Factor At Boyne Tournament of Champions

    BOYNE FALLS - The magic of Tom Watson has spread to the Boyne Tournament of Champions. Watsons heroic efforts over the weekend in the British Open inspired 61-year old Randy Erskine to shoot an effortless 7-under par 65 Monday. Erskine, a Michigan Golf Hall of Fame member, is tied for the first round lead with aspiring PGA Tour player Andy Ruthkoski of Mus ...

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  • PGA Tour Wives, Buick Open Team Up for Children's Event

    GRAND BLANC - The PGA Tour Wives Association will team up with the Buick Open for a day of blooming fun at the Whaley Children’s Center on Wednesday, July 29. The Association members and kids from the Center will enjoy a morning of decorating keepsake flower pots and two giant pots for future fundraising, as well as help plant a tree presented by the ...

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  • Hamilton Wins Michigan Women's Amateur With Long Putt

    ROCHESTER - Britney Hamilton (Lake Orion/Western Michigan University) sunk a 19-foot putt on the 18th hole at Great Oaks Country Club to win the Michigan Women’s Amateur. She defeated Natalie Brehm (Mount Pleasant/Michigan State University) 1 up. Hamilton was 2 up on the front nine, but at the turn Brehm was 3 up. Brehm was 1 up going into 17 and ...

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  • Swartout Notches Ace, Earns Medalist Honors at Woman's Amateur

    ROCHESTER - Elise Swartout (Ann Arbor / Western Michigan University) thought it was the highlight of her day when she picked up a hole-in-one on the 8th hole with her 8-iron in the second round of stroke play at the GAM Michigan Women’s Amateur at Great Oaks Country Club. But she had a second highlight when her even-par round of 72 catapulted her to ...

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  • Ryan Brehm and Jamie Lovemark added to Field for the 2009 Buick Open

    GRAND BLANC - Mount Pleasant’s Ryan Brehm and USC standout Jamie Lovemark are the latest players to get added into the field for the 2009 Buick Open coming to Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, July 27-August 2. Both were recently announced by the tournament as being confirmed to play via sponsor’s exemptions. “The f ...

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  • Kim Kester Fires 73 to Lead GAM Women's Amateur

    ROCHESTER - Kim Kester (Ada) posted the low round of the day, shooting a 1-under-par 73 during the opening session of stroke play at the GAM Michigan Women’s Amateur at Great Oaks Country Club Tuesday. Despite going into the water and doubling the par-3 16th and settling for a bogey on 18, she managed to end up atop the leader board. “I thou ...

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  • Crystal Mountain Earns Five Spots on the Top Teachers List

    THOMPSONVILLE - Crystal Mountain Golf School continues to be recognized as one of the finest in Michigan, the Midwest and the nation as one-third of Golf Digest's list of the Best Teachers in the State of Michigan hail from Crystal Mountain, including three of the top five. Director of Junior Instruction and Development, Adam Schriber, Director of Golf, ...

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  • Mediate, Austin Among Latest Commitments for 2009 Buick Open

    GRAND BLANC - Rocco Mediate, Brian Bateman, Woody Austin, Charles Howell III and Chris DiMarco are among the latest players to commit to the 2009 Buick Open to be held Monday-Sunday, July 27-August 2 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Defending champion Kenny Perry leads the field that includes a total of eight former Bu ...

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