Michigan News & Events

  • Preston tops former champ to win the Michigan Amateur

    By Greg Johnson BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Drew Preston of Ada always looked up to Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood while growing up playing golf in the Grand Rapids area. “It really couldn’t be scripted better,” he said after topping Werkmeister 2-up in the championship match of the 101st Michigan Amateur Championship on the Oakland H ...

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  • Michigan Resort Making Golf Easier With Larger Cups

    Shanty Creek Resorts, one of northern Michigan's premier golf destinations, is doing its part to make the game of golf fun, fast, and easier for children and beginners in 2012. In an effort to make the game easier for less experienced players, the resort has implemented a permanent program on the Schuss Mountain course utilizing 8-inch cups on each hole, ...

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  • Hayward is Medalist at 101st Michigan Amateur

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS – Brian Hayward did not let the fast greens at Oakland Hills Country Club scare him. Hayward shot 66-71 — 137 to earn medalist honors at the 101st Michigan Amateur on Tuesday. “Putting was the best part of my game today; it is always the best part of my game,” said Hayward. “I think I had 24 putts yesterday and ...

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  • Hayward, Slade Set Pace at Michigan Amateur

    BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - For the 101st time since 1906 at Kent CC, the Michigan Amateur Championship began Monday on Oakland Hills Country Club – The North Course. 189 male golfers teed it up in stroke play competition in the hopes of earning an opportunity to advance into the traditional match play rounds which begin Wednesday morning for the low ...

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  • EWGA Championship Series Semifinals Set

    EWGA, an organization enabling current and aspiring business and professional women to connect through golf, will host its 17th Annual Championship Series starting this month. The event is the world's largest women's amateur golf competition. More than 2,400 women will participate in the championship series, which starts with individual chapter championship ...

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  • Kalamazoo pro widens lead at the 95th Michigan Open

    WASHINGTON, Mich. – Barrett Kelpin saw no reason to take his foot off the gas. The Kalamazoo rookie professional shot a third-round 6-under-par 66 at The Orchards Golf Club Wednesday and threatened to race away in the 95th Michigan Open Championship presented by DTE Energy. He was at 19-under-par 197 through three rounds of the $55,000 state champions ...

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  • Kalamazoo golfer shoots sizzling 63 to take Michigan Open lead

    WASHINGTON, Mich. – Barrett Kelpin of Kalamazoo is making the most of a debut. In only his second round as a professional golfer he shot a course-record tying 9-under-par 63 at The Orchards Golf Club Tuesday to take the lead in the 95th Michigan Open Championship presented by DTE Energy. Kelpin, 22, who recently graduated from the University of Iowa ...

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  • Michigan Open Championship Returns to The Orchards Golf Club

    EAST LANSING, Mich. – The 95th Michigan Open Championship presented by DTE Energy will return this year to The Orchards Golf Club in Washington, Mich., and will take place on June 11-14. Last year was the first year The Orchards hosted the event and proved to be an excellent venue for this major championship. The Orchards Golf Club has hosted a number ...

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  • Harbor Shores Set to Host Senior PGA Championship

    BENTON HARBOR – The golfers playing in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores were welcomed by Lake Michigan winds, and are likely to face a few different weather conditions through the weekend. Welcome to Michigan. The over-50 set of the best golfers in the world are making their first of two stops in the state this year. The U.S. Se ...

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  • Nearly 2,500 Entries Accepted For 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship

    Eleven past champions scheduled to play at Indianwood Golf & Country Club The United States Golf Association announced that 2,479 golfers have entered to play in the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, Mich. Eleven past champions are among the 75 players who are currently fully exempt into the fi ...

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