Michigan’s Tullymore Golf Resort To Host New Symetra Tour Tournament

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Tulllymore, the wonderful Jim Engh golf course on the west side of Michigan, will host a new Symetra Tour tournament July Friday July 3 through Sunday, July 5, 2014. A total of 144 women’s golf professionals will compete for a purse of $100,000.

The Symetra Tour is the LPGA’s developmental tour—the equivalent of the PGA Tour’s Web.Com circuit.

In addition to the purse, players earn points on the Volvik Race For The Card money list. The top ten players at the end of the 2015 season are awarded LPGA Membership for 2016.

The Chief Business Officer of the Symetra Tour, Mike Nichols, is a former resident of Grand Rapids, which is a sort drive from Tullymore:

“As someone who lived in Grand Rapids for five years and always enjoyed the short trip to stay and play at Tullymore, I’m excited to bring a Symetra Tour tournament to one of my favorite resorts. Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and the Upper Peninsula communities are already passionate fans of the LPGA Tour and the Symetra Tour so this event was a natural addition.”

After a long absence, professional golf is returning to Michigan, a state which none other than Gary Player has called “the home of golf in America.”

Last year, Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids hosted the Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft for the first time. That same season, the Symetra Tour played the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, and the Island Resort Championshiop in Harris.

Having attended several LPGA events, I have been impressed with the quality of the golf, the welcoming nature of the players and the family-friendly atmosphere.

Full press release follows:

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December 22, 2014 |  Category:
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Chemung Hills Golf Course Video Tour

Chemung Hills Golf Course, in Howell, Michigan is a former country club now open to the public. Read the complete Chemung Hills Golf Course Review here.

December 22, 2014 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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Michigan Man Plays Golf In All Fifty States

A retired Michigan sports editor has accomplished pulled off a feat that is on my own personal bucket list: playing golf in all fifty states.

Dennis Grall started the quest when he realized that he had already played in thirty-five states. Fifteen more seemed QED. (I have played in fifteen, total).

Here’s the list of courses he’s played:

Alabama - Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores
Alaska - North Star Golf Club, Fairbanks
Arizona - Sun City South, Sun City
Arkansas - Cooper’s Hawk, Melbourne
California - Furnace Creek, Death Valley
Colorado - Breckenridge G.C., Breckenridge
Connecticut - Pequot Golf Course, Stonington
Delaware - Ed Oliver Golf Course, Wilmington
Florida - Slammer & Squire, St. Augustine
Georgia - White Path, Ellijay
Hawaii - Kaneohe Klipper USMC, Oahu
Idaho - Coeur d’ Alene Golf Course, Coeur d’ Alene
Illinois - Thunderhawk Golf Course, Zion
Indiana - Fort Harrison, Indianapolis
Iowa - Bent Tree, Council Bluff
Kansas - Sugar Hills Golf Club, Goodland
Kentucky - Kenny Perry’s Country Creek, Franklin
Louisiana - Royal Golf Club, Slidell
Maine - Cape Neddick Country Club. Ogunquit
Maryland - VFW Country Club, Frederick
Massachusetts - Donnybrook Country Club, Lanesborough
Michigan - TimberStone Golf Course, Iron Mountain
Minnesota - Minehaha Golf Course, Minneapolis
Mississippi - River Bend Links, Tunica
Missouri - Payne Stewart Golf Club, Branson
Montana - Overland Golf Course, Big Timber
Nebraska - The Prairie Club, Valentine
Nevada - Revere Country Club, Henderson
New Hampshire - Carter Golf Club, Lebanon
New Jersey - The Links at Brigantine Beach, Atlantic City
New Mexico - Tucumcari Golf Course, Tucumcari
New York - Burden Lake Country Club, Averill Park
North Carolina - Brunswick Plantation, Calabash
North Dakota - Bully Pulpit Golf Course, Medora
Ohio - White Pines Golf Course, Swanton
Oklahoma - Lake Murray State Park, Ardmore
Oregon - Langdon Farms Golf Course, Portland
Pennsylvania - Springfield Country Club, Springfield
Rhode Island - Wood River Golf, Hope Valley
South Carolina - TPC, Myrtle Beach
South Dakota - Willow Run Golf Course, Sioux Falls
Tennessee - Gaylord Springs, Nashville
Texas - Lakeway Country Club, Austin
Utah - Moab Golf Course, Moab
Vermont - Catamount Golf Club, Williston
Virginia - Golden Horseshoe, Williamsburg
Washington - Horn Rapids Golf Club, Richland
West Virginia - Hidden Valley Country Club, Point Pleasant
Wisconsin - Whistling Straits, Haven
Wyoming - Kingham Prairie View Golf Course, Cheyene

If anyone wants to know what to get me for Christmas, a trip to Bandon Dunes would be excellent. That way, I’ll be able to Oregon to my list ...

December 22, 2014 |  Category:
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Amazon Last Minute One Day Shipping Deals

Amazon still has lots of items with free one day shipping.

One day free shipping items in golf are here.

Golf items include:

 

 

And 540 more items as of this writing

December 22, 2014 |  Category: Deals
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What’s Your Golf Travel Quotent?

How does your golf travel add up? Are you mostly a stay-at-home guy, or have you played in a lot of different places. Let’s try this: Give yourself one point for each state or country outside your home in which you have played a round of golf.

I had thought about counting foreign countries as two, but given geographical disparities, it wouldn’t work for a US player, versus, say, a European one. Texas, for example, is larger than France, so going to the Lone State State is a bit like visiting an entirely different country (and in more ways than one).

Here’s my list, for a total score of 15.

Home: Michigan
Away: Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Iowa, Illinois (this list has been updated as of Dec. 2014). This past summer I added Iowa and Illinois).

Plus, out-of-country: The Bahamas (Fall 2014)

That’s actually probably not a very good score.

I need to get out more.

December 20, 2014 |  Category: Travel
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Hidden River Golf and Casting Club Video Tour

Hidden River Golf And Casting Club in Brutus, Michigan, is a fine exemplar of Up North Michigan golf.

December 19, 2014 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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Golf Club, Gloves and Ball Ornament


Golf Club with Ball Ornament

Ridiculous Golf Item of the Week

December 19, 2014 |  Category: Ridiculous Golf Item Of The Week
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