Resorts and Tourism

Tom Lang
President, Telday Communications

A freelance sportswriter, Tom Lang has a passion for golf, but not an obsession (16 handicap). His work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press and Lansing State Journal for more than 20 years, plus occasional pieces in area and statewide golf magazines and GolfWeek, where Lang also serves as a golf course rater. His "day job" is business writing and consulting on PR communications. His career highlight was covering the 2009 Masters and playing Augusta National.

 



Florida: Warm Alternatives for Michigan Golfers


Florida: Warm Alternatives for Michigan Golfers

Sick and tired of Michigan’s second snowiest winter on record? Planning to go south?

When the golfers in your family or group of friends next head to Florida, put Streamsong Resort and Southern Dunes on your list of courses to visit.

Streamsong, now in just its second year, is getting a ton of recognition in the national press as one of the hottest new courses in the country. This Bowling Green resort, roughly a 60 minute drive south of Lakeland, has two 18-hole courses: the Blue designed by Michigan’s Tom Doak, and the Red designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The names simply came from the fact that when the trio looked at aerial plans of the property, Doak used a blue sharpie, while Coore ...

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Golf Course Acts as Classroom for Turf Research


Golf Course Acts as Classroom for Turf Research

Anyone in the business world understands the importance of relationship building, but the Pursell family in Sylacauga, Ala. may have a leg up on everyone — at least in the golf industry for sure. A nearly 100-year-old family business has transitioned over the decades to now boast the first research and demonstration golf course in the world, one in which Michigan State University turf grass students have been involved.

What makes FarmLinks Golf Club at Pursell Farms even more special, however, is the offering of truly world-class modern amenities and services, yet which are experienced by visitors in an old-fashioned, down-home southern hospitality and personal charm atmosphere.

And that’s the point.

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Women’s Professional Golf Grows in the U.P.


Women’s Professional Golf Grows in the U.P.

Golf is growing on solid ground above the Bridge.

Sweetgrass Golf Club at the Island Resort & Casino near Harris, recently renewed a three-year contract with the LPGA Symetra Tour, extending the annual professional golf tournament in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula