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Fall Golf: Time to Practice

With the exception of high school girls’ golf, the competitive golf season has pretty much come to a close in early October here in Michigan.

Pressures of the Ryder Cup

If anyone showed that pressure in an outward way it was Hunter Mahan crying during the press conference after the USA’s loss to Europe in 2010.

Gaylord and Pure Michigan

Courses in the Gaylord Golf Mecca are the core of the Pure Michigan golf ads, but it’s more about a concept.

Most Fun Golf Courses in Michigan

It’s not difficult to believe that Michigan is a little golf crazy compared to other parts of the country, but I and many others consider that a great moniker for our recreational economy.

Michigan PGA’s Tournament of Champions

Not often do a father and son get to play in one of the top competitive tournaments in Michigan, yet three sets of dad and offspring are doing just that this week at the Michigan PGA’s Tournament of Champions.

Tullymore Shows Flexibility in Development Plan

The newest owners of the Tullymore and St. Ives properties near Big Rapids made a 10-year plan about 5 years ago that didn’t turn out as rosy as it could have when the economy took a nose dive soon after it was first implemented.

Nine-Hole Charity Golf Outings Save Time and Money

Golf is arguably the sport most closely tied to tradition – but a new way of utilizing golf as a fund-raiser is cropping up.

Alan Mulally and Rick Smith on Business and Golf

Ford CEO Alan Mulally and teaching pro Rick Smith of TreeTops Resort in Gaylord headlined the recent annual meeting of the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) ...

Golf’s Big Three

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player got the Masters Tournament off to a good start Thursday as honorary starters. Earlier, the trio was asked if there’s a current-day Big Three in their minds.

Augusta National and Women

I’d like to think I’m an opened-minded, equal-opportunity supporter of most things in life – but in all honesty I don’t personally care if Augusta National Golf Club does or does not add women to its membership roll. As long as nobody gets physically hurt, organizations need to be free to make their own decisions – and if the nearly 80-year-old club wants to soon add lady members, great. If not, that’s its choice too.