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December 03, 2021

Congratulations to the following Michigan PGA Members that have been named Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Michigan 2022-2023: 1.) Adam Schriber,

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Michigan PGA Fall Meeting 1

Michigan PGA Fall Meeting

November 19, 2021

President Bob Bales called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to Eagle Eye Golf Club. Bob welcomed special guests Heather Burke, Sr. Director

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2021 Michigan PGA Special Award Winners Awarded 1

2021 Michigan PGA Special Award Winners Awarded

October 27, 2021

2021 President’s Dinner…Dean Kolstad, Bernie Friedrich & Jason Guss Headline 2021 Michigan PGA Special Award Recipients The Michigan

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Michigan PGA

1. A golf lesson with Dave Kendall, MPGA Teacher of the Year in 2004 & 2000
Ticket #005
2. A golf lesson with Jason Guss, MPGA Teacher of the Year in 2021, 2017, 2013
Ticket #219
3. Lee Trevino signed flag and a Lee Trevino Signed Hat
Ticket # 228
4. Four Tickets to the 2022 Senior PGA Championship - Friday only
Ticket #239
5. Four Tickets to the 2022 Senior PGA Championship - Saturday only
Ticket #237
6. Four Tickets to the 2022 Senior PGA Championship - Sunday only
Ticket #103
7. Four Lower bowl tickets to MSU-Indiana Men’s Basketball Game
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Ticket #028
8. Golf for Four at any Boyne Highlands Golf Course
Ticket #144
9. Golf for Four at Crystal Mountain
Ticket #211
10. Golf for Four at Eagle Eye Golf Course
Ticket #081
11. Golf for Four at Washtenaw Golf Club
Ticket #013
12. Golf for Four at Harbor Shores Golf Club
Ticket #269
13. Golf for Four at Battle Creek Country Club
Ticket #110
14. Golf for Four at R&S Sharf Golf Course or Katke-Cousins Golf Course
Ticket #241
15. Golf for Four at Stoatin Brae Golf Club
Ticket #043
16. Golf for Four at Watermark, StoneWater, Sunnybrook, Muskegon or Macatawa.
Ticket #172
17. Golf for Four at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Ticket #196
18. Golf for Four at Antrim Dells Golf Course
Ticket #183
19. Golf for Four at Eagle Crest Golf Club
Ticket #136
20. Golf for Two at Bucks Run Golf Club
Ticket #019
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Thank you Bob and Rachael for all your work on PGA HOPE and on this raffle!

You two are doing a great job!!!

Nice job everyone!

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3 weeks ago
Michigan PGA

The Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier Host Applications are due on Sunday!

Apply today and let the Road to Augusta start at YOUR FACILITY!

Apply Now Here!! --> forms.gle/2SnCozj7g38Vy7bB7
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The Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier Host Applications are due on Sunday!

Apply today and let the Road to Augusta start at YOUR FACILITY! 

Apply Now Here!! --> https://forms.gle/2SnCozj7g38Vy7bB7Image attachmentImage attachment
3 weeks ago
Michigan PGA

Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all of our Nation's Veterans. This Veterans Day, we want to highlight PGA HOPE, a program that introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

Thank you to our Veterans for your service and thank you to our Michigan PGA Pros who help make this program so successful throughout the year!

Support our Veterans by purchasing a ticket for the PGA HOPE Fundraiser Raffle! All proceeds will go towards our programs.

Buy tickets and see prizes here --> bit.ly/PGAHOPEFundraiser
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Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all of our Nations Veterans. This Veterans Day, we want to highlight PGA HOPE, a program that introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. 

Thank you to our Veterans for your service and thank you to our Michigan PGA Pros who help make this program so successful throughout the year!

Support our Veterans by purchasing a ticket for the PGA HOPE Fundraiser Raffle! All proceeds will go towards our programs. 

Buy tickets and see prizes here --> https://bit.ly/PGAHOPEFundraiserImage attachmentImage attachment
4 weeks ago
Michigan PGA

Host a Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier!

Apply today and let the Road to August start with YOUR FACILITY!

Applications close on Sunday, November 14!

Hosting requirements and expectations are written out in the application.

Apply here --> forms.gle/8pbMckNXmUojP97Y9
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Host a Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier! 
 
Apply today and let the Road to August start with YOUR FACILITY!

Applications close on Sunday, November 14!

Hosting requirements and expectations are written out in the application.  

Apply here --> https://forms.gle/8pbMckNXmUojP97Y9Image attachmentImage attachment
1 month ago
Michigan PGA

The PGA of America’s 105th Annual Meeting is taking place this week in Milwaukee, WI. This morning, the outgoing Section Presidents were honored including Michigan’s outgoing President, Robert Bales. Thank you, Bob, for your service and dedication to the Michigan PGA! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Michigan PGA

PGA REACH Michigan is hosting a raffle to raise money for our PGA HOPE program! PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH Michigan. PGA HOPE Michigan hosts programs that are free for Veterans. The money raised will be used so we can keep building and making the program better for our Veterans!

Tickets are $20 each. We have so many great prizes.

The drawing will take place November 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Facebook live on Michigan PGA's Facebook page - @michigansectionpga.

Buy tickets and view prizes here --> bit.ly/PGAHOPEFundraiser
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PGA REACH Michigan is hosting a raffle to raise money for our PGA HOPE program! PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH Michigan. PGA HOPE Michigan hosts programs that are free for Veterans. The money raised will be used so we can keep building and making the program better for our Veterans!

Tickets are $20 each. We have so many great prizes. 

The drawing will take place November 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Facebook live on Michigan PGAs Facebook page - @michigansectionpga.

Buy tickets and view prizes here --> https://bit.ly/PGAHOPEFundraiser

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The prize list is great and still growing. We expect to get to 20 prizes so plenty of chances to win.

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1 month ago
Michigan PGA

The Michigan Section PGA honored its 2020 & 2021 Special Award Winners, 2020 & 2021 outgoing Board of Directors and outgoing President Robert Bales at the President's Dinner, sponsored by Sanford Advisory and E-Z-GO, held Sunday, October 24 at the Country Club of Lansing.

View all the President's Dinner photos and read the full article here: bit.ly/MPGASpecialAwards21

Congratulations to our 2021 Special Award Winners!

GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Dean Kolstad, PGA
Director of Golf, Gull Lake View

GOLF EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Bernie Friedrich, PGA
Senior Vice President of Golf, BOYNE Resorts
BOYNE Golf

TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Jason Guss, PGA
Director of Instruction at Jason Guss Golf Academy and Performance Center
Hawk Hollow Golf Course and Banquet Facilities and Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Brandon Dean, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional, Crystal Mountain

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD
Chris Sobieck, PGA
Owner, The Mines Golf Course & High Road Management

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Justin Phillips, PGA
Director of Tournament Operations, Michigan Section PGA

MEDIA AWARD
Anna Epkey
Communications Coordinator, Michigan Section PGA

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PRIVATE
Paul Lehnert, PGA
Teaching Professional, Kubica Golf

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PUBLIC
Ian Ziska, PGA
Head Golf Professional, American Dunes Golf Club

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-RESORT
Elliott Oscar, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Ballyneal Golf Club, Colorado

PATRIOT AWARD
Wally Sierakowski, PGA
Head Golf Professional, Red Run Golf Club
Co-Founder, Team Selfridge Family Relief Fund

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Andre R. Pillow, PGA
Director of Instruction, Blythefield Country Club
DNA Golf Instruction, LLC

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Glenn Armen Pulice, PGA
General Manager, Royal Oak Golf Center

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Kelly Kuhlman, PGA
Kuhlman Golf at Twin Lakes Golf Academy
Director of Instruction, Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club

Read the full article: bit.ly/MPGASpecialAwards21
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Congratulations to all the Special Award Winners!

Congratulations Dean. Well deserved.👍🏻

Congrats to all these deserving recipients! 👏🏻⛳️

All well deserving!👏👏👏👏👏👏

Congrats Justin Phillips Ian ZiskaJason Guss

Anna Epkey 💪🏼

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Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all of our Nation's Veterans!
This Veterans Day, we want to highlight PGA HOPE, a program that introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

Thank you to our Veterans for your service and thank you to our Michigan PGA Pros who help make this program so successful throughout the year!

Support our Veterans by purchasing a ticket for the PGA HOPE Fundraiser Raffle! All proceeds will go towards our programs.

Click the link in our bio to buy tickets and find the list of prizes!
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The Michigan Section PGA honored its 2020 & 2021 Special Award Winners, 2020 & 2021 outgoing Board of Directors and outgoing President Robert Bales at the President's Dinner, sponsored by Sanford Advisory and E-Z-GO, held Sunday, October 24 at the Country Club of Lansing.

View all the President's Dinner photos and read the full article at the link in our bio!

Congratulations to our 2021 Special Award Winners!

GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Dean Kolstad, PGA
Director of Golf, Gull Lake View

GOLF EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Bernie Friedrich, PGA
Senior Vice President of Golf, BOYNE Resorts
BOYNE Golf

TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Jason Guss, PGA
Director of Instruction at Jason Guss Golf Academy and Performance Center
Hawk Hollow Golf Course and Banquet Facilities and Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Brandon Dean, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional, Crystal Mountain

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD
Chris Sobieck, PGA
Owner, The Mines Golf Course & High Road Management

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Justin Phillips, PGA
Director of Tournament Operations, Michigan Section PGA

MEDIA AWARD
Anna Epkey
Communications Coordinator, Michigan Section PGA

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PRIVATE
Paul Lehnert, PGA
Teaching Professional, Kubica Golf

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PUBLIC
Ian Ziska, PGA
Head Golf Professional, American Dunes Golf Club

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-RESORT
Elliott Oscar, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Ballyneal Golf Club, Colorado

PATRIOT AWARD
Wally Sierakowski, PGA
Head Golf Professional, Red Run Golf Club
Co-Founder, Team Selfridge Family Relief Fund

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Andre R. Pillow, PGA
Director of Instruction, Blythefield Country Club
DNA Golf Instruction, LLC

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Glenn Armen Pulice, PGA
General Manager, Royal Oak Golf Center

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Kelly Kuhlman, PGA
Kuhlman Golf at Twin Lakes Golf Academy
Director of Instruction, Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club
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Albert “Al” Watrous, one of the earliest Members of the PGA of America and one of the most decorated golfers in the Michigan PGA Section’s history, will be inducted into the PGA of America Hall of Fame during the 105th PGA Annual Meeting on Nov. 3, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Read more about the the 2021 PGA of America Hall of Fame Inductees at the link below!

https://www.pga.com/story/al-watrous-leads-2021-class-of-pga-of-america-hall-of-fame-inductees?fbclid=IwAR3AJ_L-rUiCtbHU008vtSgzAReBPX9XPahl9TpKmA9o-EjgW3kfIsBqb3I
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Eight boys and girls will be Augusta National bound after Saturday's #DriveChipandPutt regional qualifier at Oakland Hills Country Club. Follow along the fun with us this weekend! ...

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We wish Michigan PGA Members, George Bowman & Scott Hebert, the best of luck at the #AllyChallenge held August 23-29 at @warwickhillsgcc!

Round 1 Tee Times
Scott tees off #1 Friday at 12:20 PM
George tees off #10 Friday at 12:25 PM

Follow Along!
View the Tee Times: https://bit.ly/TheAllyChallenge21
View the Broadcast Schedule: https://bit.ly/WatchTheAllyChallenge
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Congratulations to our 2021 Michigan PGA Special Award Winners!

ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Brandon Dean, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional, Crystal Mountain Resort

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD
Chris Sobieck, PGA
Owner, The Mines Golf Course & High Road Management

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Justin Phillips, PGA
Director of Tournament Operations, Michigan Section PGA

GOLF EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Bernie Friedrich, PGA
Senior Vice President of Golf, BOYNE Resorts

GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Dean Kolstad, PGA
Director of Golf, Gull Lake View

MEDIA AWARD
Anna Epkey
Communications Coordinator, Michigan Section PGA

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PRIVATE
Paul Lehnert, PGA
Teaching Professional, Kubica Golf

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PUBLIC
Ian Ziska, PGA
Head Golf Professional, American Dunes Golf Club

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-RESORT
Elliott Oscar PGA, Head Golf Professional
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Ballyneal Golf Club, Colorado

PATRIOT AWARD
Wally Sierakowski, PGA
Head Golf Professional, Red Run Golf Club
Co-Founder, Team Selfridge Family Relief Fund

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Andre R. Pillow, PGA
Director of Instruction, Blythefield Country Club
DNA Golf Instruction, LLC

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Glenn Armen Pulice, PGA
General Manager, Royal Oak Golf Center

TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Jason Guss, PGA
Director of Instruction at Jason Guss Golf Academy and Performance Center
Hawk Hollow Golf Course and Banquet Facilities and Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Kelly Kuhlman, PGA
Kuhlman Golf at Twin Lakes Golf Academy
Director of Instruction, Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club

Read the full article at the link in our bio!

@bdeangolf @crystalmountainmi @cmsob007 @minesgolfcourse @boyne.golf @gulllakeview @annaepkey @paul.lehnert @kubicagolf @ianziska @ameriicandunes @eeo608 @forestdunes @ballyneal @wallysierakowski @redrungc @dnagolfinstruction @mrpopo621 @royaloakgolfcenter @jasongussgolfacademy @warwickhillsgcc @kuhlmangolf
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Congratulations to Michigan's Lorenzo Pinili who placed T18 (-5) and Carter Housler T33 (-1) at the Boys Junior PGA Championship held at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Kentucky.

One of golf’s major championships for juniors, the Boys Junior PGA Championship is where some of the best in the world got their start, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, Justin Leonard, David Toms and Scott Verplank. The 2021 field featured 144 of the top 18-and-under junior players from around the country.

For a full list of results visit: JuniorPGAChampionship.com

Michigan's Sophie Stevens & Bridget Boczar will compete at the Girls Junior PGA Championship on July 27-30, 2021 Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
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PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

PGA HOPE Metro Detroit session are quickly approaching, and it is not too late to sign up!

Sessions are taught by local PGA Professionals who have gone through special training specifically to teach veterans. Clinics are free to attend and equipment can be provided if needed!

For more information or to sign up visit: https://michiganpga.com/pga-reach/military/ under "PGA HOPE Metro Detroit."

HOPE Session 1
Dates: Every Wednesday from June 16 – July 28

HOPE Session 2
Dates: Every Tuesdays from July 13 – August 31
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The Michigan Golf Alliance celebrated #MichiganGolfMonth on the capitol lawn yesterday with over 200 legislators and staffers in attendance!

Did you know...

⛳ Golf has a $4.2 billion annual economic impact on Michigan!
⛳ Over 60,000 people are employed by golf courses in the state!
⛳ $1.4 billion in employee wages are paid annually
⛳ Golf courses manage over 150,000 acres of green space and wetlands, that also provide wildlife habitats

Read the full article at the link in our bio!
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GOLF DAY AT THE CAPITOL: Legislators Learn Golf’s Community Impact

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist came out to the large tent on the front lawn of the Capitol to proclaim June is #michigangolfmonth, and State Representative Stephanie A. Young D-Detroit, came because the state legislators were all invited to Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol Thursday.

Members of the Michigan Golf Alliance a cooperative body of five state golf associations, shared its message of economic, environmental and human impact of the game with face-to-face talks over lunch and a program that included presentations by Renee Fluker, the founder and president of the @midnightgolfdet, Gilda Johnson, the owner of @lakeforestgolfclub and the Michigan Golf Course Association president, and a video featuring Dr. Brian Horgan of the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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