Stanwood, MI – For the team of teaching professional Frank McAulliffe and assistant professional Travis Dodson from Meadowbrook Country Clubread more
Congratulations to the father and son duo Jim and Austin Deiters for taking home the trophy at the St. Andrews Products/Earth Networks Fall Pro Pro.read more
National PGA Jr. League Championship All-Stars! Congratulations to our 17U and 13U teams that are advancing onto the Regional! 17U – IMA Brookwoodread more
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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 @Golf_Warwick Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club!
Round 1 Tee Times
Scott tees off #1 Friday at 12:20 PM
George tees off #10 Friday at 12:25 PM
Dean Kolstad, Bernie Friedrich and Jason Guss Headline 2021 Michigan PGA Special Awards! View all the winners and read the full press release now!
The Michigan Golf Alliance celebrated #MichiganGolfMonth on the capitol lawn yesterday with over 200 legislators and staffers in attendance. Golf has a $4.2 billion annual economic impact on Michigan!
2021 marked the 67th VA Tournament at Custer Greens Golf Course on the grounds of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. 24 PGA Professionals took to the course with Veteran caddies by their side. Read the full article now: http://bit.ly/VATourney21
Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol! The Michigan Golf Alliance shared the economic, environmental and human impacts of the game with face-to-face talks over lunch and a program with state legislators yesterday. #michigangolfmonth #pga
It's Legislative Day on the Capitol Lawn! In celebration of #MichiganGolfMonth, take a moment to hear Kevin Helm, Executive Director of the Michigan PGA, talk with the @mibigshow starring Michael Patrick Shiels about golf's impact on our great state!
We wish Michigan PGA Members, Scott Hebert, Jim Deiters, Ron Beurmann and Jeff Roth, the best of luck at the 81st @seniorpgachamp held May 25-30 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
View the starting times and leaderboard: http://bit.ly/SrPGAChamp21
ICYMI-our Low Club Pro at the 103rd @PGAChampionship— Ben Cook!
#TeamOf20 | #PGAChamp
Quite the Saturday for Ben Cook, PGA.
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Final 16 in Michigan PGA Match Play Battle at Country Club of Lansing
LANSING, MI – The Michigan PGA Section Match Play Championship presented by the PGA Tour will be decided Tuesday and Wednesday at the Country Club of Lansing.
The final 16 golfers have advanced from chapter or senior organization match play rounds to battle at the Country Club of Lansing for the Jim Picard Trophy and $3,200 first-place prize out of a $15,500 purse.
Defending Champion and two-time winner Kyle Martin from the Lochmoor Club (2020, 2015) leads the field this year and is one of three former champions in this year’s final 16. The other past champions are 1998 winner Ron Beurmann from the Country Club of Jackson and 2019 and 2017 champion Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & Country Club.
This year’s bracket of 16 has some fresh faces with five players participating in the Section finals for the first time since the change to the new format in 2012 when the three Chapters and the Senior Organization each started advancing four players.
Kyle Roman from Hidden River Golf & Casting Club as well as Greg Babinec from Crystal Mountain Resort have advanced through the Northern Chapter, Darren Husse from Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club and Mat Little from GolfTEC - Lakeside have advanced through the Eastern Chapter and Andrew Mogg from Wabeek Country Club has advanced through the Senior Organization for the first time.
This year’s final 16 also includes the 2020 and 2021 Michigan PGA Professional Champion Ben Cook from Yankee Springs Golf Course. Cook made the cut this year at the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort in May.
Cody Haughton from Red Run Golf Club joins Martin, Husse and Mat Little to make up the Eastern Chapter section of the bracket.
In the Western Chapter section joining Cook is Henry Thompson from the Country Club of Jackson, Adam Schumacher from Point O Woods Golf & Country Club and Dan Urban from Gull Lake Country Club.
Justin Mack from The Kingsley Club will join Hebert, Roman and Babinec in the Northern Chapter section.
Kevin Muir from The Wyndgate and Jim Deiters from Midland Country Club join Ron Beurmann and Mogg in the Senior Organization section.
Round of 16 matches and the quarterfinal round will be played on Tuesday, with the semifinals and championship match on Wednesday. A complete bracket and more tournament information can be found at michiganpga.com
Country Club of Lansing has a time-tested championship golf course for such a field, and at the same time is family oriented and offers a full range of amenities, including a driving range, tennis courts, fitness facility, swimming and dining.
Founded in 1908, The Lansing Golf Club was formed by a group of 17 men. In 1920 members acquired 160 acres of land that adjoined the club and Langford, a nationally known golf course architect of the time, was commissioned to develop the new course layout. The Chicago Park Builders were engaged to construct the course, and the new clubhouse which was designed by Samuel Butterworth. In 1921 a new opening and a new name emerged – the Country Club of Lansing.
In 1999 a $7 million renovation to the clubhouse helped the club continue to provide a traditional country club lifestyle for its membership, their families and guests. The course plays to a maximum of 6,889 yards from the championship tee positions.
John Lindert is the director of golf and Drew Peddie the superintendent. Find out more about the Country Club of Lansing at www.cclansing.org
The Michigan PGA Match Play Championship dates to 1980 and is considered one of the four major Michigan PGA championships along with the Michigan Open, Michigan PGA Professional Championship and Tournament of Champions.
Justin Phillips of the Michigan PGA is the tournament director, and he can be reached at 517-641-7421 or JPhillips@michiganpga.com. Gallery is welcome free of charge. ... See MoreSee Less
Our next Drive, Chip & Putt competitors are from the girls 14-15 division!
Qualifying from the Orchards Golf Club Sub-Regional, we have Sadie Kondel (left) and Madison Yang (right). Madison Yang is from Rochester Hills and started playing golf when she was 8 years old. Her favorite thing about golf is that it's a difficult sport, because it means more to be good at it. One fun fact about Madison is that she met Jessica Korda and Lydia Ko and they signed a hat of hers!
Qualifying from the Kent Country Club Sub-Regional, we have Alena Li (left) and Clare Tobin (right). Alena is from Okemos, MI and started playing golf when she was 7 years old. Her favorite thing about golf is that it's fun and mentally challenging. One fun fact about Alena is that she likes to play golf with her little sister. Clare is from Granger, Indiana and started playing golf when she was 3 years old. Her favorite thing about golf is the feeling she gets when she hits a pure shot. One fun fact about Clare is that she is left handed.
Goodluck to Sadie, Madison, Alena and Clare as they compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional at Oakland Hills Country Club ! ... See MoreSee Less
For the next month we will be highlighting our Michigan competitors in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional at Oakland Hills Country Club. Follow along to learn more about these outstanding kids!
First up we have the boys 14-15 division. Qualifying from the Orchards Golf Club Sub-Regional, we have Henry Delzer (left) and Lucas Timbuc (right). Henry is from Grand Blanc, MI and started playing golf when he was 3 years old. His happiest moment in golf is making a long putt for birdie. His favorite skill at DCP is drive, because he likes to hit bombs! Lucus Timbuc is from Sterling Heights, MI and started playing golf left-handed around 4 years old, then at the age of 7-8 switched to right handed. His favorite moment in golf is when he got to play at the Detroit Golf Club in 2020. Lucas’ favorite DCP skill is putt, because he feels like he can control it the most from his point of view.
Qualifying from the Kent Country Club Sub-Regional, we have Kyle Bernier (right) and Mathieu Duflo (left). Kyle is from Ada, MI and started playing golf around 4 years old. His happiest moment in golf is when he made it past the sub-regional in Drive, Chip & Putt! Kyle’s favorite skill is drive, because he can drive the ball very far for his age and it is challenging. Mathieu is from Grand Rapids, MI and started playing golf around the age of 8 or 9. His happiest moment in golf was when he got his first eagle! Mathieu’s favorite skill is putt, because that’s what he’s best at.
Good luck to Henry, Lucas, Kyle and Mathieu as they compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional at Oakland Hills Country Club!
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McAuliffe / Dodson win the Sterling Cut Glass / Evolve Golf / Winston Collection Pro Assistant Championship
Stanwood, MI - For the team of teaching professional Frank McAulliffe and assistant professional Travis Dodson from Meadowbrook Country Club it really a story of good things come to those that wait on Tuesday at Tullymore Golf Club. Frank and Travis survived a rain shortened event, a three hour wait and a four-hole playoff to capture their first Pro Assistant Championship.
30 teams teed it up on Tuesday at Tullymore Golf Club in this event featuring teams of a professional and an assistant professional from the same facility. Professionals also had the option to bring and team with multiple assistants as Frank McAuliffe teamed with both Travis and assistant professional Caroline Harding from Meadowbrook Country Club.
The rain and lightening hit shortly after the first round in this 36 hole event. It continued to last through the afternoon forcing the cancellation of the second round. After round one there were three teams tied at the top with rounds of -10 under ,62. Those teams included Frank and Travis, Frank and Caroline as well as the team of professional Dustin Darling and assistant Jeremy Pell from Arcadia Bluffs.
After a three hour wait we were able to get back on the course to conduct the playoff. With Travis and Caroline both making birdie at the par 5 18th hole the team from Arcadia Bluffs was eliminated and the two teams from Meadowbrook Country Club with Frank McAuliffe playing on both teams went on to hole #1. The playoff would last 3 more holes as Frank and Travis clinched the victory as Caroline’s par putt on the par 4 third hole just slid by.
To say that Frank and Travis were due to win this event is a bit of an understatement as they lost in a playoff in both 2016 and 2018 and finished one shot back in both 2019 and 2020. So maybe good things due come to those who wait.
We would like to thank our host site Tullymore Golf Club. The staff did a great job hosting and the course was in great shape.
We would also like to thank our sponsors of this event : Sterling Cut Glass, Winston Collection and Evolve Golf for supporting this event and the Michigan PGA Section.
For complete results click below:
mipga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mipga21/event/mipga2136/contest/1/leaderboard.htm ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Frank and Travis! Also, thank you to all who played, Tullymore GC, and sponsors Sterling Cut Glass, Evolve Golf, and Winston Collection!
Very much deserved. Great job Frank and Travis!
Congrats to both of your teams Frankie.
Congratulations Frank and Travis⛳️🏌🏾🏌🏾
Congratulations Travis great job !!!
Congratulations Way to stick with it.
Good luck to Tee-rific - captained by Jeff Stalcup - and IMA Brookwood - captained by Joe Simpson - who will represent Michigan at the PGA Jr. League Regional this weekend!
The Regional will be on September 3-5 at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex Kampen Course.
#DriveToTheChampionship The Orchards Golf Club IMA Brookwood Golf Club ... See MoreSee Less
Advancing to the Regional Drive, Chip & Putt!
After 16 local qualifiers and two sub-regionals, we have our 32 players that will be headed to Oakland Hills Country Club on October 16, 2021.
These kids are one step closer on their road to Augusta. Only one player from each age division will go onto the National Championship.
Help us congratulate the 32 players on advancing to the Regional!
Special thanks to Kent Country Club and
The Orchards Golf Club for hosting. ... See MoreSee Less
2021 Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional Photos at The Orchards Golf Club & Kent Country Club ... See MoreSee Less
Host Pro Jim Deiters and Son Austin Deiters win the St. Andrews Products/Earth Networks Fall Pro-Pro.
Congratulations to the father and son duo Jim and Austin Deiters for taking home the trophy at the St. Andrews Products/Earth Networks Fall Pro Pro. Jim is a Michigan PGA member and the head professional for Midland Country Club and Austin is an employee at Midland Golf HQ.
Mimicking the same format as the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, a LPGA Tour event that is also held at Midland Country Club, we used a 6 hole best ball, 6 hole modified alternate shot and 6 hole scramble.
Two teams – Jim and Austin Deiters and Ben Cook from Yankee Springs Golf Course and Ryan Bayer from Kent Country Club - were tied at -10 under par with scores of 60, which lead to a playoff. The playoff lasted three holes and ended when Jim Deiters sank a 20-foot birdie putt for the win.
Thank you to Midland Country Club for hosting the event! Thank you as well to our sponsors St. Andrews Products and Earth Networks.
For a full list of results visit mipga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mipga21/event/mipga2142/contest/4/leaderboard.htm ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Jim and Austin! What a great day... thank you to Earth Networks and St. Andrews Products for their support, and than you to Midland CC for the terrific hospitality and wonderful golf course. Like a lot of areas, they received a lot of rain recently and the golf course superintendent and his team worked very hard and the course in great tournament condition.
We wish Michigan PGA Members, George Bowman & Scott Hebert, the best of luck at PGA TOUR Champions Stop: The Ally Challenge held August 23-29 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club!
Round 1 Tee Times
Scott tees off #1 Friday at 12:20 PM
George tees off #10 Friday at 12:25 PM
View the Tee Times: bit.ly/TheAllyChallenge21
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Ben Cook Earns Low Club Pro Honors at 103rd PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort May 20-23, 2021
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Over 30 Michigan PGA Professionals have been the program’s “glue,” committing their evenings over the past two decades to golf lessons and bonding.
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This award recognizes individuals who, or entities which, have succeeded in working on behalf of a group of owners – locally, regionally, nationally or internationally – and have garnered significant victory for our members.
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