LANSING – Benny Cook of Yankee Springs Golf Course in Wayland celebrated his 28th birthday with a bunch of birdies in winning the Michigan PGAread more
Lansing, MI – The rain has continued overnight and into today and has forced us to reschedule the semi final and final matches of the Michigan PGAread more
Stanwood, MI – For the team of teaching professional Frank McAulliffe and assistant professional Travis Dodson from Meadowbrook Country Clubread 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!
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The field is set, and the course is ready. Our #DriveChipandPutt Regional Qualifier at Oakland Hills Country Club is officially underway! Next stop, Augusta!
Follow along with all of today's action here! ➡️ bit.ly/DCPRegional ... See MoreSee Less
Players and families joined us tonight at Oakland Hills Country Club at our Champions Dinner for making it to the #drivechipandputt Regional!
Action starts tomorrow at 10am! Find the event tee times and results here ➡️ bit.ly/DCPRegional ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
The GAM Team rallied for a 9.5 - 8.5 win in the 49th Fuller Cup Matches Tuesday at Prestwick Village. The PGA Team pushed things to the final match on the course.
Enjoy some photos from the day.
And here's the scoring:
49th Fuller Cup Matches
Tuesday, Oct. 12
Prestwick Village Golf Club
GAM players on left, PGA on right
TIED Dan Ellis, Bradley Smithson vs. Chad Kurmel, John Seltzer
PGA Wins 4 and 3 Ryan Johnson, John Quigley vs. Tim Pearce, Scott Brotebeck
PGA Wins 3 and 2 Tyler Copp, Charlie DeLong vs. Scott Hebert, Gary Lewandowski
PGA Wins 2 and 1 Anthony Sorentino, Brad Bastion vs. Josh Fryer, Matt Zavadil
TIED Mike Anderson, Jimmy Chestnut vs. Brian Cairns, Josh Proben
GAM Wins 5 and 4 Tyler Rayman, August Meekhof vs. Jeff Roth, Scott Cook
PGA 4, GAM 2
TIED Dan Ellis vs. Chad Kurmel
PGA Wins 1-up Bradley Smithson vs. John Seltzer
PGA Wins 4 and 3 Ryan Johnson vs. Tim Pearce
GAM Wins 3 and 1 John Quigley vs. Scott Brotebeck
GAM Wins 2 and 1 Tyler Copp vs. Scott Hebert
GAM Wins 1-up Charlie DeLong vs. Gary Lewandowski
GAM Wins 1-up Anthony Sorentino vs. Josh Fryer
GAM Wins 3 and 1 Brad Bastion vs. Matt Zavadil
PGA Wins 3 and 2 Mike Anderson vs. Brian Cairns
GAM Wins 6 and 5 Jimmy Chestnut vs. Josh Proben
PGA Wins 2-up Tyler Rayman vs. Jeff Roth
GAM Wins 4 and 3 August Meekhof vs. Scott Cook
Singles GAM 7.5, PGA 4.5
FINAL SCORE: GAM 9.5, PGA 8.5 ... See MoreSee Less
The PGA Team leads the GAM 4-2 after the morning four-ball matches in the 49th Fuller Cup. The PGA was powered by three winning duos and two tied matches. The 12 singles matches to conclude the competition have teed off. Check the link below for scores. www.gam.org/?TeamMatches&view=Fuller%20Cup%20Pairings
In the photo, Tim Pearce of Birmingham CC and Scott Brotebeck of Flint Golf Club on the second tee. They won their morning match 4 and 3. ... See MoreSee Less
Pearce, Husse, Shapin and Nowosielski win the PXG Fall Pro Scratch
Lansing, MI – With weather postponing the PXG Fall Pro Scratch one week the Michigan PGA Section wrapped up its year one week later on Monday at the Country Club of Lansing . The rains finally stopped and the sun came out and provide a beautiful day.
It was the team of professionals Scott Shapin and Mark Nowosielski from Pine Lake Country Club along with Tim Pearce from Birmingham Country Club and Darren Husse from Warwick Hills Country Club that took home top honors with a score of -11 under, 131 to win by one shot in this 2 best ball of 4 format.
Finishing one shot back at -10 under were the teams of professionals Steve Wakulsky from Owosso Country Club, Ron Beurmann from the Country Club of Jackson and Jim Deiters and Jordan Miller from Midland Country Club along with the team from the host site with professionals Logan Simmonds and Kevin Corbett from the Country Club of Lansing and their amateurs partners and coaches on the MSU Golf team – Casey Lubahn and Dan Ellis.
The golf course was in great condition and provided a strong test with thick rough from all the rain this past week. We would like to thank CCL and all of their staff for putting on such a great event.
We would also like to thank out sponsor PXG. This was the first time that PXG has sponsored this event and it was nice to have the Michigan Sales Rep Scott Schulte out onsite to show off all the new products from PXG.
For complete results click below :
mipga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mipga21/event/mipga2183/contest/1/leaderboard.htm ... See MoreSee Less
Prestwick Village Hosting GAM, PGA Teams for 48th Fuller Cup Matches
HIGHLAND – Prestwick Village Golf Club, which earlier this summer hosted the 100th Michigan PGA Professional Championship, is hosting the 49th Fuller Cup Matches Tuesday.
Top amateur golfers representing the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) and top PGA professionals representing the Michigan Section PGA (PGA) square off in a Ryder Cup-like format with six four-ball matches and 12 singles matches to determine a winning team.
FootJoy is the clothing sponsor for the matches.
Award-winning Prestwick will challenge the golfers with a variety of holes, including some links style, traditional parkland and some carved from woodlands. Located just north of Milford in Highland Township on 426 acres of natural, rolling terrain amid a family-focused community, Prestwick was designed by architect Ron Garl. The course can play to as many as 7,142 yards but features six tee positions.
In addition to the historic Michigan PGA Professional Championship this year, four Michigan Open Championships were recently presented at Prestwick Village and the club has also hosted various GAM tournaments and GAM and USGA qualifiers over the last several years.
Brent Goulding is the director of golf, and Eric Davey the superintendent at the private club that also features one of the nation’s top-ranked golf ranges/practice centers.
Representing the GAM this year will be James Piot of Canton, Tyler Copp of Ann Arbor, Bradley Smithson of Grand Rapids, Tyler Rayman of Otsego, Jimmy Chestnut of Royal Oak, Brad Bastion of Shelby Township, John Quigley of Sterling Heights, Charlie DeLong of DeWitt, Mike Anderson of Northville, Anthony Sorentino of Rochester Hills, August Meekhof of Eastmanville and Ryan Johnson of New Boston.
Representing the PGA will be Scott Brotebeck of Flint Golf Club, Tim Pearce of- Birmingham Country Club, Brian Cairns of Fox Hills Learning Center, Scott Hebert of Traverse City Golf & Country Club, Josh Fryer of Franklin Hills Country Club, John Seltzer of Seltzer Golf School, Jeff Roth of BOYNE Golf Academy, Chad Kurmel of MSU Forest Akers West, Gary Lewandowski of Tullymore Golf Club, Matt Zavadil of Oakland University Golf & Learning, Scott Cook of Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe and Josh Proben of Western Golf & Country Club
Last year, the GAM Team won 13-5 at Cascade Hills Country Club. It was the third consecutive win for the GAM and seventh in the last 11 years. The PGA, however, leads 34-12-2 in the series that started in 1971.
The format has changed over the years, but the matches are presented to promote sportsmanship, friendship and quality golf among professionals and amateurs. The matches are named for the late Ernest Fuller, a Michigan golf course developer. The GAM team is selected through the use of the GAM Honor Roll and availability and the PGA selects its team via money list standing and availability.
Find more information on the Golf Association of Michigan at GAM.org. Find more information on the Michigan PGA at michiganpga.com. Learn more about Prestwick at pvgcc.com.
49th Fuller Cup Matches
Tuesday, Oct. 12
Prestwick Village Golf Club
GAM players on left, PGA on right
9:00 James Piot, Bradley Smithson vs. Chad Kurmel, John Seltzer
9:10 Ryan Johnson, John Quigley vs. Tim Pearce, Scott Brotebeck
9:20 Tyler Copp, Charlie DeLong vs. Scott Hebert, Gary Lewandowski
9:30 Anthony Sorentino, Brad Bastion vs. Josh Fryer, Matt Zavadil
9:40 Mike Anderson, Jimmy Chestnut vs. Brian Cairns, Josh Proben
9:50 Tyler Rayman, August Meekhof vs. Jeff Roth, Scott Cook
1:30 James Piot vs. Chad Kurmel
1:30 Bradley Smithson vs. John Seltzer
1:40 Ryan Johnson vs. Tim Pearce
1:40 John Quigley vs. Scott Brotebeck
1:50 Tyler Copp vs. Scott Hebert
1:50 Charlie DeLong vs. Gary Lewandowski
2:00 Anthony Sorentino vs. Josh Fryer
2:00 Brad Bastion vs. Matt Zavadil
2:10 Mike Anderson vs. Brian Cairns
2:10 Jimmy Chestnut vs. Josh Proben
2:20 Tyler Rayman vs. Jeff Roth
2:20 August Meekhof vs. Scott Cook ... See MoreSee Less
Our next and last group of Drive, Chip & Putt competitors are from the Girls 7-9 division!
Qualifying from the Orchards Golf Club Sub-Regional, we have Lilo Tsai (left) and Victoria McCulloch (right). Lilo is from Ann Arbor, MI and started playing in golf tournaments in the fall of 2020. Her favorite thing about golf is when she wins and gets a big trophy! Victoria is from Shelby Township, MI and started playing golf when she was 6 years old! Her favorite thing about golf is riding in the golf cart!
Qualifying from the Kent Country Club Sub-Regional, we have Anna Li (right) and Anya Oostveen (left). Anna Li is from Okemos, MI and started playing golf when she was 6 years old. Her favorite thing about golf is that it’s really challenging. Anya Oostveen is from Mattawan, MI and started playing golf when she was 4 years old. Her favorite thing about gold is putting and riding in the cart.
Good luck to Lilo, Victoria, Anna, and Anya as they compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional at Oakland Hills Country Club!
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Our next Drive, Chip & Putt competitors are from the Boys 7-9 age division!
Qualifying from the Orchards Golf Club Sub-Regional, we have Brennan Brandel (left) and Maddox Mulnix (right). Brennan is from Saginaw, MI and started playing golf at the age of 3 years old. One fun fact about Brennan is that his highest bowling game is 245! Maddox is from Parma, MI and started playing golf when he was 2 years old. One fun fact about him is that he’s a Michigan fan, while the rest of his family are Michigan State fans!
Qualifying from the Kent Country Club Sub-Regional, we have Theo Maczka (right) and Emerson Studebaker (left). Theo is from Grand Rapids, MI and started playing golf when he was 4 years old. One fun fact about him is that he is the youngest of four boys! Emerson is from Grandville, MI and started playing golf when he was 5 years old. One fun fact about Emerson is that he rocks the faux hawk. It’s his signature look!
Good luck to Brennan, Maddox, Theo and Emerson as they compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional at Oakland Hills Country Club !
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Our next Drive, Chip & Putt competitors are from the Boys 10-11 age division!
Qualifying from the Orchards Golf Club Sub-Regional, we have Robbie Melendez (right) and Zane Rueger (left). Robbie is from Ann Arbor and started playing golf when he was two years old. His favorite thing about golf is being with his family! Robbie's favorite DCP skill is drive! Zane is from Saline, MI and started playing golf when he was 3 years old. Zane’s favorite thing about golf is being with his dad and trying to beat his best score. His favorite DCP skill is chip and putt, he loves the short game!
Qualifying from the Kent Country Club Sub-Regional, we have Bentley Coon (right) and Landen Windbacher (left). Bentley is from Jackson, MI and started playing golf as soon as he could stand up. His favorite thing about golf is having fun! Bentley’s favorite DCP skill is putt, because it takes a lot of focus. Landen is from Traverse City, MI and started playing golf at 5 years old. His favorite thing about golf is competing and that you can always get better. Landen’s favorite DCP skill is chip, because there’s different ways to hit shots!
Good luck to Robbie, Zane, Bentley and Landen as they compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional at Oakland Hills Country Club!
#DriveChipandPutt ... See MoreSee Less
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