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Augusta, MI – Congratulations to the team of Brian Cairns from Fox Hills Learning Center and Ben Cook from Yankee Springs Golf Course on winningread more
#TEAMOF20 Set for PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course Two Michigan Section PGA players – Ben Cook, PGA of Yankeeread more
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The Mission of the Michigan PGA is to “Serve the Members and Grow the Game”.
2 Michigan PGA players, Ben Cook of Yankee Springs Golf Course, and Tim Pearce of Birmingham Country Club, will be playing with the top players in the world in the 2021 PGA Championship next month at Kiawah Island Golf Resort!
Read the full article: http://bit.ly/PGAProfChamp
The inaugural 2021 PGA National Club Championship starts Saturday at Pinehurst, NC! Good luck to our Michigan Amateur players and their PGA Professionals who help coach these champions!
View the tee times here: https://www.pgaclubchamp.org/
WATCH NOW! Black Women in Golf: Celebrating Renee Fluker and the Midnight Golf Program's 20th Anniversary! ⛳️🎉👏🏼🥳
The Michigan PGA is proud to be a part of the Michigan Golf Alliance and it is very nice for the MGA to be recognized by the NGCOA for its efforts this past year!
Watch the Champion Award video now! http://ow.ly/rv6650DjUAb
The 2020 pandemic efforts of the Michigan Golf Alliance have been recognized with the Champion Award by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)!
CONGRATULATIONS to Stoatin Brae Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf and Resort in Augusta, MI! They were named the National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)!
Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/NGCOAawards2020
Congratulations to the Michigan PGA's own John Lindert, PGA who was elected PGA of America Vice President today! John will serve a two-year term. We are so proud!
The Officers and staff are here at the Country Club of Lansing watching what is sure to be a great PGA of America virtual meeting! Where are you watching the meeting?!
We're proud to announce that Stephanie Jennings, PGA, is the first female officer elected to the Michigan PGA Board of Directors!
Jennings will serve as the Section’s Secretary and is the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Eastern Michigan University.
Tune in to @wjrradio (AM-760 Detroit) at 9:18 am today! Guy Gordon will be interviewing our Executive Director, Kevin Helm, on the latest Michigan PGA news including our @TCCasino Michigan Open Championship that kicks off Monday @GTResort!
Listen Live at https://www.wjr.com/2019/06/18/listen-live/
Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Entry Deadline Near
TRAVERSE CITY – Those planning to test themselves against the state’s top golfers in the Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open next month take note: The deadline to enter is next week on Wednesday, May 12, at 5 p.m..
The championship will be played June 14-17 on The Bear course at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in a return to the tournament’s traditional dates and one of its favorite traditional tournament sites. Last year the tournament was delayed until August due to pandemic concerns.
Registration for this year’s nine qualifiers is on the Michigan Section PGA website (www.michiganpga.com). The entry fees are $180 for amateur golfers, $205 for a Michigan PGA Professional and $355 for a non-PGA professional.
For the second consecutive year Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel is the title sponsor for the state championship, which is being played for the 104th time.
Eligibility for the championship is open to all male golfers who have established and maintained a domicile in the state of Michigan thirty (30) days prior to the championship, or any Michigan Section member in good standing having been employed for no less than thirty (30) days at a recognized golf facility prior to the championship
The qualifiers by site include: May 18 - Country Club of Lansing; May 19 - Marriott at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti; May 19 - PGA Member Only Qualifier at Forest Lake Country Club; May 20 – Spring Meadows Country Club; May 24 - MSU Forest Akers West; May 25 - Pheasant Run Golf Club; June 2 – The Moors Golf Club; June 6 – Black Lake Golf Club; June 12 – (3) Spot Qualifier, Traverse City Golf & Country Club (may be used as a first or second attempt).
The Michigan Section PGA annually conducts the state golf championship. This year’s championship is being played on Jack Nicklaus-designed The Bear for the fourth consecutive year and the unprecedented 32nd time in tournament history.
Last year Brett White, a 27-year-old mini-tour professional from Caledonia shot a closing 3-under 69 for a wire-to-wire five shot win on The Bear and took home the John D. Standish Trophy and a $16,000 first-place check. Alex Scott, a Traverse City mini-tour professional and former bag attendant at the resort, made the local gallery happy with a final 70 for 7-under 281 and second place.
The championship annually attracts the top professional and amateur golfers from Michigan and its list of winners includes Michigan Golf Hall of Famers Walter Hagen, Al Watrous, Chuck Kocsis, Walter Burkemo, Dave Hill, Jeff Roth and Scott Hebert.
Michigan PGA information and registration: www.michiganpga.com
About Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos: Owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos offers world-class gaming, golf, dining, and spa amenities in the northwest corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula. The premier properties include Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, along with EDC ventures Turtle Creek Market, Eagletown Market, and more. For more information, visit www.gtbindians.com, www.turtlecreekcasino.com, www.grandtraverseresort.com. ...
Don't miss your chance to compete against the best golfers in the state at the 2021 Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship. The championship returns to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and will take place on The Bear June 14-17
We are excited to have Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel back as the title sponsor again this year as well !
The entry deadline is Wednesday, May 12 at 5:00pm. We have a great line up of qualifying sites including : Country Club of Lansing, Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, Spring Meadows Country Club Forest Akers Golf Courses @ Michigan State University - West Course, Pheasant Run Golf Course, The Moors Golf Club, Black Lake Golf Course and Forest Lake Country Club.
For more info and to register for a qualifier please click the link below:
Congratulations to the team of Brian Cairns from Fox Hills Learning Center and Ben Cook from Yankee Springs Golf Course on winning the 2021 Yamaha Golf Cars Plus / John Bond Pro Pro Championship.
We had a great field of 70 teams Monday competing on both Stoatin Brae Golf Course and Stonehedge South Golf Course in this 36 hole best ball event.
The light rain in the morning round cleared out and made for a nice afternoon. After their morning round of 66 at Stonehedge South Ben and Brian found themselves 3 shots back to the teams of Jacob Connell from Red Run Golf Club and Tim Pearce from Birmingham Country Club as well as the team of Jim Deiters from Midland Country Club and Kyle Dobbs from Walnut Creek Country Club.
Ben and Brian caught fire late in their second round going -7 under on their last 10 holes for a round of 63 at Stoatin Brae, good enough for a 2 shot victory and their first Pro Pro Championship title.
We would to thank our host Gull Lake View Properties and the staff at both Stoatin Brae and Stonehedge South. The golf courses were in great shape and all of their staff did a great job making this event a success.
We would also like to thank our sponsors . This is the 7th year that Yamaha Golf Cars Plus has been a sponsor of this event ! We appreciate their support of this event and the Michigan PGA Section.
We would also like to thank John Bond for stepping up and supporting this event as a sponsor this year as well. John is a Ferris State PGM alum and recently relocated back to his home state now living in Kalamazoo, Michigan after moving from Denver where he was previously with Pukka Headwear.
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Two Michigan Section PGA players – Ben Cook of Yankee Springs Golf Course in Wayland, and Tim Pearce of Birmingham Country Club – will be playing with the top players in the world in the 2021 PGA Championship next month at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
Cook, the Director of Instruction at Yankee Springs and last year’s Michigan PGA Professional Champion, finished third alone Wednesday in the PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car and Rolex at the PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Meanwhile Pearce, an Assistant Professional at Birmingham and the 2019 Michigan PGA Assistant’s champion, finished tied for eighth to earn his shot in golf’s next major championship.
The low 20 scorers in the national championship for PGA of American golf professionals earned berths in the 2021 PGA (May 20-23) at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course.
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The Michigan PGA Section has 3 members in the top 10 heading into the final round of the 2021 PGA Professional National Championship tomorrow on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St Lucie, Florida !
Ben Cook from Yankee Spring GC is T2 at -8, Tim Pearce from Birmingham Country Club is T4 at -5 and Cody Haughton from Red Run Golf Club is T9 at -3. They are all chasing Omar Uresti who is at -15 for the tournament.
Be sure to follow the action tomorrow as these three players compete for a top 20 finish and a spot in the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course in a few weeks.
Cody tees off tomorrow at 1:35, Tim at 1:57 and Ben is in the last group at 2:08. Live Coverage on the Golf Channel begins at 3:00pm.
For more info, leader boards and live scoring click below:
Zavadil, Bastion, Johnson, Kreger win the Club Car Spring Scramble presented by PlayMakar
South Lyon, MI – It took two extra holes to decide the winner as the team of professional Matt Zavadil from Oakland University Golf & Learning Center and his amateur partners Brad Bastion, Chad Johnson and Austin Kreger picked up the win and survived the three- team playoff.
A sold-out opening event kicked off the Michigan PGA Section Tournament season on Monday as 36 teams competed in this 4 person team scramble event at Walnut Creek Golf & Country Club. Cold morning weather a difficult course set up and fast and firm greens made for tough scoring conditions.
At the end of the day we had three teams tied at the top with scores of (-13) under par, 59. The other two teams advancing to the playoff were professionals Jeff Gniewek and Chris Zito from Knollwood CC, PGA Life Member Barry Pearce and Payne Gniewek from Barton Hills CC along with the team of father / daughter Tom Harding from Carls Golfland and Caroline Harding from Meadowbrook CC, Kevin Muir from The Wyndgate and George Bowman from Oakhurst Golf & CC.
On hole #1 of the North Course Chad Johnson made about a 30-foot putt for birdie for his team followed up with Caroline Harding making about a 20 foot putt for birdie to advance their team to the next playoff hole. The team of Gniewek, Gniewek, Zito and Pearce could not get their birdie putt to fall. Down to two teams Austin Kreger rolled in about a 20-foot putt for birdie at the par 3 8th hole to clinch the win for his team !
We would like to thank our sponsors of this event – this is the 30th year in a row that Club Car has been the title sponsor for this event! We would like to thank the team from Midwest Golf & Turf - David Higham, Paul Wiltsie and John Bissell for their continued support of this event. They were all on site yesterday and provided a Hole in One Golf Car for the event.
We would also like to thank our new presenting sponsor PlayMakar. Tim Grombala, their sales representative was onsite yesterday and provided a new Massage Gun from PlayMakar that went to professional Josh Stoddard from Oak Pointe CC for the Closest to the Pin on Hole #9 South.
We would also like to thank or host site Walnut Creek Golf & Country Club for hosting the event. Their staff did a great job, and the golf course was in great firm and fast tournament condition early in the season.
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There is still time to register for the upcoming Yamaha Golf Cars Plus Pro Pro Championship presented by John Bond at Stoatin Brae and Stonehedge South. The event is open to Michigan PGA Professionals and Associates. Teams will play both courses in this 36 hole best ball event on Monday, May 3. The golf courses are in excellent condition and will make for a great event. The entry deadline is Monday, April 26. For more info and to register click below:
Good Luck Kate Brody!
Watch Kate compete tomorrow at the 2021 Drive, Chip & Putt National Championship at Augusta National Golf Club. Kate is Michigan PGA Member, Doug Brody's daughter. Doug is the Head Professional at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. Kate qualified for Nationals at the Oakland Hills Country Club Regional in 2019.
Tune in to the Golf Channel from 8am-1pm tomorrow for live coverage of the Drive, Chip & Putt National Championship.
Do you want an opportunity to compete at Augusta National? Head over to DriveChipandPutt.com and signup for a Local Qualifier near you! ...
The inaugural 2021 PGA National Club Championship starts Saturday at Pinehurst, NC! Good luck to our Michigan Amateur players and their PGA Professionals who help coach these champions:
Oakhurst Golf & Country Club
PGA Professional: George W. Bowman, PGA
Burning Tree Golf Club
PGA Professional: Mark Johnson, PGA
Marquette Golf Club
PGA Professional: Marc Gilmore, PGA
SENIOR MEN'S DIVISION
Sugar Springs Golf Club
PGA Professional: Mark C. Bayer, PGA
Great Oaks Country Club
PGA Professional: Mark P. Maras, PGA
SENIOR WOMEN'S DIVISION
Sugar Springs Golf Club
PGA Professional: Mark C. Bayer, PGA
Stonycroft Hills Club
PGA Professional: Ryan A. Reynolds, PGA
Oakhurst Golf & Country Club
PGA Professional: George W. Bowman, PGA
View the tee times here: www.pgaclubchamp.org/ ...
Black Women in Golf: Celebrating Renee Fluker and 20 Years of Midnight Golf
Over 30 Michigan PGA Professionals have been the program’s “glue,” committing their evenings over the past two decades to golf lessons and bonding.
Michigan Golf Alliance | 2021 Champion Award
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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Watch how Renee Fluker, Founder and President of the Midnight Golf Program, has teamed up with the Michigan PGA since 2001 to impact Detroit area youth using golf. This story will tug at your heartstrings!