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K-MARTIN SPECIAL: Lochmoor’s Kyle Martin Wins Michigan PGA Match Play 1

K-MARTIN SPECIAL: Lochmoor’s Kyle Martin Wins Michigan PGA Match Play

September 22, 2020

LANSING – When Lochmoor Club head professional Kyle Martin finds time to practice his golf game, he most often chips and putts instead of heading to

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Join Chelsea Guoynes, Kim Shafer, PGA Jr. League Captain Cole Meinke and the Director of coaching education for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Chris Snyder October 6th and learn how PGA.Coach can be incorporated into your future lesson plans.

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K-MARTIN SPECIAL: Lochmoor’s Kyle Martin Wins Michigan PGA Match Play Championship at Country Club of Lansing

LANSING – When Lochmoor Club head professional Kyle Martin finds time to practice his golf game, he most often chips and putts instead of heading to the practice tee.
“It can obviously save you and I proved that today,” Martin said after winning the Michigan PGA Match Play Championship Wednesday at Country Club of Lansing.
He had to fight off five-time champion Brian Cairns of Fox Hills Golf & Learning Center in the afternoon championship match, 1-up, and won the Match Play title for the second time. His first Michigan Section major championship win was in the 2015 Match Play at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath.
“My driver wasn’t the greatest in the final match, but my short game kept me in there,” Martin said. “Then I made some birdies on the back nine and that got me through.”
Martin, 36 and a Grand Rapids native in his first year as head pro at Lochmoor in Grosse Pointe Woods after serving several years as an assistant, turned back Scott Cook, the 30-year-old general manager at The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe in Grand Rapids, 3 and 2, in the morning semifinal round.
Cairns, 56, a Michigan Golf Hall of Fame member and a finalist eight times in the Match Play Championship, knocked off defending champion, fellow Hall of Famer and 17-time section major championship winner Scott Hebert, the director of golf at Traverse City Golf & Country Club, 3 and 1, in the other semifinal.
“To get this one is great,” Martin said after accepting the $3,200 first-place check. “It was really nice to get the monkey off my back and to get another win. It is the match play, but it’s a major and now I want to get one of the stroke play ones for sure, too.”
Martin never trailed in the final match and even led 2-up after winning the par 5 No. 6 and par 3 No. 7 holes with chip-and-putt par saves.
Cairns jumped back into the match and evened things up by the turn. He won No. 8 with a 35-foot birdie putt, and No. 9 with a par when Martin couldn’t get up and down from a greenside bunker.
Martin went up again with a two-putt birdie on the 616-yard par 5 No. 12 hole, which he reached in two shots, and then Cairns tied the match at the par 5 15th with a conceded birdie after Martin had tree troubles off the tee.
The final lead for Martin came at No. 16, a short par 4 where he hit his approach shot from the right rough to three feet for birdie. The duo traded pars on No. 17 and traded birdies on No. 18. Cairns hit it to within one foot for a conceded birdie on his final approach shot, and Martin made the six-footer for his final birdie to tie the hole and seal the win.
“I made birdies to get the lead early against Scott this morning, and then made some good par saves, and then against Brian I made the saves early and the birdies later,” he said. “It was great playing against Brian. He cracks me up with some of his antics, but I’ve always looked up to him and (Scott Hebert) and it was a pleasure to play against Brian. He isn’t easy to beat. We joke that he can get up and down from a garbage can, and he can, so he’s ever out of it by any means. It’s a treat to beat him.”
Cairns joked that beating long-time rival Hebert in the semifinal made his week, and then offered that Martin has expanded his game in recent years.
“K-Mart has a great short game, and he’s added a nice fade out there, too,” he said. “It’s great to see he keeps working on his game and is taking it to the next level. I don’t mind losing to a guy like him, it was a beautiful day and the golf course was just spectacular. The greens were perfect. I have no excuses. Kyle beat me. He’s a true gentleman and a good player.”
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1 week ago

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The semifinal matches are underway in the Michigan PGA Match Play Championship at the Country Club of Lansing this morning !

Scott Cook - Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe vs
Kyle Martin - Lochmoor Club

Brian Cairns - Fox Hills Learning Center vs
Scott Hebert - Traverse City Golf & Country Club

For live scoring click below:
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The semifinal matches are underway in the Michigan PGA Match Play Championship at the Country Club of Lansing this morning ! 

Scott Cook  - Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe vs
Kyle Martin - Lochmoor Club

Brian Cairns - Fox Hills Learning Center vs
Scott Hebert - Traverse City Golf & Country Club

For live scoring click below: 
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Good to see BC and Hebes in matching uniforms.

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Final 4 is set in the Michigan PGA Match Play Battle at the Country Club of Lansing

LANSING, MI – The Michigan PGA Section Match Play Championship presented by the PGA Tour is down to the final four and will be decided on Wednesday at the Country Club of Lansing.

Some familiar names and 3 past champions are back in the final four this year as the 2017 and 2019 champion Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & Country Club, the 2015 champion Kyle Martin from The Lochmoor Club , and five time champion Brian Cairns from Fox Hills Learning Center ( 2014, ’13, ’11, 10, 1997) have all advanced by winning two matches on Tuesday.

Joining them is Scott Cook from the Golf Club at Thornapple Point. Scott advanced to the final four by defeating Adam Schumacher from Point O Woods in the am and then with a nice birdie on the final hole defeated Josh Burt from Gull Lake Country Club in the afternoon round of 8.

Scott will take on Kyle Martin in the semifinal match tomorrow morning as Kyle needed all 18 holes in both matches as he defeated Jordan Young from the Fox Hills Learning Center 1up and Matt Zavadil from Oakland University 2up in the round of 8.

The other semifinal match sets up a rematch of the finals last year with Scott Hebert taking on Brian Cairns. Scott defeated Kyle Wittenbach from Ferris State University 5 & 4 in the morning round of 16 and Mark Hill from Grand Traverse Resort & Spa 4 & 2 in the afternoon. Brian defeated Bob Ackerman from the Bob Ackerman Golf Academy 5 & 4 in the morning round of 16 and Tom Harding from Carls Golfland 2 & 1 in the afternoon.

The final 16 golfers that participated advanced from their 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 $15,000 purse.

The semifinal matches will tee off at:
8:30am – Kyle Martin vs Scott Cook
8:40am – Brian Cairns vs Scott Hebert

The complete bracket and more tournament information can be found at www.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.
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Final 16 in Michigan PGA Match Play Battle at the 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 $15,000 purse.

Five-time champion Brian Cairns of Fox Hills Learning Center in Plymouth (2014, ’13, ’11, ’10, 1997) leads the field among five former champions in this year’s final 16. The other past champions are 1982 winner Bob Ackerman from the Bob Ackerman Academy, the defending 2019 and 2017 champion Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & Country Club, 2015 champion Kyle Martin of the Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe Woods and the 2001 and 2002 champion Tom Harding from Carls Golfland.

Other notables in the final 16 include the 2018 runner up Kyle Wittenbach, golf coach at Ferris State University. The 2020 Michigan PGA Champion Ben Cook from Yankee Springs Golf Course qualified for the final 16 but is unable to compete as he has qualified for and will be participating in the rescheduled PGA Tour’s Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship this same week.

Rounding out the Eastern Chapter section of the bracket joining Kyle Martin include Jordan Young from the Fox Hills Learning Center, Cody Haughton from Red Run Golf Club and Matt Zavadil from Oakland University.

In the Western Chapter section, it is Josh Burt from Gull Lake Country Club, Scott Cook from the Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe and Adam Schumacher from Point O Woods Country Club.

Mark Hill from Grand Traverse Resort and Scott Ashley from Lakeside Links Golf Course join Scott Hebert and Kyle Wittenbach in the Northern Chapter section.

Kevin Muir from The Wyndgate joins the three past champions, Brian Cairns, Tom Harding and Bob Ackerman in the Section 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 www.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.
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Get ready gents! The course is in great shape and the greens are lightening fast.

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Don't miss out on the final Michigan PGA Section event of the year - Ace Indoor Golf Fall Pro Scratch on Monday, October 5 at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.

The format for this event is a 2 best ball of four – no handicaps. It is open to Michigan PGA Members & Associates as well as Amateurs that live in Michigan. The only team stipulation is that each team must have a minimum of one Michigan PGA Member or Associate. Teams may consist of all 4 Michigan PGA Members & Associates, just can’t have a team with 4 amateurs and non pga professionals are not allowed to participate.

For more info and to register click below :
mipga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mipga20/event/mipga2033/index.htm
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Dont miss out on the final Michigan PGA Section event of the year - Ace Indoor Golf Fall Pro Scratch on Monday, October 5 at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.

The format for this event is a 2 best ball of four – no handicaps. It is open to Michigan PGA Members & Associates as well as Amateurs that live in Michigan. The only team stipulation is that each team must have a minimum of one Michigan PGA Member or Associate. Teams may consist of all 4 Michigan PGA Members & Associates, just can’t have a team with 4 amateurs and non pga professionals are not allowed to participate.

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Are you a PGA Member interested in running a PGA Jr. League? Then mark your calendars and join us for the PGA Jr. League Web Series!

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Are you a PGA Member interested in running a PGA Jr. League? Then mark your calendars and join us for the PGA Jr. League Web Series!

 ***PGA Jr. League Web Series***
*Join Us Every Tuesday in October*

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October 13, 1 PM/ET - Why are in House Leagues so Successful
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Father and son team of Denis and Darren Husse win the Fall Pro Pro !

East Lansing, MI – It took an eagle on their final hole of regulation and a 3 hole playoff for the father son team of Denis Husse from Tyrone Hills Golf Course and his son Darren Husse from Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club to win the Michigan PGA Fall Pro- Pro and their first win together as a team !

Thirty teams teed it up on Wednesday in the Michigan PGA Fall Pro Pro at MSU’s Forest Akers West Golf Course. This 18 hole event featured a little different format as the two person teams played 6 holes best ball, 6 holes scramble and 6 holes modified alternate shot.

Denis and Darren took performed their best in the difficult modified alternate shot format going (-4) under in those 6 holes that included a birdie and an eagle on their final two holes , #16 and #17. This put them at (-8) under and a round of 64. Also finishing at (-8) under was the host team from Forest Akers West with professionals Bryan Harris and Chad Kurmel.

The playoff started on Hole #18 with both teams making par there using the modified alternate shot format. The playoff then went to Hole #1 where the teams tied again with par’s, this time playing the scramble format. It was on the third playoff hole, Hole #8 where Darren Husse made a birdie, 4 on this par 5 in the best ball format to clinch the win.

The defending champions - Ben Cook from Yankee Springs Golf Course and Ryan Bayer from Kent Country Club finished in third place just one shot out of the playoff with a round of 65.

We would like to thank all the staff at Forest Akers West for helping us put on this event and providing such a nice venue.
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2 weeks ago

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Today we are highlighting a Michigan PGA HOPE Metro Detroit Graduate, Patrick Lee.

Chief Lee is a United States Army Veteran who retired after 28 years of service. He served in the U.S Invasion of Panama, The Persian Gulf War, Iraq, and Afganistan.

Patrick participated in Metro Detroit’s PGA HOPE Program where he received lessons from PGA Member, Buddy Whitten. "It (PGA HOPE) helps veterans get out of the house which greatly helps with depression and suicidal ideology. I believe this program can really help veterans that suffer with PTSD and depression." -Lee

Thank you for your service, Patrick!

Learn how you can assist PGA HOPE and Veterans like Patrick at michiganpga.com/pga-reach/military/
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Today we are highlighting a Michigan PGA HOPE Metro Detroit Graduate, Patrick Lee. 

Chief Lee is a United States Army Veteran who retired after 28 years of service. He served in the U.S Invasion of Panama, The Persian Gulf War, Iraq, and Afganistan. 

Patrick participated in Metro Detroit’s PGA HOPE Program where he received lessons from PGA Member, Buddy Whitten. It (PGA HOPE) helps veterans get out of the house which greatly helps with depression and suicidal ideology. I believe this program can really help veterans that suffer with PTSD and depression. -Lee
 
Thank you for your service, Patrick!

Learn how you can assist PGA HOPE and Veterans like Patrick at https://michiganpga.com/pga-reach/military/Image attachment

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Special Thanks to Michigan PGA Hall of Famer and PGA HOPE Instructor Buddy Whitten. Buddy recently instructed 5 of Michigan veterans for Metro Detroit's first ever PGA HOPE Program.
Now its your turn to give back! By taking this quick survey you can provide valuable information on what you and your facility is doing to help Veterans in Michigan.

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Special Thanks to Michigan PGA Hall of Famer and PGA HOPE Instructor Buddy Whitten. Buddy recently instructed 5 of Michigan veterans for Metro Detroits first ever PGA HOPE Program. 
Now its your turn to give back! By taking this quick survey you can provide valuable information on what you and your facility is doing to help Veterans in Michigan. 

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