Columnist: Tom Lang

Three Pro-Ams at LPGA Volvik Championship 

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Three Pro-Am events will kick off the 3rd LPGA Volvik Championship in late May – one for Mott Children’s Hospital, then the Valor Cup benefitting the Eisenhower Center, followed by the traditional pro-am for the LPGA event.  The 4-day pro tournament, which features many top names from the LPGA Tour and is televised on the Golf Channel, will take place at Travis Pointe Country Club, in Ann Arbor, May 24-27.  Kicking off the […]

LPGA Volvik Championship Gives Amateurs a Shot 

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Amateur female golfers dreaming of a chance to compete in an LPGA tournament can soon sign up for the LPGA Volvik Championship Amateur Pre-Qualifier. The opportunity to play into the professional event will happen on Thursday, May 17 at Ann Arbor’s Leslie Park Golf Course.    The number of amateur qualifiers allowed to advance has expanded from two to three.  “We have the unique opportunity to allow amateur golfers a […]

CC of Lansing Golf Professional John Lindert Running for PGA of America Leadership Post 

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The Country Club of Lansing’s John Lindert is currently serving on the PGA of America Board of Directors and could become the next Secretary of the PGA of America – which eventually leads to the president position – a huge national honor.  If elected in November at the PGA Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., Lindert will start an 8-year volunteer commitment in which he serves two years each as secretary, […]

Forest Dunes The Loop Offers “Dual” Golf Experience 

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The Loop is one of the world’s most intriguing course designs as a fully-reversible layout featuring 18 greens and 36 teeing areas.   Its closest model of comparison is historic St. Andrews, which most golfers don’t realize was designed reversible but is played the opposite direction once per year, each April 1.  The Loop, however, doesn’t require a trip overseas […]

Three Michigan Courses Among USGA Qualifier Sites 

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The 118th U.S. Open will be contested at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, in Southampton, N.Y. (for the 5th time) June 14-17.   Two Michigan courses – Muskegon Country Club and Knollwood Country Club – will host Local Qualifiers, May 7 and May 15, respectively.  In addition, the Battle Creek Country Club will host on June 8 a Sectional for the U.S. Senior Open.  Several U.S. Open champions have advanced […]

SuperStroke Winning Over Golfers

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By Tom Lang  Michigan is known for its many contributions to golf – and that includes a major role most Michiganders are totally unaware of.   The World No. 1 putter grip is SuperStroke, with more than 10 million sold worldwide, and it is based right here in Wixom, Michigan.  One of the company’s biggest fans is 2017 Masters’ champion, Sergio Garcia – who along with putting genius Jordan Spieth […]

Masters Q&A with Former PGA Tour pro Dan Pohl 

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By Tom Lang  Mt. Pleasant native Dan Pohl spent most of his adult life living in Arizona, where he went to play college golf after graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School. Pohl turned pro in 1978, a year after he won his second Michigan Amateur Championship (1975 and ’77).   Pohl tied for first in the Masters in 1982 when he […]

Michigan Course Designer Mike DeVries

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By Tom Lang Like many golfers, course designer Mike DeVries of Traverse City is a huge fan of legendary designer Dr. Alister MacKenzie – known worldwide for his historic designs in England, Scotland and Ireland before coming to America and creating Augusta National, Palmetto Golf Club (SC) and Cypress Point (CA) among a couple dozen […]

Spring Event Designed for Women Golfers

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A fun, social and instructional event geared for women will be held on Sunday, May 20 – the MI Golf League Championship’s inaugural League Women’s Day – at the Emerald Golf Course in St. Johns. The MI Golf League Championship is administered by the Michigan Golf Course Association as a way to facilitate golf in […]

Florida Golf: Streamsong Black

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By Tom Lang If you are a golfer who likes: Wide-open fairways… Sand dunes… Wind swept… Rough-cut edges… Bump and run… Tight lies… Links-style golf… You will love Streamsong Black in Polk County, Florida. It is the latest design of the 54-hole bucket-list resort after the 2013 debut of Streamsong’s Blue and Red Courses – […]
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