Columnist: Tom Lang

First TrackMan Range in North America Open at Carl’s Golfland

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The same high-tech training technology that virtually every professional golfer uses in practice at home and on the range at PGA and LPGA tour stops is now available to amateur golfers – but at no cost – and only at Carl’s Golfland. Carl’s Golfland in Bloomfield Hills became the first location in North America to […]

Student-Teacher Video Communications

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When a golfer cannot meet with their instructor in person as often as they’d like, the next best option seems to be the technology of video sharing through ‘the cloud’ with the V1 Golf app, a winner of Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for ‘Best Swing Analyzer’ two consecutive years. With the V1 app on […]

Northern Alabama Golf

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Landscape like northern Michigan but with a longer season.   Due to the influence of the Appalachian Mountains to the east, northern Alabama is very hilly and sometimes mountainous – making for great golf and other outdoor activities for visitors from the Midwest. The Robert Trent Jones Trail is a well-documented collection of 26 golf […]

2017 Miss Golf Anika Dy

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Anika Dy, a junior at Traverse City West High School, led the Titans to their second state championship the last three seasons. She also claimed the individual Division 1 state title for the second consecutive time with a 36-hole 3-under par. Her scoring average in the fall of 2017 was a phenomenal 69.6, and out […]

Michigander Brian Stuard on the PGA Tour

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Jackson native Brian Stuard isn’t the type of personality seeking to be a household name. Still, the idea of it happening one day doesn’t turn him off, either. “It would be nice, but it’s hard for me to think about considering myself at that level,” Stuard said before a fund raiser in Michigan in the […]

French Lick Resort: Spring comes earlier in southern Indiana

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By Tom Lang What an incredible one-two punch – one that just might knock you off your feet. French Lick Resort’s Pete Dye Course and Donald Ross Course – nestled upon and into the rolling hills of southern Indiana – are rated the No. 1 and No. 2 best public golf courses in the state […]

Stoatin Brae Has Great First Season

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By Tom Lang AUGUSTA – Gull Lake View Resort president and third-generation owner Jon Scott in 2015 called his family’s newest project – Stoatin Brae Golf Course – “wide open, windswept, broad shouldered, open skies.” It’s all that and more. Stoatin Brae opened to public consumption in the fall of 2016 with limited rounds on […]

  Boyne Golf Academy with GEARS Full Body Monitoring

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GEARS captures a golfer’s full body motion by using 26 sensors, plus six additional sensors attached to the player’s club.  The system, which also integrates eight high-speed cameras to capture every moment, processes the resulting data with software to provide a full analysis of every angle of a player’s swing. Until recently, GEARS’ 3D scanning was […]

Sr. PGA Championship Coming to Benton Harbor for Fourth Time

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The world’s top golfers ages 50 and above will descend upon a renewed Benton Harbor for the fourth time, May 24-27, to shoot it out in the 79th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship along the shores of Lake Michigan.    Fans wanting an up-close look at players like Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Rocco Mediate, Colin Montgomerie, […]

RTJ Trail Boasts Good Golf in Alabama

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By Tom Lang The PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship – won by Grayson Murray over the summer – showed off 1/26th of what’s good about golfing in Alabama on the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Played at Grand National, located in the University of Auburn region of the state, the pro tournament host course is […]
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