Enjoy A Quiet Relaxed Atmosphere On Georgia’s Jekyll Island
The Michigan Golf Journal
by Fred
1M ago
By Mike May If you are seeking a restful and relaxed destination in the Southeast that has everything that you could possibly want, look no further than Jekyll Island, Georgia, in the extreme southeastern corner of the Peach State. With ten miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, kayaking, biking, bird watching, tennis, paddle boarding, horseback riding, fishing, boating, canoeing, croquet, as well as 63 holes of golf, Jekyll Island has it all. With easy access off I-95 and located not far from airports in Jacksonville and Savannah, Jekyll Island is easy to get to. “Jekyll Island is one of ..read more
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Who is Trying to Kill Golf Quicker……LIV or USGA?
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by Fred
1M ago
By Fred Altvater Since 2020 the golf industry has experienced a resurgence of popularity and golf course owners are experiencing the highest levels of profitability they have ever seen. Women and juniors are taking up the game in record numbers and tee sheets at golf courses are filled with enthusiastic golfers. The golf equipment and apparel segments are seeing record sales of golfing paraphernalia. Everything seems to be booming in the golf world, but is it really? When there is big money to be made, others want a piece of the pie. That is exactly what is happening right now and it will alte ..read more
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Men’s Professional Golf Doesn’t Deserve Our Respect or Attention
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by Fred
1M ago
From Kieran Clark, GolfShake.com “I am proud to join LIV Golf and be part of something new that is bringing growth to the sport,” Jon Rahm There it is yet again. ‘Grow the game,’ a nauseatingly trite phrase routinely deployed to justify any questionable decision, or action in the golf industry. Jon Rahm has shown himself to be just the latest golfing mercenary for whom words are cheap in the pursuit of gargantuan signing bonuses and rich tournament purses. How can one criticize him for seemingly turning his back on everything he once believed? He is just trying to admirably ..read more
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MGCA 2023 Award Winners
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by Fred
1M ago
The Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA) announced their award winners for 2023 at their annual meeting. “We are excited to honor award winners that have built legacies and exemplified the spirit of servant leadership in the Michigan golf industry,” Jada Paisley, executive director of the MGCA said. “These award winners have left an indelible mark, not just through their successful businesses but by selflessly supporting their peers and the growth of the industry. It promises to be an unforgettable evening, dedicated to those who have truly made a difference.” Jeff Hoag ..read more
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Shot Scope Unveils My Strategy
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by Fred
3M ago
By Ed Travis   Since it was founded less than 10 years ago, Shot Scope based in Edinburgh, Scotland has been a leader in shot tracking and GPS applications. They now offer a new feature for their mobile app called My Strategy.   My Strategy allows players prior to the round to plot out the best way to play each hole which makes it great for traveling and serious golfers. How many times have you played an unfamiliar course and your ball found a water hazard, or bunker that you couldn’t see and didn’t realize was there?   The APP uses data from 30 of your most recent wood and shot ..read more
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Three Inducted Into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
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by Fred
3M ago
By Greg Johnson, GAM.org   2023 Inductees are Jerry Faubel, Doug LaBelle and Jean Murray Gerald “Jerry” Faubel was the superintendent at Saginaw Country Club for over 35 years and a national turfgrass leader. Doug LaBelle II was a golf professional that played on the PGA Tour, as well as other professional tours around the world. Jean Murray was a standout player, Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) volunteer and high school golf coach. These three join the other 137 members enshrined into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame (MGHOF). The MGHOF, founded in 1982, also presented just a s ..read more
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Cabot Citrus Farms Set For January Opening
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by Fred
3M ago
By Steve Pike   Anyone who has been to Ben Cowan-Dewar’s properties, Cabot Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, or Cabot Highlands in Scotland, knows firsthand that he demands everything be first-class and beyond.   Cabot Citrus Farms will be the most highly anticipated new Florida golf destination in over a decade, when it opens in January.   Cabot Citrus Farms, located just north of Tampa, will have four outstanding golf courses, but it will also have other amenities new to Cabot properties, including a Sporting Club that will offer clay shooting, archery and ax-throwing.   “We ha ..read more
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Pinehurst No. 10 To Open In April…No. 11 Coming Soon
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by Fred
3M ago
By Len Ziehm with Pictures By Joy Sarver   Pinehurst is truly the “Cradle of American Golf’ and continues to grow. The Pinehurst Resort has announced that it will open Pinehurst 10, in April next year. Soon after, the USGA will open Golf House Pinehurst in July, with the World Golf Hall of Fame to be ready shortly after that. The USGA is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Pinehurst and the Hall of Fame is being shifted to the area from St. Augustine, Florida. Construction is well underway on both projects, located between The Carolina Hotel and the first tee of Pinehurst No ..read more
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Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Continues To Impress!
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by Fred
3M ago
By Fred Altvater As every golfer knows, Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (RTJ Golf Trail) with 11 locations stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee state line, is one of the best golf values in the country. As early as the late-1980’s Dr. David Bronner, head of the Alabama state employee retirement fund, was seeking options to widen their investments to benefit the state. He believed that a system of golf courses would not only serve Alabama residents, but would also help lure more industry to the state, thus create more jobs. Most top-name designers rejected Bronner’s idea of b ..read more
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The Five Best Online Websites For Discount Golf Equipment
The Michigan Golf Journal
by Fred
3M ago
From Ed Schmidt Jr; The Golf Travel Guru Buying golf equipment online can be a scary proposition. Knock offs of big-name brands are common and a buyer can never be sure he is getting exactly what he is paying for. After surfing the Internet, we have compiled a list of the best websites, from which to buy discount golf equipment. Global Golf Featuring a massive inventory with every big name brand imaginable, Global Golf offers lots of big discounts and specials on a regular basis. Opened in 2006, Global Golf boasts that, “it combines an unprecedented personal touch with un ..read more
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