Cilluffo Family Short Game Practice Area Construction Underway

Posted on June 27th, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan Golf Courses director Corbin Todd announced architects Chris Wilczynski and Mike DeVries have begun construction on the Cilluffo Family Short Game Practice Area — a five-acre short game area that will help hone the games of some of the nation…

Ben Smith Holds Off Patrick Sullivan to Win 108th Michigan Amateur Championship

Posted on June 25th, 2019
BLOOMFIELD HILLS – Ben Smith of Novi met golf legend Jack Nicklaus on Monday and held the historic Staghorn Trophy Saturday after turning back Patrick Sullivan of Grosse Pointe in the final match of the 108th Michigan Amateur Championship. The 19-year-old Georgia Tech Golfer, who topped Sulliv…

A Solid Recommendation, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 21st, 2019
Soggy is the word that sums up the weather and course conditions across the Central Region so far this season. Putting greens are typically mowed six to seven days a week by June – even in the northernmost parts of the region. However, mowing soft, wet greens at ultra-low heights of cut is risky busin…

Eric Lilleboe of Okemos Wins Michigan Open; Final Round Rained Out

Posted on June 14th, 2019
ACME – Eric Lilleboe of Okemos was declared the winner of the 102nd Michigan Open Championship presented by Grand Traverse Resort & Casino/Yamaha Golf Cars Plus/Lake Trust Credit Union after the final round was rained out Thursday.   “I was ready to play today, I wanted to play today j

Spring 2019 Weather Recap and Summer Outlook

Posted on June 13th, 2019
#TurfChat to discuss the weather we have had this spring & the forecast for this summer with Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen, Professor and State Climatologist for Michigan.  

Sun Deficiency, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 10th, 2019
The theme for many golf courses in 2019 can be summed up in one word: soggy. In fact, the continental United States just had the wettest 12-month stretch in the 124 years since measurements started. This unprecedented amount of precipitation has resulted in numerous challenges for go…

June Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on June 10th, 2019
Welcome to the JUNE 2019 edition of MICHIGAN GOLF JOURNAL featuring: a PGA Tour player’s fight against Muscular Dystrophy…the first-ever LPGA Tour team tournament, coming to Midland…a display of honor in high school golf…a four-generation golf resort…the ri…
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