Jonathan (Jon) Scott

Posted on April 26th, 2020
Jonathan (Jon) Scott, President of Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort, passed away suddenly April 23 and will soon be laid to rest by his family. Jon’s family and his many friends will miss Jon greatly and remember him dearly. Jon passionately promoted golf and related businesses at the local, sta…

Golf & Executive Order 2020-59

Posted on April 24th, 2020
    Specific Maintenance Information from Executive Order 2020-59 4. No person or entity shall operate a business or conduct operations that require workers to leave their homes or places of residence except to the extent that those workers are necessary to sustain or protect li…

Get Out In Front of Coronavirus Safety or Get Run Over

Posted on April 22nd, 2020
By Michael Burns, ASE It is being reported that employees working under essential employee status are not only starting to walk off the job but are filing safety violation complaints with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) if they feel that their em…

Seed, Feed And Weed In One Step, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on April 20th, 2020
  Establishing turfgrass from seed in the spring certainly has its challenges. It is a race against time for the seedlings to mature enough to be able to withstand stressful summer conditions and to outcompete invading weeds. Although you cannot control the weather, there are options for sup…

GAM Announces Players of the Decade

Posted on April 16th, 2020
The GAM recently announced its Players of the Decade, Tom Werkmeister of Grand Rapids and Christine Meier of Rochester Hills, along with the Senior Players of the Decade, Julie Massa of Holt and Randy Lewis of Alma. Werkmeister, a Detroit native, has been a five-time GAM Player of the Year and in the l

Statement from the Michigan Golf Alliance

Posted on April 15th, 2020
  The Michigan Golf Alliance is aware of various media reports in the past two days about the status of golf courses in relation to the Governor’s Executive Order. We understand the frustration many facilities and golfers feel.  
Our group has been in contact with a…

Safe and Effective Use of Cleaners and Disinfectants

Posted on April 15th, 2020
    Before discussing how to clean and disinfect surfaces it’s important to understand the terms. Cleaners are products that remove dirt or contaminants (including germs) from surfaces. Soaps and detergents also attack the lipid membranes of viruses (part of the reas…

2020 Golf Association of Michigan Superintendent Award of Merit

Posted on April 13th, 2020
FARMINGTON HILLS – Steve Hammon, the golf course superintendent at Traverse City Golf & Country Club has been selected as the 2020 Golf Association of Michigan Superintendent Award of Merit winner. The Superintendent Award of Merit is among a handful of awards normally announced during th…

Executive Order 2020-42 (COVID-19)

Posted on April 13th, 2020
New information regarding golf on the Q&A page regarding Executive Order 2020-42 FAQs .

Q: Are golf courses allowed to stay open? 
A: No. While EO 2020-42 contemplates outdoor activity, opening a golf course to the public does not fall under the designation of critical infrastruc…

Michigan Golf Journal, APRIL 2020 edition

Posted on April 9th, 2020
  APRIL features an honorary reprint of a fun golf Q&A with Tom Izzo, a look at golf’s downtime, Hybrids designed just for amateurs, former Kazoo TV sports reporter Kraig Kann’s life before and after The Golf Channel, a CONTEST for a free trip to Thunder Bay Resort, how Pete Dye…
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