Michigan PGA Tournament Registration begins March 5 at 9:00am !

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2018 Michigan Section Tournament Season begins this Monday, March 5th at 9:00am ! A big thanks to all of our host facilities as we have another great lineup of sites this year.

Section Event Registration
You can register online by clicking on the  Online Section registration link on the right or login in the Section Tournament Players Club box if you are a PGA member.  If you are not a PGA Member and are signing up for an Open event please click on the Section Tournament Schedule under the Events tab and then click on the actual event and register as a non member.

Due to PCI Compliance the Section can no longer take credit cards over the phone or on faxed or mailed in entries. All credit card payments must be done online.

The 101st  Michigan Open Championship presented by Yamaha Golf Cars Plus is returning to Grand Traverse Resort and  will take place on The Bear –  June 11-14, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to get back up north and play in what will be a wonderful return to Grand Traverse Resort ! Qualifiers are listed on our website by clicking HERE

Section Schedule / Sponsors
We are excited about the 2018 season and the tournament schedule. We look forward to another great first event on April 30th  at the Marriott @ Eagle Crest Resort with the Club Car  Spring Scramble.

The Club Car / Midwest Golf & Turf team will also sponsor the Midwest Golf & Turf Pro Am at The Fortress on July 23rd . This event  is a Pro Am format where your team is entered into both Gross and Net Divisions.

The  Yamaha Golf Cars Plus / Bushnell Pro – Pro Championship will take place on  Monday, May 7th at Franklin Hills Country Club and Bloomfield Hills Country Club. Teams will play both courses  with am / pm shotguns at each course.

After a great first year the  Michigan PGA Professional  Championship  returns  to Flint Golf Club and will take place on August 20-22, 2018.  Participants will also be competing for 9 qualifying spots for the 2019 PGA Professional Championship at this event.

We are excited to announce that Adidas is the new sponsor of the Adidas State Pro Am at Boyne Highlands. Adidas will have a mobile pro shop set up onsite for participants to pick out their tee gifts. This event will take place on June 4th-5th on the Heather and Hills courses.

The year Levelwear  will join Sterling Cut Glass and Evolve Golf   as sponsors of the Pro – Assistant Championship. The event is heading to Forest Dunes and will take place on the original course there on Tuesday, September 4th.

St Andrews Products will join Winston Collection as co – sponsors of the Senior Junior Championship  that will take place on September 24th at the Country Club of Jackson.

The Michigan PGA Section Match Play presented by the PGA Tour  moves to Eagle Eye Golf Club and will take place on October 1-2. The final 16 at this event will once again qualify through your respective Chapter or Senior Organization.

The Section events in  Michigan will wrap up with the year end All Star Pro Golf / Earth Networks Fall Pro Scratch at Barton Hills CC on October 8th.

The  Oakley Pro – Junior Championship  will take place at Forest Akers West at MSU this year on Sunday, August 12th. We are excited to have Oakley back again as the sponsor for this event. The  format is once again a  Shamble with one professional and 3 juniors ages 12-18.

 

New Michigan PGA Kiawah Island Pro Am presented by Linksoul

We are excited to announce that the Michigan PGA Fall Travel Pro Am is heading to Kiawah Island Resort and will take place on October 21 – 24, 2018 and Linksoul will once again be the presenting sponsor ! Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina is located just 40 minutes from Charleston. Kiawah is consistently rated one of the best golf resorts in the world including #1 in the US according to Golf World Magazine.

The pro am will play 3 of the five incredible golf courses including the legendary Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2012 PGA Championship and upcoming 2021 PGA Championship. The Ocean Course was ranked #4 among America’s top 100 Greatest Public Courses in Golf Digest.

In order to guarantee your spot please send in the 3rd page of this entry form.

The lodging pricing below includes accommodations in the luxury resort villas. Participants have the option of either single or double occupancy for this event.

Single Occupancy $2,795 (Teams will each have (2) three bedroom villas)

Double Occupancy $2,495 (Teams will  have (1) three bedroom villas)

* Teams may inquire about renting resort homes for additional fees. Please contact the Justin Phillips (jphillips@michiganpga.com)
* Early lodging nights and lodging nights after the event are available upon request. Please inquire about those rates.

To Register : Please send in the 3rd page of this entry form and pay the deposit online at www.michiganpgagolf.com  or mail in a check to the Section office. You will be able to make the Final Team payments online as well from that Tournament Info Page. We ask that the professional makes the payments online or by sending in a check and collects the money from this amateurs.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 21
6:00pm – 8:00pm. . . . . Opening Party / Registration (Dinner & Open Bar) –Mingo Point

Monday, October 22
7:00am – 10:00am. . . . Breakfast
8:00am – 11:00am. . . . Golf ( Turtle Point ) – starting times off #1.

Tuesday, October 23
7:00am – 10:00am. . . . Breakfast

10:00am – 1:00pm. . . . Golf ( Ocean Course ) – starting times off #1 –  All golfers at the Ocean Course with tee times starting before 12:00pm are required to walk. Caddies are provided, recommended gratuity is $100 per golfer. For those teams that have players that are unable to walk a tee time after 12:00pm will be issued when carts are allowed. Forecaddies are mandatory for all guests utilizing a cart and the recommended gratuity is $50 per player.

Wednesday, October 24
6:30am – 8:00am. . . . . Breakfast
8:00am . . . . . . . . . . . Golf (Osprey Point ) – Shotgun
12:30pm. . . . . . . . . . . Awards Lunch

For more info on the event please also visit www.michiganpgagolf.com  or email Justin Phillips at jphillips@michiganpga.com  .

For more info on Kiawah Island Golf Resort visit https://kiawahresort.com/

 

Team from The Wyndgate wins the Michigan PGA Pro Am presented by Cutter & Buck

Orlando, Fl – This past Monday at The Villas of Grand Cypress the team from The Wyndgate including professional Kevin Muir and his amateur partners Kevin Milliken, Larry Ross  and Dan Kosmalski were able to successfully defend their title and win the Michigan PGA Pro Am presented by Cutter & Buck.

They got off to a fast start with a opening round of (-14) under, 130 on the New Course. They followed this up with rounds of (-12) 132 o the South / East Course and a final round of (-17) under on the North / South Course, good enough for a 8 shot victory. See the top 3 teams below:

1st – 389 – ( The Wyndgate ) Kevin Muir, Kevin Milliken, Larry Ross ,Dan Kosmalski – $300 / player

2nd – 397 ( The Wyndgate) Matt Barton, Derek Gentile, Bill Wardle, John Fox – $200 / player

3rd – 399 ( Ann Arbor Golf & Outing ) – Brian Stange, David Schlaff, Tom McInerney, Rick Taylor – $100 / player

For complete results click HERE

This event kicked off with the opening party on Friday night around the pool where all the teams received their tee gifts courtesy of Cutter & Buck. All of the teams stayed in the villas and club suites on property.

The Villas of Grand Cypress proved to be an excellent venue for this event. The accommodations were outstanding and the golf courses were in great shape. A big thanks to all of their staff for helping put on such a great event.

We would also like to thank Cutter & Buck for stepping up as the sponsor and providing all the participants with the tee gifts.

Team from the Spartan Golf Academy at MSU wins the New Orleans Pro Am presented by Linksoul

New Orleans, LA – Congratulations to the team of professional Chad Kurmel from the Spartan Golf Academy and his amateur partners Rusty Hanna, Brian Miller and Paul Tunink on winning the 2017 Michigan PGA New Orleans Pro Am presented by Linksoul.

This was the first time that the Michigan PGA has visited the Big Easy for its travel pro-am and it proved to be a great destination for this event. All of the teams stayed at the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in downtown New Orleans, walking distance from all the major attractions including Bourbon street. The event kicked off with the opening party on Sunday at Manning’s restaurant, just outside the hotel.

The first round took place at the TPC Louisiana course, home to the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic. It was here that the team from the Spartan Golf Academy jumped out to their early lead with a (-16) under par round of 128 in the 2 net of 4 best ball format.

The second round moved over to English Turn Golf & Country Club. English Turn was originally designed in 1988 for the New Orleans PGA Tour event, which was held at the facility until 2004 and in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina. The leaders continued their fine play with a (-14) under round of 130 in this one gross / one net format. As you can only win the daily prizes once ,the team of professional Jim McGuigan from Twin Beach Country Club and his amateur partners Eli Maroko, Marc Globerman and Dave Raynush took home top honors.

The third and final round took place at the new Rees Jones designed Bayou Oaks South at City Park. City Park originally opened in 1902 and evolved into a four course New Orleans facility: North, South, East and West. However, prior to 2017, the North Course was the only course to be rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. Fortunately as of April 21, 2017, the South Course rejoined the North Course to complete the City Park golf facilities!

Chad and his amateur partners wrapped up the overall championship with a final round of (-17) under par 127 at Bayou Oaks for a three day total of 385 (-47 ) under par, picking up $300 per player. The team of professional Randy Erskine and his amateur partners from Great Oaks Country Club : Ray Harris, Jeff Vogal and Jon Hodges took home second place with a three round total of 408 ( -25 ) under par, winning $200 per player. The team of professional Jim McGuigan from Twin Beach Country Club and his amateur partners Eli Maroko, Marc Globerman and Dave Raynush finished third place overall, picking up $100 per player.

We would like to thank our sponsor of this event, Linksoul. Jim Dougherty, the sales rep for Michigan was onsite Sunday at the opening party as Linksoul supplied all the tee gifts for the professionals and amateurs in the event. This was the third year in a row that Linksoul has sponsored this travel pro-am.

We would also like to thank our host hotel ; Harrah’s New Orleans as well as the three golf courses ; TPC Louisiana, English Turn and Bayou Oaks South Course for helping make this such a great event.

For complete results click HERE

Team from Western Golf & CC wins the All Star Pro Golf / National Car Rental Fall Pro Scratch

Lansing, MI – The Michigan PGA Section wrapped up its 2017 season with the All Star Pro Golf / National Car Rental Fall Pro Scratch on Monday at the Country Club of Lansing. 27 teams competed in this scratch 2 best ball of four format open to Michigan PGA Professionals and Apprentices as well as amateurs that live in Michigan.
The perfect weather with mid- summer like temps and no wind gave way to some really low scores. It was the team of Michigan PGA Professionals from Western Golf & Country Club – Scott Schulte, Steve South ,Josh Proben and PGA / PGM Ferris State student Ben Proben that took home top honors Monday finishing with a 129 total ( -15) under par, good for a one shot victory. It was a great team effort with 13 birdies, 1 eagle and no bogies on the card to pick up their first Fall Pro Scratch title. This win also gives each of these players a 5 year exemption into the Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions.

Coming in second just one shot back with a 130 total was the team of professionals : Matt Thompson from Marshall Country Club, Josh Burt from Gull Lake Country Club, Mark Versteeg-Lytwyn from Island Hills Golf Club and Eric Spencer from The Nightmare GC.

We would like to thank the Country Club of Lansing for hosting this event. The entire staff did a great job and everyone really enjoyed the facility.

We would also like to thank our sponsors of this event. This is the 6th year that All Star Pro Golf has been a partner with the Michigan Section and sponsored this event .We would like to thank our sales rep for Michigan : Tracy Withey for being on site for the event. All Star Pro Golf is one of the United States’ largest pro shop distributor and Star serves public and private courses across the country. The headquarters are in Spencer, Iowa and the Sales and Marketing staff operates out of offices in Des Moines, Iowa. For more info on All Star Pro Golf please visit : http://allstarprogolf.com/index.html

We would also like to thank National Car Rental for their support of this event and the Michigan Section this year. This is a national partnership in conjunction with the PGA of America as National Car Rental sponsors two Pro Am’s in every PGA Section.

For final results click HERE

East Lansing, MI -Congratulations to our 2017 Michigan PGA Omega Player of the Year Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & Country Club. Scott’s highlights included picking up his first Match Play Championship at Tullymore Resort. This 16th Michigan PGA Section Major Championship victory surpasses both Al Watrous and Jeff Roth at 15 majors and makes Scott the all- time leader for major Michigan Section victories by a Michigan PGA Club Professional. This also gives Scott the career grand slam as this was the final major he was missing in addition to the Michigan PGA Professional Championship, Michigan Open Championship and the Tournament of Champions.

Scott finished T16 this year at the 50th PGA Professional Championship at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver Oregon. With this finish Scott qualified for and competed in the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, NC this past August.

Scott finished tied for 7th at the Tournament of Champions and tied for 3rd at the Michigan PGA Professional Championship and then capped off his season with his win at the Northern Chapter Championship.

This is the 8th time that Scott has won the Michigan PGA Section Player of the Year Award. This puts him 3 ahead of the 5 time winners of this award dating back to 1954. Those 5 time winners include : Brian Cairns, Buddy Whitten, Lynn Janson and Walter Burkemo.

Once again this year Omega is the presenting sponsor of the Michigan Section Player of the Year race. Omega has provided $10,000 for those Michigan PGA Members that finish in the top 10 year end points race. OMEGA is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of The PGA of America. The partnership represents a major breakthrough for OMEGA, expanding the innovative watchmaker’s rich history in sports timekeeping and reflecting its commitment to the global growth of the game of golf. OMEGA is responsible for the on-course venue timekeeping at all PGA of America major championships and is a presenting sponsor of your PGA Professional National Championship.

For  the official 2017 year end Player of the Year Points Race click HERE

Congratulations to the following Michigan PGA Members that finished in the top 10:
1 Scott Hebert $2,000.00
2 John Seltzer $1,600.00
3 Kyle Martin $1,200.00
4 Brian Cairns $1,000.00
5 Lee Houtteman $ 900.00
6 Jim Troy $ 800.00
7 Josh Fryer $ 700.00
8 Gary Lewandowski $ 650.00
9 Ron Beurmann $ 600.00
10 Jim Deiters $ 550.00

http://michiganpgagolf.com/23314-2/

Scott Hebert wins record 16th Michigan PGA Major

CANADIAN LAKES – It took one extra hole for Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & Country Club to defeat John Seltzer of Blythefield Country Club in the  Michigan PGA Section Match Play at Tullymore Resort and win his first Match Play Championship and record 16th Michigan Section major championship.

It was a great final match that went back and forth all day with great playing by both Scott and John. Scott was able to take a two up lead with birdies at #7 and #8, both players birdied #9 to make the turn with Scott still 2 up. After John made a great up and down at #10 to half he went on to birdie #11, #12 and #13 to take a 1 up lead. Scott won #14 with a par and they then traded birdies at #15 and #16 to head to #17 all square.

Both players made pars at #17  and #18 to force extra holes. Scott was able to hit is third shot in tight at the par 5 1st playoff hole. John’s birdie attempt slid by and Scott’s putt was conceded to give him the victory. This 16th Michigan PGA Section Major Championship victory surpasses both Al Watrous and Jeff Roth at 15 majors and makes Scott the all time leader for major Michigan Section victories by a Michigan PGA Club Professional. This also gives Scott the career grand slam as this was the final major he was missing in addition to the Michigan PGA  Professional Championship, Michigan Open Championship and the Tournament of Champions.

Scott Hebert has advanced to the finals with his (3 & 1) win over Lee Houtteman from Manitou Passage Golf Club Tuesday morning. It was a back and forth match that remained all square after Lee made birdie at #14. Scott then went on to take control of the match with birdies at both #15 and #16 to go 2 up. After Lee’s tee shot found the woods at #17 he conceded the match. Scott is looking for his first match play championship title.

John advanced to the finals by defeating  Kyle Martin from the Lochmoor Club in the morning 5 & 3.

The final 16 golfers that participated advanced from their chapter or senior organization match play rounds to battle at Tullymore for the Jim Picard Trophy and $3,500 first-place prize out of a $15,100 purse.

For bracket and results click HERE.

Two distinct world-class golf courses welcome golfers to Tullymore, including St. Ives and the award-winning Tullymore course designed by the renowned James Engh, which will play host to the play on Monday and Tuesday. Tullymore is a regular host of championship play, including the Tullymore Classic, which is part of the LPGA’s Symetra Tour.

The 36 holes of golf at Tullymore wind amid 800 acres of glacier-carved rolling Michigan woodlands and wetlands in the captivating Canadian Lakes area. The resort’s accommodations and amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, and two clubhouses with dining service options make for multiple reasons to visit and stay at Tullymore. Visitors choose from a getaway for two in the cozy inns, or a cottage, condominium or rental home.
The resort has won multiple awards and honors including being named Michigan’s No. 1 Golf Resort and one of the Top 50 Golf Resorts in the U.S. in the 2010 Golf World Readers’ Choice Awards. The Tullymore course has earned a five-star rating from Golf Digest several times since 2007 and has been ranked among the top 100 Greatest Courses in America multiple times.

The Michigan PGA Match Play Championship dates to 1980 and is considered one of the four major Michigan PGA championships along with the Michigan Open, Michigan PGA Professional Championship and Tournament of Champions.

Justin Phillips of the Michigan PGA is the tournament director, and he can be reached at 517-641-7421 or JPhillips@michiganpga.com. Gallery is welcome free of charge. More information on Tullymore can be found at www.tullymoregolf.com.

Hebert and Seltzer advance to finals of the Michigan PGA Match Play at Tullymore Golf Resort

CANADIAN LAKES – The Michigan PGA Section Match Play at Tullymore Resort is down to the final two players as  Scott Hebert from Traverse City Golf & Country Club will face John Seltzer from Blythefield Country Club.

Finals: 12:00pm
Scott Hebert vs John Seltzer

Semi – Finals
8:00am – Lee Houtteman vs Scott Hebert ( Scott wins 3 & 1)
8:10am – Kyle Martin vs John Seltzer ( John wins 5 & 3)

Scott Hebert has advanced to the finals with his (3 & 1) win over Lee Houtteman from Manitou Passage Golf Club Tuesday morning. It was a back and forth match that remained all square after Lee made birdie at #14. Scott then went on to take control of the match with birdies at both #15 and #16 to go 2 up. After Lee’s tee shot found the woods at #17 he conceded the match. Scott is looking for his first match play championship title.

Scott Hebert will face off against John Seltzer in  the finals. John took control of his match early against Kyle Martin from the Lochmoor Club going 4 up thru 7 holes. John then holed out from 150 yards on the 11th hole for an eagle 2 to go 5 up. His conceded birdie (2) on hole #15 gave him the 5 & 3 victory. John is looking for his second Match Play Championship title as we won in 2009.

The final 16 golfers participating advanced from their chapter or senior organization match play rounds to battle at Tullymore for the Jim Picard Trophy and $3,500 first-place prize out of a $15,100 purse.

For bracket and results click HERE.

Two distinct world-class golf courses welcome golfers to Tullymore, including St. Ives and the award-winning Tullymore course designed by the renowned James Engh, which will play host to the play on Monday and Tuesday. Tullymore is a regular host of championship play, including the Tullymore Classic, which is part of the LPGA’s Symetra Tour.

The 36 holes of golf at Tullymore wind amid 800 acres of glacier-carved rolling Michigan woodlands and wetlands in the captivating Canadian Lakes area. The resort’s accommodations and amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, and two clubhouses with dining service options make for multiple reasons to visit and stay at Tullymore. Visitors choose from a getaway for two in the cozy inns, or a cottage, condominium or rental home.
The resort has won multiple awards and honors including being named Michigan’s No. 1 Golf Resort and one of the Top 50 Golf Resorts in the U.S. in the 2010 Golf World Readers’ Choice Awards. The Tullymore course has earned a five-star rating from Golf Digest several times since 2007 and has been ranked among the top 100 Greatest Courses in America multiple times.

The Michigan PGA Match Play Championship dates to 1980 and is considered one of the four major Michigan PGA championships along with the Michigan Open, Michigan PGA Professional Championship and Tournament of Champions.

Justin Phillips of the Michigan PGA is the tournament director, and he can be reached at 517-641-7421 or JPhillips@michiganpga.com. Gallery is welcome free of charge. More information on Tullymore can be found at www.tullymoregolf.com.

Roman / Roman win the rain shortened Sterling Cut Glass / Evolve Pro Assistant Championship

Traverse City, MI – With the forecast for rain all day and thunderstorms at times the teams knew going in that there was a chance the 36 hole Sterling Cut Glass /  Evolve Golf Pro Assistant Championship could be shortened to 18 holes. That is exactly what happened as The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort took on too much water Tuesday afternoon and became unplayable.

It was after the 3rd delay that the event was shortened to one round as all the teams had completed at least 18 holes by this point in this 36 hole continuous best ball event consisting of teams of one Professional and one Assistant from the same facility.

At the completion of one round we had 3 teams tied atop the leader board at 67 (-5).  The teams of Rick Slaght and Reed Black from Spring Meadows Country Club, Brian Dice and Mark Lahnala from Orchard Lake Country Club and the team of Jerry and Kyle Roman from Hidden River Golf & Casting Club would all head out for a sudden death playoff.

After playing the par 4 18th hole the teams from Orchard Lake and Hidden River advanced with pars. By then making par at the 1st hole the team of Jerry and Kyle Roman were able to capture their second Pro – Assistant Championship title.

38 teams competed this year in the Sterling Cut Glass / Evolve Golf Pro Assistant Championship at Grand Traverse Resort – The Bear. We would like to thank our sponsors this year – Sterling Cut Glass and Evolve Golf for their support of this event and for being onsite Tuesday.

We would also like to thank Grand Traverse Resort for all of their hard work in hosting this event . The golf course maintenance crew did a great job just keeping the course playable for most of the day to get the 18 holes in.

For final results and payout click HERE

Deiters / Goulding hot start propels win at the 2017 Earth Networks Senior Junior Championship

Ypsilanti, MI – To say that the team of professionals Jim Deiters from Midland Country Club and Brent Goulding from Prestwick Village Golf Club got off to a hot start would be an understatement. In the first round of the Earth Networks Senior Junior Championship at Washtenaw Golf Club they birdied 13 of their first 16 holes on route to an opening round of 59 ( -13).

33 teams participated Monday in this 36 hole best ball event consisting of one PGA Member ages 50 and over and one PGA Member under the age of 50.

After the opening round of 59 the team of Deiters and Goulding held a 6 shot lead heading into the afternoon round over the father son team of Jack Seltzer from the Jack Seltzer Golf Academy and John Seltzer from Blythefield Country Club.

That early lead proved to be enough as Deiters and Goulding went on to shoot a (-4) under par round of 68 in the afternoon, putting them at (-17), giving them a 3 shot victory and their first Senior Junior Championship title.

Making a charge with an afternoon round of 64 was the team of PGA Life member David Horstman and Matt Thompson from Marshall Country Club ,this put them in second place alone at (-14).

Finishing in a tie for 3rd at (-13) were the teams of Dave Kendall from the Kendall Golf Academy along with his partner Ian Ziska from Katke Golf Course at Ferris State and the father son team of Bill Mory from Meridian Sun and Chris Mory from Hawk Hollow.

We would like to thank our host site Washtenaw Golf Club and all of their staff. The golf course was in nice shape and a very enjoyable venue for this event.

We would also like to thank our sponsor Earth Networks. Earth Networks (formerly WeatherBug) works with clubs around Michigan for advanced lightning detection to prioritize member, guest, and staff safety. The Michigan Section has been using Earth Networks this year at all of our events for up to date radar info and text alerts, including during this event as we had a lightening delay during the afternoon round.

For final results and payouts click HERE