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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Beaumont Elementary 5th Grade Graduation

This photo gallery of Waterford's Beaumont Elementary is shot by Tim Thompson

http://media.theoaklandpress.com/2014/06/10/beaumont-elementary-schools-2014-5th-grade-graduation/#3

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Riverside Elementary in Waterford Spring Carnival raises much needed PTO money in Pictures

The Riverside Elementary Community held their annual Spring Carnival Fundraiser and the PTO is now able to fund more student programs. Ms. Grambush, several staff members and parent volunteers all helped the students.

http://media.theoaklandpress.com/2014/05/19/spring-carnival-at-riverside-elementary-in-waterford/#1



Monday, April 28, 2014

UD Mercy outlasts Oakland U for Horizon League Championship

Lammers, Titans Charge Past Oakland For Horizon League Championship

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (4/27/2014) --
The Titans went hunting for some Golden Grizzlies today and led by two-time HL Player of the Year and now two-time HL medalist senior Lindsey Lammers (Milan, Mich. / Milan), the University of Detroit Mercy women's golf team won its second straight Horizon League Championship as play came to an end on Sunday at the Par 72, 5,817-yard Las Colinas Course at the Mission Inn Resort.

Detroit began the final round trailing rival Oakland by eight shots, but with four players posting scores in the 70's, the red, white and blue raced past OU with a 311 and won the title by seven strokes in finishing with a 943 (317-315-311). The 943 is tied for the second lowest 54-hole total in school history with the 943 Detroit recorded to win the 2010 championship and behind only the 920 it won with last year.

The victory also means that the Titans receive the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Regional Championships, which will be announced tomorrow live on the Golf Channel between 6-7:00 p.m.

"I told the team last night to just be themselves and play one shot and one hole at a time," said head coach Terri Anthony-Ryan (Golf Pro Beenchwoods, Southfield, Mich.). "I told them that they are used to this pressure and that they are still in it and I don't want the season to end."

The win marked the second-straight year that the Titans have won the trophy and the third time since 2010, with the other two seasons placing second.

Lammers – who broke the school record with her eighth career victory - started the day tied for first and then opened her lead up to as many as three, winning the HL medalist by two shots with a career-best 228 (76-77-75). She tallied a 3-over 75 on the final 18 with 10 pars and three birdies en route to her second career HL title as she won the event in 2012, the only Titan to win it multiple times.

She was All-Tournament for the third-straight year as she recorded nine birdies and 31 pars in the 54 holes, with her 228 the second best score by a UDM golfer at the league championship, behind only Alainna Stefan's 226 in 2010.  Lammers has now also finished in the top nine in 23 of her last 25 events with eight wins and five runner-up efforts since her sophomore year.

Senior Christina Thorne (Kingston, Ont. / Bayridge) was All-Tournament for the second-straight season as she was third with a 233 (79-76-78), her 15th career top-10 tournament. The two-time All-HL performer fired a 78 on Sunday with 10 pars and back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13. She had six birdies on the weekend along with tying for the team lead at 31 pars.

"Lindsey and Christina are just two great players," said Coach Ryan. "Lindsey knows that the pressure is on her every tournament and she continues to play her game, and Christina is right there and always comes up with big shots."

Junior Olivia Richards (Waterford, Ont. / Simcoe Compostie) tied 12th with a 239 (79-81-79) and freshman Sarah Thompson (Canton, Mich. / Plymouth) shared for 17th with a 244 (83-82-79), which tied a season-best.

Richards shot a 79 on the final 18 and played real steady with 11 pars and a birdie on the Par 5 13th hole, while Thompson picked the best time to come through with her best round of the weekend with a 79 as she had 11 pars and a birdie on the Par 4 16th hole.

"On the back nine, I told Sarah that we needed her to match or beat the score Oakland put up and she did that and came up big for us," added Coach Ryan.

Junior Jessica Mallender (Amherstburg, Ont. / General Amherst) tallied a career-low 253 (84-81-88) in the tournament, her first-ever Horizon League Championship appearance.

"Olivia and Jess have been a part of this program for three years and they know what we need to do to win," said Coach Ryan. "Olivia played well today and gave us the score we needed and Jess came up with a score yesterday so when you have your entire team contributing, that is a great sign."

The 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships selections will be announced live via the Golf Channel Monday, April 28, during Golf Central which will air that evening from 6 to 7 p.m (EST). Additionally, the show will be streamed live on the Golf Channel website and posted afterwards on the NCAA website at www.ncaa.com.

The Titans participated in the NCAA Central Regional last year, hosted by Oklahoma at the Jimmie Austin Oklahoma Golf Course, and in the NCAA Central Regional in 2010 at the Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Ind.
 

Titan fans, remember to follow #DetroitsCollegeTeam on Twitter and Instagram at @DetroitTitans and remember to like the Titans on Facebook.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Photo Album from the Michigan Golf Show in Novi

A few weeks back I took several dozen photos from the Michigan Golf show from interviews, booths and more. They appeared in several Journal Register Newspapers. Just click the link below.
 
http://media.theoaklandpress.com/2014/03/11/10077/#1


Tom Greenia has Custom Woodwork for those that collect golf balls

     When you go to the Michigan Golf Show, there are people selling just about everything. I really like the entrepreneurs that come up with a unique idea and run with it. That is the case for Tom Greenia who makes a golf ball collection holder using the State of Michigan as a back drop. As you can see in this 3 minute interview, the holder has several dozen balls in it and is catching interest from many golf courses where golfers have a functional way to exhibit the places they golf and perhaps a hole in one or tournament win.

https://vimeo.com/89509933

Michigan Club Fitters talk about brand names are not always the best and other advice

The Michigan Club Fitters are made up of a group of club fitters the range in their expertise. When looking to purchase clubs, quite often the factory clubs are made with imperfections that retailers do not want you to know about or their salesman are not educated on. In this 4 minute video, they demonstrate some of the things to look for.

https://vimeo.com/89506821

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Junior All-Star at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford has been honored with the 2013 Junior All-Star of the Year Award

 The AJGA will again visit SE Michigan and Michigan in general multiple times this year and the tournaments have received recognition from their staff and sponsors as having many of the best run tournaments in the State. I was lucky enough to be apart of the Randy Wise Tournament winning best Media Coverage award in 2013 and the same goes for an improvement award for the All-Stars tournament which I covered last year as part of Journal Register and 21st Century Newspapers. (The Macomb Daily and The Oakland Press).

The Junior All-Star at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford has been honored with the 2013 Junior All-Star of the Year Award

The Junior All-Star at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford was voted as the Most Improved Tournament of the Year. The Junior All-Star at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford was played at Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
 

UD Mercy Titans Lindsey Lammers is Horizon League Player of the Week


Valparaiso’s Webb, Detroit’s Lammers Tabbed Golfers of the Week
Indianapolis—Valparaiso freshman Peter Webb
(Madison, Wis.) is the Horizon League Men’s Golfer of the Week, while
Detroit senior
Lindsey Lammers
(Milan, Mich.) is the Horizon League Women’s Golfer of the Week for the period of March
6-13.
Webb opened the Bash at the Beach Collegiate Invitational with rounds of 75-74. In the final round, the right-handed golfer
matched the program single-round record with 67. It is the second time this season Webb has tied the program single-round
record. Webb leads Horizon League freshman in scoring average at 74.10.
Lammers had one win and two second-place finishes. In a duel vs.
Seminole State, she posted a T2 finish with a 78. In the
Titan Tri-Match vs. UIC and Seminole State, Lammers fired a 73 to take first-place and also led the Titans to a first-place
finish. It’s the sixth career event she has won. In the Seminole State Spring Break Invite, she again took second-place with a
36-hole total 151. On the season, Lammers has five-top-5 finishes
.
Valparaiso competes March 28-29 at the Beu Mossato Invitational while Detroit tees it up next March 24-25 at the Butler
Spring Invitational.
Other Top Golfers:
Mitchell Moore, Cleveland State
(So., Westerville, Ohio) - Helped the Vikings to a third-place finish at the Benbow Invitational with rounds of
77-70 (147). His final round 70 marked a career low.
Ryann Gilley, UIC
(Jr., Flossmoor, Ill.) - Recorded two-top 15 finishes at the Titan Tri-Match (T8) and the Seminole State Spring Break
Invitational (T14).
Michelle Kleckner, Valparaiso
(Sr., New Brighton, Minn.) - Posted a 164 (83-81) to finish T11 at the Benbow Invitational.
Allyson Hackman, Cleveland State
(So., Brownstown, Ind.) - Led the Vikings to a runner-up finish via her third-place finish at the Benbow
Invitational. Shot rounds of 80-78 (158).
Golfers of the Week:
Sept. 11:
Peter Webb (Valparaiso); Michelle Kleckner (Valparaiso)
Sept. 18:
Tom Boockmeier (Green Bay); Micaela Cronin (Cleveland State)
Sept 25:
Joe Collard (Green Bay); Christina Thorne (Detroit); Aislynn Merling (Youngstown State)
Oct. 2:
Andrew Bailey (Cleveland State)
Oct. 9:
Andrew Bailey (Cleveland State); Sydney Shrum (Valparaiso)
Oct. 16:
Andrew Bailey (Cleveland State); Kassandra Komma (Oakland); Aislynn Merling (Youngstown State)
March 5:
Wil Wittmann (Detroit); Kassandra Komma (Oakland)
March 12:
Peter Webb (Valparaiso); Lindsey Lammers (Detroit

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Strikes N' Strokes Magazine has deals for golfers and is a must read for those looking for deals.

     Mike Goddard is a newspaperman by heart. As a former writer for the Flint Journal after being laid off several years ago, his former coverage beats at the paper never left him. As the publisher of Strikes N' Strokes Magazine, he personally distributes his monthly publication to golf courses and bowling centers across mid-Michigan. He has built a following and handed out 5,100+ papers at the Michigan Golf Show. He talks about his paper and golf deals in this Michigan Golf Scene 3 minute interview.

https://vimeo.com/88879957

You can also find his paper online at:

http://www.strikesnstrokes.com/

Jeff Lesson of Lesson on Golf is the Subject of this weeks Monday Conversation







Jeff Lesson has been doing his Lesson on Golf Show for various media outlets in the 97.1FM family for nearly 20 years. His 2014 show starts this Saturday and Sunday at 7am. Lesson as many of you know talks with PGA pros and owners all over the State of Michigan and hawks golf, his site listed below and has a lot to say about everyone's favorite whipping boy, Tiger Woods in this 3 minute 2014 Golf Show interview.

https://vimeo.com/88880139










Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 Prep and Junior Golf Coverage Details


In the world of technology, things are already changing in the time you had to read this sentence. When it comes to press coverage, 21st Century Media including the Oakland Press, Macomb Daily and their other 10 properties operating from Traverse City to Royal Oak and downriver are being revitalized.
As many of you know, I have been doing primarily video stories on golf tournaments and I was at 26 of them in 2013. This year it has been decided that not many people are watching videos that are ESPN style that I have produced (an average of 300 hits) in the Oakland Press last year. What the various papers are going to are print stories for the paper and online and photo albums. What this means is when I do stories, they will be feature stories (video) and large photo albums. It is all about the clicks. A photo album with 100 pictures that gets 300 hits a piece will get up to 30,000 hits plus the reads on the stories and you have an online newspaper that can charge some serious advertising money when you add up all of the coverage. The feature stories must be interesting to our entire area, not just a very local story that has no interest outside of your school. If it is of interest to the entire State of Michigan or Metro Detroit, then we are all ears. A player or team overcoming something or winning for the first time in awhile or having serious adversity is what we are talking about and you need to get ahold of me.
What this means to you is that you will see me at high school tournaments but for organizations like GAM, PGA of Michigan, Top 50 Tour, Meijer/Adams and the rest, I can write and produce video and photos for your site plus make commercials, promotions, golf instructional videos and feature stories. There is a cost and you can get a hold of me for that.
I will be producing stories, interviews, a possible tv show down the line, rankings and the rest but tournament highlights will be few unless your tour/tournament has a budget to have me come out. You will be able to use anything paid for on your site, my site and the tv show if you purchase my time. Advertising using commercials is also available as well.  
The blog and website will cover course reviews, interviews, standings and rankings for both players and teams for boys and girls. I also will be some college golf tournaments and have interviews with golfers including professionals, golf news makers.
The golf show will have remotes from golf courses and tournaments. It will cover golf newsmakers, tournaments, great golf holes, must play destinations, equipment and course reviews. It will have commercials for sponsors that pay for the remotes and other sponsorship.