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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.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Michigan MHSAA/Junior players preseason rankings all classes

  (65%)   (25%) (10%)
Rank
 
Overall  
Player Name
 
Hometown / School attending
 


 
Events
 
Class
 
Scoring Diff.
 
Str. of Tourn.
 
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
1   163 Nick   Carlson   Hamilton  


  7   2015   -0.44   38.09   0 1 0
2   373 Donnie   Trosper   Canton  


  7   2015   -0.04   62.02   0 3 2
3   390 Andrew   Walker   Battle Creek  


  17   2016   -0.08   65.31   3 8 5
4   549 A.J.   Varekois   Rockford  (Michigan State)  


  8   2014   0.46   71.58   1 1 3
5   596 Brandon   Barrows   Lake Orion  


  9   2015   0.92   65.78   0 4 0
6   601 Max   Rispler   Alto  (South Alabama)  


  13   2014   0.94   65.54   3 3 1
7   749 Andrew   Sarokin   Novi  (Oakland University)  


  9   2014   1.23   71.27   1 1 2
8   828 Glenn   Piot   Canton  


  9   2015   1.35   74.13   0 1 3
9   838 James   Piot   Canton  


  9   2017   1.24   77.44   1 2 2
10   978 Matthew   Zerbel   St. Joseph  


  7   2014   1.70   74.54   1 1 2
11   1087 Matthew   Alderink   Battle Creek  


  9   2015   1.35   87.89   0 6 2
12   1115 Dylan   Deogun   Orchard Lake  


  14   2015   2.14   72.32   2 1 3
13   1122 Zachary   Rosendale   St. Johns  


  5   2017   2.33   68.26   1 1 1
14   1125 James   Kneen   White Lake  (Oakland University)  


  10   2014   2.04   74.92   0 4 1
15   1220 Rishi   Patel   Bloomfield Hills  


  9   2014   2.13   77.95   1 1 3
16   1241 Garret   Buckley   Novi  (Loyola - Chicago)  


  14   2014   2.29   75.55   0 5 0
17   1350 Daniel   Ault   Lansing  (Oakland University)  


  8   2014   2.83   69.61   1 2 1
18   1382 Seth   Terpstra   Grandville  


  5   2014   2.30   82.56   0 2 1
19   1385 David   DeMarois   Brighton  


  17   2014   2.88   70.09   0 4 6
20   1429 Alexander   Scott   Traverse City  


  5   2015   2.96   70.73   0 1 1
21   1469 Joel   Pietila   Rockford  


  8   2015   2.62   80.19   1 0 1
22   1555 Joseph   Torres   Almont  


  8   2014   2.99   75.31   0 1 2
23   1573 Austin   Rivet   Howell  


  5   2014   3.31   69.28   0 1 0
24   1639 Jeremy   Ball   Bloomfield Hills  


  8   2014   3.59   65.81   1 1 0
25   1753 Jack   Weller   Swartz Creek  


  4   2014   2.79   87.76   2 0 1
26   1873 Benjamin   Roeder   Midland  


  6   2015   3.14   84.19   0 2 1
27   1875 Manak   Singh   Troy  


  5   2015   3.52   75.77   0 0 2
28   1894 Benjamin   Zyber   Swartz Creek  


  5   2014   3.42   78.57   0 1 2
29   1897 Brent   Marshall   Rives Junction  


  5   2014   3.38   79.74   0 2 0
30   2012 Kitwana   Ashford   Detroit  


  4   2015   4.48   59.23   0 0 0
31   2027 Dustin   Pumford   St. Charles  


  6   2014   4.18   66.59   0 1 0
32   2031 Michael   Busse   Rochester Hills  


  13   2016   3.75   76.18   1 2 3
33   2036 Bryce   Messner   Howell  


  7   2015   3.57   80.35   0 2 1
34   2134 Eric   Attard   Livonia  


  12   2014   3.83   79.03   0 2 1
35   2136   Joe   Biscaro   Dearborn  


  7   2014   3.97   75.96   0 0 4
36   2149 Ben   VanScoyk   Grand Rapids  


  7   2014   4.13   72.95   0 0 0
37   2155 Mitchell   White   Muskegon  


  8   2015   3.74   81.84   1 1 1
38   2225 Justin   Pahl   White Lake  


  5   2014   4.19   75.83   0 0 1
39   2249 Domenic   Mancinelli   Plymouth  


  5   2014   4.20   76.57   0 1 0
40   2266 Austin   Alexander   Farmingtion  


  7   2015   4.06   80.07   0 0 2
41   2340 Joey   Hildebrand   Bloomfield Hills  


  6   2014   4.30   77.84   0 0 2
42   2443 Spencer   Schab   Grand Rapids  


  6   2016   4.59   75.87   0 1 0
43   2487 Jordan   Mattson   Wyoming  


  6   2014   4.49   80.00   0 0 2
44   2501 Connor   Jones   Shelby Township  


  7   2014   4.75   74.64   0 0 2
45   2577 Alex   Dice   Clarkston  


  4   2015   4.30   87.76   0 2 0
46   2629 Kyle   Petrovich   West Bloomfield  


  4   2015   4.30   89.20   0 0 1
47   2661 Joel   Sneed   Leland  


  7   2015   4.65   82.99   0 1 1
48   2692 Baker   Stevenson   Hartland  


  14   2015   4.92   78.05   0 0 2
49   2779 Andre   Scopone   Ann Arbor  


  15   2015   5.07   77.65   0 1 0
50   2782 Matthew   Goldi   Farmington Hills  


  6   2014   4.26   95.70   3 1 0