Christopher Pastotnik

Grip one last trip

Text: Greg Johnson As the leaves begin to change, don’t fall for missed seasonal opportunities for golf in Michigan.   Don’t put away those clubs just yet. In fact, seasoned golfers know there is often one more road trip still available—and it can be combined with a color tour and…

The essentials of aeration

Text: Greg Johnson Jack Thomasma, golf course superintendent at The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe—also known as the course visible to automotive drivers on eastbound Interstate 96 as they approach Grand Rapids—joked the course always looks green from a distance. “The faster you drive by, the better it looks, too,”…

The LYNX fall tour

Text: R. Collins An annual event celebrating the region’s true colors returns to a Michigan golf course. West Michigan has much to offer in the way of dining and drinking experiences, as well as art scenes; but for many, the area’s fundamental quality lies in its natural beauty. The LYNX…

Smooth moves and greens

Crystal Mountain Resort’s Golf Course Superintendent builds consistent conditions through sound practices.   Text: Greg Johnson   Lindsey McPherson of Flushing saw the line on the 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Crystal Mountain Resort’s Mountain Ridge course—a putt that could win the 2017 Michigan PGA Women’s Open…

Surfing the earth

By Greg Johnson Bucks Run Golf Club has jumped on board as one of the first facilities offering GolfBoards in Michigan to members and guests. At Bucks Run Golf Club in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, golfers now have an opportunity to experience the game in a whole new way as they…