Dusting the clubs

Text: Greg Johnson A Grand Rapids-based golf course is offering a new winter golf training program. People in Michigan are often quick to tuck their golf clubs away in the winter, but Gary Smithson, PGA Professional and director of Golf at The Mines Golf Course in Grand Rapids, is giving…

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,”…