Weather delays Michigan golf season

By Greg Johnson  With the recent snap of winter weather, the Michigan golfing season and course superintendents are on hold.  Fairways and greens were mowed during a recent break in the weather at The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe in Grand Rapids, but it almost wasn’t worth the effort. “We…

Scramble kickoff at Thornapple

By Greg Johnson The Grand Rapids-based golf club launches its 2018 season in earnest with its popular three-man scramble. Although the golf season at the Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe has begun weather permitting, once the 2018 Kickoff 3 Man Scramble takes place on Saturday, April 14, it will start…

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…