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…

Colorful air-work

By Greg Johnson An annual event returns to Shanty Creek Resorts later this month, brightening the Bellaire sky with air balloons. Hot air balloonists take to the sky in colorful splendor once again during the third annual Balloons Over Bellaire community event on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, and host…

On the Green with Bucks Run’s Jon Conklin

By Mary Winowiecki [caption id="attachment_520" align="alignright" width="300"] Putting Course[/caption] Jon Conklin, a Professional Golf Association member, may have had his start in the private side of the golf industry, but for the past nine years his attention has been fully focused on creating the most enjoyable public golfing experience possible.…

Summer Fun at Shanty Creek Resorts

By Mary Winowiecki Nestled among Michigan’s picturesque Chain of Lakes in Antrim County, Shanty Creek Resorts could have written the book on “getting away from it all.” With its perfect combination of lush forests and pristine inland lakes, this northern destination is a true retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of daily…