FORE! The Good of the Game
THREE RIVERS — All area courses are open for the good of the golfers for the season, offer fine wine, drinks, beer and dine, each with their own atmosphere, venues and menus.
Pine View Golf Club is the only 36-hole golf course in southwestern Michigan. The layout and schedules provide for more leagues, events and open play on a daily basis than any golf course in Michigan and northern Indiana. The list of their leagues appeared in the Three Rivers Commercial-News last week.
The weather hasn’t been conducive to warm, dry, spring golf but their league season will be in full swing by the end of this week at the Pulver Road location in Three Rivers.
On the horizon, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will host the 5th Year Apprentices four-person Scramble on Saturday, May 13. All money raised will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to fight juvenile diabetes in honor of B. J. Decker. The JDRF is improving lives and curing Type 2 diabetes. See Pine View’s classified ad and sign up, today!
Island Hills Golf Club on Stonegate Drive, Centreville, is holding their Big Hole Tournament, Sunday, May 7. It’s a three-person team scramble format. See their classified ad in the Three Rivers Commercial News for more details.
Island Hills is the only golf course in the area that offers golf packages to include occupancy in their three-villa complex on the course! Their weekends are all but filled for the season, with some weekday outing and tournament openings available.
The COURSE to success starts with the PGA Junior Golf. Southwest Michigan Golf League is played at Island Hills during the season. The six-team league includes the Island Hills team for boys and girls, ages 13 and under. They learn and enjoy the game of golf from PGA and LPGA Professionals like Rory McIlroy. The other teams are from Marshall Country Club, Tomac Woods, and Foundation Golf Center. You can register at www.PGAJLG.com. More next week!
Sauganash Country Club is the only country club in the area featuring an 18-hole track at the oldest course in southwestern Michigan. You can read their ads in the Three Rivers Commercial-News about the Tee Box Dining Restaurant, all-you-can-eat fish dinner held over the weekend. Darcy Jones, popular area guitarist/singer, was the entertainment.
The Tee Box is open to the public. The first tee is open to the public on a limited basis for golf. It’s best to call for information, and tee times. Special golf leagues and events will be scheduled in the near future.
St. Joe Valley Golf Club is well known for their challenging 18 holes as the shortest, well played course in the area. Don and Sue Powell are the co-owners; Don is the professional golfer, having grown up in the area. Many will remember him from his days at Pine View Golf Club.
St. Joe Valley still has openings on Tuesday and Wednesday Ladies Leagues. Two dates for fundraising events begin with Friday, May 12 for the United way four-person Scramble with a 10 a.m. Shotgun. They still have openings for players. Call for information; 467-6275.
Their second event will be held Saturday, May 20. The Burr Oak School, four-person Scramble Fundraiser will begin with a 2 p.m. Shotgun start.
All you golfers out there, choose your course, choose your tournament, and choose your league. All these courses are well within driving distance and the greens fees are reasonable, with memberships available at most golf clubs.
If the nasty golf weather persists, consider sharpening your golf skills by driving out to The Dome in Schoolcraft.
Remember, now. This newspaper is bringing you weekly golf information FORE! the good of the game!
You can find most of these area golf courses’ advertising every day in the Three Rivers Commercial-News, online and in the Penny Saver on Sunday.
Did you hear about the guy who didn’t know what it meant when someone hollered FORE! on the golf course? He said, “I didn’t know what the golfer meant when he hollered. I turned towards him. Then, suddenly, it hit me!”