The Joy of Amateur Golf
Posted by Susan Smiley on Friday, August 18, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the privilege of helping at some events that really emphasized the reasons I enjoy being part of amateur golf in Michigan.

The GAM held its annual Caddie Championship at Walnut Creek Country Club in late July and I was on scoreboard duty. It was so much fun to see the teams come into the clubhouse after their rounds and gather around the scoreboard to see how they stacked up against the competition. ... View this Post.

My P.J. Boatwright Adventure
Posted by Nick Hovey on Monday, June 05, 2017

As a returning P.J. Boatwright Intern for the 2017 summer, the GAM presented me with the incredible opportunity to attend the P.J. ... View this Post.

Batter Up and Help Youth on Course
Posted by Susan Smiley on Thursday, May 11, 2017

As I write this blog, more than 700 young golfers are registered for Youth on Course in the state of Michigan. We hope that this great, national program that allows its members to play golf for $5 or less at participating courses grows by leaps and bounds in the coming years. ... View this Post.

Selecting the Right Junior Tournaments
Posted by Kyle Wolfe on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

There is an abundance of tournaments for junior golfers thanks to the many great organizations across Michigan and the United States who provide outstanding services to junior golfers and their families.

What tournaments are right for my child? This is a very common question I receive from parents. ... View this Post.

Did Someone Say Free Golf?
Posted by Sal LaFata on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

If you’re like me, the only thing better than golfing with your friends, is golfing with your friends for free. Well, thanks to the GAM and some of our participating clubs across the state of Michigan, you and three of your friends will have that opportunity this season.

Throughout the entire 2017 golf season, the GAM will be hosting a “Course of the Week” contest with the winner each week winning a free round of golf with carts for 4 people.

How do I participate: All you need to do is visit gam.org and login with your username and password. Make sure you submit your best guess as you only get one guess per week.

How do I win: Each week one photo from the selected course will be featured and all you need to do is correctly identify the course. ... View this Post.

Youth on Course Helps Young Golfers
Posted by Susan Smiley on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This year’s spring golf shows – West Michigan Golf Show and Michigan Golf Show - are in the books. It is always great to interact with GAM members in person and hear their plans for the upcoming golf season. ... View this Post.

Setting Goals
Posted by Kyle Wolfe on Monday, March 20, 2017

With golf season just around the corner, it is a good time to set your goals for the 2017 season and beyond. This is a vital process in skill development and will challenge you to become the best golfer you can be.

Before we get started setting our goals we need to understand the difference between process and outcome goals. ... View this Post.

Developing a Junior Golfer
Posted by Kyle Wolfe on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A parent’s role in the development of a junior golfer is extremely critical. All parents want the best for their children. ... View this Post.

Confessions of a Niner
Posted by Susan Smiley on Tuesday, February 07, 2017

I must confess that I am a 9-hole player. Occasionally I might foray into 18-hole territory but for the most part, a 9-hole round fits in better with my lifestyle.

Perhaps growing up within biking distance of a 9-hole course conditioned me to realize way before it was trendy that “nine is fine.” The little 9-hole course also had a driving range and putt-putt so for kids, making it the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon. ... View this Post.

Yoga Can Help Your Golf Game – Even in the Winter Months
Posted by Susan Smiley on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

If you’re a golfer in Michigan and have not been able to get to warmer temps this winter, you are no doubt experiencing golf withdrawal. You might have gotten in a bit of practice at the heated tees at your local driving range or at your favorite golf simulator, but there is something else you can do to help your golf game all year round – yoga.

Before you scoff and say that yoga is not for you, let me tell you that there are at least two people in my Saturday morning yoga class who articulated that their main reason for taking yoga is to help their golf game. ... View this Post.

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