The Loon Golf Resort Partner with Golf’s #1 Instructor, Butch Harmon

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2010

The Loon Golf Resort Partners with Golf’s #1 Instructor, Butch Harmon

Golf’s top teacher will participate in pro-am and set up future golf schools


Gaylord, MI – The Loon Golf Resort announces that the games #1 golf instructor is coming to Gaylord, Michigan this summer. Butch Harmon, the games leading golf instructor, and teacher to Masters Champion Phil Mickelson, will host the inaugural Butch Harmon Pro-Am at the Loon, July 30 – August 1. In addition, Harmon will also develop and launch his top golf school at the resort this summer.


This partnership between The Loon Golf Resort and the games top swing coach will solidify The Loon, as one of the premier golf experiences in northern Michigan.


“We are very excited to have Butch Harmon coming to The Loon Golf Resort this summer and helping us create a unique and special event for golfers,” said Matt Preuss, General Manager at The Loon Golf Resort. “This will be one of the must play golf events in northern Michigan this season and a great opportunity for golfers to meet and interact with the games top instructor.”


This exciting event will be a fun filled weekend of golfing, clinics, and great food, together with meeting the games #1 instructor. The format of the event is a two-day 36-hole pro-am played in a four-person team format with Amateurs competing in both gross and net divisions. Butch Harmon will also be on hand participating with private clinics for the contestants, as well as playing holes, and interacting with each group.


The cost to participate in the pro-am event is $2,000 per four-man team. This includes practice rounds on Friday, tournament rounds, Clinics with Butch Harmon, cocktails, meals, as well as awards and prizes. In addition, the first 20 teams to register will receive lodging at the Loon Golf Resort.


Butch Harmon will also be available to members of the media on Friday July 29 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. for a private clinic, press conference, and reception. Media members are also invited to bring their own team to participate in the pro-am at no-charge. Media teams are limited so please contact Kevin Frisch at Fusion Media Strategies – [email protected] for more information.


About The Loon Golf Resort

One of the Gaylord Golf Mecca’s most popular golfing layouts is The Loon Golf Resort, which is one of the premier courses for players in northern Michigan. The Loon appeals to all levels of golfers with multiple tee areas and well-designed bunkers. Since it’s opening in 1994 this golf course has been what “Friendly Championship Golf” is all about. The Loon has generous landing areas, gently rolling fairways, large greens, and some of the most scenic views Northern Michigan has to offer.


The Loon, which is under new management, has made a substantial multi-million dollar investment into the property with expansion and renovations to both the resort and golf course. These new improvements include the development of new high-end lodging facilities, which is sure to attract golfing groups looking for generous accommodations and within walking distance of the first tee. These new town homes will offer spacious four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and all modern amenities. In addition, The Loon has also made significant renovations to its clubhouse, which includes upgrades to the resorts restaurant, as well as a massive deck expansion outside around the exterior allowing more views of what many think is one of the best finishing holes in northern Michigan.


The Loon Golf Resort will also be the new Michigan home of the Butch Harman School of Golf, one of the top golf schools in the country. Harmon, the #1 golf instructor in the the game, works with such top players as Phil Mickelson and Natalie Gulbis. Visit


About Butch Harmon

Butch Harmon has been involved in the golf arena for more than 42 years. His father, Claude Harmon, a renowned club and teaching professional and 1948 Masters Champion, introduced him to the game. Harmon followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming an accomplished player on the PGA TOUR in the early 1970’s. Butch has been voted as the top golf instructor in a poll of his peers as conducted by Golf Digest for 10 years running.

Harmon has been a teaching instructor to several PGA TOUR players, including currently for Masters Champion Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney, 2009 Open Championship winner Stewart Cink, LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis. He has also worked with Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Darren Clarke, Fred Couples, Justin Leonard, and Mark Calcavecchia. Harmon’s students have combined for over 100 PGA, European PGA and Champions Tour victories while under his tutelage. Visit


For more information and to book your team for this summers top pro-am event and meet Butch Harmon call (877) 732-4455 or visit


Media Contact:


Fusion Media Strategies

Kevin Frisch

(989) 614-0241

[email protected]