Gary McCord kicks off the 100th Michigan Amateur Championship at Boyne – The Heather

Golf Association of Michigan NEWS  

Jan. 25, 2011
Golf Association of Michigan Communications Department


Gary McCord kicks off the 100th Michigan Amateur Championship at Boyne – The Heather

The Golf Association of Michigan and Boyne Resorts announced today that CBS commentator and former PGA Tour player Gary McCord will kick off the 100th Michigan Amateur Championship – the oldest golf tournament in the state – at Boyne Highlands June 20.

“We are very proud here at Boyne Highlands to have the privilege in hosting the 100th Michigan Amateur,” said Bernie Friedrich, Boyne President of Operations. “Our intent was to make this event very special, and having Gary McCord here is certainly a first step.”

McCord will conduct a golf clinic in the afternoon and will be the keynote speaker at the Champions Dinner that evening. McCord, who has been a CBS golf commentator since 1986, is known for his witty rapport and outspokenness. He turned professional in 1971 and had two second-place finishes on the PGA Tour at the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1975 and 1977. In addition he had almost two dozen top 10 finishes, but never a championship. Fans may also know him from his appearance in the 1996 film Tin Cup or from his books Golf for Dummies and Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists. Since 1999, McCord has enjoyed much success on the Champions Tour and continues to do public speaking and work as a golf analyst for CBS.

“This is the perfect way to kick of this very special event,” said GAM Executive Director David Graham. “We are very proud to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of this storied event. Players and fans are in for a real treat in June when they come to Boyne Highlands for the ultimate celebration of amateur golf.”

The 100th Michigan Amateur runs from June 21-25 at Boyne Highlands The Heather course.
Boyne Resorts has put together a very impressive golf package to commemorate this historic event. Golfers can save on season-long golf and lodging with their 100th Michigan Amateur Championship package: $100 per person, based on double occupancy and availability – a savings of $75.