Michigan Open Presented by DTE at The Orchards

The Michigan Open Championship presented by DTE will be played Monday through Thursday (June 10-13) at The Orchards in Washington, Mich., (62900 Campground Rd.) and the Michigan PGA welcomes any and all coverage by local and state media outlets.


Greg Johnson will coordinate media services, and media interested in covering the event should contact him for access, media room information, etc.  CALL him at 616-560-8995, or EMAIL him at [email protected].  He can be found in tournament week in the media room of the golf club. Johnson is the media coordinator for a second consecutive year, and previously covered 28 Michigan Open championship while working for The Grand Rapids Press.

Justin Phillips of the Michigan PGA is the tournament director, and he can be made available for comments through Johnson or by contacting Justin at the Michigan PGA (517-641-7421).

Daily reports and results, as well as some select photos, will be sent out each day through the event, and an advance story will arrive in your email later this week.  Scoring will be available through links at Facebook and Twitter will also carry information and links to information and pictures through the week. For information about the Orchards, see

Radio stations and shows take note that Johnson is available for on-air interviews, and that player interviews can be set up through him.

Barrett Kelpin of Kalamazoo is the defending champion. Last year’s win in the Michigan Open was his first professional event, and he also won a NGA Tour winter series event over the winter.

The state’s top pros and amateurs are lined up for the event, including six-time Michigan Open and Michigan PGA champion Scott Hebert of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Last year’s Michigan Amateur champion, Drew Preston of Grand Rapids, has turned professional, and is also in the field. More news on players in the field will be published leading up to the tournament’s first round.


CONTACT:  Greg Johnson 616-560-8995 or [email protected] or [email protected]

OR: Justin M. Phillips, Director of Tournament Operations, Michigan PGA, Office: 517-641-7421, Fax: 517-641-7830, [email protected]