Mich.) So those tempting Pure Michigan golf commercials have you ready
to throw your clubs in the trunk and make a getaway to one of those alluring
courses? Okay, but what happens en route when thinking about your overall game,
the sour swing, the wild slices, the chunked chips, and the inevitable lost
balls? Yep, suddenly you take your foot off the pedal and slow down. You might
even pull over to the side of the road and reconsider your plans.
if you’re lucky, you’ll drive on and enroll instead at an award-winning golf
school at one of two award-winning Michigan golf courses. If you’re lottery
lucky, you’ll enroll at both! Beginning May 12-15, the acclaimed Kendall Golf
Academy, based in Ypsilanti at Miles of Golf, will be on the road and
conducting a series of golf schools at Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon and
at Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood.
grateful to be partnering with such superb golf properties as Forest Dunes and
Tullymore,” said Dave Kendall, a two-time Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year and
founder of Kendall Academy. “They are outstanding destinations for serious and
casual golfers alike and so we’re particularly excited about being there and
sharing our expertise.” In addition to Kendall, the schools will be led by
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Seltzer and Lynn Janson as well as
former Michigan PGA Golf Professional of the Year Frank McAuliffe. All of them
have won numerous state championships.
Forest Dunes which recently opened a new 14-room hotel, the Kendall/Seltzer
Getaway School returns for a second year. It will offer a series of two-day
schools in the spring and summer months along with one-day schools in June,
July and August. The two-day schools feature instruction each day on
fundamentals, full swing and wedge game essentials and conclude with an 18 hole
round with one of the accomplished instructors/players. Package rates include
meals, practice facility usage, golf rounds, instruction and on-site lodging.
in northern Michigan, Forest Dunes GC is one of the state’s most celebrated
golf courses. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, it was rated #23 by Golf Digest in
its America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses list and #2 in its Best Public
Courses in Michigan rankings. It boasts a 10-acre practice facility which will
be the venue for the classes.
school—the Kendall/Janson Academy School—will be held at Tullymore Golf Resort
in Stanwood, only an hour’s drive north of downtown Grand Rapids. It too offers
top-notch facilities and amenities. The resort’s two award winning golf
courses, Tullymore and St. Ives, along with excellent practice facilities and
on-site accommodations, deliver an ideal location for the Kendall/Janson
Academy School. Tullymore, designed by Jim Engh, was honored as Golf
Digest’s Best New Upscale Public Course in 2003 while St. Ives, designed by
Michigan’s Jerry Matthews, is a perennial 5-star rated course by Golf
Tullymore, each school will have a maximum of three students for each
professional instructor. During the stay for the school, each golfer receives
several hours of morning instruction in all aspects of the game, meals, tee
gift and afternoon rounds of golf, while playing alongside a PGA professional
instructor and championship-honed player. Lodging is included for the two- and
rates for the Kendall Golf Schools range from $595 to $1195—depending upon days
of instruction. On certain dates, there’s an option of adding a third day with
more short-game emphasis. For a complete listing of dates, rates, directions
and school components, please visit these respective websites: www.forestdunesgolf.com/kendall
registration at Forest Dunes, call 855-275-1222. At Tullymore, call Scot
Cucksey at 800-972-4837, ext. 251.
more information on Kendall Academy, visit www.milesofgolf.com/lessons/
or call 734-645-2322.