- Detroit Golf Club is named the Michigan Course of the Year (Below)
- Michigan PGA- It took all summer but Scott Hebert wins a major (Michigan Golf Scene)
- Spartans Capture Mary Fossum Invitational Title-Women's Golf (MGS Pg.)
- Scott Hebert wins PGA in Texas
- B1G/MAC Players of the Week (Week 6)
- Michigan Golf Scene has its latest show (1.15) Ally Challenge stand alone show. Big interviews and stories (MGS Page)
Pretty much everyone penciled in the Lions for a loss against Kansas City before the season and people doubled down in the week leading to the Chiefs visiting Ford Field. Well, not so fast my friend. With the Lions leading 10-o and keeping 2018 MVP Patrick Mahommes on the sidelines was excellent execution.
Unfortunately, the Lions could not keep the KC offense off the field all day and they do what they do best... score.
Still, officiating always affects NFL games and no matter what the league decides, a play or two affect the end of the ballgames. Take the Golladay catch in the endzone following a Chiefs turnover. He was ruled out of bounds and the Lions subsequently turn the ball over and later give up a 101 yard fumble return for a touchdown that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Still, the Lions offense clicked with youngsters Golladay and T.J. Hockensen who most likely will miss some time due to a possible concussion.
This Lions team is jelling but one glaring problem is clock management. With three minutes left in the game after the Lions go ahead score, did anyone not see that Mahommes had way too much time to drive the Chiefs for a score? Matt Patricia certainly needs help with managing timeouts and clock possession. There have been too many times he has made mistakes and really has no feel on how to solve this problem.
Great time for a bye week. With Stafford, Jarrod Davis, Hockensen and others out, they need the time to grind out the next portion of the NFL season.
From 9.23 So your Detroit Tigers have lost 17 games in a row. Proud to say I have NOT watched even one out of this lost season. Have you seen this movie before and knew the team was woefully equipped to compete in the MLB this year. Does anyone have any faith in Al Avila or Chris Illitch? If so, shame on you. Feel sorry for Ron Gardenhire. Only as much as his suffering has outlasted his pocketbook. He is paid well but at what point do you just walk away from the money for a real job?
The Ally Challenge in Grand Blanc is a terrifically run tournament with a top notch sponsor fully invested with both Allied Bank and McLaren Hospitals on board through 2025. Saturday was popping with well over 30,000 fans their to watch Jack Nicklaus, Dierks Bentley, Kid Rock and Henrik Zetterburg. Did you notice I did not mention the outstanding field of former PGA Tour winners and golf hall-of-famers? The concert was great. There were almost no fans there on Sunday. They might spread the great Saturday such as the concert to draw more fans. The date change should help attendance next year.
Jim Harbaugh was hired to be the savior of the Michigan football program. Six years into his reign, this 12th ranked Wolverines was taken to the woodshed in Camp Randall. The truth is for all of Michigan's alleged talent, does anyone think they can stop anybody or have an offense that can beat the best teams in the B1G? Nope. Harbaugh can coach as he did a super job at Stanford and with the San Fransico 49ers. Why hasn't it worked in Ann Arbor? Harbaugh better figure it out before the pot gets hotter as the schedule will prove much tougher through November.
Ally Challenge: 17th With the help of Kid Rock, Dierks Bentley, Jack Nicklaus and Henrik Zetterburg, Warwick Hills 17 revisits the crazy scene of years ago.
The Ally Challenge: Who is more excited, Tom Izzo to meet the Legends or the Legends to meet Izzo?
DETROIT BOWLING HALL OF FAME ELECTS SIX NEW MEMBERS
The Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame Committee, a committee of the Metro Detroit -USBC (MDUSBC), has elected six new members to its Hall of Fame and named three others for special awards. This will increase the number of hall of fame members to 277.
Yvonne Jones of Troy, Gerald Johnson of Taylor, Edward Mintz of Canton, David Eatmon of Ferndale, Debra Dickerson of Detroit and Carol Roberts of Ferndale earned their place in the prestigious Hall. Paul Gross of Farmington Hills, Thomas Strobl of Bloomfield and Diane Voight of Farmington Hills will receive special awards.
Jones has been named to the Women's All-City team five times, including as captain in 2006. Other first team honors were in 1999, 2000 and 2005 and second team in 1997.
She won the Detroit Women's Bowling Association (DWBA) all-events in 2005 with an impressive score of 2,156. She followed it up by winning the DWBA Queens in 2006.
She was named Female Bowler of the Year in the 2015-16 season by the Detroit Bowling Senate of the TNBA.
Her career statistics include fifteen 300 games and three 800 series, including a high of 825. Her career high average is 227 in the 2006-07 season.
Johnson captained the MDUSBC Senior All-City team in 2019. He's earned three other Senior All-City second team nods in 2013, 2014 and 2017. In 2019, he
also won a MDUSBC Men's Series event and the season-long Cup. He won a PBA Regional Senior/Super Senior Doubles title in 2016 with Mike Chapman.
In Senior Singles Open competition, he's won 20 titles and was the first inductee into the organization's Hall of Fame. He also is a six-time Bowler of the Year.
In TNBA competition, he was the Bill Rhodman National champion in 1991; the Rhodman Central Region champion in 1991 and 2000; and the Rhodman Senior champion in 2016.
He has at least sixty-four 300 games and twenty-three 800 series with a high of 857. His career high average is 242 in the 2012-13 season. Mintz won the MDUSBC team title in 2012 and 2017; doubles in 2013; singles in 2016 and all-events in 2016. Additionally he was a member of the Michigan State team, which won in 2018.
For nine consecutive years (2011-2019) he's been named to the MDUSBC Senior
All-City first team and the MDUSBC All-City team on four occasions (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017). He's won two Senior Singles Open titles; six Senior Motor City Classic titles and two National Senior Bowling Association titles.
He has a career average of 192 for 37 USBC Open Championships. For his career, he has at least thirty-five 300 games and at least thirty-two 800 series with a high of 857. His high career average is 249 in the 2012-13 season.
Veteran Eatmon won the Greater Detroit Bowling Association team title in 1987 with the Biggs' Bombers team. Twice he earned second team Senior All-City honors (2006 and 2009).
He participated in the All-Star league for 35 years, amassing six titles. He also won the Joe Paulus Sportsmanship Award five times. For 14 USBC Open Championships he's averaged 201.
He served on the MDUSBC Board from 2009 until 2011.
He has twenty-five 300 games and eleven 800 series with a high of 867. His career high average is 236 in the 2008-09 season. Veteran Dickerson has been named to the MDUSBC Senior Women's All-City team five times between 2007 and 2013, including captain in 2009.
Her team won the Michigan State USBC WBA four-person team title in 2017 and the MDUSBC Women's team title in 2009.
She was named TNBA Female Bowler of the Year in 2010 and was a member of the TNBA Women's team champion in 2015.
She served as a director on the board of the Detroit Women's Bowling Association from 2003-2006 and the MDUSBC board from 2006 until 2019. She was named MDUSBC Volunteer of the Year in 2011.
To her credit she has one 300 game and one 800 series, a high of 832. Her high average is 217 in the 2005-06 season.
Roberts earns her place in the hall in the Meritorious Service category as a long-time league officer as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, in addition to being a fine bowler.
As a competitor, she won the 2003 Michigan State WBA Senior Queens title and was on the MDUSBC Women's championship team in 2013. She was named to the MDUSBC Women's Senior All-City team in 2007. She has participated in the local Women's championships for 39 years; state Women's championships for 32 years; and the national Women's championships for five years. In addition to being a long-time league officer, she has been a WIBC/USBC member for 47 consecutive years, since 1971. She regularly attends the MDUSBC Annual membership meeting, has served as an Association Representative since 2006, has been a delegate to three Michigan State USBC annual meetings and one WIBC convention.
Her career high game is 299; high series 780 and high average 203. Paul Gross will be honored with the Thomas W. McKay Award for a lifetime of service to the sport of bowling. Thomas Strobl will receive the Judge Watts Award for making outstanding contributions to the promotion of bowling.
Diane Voight will receive the George Prybyla Industry Award presented for someone involved in the ownership or management of a bowling center that has contributed to the promotion of the sport.
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EAST LANSING – Founded in 1899, Detroit Golf Club has evolved for over a century into a graceful, challenging and picturesque property with history and pedigree at every turn.
Accolades have been many and the latest is its selection as the 2019 Michigan Golf Course of the Year by the Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA).
“What better golf course to represent our industry than Detroit Golf Club,” Jada Paisley, executive director of the MGCA said in making the announcement. “The quality of the course and the excellence of the management team outshone other contenders for this recognition.”
From humble beginnings as a six-hole course, the now 36-hole footprint stands in Detroit as a symbol of renovation and resurgence in the City of Detroit. The 2019 inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club brought a PGA TOUR event back to Michigan. Over the past decade, DGC presidents strategized on how to make the course tournament worthy and it paid off with a tournament that drew rave reviews.
“We are both proud and humbled to have been selected Golf Course of the Year,” said Derek Jacques, chief operating officer for Detroit Golf Club. “That’s two major wins for DGC and Detroit in one year.”
The MGCA Course of the Year Award honors a member course that meets four criteria: exceptional quality of the course; exceptional quality of ownership and management; outstanding contribution to its community; and significant contribution to the game.
Detroit Golf Club’s history is immersed in the tradition of the game and the fabric of Detroit. The clubhouse, designed by Albert Kahn in 1916, continues to welcome a wide cross-section of individuals, families, business leaders and more to a beautiful setting and a broad range of activities for all ages. DGC features two signature golf courses designed by architect Donald Ross, the legend behind many of North America’s premier courses.
In addition to championship golf, the club’s amenities include an aquatics center, athletic facilities, children’s amenities, casual dining options and more. Over the years improvements have been made to the golf course grounds, but with a strong desire to preserve the unique history of the club and its courses.
DGC, one of Michigan’s original great golf courses, added to its history with the nationally televised Rocket Mortgage Classic and the PGA TOUR showcasing a grand part of Michigan golf.
“Detroit Golf Club put us back on the map,” said MGCA Board President Robert Koutnik of Fox Run Country Club in Grayling. “Hundreds of thousand golfers and golf fans got a glimpse at our great state and city because of Detroit Golf Club. We’re back!”
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 21, 2019) – No. 6 seed Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania swept No. 4 seed Jason Sterner of Rochester, New York, 2-0, in a best-of-three-game championship match to win the first FloBowling PBA ATX Invite and a $25,000 first prize Saturday at Dart Bowl.
Streamed live by PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling, O’Neill, an 11-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour titlist, was among eight PBA Tour stars in the non-title elimination event who earned berths by finishing in the top eight in USBC Cup points during the nine-tournament FloBowling PBA Summer Tour.
O’Neill took the first game of the title match with a dominating 257-176 win and was able to continue the momentum heading into the second game beating Sterner 237-215 for the victory.
“I was able to stay with my game plan and didn’t have to deviate much from it,” said the 37-year-old O’Neill, “I was able to keep adjustments simple with footwork and keeping my angles tight to the pocket. When you can keep the adjustments simple and manageable, you’re better able to keep your focus and stay in a rhythm.”
O’Neill’s Summer Tour was highlighted by a win in the PBA Harry O’Neale Chesapeake Open for his second title of the season.
“I think overall from top to bottom this is probably one of the best seasons of my career,” O’Neill said. “I haven’t won a major yet but I’m probably as confident as I’ve ever been with my game and the way I’m throwing the ball. I’ve had a lot of success learning from my mistakes and putting myself in the best position to succeed. After that, it’s all about executing to the best of my ability.”
Sterner’s Summer Tour was highlighted by winning the PBA Illinois Open, which concluded the FloBowling PBA Summer Swing presented by the Brands of Ebonite International, for his third career tour title.
Competition on the 45-foot PBA Dick Weber lane condition started with four one-game quarterfinal matches with the winners advancing to the one-game semifinal matches.
In the opening round O’Neill beat No. 3 seed two-hander Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas, 248-207 and Sterner beat No. 5 seed AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, 267-254, to advance to the semifinal round.
In the semifinal O’Neill beat No. 7 seed Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Missouri, 280-212, while Sterner defeated No. 1 seed Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, 236-225, to advance to the title match.
Sherman advanced to the semifinal after beating No. 2 seed EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana in the second one-ball roll-off 10-9 after tying 212-212 in the quarterfinal. Rash advance to the semifinal with a 228-216 win over No. 8 seed Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina.
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FLOBOWLING PBA ATX INVITE RESULTS
Dart Bowl, Austin, Texas, Saturday
Opening round (one-game matches; losers eliminated earn $3,750)
Match 1 – No. 1 Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. def. No. 8 Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 228-216.
Match 2 – No. 4 Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y. def. No. 5 AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 267-254.
Match 3 – No. 7 Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo. def. No. 2 EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 212-212 (Sherman def. Tackett 10-9 in second one-ball roll-off).
Match 4 – No. 6 Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa. def. No. 3 Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 248-207.
Semifinals (one-game matches; losers eliminated earn $7,000)
Semifinal Match 1: Sterner def. Rash, 236-225.
Semifinal Match 2: O’Neill def. Sherman, 280-212.
Finals (best-of-three-game format)
O’Neill ($25,000) def. Sterner ($13,000), 2-0.
Game One – O’Neill def. Sterner, 257-176.
Game Two – O’Neill def. Sterner, 237-215.
BROOKLYN, Mich. By Brad Kuhlbander- (August 11, 2019) –
Kevin Harvick overcame early race trouble to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 for the second consecutive season.
In the first stage of the race, Harvick suffered a flat tire that forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop. The stop put him a lap down early, but he continued to make adjustments on his car and by the third stage he was back on the lead lap.
“We just had a really fast car all weekend,” Harvick said. “Our car handled really well today, and with the multiple lanes, we were able to run all three lanes pretty well and make our way through traffic. So just really proud of everybody on our Mobil 1 Ford, everybody from Busch and Hunt Brothers and Jimmy John's and everybody back at the shop from Haas Automation and Stewart‑Haas Racing, just put a really fast car on the racetrack and we were able to capitalize on it, and that's always fun.”
Harvick’s crew made the right call on his last pit stop and the most important thing was they put enough fuel in the car. As other cars had to stop for fuel in the final 10 laps, Harvick managed his fuel and had just enough to win the race.
The driver of #4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas has now won three times at MIS during his career.
The win capped an impressive season for Ford Performance at Michigan International Speedway. The manufacturer swept both races after Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400 in June. Ford has posted four consecutive wins at its home track, with Harvick taking two of them.
Ford Performance will take the Michigan Heritage for the fourth straight MENCS race at MIS. The manufacturer will proudly display the trophy at its corporate headquarters just down the road from the track, and celebrate with its employees.
“We want to win every race but we definitely want to win here at Michigan,” Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance said. “To have the Heritage Trophy, we display it proudly and it will go back and be in Dearborn first thing in the morning for our executives to see there and we will put it on display for our employees to see. It is kind of neat the way the trophy works. You bring it out here and give it back at the beginning of the race and it is kind of neat to take it right back at the end of the race. It is great to do it four races in a row. We want to keep that streak going.”
Michigan driver Brad Keselowski started on the pole and looked like he was the car to beat early in race. The first stage of the race saw two drivers make unscheduled pit stops as Jimmie Johnson and Harvick both had tires go flat.
But Martin Truex Jr. was the talk of the first round. He started at the back of the field after he failed prerace inspection. He quickly moved through the field and was in second place on the last lap behind Denny Hamlin. Truex got a run to get around Hamlin to the take the green and white checkered flag.
Keselowski spun with four laps remaining in stage two to bring out the caution flag and set up a one-lap dash to the finish. Kyle Busch took advantage to hold off Truex. The action was behind the leaders as Aric Almirola, Daniel Hemric and Austin Dillon were in a three-car accident coming to the green and white checkered flag.
Erik Jones, from Byron, Mich. brought his car home 18th and Keselowski finished 19th.
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