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Jay’s Tee Box

In my world, there are a few Rites of Spring that are coveted. The first time I hear the legendary voice of Milwaukee Brewer’s Play-by Play Announcer Bob Uecker, I know spring is just around the corner. Unfortunately, that simple joy was postponed briefly by a labor dispute until mid-March.

The second is that all important first round of the year. In a perfect world, anytime around St. Patrick’s Day would be ideal. But that too, was postponed not necessarily due to the weather, but thanks to my responsibilities with the Madison and Milwaukee Golf Show. (Being an adult sure has its drawbacks sometimes.) Thankfully it’s now mid-May, and the collective Midwest is itching to start playing some meaningful golf after way too long of a layoff. At MGM, we have prided ourselves for over 20 years of being your travel source when it comes to golf trips and this issue is no different.

We begin with Matt Tevsh’s cover feature on Shanty Creek, which has expanded to 90 holes with the purchase of Hawk’s Eye GC in late 2020. According to Matt, you’d be hard pressed to find 90 better conditioned holes in the Midwest thanks to their stellar superintendent staff.

Michigan always lays out the “Welcome Matt” for Tevsh, as he also penned a Senior PGA Championship preview as the major comes back to Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, MI after a 4-year pause. Finally, our lead staff writer chronicled the essence of Black Lake Golf Club, one of our all-time favorites in Onaway, Michigan.

Editor Glen Turk refused to let Matt be the only one allowed inside the borders of the Mighty Mitten, as he ventured to Michigan State University and the Greater Lansing area. 30 courses within 30 miles, are you kidding me, looks like I need to head east young man!

We will never leave our home state of Wisconsin out of the mix, so Glen headed down to Abbey Springs near Lake Geneva to report on their multi-million-dollar renovation project. One of Wisconsin’s most beautiful golf courses has undergone a historic revival and is a must-play this spring. We stay in the Badger State for a feature on Lake Windsor Country Club, an outstanding public course just outside of Madison that have someone for everyone.

After a two-year hiatus, friend of MGM, Brian Weis of GolfTrips.com is proud to present our Golf’s Gallery Guide – your blueprint to see live golf throughout the Midwest in 2022. We are also thrilled to present a business profile piece on OnCore Golf Balls. The Buffalo, New York, company is making quite a splash with their direct-to-consumer business model. Finally, a Spring Issue wouldn’t be complete without Chip Shots, our Pro Page with Michael Crowley of Morningstar Golfer’s Club in Waukesha, WI, and the always entertaining Turk’s Takes.

Make Some Birdies,
Jay Royle- Publisher


About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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