Author: Glen Turk

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!

Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the finest sports cities in the Midwest, let alone the nation. As home to the Colts, Pacers, NFL Combine, Indianapolis 500, and Brickyard 400 on the NASCAR circuit, there is always a major sporting event going on in Indiana’s capital city. In terms of golf, Indiana’s largest city has you covered thanks in large part to the 16 courses located in nearby Hamilton County. MGM once again had the privilege of hamming it up in Hamilton County this August and offers the below suggestions for your itinerary. MGM tries to never bury the lead so…

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CHASKA, Minn. (Sept. 14, 2016) – The PGA of America is pleased to announce that the 49,000 sq. ft. Ryder Cup Shops will host a grand opening for the public one weekend before the competition tees off. Fans will be able to beat the rush and attend this Grand Opening weekend Friday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. The grand opening will be the first chance to see the 2016 Ryder Cup merchandise shopping experience. The extensive product list features men’s, women’s and children’s apparel from…

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At first glance you might think that Neil Simon was the architect of Big Fish Golf Club in Hayward, Wisconsin instead of Pete Dye and Tim Liddy. For both nines are so diametrically opposed they could be dubbed The Odd Couple. But when you take into account the design acumen of Dye & Liddy, it’s easy to see that neither nine suffers an inferiority complex. In fact, both halves play off each other perfectly to make a whole lot of fun in northwestern Wisconsin. According to Tim Liddy, the project architect of Big Fish, he was immediately stunned with the…

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Tour Edge Golf officially announces the new Exotics XJ1 driver. A ground-breaking combination of a 9-1-1 titanium chassis, Kevlar-Carbon crown and three Tungsten sole weights exceeds all expectations in design and performance. This superior lightweight concept, combined with the most advanced ultra-light AIR SPEEDER shafts, allows players with moderate swing speeds to generate maximum distance off the tee. “Most technologies of the past decade have benefitted players with higher swing speeds eliminating the majority of golfers,” said David Glod, president and founder of Tour Edge Golf. “We have been developing the XJ1 driver for over four years, working on each…

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Holiday Gift Guide Golf Equipment We Hope is Under Your Tree This Season By Deb Patton As an avid golfer I have always been grateful that the Holiday season comes within our playing “down time” in the Midwest. Sure you might have the occasional warm weather trip planned, but the holiday season makes it alright to put golf back in the forefront for a few weeks by perusing all the printed and internet gift ideas. So with great comfort and joy, Midwest Golfing Magazine humbly presents our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Mizuno JPX-900 Iron Series For the first time in…

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 13, 2016 – KemperSports announced today that nine of its properties were featured in GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Play list while 19 courses were featured among the best in state rankings. The bi-annual list, which was published in the September issue of the magazine, utilizes a two-year rating system based on the input from a prestigious group of golf writers, industry veterans and raters. “It is a true honor to have so many of our public golf facilities ranked among the best in the U.S.,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We are fortunate to work…

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Carmel, IN (September 7, 2016) – BMW of North America and the Western Golf Association announced today that Hayden Bauschka from Carmel, IN has been named a BMW Hole-in-One Scholar, receiving a full Evans Scholarship worth $100,000 to Purdue University.  Bauschka received the distinction as a result of Jordan Spieth’s hole-in-one during the 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL. Bauschka is the fourth recipient of a BMW Hole-in-One Scholarship, which provides a full tuition and housing grant to a deserving young caddie in the name of the first player to record a hole-in-one at…

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The Castle Course at Northern Bay is a Tribute to the Game’s Most Famous Courses By Glen Turk Let’s face it; we are living in a replication nation. When original ideas dry out in the entertainment industry all we are left with are remakes of 21 Jump Street, Planet of The Apes and Godzilla. Heck, those shows weren’t even good the first time they came out. Fortunately in the golf world, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and will get you everywhere if done correctly. One of the finest examples of replication resides at The Castle Course at Northern…

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The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” must have been coined by a golfer looking at a photograph of Erin Hills. For the otherworldly images by our Chief Photographer Paul Hundley speak to the soul more than any written word could ever do. As host of the 2017 U.S. Open, Erin Hills has the distinction of being the first course in the Badger State to host the nation’s most historic major. But the potential 8,300 yard behemoth located 35 miles northwest of downtown Milwaukee, WI, has so much more to offer than one week in June three years…

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