The Golf Association of Michigan and Boyne Resorts have arranged for CBS commentator and former PGA Tour player Gary McCord to be on hand to kick off the 100th Michigan Amateur Championship - the oldest golf tournament in the state - at Boyne Highlands Resort June 20.
"We are very proud to have the privilege of hosting the 100th Michigan Amateur," Boyne Resorts' Senior Vice President of Golf, Retail and Marketing, Bernie Friedrich says. "Our intent is to make this event very special, and having Gary McCord here is certainly a first step."
McCord will conduct a golf clinic in the afternoon of June 20, and will be the keynote speaker at The Champions Dinner that evening. A CBS golf commentator since 1986, he is known for his witty rapport and outspokenness. He turned professional in 1971 and had two second-place finishes on the PGA Tour. In addition, he had almost two dozen top-10 finishes, but never won a championship. Fans may also know him from his appearance in the 1996 film Tin Cup or from his books, "Golf for Dummies," and "Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists." Since 1999, McCord has enjoyed much success on the Champions Tour and continues to do public speaking and work as a golf analyst for CBS.
"This is the perfect way to kick off this very special event," says GAM Executive Director David Graham. "We are very proud to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of this storied event. Players and fans are in for a real treat in June when they come to Boyne Highlands for the ultimate celebration of amateur golf."
The 100th Michigan Amateur runs from June 21-25 at Boyne Highlands' The Heather course.
Boyne Resorts has put together an impressive golf package to commemorate this historic event. Golfers can save on season-long golf and lodging with their 100th Michigan Amateur Championship package. Celebrate the 100th Michigan Amateur at Boyne Highlands Resort with a round of golf on The Heather. The package includes 18 holes with power cart, overnight lodging, and a limited edition souvenir from the event. For reservations, please call 800.GO.BOYNE (462.6963).
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