michigangolfoutings.com presents the
September 7-9, 2007

Garland Resort

Home Chairman's Letter Financials Updates Courses Pace of Play

Welcome to Garland!
Michigan's Most Beautiful Resort!

With four of the most beautiful and spectacular championship golf courses in the nation, Garland offers guests an exceptional golfing experience. The natural backdrop of 3,500 acres of unspoiled wilderness provides the perfect setting for four courses - Fountains, Swampfire, Monarch, and Reflections. Each hole has its own unique character and design including rolling-meadows, lakes, streams, mature hardwoods, and dramatic elevation changes. To add to your golfing experience, the sights and sounds of natural wildlife abound including nesting bald eagles, deer and foxes. Plus, with all our courses starting from a single pro shop, we’ll spend more time on the course!

If you have received this letter you're either an OGGO alumnus or you've been referred as someone who might like to join our annual autumn trek Up North. So, while it might seem a long way off right now, open your imagination to the swaying pines and beckoning fairways of northern Michigan golf. It's a lot of fun every Fall, with camaraderie, phenomenal golf courses, casino gambling, clockwork-like organization, trophies, skins money...and did I mention the steak cookout? Plus, as an added bonus, you get access to our group's website (www.oldguysgolf.com) so you're always up to date and in touch with the group. But we have to get started early on planning and reservations.  

This year's Old Guys Golf Outing will be Friday Sept 7th thru Sunday Sept. 9th. Our entry fee of $399 includes all golf and carts, steak dinner with all the fixin's on Saturday, range balls before every round, Skins for each round, and of course, accommodations. We're staying in gorgeous log cottages with two bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace and kitchen. I expect these will be our best accommodations ever! To celebrate our 20th anniversary outing, there will be additional prizes and gifts, all included in your low entry fee of $399.

We will play the Fountains course on Friday at noon, then Swampfire on Saturday morning. After lunch, we'll play Reflections and round out our day with the traditional steak cookout, prepared by the resort's fine dining staff. Our championship round starts at 10:00am Sunday on the Monarch course, and afterward we'll present trophies, prizes, keepsakes, and distribute Skins payoffs. It is still undecided at this point if we are playing 27 or 36 holes on Saturday. I'm working on a way to get 36 in before dark, but you should only count on 27.

I suspect that with Garland's excellent facilities, proximity to Detroit, and the fantastic price, this will be another big year for the outing. Regreattably, we will again have to limit reservations to twenty-eight players because (with any more than that) it's almost impossible to finish in daylight. ALL I NEED FROM YOU IS A COMMITMENT. Once again, there is a demand for our spots and an obligation to guarantee our reservations with a deposit, which I've advanced for our whole group. As always, if you attended last year, you have first shot at a position this year, but don’t push your luck. For everyone who played last year, I'll hold a guaranteed spot until I get your deposit or June 10th, whichever comes first. After that, the spots will be allocated in order of deposits received. Considering how many guys have told me they'd like to go this year, I think it would be a good idea to reserve your spot early with the non-refundable deposit of just $99. The balance will be due by July 31st, though you're welcome to send the entire $399 up front, which gets it out of the way and makes accounting easier (which I appreciate). I don't want anybody thinking they're not welcome if they don't send $99 today, but I'd really appreciate getting it by the end of May.

As always, if you know someone who would be a fun addition to our group, you are welcome to invite them (though keeping in mind this is the old GUYS golf outing). As this event has traditionally been all-male, we have again released our sponsors and forfeited television rights this year, to avoid any coercion or negative publicity by special interest groups. We're hoping law enforcement officials in Lewiston will ensure a minimum of picketing and interference with our right to an exclusionary outing and pursuit of masculine freedoms.  The committee, while already presented with stunning early entries, is currently accepting applications and auditioning models for the cover of this year's outing brochure.

Please feel welcome to contact me by email (preferred) or phone if you have any questions. Don’t forget to check our website frequently, as I’ll be updating it with player commitments, financials, resort and course information, relevant links, etc. The web address and all my contact information are listed below. I really look forward to seeing you at our 20th annual outing in September!

Please feel welcome to direct questions about any of our outings to Tim Galea at tim@nortonsflowers.com.

Tim Galea

2900 Washtenaw Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Email: tim@nortonsflowers.com
Wk Ph: 734-434-2700