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News archives from 2005


Runny Nose Open Postponed

December 2005

An early taste of winter left snow on the ground for the traditional Saturday-after-Thanksgiving Runny Nose Open.  As a result, the event was postponed for the first time in its 5-year history.  The tournament might be rescheduled for a January or February date in the new year if a winter thaw times itself just right for a Saturday afternoon.



Kline leads Team Central to first Commissioner's Cup

October 2005

Central division Commissioner Greg Kline led a team of 8 players to victory in the first Commissioner's Cup.  Played on Friday, October 7th, and Saturday, October 8th, at the Lakes of Taylor Golf Club in Taylor, the inaugural Commissioner's Cup was hailed as a great success among the participants.  Introducing team match play to the Mulligan Tour added a special ending to the Tour season in 2005.

Team Central took 6 of 8 points on Friday and 6 more points on Saturday morning in the team matches.  Saturday afternoon saw the Central players split the 8 singles matches to claim the first Cup 16 to 8.  DeVonne Mowry and David Martin were perfect going 5-0-0 in their matches netting the Central 6 of their 16 points.

Back row from left to right: Jason Rectenwald, DeVonne Mowry, Greg Kline, Bob White, and Dennis Ersig.  Front: Barb Randle, Tom Hoelzle, and David Martin.


"Mr. September"

September 2005

Two weeks after winning the first ever TOUR Championship, Greg Kline successfully defended his Match Play title.  He has now won 7 consecutive matches in running his overall record at the Match Play to 9-2.  Kline beat Dennis Manning in the first round and Tom W. Litzler in the 2nd round played at the Links at Whitmore Lake.  The matches moved to the Woodlands of Van Buren for the semi-finals and finals where Kline dispatched Rick Persichetti and Joe Castmore for the title.

Greg Kline - 2005 Match Play Champion



Father & Son team take the Green Towels

May 2005

Tom W. Litzler and his son Tom R. Litzler won the 2005 Memorial Tournament on May 21st at Willow Metropark GC in New Boston.  The partners earned their first Tour victories together in the 2-player scramble event – the Tour’s oldest tournament.  And they did so in record fashion.  They finished with 7 birdies against a single bogey to card a 6-under par 65 – 1-stroke better than the previous record held by 4 different teams.

The major title came with a $40 paycheck and a Green Towel embroidered with the Memorial logo and the words “2005 Champions”.  The Green Towels are theirs to keep – forever a reminder of the winning performance at the 2005 Memorial Tournament.  The Litzler’s are also both qualified for each of the division championships.  The Player’s Championship (Central division) is scheduled for August 27th but the host course is not yet determined.  The Western Championship (West division) is also scheduled for August 27th tentatively at Stonebridge GC in Ann Arbor.

Tournament hosts Erik and Susan Meland finished in a tie for 3rd 4-strokes behind the champs.  It marked their 4th top-4 finish in the last 5 years at their tournament.  

Tom and Tom

Tom W. Litzler and son Tom R. Litzler - 2005 Memorial Champs




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