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Gregoire Finishes on Top
November 2, 2019 at Braeburn GC
Gregoire Again!
Kevin Gregoire capped a dominate year end with one last win at the Runny Nose Open. On a day that saw snow on the back nine and required a lot of anti-freeze along the way, Kevin topped last year's champ Corey McCue by 1 shot with a 4 under par 66. Tim Markel finished at 2 over par and Scott Wilsey and Charlie Roy split the final money spot at 4 over par 74.

Gregoire Blitzes the UM Course
October 20, 2019 at University of Michigan GC
Kevin is Blue
Kevin Gregoire strung an eagle and 4 straight birdies thru the middle of his round Sunday to take charge of the U of M Open. He finished 3 under par and took a four shot victory over defending champ Thomas Mulhern, Tim Markel and Charlie Roy who all tied for 2nd at 1 over par. Gregoire also took the low gross prize for the day with a 79. Greg Kline carded the fewest putts.

Skins Game Filled with Action
October 13, 2019 at Mt. Brighton
Skins Wins
Skins winners John Raymond, Joe Robar, Willi Hesse and Greg Kline

The four
Skins Games were filled with variety. In the West, Willi Hesse only took 2 skins but they were on the 17th after a 4 hole push and the big money 18th. He posted $48 for an easy win over Commissioner Jeff Klipa. In the East, Joe Robar notched a near record 7 skins for a $48 to $30 win over Mike Geisser. In the Central game, Commissioner Greg Kline took the win $32 to $26 over Steve Villerot. And in the All Star contest, John Raymond also won the last two holes to prevail $36 to $26 over David Martin.

Prieskorn Champ of Champs
October 6, 2019 at Washtenaw Golf Club
Mike wins
Players Champion Mike Prieskorn made 6 birdies thru the day and was able to hang steadily near par to the finish at Washtenaw Golf Club. His steady round held off a late rally by 5 time winner Kevin Gregoire who strung 4 birdies over the final 4 holes to tie for second. 2 time winner Helen Puffenberger tied Gregoire for 2nd and Eastern Division Champ Willi Hesse came in 4th.

The Bell Tolls Twice for West
October 5, 2019 at Farmington Hills GC
West wins two in a row
Team West defended their Division Bell title with only the 2nd sub par score in the events history. Last year's West team reunited again and lowered their previous winning score by 19 shots. Charlie Roy led the West team and took medalist honors at 4 under par. Chris Cooley led the Central team at 3 under par. Mike Prieskorn and David Martin also finished 1 under par for Captain Klipa who finished even par.

President's Cup Goes to Labor

Great day for Labor as
Brian Lardin
Scott Wilsey
John Raymond
Gary Thomas
Gregg Nothdurft
Tom Moran
, and Joe Robar take down the management team of
Chuck Withey
Christopher Cooley
Rich Dunmore
David J. Martin
, Old Tom Litzler,
Kevin Gregoire
and Eric Birkle by a score of 10-2 in a 7 v 7 President's Cup matchup that featured 3 singles matches in addition to the traditional lineup.

West Cuts Short East Rally on Day 3
September 22, 2019 at Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio
West wins
Team East needed a miracle rally on the final day of Commissioner's Cup 2019. And they made a valiant effort, taking 5 of the first 6 matches on the board. But in the end the numbers were against them. Corey McCue and recent Tour Champion Kevin Gregoire closed out matches early to put team west at the door and then this year's top rookie Greg Paddison clinched the cup on the 17th hole. The win is Team West's sixth all-time.

Day 3

West Dominates Day 2 at CC
September 21, 2019 at Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio
All West on Day 2
Team West sparkled on day 2 at Maumee bay.

Commissioner's Cup Day 1 a Draw
September 20, 2019 at Maumee Bay State Park
Day 1 Draw
Day 1 at the Commissioner's Cup was fought to a draw.

Tour Championship Goes to Gregoire
September 14, 2019 at Polo Fields Ann Arbor
TC winner
Kevin Gregoire came to the 13th tee tied for the lead and in a tight pack. Gregoire then ran off 4 in a row of his 9 birdies on the day to separate and take a 3 under par 5 shot victory over Roger Smith, Jeff Klipa and Rod 'Tuna' Theunissen. The win is Gregoire's 6th on Tour in 98 starts. More significantly, he captures his 3rd Major of the year (and his career) moving him to the top ten honor roll of major winners. A quick scan of records could not turn up anyone winning 3 majors in a season before in Tour history. Greg Kline, Rick Persichetti, Jeff Klipa, Chris Cooley, and David Hansen have captured 2 in a season.

Prieskorn Captures 5th Career Major
August 25, 2019 at Pheasant Run
5th Major for Mike
Mike Prieskorn birdied the final hole in regulation to catch Chris Cooley and tie him for 1st place at 3 under par 69. Mike then aced the 3rd playoff hole of the 4-hole aggregate playoff to take his 5th Major title and first Players Championship. David Martin logged his 88th career top 4 finish in taking 3rd at 2 over par. Chuck Withey took 4th at 4 over par. Prieskorn now as 17 career wins in 183 Tour starts. After two 2nd place finishes for the weekend, Cooley took the season money lead with one event left to play.

Hesse Comes from Behind to Collect Major Win
August 24, 2019 at Glacier Golf Club
Hesse wins 2nd Major
Willi Hesse proved the adage of Never, Never, Never give up at the Eastern Division Championship. After making the turn at 7 over par and mired well back in the pack, Willi strung 4 birdies on the back nine including 3 in a row on holes 15 to 17. Then he sunk a clutch par putt to gain a tie with Chris Cooley at 4 over par. After both players held serve in the 4 hole aggregate playoff format, Willi lagged a big bending 40 foot putt to take the playoff on the first extra hole. Roger Smith and Ron Hiestand tied for 3rd at 7 over par. On the course, Hiestand took both prizes, which included qualifying for the East Skins Game.  For Hesse it was his 3rd career Tour win and 2nd Major title in 135 starts.

Gregoire Captures 2nd Major of the Season
August 24, 2019 Lyon Oaks
2nd Major for Gregoire
Kevin Gregoire outlasted John Raymond in a playoff to take his 2nd Major win of the year at the Western Division Championship. His previous win coming at the Match Play Championship.  Gregoire matched Raymond in regulation play with a 6 birdie 3 over par 75 on a tough Lyon Oaks course. Dan Gubachy took 3rd at 4 over par and 2017 West Champ Jeff Pasz took 4th at 7 over par. Rich Dunmore reached a milestone of 250 events played on Tour. For Gregoire it was his 5th career Tour win in his 96th event.

Gubachy Most Aware at Farmington
August 18, 2019 at Farmington Hills GC
Gubachy wins
Dan Gubachy hit 10 fairways and 8 greens on his way to 10 birdies and a regulation 5 under par tie with Rich Dunmore and Justin Bennett. Gubachy aced the 2nd hole in the 4 hole aggregate playoff to take the top prize. Charlie Roy finished 4th at 1 under par. On course, Doug Bell earned the All Star Skins Game invitation while Dunmore and Greg Paddison took CTP prizes. Bennett had fewest putts.  The win is Gubachy's 2nd on Tour in 69 starts.
This "Rally for the Cure" event benefited the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness foundation by donating $5 from each player's entry fee to Rally for the Cure.

T.W. Wins 2nd of the Year Eh.
August 17, 2019 at Fellows Creek
TW wins 2nd of year
Tom W. Litzler appeared to avoid the Canadian Beer long enough for a steady 1 under par round, followed by a 3 way playoff win. His 3 birdie day was good enough to tie Jeff Pasz and Ned Loving in regulation. And he won the playoff to move his career playoff record to 2-3. Greg Paddison, John Raymond and John Nievierowski all tied for 4th at even par. The scores in this event seemed higher than usual for recent tour standards. Perhaps the beer did flow early?  On course prizes went to Litzler (low putts), Gary Thomas (most putts), Paddison (low gross and a CTP).  The win was Tom's 2nd this year, and 8th career win in 226 starts.

Nievierowski Plays Big at Blue
August 11, 2019 at Lake Forest
John wins 2nd
John Nievierowski strung 6 birdies in 7 holes thru the middle of his round to take charge at the Go Blue Classic. He added 3 more down the stretch to post a 5 under par 67 and a 4 shot win over a host of runner ups. Dave Oliver, Joe Robar, Rich Dunmore and Eric Birkle all tied for 2nd at 1 under par 71. On course prizes went to Ned Loving and Bill Gordon. Gordon also logged a milestone of 150 events played on Tour. Mike Nicholas and Eric Mullen marked their 50th Tour events.  Nievierowski also posted 11 fairways hit on the way to his 2nd in 18 Tour starts. In an end of season reprise of the famous Zoo Animal Putt Off, Mike Geisser dropped an opening ace to top Willi Hesse, Tom Moran and Chuck Withey.

Ward Western Winner!
August 10, 2019 at Huntmore

Ward wins Western
Don Ward birdied the final hole at the Little Diablo Salsa Western Swing to post a 5 under par 67 and hold off Eric Birkle by 1 shot for the win. His 7 birdie round bested Birkles 6 birdies and an eagle. Corey McCue was 3rd at 3 under par 69 and Helen Puffenberger posted her 32nd career top 4 finish with a 2 under par 70. On course prizes went to Puff, Roger Smith, Rich Dunmore and John Lennane. Ward also garnered the lowest putts and low gross round prizes. Tim Markel had a milestone round playing his 200th Tour event. The win was Ward's 2nd of the year in 11 starts.
Little Charity
Commissioner Kline presents the charity funds check to English Springer Rescue of America.

Thanks Mom!
August 4, 2019 at Harbor Dunes
Helen sets record
In what had to be one if the most inspired rounds ever on Tour, Helen "Puff" Puffenberger posted a record setting score to win the tournament she sponsored in memory of her mother Toula. On a day when 14 players broke par, Helen posted a modern era record for the event of 11 under par 61, edging out Brian Pieszchala by 1 shot (who tied the old course record). In addition, Helen's gross score of 71 missed Craig MacBeth's 2003 Tour record by 1 shot, tying her with Mike Thompson (2004) and Joe Robar (2012) for second best round all-time. World #1 David Hansen finished 3rd at 7 under par 65 and Jeff Pasz, Bill Gordon and Christopher Hilliard all tied for 4th at 5 under par 67.  Helen hit 11 greens in regulation and eagled the final hole on her way to her 5th win in 101 starts on Tour. On course prizes went to Puffenberger, Pieszchala and 2 to Chris Cooley. Joe Robar earned the Skins Game Invitation. And Clint Bell won the mystery prize.
Charity Ck
CEO Chuck Withey presents check for Animal Rescue Coalition to event sponsor and winner Helen Puffenberger.

Withey the Horse for the Course
August 3, 2019 at Carrington Golf Club
Chuck dominates
Chuck Withey took his second career win at Carrington in dominating fashion. In the last 4 years he has 2 wins and a second in the event. This time the 'Closer' took charge in the middle of the round going 7 under in 8 holes topped off with an eagle 2 on the 11th hole where he drove the green and made the putt. Withey finished with a 7 under par 65, six shots ahead of runner up Jeff Klipa. Helen Puffenberger, Jeff Pasz, and Chris Dunmore tied for 3rd at Even Par.  The win is Chuck's 10th on Tour in 159 starts.

Cooley Gets an Ugly 4th Win of the Year
July 28, 2019 at Brae Burn Golf Club
Cooley's 4th
Chris Cooley notched his 4th win of the year at the Ugly Pants Open leaving him one away from the single season Tour record with 10 events yet to play. Cooley hit 10 greens in an Even Par performance at the Tour's first go round at Brae Burn Golf Course. Tim Markel and Mike Geisser tied for 2nd at 2 over par and Greg Paddison tied David Martin for 4th. This was Cooley's 14th win on Tour in 148 starts and ties him with Rich Dunmore for 7th all-time in wins.

Tom Hoelzle Cashes In
July 27, 2019 Stony Creek Metropark
T Ho Wins
Winner's check presented by co-sponsor Klaus Juska

Tom Hoelzle was under budget on both nines and banked a rare 4 eagles along with 5 birdies on the way to a record tying 7 under par 65 and the Fifty Cent Classic win. He edged out Chris Cooley who finished at 6 under par 66. Corey McCue, Helen Puffenberger, and Joe Brandenburg all tied for third. Tom's score matched the previous event record set by Tim "TJake" Jakubowski in 2011.  Helen Puffenberger took both on course prizes. The win is Hoelzle's 4th in 225 starts.
Crazy Playoff Gives the Brit to Litzler
July 21, 2019 Whispering Willows
Tom is Crazy (winner)
In what was described by at least one person as an epic playoff, Tom W Litzler topped Brian (Pin) Lardin in 5 holes.  Lardin broke from the gate with an ace on the 1st playoff hole, but was overtaken in regulation and beaten on the 1st extra hole off the playoff.  Old Tom and Brian scored 43 points in the British Stableford format, a total that matched the modern record set by Steve Villerot in 2010 and matched by Ray Nadell in 2015. They however were well short of the amazing total of 49 points set in the original Crazy Brit in 1999 by Mary Petree.  Helen Puffenberger and Brian Pieszchala tied for third with 42 points. On course prizes went to Kevin Gregiore and Justin Bennett and the Skins Game invitation was earned by Rich Dunmore. The win is Tom's 7th in 223 Tour starts.

Hansen Still the Big Dog
July 20, 2019 Pontiac Country Club
Still the Big Dog
David Hansen successfully defended his Big Dog status at the Pontiac Country Club Saturday.  He bettered his pro partner who spotted him a 4 under start, with a 6 under round that included 10 greens in regulation. His 10 under par 133 total bested Roger Smith by 1. Roger shot a sterling 7 under 65, but didn't have the pro support he needed to take the title. Tim Markel finished T-2 with a 5 under round and 134 minus 9 aggregate while Scott Wilsey took 4th with a 4 under round and 135, 8 under total. Jeff Pasz and Markel took the on course prizes. The Big Dog marked a milestone for Ned Loving who has played in 100 Tour events.  The win is Hansen's 6th on Tour and 3rd of the year to go with 2 majors this year. He has 39 starts. 

Gregoire Battles to First Major Win
July 14, 2019 Willow Metropark

The Match play Championship was a long difficult weekend of golf for the final 4.  Kevin Gregoire (Kenny G) pulled out the victory on the 21st hole.  Tim Markel took an early lead up 3 at the turn and had a chance to win the match on hole 18 but missed his putt.  Tim tried to extend the match on the 21st hole - after taking a drop with an OB tee shot Tim just missed chipping in as the ball rolled over the edge.  But no golf love as the ball stopped 2” past.  Kevin was 8’ out and 2 putted for the victory.  After the match Gregoire was quoted as saying

“I am exhausted and every muscle in my body is very sore. What a grueling weekend.  Please don't put me up against Tim in the Commissioner’s Cup if he plays on the other team. He had so many great bunker and flop shots Sunday, it was unbelievable.  The first 18 in the final match were not camera worthy for the most, in my opinion, but the few of us that got to be a part of the last 3 holes saw some pretty good golf in my opinion.”  In the Consolation Match, World #1 David Hansen succumbed to the Match Play Queen Helen Puffenberger. The win is Kevin's 1st Major, 4th Career and 3rd of the year in his 85th start. He appears to be hitting his stride in his 4th year on Tour.

Day 1 results at Match Play
Scores Results

Prieskorn 1 Better with 2
July 7, 2019 Thorne Hills
Mike wins 15th
Mike Prieskorn improved his finish from the day before by one place to take the Two Stick title. His 7 under par 65 set an event record by 2 shots over last years winner Scott Wilsey. Rod Theunissen finished 2nd at 4 under par. Roger Smith was 3rd at 1 under and Brian Pieszchala took 4th at even par. On course prizes went to John Nievierowski and Prieskorn. The win is Mike's 16th on Tour in 176 Tour starts, moving him ahead of Rich Dunmore to solo 6th All Time.

Mulhern Takes the Flag at Red White & Blue
July 6, 2019 Shenandoah
Mulhern wins
Thomas Mulhern strung six birdies and an eagle at Shenandoah for a 7 under par 65 and a 3 shot win over Mike Prieskorn  and Scott Wilsey the defending champ. Tim Markel finished 4th at 1 under par 71. Mulhern captures the 2nd coolest trophy on Tour. Fewest putts went to Prieskorn, Markel and Joe Robar with 33. Mulhern hit 14 greens in his round. This is Thom's 1st Tour win in 22 starts. The event also marked the milestone of 150 Tour events for Chuck Withey.

Geisser Record Setting Senior
July 4, 2019 Lake Erie Metropark
Senior Mike
Mike Geisser exploded from the gate with 2 eagles and added 4 more birdies to make the turn at Lake Erie Metropark in 28. He cooled off only slightly, making 4 more birdies on the back nine to finish with a sparkling 9 under par 63 and a 3 shot win over Steve Villerot and defending champ Scott Wilsey. David Martin took 4th at 5 under par 67. Martin also swept the on course prizes including the All Star team invite to the Skins Game. The win is Geisser's 3rd in 128 Tour starts. His 9 under par 63 is a new Senior Open record.

Cooley Sweeps the Weekend
June 30, 2019 Brighton
Double Winner
For the second day in a row Chris Cooley won a Playoff to get the win, this time at his own sponsored event!  The host again held par in the playoff to outlast Chuck Withey and John Lennane who suffered one bogey each to tie for 2nd. Brian Lardin took 4th at even par 1 shot out of the playoff. Chris gets win #13 on Tour to move to 8th on the all-time list. The plethora of on course prizes were dispersed to Helen Puffenberger, Withey (2), Corey McCue (long drive) and Eric Birkle (2). Lardin had a milestone round with his 50th Tour event played.

Cooley Holds Lead for Playoff Win
June 29, 2019 Livonia
Wire to wire
Chris Cooley's Pro picks at the Quad Tour Challenge spotted him a 3 shot lead and he held onto it to get into a playoff with Jeff Klipa who came from 6 shots back to tie in regulation at 19 under par. Cooley held serve in the playoff with all pars to top Klipa by one in the 4 hole aggregate format.  Kevin Gregoire took 3rd at 18 under par, gaining 3 strokes in his round,  and Greg Kline was 4th at 16 under par making up 4 shots in his round. Kline now has 100 Top 4 finishes in his career.  Helen Puffenberger and David Hansen took the on course prizes and Charlie Roy earned the coveted Skins Game invitation. The win is Chris' 12th in 138 events.

Quad Tour Standings Going into Final Round
June 28, 2019

1 Chris Cooley 65 64 64 193
2 David Hansen 67 64 65 196
3 Jeff Cubel 68 64 65 197
4 Jeff Graunke 68 64 65 197
5 Kevin Gregoire 68 64 65 197
6 Mike Geisser 68 65 65 198
7 Helen Puffenberger 68 64 66 198
8 Rod Theunissen 72 64 62 198
9 Jeff Klipa 67 67 65 199
10 Tom Moran 70 64 65 199
11 Jeff Pasz 68 65 66 199
12 Brian Pieszchala 67 67 65 199
13 Charlie Roy 68 64 67 199
14 Steve Villerot 70 64 65 199
15 Greg Kline 68 64 68 200
16 Greg Nothdurft 68 64 68 200
17 Chuck Withey 71 64 65 200
18 Doug Bell 71 64 66 201
19 John Raymond 68 69 64 201
20 Ned Loving 69 69 68 206

Withey Pops Off an Ace at the Red Oaks Shootout
June 28, 2019 Madison Heights
Chuck closes
Chuck 'The Closer' Withey birdied two of his last 3 holes to get into the shootout at Red Oaks, then dropped an ace on the first putt of the shootout to ride off with the Tour's coolest trophy. Chuck held his nerve thru the remaining 4 shootout holes at par to hold off Tyler Floyd and Helen Puffenburger with a record tying 17 points. Floyd played par thru the shootout for a conventional 15 points. Puffenberger tied him with a roller-coaster shootout that included an ace of her own among 2 pars and 2 bogeys. 2015 champ Rich Dunmore made the shootout and finished 4th. Puffenberger led the preliminary round at 5 under par to get into the shootout. The win is Chuck's 9th and 146 Tour starts. 

Hansen Bridges the Creek for Victory
June 23, 2019
Major winner
The 2019 Harbour Pointe Open came down to the final hole with 3 players tied for the lead at Paint Creek Country Club. All playing in the final group, Rich Dunmore, Chuck Withey and David Hansen teed up on the 36th hole of the HPO (the course's 9th hole) tied at 9 over par. Hansen finds the right rough but can see the hole. Both Withey and Dunmore find the trees and are forced to layup short of the creek running across the hole about 50 yards short of the green. Hansen decides to go for it, but the ball is cut by the wind and is falling short in the creek. Whack! It hits the wooden bridge crossing the creek on the right and bounces to the edge of the green! Hansen pars to win! Withey and Dunmore tie for 2nd at 10 over par and Scott Wilsey took 4th at 12 over par. Hansen has the size of Reavie with the record of Koepka having now won 3 majors in 5 wins on Tour in 34 starts. The win also moves him to #1 in the World Rankings with only a couple weeks to go until the Match Play Championship.

Day 1 at HPO
June 22, 2019
Rich Dunmore shot a tidy 3 over par  on a tough day at Paint Creek. Tough wind and a tough course kept this major's scores in US Open territory with cut made at 17 over par. Dunmore enters day two 1 shot up on David Hansen and two up on Chuck Withey and Ned Loving.
The day 1 on course prizes went to Helen Puffenberger (2), Ned Loving and Corey McCue.

Old Men & Women No Match for Old Man Weather
June 16, 2019
The MT Senior Open was rained out today after 9 holes. The field mutinied after the final 3 greens on the front 9 became inundated and unputtable. The make up date is set for Thursday July 4th with an 8am shotgun start.

Ward Breaks Thru to Take the Grail
June 15, 2019 Plymouth
Ward wins!
True to this reporter's prediction, it was just a matter of time until Don Ward made it to the winner's circle. Rookie Don had quickly amassed 4 top 4 finishes coming into Saturday at St. Johns. He logged #5 in style with a sterling 7 under par 65 for a 3 shot victory over fellow rookie and playing partner Greg Paddison. Ward made impressive use of his Holy Hand Grenades to dunk consecutive 1's on the par 5 sixth and the par 3 7th and post a gross 71 with only 22 putts. Eric Birkle, Jeff Pasz, John Lennane and Willi Hesse all tied for 3rd at 3 under par. On course prizes went to Ward and Birkle and Hesse earned the coveted West Skins Game invitation.

Gregoire Stands Tall on the Short Course
June 14, 2019 Plymouth
Gregoire Wins 3rd
Kevin Gregoire hit 13 greens on his way to a solid 1 over par 55 to take this year's Par 54 by 2 shots over perennial contender and defending champ David Martin. Brian Lardin, Barb Hoelzle and Rod Theunissen all tied for 3rd. Barb's Top 4 finish marked a milestone 50 times she has accomplished the feat on Tour. For Gregoire it is his 3rd Tour win in 77 starts. On course prizes went to Steve Villerot and Helen Puffenburger. 

Raymond Leans into Wind for 2nd Win
June 9, 2019 Troy
Raymond wins 2nd of year
John Raymond stood up to the elements for a solid win at the East Side Charity Classic. Even the creepy cormorants of the dead tree in the lake didn't like the spitting rain and 2 club wind. But John posted a 5 under par 66 to hold off Bill Gordon (3 under 68), Willi Hesse (2 under 69) and Ron Hiestand (1 under 70). It is John's 4th Tour win in 105 starts. On course prizes went to Gordon, Al Stroup and Seth Erskine. Milestone of 100 events played achieved by Eric Birkle.

Greg Kline Posts 23rd Career Win
June 8, 2019 Farmington Hills
Kline wins 23rd
Mike Lum and family hosted another great event to honor his grandmother Reatha on Saturday. And Greg Kline found his winning form to notch his 23rd career victory in his 266th start. Kline walked away from the field with a back nine 31 which included 5 of his 9 birdies on the day.  Kline's 7 under par 64 gave him a 3 shot win over 3 players who tied with 4 under 67 including Eric Birkle, #1 Gregg Nothdurft and impressive rookie Don Ward who keeps getting closer and closer to a win. On course prizes went to Ward, Birkle, Roger Smith and Chuck Withey. Milestones to Kevin Gregoire (75 events) and John Hawkinson (25). Kline is now tied for 2nd in all time wins with Rick Persichetti.
Charity check
Big check for charity! Thanks Lum family!

McCue Wins Fox Hunt Debut
June 7, 2019 Plymouth
Corey wins 4th in 1st Fox Hunt
Corey McCue took home his 4th career win in his first Fox Hunt. In an event where accuracy counts more than score, McCue hit 11 greens on the day including the key valuable 18th to lock up 59 points and the win. He topped Mike Prieskorn who also hit 11 greens and finished strong with 4 in a row to post 54 points. David Martin garnered 53 points for 3rd place and Kevin Gregoire tied Jeff Graunke with 52 points for 4th.  This was McCue's 54th Tour start, but first time to play in the Fox Hunt. He also took an on course prize along with Barb Hoelzle, Rich Dunmore and Gregoire. The event also marked milestone starts for Scott Wilsey (75) and Steve Villerot (100).

Cooley Draws 2 Straight at Casino
June 2, 2019 Oakland Twp
Cooley for 2 in a row
Chris Cooley dealt 6 birdies and an eagle to take the Casino Classic at Twin Lakes for the 2nd year in a row. Chris was a tidy 3 under par on both nines for a 6 under 65 total and 3 shot win over Don Ward and Rich Dunmore. Eric Birkle took 4th with a 2 under par 69.  Chris now has 11 wins on Tour in 132 starts and is now tied with Thom Bales for 9th All Time in wins on Tour. The Casino is the 3rd Tour event that Chris has won twice, previously doubling in the Sweet Sixteen and Memorial.

Pasz Wins Jeff-off
June 1, 2019 Plymouth
Jeff P wins
In an epic battle of Jeff's, Jeff Pasz outlasted Jeff Graunke in a 9 hole playoff for the Dudlee's Plymouth Open title. Both tied in regulation with excellent 8 under par 62's. Pasz finished regulation birdie-birdie-eagle to run down Graunke who also finished with a birdie and recorded the season's first Albatross on the 2nd hole. Steve Villerot finished 3rd at 5 under 65 and Rookie Don Ward tied last weeks winner John Raymond for 4th at 3 under par.  On course prizes went to Villerot, Raymond, David Martin and Ned Loving. In world ranking news, all three players with a shot at the #1 spot tied for 16th! As a result Gregg Nothdurft holds on to top spot for another week. The win is Jeff Pasz's 3rd on Tour, his previous 2 being Majors. It was the first career playoff for both Jeff's. 
Charity check
Jeff Graunke did get a consolation in accepting the charity check for Leader Dogs for the Blind of $540.

Raymond Strings Along Martin
May 25, 2019 Howell
White Ribbon for Raymond
John Raymond managed his string just a little bit better than the field at the Strokes on a Rope and overtook David Martin on the last hole for a regulation tie. Raymond then held his nerve for pars in the playoff and a 1 shot final hole victory. Martin was on track for only the second Blue Ribbon in the event's history, awarded to 3 time winners. But Raymond played the last 3 holes under par (the only player in the field to manage it)  with a birdie on the par 3 17th to overtake Martin. The win is Raymond's 3rd in his 100th start on Tour. It was also Raymond's first playoff for a 1-0 record, while Martin falls to 4-4 in playoff appearances.  Two time defending champ Jeff Klipa and Jeff Pasz tied for 3rd. Klipa missed retaining the #1 World Ranking by 1 shot as Gregg Nothdurft's 6th place was good enough to edge decimal points ahead of Klipa, and return to where he started the season in the World Rankings. Jeff Cubel and Kevin Gregoire took the on course prizes and Rod 'Tuna' Theunissen earned the Skins Game invitation.

Hansen & Paddison Class of Field
May 18, 2019 Romulus
David Hansen took his 2nd Memorial title in 3 years, this time with this year's top rookie Gregg Paddison, who becomes the Tour's 20th player to make a Major his first win. The pair started on the 10th hole and played their 'front' nine with 4 birdies and added 5 on the course's front 9 including 4 in a row to pull away from the pack. Their 8 under 64 tied the event record set in 2015 by the defending champs Chuck Withey and Chris Cooley, and matched the following year by current World #1 Jeff Klipa and former #1 Mike Prieskorn. John Raymond and Helen Puffenberger finished 2nd with a 6 under 66. Eric Birkle and Joe Robar teamed for 3rd at 67 -5, and Ned Loving and Jeff Pasz were 4th at 4 under par 68. Paddison's effort vaults him into the Top 50 of the Tour World Rankings after only 8 events, moving to 44th. For Hansen it is his 3 Tour win and 2nd Major in 31 starts. Paddison moves to #2 on the Money List. And in the fight for World #1 Jeff Kipa and Gregg Nothdurft fought to a draw on the course and Klipa remains #1 by decimals.

Puff Reaps a Harvest at Cherry Creek
May 11, 2019 Shelby Twp
Puff wins big
Helen Puffenberger took a convincing win at Cherry Creek Golf Club Saturday. She went out in 30 and birdied the turn with 5 in a row from 8 to 12 to pull out to an insurmountable lead. She hit 11 fairways and 9 greens in a 9 birdie - 1 eagle round. Her 8 under par 64 matched Gary Thomas' course and tournament records from 2017.  Jeff Graunke birdied the 18th hole to secure 2nd place at 5 under par. Gregg Nothdurft, Bill Gordon and Eric Birkle all tied for 3rd at 4 under par. On course prizes went to Corey McCue and Graunke. Barb Hoelzle earned the 2nd invitation to the East Skins Game.  Helen's win is her 4th on Tour in 79 starts.

Nothdurft Dominates the Animals Again
May 5, 2019 Salem Twp
Nothdurft again
For the third time in four years Gregg Nothdurft finished regulation play in 1st place, taking his 2nd Title in that stretch. Sunday Gregg tamed a wet track for a convincing 6 under par 66 and a four shot victory. Corey McCue and the ever competitive Rich Dunmore tied for 2nd at 2 under par. Chuck Withey, Joe Robar and top rookie Gregg Paddison all tied for 4th place. On course prizes went to Nothdurft and Tom Moran. Notably McCue and Gary Thomas notched their 50th starts on Tour. Nothdurft finished with a birdie and 2 eagles over the last 5 holes to break from the pack.  The win is Gregg's 7th in 104 Tour starts.  After the weekend's events Rich Dunmore takes over the Money lead and Jeff Klipa holds on to the #1 World Ranking but has Gregg Nothdurft nipping at his heals.
In the Animal House featured event, the Zoo Animal Putt Off, Corey McCue took home the prize on the 1st overtime hole after giving way to a regulation tie with Joe Robar. Dan Gubachy and Willi Hesse took home participation awards.
Corey master putter
Zoo Animal Corey McCue wins putt off.

Ron Hiestand Comes From Behind to Win Sparty
May 4, 2019 Auburn Hills
Winner Ron
Ron Hiestand strung together 3 finishing birdies to overtake and tie Rich Dunmore at the Sparty Classic.  Ron then ground out a tough win in the first playoff of this Tour season to take his 4th Tour title in 78 starts. Both ended regulation with 6 under par 66 scores, 3 shots ahead of 3rd place Joe Brandenburg. Kevin Gregoire continued his hot play and tied Ned Loving for 4th at 1 under par. On course prizes went to Gregg Nothdurft and Gregoire while the Skins Game invite was earned by Jeff Graunke.
Ron Hiestand sinks the winner!

Rich Dunmore Pours it on to take the Cup
April 28, 2019 Ypsilanti
Rich wins
Rich Dunmore closed with birdie birdie eagle finish to come from behind and take the new Tin Cup. Dunmore finished 3 under par and slid past Gregg Nothdurft and Rick Floyd who finished at 2 under. Rookie Don Ward showed he is going to be a force this season by taking 4th. Dunmore took his 14th Tour win in 226 starts and extended his Tour leading consecutive annual win streak to 9 years. On course prize went to Jeff Pasz. Seth Erskine took fewest putts prize while Bob Delorey had the high gross score. And Steve Villerot earned the first invitation to the Skins Game.  2019 marks the first year the Tin Cup is sponsored by Kathy Kowalczyk of Kowality Golf. We thank Kathy for her support! 

New sponsor Kathy Kowalczyk shows off the funds raised for the Tin Cup charity, Common Ground Mobile Medical.

Gregoire Blitzes the Back Nine
April 27, 2019 Dexter
Gregoire Wins
Kevin Gregoire tore thru his back nine at Hudson Mills with 7 birdies and a 30 to take the Chelsea Classic at Hudson Mills Metropark Course. 10 birdies overall gave him a 3 under par 68 and a 2 shot margin over Corey McCue and Dan Gubachy. McCue had 5 birdies and Gubachy 6 on his home course. John Raymond, Helen Puffenberger and Barb Hoelzle all tied for 4th. On course prizes went to McCue and Barb Hoelzle. The win is Kevin's 2nd on Tour. After starting on 18, his back nine began with a birdie on the 9th and finished with 5 in a row to fly into first.

Withey Finds the Green at Pine View
April 20, 2019 Ypsilanti Twp
Withey win!
Winner's check presented by Co-Sponsor Mike Fox

Chuck Withey hit 11 greens on his way to a 3 shot, 4 under par, win at the Pine View Classic on a blustery and, at the end, very wet day. Rookie Gregg Paddison made 5 birdies in his first official event to take 2nd at 1 under par. Kevin Gregoire took 3rd at 2 over par and 2017 winner Corey McCue, Greg Kline and Rick Floyd all tied for 4th at 3 over par. It was Kline's 98th top 4 finish and Floyd's 1st. The win is Chuck's 8th in 131 starts and his 41st top 4 finish. For the second week in a row, the player not playing ascends to World #1 as Jeff Klipa claims the spot for the first time.
Special thanks to our new sponsor and charity, Rollin' with the Homies. The bike riding fundraising team collected $450 to fight MS.
Big donation
Winner Chuck Withey presents charity check to 2 Homies, Corey McCue and Mike Fox.

Sweet Round for Tyler Floyd
April 13, 2019 Oakland Twp
T Floyd wins 2nd in 1st of
Tyler Floyd picked up right where he left off last season with a stellar round at the Sweet Sixteen. Floyd made 6 birdies and 1 eagle and tossed his only two bogeys to post an 8 under par, 5 shot victory. Tim Markel tied Mike Geisser for 2nd at 3 under par. And Nic Duff tied Mike Prieskorn for 4th at 2 under par.  Markel tied Floyd with 31 putts total on the day. The win is Tyler's 2nd in only 13 starts, his other coming at last fall's Western Championship. Gregg Nothdurft notched his 100th Tour start, but relinquished the number one ranking back to Corey McCue after enjoying it for the winter. 

Q-School 2 an even better day!

April 7, 2019 Livonia
With temps approaching 70 degrees, Q-School 2 gave 6 rookies another score for their book. In addition, Mark Winn returns to the Tour for the first time since 2015. Don Ward was again the rookie medalist, topping his Saturday score by 1 with an 80 at Whispering Willows.  For the Vets, John Raymond turned in a second straight strong round, topping Tyler Floyd by 2 with a 2 over par 72. The 'winter soldiers' Chuck Withey and Chris Cooley finished T-3.

Q-School 1 a Great Day

April 6, 2019 Livonia
The weather cooperated for a great Qualifier on Saturday at Fox Creek. The rookie class of 2019 qualified 8 players on day one. Welcome to Don Ward, Greg Paddison, Melek Kayser, Glenn Stockdale, Doug Bell, Mike Fox, Rod Theunissen and Jeff Cubel. Medalist for the day went to Ward with a fine 81 for the round. For the Veterans, Corey McCue's winter workouts paid off with a medalist winning 1 under par 70. He outlasted one of the 'winter warriors' Chris Cooley who shot 1 over 72.

Another Season About to Start!
April 1, 2019
No Fooling!  The registration is open for our season opener, the Sweet Sixteen at Blackheath.  This year the late Easter Holiday messed with the schedule a bit. So we decided to take it easy on you and only count 16 of your holes in the first event of the year! We have several rookies auditioning at Q-School this weekend and a few returning grizzled vets who are looking to hobble up to those Senior Tees this year. The deadline for declaring that choice for the 57 and plus year-olds is today. And a little love to the flat bellies out there. Bring your game boys. The old guys will be hitting wedges into the greens this year! Let's rock this!

Schedule Coming Together
March 19, 2019
The bulk of the 2019 schedule has been confirmed and is available for viewing at the link at the bottom of this page. Begin your planning now.

Message from the CEO

I cannot believe it is already March 5th and at the same time Spring cannot get here soon enough.  I have played a bunch of winter golf here in Michigan and my streak continues.  I’ve gotten to 48 months with at least 1 round per month in Michigan.  Yes, a couple of days were a little Chilly but a small price to pay. 


This week the Golf Show will be at Suburban Show Place in Novi.  The Mulligan Tour will have a booth at the show (Booth 415).  If you are at the show stop by and say hi. 


Regarding the 2019 Season.  We have made some changes to the schedule and rules. 


This year we have added Senior Tees for any player 57 as of June 1st can play the Senior Tees.  Please realize that for most tournaments we are playing from the White Tees and there is no forward Men’s tee box, so in those cases everyone plays the same tees. Those Tournaments we play at a tee box farther back a senior will play the next forward tee box.  In simple terms when we are playing the Blue Tees the Seniors will play the White tees.  All those who are 57 or qualify for the Senior Tees have to elect to be a senior and play the senior tees.  The selection has to be made by April 1st and you will be playing the Senior Tees for the entire year. If you elect to play the Senior Tees you will automatically be placed at the forward tees for all events.  The only exception to this rule is the Senior Open where all players are playing the most forward tee box.


Schedule Changes 

  • This year the first competitive tournament of the year will be Sweet Sixteen.  With Easter on Sunday, April 21. We have moved the Sweet Sixteen up 1 week to give us the open date for Easter
  • The 2 Q School tournaments will be on the weekend of April 6th and 7th
  • We have a new sponsor for the Pineview Classic.  Kelley McCue and her biking group raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis.  They are sponsoring the Pineview classic so we can raise funds for their charity group – biking with the homies. 
  • We have replaced the Ladies Open with the Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament.  This tournament will raise funds to fight Breast Cancer.  We will be providing all woman players with 3 extra strokes to their handicap and the low net woman will get automatic entry into the Tour Championship.  The tournament is an open stroke event with all players eligible to win the tournament purse.
  • Last year we added the Red White and Blue, Canadian Open and U of M Open.  All 3 will continue in 2019. 
  • This year the 2 Stick and Red, White and Blue will be included in handicapping. Do you hear that Scotty Wilsey!? 😊


Commissioner Cup

With the increase in popularity of the Commissioners Cup we have decided to expand the teams to 10 players each. As before the Commissioner is 1 of the players and then the next 7 players will be same as before and come from the top 15 of players in the division money list.  The last 2 players will now be Commissioners pick but the player they choose must meet one of the following requirements.

  • Top 30 of the Tour Overall Money list
  • Top 20 of the Division Money list (any of the 3 divisions)


If you haven’t played in the Commissioners Cup, it is a Ryder Cup style event held over 3 days (Friday-Sunday).  I’ve been fortunate enough to play in 4 so far.  It is a fun event played on a challenging course and an opportunity to socialize with other members. 


New Rules and Pace of Play


In case you haven’t heard the USGA and R&A have made changes to the Rules of Golf. The most common ones that effect the Mulligan Tour will be the looking for lost balls and the flag stick.  The rules have changed to giving players only 3 minutes to look for a lost ball.  The key to the 3-minute rule for the MT is that we want to limit the search to just 2 players in a foursome and the other 2 players head over to hit their shots.  Once they have hit their shots the person looking for ball must stop looking and take their drop.  Trust me 3 minutes will go by quickly.


Regarding the Flag Stick, the rules now allow a player to leave the flag stick in while putting.  Each player will be given the opportunity to leave the flag stick in the hole during their putts.  What we would recommend is that when you are on the green let the other players know if you are planning on leaving the flag stick in so as a foursome can make sure to keep the flag close by to keep pace of play from slowing down on the green.


Pace of Play - is a problem that effects all levels of golf from the Pros to Amateurs.  We continue to look for ways to improve our pace of play so that each group will complete their round at 4.5 hours per round.  To keep this in the fore front of everyone’s mind each week after that weekends tournament we will post the time each group took to play their round.  The key is to get the round complete in 4.5 hours or less.  The second rule is to not to fall out of position with the group ahead of you.  Out of position would be a full hole behind (Obviously on a Par 3 you have to wait for the green to clear).  On Par 4 and Par 5 your group shouldn’t fall a full hole behind and if you are, you need to pick up your pace to catch up.


Payment Options


Over the last year Current has been making changes to their app and platform.  For many the changes have made it difficult if not impossible to use.  I would like for us as a tour to move away from the Current platform but we will continue to let members utilize Current if they so choose.  However, with the noted problems I’ve set Mulligan Tour up with two other payment options besides sending checks.  The two new options are Zelle and PayPal. Below is how you can find me and the Mulligan Tour on each one.


  • Zelle – this is a bank to bank payment process where you can transfer money from your bank account to the Mulligan Tour bank account. To locate me on Zelle you need to set Zelle up on your account and then look for me.

  • PayPal – This just a payment system that is independent of your bank.  PayPal will let you use your bank account or let you pay us with a CC.  PayPal will charge you a fee if you use your CC but depending on your CC rewards program you may find this appealing. If you pay with a CC and PayPal charges us a fee for that payment we will pass those costs on to the member.  Below is how you can find me on PayPal



Finally, during the year we are looking into changing the handicap system so that it will be 5 of 8 instead of the current 3 of 6.  We believe this will smooth out the peaks and valleys for all members and help improve the competitive balance.  As we review the process we will keep the members informed.   


2019 Application and membership dues.


Here is a link to the 2019 Application. If you pay your annual membership dues by March 18 the dues are $100.  After March 18, the membership dues are $120.  You can email me the application or mail them to our PO Box


The Mulligan Tour

PO Box 530097

Livonia, MI 48153



I’m looking forward to another great year and hope to see you all real soon. 





Chuck Withey


The Mulligan Tour will return to the
Novi Golf Show in March

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