Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Simply Stunning

I've been spoiled, no doubt about it. The doors that have been opened with MGL Radio & TV often lead me onto the first tee of some of the world's most breathtaking courses. In the past 48 hours, the very best that America has to offer was on display in northern Michigan.

On Sunday, we shot an update to the popular Arcadia Bluffs MGL-TV program. With chopper overhead, the crew on the ground capturing the stunning scenery, and perfect weather, we made our way around the #10 Public Course in the US (Golf Digest). I can't even begin to describe how beautiful the entire scene was but can't wait to show it to you on TV in the days to come.

Monday morning's schedule was filled with a promotional shoot at Crystal Mountain Resort, in preparation for a special event we're hosting there Labor Day weekend. Rarely have I anticipated the conclusion of a shoot with such excitement because our next stop is listed in the Top 20 Courses In The World - Crystal Downs.

Another stunning day. Another stunning course. Another reminder of the blessings of life and the wonder of summer in Michigan.

I want to hear from you - what is the most scenic, stunning course you've played?

1 comment:

Matt said...

After joining you on that 36 hole masterpiece, I have to say that Arcadia Bluffs and Crystal Downs jump to the top of my list of favorite places to play. The beauty of Arcadia Bluffs is hard to beat. Everywhere you look is another picture perfect scene. Most courses have one "signature" hole, Arcadia can claim to have 18. Every golfer out there should make it a point to play there at least once - but when you do you will be back to play it again and again.

As for Crystal Downs, it is a course that carries a lot of prestige but the surroundings (like the clubhouse) are somewhat understated. It is all about the golf at Crystal. The scoring is all done with your putter. The greens roll true, but the slopes will have you scratching your head after your ball rolls 10 feet past the cup after having only 2 feet left for par. Crystal carries a lot of tradition and you can feel that mystique throughout the round.

Thanks Bill for allowing me the privilege to join the MGL crew at Arcadia Bluffs, then tagging along to play Crystal Downs - 2 rounds of golf I will remember for a lifetime.