SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
MSU Takes 2017 B1G Women’s Golf Championship Title – Spartan Will at its Finest
April 23rd, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Like a well trained, well equipped, motivated, and organized force;  the Michigan State Women’s Golf Team decided the 2017 B1G Women’s Golf Championship was their prize to capture. To those who were desiring of holding off MSU – our sincerest condolences.  Oh, and the truck you believe just hit you? It looked to be the color Green – more specifically WEB Color: 18453B.

2017 MSU Women’s Golf Team. Yes, they are smiling. The reason? They know (as do many opponents) that after three rounds they are likely taking a title home with them.

MSU blitzed the competition in the 3rd and Final Round of play to claim the victory at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio.  The Spartans overcame #12 Northwestern’s 4 stroke lead at the start of the day and beat them by 2 strokes overall – finishing the tournament at + 2 PAR (866) to the Wildcats +4 (868).

The reward – a sixth B1G Championship for Head Coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll and a trip (for the entire team) to the NCAA Regional Championships.

For the Tournament MSU’s Sarah Burnham (JR) placed 2nd at -5 PAR (211), Allyson Geer (F) finished 4th EVEN PAR (216), Katie Sharp (RS JR) placed (T) 5th at +2 PAR (218), Carolyn Markley (SO) and Paz Marfa (F) placed (T) 25th at +12 PAR (228) and Logan Otter (RS F) finished at +21 PAR (T) 53rd.

Similar to its taking the title of the Buckeye Classic last weekend MSU overcame a national power (Texas last week and Northwestern this week) after spotting the competition a first round lead.

For the 2017 B1G Championship MSU wore down Northwestern’s 10 stroke lead after round 1 in two distinctly different manners.  On Saturday MSU’s Burnham scorched the PAR 72 course with a  B1G Championship and MSU all-time individual round low (-9 PAR 63).  On Sunday the entire MSU squad was the total difference.  MSU adhered to the adage play-the-course-not-the-competition.  Geer, Sharp, Markely shot under PAR final rounds and Otter shot +1 PAR. Burham shot a +3 PAR and Marfa shot a +4 PAR.  Meanwhile Northwestern seemed to do the opposite and faded in the final day as four players shot +5 to +12 PAR for the round.

Michigan’s Elodie Van Dievoet shot a -2 PAR for the final round (-6 210 overall) to claim the individual title by one stroke over Burnham.  It is the second week in a row Burnham placed 2nd in the individual scoring to pace the squad in its title grabbing venture.  Burnham was the B1G Golfer of the Week last week and given her unprecedented round on Saturday will likely receive similar recognition this week.

As for Slobodnik-Stoll it is another B1G Title in a stellar career.  The former MSU player in 20 coaching seasons has led MSU to six B1G Titles, and with today’s victory 18 NCAA Regional appearances.

Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll, alongside her mentor and former MSU women’s golf coach, Mary Fossum. With today’s title, the two have combined to win 12 Big Ten Championships.

 


40 Responses  
  • I Believe writes:
    April 23rd, 20173:32 pmat

    We are the (B1G) champions, my friend. Because we kept on fighting ’til the end …

    B1G Champs

    • Jeffrey Lubeck writes:
      April 23rd, 20173:44 pmat

      Highly placed sources tell TUS Reports that all MSU team members were reading TUS Compliance Rules of Golf – including the section: It ain’t over ’til your in the clubhouse and your score is properly recorded – prior to Sunday’s play. It should be noted the course is worth 3 credits in Interdisciplinary Sciences.

      • GoSt8Go writes:
        April 23rd, 20176:34 pmat

        I’ve got nothing to say, perfect.

  • 79 Spartan writes:
    April 23rd, 20174:49 pmat

    Nothing like B1G hardware to bring out the smiles.
    Rocking the attire as well.

    NICE !!!

    Congrats to the team for a rousing championship win.

  • USMC Retired writes:
    April 23rd, 20175:31 pmat

    Amazing they were collectively 10 better than NWU – that’s some GREAT Golf!

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    April 23rd, 20175:40 pmat

    way to go green. true champions!

  • Kindle writes:
    April 23rd, 20176:10 pmat

    Outstanding!!

  • GoSt8Go writes:
    April 23rd, 20176:36 pmat

    B1G Champs!

  • JustABum writes:
    April 24th, 20171:46 amat

    Nice to read and see the lady golfers making great memories! Stacey Slobonik Stoll is a great coach. Most of these ladies earn academic Big Ten honours as well.

    • 79 Spartan writes:
      April 24th, 20177:25 amat

      Good point. 5 *****

  • 89 Chemistry writes:
    April 24th, 20174:19 pmat

    MSU’s fourth B1G Women’s Golf Title in seven years deserves a little more analysis. Look for that from me, in a Comment below, tomorrow.

    For now, I only have time for a note on another competitive women’s team. I do not understand which three boats were “NCAA boats” and which were not, but the upshot is that Sunday was a good day for MSU Rowing’s visit to a pretty good (and deep) Radcliffe:
    http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/w-crew/recaps/042317aaa.html

    • GoSt8Go writes:
      April 24th, 20175:58 pmat

      saw the same story, and was also confused about which boats were which. It’s going to take some elbow grease to create the official “when is a boat race really over for the officially sanctioned ‘NCAA boats'” regulations. Especially given that we must eliminate two other regulations to add this one.

    • JustABum writes:
      April 25th, 20173:47 amat

      MSU’s women’s rowing has a very good reputation. Emily Regan walked-on at State in the ’00s and participated in the 2016 Olympics winning a gold medal in the women’s eight competition.

  • USMC Retired writes:
    April 24th, 20175:45 pmat

    Big Ten Conference has Yet to post the Woman’s Golf standings after the Championship on Sunday – they’ve put up the notice about NWU and Acorns being the favorites and all the other Championships that were decided over the weekend (won by schools I will not mention for fear of causing gastro-anatomical disasters), but thining about MSU winning this particular Golf Championship. I pointed out the error of their ways on their home page

  • Kindle writes:
    April 24th, 20179:19 pmat

    Yesterday–4/23/17–MSU Womens’ Softball Defeated No. 25 Ohio State, 7-6
    Ebonee Echols had 3 hits and the game-winning RBI. Also Sarah Gutknecht was celebrated for her senior day.

  • Kindle writes:
    April 24th, 20179:23 pmat

    Catching up with a former Spartan: Check this link below.
    Former MSU football player reflects on life coming from an orphanage ~~~~~

    http://statenews.com/article/2017/04/john-shinsky-orphanage

  • Kindle writes:
    April 24th, 20179:30 pmat

    MSU running back Gerald Holmes views senior season as ‘go-to year’

    By Eric Woodyard | ewoodyar@mlive.com
    Follow on Twitter
    on April 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM, updated April 24, 2017 at 1:04 PM

    FLINT, MI – With numerous sexual allegations and investigations clouding the Michigan State football program, negative thoughts could easily consume the minds of some players.

    Not Gerald Holmes.

    Listening to the speeches of motivational speaker Eric Thomas every morning is how the Flint native starts his days.

    Also, carrying the disappointment of last year’s 3-9 finish has his mind set on a path to greatness.

    The senior running back said he views his senior season as a “go-to year.”

    “You’re going to see a mix of everything … just domination,” Holmes said. “Thomas Rawls … Adrian Peterson. I’m trying to give y’all everything. I’ve got guys who I look up to at the next level. So just basically an overall consistent player.”

    On Saturday, Holmes took time out of his busy schedule to inspire kids at the second annual Fresh Flint Festival. He showed up to the Dort Federal Event Center wearing his No. 24 Spartans uniform for about an hour before rushing back to East Lansing to finish homework.

    Holmes, 22, said he hasn’t slowed down since the regular season with intense training and school work. As a junior, the 6-foot-1, 222-pound power back carried the ball 91 times for 431 rushing yards and five touchdowns as the second option behind LJ Scott.

    For his career, he has amassed 1,015 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.

    “I want to be more consistent. I want to be way more productive than I have been,” Holmes said. “I’ll always be way tougher on myself no matter if I go for 500 yards or 1,000 yards, I still want to keep shooting for greatness.

    “This year, it’s about adding on to what I’ve been doing,” he added. “I’ve got some more personal stats, that I don’t want to share, but I want to keep climbing the ladder with more touchdowns, more yardage and more opportunities to win games.”

    Although Holmes got the start at running back for the MSU Green-White spring game on April 1, projected starter Scott did not play. Holmes finished with 61 yards on 21 carries but junior Madre London finished with a team-high 127 yards off 15 carries.

    Competing within a strong running back corps is pushing Holmes to step his game up. It’s now or never.

    “It’s going to be a time to shine and basically blossom off the other years I’ve been producing,” Holmes said. “Once again, I use Flint as something to push me and put the city on my back to keep shining a light.

    “I’m trying to make a dream come true to play at the next level.”

  • Kindle writes:
    April 24th, 20179:36 pmat

    To be announced when you wake to Tuesday’s news~~~per Mark Snyder @ freep.com

    Little Caesars Arena expected to announce U-M, MSU hoops games Tuesday

    Little Caesars Arena is trying to make a splash.

    So Tuesday morning will be a major opportunity.

    Olympia Entertainment has called a press conference for 10 a.m. “to make a major college basketball announcement” featuring the head coaches from Michigan, Michigan State, Oakland and Detroit Mercy.

    It’s expected that they’ll announced a doubleheader for mid-December, featuring games with Oakland facing Michigan State and Michigan facing Detroit Mercy.

    The MSU-Oakland matchup is the renewal of a yearly series that has alternated between the Breslin Center and the Palace of Auburn Hills.

    Michigan and Detroit Mercy have a distant history, but this game will be more about the coaches than the past as it will pit John Beilein against his former U-M assistant Bacari Alexander, who will be in his second season at UDM.

    The first college basketball games at LCA will be a precursor to the arena hosting the Horizon League tournament next March and the NCAA tournament first and second round games thereafter.

  • I Believe writes:
    April 26th, 20172:05 pmat

    Michael Licata has created a playlist worthy of Kindle / NFR …

    Woah

    Scores

  • Kindle writes:
    April 26th, 20175:00 pmat

    We’ll be checking out the playlists Steve.

    In the meantime, “Mr. Otterhair,” can I assume you are a fan of Logan OTTER?!?!

    Note: Logan is a freshman and is seated at the far right in the first of the 3 photos Jeff posted for this thread.

    • 89 Chemistry writes:
      April 27th, 20174:23 pmat

      I want you to know that I have not been on the site since Tuesday, and wrote what I wrote about Otter (below) before seeing this Comment.

      (I tried to formulate a linking or transitional quip re: Logan & Otterhair, but nothing came together as a complete sentence.)

  • Kindle writes:
    April 26th, 20175:02 pmat

    Tigers vs Mariners is tonight’s free MLB Network game. (7:10 PM )

    • USMC Retired writes:
      April 26th, 20178:21 pmat

      Thanks for putting this up, luckily, I didn’t see it until now – Tigers score 19 runs on day and 0 the next – very, very professional

      • USMC Retired writes:
        April 27th, 20177:05 amat

        They are on regionally for MLB, but Fl will probably get the Mets -Atl game at 1300R

  • Kindle writes:
    April 27th, 20178:15 amat

    From last night—an interesting item and new trivia question involving the Chicago Bulls

    Christopher Kamka‏ @ckamka 11h11 hours ago
    Most Free Throws made by an opponent without a miss, #Bulls playoff history: 23 done twice, including tonight pic.twitter.com/lh9XGccZL6

  • Kindle writes:
    April 27th, 20178:18 amat

    Cole Hahn, a class of 2017 kicker from Des Moines, Iowa, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Wednesday morning.

    Hahn was previously committed to Iowa, but flipped his commitment to join the Spartans just two months before the class of 2017 is set to report to campus.

    According to The Des Moines Register, Hahn’s commitment to the Hawkeyes was as a walk-on. In his commitment message to Michigan State on Thursday morning, Hahn indicated that he is “accepting a scholarship opportunity to play for Coach Dantonio and Michigan State.”

    Hahn (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) is ranked the No. 16 kicker in the country by Kohl’s kicking, which notes he is a “very coordinated kicker who has very good field goal range.

    Hahn will now be one of two scholarship kickers on Michigan State’s roster for 2017. He’ll join Matt Coghlin, who joined the team in 2016 and redshirted.

    Those two will presumably compete in fall camp to replace four-year starter Michael Geiger.

    Cole Hahn‏ @cole_hahn1 2h2 hours ago
    Proud to announce my commitment. Go Green!!

    • 89 Chemistry writes:
      April 27th, 20174:06 pmat

      An — interesting — use of MSU’s final scholarship (assuming the Title IX Three are dismissed by fall and no one else leaves).

      I had read that Coghlin and Scanlon did okay in the G&W scrimmage. There is no interest for Hahn from the main recruiting services, and apparently Hahn had had no interest in MSU or anyone besides the Hawkeyes. (Hahn is from West Des Moines.) And there certainly are other positions in need of support. But between the Kohl camp performance and what the MSU staff otherwise saw perhaps he was too good a prospect to pass up.

      (Scanlon was a scholar at WMU before transferring to State as a walk-on.)

    • 89 Chemistry writes:
      April 27th, 20174:31 pmat

      And Kindle — Oops! I did not notice you mentioned Hahn’s home town. I was not trying to correct Des Moines by adding “West” in a snide/fastidious way!

      • Kindle writes:
        April 27th, 20175:05 pmat

        It’s all good ’89.
        Keep the comments coming. There are far too few these days.

  • JustABum writes:
    April 27th, 20178:58 amat

    Congratulations and welcome aboard Cole Hahn.

    If there’s anything in the name, it may be a good omen to have kicker with the name of a shoe brand. I believe I still have few pair of Cole Haan casual and dress shoes.

    • Kindle writes:
      April 27th, 20175:23 pmat

      Like!

    • GoSt8Go writes:
      April 27th, 20177:50 pmat

      have a pair myself. I wonder if they make a kicking shoe 😉

  • 89 Chemistry writes:
    April 27th, 20174:16 pmat

    The 2017 B1G Women’s Golf Championship: A Closer Exposition, Analysis, and Narrative Regarding Michigan State’s Victory.

    In analyzing the Tournament “team” win, I will begin by expanding on Jeff’s summary of individual three-day results. It is truly remarkable that three of MSU’s six players finished in the top 10% of a field of 14 teams; any of them would likely be the alpha female on most B1G squads. Almost as remarkable is that only one Spartan did not finish in the top third of the field — and even that Spartan rose above the lower tier.

    But individual multi-day performance does not matter for Team Tournament scoring. Only the best four scores of the team on each day matter. For example, 69-63-99 and 77-77-77 both result in what would be an above-average score of 231 [a par +5 per day average] for a B1G player on this course this year. Yet the former would have given a better contribution to MSU’s score than any player managed in 2017 — whereas the latter would have not helped MSU at all. (I grant that someone who shot 63 and followed up with 99 the next day might be drug-tested and CT-scanned — but that’s another story…)

    I put “team” in quotation marks earlier to signal that there are differences between golf and what we normally think of as team efforts. Unlike revenue sports, teammates are not interacting. Nor, in this case, does the play of every competitor count toward the team’s success or failure (like in, e.g., a commercial group project). Nor do golfers “play the competiton”. (In episodes where they do, it’s called interference — and somebody deserves to be disqualified.) Golf plays out with each woman acting alone against her environment during her allotted time on the course — period. The most we can say about golf as a “team competition” is that the qualifying scores of MSU for a round / set of rounds were better or worse than (or equal to) the qualifying scores of another team on the same golf course on the same day(s). Thus the implication of, e.g., MSU “beating” NW, is an artifice — and that of, e.g., MSU “overtaking” or wearing down NW’s lead, is a half-truth — because MSU does not affect how well or poorly NW plays. (The poetic license is especially worth pointing out because I sometimes use such misnomers, too.)

    On looking at the team scores, the first thing to be said is that this Championship win made for a fine dramatic narrative for MSU. Had results for Round 2 been swapped with Round 3’s reuslts, a big part of the narrative would have been Cinderella Wisconsin’s epic collapse. Swapping Round 1 with Round 3 would have produced a narrative of MSU nearly blowing a nearly insurmountable lead. All permutations lead to V4MSU, but some are more satisfying than others.

    (Before proceeding further, I have to propose a novel term: V4MSUaOMSU (…and Only MSU). It looks like MSU and NW were two strokes away from tying, and I do not know if sudden-death contingencies were in place for this Tournament. That margin (two strokes) turned out to be coincidentally fateful.)

    The scoreboard shows that five B1G teams were ranked above MSU before the Tournament. It took a combination of several interrelated factors to overcome such unfavorable auspices and make V4MSUaOMSU happen. I have identified four:

    * MSU-WG continued its recent tendency to play above its in-season norm at Tournament time;
    * Geer played consistently at a high level, and Burnham & Sharp nearly so;
    * Two instances of luck that benefitted MSU — and none that took the Title out of MSU’s reach;
    * Adequate-to-strong rounds by the other three Spartans at the right time.

    The first point is readily evident. With five teams ranked higher than MSU, one would expect MSU to finish sixth in its rounds. Not so. In Round One — on a day which no Spartan played great — MSU finished fifth. It was, furthermore, a worst round [298, par +10] that was better than the best round of half of the field; better than the average round of ten B1G teams; and better than the worst round of everyone else except for NW and OSU. After Round One, MSU logged the best [283, par -5] and second-best [285, par -3] rounds of the Tournament. Only three other teams managed to score an under-par round throughout the Tournament — and none of those (NW; OSU; WI) did it more than once.

    Which is not surprising: It is not easy for a college player to break par on a good-but-unfamiliar course. MSU played 18 rounds of golf last weekend. Only four of those rounds went under par — and no Spartan limboed under par more than once. So what I mean by a “high level” includes shooting 73 on a par 72 course. That threshold is empirical (and admittedly specific to this golf course): Every Spartan that logged 73 or better last weekend saw her round count toward MSU’s Round. Moreover, a team that had players shooting 73 all of the time would have finished ahead of third-place OSU last weekend. With regard to the second point, then: Allyson Geer posted a 73 or better for all of her rounds (i.e., “consistently”) — while Sarah Burnham and Katie Sharp each did so on two of their rounds. Sharp had the additional distinction (along with Geer) of having every one of her rounds count toward MSU’s Rounds.

    I suppose some explanation of luck is necessary to examine the third point. In one sense, luck denotes a set of unlikely events that is/are far from readily reproducible. In another sense, the set of events are beyond the subject’s control. In either sense, luck is seldom far away in many human endeavors.

    The former sense pertains insofar as it did not fall upon MSU in a negative way: On no day did three Spartans shoot so poorly that MSU’s Round score(s) would be too high for MSU to finish with a total score of 868 or less. It also pertains to Burnham’s nine-under-par performance in the second Round. For one thing, it is more common for an athlete to achieve her personal best at a small-to-medium-stakes event than at a high-stakes event wherein the achievement made a difference in winning: There are far more opportunities to excel in the former than in the latter. More importantly, it should be obvious that if there were no luck involved in Burnham’s 63, then she should have been able to post another round at or near 63 on another day. She did not come close. Burnham is an excellent golfer, and the round was a glorious achievement. But I am confident she could play that course another 20 times this spring and not notch 63 or better again. Remember the adage about luck being preferable to being good? Well, to do some things, one has to be both lucky and good. Burnham was both on Saturday — and I could not be happier for her and our beloved Spartans for it.

    Luck in the other sense had to transpire for MSU to win the Championship: Northwestern had to have what was, for a 12th-ranked team, a bad Round. That is what happened Sunday. On a day when three teams scored 287 or less, NW — which had averaged under 287 in its other Rounds — scored 295. It was more likely than not that NW would score under 292 in Round 3 — which would have secured the Championship for the Wildcats.

    The prevailing theme of the Tournament Title, however, was what the Spartans did and when they did it. It does not take a total team effort to win a Championship under the B1G-WG Tournament format; it only takes four outstanding golfers. But MSU needed and got all six women to contribute in order to best NW for the Championship. That brings me to my fourth point — one that meshes nicely with the order in which events (more or less) unfolded:

    After Round 1, another qualifying round of 77 was probably not going to help MSU do well enough to win the Title — even with Burnham’s scorched-earth march to The 19th Hole. Enter Paz Marfa. She shot 75 [par +3] in Round 2 — not great, but a step in the right direction for the Spartans that matched Sharp’s improvement from the day before. (Sharp parred (to coin a word?).) Had Marfa shot a 77 (her first-round score) instead, the Spartans would not have ultimately bested the Wildcats. And had Marfa gotten her 75 score in Round 3 instead of Round 2, it would not have helped MSU at all.

    Exit Marfa. In Round Three, Geer [70, par -2] and Sharp [71, par -1] were finally able to get under par and set up Burnham to finish what she started Saturday. But not so! Burnham would finish with a 75 Sunday — and another qualifying round of 75 was not going to help MSU V4MSUaOMSU. For {70 + 71 + 75 + x = 286} implies x = 70 — meaning that either [A] one of the supporting underclassmen would have to finish two under par or better; or [B] two of the of the supporting underclassmen would have to displace Burnham and combine for no worse than 145 [par +1]; or [C] MSU would have to accept less than an outright Title after 54 holes. Based on the first two days’ play, neither [A] nor [B] seemed likely.

    Exit Burnham(!) Enter Carolyn Markley. Rising forth from the anonymous par-plus-several B1G masses, she broke par on Sunday with a 71 [par -1]. That, along with the scores of Geer, Sharp, and Burnham, would have been enough to ultimately finish even with Northwestern. But it would take one more unsung Spartan to seize V4MSUaOMSU.

    Given how things had been going, that turned out to be the unlikeliest Spartan of all.

    Consider Logan Otter. Tarnished in the oil slick of a first-round 85 [par +12], young Otter was at risk of finishing dead last in the 14-team field. As Jeff pointed out, she improved by several strokes on Saturday. But Otter would have to improve by several more strokes to crack open the bivalve of B1G Tournament relevance.

    It was an upstream — er, uphill climb. But Otter overcame the current of undertowing self-doubt and finished with a 73 [par +1] on Sunday. Burnham’s not-bad-but-insufficient score did not have to be counted, and Otter earned an etching onto Spartan Golf’s totem pole.

    Thus did Markey & Otter, a la [B] (above), combine for 144 [par] — and contribute to V4MSUaOMSU in Round 3. And good thing, too. Had Markey played only slightly better than she had earlier, then MSU would have finished second overall. Had Otter played only slightly better than she had earlier, then MSU and NW would have tied.

    (On the other hand, ye would have been spared my strained Lutraean metaphors. Winning isn’t everything, indeed.)

    • Kindle writes:
      April 27th, 20175:14 pmat

      For the first time in MSU women’s golf history, the Spartans swept the Big Ten Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year Honors, the conference announced this week.

      http://statenews.com/article/2017/04/msu-womens-golf-sweeps-awards-for-the-first-time-in-program-history

    • JustABum writes:
      April 28th, 20173:45 amat

      ’89 Chem, your analysis parameters area a first for me. I have belonged to and played for three competitive clubs in Ireland, one in the States and played high school golf. Have enjoyed an occasional game with Sarah Helly who had the second lowest stroke average on Marshall’s team in 2015 and won Ireland’s Women Amateur in 2015. Coaches or club comp committee chairmans look at two main criterion when pairing and assigning tee slots for their teams; a player’s scoring average and the old “horses for courses” factor. All other variables are not controllable. MSU’s gals with the lowest scoring averages are proven consistent players and the inspiration for teammates. MSU’s best players were consistent over the three days with only two having poorer performances on the final day.

      To further my point that teams with the best group of individual stroke averages is the key, just look at the top NCAA women’s golf programs. These schools have the top amateurs playing for them with the best supporting cast. Last year, Duke had the Maguire sisters and a few others with par stroke averages, USC is the same, Leona Maguire was the top women amateur in the world last year and Duke placed well in the NCAA’s. MSU has Burnham and Geer and their supporting cast consist of proven amateur event winners from Ohio, Illinois and Spain. So, IMHO luck doesn’t come into play unless NW’s gals hit flagsticks and lipped out all day long, or MSU benefit from better weather conditions.

      Horses for courses helps a coach decide when a teammate tees off and who they are paired with or against. This also inspires teammates. My club will send me out second or third on certain courses because I score better on certain types of course designs or playing conditions. Players have favourite environments and that could be the wild card. As a player with a higher stroke average competing, your teammates performance in previous days and the teams past performance in like events or early tourneys are a source of confidence to perform better in big events.

      If your not convinced team does exist in golf, look at the Ryder, Presidents, Walker or Solheim Cups. How does a European team consisting of fewer top ranked pros than the USA dominant the Ryder Cup event? Continuity in team structure and culture keeps Europe winning. The medalist on a team inspires their teammates to never give-up. Their presence and performance on the 1st or 2nd day of tourneys alone keeps players whomever having a tough day grinding, which may turn-around and turn into a good round and benefit the team.

      I joined a new club this year because my favourite course in Ireland is being mismanaged. It’s heart breaking to see a top course run like a muni. My new club asked me to play on the J.B. Carr team next week, and I am playing a lot fewer rounds than desired but scoring because I am putting and chipping okay. If the match is on a tight penal course, I will not be doing my club any favours if my driver or long irons don’t improve in a week!

  • 89 Chemistry writes:
    April 27th, 20174:46 pmat

    * MSU Baseball beat Toledo 11-1 on Wednesday. Weather forecasts have prompted the B1G to make Friday a double-header for MSU at Northwestern, beginning at 1 PM ET (BTN2Go). The series will conclude Saturday.

    * MSU Women’s Golf has its marching orders:
    http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/w-golf/spec-rel/042717aac.html


Leave a Reply

http://theusualsuspects.us.com/2017/04/23/msu-takes-2017-b1g-womens-golf-championship-title-spartan-will-at-is-finest/You must be logged in to post a comment.

SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
»  Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa
© Copyright, The Usual Suspects - All rights reserved.
%d bloggers like this: