Deck our halls instead of yours & host your holiday party at Warren Valley Golf Club! Enjoy our panoramic views, personal event coordinator, & delicious food!

Dates are filling up, so make sure you reserve your room ASAP!

Use the code word “REINDEER” to get your room rental for FREE!

To reserve your room,

call us at (313) 561-1040 ext. 4

That means we’ll have deals Black Friday- Cyber Monday
11/23-11/26 to help you get the perfect gift for the special golfer in your life!

° $100 gift cards for $80
° $50 gift cards for $40
° $25 gift cards for $20
° 18 holes for $18*

*Good through Memorial Day weekend
*M-F anytime time, weekends & holidays after 12 PM

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Deck our halls instead of yours & host your holiday party at Warren Valley Golf Club! Enjoy our panoramic views, personal event coordinator, & delicious food!

Dates are filling up, so make sure you reserve your room ASAP!

Use the code word “REINDEER” to get your room rental for FREE!

To reserve your room,

call us at (313) 561-1040 ext. 4

That’s right- we’re giving away a FREE outing!

There’s no better place to host your next outing than Warren Valley! When you book an outing with us before April 8, 2019, you will be entered to receive your entire outing for FREE!

Includes

18 holes w/cart
Lunch at the turn (hotdog & chips)
Hamburger dinner after golf
1 drink ticket

Parameters

Minimum attendance: 40 golfers | Maximum: 100
Max value of outing: $ 5,300.00

Book before Masters Sunday, April 8, 2019! Drawing will take place after the Masters final round

Upgrades available- call for details!

Questions?
Call us at (313) 561-1040​​

Warren Valley Golf & Banquet Center will be giving away a Free Wedding AGAIN!

Book by March 8, 2019 to be eligible for our giveaway!
*Drawing and food tasting to be held in 2019 (TBD).

Giveaway includes: 1 entree buffet, 6 hour standard bar, & 2 appetizers.

Value of over $7,200!

* Room rental and Ceremony pricing not included.
*Contest is good for up to 150 guests. Anything over is at our standard pricing (upgrades available).

For details, call us at
(313) 561-1040, Ext. 4

View current pricing on our “Weddings” page!

Source: Golf.com
By Debbie Doniger

Stuck in greenside rough? Leave the wedge in your bag and pop it out with your putter. Top 100 Teacher Debbie Doniger (@DebbieDoniger) shows you how it’s done.

Wedges twist in the thick stuff. Your putter won’t.

PRESS YOUR LUCK

Lush, thick grass is nice to picnic on, but it’s a bear to chip from. So why even try? Here’s a dandy little pop shot that I learned (okay, stole) from instruction Hall-of-Famer Jim McLean. Rather than get your wedges in a twist, grab your putter and set up with the ball at or even behind your back foot. (Yeah, way back there.) Lean the shaft toward the target and slightly toward your left pants pocket. Set about 70 percent of your weight over your left side. I use my putter grip on this shot, but you can use whatever hold you want.

With the ball so far back and your hands in the center of your body, shaft lean comes naturally.

HINGE AND DROP

As far as technique goes, you’re basically hinging your wrists and lifting the putterhead straight up — no “swing” or weight shift needed. As soon as the putterhead completes its rise, allow it to drop pendulum-style right back to the ball. The weight of the clubhead — and gravity — makes it easy. Since you’re coming into impact so steeply, the ball will immediately “pop” up into the air (assuming you’ve caught the ball prior to the grass). Don’t worry about following through. Simply stick the putterhead into the spinach. And pick a landing spot short of the hole — this baby’s going to run.

With your weight over your left side, hinge the putter back and up, then let it drop back down to the ball.

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Today is national Mulligan Day! In honor of the holiday & of 2nd chances, read about how the “Mulligan” got its name.
Source: PGA.com
By Bob Denney, PGA of America

It is arguably one of the few sports terms believed to be named after a person, and with ramifications beyond the border of a course and into politics and daily life.

You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the benefits of a Mulligan – the term is now widely used to describe any “do-over,” or second chance after initial failure.

Of course, the rules of golf forbid the Mulligan, though it’s become part of the game. Some golfers apply their own “rules” that the Mulligan will be in “play” once per round, or just on the No. 1 tee.

So, where and when did the Mulligan begin in golf? Well, that depends.

The USGA, and supported by research by GriffGolf.com, found the Mulligan became rooted in the game’s lexicon sometime between the late 1920s and mid-1930s. During that period, Canadian-born amateur David Bernard Mulligan had established himself as a prominent member of clubs that included Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

In the late 1920s, Mulligan had a regular club foursome, which he often drove to the course in a 1920s vintage Briscoe, a touring car.

Once on the first tee, the story goes, his partners allowed him to hit a second ball after mishitting his drive. Mulligan complained that his hands were still numb after driving rough roads and a bumpy Queen Victoria Jubilee Bridge (now Victoria Bridge).

Mulligan joined Winged Foot Golf Club sometime between 1932 and 1933. A generation later, in July 1985, journalist Don Mackintosh interviewed Mulligan for a column, “Around the Sport Circuit.”

Said Mulligan: “I was so provoked with myself that, on impulse, I stooped over and put down another ball. The other three looked at me with considerable puzzlement, and one of them asked, ‘What are you doing?’ ‘I’m taking a correction shot,’ I replied.”

His playing partner asked what he called that.

“Thinking fast, I told him that I called it a ‘Mulligan.’ They laughed and let me play a second ball. After the match, which Mulligan and Spindler won by one point, there was considerable discussion in the clubhouse about that free shot.

“It all worked out amicably enough, but after that it became an unwritten rule in our foursome that you could take an extra shot on the first tee if you weren’t satisfied with your original. Naturally, this was always referred to as ‘taking a Mulligan.’ From that beginning, I guess the practice spread, and the name with it.”

Such a tale appears to be on solid footing, though USGA research hints there’s wiggle room for another “Mulligan.”

John A. “Buddy” Mulligan, a locker room attendant in the 1930s at Essex Fells CC, N.J., would finish cleaning the locker room and, if no other members appeared, play a round with assistant professional, Dave O’Connell and a club member, Des Sullivan (later golf editor of The Newark Evening News).

One day, Mulligan’s opening tee shot was bad and he beseeched O’Connell and Sullivan to allow another shot since they “had been practicing all morning,” and he had not. After the round, Mulligan proudly exclaimed to the members in his locker room for months how he received an extra shot.

The members loved it and soon began giving themselves “Mulligans” in honor of Buddy Mulligan. Sullivan began using the term in his golf pieces in The Newark Evening News. NBC’s “Today Show” ran the story in 2005.

Thus, a “Mulligan” found its niche along in our culture. Its popularity thrives because of who we are – lovers of a good story and a term that somehow fits. It thrives as we are reminded in a classic line from the 1962 John Ford Western film, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”

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By Jessica Marksbury
Source: Golf.com

One top sports agent—a 15-year vet whose clients have included multiple Top 30 players—went under the cover of anonymity to talk about the kind of bank made (and paid) by an average Tour pro.

PLAYER PROFILE
A Top 125 guy. A pro whose Tour card is a no-doubter; who nails down a win in the occasional year; and who can be counted on each season to make it to—and sometimes through—the Dell Technologies event in the FedEx Cup playoffs. His approximate 2017-18 season prize-money earnings was $2,000,000. But the dough doesn’t stop rolling there. Here’s where the rest of his money comes in each year.

His Hat – $250,000–$500,000

“The front of the hat is your No. 1 real estate. On the high end, this deal generally includes other inventory—bag, equipment—as well. If you’re a Top 30 player, you’re definitely making seven figures on this. For a Top 10 guy, you’re looking north of $3 million and getting close to eight figures for the most marketable players in the world. For this deal, a player will be obligated to, on average, commit to giving a company three to four appearance/promotional days per year.”

His Logo/Corporate Deal – $50,000–$100,000

“A player who keeps his card should have a minimum of three to five corporate partners. Maybe that’s a chest deal, a sleeve deal, and a collar deal—plus maybe two other name-and-likeness deals that don’t require a logo. A $100K logo deal usually includes two player obligations: a content-generation day—like a commercial shoot—and a day in a golf setting, like a pro-am or clinic. Generally, each name-and-likeness deal brings in $25K-plus, and requires two meet-and-greet appearances at PGA Tour locations. When you see guys with multiple logos on their chest, that’s a dead giveaway that their apparel deal isn’t paying much. The higher-end deals generally don’t allow additional logos unless they’ve been grandfathered in. Adidas and Under Armour usually allow one extra logo on the sleeve.”

His Clubs – $100,000

“It used to be, you’d be a full-staff Titleist guy, with a Titleist hat, Titleist on your sleeve, a Titleist golf bag, the ball, the glove. For the normal Top 125 player, what’s happened over the years is the equipment dollars have gone down a bit, and the corporate and clothing dollars have come up. Now what you see more of is, say, a Titleist equipment guy—but he’s got a corporation on the front of his hat, and he wears Puma clothes and shoes. He combines equipment, clothing and corporate dollars.”

His Shoes

“Shoes can be a stand-alone dollar source, though it’s not very common. They’re usually tied to a clothing deal.”

His Ball – $50,000–$100,000

“Typically dominated by Titleist. If you’re on Tour, you can expect to get a ball-shoe-glove deal from Titleist—unless you get a ball deal from someone like Callaway, TaylorMade or Srixon. Or Bridgestone, though they’re not as common because Bridgestone is way more selective.”

Incentive Bonuses

From one or all of a player’s sponsors…
For keeping his Tour card: $10,000–$25,000
For a Tour win: $25,000–$100,000
For making Top 30 in the FedEx Cup final: $100,000

CASH IN, CASH OUT
No Tour pro gets it done by himself—to wit, Jordan Spieth’s proverbial “we.” All kinds of “team” members line up to say oui when it’s time for their share of a player’s earnings. Here’s where the cheddar goes.

Caddie’s Cut:
Share of winnings: 6 percent for a made cut; 8 percent for a top 10; 10 percent for a win.
Annual average (at 7 percent): $140,000
Weekly travel stipend: $1,500-$3,000 Average annual total: $192,000

Agent’s Cut:
10 to 20 percent of non-tournament earnings.
Annual average: $105,000

Accountant’s Cut:
Yearly fee of $25-40K, or hourly billing.
Annual average: $32,000

Coach’s Cut:
1 to 3 percent of tournament winnings.
Annual average: $40,000

Trainer’s Cut:
1 to 3 percent of tournament winnings.
Annual average: $40,000

Travel Expenses
$3,000–$5,000 per week (non-majors, not
international) for hotels/homes, food, flights.
Annual average: $130,000

PGA Tour Membership Fees
Annual average: $300

Locker Room Attendant/Valet Tips
Annual average: $5,000

Disability Insurance
Annual average: $10,000

“I’ve never done a policy for one of my guys for less than $1 million,” the agent says. “The Tour has a policy that kicks in after a certain amount of months for a certain amount of time, but those policies are capped financially. Guys generally buy a supplemental policy worth $1-5 million. The agent would be doing his client a disservice if he didn’t encourage this.”

BALANCE SHEET
Average total Tour earnings: $2,000,000
Average total non-tournament earnings: $700,000
Average total outlay: $554,000
Average net profit (before taxes): $2,146,000

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Warren Valley is the perfect place to host your wedding! With panoramic views, a personal event coordinator, & delicious food, you won’t want to have your wedding anywhere else!

Contact an event coordinator to assist you in planning your special event by calling (313) 561-1040 ext 2
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Retief Goosen, Dottie Pepper, Billy Payne and Calvin Peete are among 15 finalists under consideration to be part of the 2019 induction class of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The list, unveiled on Tuesday, includes individuals from four different countries who advanced through four different eligibility criteria.

The finalists were selected by a 20-person sub-committee that included six WGHOF members. To be considered, each had to meet minimum qualifications based on the category. Male and female competitors, for instance, must have 15 or more worldwide professional wins or at least two wins in any of the majors. The veterans category consists of players whose competitive careers primarily occurred prior to the 1980. Lifetime Achievement include those who made significant contributions outside the competitive arena.

The WGHOF Selection Commission, a 16-person group, will meet next week to discuss each finalist’s candidacy. To be inducted, a finalist must receive at least 75 percent approval. Those earning a place in the final class will be announced on Oct. 10.

The induction of the Class of 2019 will take place in Pebble Beach, Calif., on June 10, 2019, the Monday prior to the U.S. Open.

Male Competitor
Retief Goosen
Graham Marsh
Corey Pavin
Hal Sutton

Female Competitor
Susie Maxwell Berning
Beverly Hanson
Sandra Palmer
Dottie Pepper
Jan Stephenson

Lifetime Achievement
Peggy Kirk Bell
Billy Payne
Dennis Walters

Veterans
Jim Ferrier
Catherine Lacoste
Calvin Pette

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