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Happy New Year Resolutions for Mecca Golfers

By Greg Johnson #1 I will improve my golf swing: It can start with some instruction ranging from a lesson or two from a qualified professional to an instruction seminar, golf school or simply just practicing more. When you improve your swing, you will enjoy one of your favorite activities…

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Greg Johnson’s Three Favorite Mecca Moments From 2023

Greg Johnson is a notable sportswriter that handles PR for the Gaylord Golf Mecca. Featured photo: Greg Johnson, center, with PGA Golf Professional Bob Bales, left, and David Murray, right, at October Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Induction day. 1 In June I helped host golf writers from around the…

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Merry Mecca Christmas
Happy Holidays Gift Ideas

By Greg Johnson The Gaylord Golf Mecca may be closed down for the winter, but we have a foursome of gift ideas at a range of price points (just like golf in the Mecca) to help you make for the merriest holiday celebrations. While the establishment of Mecca golf packages…

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Ultimate Golf Giveaway Winner Announced

Josh Martin of Rittman, Ohio, and one of his regular golf buddies were making their way through the Cleveland, Ohio, Golf Show last winter, a little overwhelmed by the size of the crowd but checking things out. They wedged their way to a Gaylord Golf Mecca booth that caught their…

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Gaylord Golf Mecca Thankful for 2023 Visiting Golfers

By Greg Johnson Golfers have been coming back to the Gaylord Golf Mecca for 37 years, including the recently concluded and wonderfully bustling 2023 season, and many are already booking for year 38 in 2024. The Mecca, ever thankful, started as a cooperative marketing effort for its collection of golf…

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Winter Golf Survival Tips

By Greg Johnson The Gaylord Golf Mecca, a paradise for golfers and America’s favorite summer golf destination, switches to a winter wonderland of skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and more in the winter. But this doesn’t leave golfers out in the cold. You can stay connected to golf and the Gaylord…

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Indian River Golf Club Welcomes Golfers Longer By Greg Johnson Indian River Golf Club is a welcoming place, bills itself as the friendliest golf course in the north and follows that up with a we-are-still-open plan each fall. “Most of our members are gone, but we try to stay open…

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Ryder Cup Week Can Include Your Golf, Too By Greg Johnson It’s Ryder Cup Week and golf fans are abuzz about what is happening this week at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, but it’s also a great time to get a few final rounds in at one…

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By Greg Johnson 1. Trees for miles with colorful leaves framing green grass and vistas you will not believe. In fact, you have to see it to believe it. 2. The Mecca marketing group features 16 beautiful championship golf courses packaged any way you like at the price point you…

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Black Lake Golf Club Wows in Fall

By Greg Johnson Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, like all the golf courses that are part of the Gaylord Golf Mecca, has enjoyed a wonderful golf season to this point. Here’s the best news: It only gets better as summer gives way to fall. “When the weather cooperates some…

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