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Top 31 Moments in the UP! #26 – “Teenage Dream”

July 15, 2013

DPP_GG00047Continuing with the countdown I was doing research on the sports news in the upper peninsula and I came across an article stating that the first round of the UPLGA has been completed and all the high seeds advanced. That brought back to mind one of my favorite days during July when I saw a young 16 year old junior from Marquette Senior High School win the ULPGA Championship at Indian Lake Golf Course in Manisitque on July 18, 2012. Her name was Avery Rochester.

In the championship match held that afternoon, Avery beat seasoned veteran Polly Anderson of DePere, Wis. in match play 4 and 3 but she did it in remarkable fashion. On the 15th hole, she sunk a 20-foot birdie putt to seal the deal. (You can see the shot on the highlights below) 

I had never been to this golf course and I never got to watch Avery play during the High School season because I started working at TV 6 in June when the season already finished. When I got to the first tee of the championship hole I saw Avery and Polly and I thought this was going to be “David vs. Golliath” match but it was actually the opposite.

After seven holes Avery was 3-up, but Anderson stormed back to win the next three holes to even the match heading to the back nine. So you thought this is when the tides were turning? That was not the case. This Redette had an immense amount of composure as she won the next four holes in a row starting on the 12th.

I had never seen anything like that before in my time up there. When I parked my car outside the golf course, I saw Avery walk out of a trailer next to the station car and I thought to myself, “She won this tournament staying in there the whole week? That’s extremely impressive for a young teen who probably just celebrated her sweet sixteen this past year!”

Now here is the quote of the entire moment. When I asked at the clubhouse how she felt about being crowned UPLGA championship she said, “I don’t really know what to feel right now. I’m happy, I’m excited, it’s just overwhelming,”

Avery is such a fun girl who cherishes every moment and doesn’t forget anything. I wish her all the luck going to University of Missouri to play golf. She will do great as a Tiger for the next four years!

Highlight Express May 23rd 2013

May 24, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer covers High School Softball at Ishpeming and Negaunee plus local golf, tennis, and track scores.

Photos of Golfers at Marquette Invitational

May 23, 2013

Take a look at all these swings from Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Kingsford, Gladstone, and Menominee.

Highlight Express May 22nd 2013

May 23, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer covers High School golf in Marquette plus local golf and track scores.

The Marketing of Golf

February 7, 2012

Donnie Dwyer talks about Marketing in the world of golf and breaks down the different dimensions…

Photo of the Day: Luke Donald

October 24, 2011

Luke Donald poses with Donald Duck after winning the Children's Miracle Network Classic on Sunday. (John Raoux, Associated Press)

This is an awesome photo because it is of two Donald’s in the same picture. The funny part about me posting this on my blog is that my name is Donald and I also have a picture with Donald Duck. I also notice some similarities between the two in this picture. They are both really classy and they have big smiles. But in the end, to win that tournament after being 5 shots down is very impressive. I don’t care if your name is Donald or not, that’s winning at the highest level…

True Story: Golfer Elliot Saltman wins body weight in ham

October 7, 2011


Scottish golfer Elliot Saltmanmade a hole-in-one during his second round at the Madrid Masters to earn a tasty prize — his body weight in ham.

Saltman made the shot from the par-3 third at El Encin Golf Hotel. Heavily cured and salted ham is a Spanish delicacy.

Saltman weighs approximately 235 pounds, according to the European Tour media guide.

He also was in the news earlier this year. The European Tour suspended him for three months for marking his ball incorrectly. He didn’t appeal the suspension, but insisted that he did not cheat — and said he passed a lie detector test to prove it.

Despite the feat at the Madrid Masters, the No. 686-ranked player is well off the leaders’ pace. His opening-day 75 left him 3 over and 11 shots behind overnight leader Ross McGowan of England.

This is hilarious for two reasons. One, his name is Saltman which goes with the ham really well and Two, because he should be suspended for lying and then ends up with a hole in one ham. That is just wonderful. This is a weird and funky story and I think you all need to read this. I love it and want to share it to all my readers and fans because the world of sports is really CRAZY…