John W. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament

4th Annual John W Smith Tournament on June 23, 2012


Six days till we tee off at the 4th John W. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament. Hope everyone has it marked on their calendar and see you Saturday morning on the links. Settings Restaurant will be having an awesome all you can eat Pancake Breakfast that morning.


It's official, June 23rd Shotgun start at 10am - Hot dogs at the turn and Steak dinner at Smith residence at 5 pm. BYOB Cost is $60 per player or $40 for members of Deer Run. Call Karen at home or email your reservation or call the Pro Shop and sign up. Pro Shop # is 231-585-6800.

This year we are planning on a gift of $500 to the Evan Golf Scholarship Fund in John's memory with the money we raise.


Waiting to hear from Tenn & Ohio families as to what you would like to do on Sunday for all of those who are staying until Monday.
1. Canoeing thru Jordan Valley about 10 miles from here or:
2. Day trip to Mackinaw Island.


To all our friends and family that are coming in from out of town, Kogel's Hotdogs & Sausage on the grill and barbequed pork sliders for dinner on Friday night.


19 Days till it's time to tee off in the 4th Annual JWS Memorial Tournament - have you made your plans!!


A big Happy Birthday to Yvonne Smith today!!


Yvonne's voting for Mackinaw Island, she says she has never been there, I'm looking for the pictures to prove her wrong!


This year for all of the out-of-town guest we are giving you a choice on what you would like to do on Sunday. The choices this year are:
1. Canoeing or kayaking down the Jordan River near Mancelona, or,
2. Trip to Mackinaw Island.

Registrar you choice here and we will make plans for which ever one wins. Each player and guest will receive a vote: ex; Billy one vote, Lynette one vote. So get those votes in and let us know.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.


30 days and counting - do you have your plans made for that weekend. Time to start calling and letting us know who is coming!

Good Cocktails - Strawberry Margarita and Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots Recipe 05/22/2012

Good Cocktails - Strawberry Margarita and Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots Recipe

I think we might need strawberries for Saturday night.

Good Cocktails - Strawberry Margarita and Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots Recipe Learn how to make strawberry margarita jello shots using strawberries, tequila, margarita mix and strawberry jell-o gelatin. These strawberry margarita jello shots are great for a Cinco de Mayo party. In addition, this jello recipe can be modified to make strawberry daiquiri jello shots.


Great news, seems the Airport Committee is having a "All you can eat Pancake breakfast with pancakes, eggs & sausage on Saturday, June 23rd at Settings Restaurant @ Deer Run Golf Course. Very nice of them - see all of you golfers before the tournament for breakfast.


Time to start making plans for the 4th Annual JWS Memorial Tournament. This year it will be held on June 23rd. Looking forward to seeing everyone from last year and some new faces. The count down has started. You have 52 days till tee time!


John, Miss you everyday, your smile, your laughter, your sense of humor, your love. R.I.P. - Karen


Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Oscar today from his Grandpa Smith


BREAKING NEWS - Have secured the house next door for guest for next years Tournament. Now we have 3 houses for guest to stay at, will keep everyone posted as new info becomes available. Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all our families and friends.


Pictures will soon be posted


Well the weekend is over and a great time was had by all, but once again it went by way to quickly. Loved having som many of the family around, looking forward to more next year.


Thursday morning and waiting for the first guest from Tennessee to arrive, followed very quickly by more family and friends the rest of the day and tomorrow. Little overcast this morning but should clear out for a beautiful weekend. Have had just enough rain where everything is lush and green again and the course is looking beautiful. Hope to see everyone in 2 days on the first tee.


Four days and counting, looking forward to seeing friends and family, weather forecast is for a sunny weekend in the low 80's, perfect golf weather.


Will someone have a Hole-in-One next Saturday, the 27th, if they do and are playing in the Memorial Tournament they just may win themselves $5000 or an awesome prize.


The count down has started, friends and family start arriving next Thursday at Lakes of the North for the Tournament on Saturday. Have you got your team together, looking forward to seeing everyone and having a great time. Nine days (9) to go and we will see you than on the first tee.


Two weeks from today is the big day, hope you are all getting your teams together for the Memorial Tournament. 4 - Person scramble on August 27, 10am Shotgun start. Call the Pro Shop at Deer Run to sign up. 231-585-6800, out of town guest contact Karen. Don't forget their are prizes for a Hole-in-One on any of the Par 3's and $5000 is up for grabs for all Hole-in-Ones on #6 that day. Hope to see everyone at the golf course that day.

Timeline photos 07/22/2011

yankee rebel! awaiting her next canoeing excursion


Okay we need a head count for canoeing on Sunday. If you are staying over on Sunday, you are going.


Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!


BREAKING NEWS - Once again Marcus Wegmeyer of Michigan Insurance Services is sponsoring a HOLE-IN-ONE contest for the Tournament. $5000.00 will be up for grabs. Make sure your here and playing on August 27th for a chance at a HOLE-IN-ONE.


Tickets are bought, Yvonne's headed in from Maine, and dragging a teammate!


Time to start getting your teams together for the 3rd annual John W. Smith Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, August 27th. Happy to say the Tennessee group is bring a couple of teams up to play, lots of fun and camaraderie planned for the weekend. Hope to see you all there.


Want to wish Yvonne a Happy Birthday tomorrow, June 5th.


Its May in northern Michigan and golf season has started. We are practicing for the John W Smith Tournament on August 27, 2011. How is your golf game! Come join us and have some fun.


Yeah it is February, but we need to know, do you have your team ready for 2011?

JWS Tournament 2010 09/01/2010

2010 Tournament


The date has been reserved for next year. Saturday, August 27, 2011. Mark it on your calendars and start planning for next year.


The end of a long beautiful weekend and a very successful Tournament. Thanks to all who joined us this year on the links or supported us. Everyone had a great time and we raised a nice amount of money for the golf course. We are starting plans for next year. Same time, same place, last weekend of August 2011. Pictures will soon be posted from the weekend.



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Mancelona, MI

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