Happy Holidays from the TDGA
Mike Dennis wins 2014 Player of the Year
Mike Dennis of Hantz Country Club of Tecumseh is the 2014 TDGA Player of the Year. Dennis was the TDGA Stroke Play Champion and was Meadalist for his tem at the TDGA Team Championship
Craig Soule Wins 2014 Senior Player of the Year.
Craig was the TDGA Senior Stroke Play champion and was also the winner of the TDGA Two Man Better Ball Tournament.
Alan started caddying at Highland Meadows GC in 1968 – he was in the 7th grade and hitch-hiked every day from Blissfield, MI, to the course. Herman Lang had gotten his older brothers started at HMGC 5 years earlier and Alan carried on the tradition.
Alan was a 4 year varsity letter winner in golf at Blissfield High School – he was Captain of the team in his junior and senior years. He was a member of the All-League Team for 3 years and qualified for the State Championship his senior year. During these school years he caddied in the 1973 U.S. Amateur Championship at Inverness Club for Jimmy Ellis, a Walker Cup team member from Georgia Southern.
In 1974, Alan was awarded an Evans Scholarship to Michigan State University. He served as Executive Vice-President for the group and graduated in 1979 with a degree in Marketing. In 1985 Alan became a member of Highland Meadows GC and was elected to their board in 1998. He served as President of the club in 2000 – 2001 and, at that time, was one of 5 Evans Scholars to ever return to the club they caddied at and be elected President. In 2005 he was asked to serve as a Director of the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation. In 2011 Alan was asked to serve as President of the Michigan State University Evans Scholar Alumni Association and was asked to help revise the structure of the group. In 2014 Alan was asked to serve on the Board of Governors for the Evans Scholars Foundation with responsibilities of the National Alumni Association VP/President from 2014 – 2018.
Alan has numerous other accomplishments that have occurred during his lifespan. In 1977 he was the official starter and scorekeeper for the T.D.G.A. which included a week with the L.P.G.A. Qualifier at Belmont CC where Nancy Lopez advanced to her great career in the L.P.G.A. From 1980 to approx. 1999 Alan helped train potential new caddies in the Central Ohio area, Northwestern Ohio, and Southeastern Michigan. In 1999 he started a “Beginners’ Golf Class” at Sylvania Franciscan Academy as an elective class for junior high school students – it became a very popular elective. In 2002 he helped chair a retirement party for an MSU Faculty Advisor and in one night they helped raise over $218,000 for the Evans Scholars Program. From 2000 forward Alan has assisted the TDGA with fund-raising efforts for the Evans Scholars Foundation and since 2006 forward he has been worked with the TDGA ans the Toledo Golf Hall of Fame in organizing and growing this event which now benefits the ESF.
Alan has been married to his wife Liz for 33 years and they have 2 children, Michael and Katie.
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