Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ferris In The News

Katke Remains Home Course for Nation’s Premier PGM Program

If it wasn’t for the eighth hole, Chris Pulver would say the opening hole at Katke Golf Course is the hardest. The main reason is it’s a tough driving hole, with trees on the left and a bunker that comes into play on the right – especially if a player just walks up without a warm-up, the Big Rapids Pioneer reports. That is why Pulver, who is the head golf professional at Katke, likes players to hit balls on the range, and if need be, play any or all of the three practice holes that surround the driving range. The upgrades in the practice facilities have continued to leave Ferris as the No. 1 Professional Golf Management school in the country, Pulver said. There currently are 18 other PGM schools in the United States. “It is the role model that all other PGM programs are judged by,” he added. What startles Meren LeBoeuf, who is the golf shop supervisor and a PGM graduate in 2001, is the number of people who don’t realize the facilities Katke offers. “These facilities are very good,” she said.

Hennig to Take Over Radio Duties for Ferris

Dominic Hennig has been calling hockey play-by-play on radio airwaves for years. He began calling games for the Santa Fe (N.M.) Roadrunners of the North American Hockey League during the 2004-05 season before following the franchise to Topeka, Kan., when it re-located the following season, reports the Big Rapids Pioneer. Calling hockey isn’t the only thing Hennig does, however. He’s also a writer. His work has been published in the Detroit Free Press and Macomb Daily, and he currently is serving an internship with the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. By the way, Hennig is only 17. In October, Hennig will take over hockey play-by-play duties for Ferris State University, where he’ll be a freshman, on radio station WWBR (100.9). He’ll replace longtime announcer Bill Beckwith.

1 comment:

  1. Terrible... "...has been calling hockey play-by-play on radio airwaves for years..." At the age of 13 he was doing serious play-by-play on a real radio station? Doubtful.

    Beckwith was inducted into the Big Rapids sports Hall Of Fame for his many years of professional sports broadcasting. I listened to this kid over the weekend and I felt like I was listening to a high school kid trying to fumble his way through his school's daily announcements. It was an embarrassment to Ferris State University and the radio station. I can't believe many people will be tuning in without Mr. Beckwith's voice and insight on the broadcasts.