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♪ NO BIG SECRET HERE, I LOVE PLAYING GOLF. IT IS ONE OF MY PASSIONS AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN TO TRY TO FIND UNIQUE COURSES TO TRY OUT. WHILE EXPLORING IONIA, WE FOUND THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR GOLF LOVERS. SHADOWRIDGE GOLF COURSE IS A COURSE WITH A WHOLE OF HISTORY COMBINED WITH MODERN CONVENIENCES. TODAY WE HAVE ONE OF THE OWNERS HERE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. TERRI: IT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. 103 TO BE EXACT. TERRI: ORIGINALLY, IT WAS DESIGNED BY AN INCREDIBLE GOLF COURSE DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT. DONALD ROSS FROM SCOTLAND. THEY TRY TO DO 18 BACK THEN, BUT THE WERE STORIES THAT THEY COULD NOT BUY SOME OF THE FARMLAND. TERRI: HOW DID IT COME TO BE THAT DONALD ROSS WAS ABLE TO COME TO IONIA TO DESIGN THIS COURSE? I AM NOT SURE ALL OF THE HISTORY, BUT TO DO A NUMBER OF GOLF COURSES IN HIS DAY, HE DID OVER 400 18-H OLES, BUT HE ONLY DID A FEW 9-HOLES. THAT IS KIND OF THE STORY THAT HE COULD NOT GET THE FARMLAND. TO BE ABLE TO DO 18. TERRI: AND HE DID OAKLAND HILLS? YES, COUNTRY CLUB IN WEST TERRI: THE HIGHLANDS. YEAH, THE HIGHLANDS, AND HE pDID THE PINEHURST DOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA. TERRI: SOME REALLY FAMOUS GOLF COURSES AND HE DEFINITELY MADE A HUGE MARK ON THE GOLF INDUSTRY. LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR COURSE. YOU BECAME 18 HOLES JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO BY COMBINING WITH ANOTHER GOLF COURSE. ROLLING HIL LS, WHICH WAS BUILT BACK IN THE 1970’S, WAS A NINE HOLE COURSE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. IT WAS OWNED BY TWO DIFFERENT OWNERS, AND THEY COULD NOT GET ALONG OR WHATEVER. I COULD SEE THE POTENTIAL THAT IF WE BRING THESE TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE, SO WHEN WE PUT THE TUNNEL IN IN 2014, IT HAD GROWN OVER AND WE JUST ACTUALLY OPENED IT THIS YEAR AND A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID, WELL WHAT ARE THEY DOING? WHILE TO GET THESE TWO TOGETHER, WE HAD TO DO THAT, UNDER THE ROAD WHEN THE ROAD WAS SHUT DOWN PRE — SHUT DOWN. TERRI: THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR GOLFERS. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE CONDITION OF YOUR COURSE. THIS IS BEEN A CHALLENGING YEAR OF WEATHER BUT YOU HAVE TAKEN SUCH GREAT CARE AND REALLY MADE SURE TO MAXIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITY. WE HAVE TO GIVE CREDIT TO OUR GROUNDSKEEPER. pWE HAVE TO RUN IT WITH HALF THE CREW THAT IT DOES ON AN 18 HOLE COURSE, AND THEY ARE CUTTING GRASS UNTIL LATER IN THE AFTERNOON, AND THERE IS ALWAYS A LITTLE BIT OF OPTION AND A LITTLE BIT OF THINGS TO DO, AND THEN WITH THE COURSE ITSELF, THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT REALIZE THAT THEY ARE SEEING THE BACK OF WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO TO MAINTAIN A GOLF COURSE. A LOT OF THEM ARE CLOSING. MY WIFE AND I ARE BEGINNING TO SEE THAT OURSELVES. TERRI: IT IS A CHALLENGING FIELD, BUT WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COURSE IT IS. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BANQUET FACILITY THAT YOU HAVE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT OFTEN TIMES, GOLF COURSES REPRESENT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO USE THAT SPACE DURING DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE YEAR FOR WEDDING RECEPTIONS. THE FACILITY WHICH SEATS ABOUT 200 PEOPLE, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING FROM WEDDING VENUE OUTSIDE TO A SIT DOWN, AND WE CAN DO IT ALL TRE. WE HIRED AN EVENT PLANNER AND MBER OF YEARS AGO, SO YOU WOULD WANT TO ASK FOR THE EVENT PLANNER AND SHE DOES MOST OF THE EVENTS. I DO THE GOLF AND TOURNAMENTS. WE WILL DIRECT YOU WHEN YOU CALL THE MAINLINE. MAKE SURE YOU GET TO THE RIGHT PERSON. TERRI: WE SHOULD MENTION THAT THIS IS A COURSE THAT IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC PLAY — NOT ALL ARE OPEN FOR PUBLIC PLAY, SO THIS IS A GEM THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE TO TRY OUT. CORRECTS. THIS USED TO BE A PRIVATE CLUB. NOW WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT — IF YOU WANT OPEN GOLF, FRONT SIDE, THE ROLLING HILLS, AND THE BACK NINE IS THE DONALD ROSS DESIGN WHICH IS MORE CHALLENGING. WE OFFER A LITTLE BIT FOR EACH PERSON TO GOLF, THEY COME OUT. TERRI: YOUR WEBSITE IS BEAUTIFUL, SHADOWRIDGEGOLF.NET. I LOVE THE PICTURES ON YOUR GOLF COURSE EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT READY FOR FALL YET, FALL IS A BOOTABLE TIME OF THE YEAR TO BE THERE. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY. THANKS AGAIN. TERRI: STAY RIGHT THERE, MORE OF EIGHTWEST WE COME BACK. ♪

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