Michigan Amateur Championship

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In 1906, the first Michigan Amateur Championship was contested at Kent Country Club in Grand Rapids. Since that inaugural event, the prestigious Michigan Amateur Championship has been contested annually 107 times – only suspending play for two years during World War I & four years during World War II.

Throughout the 107 championships, only 30 golf clubs have had the honor of hosting the state championship & no one has hosted the Michigan Amateur Championship more than Belvedere Golf Club. Belvedere has hosted the state championship 40 times and will host its 41st championship in 2025 – Belvedere’s centennial year celebration.

Belvedere Golf Club

Charlevoix, MI

‘The Home of the Michigan Amateur Championship’

These are the past 40 winners and runners-up at the Michigan Amateur Championships held at Belvedere Golf Club

1930 – Chuck Kocsis (Detroit) def. James D. Standish, Jr. (Detroit) 9-7

1931 – Rex Bigelow (Jackson) def. Lawrence Wood (Detroit) 1 up

1935 – Bob Babbish (Detroit) def. Ed Novak (Traverse City) 36 holes

1940 – Zygmund Zawadzki (Detroit) def. Fred Kammer, Jr. (Detroit) 2 & 1

1941 – Sam Kocsis (Detroit) def. Ronnie Williams (Detroit) 3 & 2

1946 – Louis Wendrow (Lansing) def. Harold Brink (Grand Rapids) 1 up

1948 – Chuck Kocsis (Royal Oak) def. Ben Smith (Detroit) 1 up

1951 – Chuck Kocsis (Royal Oak) def. Ted Kuzma (Jackson) 4 & 3

1952 – Fred Turner (Flint) def. Dick Whiting (Royal Oak) 1 up, 36 holes

1953 – Reggie Myles, Jr. (East Lansing) def. Ed Ervasti (Royal Oak) 5 & 4, 36 holes

1957 – Lloyd Syron (Pontiac) def. John Kurach (Detroit) 3 & 2

1958 – Glenn Johnson (Grosse Ile) def. Tom Draper, Jr. (Berkley) 1 up

1963 – Melvin “Bud” Stevens (Detroit) def. Glenn Johnson (Grosse Ile) 1 up

1964 – Doug Hankey (St. Johns) def. Steve Uzelac (Detroit) 5 & 4

1965 – Melvin “Bud” Stevens (Detroit) def. Chris Mile (Stanton) 5 & 4

1966 – Robert Meyer (Niles) def. Cliff Taylor (Spring Lake) 5 & 4

1967 – William Newcomb (Ann Arbor) def. John Grace (Detroit) 3 & 2

1968 – Lynn Janson (East Lansing ) def. Don Stevens (Detroit) 5 & 4

1969 – Peter Green (Franklin) def. Mike Fedewa (Portland) 2 & 1

1970 – Dennis Vass (Jackson) def. Rod Sumpter (Grand Blanc) 1 up

1971 – John Grace (Detroit) def. Randy Erskine (Battle Creek) 4 & 2

1972 – Randy Erskine (Battle Creek) def. Mark Henrickson (Grand Blanc) 21 holes

1973 – Robert Chapman (Farmington) def. Dr. Wayne Kramer (Grand Blanc) 5 & 3

1974 – Rod Sumpter (Grand Blanc) def. Keith Mohan (Grand Blanc) 3 & 2

1975 – Dan Pohl (Mt. Pleasant) def. Melvin “Bud” Stevens (Detroit) 20 holes

1976 – Mike Hurley (Albion) def. Rick Vershure (Pontiac) 1 up

1977 – Dan Pohl (Mt. Pleasant) def. Mark Spiekerman (Saginaw) 4 & 2

1978 – John Morse (Marshall) def. Dr. Mark Engleman (Grand Blanc) 20 holes

1979 – Peter Green (Franklin) def. Steve Braun (Flint) 2 & 1

1980 – Steve Maddalena (Jackson) def. John Morse (Battle Creek) 5 & 4

1981 – Bill McDonald (Royal Oak) def. Jim Gittleman (West Bloomfield) 4 & 3

1982 – Dave Graulau (Alma) def. Mike Kerr (Livonia) 21 holes

1983 – John R. Johnson (Rochester) def. Mark Chapleski (Flushing) 3 & 2

1984 – Roy Schultheiss (Bay City) def. Mark Timyan (Grand Blanc) 19 holes

1985 – John Morgan (Birmingham) def. Peter Green (Franklin) 1 up

1986 – Peter Green (Franklin) def. Greg Reynolds (Grand Blanc) 3 & 2

1987 – Pat Chisholm (Birmingham) def. Pete Walz (Jackson) 19 holes

1988 – Dave VanLoozen (Union Lake) def. Darren Veitch (Livonia) 3 & 2

2003 – Colby Beckstrom (North Muskegon) def. A. J. Balulis (Baldwin) 5 & 3

2014 – Henry Do (Canton) def. Steve Anderson (Troy) 19 holes

MICHIGAN AMATEUR HOST CLUBS

Arbor Hills CC – 1962

Battle Creek CC – 2000

BELVEDERE GOLF CLUB – 1930, 1931, 1935, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2003, 2014

Black River CC – 1947, 1949, 1959, 1960

Blythefield CC – 1932

Boyne Highlands, Heather – 1998, 2006, 2011

CC of Detroit – 1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1929

CC of Jackson – 1933, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1989, 2002

CC of Lansing – 1934

Detroit GC – 1924, 1999, 2018

Eagle Eye Golf Club – 2016

Egypt Valley – 1994, 2017

Flint GC – 1922, 2001

Grosse Ile CC – 2004

Gull Lake CC – 1937, 1938, 1939, 1950

Highlands CC – 1920

Kent CC – 1906, 1911, 1915, 1923, 1928

Lochmoor Club – 1921, 1926

Meadowbrook CC – 1990

Michaywe CC – 1991, 1996

Muskegon CC – 2005, 2013

Oakhurst G & CC – 2010

Oakland Hills CC – 1992, 2012

Plum Hollow CC – 2015

Red Run GC – 1995, 2007

Saginaw CC – 1907, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1919, 1925, 1927, 1936

Spring Meadows CC – 2009

Travis Pointe CC – 1993

The Moors GC – 2008

University of Michigan GC – 1997