Hundreds Of Balls Found In Lake Michigan From Golf Course

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ARCADIA, Mich. (AP) — An exclusive golf course in northern Michigan has changed its website to no longer encourage players to hit balls into Lake Michigan after a diver hired by a newspaper found hundreds in the water.

State environmental regulators said they're investigating what has occurred at Arcadia Bluffs, where a round of golf on the course overlooking the northeastern shore of the lake costs $215 during the peak summer season. A beverage cart employee said she was fired for discouraging players from hitting balls into the lake.

Players Prepare For The U.S. Senior Open In South Bend

Jun 26, 2019
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Golfers put on a practice green in front of a clubhouse building
Jennifer Weingart


The events around the Senior PGA tournament tee’d off in Benton Harbor Tuesday.


The tournament is about golf, obviously, 156 players start official rounds on Thursday. There’s also the pro-am rounds Tuesday where some of the professional players go through the course with amateurs with ties to the title sponsor KitchenAid.

But off the fairway there are cooking and product demos by KitchenAid, concerts, a kids space and tastings from local wineries and breweries.

Championship Director Ryan Ogle.