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Old 02-13-2017, 10:21 AM
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I was wondering why to the best of my knowledge that there have been no National events at Leviathan. Leviathan has pro-level challenge, and is one of the best courses I've ever seen, and I've played 90+. I'd love to see some footage of McBeth or Wysocki throwing drives on Holes 2, 10 or 12.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:28 AM
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National Events come from the hard work of clubs and tournament directors, not necessarily awesome courses. It helps to have both, but big events require a lot of hard work to pull off.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:30 AM
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Michigan doesn't get tons, unfortunately. We've had Am Worlds a few times and a few nationals. Grand Rapids has Pro Worlds Masters this year, but as many great courses as there are here, it's not the best location logistically or to be able to trust the weather.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:34 AM
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Isn't Leviathan used in the Michigan State Championships every year or is that just the Beauty, Beast, Goliath complex?
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:16 AM
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Yes, the state championships include Leviathan as well as Beast/Beauty/Goliath.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:35 AM
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Was Leviathan use for 2008 Pro Worlds?
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:36 AM
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Was Leviathan use for 2008 Pro Worlds?
No, too far north of Kalamazoo/Battle Creek.

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Leviathan is one of my favorite courses from purely a design aspect. It would be a great place to film due to the natural beauty of the terrain, and I think the players would also love the challenge. That said, Paul and Ricky would probably shred it and make us all feel small.
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Old 02-13-2017, 01:08 PM
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Hole 4 at Leviathan is a 825' monster that I couldn't imagine anyone getting any better than a four on, though I'd like of course to see footage proving me wrong.
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From what I remember of Leviathan, it might be too compact in terms of easy movement for spectators when the course is loaded with groups and there's some heavy foliage in the summer on several holes making it tough to find good camera angles for video coverage.
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