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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa to Host Inaugural Wolverine Weekend

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa to Host Inaugural Wolverine Weekend

Featuring Athletes, Alumni and Special Guests

By Brian Weis

Get ready to bleed maize and blue at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa's Wolverine Weekend. Join us June 17-19 for Wolverine Weekend featuring golf on The Wolverine, a meet-and-greet with star athletes, plus dinner with keynote speaker John U. Bacon.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is home to The Wolverine golf course, Gary Player's first signature course in Michigan. It is designed to take full advantage of the Resort's richly diverse environment. With the same name as the iconic mascot, it is the perfect course for fans, students, alumni, and athletes to play.

Wolverine Weekend kicks off with a Sports Talk 1050 WTKA live broadcast on Saturday, June 18. Listen to Sam Webb, Ira Weintraub and special guest Devin Gardner live from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa's Clubhouse. After the show, hit the links on The Wolverine. The golf outing includes meet-and-greet photo opportunities throughout the course with J.J. McCarthy, Ronnie Bell, and Ryan Hayes.

Wolverine Weekend continues with a ticketed dinner and speaker series. Enjoy an extended meet-and-greet session with the athletes, Gardner, and author John U. Bacon. Guests will gather in the Resort's Governors' Hall for a three-course dinner and lite version of WTKA's Monday Morning Quarterback with Devin Gardner. Well-known in the Michigan football and sports world, author John U. Bacon will then take the stage as keynote speaker. Bacon has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN Magazine, among others. He has authored eleven books on sports, business, health, and history - five of which are NY Times Best-Sellers.

Get your Wolverine Weekend tickets today! Guests have the option to book golf and dinner together, or dinner only. Room availability is limited. Visit for more details.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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