The Harding sisters, from left to right, Priscilla, Elizabeth and Caroline, all play golf. Priscilla and Caroline are members of the Michigan State women’s golf team. Elizabeth is expected to join them next year.

Harding sisters bring sibling bond to MSU golf team

Teammates aren’t always just teammates. Sometimes they’re family. What do the Harding sisters really think about each other and golfing at MSU?Spartan Newsroom sat down with Caroline and Priscilla for extended interviews. 

The Harding sisters’ blood runs deep in the game of golf. Their father and mother were collegiate golfers — Tom played at Michigan State, while mother Joal played at Auburn. The Hardings come from South Lyon and have always been around the sport.

Golf courses face tee time delays

By NICK STANEK
Capital News Service
LANSING — Golf courses in Michigan have reopened after a prolonged winter freeze that caused damage and set revenue behind for the season. The damage could be costly, said John Pohl, assistant shop manager at the Royal Scot Golf Course in Lansing. The season started three weeks later than usual, which also cost the course money, he said. Royal Scot reopened in early April last year. “People don’t want to go out golfing when it’s cold out,” he said.

No hole in one for Michigan golf this year

By KYLE CAMPBELL
Capital News Service
LANSING — March 2012, golf courses across the state were in full swing. This year, some are still buried in snow. Last year brought the first signs of growth in a sport that had seen substantial declines in participation in recent years, but lingering winter weather threatens to stop that progress cold. “Last year we were golfing by now and this year there’s still 6-to-8 inches of snow on the ground,” Joy VanDrie, executive director of the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau, said. With eight courses within 30 minutes of each other, the Cadillac area is one of many parts of the state that benefitted from last year’s early spring.