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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, August 9, 1978-Page 11

'U' COURSE HOSTS MICHIGAN OPEN:
Celebrities teeing it up
By ALAN FANGER Simon has also decided to interchange the front and back
Everyone basks in life's glory moments at one time or nines, since the scenic 9th offers a superior gallery vantage
another, but Tom Simon has it a bit different. He's shining point. This change is only planned for the actual tour-
amidst a week of glory. nament, however, and not for today's play.
The head professional at the University Golf Course, site
of the 59th annual Michigan Open, could barely contain his Tom Deaton, the defening champion and pro at Franklin
excitement on the eve of the Pro/Celebrity portion of the Hills Country Club, is considered to be the frontrunner in
tournament, and with good reason-top-flight golf has the four-day event, although Simon sees a good share of
reached Ann Arbor. golfers fighting it out for the $4,000 first prize.
- "You have to consider Randy Erskine as a contender,
At noon today, a host of celebrities, including former since he's had tour experience," Simon said. "I also think
President Gerald Ford, will tee it off shotgun-style in the Jim Appleton (Washtenaw CC) and Jim Picard (Lochmoor
five man best-all prelude to the statewide professional CC) have excellent shots at it."
championship, which begins tomorrow and runs through
Sunday. Crowds of between 3,000 and 5,000 are expected for all five
days of the tournament, although tomorrow's is likely to
Simon has put in long hours preparing for the onslaught of eclipse that mark. They will see a Who's Who of Detroit and
players and fans; the 6,865 yard, par 71 tract looks nothing Michigan Sports, as participants include coaches Johnny
short of immaculate. "In the time that I've been Orr'and Bo Schembechler (both of whom will be playing
professional here, I've never seen this course in better con- with Ford), former head football coach and Iowa athletic
dition," he proudly commented. director Bump Elliott, basketball standout Cazzie Russell,
and many more familiar faces.
The real drawing card, however, will be Ford, former
Along the way, Simon and his crew have sharpened some president and Most Valuable Player on the 1935 football
areas (the rough is 1 " higher, greens faster) to further team. And security will be airtight as the ex-chief executive
test the pros on this moderately difficult course. The mostto his alma mater.
prominent of these alterations will be the shortening of the Tickets for today's Pro-Celebrity ($3), and the Open ($2)
9th hole from a relatively easy par-5 to a more difficult par- may be purchased at either the Michigan Ticket Depar-
tment or the golf course.
READY TO CLAIM TICKETS?
Blue football action all sold out

Blue athletes
honored
tonight
By ALAN FANGER
Hundreds of Michigan sports
enthusiasts will takea unique trip
down memory lane tonight at
Crisler Arena.
That's where the first annual
Michigan Hall of Honor dinner
and inductions will take place.
THE HALL of Honor will an-
nually pay tribute to those former
Michigan athletes and coaches
who, according to Athletic Direc-
tor Don Canham, "have made a
significant contribution to the
Athletic Department and Univer-
sity community."
The initial group of inductees
includes former President
Gerald R. Ford, Heisman Trophy
winner Tom Harmon, three-time
All-American Bennie Ooster-
baan, basketball All-American
Cazzie Russell, former Detroit
Tiger catcher Bill Freehan, and
Wolverine football broadcaster
Bob Ufer, once a record holder in
track, but duly recognized for his
emotion-packed broadcasts of
Wolverine grid clashes.
The evening will be highlighted
by a sight-and-sound presen-
tation of each inductee's athletic
career. The six men will follow
their respective tributes with
personal remarks.
TICKETS for the Hall of Honor
Dinner are $50, and may be pur-
chased at either the Athletic
Department ticket office or at the
Crisler Arena door. All proceeds
will go to the Michigan Athletic
Scholarship Fund.
Cocktails will be served at 6:30
p.m., with dinner following at
8:00.

by BOB MILLER
Once apon a time there was a football
stadium that seated 101,001 people and
sold out once every two years when
Michigan State came to town.
But those days are long gone and
even though the capacity has increased
by 700 seats, even the lowliest of op-
ponents have been assured of playing
before a sold-out arena.
This year is no exception.
IN WHAT HAS to be one of the
earliest dates in Michigan (if not
NCAA) history, all the tickets for the
entire 1978 home season have been
spoken for. That means the athletic
department can count the receipts of at
least 610,206 paying customers before
the kickoff of the first game on Septem-
ber 16.
"We've never sold out like this
before," said a spokesperson at the
ticket department. In fact, the demand
to see the Wolverines is so high, that-
almost all the alloted tickets for
Michigan's five road games are
already taken.
NOTRE DAME and Ohio State sold
out the first day road tickets went on
rain~~~ ~ ~ % he r naht fat

the coupons they were given at CRISP
for the actual book of tickets starting on
September 5.
At that time, between 8:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. at the Track/Tennis Building,
students will have to provide a valid ID
card for fall term, a drivers license or
some other picture identification and
the voucher given out at CRISP.
THE IMPORTANT part about the
new distribution policy is that:
* Tickets will have already been
assigned, and all a student has to do to
claim them is sign the voucher. . .
* There is NO NEED TO WAIT IN
LINE because students can pick up
tickets anytime between the 5th and
September 8, from 8 till 4, REGAR-
DLESS OF CLASS STANDING...
* The Athletic Department is going to
take a tougher stand against people
who have lost their vouchers: So be
aware that in order to claim tickets,
students must bring the necessary
Michigan ID, picture identification and
the voucher.

Office, corner of State and Hoover,
from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
And just for trivia sake, Michigan
will record its 17th straight sell-out
(101,701 or more) when Purdue makes
an appearnace on November 18. At that
time the Wolverines will have played in
front of 22 consecutive 100,000 plus
crowds dating back to 1875 when In-
diana only drew 93,857.

u - - -

Doc to Bird: Don't
pitch until spring.
DETROIT (AP)-Mark "The Bird" noted "especially since
Fidrych, the Detroit Tigers' colorful manipulative procedures he receive
young righthander, was grounded New York June 28," a referenc
yesterday for the rest of the baseball Fidrych's treatment by the New Y
season because of chronic shoulder Yankee team physician.
troubles. "Chances are good thatm
The word came from the American prolonged rest and rehabilitation, M
League ball club which had sent the 23- will be able to pitch next spring,'
year-old ace pitcher to doctors in said.
Detroit, New York and California in \ The usually talkative Fidrych1
hopes of straightening out the painful nowhere near Tiger Stadium w
tendinitis in his right shoulder. word was passed that he was thro
The announcement by Tiger General for the year.
Manager Jim Campbell followed But when he arrived in Detroit ear
medical reports from Ford Hospital in Monday he said: "I know I can p
Detroit that Fidrych should be rested again but not with the way my ar
for the balance of the baseball year. hurting. Why go out there and look
Campbell said Fidrych would be a fool?"
placed on the 60-day emergency The Tigers had been hopelful Fidi
disabled list which will extend beyond would be ready to pitch tonight aga
the regular baseball season. He also the Texas Rangers. It would have b
said Fidrych will not play winter ball, a his first game with the Tigers s
decision that puts off his return to the April17 when the tendinitis kicked u
mound until spring training next Tiger fans had bought up more t
February. 30,000 tickets for the game, but p
The Tigers said the sore arm was for a big comeback by the vaunted:
examined Monday by Dr. Edwin Guise, went awry when Fidrych threw e
an orthopedic surgeon, who said pitches for the Tigers' farm clu
Fidrych had "made tremendous im- Lakeland, Fla., Saturday night
prove gent from-he tendiniti'-but still complained of stiffness again.
was nrt in condition to pitch. Fidrych was sent there July 21 t

sale, anda ese are some, out A lot of interest in purchasing season
tickets left for dates at Wisconsin, Iowa tickets started as early as two years
and Northwestern. ago when people realized that Notre
.se n dame and Ohio State would visit the
As far as the home portion of the friendly cavernous confines of
schedule is concerned, ticket depar- Michigan Stadium in the same season.-.
tment personnel are busy processing Everything else about football tickets
and sending out season tickets to people remains the same as it has for almost
who have purchased them in the past. eternity.
Once that is done, then they will mail SEATS ARE GIVEN out on a class
out season tickets to a very lucky little priority. This year, though, all the
group of people who are buying season names of seniors were put together and
tickets for the first time, drawn out one at a time urtil all the
seniors received seats. The same ap-
Students need not worry as their plied to juniors, down to freshmen.
tickets have been setasideand are not . Tickets not picked up by 4:,00.p.m. on,
includedin'the amount of seson ti ckets September. 9 canbe. gotten-between.
sold. 'ud'ens -will be able-to redeem ';, Septeberx ,15 at the Ath etie ReTe

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