Page 10--Wednesday; October 1, 1980-The Michigan Daily
By SCOTT M. LEWIS
Although the Michigan football
eason is not even a month old, some
rolverine fans' thoughts have alrgady
irned to basketball.
The ticket purchase procedure will be
milar to that used last year. Students
lust apply and pay for tickets in per-
n on October 17 and 18 from 8a.m. to 4
m. at the Track and Tennis Building.
STUDENT PRIORITY, as usual, will
ckets go on
be determined by the number of credit
hours earned at the University. All seat
assignments within each priority level
will be based on a random selection.
Group seating (with a limit of 20) will
be based on the lowest priority student'
in the group.
Upon payment, ticket applicants wil
receive a numbered stub which must be
kept for exchange of basketball tickets
on the days of distribution. Ticket
distribution will be held at Crisler
Arena November 10, 11 and 12 between
8a.m. and 4 p.m.
Students must pick up their own
tickets and provide valid identification
(Michigan ID card and a driver's licen-
se) at the time of application.
SOPHOMORE ANCHORS BLUE HARRIERS
Diemer utilizes rare
By KENT WALLEY
The Ancient Greeks realized the im-
portance of mental as well as physical
strength. Brian Diemer, of the
Michigan's men cross-country team
seems to possess both.
Throughout his Wolverine career,
Diemer has demonstrated remarkable
physical versatility. "He can run
respectably in the one, two, three and
six (mile races) and in the steeple
chase," his coach, Ron Warhurst,
"I ENJOY the variety (of running
different races)," Diemer explained.
"Racing in the shorter races increases
my speed in the longer ones."
In addition to his physical versatility,
Diemer "has the mental attitude to be a
killer, and you need that to be a com-
petitor," said Warhurst. "Diemer has a
combination of natural ability and
competitive attitude. He has potential
to be a lot better."
Warhurst compared Diemer's
freshman year favorably with those of
collegiate track greats Mike McGuire,
Greg Meyer, and Bill Donakowski. And
Diemer is presently running faster than
he did last year.
RUNNING, Diemer believes, is a
mental test as well as a physical one.
"In a race, it's important to keep con-
centrating. If you start daydreaming,
you fall off the pace. That is why it is
such a mental game. Running is
keeping your head."
According to Warhurst, Diemer does
not usually fall off the pace. "Brian has
a good sense of when to push himself,"
the coach said. "He stays close."
Diemer stayed a lot closer last year
than his coach expected. He finished
third in the junior (20-year-old and un-
der) National Championships, 67th in
the NCAA cross country competition,
and tenth in the Big Ten Cross Country
Championships. He picked up in track
where he left off in cross country,
finishing third in the 10,000 meter event
with a time of 30:08.8 at the Big Ten
WARHURST DIDN'T expect such an
outstanding performance from the
freshman. In fact, Diemer was hardly
recruited at all by the Wolverines.
"When recruiting, you don't know what
you're going to get," the coach admit-
Sacrifice is an accepted part of life
for Diemer. He runs from 60 to 75 miles
a week. If he had an odometer on one of
his shoes, it would read 1,500 miles. And
he often he misses out on family trips
and the social life that his friends enjoy
because he can't afford to lose the
Diemer trains hard but does not set
goals for himself, fearing that if he fails
to reach them, he might be too disap-
pointed. Last year at the Big Ten cross
country meet, he finished tenth, later
admitting that he was too nervous. This
year, because of his experience, he
doesn't expect nerves to hinder his per-
ACADEMICS ALSO fit into his plans.
To Diemer, both running and studies
are important, though he laughs,
"Running is more fun, but (it) isn't
everything. It is a big part of my life,
but not everything."
Because he realizes that he could one
day lose his ability to run, he is
majoring in natural resources and
plans to become a landscape architect.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
American Association of University Professors
University of Michigan Chapter
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, Oct. 2, 1980 at 12:45 p.m.
In the Rackham Amphitheatre
A FORUM ON THE TAX PROPOSALS OF 1980
Keith E. Molin, of the Coalition for Tax Reduction
Helen West, past President of the League of Women
Voters of Ann Arbor, speaking on
A third person, to be named, speaking on the
There will be questions and answers and general discussion
... diligence pays off
A UNIQUE ELECTRONIC GOLF COURSE:
Golf-o-tron lands in Ann Arbor
Daily 5-8 p.m.,
Friday 3-8 p.m.
All Ladies admitted FREE
Roots R & R with
and the BONNEVILLES
By SCOTT M. LEWIS
In recent days, area golf courses have been swamped with
linksters seeking to capture the remnants of a faded sum-
mer. Just one more round-one more glorious round-and
their appetites for golf will be whetted.
But they won't remain satisfied for long. An avid golfer is
an addict; the more he plays, the more he needs to play. In a
few weeks the cold realities of Michigan weather will have
engripped us, and the outdoor golf season will have ended.
But the golf die-hards need not despair. John Harris has
made it possible for golfers to play some of the nation's most
prestigious courses all year long-and he's done it right here
in Ann Arbor.
Exactly one month ago, Harris and his wife Beulah un-
veiled Golf-o-tron, a highly-sophisticated electronic indoor
golf facility which the PGA has hailed as one of the finest of
its kind anywhere. In fact, Golf-o-tron is one of only three in-
door golf establishments officially endorsed by the PGA.
There are many other indoor golf complexes throughout
the country, including a few in the Metro Detroit area, but
none possesses the authenticity of Golf-o-tron, according to
"The others work on the principle of picking up the swing.
There is a delay in the contract reading-the machine will
slow dqwn just before the point of contact and this results in
an inaccurate reading," said Harris, who in three months has
transformed the old J.C. Camping Store into a potential mec-
ca for area golf buffs.
"Golf-o-tron," he continued, "reads the ball only. That's
what gives us more accuracy."
Golf-o-tron is not simply a driving range-far from it.
Players may choose from among four famous 18-hole golf
courses: Pinehurst, Thunderhead, LaCosta and the storied
Pebble Beach. "Thunderhead is the least popular,"
acknowledged Harris, "so when we get a new course (Maui,
Firestone and Winged Foot are being considered for ad-
dition), Thunderhead will probably be replaced."
How, one may ask, is a computer able to project the path
and distance of a ball hit into a canvas screen from only 20
feet away? The answer remains largely a technological"
secret, but Harris did shed light on the query.
"This microphone picks up the degree of contact made
between the club and the ball," he explained while pointing to
a brightly-lit microphone surrounded by a maze of wires. The
microphone operates in conjunction with the sensitive screen
to determine where and how far the ball would travel under
normal outdoor conditions.
"Everyone is skeptical at the outset," said Harris. "But af-
ter a couple of good shots, they start believing in it. It's a
chain reaction-people try it out one day, and two days later
they come back with a few friends."
Harris and his wife have a large financial stake in Golf-o-
tron, which receives its equipment from the Toronto-based
company of the same name. They are confident that their
project will succeed, although John Harris admits that
business during the first month was slow.
"Given a choice, a golfer would obviously prefer to play
outside," he said. "But we've had a good initial reaction from
people who have tried it. We have reason to believe they'll be
The indoor golf facility's popularity will increase as the
weather deteriorates, Harris contends. He noted how golfers
always complain about their slow starts, how they've lost
their swing over the long winter. "This (Golf-o-tron) will give
them an opportunity to keep their game up. You go without
practice for seven months, and you'll have to start right back
in square one in May," he said.
Harris has offered Michigan students a discount on hourly
fees.-Students can play for $7 per machine hour at any time,
including weekends. The hours are monitored by a meter; if
four persons complete 18 holes in two hours, for example, the
total cost per person would be $3.50.
To receive the discount, students must present a validated
ID card and one other form of identification.
Golf-o-tron is located at 4255 Jackson Road, one mile west
of Weber's Inn.
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