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Epson Tour Announces New Tournament Addition for the 2025 Season - BOYNE Golf

Epson Tour Announces New Tournament Addition for the 2025 Season - BOYNE Golf

New event in Michigan expands and elevates the Midwest stretch

By Brian Weis

The Epson Tour announced today a new tournament coming to the 2025 schedule, the Great Lakes Championship at The Highlands. The inaugural event will be held from June 9-15, 2025, at The Highlands located in Harbor Springs, Mich.

"We're excited to announce the addition of a new event in Michigan next year. The Petoskey Area is well known as a tremendous golf market, and I know our athletes will be excited to visit the community and take on the challenges that The Heather at The Highlands will offer," said Jody Brothers, the Epson Tour's Chief Business and Operating Officer. "With the help from the Great Lakes Sports Commission and the BOYNE Golf, we're confident that this event will instantly become an athlete favorite and help prepare them for their ultimate goal of playing on the LPGA Tour."

The Great Lakes Championship at The Highlands will offer a $250,000 purse and a $37,500 winner's check. This new event in Harbor Springs will mark the third Epson Tour event in Michigan - joining the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, and the Island Resort Championship in Harris - and will also showcase the beauty of Michigan golf while testing the Epson Tour athletes with a Tour-worthy track. This expansion of the Midwest stretch continues the Tour's efforts in creating regional clusters of events to simplify travel experiences for players each week.

"Bringing the Epson Tour to The Heather Golf Course at The Highlands at Harbor Springs will have a big impact on the Petoskey area and the northern Michigan region," said Executive Director, Eric Marvin. "The expansion of the Tour's Michigan stretch will not only showcase the unparalleled beauty and unique charm of northern Michigan but also promises to create significant economic impact and international exposure. We are confident that adding another high-profile Epson Tour event will enhance our reputation as a premier destination for golf and we look forward to welcoming the world's top women's golfers to northern Michigan in 2025."

"We are excited and honored to host the Epson Tour's Great Lakes Championship at The Highlands," said Mike Chumbler, president and general manager of The Highlands. "Hosting this prominent event underscores our commitment to golf and further highlights northern Michigan as a premier destination for exceptional golf. The beauty of northern Michigan, coupled with the high level of competition the Epson Tour offers, will make this a memorable event for players and spectators alike."

Additional details will be provided when the 2025 schedule is released later this year.

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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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