Watch: Band forms Michigan at Harbor Shores

Senior PGA Volunteers
PGA of America
More than 400 Senior PGA Championship volunteers lined up in the shape of the state of Michigan.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 8:13 p.m.


Whether you're a Michigander or a Michiganian, are partial to Coneys or pasties, can point out your hometown by using the palm of your right hand or consider yourself a Yooper, being from the Wolverine State -- the only state in the union with two peninsulas -- is quite a special honor.

That home state pride was evidenced Wednesday by the assembled group of more than 400 Senior PGA Championship volunteers who stood on the first fairway of Harbor Shores in the shape of Michigan, both upper and lower peninsulas. Below is a cool video of how the photo came together, taken by an overhead drone equipped with a camera.


It was done to celebrate the 75th Senior PGA Championship, to be contested this week at Benton Harbor's Harbor Shores course.

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Not surprisingly, it took a marching band director -- Aaron Engleman of St. Joseph High School -- to get everybody lined up perfectly, all the way from Lambertville in the southeastern corner to Iron Mountain to the northwest. That's pretty impresive, considering Michigan touches four of the five Great Lakes.

In case it ever comes up in a game of trivia, Michigan's state motto means "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."