The Bogey Golf Tour grants golfers a chance to take to the links and compete against fellow amateurs in tournaments scheduled at some of the finest courses in the London, Windsor, Detroit, and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. At each event, scratch golfers compete in the Birdie division, 0–15 handicaps square off in the Par division, and 16+ handicappers trade pinpoint approaches and sequined divot tools in the Bogey division. The top five finishers in each division receive prize money—which can be paid out in gift certificates or cash—and the Tour also holds prize competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin, and 3-iron jousting. The Tour publishes the results from each tournament in local newspapers, and players can chart the peaks and valleys of their careers on the Tour Members list, which compiles all of their tournament results. Along with providing an outlet for amateur golfers to exercise their long-suppressed competitive side, the Tour and its sponsors have raised $74,000 for various area charities since 2003.
The baseball and softball instructors at Great Lakes Baseball Academy share their passion for America's pastime with students as they draw upon accolades that include two national minor-league titles and a high-school state softball record for strikeouts in one year. Inside the year-round, 5,000-square-foot facility, coaches with experience at the major, minor, and high-school levels enrich players' skills during private lessons and team-training sessions. Line drives echo through three climate-controlled, 80-foot batting and pitching tunnels, which include Iron Mike pitching machines that hurtle balls from 40 to 90 mph and occasionally charge the plate. Along with their training grounds, the academy's shop stays stocked with such gear as the latest bats and gloves.
Vibrant colors coat walls surrounding the glossy rinks at ERDU Skate-A-Rama , where experienced staff members monitor skaters of all ages in a family-friendly environment. Equipped with rented wheels, skaters glide along smooth surfaces under colorful lights to the beat of lively music. Their family members, perched along the rink's perimeter, watch or take bets on who can do a figure eight the fastest.
Skaters can take a break from four-wheeled footwear to play arcade games at some locations or silence rumbling stomachs with bites of pizza or other snacks, such as cones from the ice-cream shop, at ERDU Skate-a-Rama, which serves up swirls of soft serve doused with fudge.
MotorCity Trivia hosts ebullient live trivia shows at a variety of area bars and restaurants, letting teams and individuals alike munch on toothsome eats as their brains get tickled by challenging games. Monday-night munchers can detonate hunger with Lions & Tigers & Beers’ zing-infused Dynamite! burger ($8.99) laden with jalapeños and pepper jack cheese, and the Bayside Sports Grille’s macadamia-crusted Canadian whitefish ($16.95) sends mouths on a flavorful border-crossing sojourn on Wednesdays and Sundays. Those in search of circular sustenance during Friday and Saturday trivia fests can nibble through Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill’s comestibles, including a Caribbean jerk personal pizza ($12.59) festooned with sweet-and-spicy jerk sauce, bacon, and jalapeño steel drums. The chefs at CJ’s Brewing Company cloak Alaskan cod in a regal golden-ale beer batter when crafting their scrumptious fish 'n' chips ($10.99) for Thursday-evening feasts, and the burritos ($9.99) at Mr. B’s Rustic Tavern snuggle chicken or beef into soft flour-tortilla sleeping bags in honor of Tuesday dinner.
Penn Bar and Grill in Plymouth is known for its tasty eats.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Penn Bar and Grill's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at Penn Bar and Grill.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Penn Bar and Grill can seat both large and small groups.
The patio seating at Penn Bar and Grill is perfect for those warm summer days.
Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
The restaurant's popularity is at an all-time high during the week.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Penn Bar and Grill patrons come in casual attire.
Save some dough on parking at Penn Bar and Grill.
For those who travel by bike, Penn Bar and Grill offers bike racks for diners.
A mid-priced establishment, Penn Bar and Grill offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Penn Bar and Grill since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Swing by Ironwood Grill of Plymouth in Plymouth for your next meal.
Ironwood Grill of Plymouth features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Ironwood Grill of Plymouth.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed.
If time is of the essence, Ironwood Grill of Plymouth's take-out option may be a better fit.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Prices at Ironwood Grill of Plymouth are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.