It is a great honor that we name our golf scramble after Dr. Jack Michael, as he has been influential helping to bring forth the field that all members of the I/OGSO belong to. Some proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the Dr. Jack Michael Graduate Student Mentored Scholarship Fund. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds raised from the Annual Jack Michael Scramble will go towards attracting top tier graduate students to our program, bringing in notable field leaders to give presentations at Western Michigan University, and potentially funding various grants or scholarships.

Dr. Jack Michael is professor emeritus of psychology at Western Michigan University (WMU). Dr. Michael has held faculty appointments at some of the key academic centers of behavior analysis - University of Kansas, Arizona State University, and WMU - where he taught generations of leaders in the field of behavior analysis. In recognition of this achievement, he received an award from American Psychological Association for distinguished teaching. For those that know Jack personally, his love of table tennis is well known. We hope to grow this golf scramble and one day include a table tennis table or two for some friendly competition after a day of golf.


The Industrial/Organizational Graduate Student Organization (IOGSO) is proud to be the organizer of the Jack Michael Golf Scramble. The IOGSO was founded in 2011 with the mission of enriching the experience of graduate students in Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management (I/OBM) at Western Michigan University (WMU). The IOGSO serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty members in the I/OBM program, assesses & addresses graduate student needs in the program, and plans professional and social enrichment opportunities for graduate students in the department of Psychology. The IOGSO is proud of the rich history of behavior analysis at WMU and this is our way of paying tribute to it. 

The LYNX, located on M-89 between Otsego and Allegan, unfolds across pristine pine and hardwood forests with five holes running alongside the Kalamazoo River. There's an "up north feeling" there with elevation changes of 100 feet on some holes, rolling hills and dramatic sky views and vistas.


Both nines begin and end at the highest point on the course, about 90 feet above the valley floor of the Kalamazoo River. The front side sends you out and concludes with a short, uphill dogleg left par 4 measuring 353 yards. The backside features the course's signature hole, No.10, a par 4 of 411 yards that boasts an 85-foot elevation drop from tee to fairway.
Gently rolling hills, scenic vistas and dramatic sky views surround your dining experience at the LYNX Grill, which was designed to offer a casual and relaxed atmosphere to the public. You don’t have to be a member to join us for lunch or dinner at the LYNX Grill. In fact you don’t even have to know how to golf!