President George W. Bush helped to kick off Patriot Golf Day Weekend 2010 by joining Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, PGA of America President Jim Remy, and veteran and double-amputee Heath Calhoun in a ceremonial tee off at the Ridgewood Country Club here today. The four-day event, being held September 3-6 at thousands of participating golf courses around the country, hopes to raise in excess of $2 million for scholarships for military families.
DETROIT - Tom Doak has designed golf courses in the dunes of southern Oregon, on the sand hills of northern Colorado and along the edge of 400-foot cliffs in New Zealand. His latest project, a practice facility that is beginning to show signs of life here on the cozy campus of Marygrove College, may not inspire awe like some of his other credits, but it will inspire hope.
"It's rare for a piece of land like this to come up," Doak said Thursday, talking over the clatter of bulldozers and backhoes. "I think this facility could make a great difference."