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New Rogell Golf Course to Host Patriot Day Hole-N-One Contest

New? Rogell Golf Course to Host Patriot Day Hole in One Contest

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July 2, 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact:? Janina Jacobs at 313.980.0054 or [email protected]

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Help support our military heroes and try for that elusive ace all at the same time by joining the Patriot Day Hole-in-One Contest at the New Rogell Golf Club in Detroit, MI on July 24, 2009.?

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For over 60 years, Rogell hosted the Detroit News annual Hole-in-One competition and now, the Golf Association of Michigan and the Folds of Honor Foundation are teaming up to present the Patriot Day fundraiser.

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For a $5.00 donation, each contestant will be able to hit 3 shots on the famous 15th ?over the river? hole to try and make a hole-in-one.? If more than one ace is recorded, the names of all contestants making an ace will be put into a hat and two winners drawn for the Grand Prize of a complimentary entry into the annual Patriot Golf Day Shootout at Treetops Resort September 4-6, 2009.?? The Shootout package, valued at $295.00, includes Opening Ceremony Contests, practice round on Threetops, 2 rounds of golf on the Rick Smith Signature and Premier plus 9 holes on Threetops, Cocktail Reception, Dinner Banquet, Tournament Gifts and Prizes.? Additional discounted practice rounds and lodging packages are available.

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If no hole-in-one is made, the two Shootout prize packages will be awarded to the Men?s and Women?s Closest to the Pin.? Additional prizes including rounds of golf at area GAM-member courses, Golf Digest Tee Times Discount Membership Cards and Golf Trips, Capers Steakhouse Gift Certificates, golf equipment and more will be awarded based on proximity to the hole in flights by age and gender.

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To sign up, go to www.gam.org.? Click on the Folds of Honor link and you will be directed to an area where registration can be made.? Signups are also encouraged at The New Rogell Golf Club, or by contacting GAM President Bill Wright at 248.935.4351 or [email protected].

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The Folds of Honor Foundation was created by PGA Professional and Oklahoma Air National Guard Major Dan Rooney, whose family also owns Grand Haven Golf Club in Grand Haven, MI.? Major Rooney, an F-16 pilot with two tours of duty in Iraq, started the Foundation in 2006 after his experience as a passenger on a plane carrying fallen comrade, Corporal Brock Bucklin, to his hometown for burial.? Witnessing the removal of Corporal Bucklin?s coffin from the cargo hold and watching his grieving family ? while virtually half the plane?s passengers ignored the airline pilot?s request to remain on board until the coffin had been taken away – compelled Rooney to act.? With the PGA of America as a national partner, the celebration of Patriot Day, officially September 1, has spread across the nation and many clubs are now participating.
Duane and Dawn Bucklin, parents of Brock Bucklin, will be attending the Treetops Shootout.? To learn more about the Foundation, go to www.foldsofhonor.org.

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