Warren, Mich. (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
When the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Indianwood Golf and Country Club kick off the 33rd U.S. Senior Open Championship the week of July 9 - 15 in Lake Orion, Mich., the two organizations will do so with a respectful nod to a key industry that many don’t associate with Michigan – the military.
“The USGA is pleased to honor our nation’s military at the U.S. Senior Open,” said Tim Flaherty, the USGA’s senior director of the U.S. Senior Open Championship. “The U.S. Army’s Detroit Arsenal has more than 8,500 associates, and we are proud to assist in a program that provides quality of life for soldiers, their families and civilian employees. We appreciate the efforts of those soldiers, whether on active duty or retired, as well as those working behind the scenes as civilians in military work.”
Together, the USGA and Indianwood have coordinated efforts with the U.S. Army TACOM LCMC to show appreciation for those Soldiers currently serving, retired Soldiers and those behind the scenes. These efforts include:
“I am equally happy and proud that our folks at Indianwood and the USGA are able to provide this kind of recognition and have Army participation at the U.S. Senior Open Championship,” remarked Keith Aldridge, general manager of Indianwood Golf and Country Club and U.S. Senior Open Championship chairman. “This is the type of community involvement and spirit unique to the sport of golf and one that really hits home here in Michigan.”
All-time greats such as Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin and Nick Price will be vying for the U.S. Senior Open on a timeless, Wilfrid Reid-designed Golden Age course that opened in 1925. Reid also designed The Olympic Club in San Francisco, site of the recently completed U.S. Open. For more information, visit http://www.USGA.org.
“The people at the USGA and Indianwood Golf and Country Club are doing great things for this area,” said Major General Michael J. Terry, commanding general of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. “I appreciate the recognition they are giving our Soldiers, and I am proud that we at the Detroit Arsenal are able to support this event.”
The military and golf have a long, beneficial history. A few examples include …
For more information on the U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal, visit these sites:
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