DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is in town to play at the Country Club of Detroit in a fundraiser to benefit Cornerstone Schools.
The legendary golfer will play at the Country Club of Detroit for the one-day pro-am Turning Point Tournament to support Cornerstone’s plans for more educational opportunities in Detroit.
Pro golfer, Ryan Lenahan, tells WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas that he used to be a caddy back in the day, in Royal Oak — but swinging the clubs beats carrying them.
“To be honest with you I kind of got bored with caddying,” said Lenahan. “I just wanted to be a player — and when you caddy – it made you want to go play — so I think I’ll just stick to playing and not caddying for the future.”
Cornerstone Schools hope to bring in $3 million from the tournament headlined by the golf great. The goal is $50 million, aimed at increasing the number of students to 5,000 at the not-for-profit schools.
Cornerstone says golfers Mark O’Meara, Tom Lehman and Jerry Pate have agreed to participate [Tournament Info Here].
Tickets to the tournament are $30 each — Lenahan is the youngest pro in the group– he also holds the course record at Country Club of Detroit.
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