Tom Doak Opens a Short Course in Heart of Detroit

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Detroit Mayor David Bing helped usher in the new facility. He joked with Doak that he would love to see the designer build more courses around downtown Detroit.
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Luticia Gittens, a senior at Detroit's Renaissance High School, strikes a ceremonial tee shot. Gittens is one of about 130 students currently enrolled in Midnight Golf.
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Tom Doak, the short course's designer, samples his new layout. Doak, whose credits include Pacific Dunes in Oregon and Ballyneal in Colorado, designed the site pro bono at the request of the SI Golf Group.
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Doak (far left in brown pants) and his design associate Brian Slawnik (far right in blue fleece) pose with a grateful group of Midnight Golfers. Slawnik, a Detroit native, oversaw construction of the project.
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Midnight Golf participants hone their short game at the new Marygrove layout under the watch of Glenn Pulice, the program's director of golf.
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The five-acre facility has four par 3s, a putting green and a double-ended practice range.