Now open: American Dunes in West Michigan selling way more than pricey golf experience
American Dunes is Rooney’s vision, brought to life by Nicklaus and his team, which waived its $3 million design fee. “I’ve always said this, they’re going to come to the golf course and I think they’re going to be touched by the other stuff they’re going to see,” Bell said. Mueller’s Squadron Bar is open in the clubhouse, which features a pro shop stocked with American Folds merchandise. The Camp at American Dunes, which will provide on-site accommodations for members and guests, is scheduled to open next summer. I just can’t fathom … I can’t wrap my head around everything else that’s there.’ The golf course, he said, is unbelievable.mlive.com
More interviews didn’t equal more minority hirings in NFL
(AP Photo)The NFL expanded the Rooney Rule to give more minority candidates opportunities to become a head coach and reward teams who develop them. The Houston Texans hired David Culley this week, making the 65-year-old longtime assistant the league’s third Black head coach hired. Culley and Saleh join Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Miami’s Brian Flores and Washington’s Ron Rivera as the league’s only minority head coaches. “We didn’t make as much progress on the head coaching side as we would have liked,” Rooney said. AdPerhaps an increase in minority executives will lead to more minority head coaches.
American Dunes founder recognized with NCAA Silver Anniversary Award
He was one of seven recipients of the 2021 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. American Dunes Golf Club will open to the public this spring. “It’s humbling to join the other Silver Anniversary Award recipients and coach McLendon in being honored by the NCAA,” Rooney said in a release. It was Nicklaus with whom Rooney teamed to design and construct American Dunes, whose grounds are the birthplace of Folds of Honor. 19 American Dunes Golf Club – September 28, 2020More coverage:Mission of Nicklaus-designed American Dunes: Raise military awareness, funds for Folds of HonorWatch Nicklauses raised ‘massively unapologetic U.S. flag’ at new signature West Michigan coursemlive.com
NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring
When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. Yet he knows the Rooney Rule, designed to advance opportunities for minorities in such areas as coaching and front office positions, hasn't been having the desired effect. Vincent makes note of the dozens of people who have pushed for diversity in the 17 years since the Rooney Rule was adopted.
Mission of Nicklaus-designed American Dunes: Raise military awareness, Folds of Honor funds
10 Tuesday at American Dunes Golf Club, the new course was christened. A Nicklaus Signature course on the grounds of the former Grand Haven Golf Club, American Dunes officially opens next May. American Dunes is the place where people like Bell, the Davises, Nicklaus and Rooney merge with a like mission in mind. Rooney said there will be many layers to the American Dunes experience, which he believes will touch people’s hearts. 23 Jack Nicklaus guest of honor at American Dunes Golf Club opening ceremony“When people go over the hill on (the par-4) No.mlive.com
Watch Nicklauses raise ‘massively unapologetic’ U.S. flag at new signature West Michigan course
GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP – Little did Jack Nicklaus know when he arrived at American Dunes Golf Club Tuesday morning that he was in for a workout. Active military members and veterans will receive the biggest discounted price, according to American Dunes general manager Doug Bell. It’s an immovable obstruction – an unapologetic, immovable obstruction,” Rooney boasted playfully about the “massively unapologetic” American flag. I’m going to put an American flag out here.’”Nicklaus acknowledged it. He turned and looked at Rooney, “That’s a pretty good-sized American flag right there.”After the press conference, Nicklaus and Rooney hit ceremonial tee shots on No.mlive.com
Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau
The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. NEW LIFEThe PGA Tour stop in the Dominican Republic should be a candidate for comeback tournament of the year. Neither the LPGA Tour nor the PGA Tour, or the majors they play, have had fans this year. The only spectators in the U.S. have been on the PGA Tour Champions in South Dakota. ... Sam Horsfield of England, who played his college golf at Florida, is playing the PGA Tour event in the Dominican Republic on a sponsor exemption.