GOLF Magazine features Midnight GolfPosted by Midnight Golf on Feb 24, 2010 in News & Articles • No comments
By Alan Bastable, GOLF Magazine
Asking celebrated golf course architect Tom Doak if he’d take time out of his globetrotting schedule to design a practice facility for a grassroots golf program would be a little like asking Frank Gehry to build a tree house for a troop of boy scouts.
We asked anyway.
Three months ago the SI Golf Group approached Doak to tell him about Midnight Golf, a wildly successful youth golf initiative based in a wildly depressed city: Detroit. The program, which operates two nights a week at a local college, employs a lively mix of life-skills workshops, classroom discussions and golf lessons to keep its participants—mostly high school seniors from city schools—out of trouble and on the path to college.