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The Hundred Hole Hike at The Loop at Forest Dunes

6/09/2016 0 comments

One of golf's most unique fundraising events will be held at perhaps the most revolutionary new golf course in years when the Hundred Hole Hike comes to The Loop at Forest Dunes on Monday, June 23rd. The Loop, designed by Tom Doak, will be the only fully reversible 18-hole golf course operating in the world when it opens to the public on June 27th. The Hundred Hole Hike will raise money and awareness for the Midnight Golf Program, which brings personal and professional development to youths in inner-city Detroit through the game of golf.

The Loop is reversible in that it can be played in both a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction. An excerpt from the yardage book below illustrates how one fairway serves the 1st hole on the Red layout and the 18th hole on the Black layout. Both routings share the same 18th green (attacked from different directions), but the 1st green on the Red layout serves as the 17th green for the Black layout, and vice-versa.



Typically, the Loop will operate with play flowing in one direction one day and the other direction the next, allowing visiting golfers to experience two different courses on consecutive days.

The Hundred Hole Hike at The Loop at Forest Dunes will include a featured foursome playing and walking both directions at least three times in one day, equating to 108 holes or more of golf. The featured foursome includes:

- Tom Doak, golf course architect and designer of The Loop at Forest Dunes
- Matt Ginella, Golf Channel's resident travel insider and co-host of Golf Channel's Morning Drive
- Ashley Mayo, senior editor and social media director at Golf Digest
- Jim Colton, founder of Hundred Hole Hike

The event will feature a mix of individual stroke play and alternate shot play, where select Midnight Golf Program supporters, program participants and other donors will partner with members of the foursome above for sets of 36-hole loops. To learn more about the format or to inquire about the possibility of participating in the event, please contact Jim Colton at jim@onedivot.org.

As mentioned, all proceeds from the Hundred Hole Hike event at the Loop will go directly to the Midnight Golf Program (MGP). MGP is a 30-week empowerment and mentoring experience that teaches life skills including financial literacy, college preparation and community activism, as well as learning to play golf. The program meets twice weekly at Marygrove College in Detroit, at a practice facility and four-hole short course designed by Doak. Life skills and golf skills are taught by numerous adults who volunteer their time and serve as mentors for the program participants. Since 2001, nearly 800 participants have gone on to study at 90 different colleges and universities.

To learn more about the Midnight Golf Program, please go to: http://midnightgolf.org/about/
To learn more about the Loop at Forest Dunes, please go to: https://www.forestdunesgolf.com/
To learn more about the Hundred Hole Hike, please go to: http://www.hundredholehike.com/

There are a number of ways to support the Hundred Hole Hike at The Loop:

1. Play - consider actively participating in the event as an alternate-shot partner. For more information, please contact Jim Colton at jim@onedivot.org

2. Pledge - support any of the four golfers on a per hole or lump sum basis, with special bonuses for birdies, eagles and hole-in-ones. Please click one of the buttons below.


Ashley Mayo


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Jim Colton


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Matt Ginella


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Tom Doak


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3. Sponsor - Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event at the Loop and for the Hundred Hole Hike in general. Please contact Jim Colton at jim@onedivot.org for more information.

4. Volunteer - Please consider caddying or helping out in other ways on June 23rd. Please contact Jim Colton at jim@onedivot.org for more information.

5. Share - Please help spread the word by sharing this page on social media and by following @100holehike on Twitter.

 
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