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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I always like to say that in September after school starts. In a sense, based on years of conditioning, September and going back to school always felt like the start of a New Year to me. I even make resolutions to do better this year ... if not in school then on the job — or better yet, on the golf course!
But no one can — or did — do better on the golf course than my friend Ryan Lenahan. The 32-year-old professional golfer on the European Challenge Tour returned Aug. 15 to the Country Club of Detroit to play in the second Turning Point Invitational tournament to raise money for Cornerstone Schools, co-founded in 1991 by another friend and Grosse Pointer, Clark Durant.
I have had the privilege to attend both Turning Point Invitationals. In the first, in 2004, the 50th anniversary of Arnold Palmer’s winning of the U.S. Amateur title in 1954 at the Country Club of Detroit, I got to meet the “The King” himself, as well as Phil Mickelson and other pros. It was a thrill.
While I did not get to meet the “Golden Bear,” Jack Nicklaus, at this year’s invitational, I was able to follow Team Lenahan around. I was further thrilled to learn not only did Team Lenahan win the invitational, but also that Lenahan turned in the “low-pro” score 61 — 11 under par! The “local guy” beat the likes of Esteban Toledo, Larry Nelson, Andy Bean, Joe Inman, Gary Koch and, yes, Nicklaus himself. Good playing, Ryan!
Unfortunately, because of our busy magazine schedule, the closest I’ve gotten to golf this year is as a spectator. But that is about to change. When you read this, I will be in The Villages in Florida, enjoying “free golf” on the 100+ executive residents’ courses as well as on the championship courses, including the Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez courses!
Did I tell you I first met Arnold at his Florida home course, Bay Hill? Did you know you can actually get a room there? I didn’t either, but Terry did. We spent a couple of nights there, waiting for our timeshare condo to be available. And, yes, I did see Arnold hitting balls, teeing off with buddies, and I did get to say “hello”!
At any rate, we hope you enjoy this issue of Pointe Magazine. And, as always, we encourage you to patronize our many fine advertisers and businesses, without whom none of this would be possible. 
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