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Columbus Day at Lochmoor!

Golfers and sponsors are signing up for our first annual Lochmoor Club-Pointe Magazine Columbus Day Charity Golf Outing to benefit Special Kids Inc., an outstanding nonprofit run by Jeanne Lizza of Grosse Pointe Woods.

But before I get into that, I want to explain what happened to the paper inside our last issue of Pointe Magazine.

We are regularly complimented on the quality of paper we use on the cover and inside the magazine. That is by design. We knew from the start that if we were to be successful in Grosse Pointe, we needed to be a quality publication. And your ongoing compliments confirm that belief.

However, as some readers and advertisers noticed the paper quality was not up to standard in our July-August issue of Pointe Magazine. The problem arose at the printing plant, where the printer picked up the specs for another of our more “newsy” publications, On Pointe. We did not learn of the switch ourselves until we picked up our advance copies at our box at the UPS Store on Mack. By then, of course, it was too late. The nearly 20,000 copies were en route!

Some may have thought we were intentionally trying to cut costs, that maybe things were not doing as well at Pointe Magazine. Perish the thought! It was simply a mistake by the printer. Pointe Magazine is doing just fine, thank you! And, hopefully as I write this prior to going to press, this issue is back to the usual quality you demand and expect!

With that out of the way, let’s talk golf! I have to say I am excited at the chance to play at Lochmoor again. It has been years since I played it. Unfortunately, I still have my occasional slice and push, and being a right-hander, that doesn’t bode well for Lochmoor. But, hey, that’s golf!

As the golf outing’s name implies, it will be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 12. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. It will be a scramble format, which I always find great fun. You don’t have to be a great golfer in a scramble format. Just contribute a good chip or putt for the team, and you’re golden.

If you’re a serious golfer, there are the usual “skins” challenges: longest drive, sponsored by The Peppler Agency; closest to the pin; hole-in-one; lowest team score, etc. So there is something for everyone — the big hitters and the duffers like me!

We encourage golfers to get there early to hit free range balls and practice on Lochmoor’s great short-game area. 

Before heading out to your starting hole, be sure to grab a couple of coney dogs supplied by our lunch sponsor, National Coney Island. I have relatives from outside metro Detroit, and they try to tell me their coneys are better, but we know better, don’t we?!

During the round, enjoy on-course libations and a great time with friends and colleagues. 

After the round, the fun is not over, not by a long shot.

Lochmoor is generously putting on a gourmet buffet, complete with carving station and open bar. (Dinner-only tickets are just $50, so have your spouse or sweetheart meet you at Lochmoor after the round!)

There will also be many great offerings to bid on in the tin-can raffle, as well as skins prizes and awarding the winning foursome. 

I know there are a lot of charity golf outings out there, but this one is a special one for Special Kids. The nonprofit helps some 75 children and young adults with cognitive, emotional and physical impairments each year. Therapy that would typically cost $150 per hour, costs just $15 through Special Kids. Some programs, art and yoga therapies for example, are just $10 per hour. Through donations and fundraising, Special Kids is able to keep costs incredibly low.

To keep up its good works, Special Kids needs people like us to step up so Jeanne and her staff can help other families with special needs. Call me at (313) 682-7048 or go online at or to sign up!

Hope to see you out there... Fore!

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