Thursday, May 9, 2013
The city will rename the drive leading into Rackham Golf Course in his honor during a ceremony Thursday.
The city of Huntington Woods will honor golf great Ben Davis during a ceremony Thursday at Rackham Golf Course. The drive leading into the course will be renamed “Ben Davis Drive” in honor of one of the country's first African-American golf pros, who passed away in April. A public ceremony to unveil the sign will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Huntington Woods Mayor Ronald Gillham, as well as city commissioners and members of the Davis family, will be in attendance, according to Huntington Woods Zoning Administrator Hank Berry. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing also has been invited, he said. The course property belongs to the city of Detroit, but is located within the corporate city limits of Huntington Woods, Berry explained. "The (Huntington Woods…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In 2007, Huntington Woods honored Davis – who taught for decades at Rackham Golf Course – for being "instrumental in the desegregation of golf as a major sport in southeast Michigan."
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The fifth annual event will be held May 17 at Rackham Golf Course in Huntington Woods; proceeds will benefit community education programs such as "Lids for Kids."
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Huntington Woods musician Stewart Francke will perform during a benefit concert in Royal Oak and Rackham Golf Course will donate some proceeds as part of efforts throughout Oakland County to aid the slain West Bloomfield Police officer's love ones.
Royal Oak Music Theatre will be rocking Oct. 2 with special purpose — to benefit the family of slain West Bloomfield Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke. O'Rourke, 39, was fatally shot Sept. 9 while responding with other officers to what police believed could have been a suicidal man. The incident sparked a barricaded gunman standoff that ended when police found the suspect, Ricky Coley, 50, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. O'Rourke was the department's first officer killed in the line of duty. Birmingham-based classic rock radio station 94.7 WCSX-FM will broadcast live from the theatre next Tuesday as a host of Metro Detroit-area rock stars including Fifty Amp Fuse, Mitch Ryder and Stewart Francke (of Huntington Woods) perform, with …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Golf course that abuts Huntington Woods is a welcome part of the neighborhood.
One of the things Julie Cohen loves about living in Huntington Woods is that Rackham Golf Course borders her neighborhood. "It's such a beautiful course," she said of the public golf course established in 1923 and designed by legendary course architect Donald Ross. Cohen took this photo of Rackham while on an early walk with her dog. What do you like best about where you live? To email this photo, just look for the EMAIL button above the headline. To print this photo, see PRINT above. To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. Do you have a nominee for Michigan Postcard? Nominate it here or email it to email@example.com. Be sure to include the following details: > More Michigan Postcards