Golf News for Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | Daily Golf Blogs

Brandon Tucker: Detroit Lions president arrested for DUI after golf outing in Michigan - but at least he had on clothes

All aboard Restore the Roar: 2010. The Detroit Lions are back, reloaded and ready to be the surprise team of the year that will bring us all back to the glory days of the Wayne Fontes Era.

This summer, they're off to a typical, roll-your-eyes Lions start - which all too often involves the authorities. Over the weekend, president Tom Lewand was arrested for DUI in northern Michigan following the Kolo Charity Golf Outing at White Deer Country Club.

We all remember former Lions defensive coach Joe Cullen, who was arrested twice in the same off season in 2006: once for D.U.I, the other for driving while nude, when he fell asleep at a Wendy's drive-thru. So Lewand left his clothes on this time, which is really all you can ask for in a Lions staffer behind the wheel in the off-season.

But Detroiters don't need to go to northern Michigan for golf and risk the four-hour drive back with a buzz. For a quick northern Michigan golf fix that's just up the road, head to 27-hole Shepherd's Hollow in Clarkston, which despite a southeastern Michigan zip code has the acreage (350) and forest of a remote course.

We also just published a new course review of The Orchards Golf Club near Rochester, another public, Oakland County standout worth playing. It has its secluded spots too, and is a popular tournament venue when Oakland Hills or the TPC Michigan isn't used.

Michigan has plenty of golf courses for less than the list cost of a Lions ticket (sounds like a good column as soon as the Lions drop to 0-2). Click here for five of Detroit's best golf courses.

No matter where you are in Michigan, there's a good golf course nearby, so nominate a sober driver and tee it up.

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