Golf News for Monday, September 17, 2012 | Tournaments

Old American Golf Club in The Colony, Texas to host Medal of Honor Golf Classic

THE COLONY, Texas -- Old American Golf Club -- the award-winning Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard design just north of Dallas -- has been selected to host the Medal of Honor Golf Classic on October 22.

Participants will play 18 holes at Old American with all proceeds benefitting the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Each foursome includes a Medal of Honor recipient or Wounded Warrior veteran.

The events commence at 9 a.m. Monday with registration and a golf clinic before a shotgun start at 11 a.m. An awards ceremony and dinner follow at the Carriage House. Admission is $2,000 per golfer or $5,000 per threesome and includes the golf clinic, 18-hole scramble, drinks, lunch and dinner reception. Deadline for registration is October 1.

"We are thrilled to host this special tournament," says Mike McCabe, general manager. "Old American is a premier host site for charity and corporate events, and we look forward to welcoming the men and women of such a prestigious foundation."

Dave Stockton, winner of two PGA TOUR major championships and captain of the 1991 U.S. Ryder Cup Team, will serve as the event co-chairman. Additionally, Team Stockton golfers who are friends of the Medal of Honor Society will participate in the tournament.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is dedicated to perpetuating the Medal of Honor's legacy through outreach and collaborative efforts. Funds raised go towards initiatives that promote what the Medal of Honor represents, operation of the headquarters and the public service activities of the society's exclusive membership.

For more information on Old American: (972) 370-4653,

For more information on the Medal of Honor Golf Classic: (972) 294-7190

About Old American Golf Club
Inspired by the 'Golden Age' of golf course architecture between 1911 and 1937, Old American's natural contours, hazard styles, native grasses and green shapes were influenced by such masterpieces as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, Prairie Dunes and Crystal Downs.

Acclaimed architect Tripp Davis, an accomplished amateur player and former All-American at the University of Oklahoma and PGA TOUR/Ryder Cup star Justin Leonard, who played his college golf at the University of Texas, toured and played a handful of America's classic Golden Age golf courses prior to starting the design process for Old American.

The result is a golf course that emphasizes strategy and shot-making and flows with a natural rhythm from first tee to 18th green. Old American features six sets of tees, ranging from the 5215-yard forward markers to the 7174-yard "Leonard" tournament tees. Davis and Leonard conceived the routing and layout with both medal and match play in mind, as golfers are required to hold "steady to par" through a number of holes, but enticed to gamble on birdie or better during select stretches of the course.

About The Tribute
The Tribute is an unmatched lakeside golf and resort community on Lake Lewisville. Nestled between two world-class golf courses, the community offers first-class luxury amenities anchored by a spectacular clubhouse with a Scottish pub and grill, meeting facilities and eight guest suites. This 1,500-acre master-planned community boasts a resort-style pool, splash park and playground, a future on-site school, more than six miles of existing and planned hike-and-bike trails, beautifully landscaped canals, and 200 acres of open space - perfect for the Old World residential architecture that is the signature look at The Tribute.

Matthews Southwest maintains relationships with Texas' premier builders to offer myriad best-in-class residential products at The Tribute ranging from the $230's to over a $1 million. Builders include American Legend Homes, Grand Homes, and Highland Homes. Custom builders include Belclaire Homes, Ryan Hartman Homes, Sanders & Assoc. and Warwick Custom Homes. As members of The Tribute's Green Homebuilders Alliance, builders are required to maintain the highest standards of energy and water efficiency, recycling and indoor air quality.

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Shane Sharp (704.519.8381)
Buffalo Communications

Jane Milbrandt (786.459.7794)
Buffalo Communications