Although the Matches will be played at Oakland Hills Country Club, the Bloomfield Township, DetroitMetro Convention & Visitors Bureau, County of Oakland and State of Michigan will all play host to this international event. With an estimated economic impact in excess of $100 million dollars and over 20 hours of live televised coverage to over 180 million viewers in 77 different countries and territories, everyone is eager to participate and ensure the event's success.
The area is proud of its heritage both past and present. In 1701, Cadillac, a French explorer, made his way to Michigan and settled in Detroit with a party of 100 or so. It would soon become a thriving fur trade center. By the 1870s, there were 80,000 people living in the city, including many natives of Ireland, Germany and Poland. In 1908, the auto industry was taking off and everyday Americans were lining up to pay an affordable $275 for a car. Shortly thereafter golf became the fancy for many in Michigan. Nothing has changed today as the State has over 800 public golf courses – more than any other state in the nation. The area also plays host annually to the Buick Classic and the Ford Senior Players Championship.
Today the area continues to enjoy robust growth throughout all aspects of its communities. New baseball and football stadiums have been built, casinos added to downtown, world-class hotel space, the world’s largest polar bear exhibit at the Detroit Zoo, a new terminal at the Wayne County Airport. General Motors’ move to the Renaissance Center in 1996 continues to have a positive effect on everything from occupancy rates to new riverfront park plans.
The automobile capital of the world and home of Motown are known for much more than just cars and music. The sporting world is taking notice of how attractive the area is and will showcase some of its marquee events here in the near future. Besides the Ryder Cup Matches in 2004, the area will play host to the Super bowl in 2006 and the PGA Championship in 2008.
MI section of The PGA of America
PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network to facilitate communication amongst the nation's 25 million amateur golfers and the PGA's 28,000 members.
Visit The Official Web Site of
The Michigan Section of The PGA of America.
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Detroit is the Midwest's oldest big city, one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad and home to the automotive industry and Motown! The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you with area attractions and accommodations.
Visit The Official Tourism Web Site for Metro Detroit
Bloomfield Township is one of the oldest townships in Michigan. The Township, a predominantly residential community, is known for its fine homes, private lakes and scenic, rolling topography. Residents are provided an array of quality public services. Fine schools and a comfortable lifestyle make Bloomfield Township one of the most attractive areas in Oakland County.
Visit The Official Web Site of Bloomfield Township.
Oakland County is a region made up of 61 local communities. With a population of about 1.2 million, Oakland County is home to a thriving economy, cosmopolitan communities, diverse arts and cultural attractions, and state-of-the-art programs and services. With a balance of urban and rural environments, the County is a beautiful backdrop for a modern lifestyle.
Visit the Official Destination Oakland Web Site of Oakland County, Michigan.
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