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Kudos to the Colonial: You’ve Earned It

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 Mike Rushing, general manager of Colonial Country Club, played his first games of golf in a field across the street from his childhood home. “There were several U.S. Opens won in that field,” Rushing said, laughing.

Recognizing his son’s early love of golf, Rushing’s father wanted to ensure that he understood the value of earning his way to the golf course. “It took a while before I was allowed to play on an actual golf course,” he said. “The first time I saw Pecan Valley, I thought it looked like Augusta National.”

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Kudos to the Colonial: The Gift of Education

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As a young boy, Ben Hogan would leave school to sell newspapers or caddy to help his single mother put food on their table.

Despite his own difficult circumstances, Hogan placed immense value on the importance of education. The Ben Hogan Foundation honors this legacy through a number of programs, including its longstanding support of First Tee of Fort Worth, a youth development program that teaches life skills and leadership through golf.

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Kudos to the Colonial: What Would Ben Hogan Do?

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“Golf is one of those rare sports where you don’t have a referee. You call a penalty on yourself and you keep your own score. It’s a game of integrity and it’s a game where you have to be accountable,” said Robert Stennett, CEO of the Ben Hogan Foundation.

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These attributes – honesty, integrity, self-determination – describe the very man the foundation honors and the legacy it is committed to preserving.

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Kudos to the Colonial: Test Your PGA IQ

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We know you love the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at the Colonial Country Club? But how well do know this gem of the PGA Tour?

Lucky for you, we have a way to test your PGA IQ. Enjoy the challenge!

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Read our complete tribute to the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational: click here

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Countdown to the Colonial: Meet You at 13

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Where do you watch the action when you’re at the Colonial Invitational? The Colonial Invitational – in its inaugural year as the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational – begins May 23 at Colonial Country Club.

If you’re not at Hole 13, you’re not at the party. At 171 yards, 13 is the shortest hole on the Colonial Country Club course and one of the most difficult. Time and again the challenge sets back even the most skilled golfers. Double bogeys and worse are not uncommon.

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