Blue Star

Scott Sullivan
Thirty years of not golfing at least helped me fit in among the seniors.

Take a “Walk With History” and be careful of poison ivy. So I learned at the 75th annual Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor.

This isn’t the Benton Harbor of urban decay and poverty. It’s the one of a luxury golf and residential complex on reclaimed industrial land, including three holes near Lake Michigan on 22 acres of the city-owned Jean Klock Park.

I stay out of class wars because I have none. The natural part of the park is lovely. So is its man-made (or -icured) golf part. If you think the last thing Benton Harbor needs is rich people spending money there, fine with me. If Whirlpool Corp.’s investment in having its KitchenAid brand host the tourney draws The Golf Channel, NBC Sports and other media to see the town in a new light, let that be their loss.

For full story, pick up a copy of the May 29 Commercial Record or subscribe to the e-edition.

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