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THE John Shippen Men's Invitational: Presented by Rocket Mortgage

The sun was privileged to shine over Detroit Golf Club as it hosted the John Shippen Men's Invitational, Presented by Rocket Mortgage. The John Shippen was designed to showcase Black amateur and professional golfers, named after John Shippen Jr., A man born a slave and freed through the Civil War. John received a bachelor's degree from Howard University. He later on found a career across golf courses at different positions. John Shippen Jr is known for his tenure as the Head Pro at the Shady Rest Golf Course, now known as the Scotch Hills Country Club.

Shady Rest was the first black golf club...

 

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