Military receives special tribute at US Senior Open

A U.S. Soldier carries the flagstick on the 16th hole at Indianwood Golf and Country Club

The United States Golf Association, and Indianwood Golf and Country Club paid tribute to the U.S. Military at the Senior Open on Wednesday.

Several events were put on at Indianwood to show respect to the armed forces.

"Military Wednesday" gave any attendee with Military identification a free ticket to the Senior Open.

The par-4 16th at Indianwood was designated the "Military Hole," which featured an American flag on the flagstick. U.S. Soldiers tended the pin while golfers were on the putting surface.

Also, tickets were offered to associates at the U.S. Army Garrison in Detroit for reduced prices.

Tournament Director Keith Aldridge talked about his approval of the tribute to the Military.

"How can you not thank those guys? They have a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and I'm glad they're doing it," Aldridge said.

The U.S. Army's Detroit Arsenal has over 8,500 employees, Army business units such as the Development and Engineering Center and TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, are located there.

Major Jeffery E. Ramsey of the Detroit Arsenal was happy with the tribute.

"It really gives us an opportunity to thank them for having us out here. We get to see them golf, shoot a couple of holes on the green, and it's just a good experience," Ramsey said.