Event Information

2017 Event Information

Date:  Monday, August 7, 2017
Location:  The Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd., Detroit, MI


6 - 9 a.m. Live on-site broadcast of the Paul W. Smith Show on News/Talk 760 WJR
8 - 10:30 a.m. Registration Open
8 - 10:30 a.m. Driving Range Available
8 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Available
10 a.m. Shotgun Start - North Course
10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start - South Course
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch available on the course
4 p.m. Strolling Buffet Dinner
4:45 p.m. Awards Presentation
5:30 p.m. Conclusion

The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is the single largest annual fundraiser for Detroit PAL.  Now celebrating its 14th year, the tournament has raised nearly $5 million net since 2004. Since the tournament’s inception, Paul W. Smith, legendary radio personality and talk show host from News/Talk 760 WJR, has championed the event, serving as a dedicated event chair and sponsor solicitor. Corporate and community support includes title sponsor, News/Talk 760 WJR. 2016 Presenting Sponsors included Ford Motor Company, DTE Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, General Motors, FCA and Toyota Motor Sales., U.S.A., Inc. For more information, and to view a complete list of sponsors, visit the sponsors page.

Tournament Guidelines

The tournament committee reserves the right to limit the number of years a team is allowed to win the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic to a total of two consecutive years.

Detroit Golf Club Dress Code

No jeans of any type of color, No spandex, No tennis attire or warm-ups on the golf courses, No changing clothes or shoes in the parking lots, No hats on the first floor (men only), All hats worn bill forward, Men's shirts must have collars and sleeves, All shirts must be tucked in, Women's shirts without sleeves must have a collar, No tube, halter or tank tops, Bermuda length shorts only, No long, baggy shorts.

Detroit Golf Club Smoking Policy

As a courtesy reminder, the entire Detroit Golf Club clubhouse, as well as external dining and service areas of the club, are in compliance with the state of Michigan non-smoking policy. The required non-smoking signs have been posted and all ashtrays and other smoking paraphernalia and receptacles have been removed. Detroit Golf Club has established a dedicated area within the appropriate distance from the clubhouse and service areas where smoking is allowed (no services are allowed in this area).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


*All times are tentative and subject to change