Dick is a Senior Advisor for Zurich Insurance Group with experience in running successful PGA TOUR events. During his tenure as Chief Administrative Officer, Dick played a key role in the initial sponsorship of both The Zurich Classic of New Orleans and The Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. He remains involved in these tournaments in a consulting capacity and plays a liaison role with the Zurich Golf Ambassadors, consisting of seven PGA TOUR players and one LPGA Tour player.
Dick is a member of Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, NY and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL.
Major Dan Rooney, USAF
Major Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a Fighter Pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, the founder of The Patriot Golf Club, a PGA Professional, and author of A Patriot’s Calling—Living Life between Fear and Faith. He was the only motivational team speaker for the US Ryder Cup team in Wales.
Rooney was honored at The Masters Invitational with the “William D. Richardson Award” for his outstanding contributions to golf and received the PGA of America's first-ever “Patriot Award”. He has also received one of golf’s most prestigious awards, the ASGCA’S 2014 Donald Ross award.
Rooney founded The Patriot, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is currently ranked 42nd among American golf courses in Golf Week’s Modern Top 100. The Patriot is home to the Folds of Honor Foundation headquarters.
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