is the founder of the Folds of Honor and Patriot Golf Day, a three-time tour of duty F-16 fighter pilot, PGA golf professional and founder of Patriot Golf Club.down
Major Rooney has received the White House's Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the Air National Guard's Distinguished Service Medal, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and The PGA of America's Inaugural Patriot Award. He has also been recognized as one of People Magazine's Heroes of the Year and one of ABC World News Tonight's Persons of the Year.
“Acting on our dreams requires courage and faith.”Major Dan Rooney
As a Fighter pilot, Major Rooney is a two-time recipient of the coveted "Top Gun" award and was honored with the "Spirit of Attack" award as a top graduate of F-16 training. Major Rooney was a vampire (night duty) in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A decorated veteran with an honorable military service record, he’s earned numerous medals to include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-Terrorism Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, and Air Expeditionary Medal.
Rooney has continued his golf career as a PGA Class A Professional. He is a principle owner of the historic Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan. Dan is the visionary force and founder of the Patriot Golf Club in Tulsa, OK — awarded “Best New Private Club” by GOLFWEEK in 2011. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr, The Patriot is home of the nationally televised Patriot Cup and is currently ranked 45 of Best Modern Golf Courses in America.
“Armed With the Power of Volition anything is possible.”Major Dan Rooney