ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (August 20, 2014) – The busiest part of Morgan Hoffmann’s schedule at this week’s Barclays may well have come while his other competitors were still at home, packing lunch for the kids.
He didn’t mind. In fact, he was thrilled. As the first of four events which comprise the FedExCup Playoffs events, only the top 125 in the standings earn a spot in the field. Not only is Hoffmann in the field, but this week in New Jersey, he’s also at home.
Born and raised in nearby Franklin Lakes, Hoffmann made this season on the PGA TOUR a good one for him, one good enough to finish No. 124 in FedExCup points and enjoy a home game this week at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.
As he enthusiastically expected, the home boy’s time was a hot commodity. In conjunction with Birdies for the Brave, his week began first thing Monday at the Picatinny Arsenal Golf Course in Rockaway Township. His appearance and involvement honored both kids and adults, though the real honor is claimed by Hoffmann.
Paramus, N.J. (August 20, 2014) – Tom King, Chief Executive of Barclays’ Investment Bank, joined PGA TOUR player and World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson, senior military leaders and local dignitaries in honoring our nation’s military during a Military Appreciation Day ceremony behind the clubhouse at The Ridgewood Country Club on Tuesday. The event was part of The Barclays tournament, the first of four FedExCup Playoffs events that will determine the PGA TOUR’s season-long champion: the FedExCup Champion.
During the ceremony, Mr. King announced a special fundraising initiative – Barclays Birdies for the Brave – in which Barclays will donate $1,000 for every birdie made on the par-3 15th hole during the four competition rounds of The Barclays, benefiting Birdies for the Brave®. Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach and appreciation initiative proudly supported by the TOUR, which was created in 2006 by Mickelson. In 2012, the White House named Birdies for the Brave among the top 20 charities that support military families.
The Barracuda Championship hosted their 5th Annual Patriots luncheon during the tournament in Reno, Nevada. The luncheon was held at the Nevada Air National Guard base and featured K9’s for Warriors, a Birdies for the Brave homefront group, while benefitting the Veterans Guest House.
Birdies for the Brave was privileged to have General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, serve as its special guest on Military Appreciation Day at the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday, August 2, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH.
General Odierno helped kick off the day’s festivities by addressing the crowd at the military appreciation ceremony, where he expressed appreciation to all of the service members based in Ohio for their service and sacrifice. During the ceremony, General Odierno swore in…