FORT WORTH, Texas – For many people, golf is an opportunity to relax and socialize. For PGA TOUR players, it’s a career. But for thousands of veterans who have returned home from combat with serious injuries, golf is salvation – a distraction from the memories of war, and an invaluable tool in the rehabilitation process. And thanks to Callaway Golf, wounded service members across the U.S. are having an opportunity to benefit from golf’s healing properties.
FORT WORTH, TX – Glenmorangie, premium makers of single malt Scotch whisky, will help show support and appreciation to military members and their families during this week’s DEAN & DELUCA Invitational by raising funds for Birdies for the Brave through its sponsorship of the Birdies & Eagles Hole presented by Glenmorangie. On Saturday and Sunday, Glenmorangie will make a donation to Birdies for the Brave for every birdie and eagle made by PGA TOUR players on the No. 17 hole at Colonial Country Club.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – As World Number One-ranked professional golfer Jason Day was making history on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass – becoming the first wire-to-wire winner in 16 years at the 2016 PLAYERS Championship and one of only four players since 1970 to go wire-to-wire twice in the same season, the tournament was making its own historic impact on the community. A record 32,000 military guests attended THE PLAYERS as guests of the PGA TOUR, increasing last year’s totals by more than 10,000. In addition, a record 5,000 military members, veterans and their guests attended the tournament on Tuesday, which was designated as Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS.