Last year, the PGA TOUR joined with golf course technology and services pioneer EZLinks Golf, Inc. to help provide recreational golfers with affordable, high-quality golf by launching TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR – an online tee time marketplace developed by EZ Links Golf LLC that connects millions of golfers with tee times at golf courses worldwide. And now, building on the success of this unique online resource, TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR – the Exclusive Provider of Online Tee Times for Birdies for the Brave – is helping golfers give back to our military each time they book a tee time online.
Beginning on July 4, for every tee time reserved through a special Birdies for the Brave booking portal at https://birdiesforthebrave.org/about-us/tee-times/, TeeOff.com will donate 10% of the greens fee to Birdies for the Brave in support of wounded heroes and military families. Golfers can choose from thousands of the world’s most renowned golf properties, including TPC Sawgrass, PGA WEST, Bali Hai, TPC Las Vegas, and many more.
“We are proud to work in collaboration with the PGA TOUR and Birdies for the Brave to support our troops and their families,” said Nik Lapin, senior manager of partnerships, EZLinks Golf LLC, a PGA TOUR affiliated company. “With every round booked, EZLinks will make a donation to Birdies for the Brave, giving golfers a chance to play at thousands of courses while making a difference in the lives of those who serve.”
Named by the White House among the top 20 charities in the U.S. that support military families, Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR which is dedicated to honoring and showing support for our courageous American heroes and their families.
Originally created by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, Birdies for the Brave has raised more than $15 million for military homefront charities since 2006 and also activates a variety of military outreach and appreciation activities during more than 60 PGA TOUR tournaments annually. Funds raised through the EZ Links Golf/TeeOff.com fundraising program will benefit 11 military homefront charities that provide direct programs and services to meet the specialized needs of military families and wounded heroes, ranging from home donations and service dog presentations to veterans with PTSD, to rehabilitative golf programs for wounded veterans. For more information about Birdies for the Brave, please visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org, or follow them on Facebook.
EZLinks Golf connects directly with millions of golfers each year operating the industry’s largest golf reservation center, EZLinks 24, answering more than three million calls in 2014, as well as through its online tee time reservation site. The new TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR is already the second largest online reservation site in golf, a position that will be further strengthened by the addition of the PGA TOUR branding and marketing including national TV and radio. TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR will be tightly integrated with the PGA TOUR’s digital platforms, including fixed placement in the navigation on PGATOUR.COM.
EZLinks Golf is the golf industry’s leading technology provider. Launching its first electronic tee sheet in 1995 to streamline and enhance golf course operations, EZLinks continues to debut new technology to grow the game including its 2015 debut of EZLinks Revolution, a new cloud-based point of sale solution tailored for golf. EZLinks Golf, LLC, is the technology partner of choice for eight out of the top 10 management companies and hundreds of municipal, resort and independently owned and operated courses. The PGA TOUR’s public and resort TPC facilities will begin to transition operations to the EZLinks Golf 360 technology platform later this year.