Shortly after shanking the ball directly into the stands of 20,000 screaming fans on TPC Scottsdale’s No. 16, actor Mark Wahlberg, who was playing with Bubba Watson in the Wednesday Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, walked up to the No. 18 tee and showed his support for the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces.
Callaway Golf joined with Birdies for the Brave this week to honor two veterans by hosting the first of 15 Callaway Warrior Club Fittings to be held in 2017. Conducted during the PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge on Tuesday at the TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST in La Quinta, CA, the event provided these two American heroes with the opportunity to be fitted with their own set of custom golf clubs on the practice facility and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Callaway Equipment Truck, where TOUR players are fitted on-site during tournaments. The program is designed to aid in the rehabilitation process while expressing gratitude to the courageous members of our U.S. Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice.
Continuing its long-standing support for our military, Callaway Golf will join with Birdies for the Brave to host 15 Callaway Warrior Club Fittings during PGA TOUR tournaments in 2017. The first fitting of the season will take place on Tuesday, January 17, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the CareerBuilder Challenge on the TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST in La Quinta, California, where two American heroes will have the opportunity to be fitted with their own custom set of Callaway Golf clubs. In addition, both veterans will enjoy a mini golf lesson and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Callaway equipment truck, where they will learn about the process involved in fitting PGA TOUR players for clubs on-site during PGA TOUR tournaments.
Created 10 years ago by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, Birdies for the Brave works tirelessly each year to honor and show appreciation to members of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families. This year, thousands of military members and their families have been touched by Birdies for the Brave through on-site engagement during PGA TOUR tournaments, fundraising events at the TOUR’s TPCs, or through programs and services provided by the 11 military homefront charities that are part of Birdies for the Brave, with the generous support of corporate partners.
We are all blessed by the service and sacrifice of our courageous American military members, veterans and their families. We hope everyone will keep all of them in their hearts and thoughts this Veterans Day.
As golfers fine-tuned their games at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club on the final practice day at the TOUR Championship, a 10-time PGA TOUR champion took some time out to help two local wounded heroes work on their own golf swings, as part of the Callaway Warrior Club Fitting Program. Conducted in partnership with the TOUR’s Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, the program is designed to aid in the rehabilitation process and express appreciation for wounded veterans’ service and sacrifice by providing them with the opportunity to be fit with their own set of custom golf clubs during a PGA TOUR tournament. The fitting at East Lake represented the fifth year in a row the TOUR Championship has hosted one of the fittings.
Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky, part of the Moet Hennessy portfolio of brands, underscored its long-standing support for the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families by presenting Birdies for the Brave with a check for $50,000 in support of wounded heroes and military families. The donation took place during a special ceremony on Saturday, August 20, in the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Glenmorangie, located on the No. 10 fairway at Sedgefield Country Club during the Wyndham Championship.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky will help show support and appreciation to military members and their families during the PGA TOUR’s 2016 Wyndham Championship by sponsoring the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by Glenmorangie, the PGA TOUR announced today.
Birdies for the Brave Patriot’s Outpost is a 40-foot by 40-foot, open-air, military-exclusive hospitality chalet with a fenced-in patio located between the 10th and 18th fairways at Sedgefield Country Club. From Thursday, Aug. 18 – Sunday, Aug. 21, the Outpost will provide military guests with complimentary food and beverages, premium views of the tournament action and an opportunity to share camaraderie with other military members.
Underscoring its long-standing support for our military, United Rentals, Inc. – the largest equipment rental company in the world and a PGA TOUR Official Marketing Partner as the “Official Equipment Rental Supplier of the PGA TOUR” – continues to express gratitude to those who proudly serve our country by conducting a variety of military-focused programs during select PGA TOUR tournaments in 2016.
PGA TOUR player Billy Hurley III showed that he is just as skilled at driving his tee shot as he is driving ships in the Persian Gulf last week when he captured his first PGA TOUR championship at the Quicken Loans National. The first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to become a member of the PGA TOUR as well as the only active TOUR player who has served in the military, Hurley’s victory was all the more sweet, given the tournament’s proximity to his hometown of Leesburg, VA.
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.