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CAMERON CHAMP JOINS BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE AS AN OFFICIAL PGA TOUR PLAYER SUPPORTER

PGA TOUR player Cameron Champ has joined Birdies for the Brave as an Official PGA TOUR Player Supporter.  The announcement comes as the 23-year-old rookie continues to make waves after his first two successful starts of the 2019 season in Hawaii. Cameron Champ’s deep reverence for the military and passion for golf were inspired by […]

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PGA TOUR PLAYER JIM FURYK & RETIRED U.S. ARMY BRIGADIER GENERAL DIX SPEAK AT BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE FUNDRAISING EVENT

TPC Sawgrass continued its long-standing tradition of supporting our military by hosting the club’s annual Birdies for the Brave fundraising event December 9 and 10.  Festivities began with a welcome reception on Sunday evening in TPC Sawgrass’ magnificent clubhouse, featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, a cocktail reception, a delicious dinner, and remarks by special […]

CHRISTIAN AND CALEN COLLINS HONORED WITH THE BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE COURAGE AWARD

As PGA TOUR player and Caddy For A Cure supporter Bryson DeChambeau was preparing to make history at The Northern Trust – eventually winning the title and becoming only the fourth player ever to win an NCAA Championship, U.S. Amateur Championship, and at least three PGA TOUR events before his 25th birthday – another milestone was being celebrated.  During a special ceremony held in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost Presented by United Rentals, Caddy For A Cure National Spokesperson Christian Collins and his brother, Calen, were honored with the second annual Birdies for the Brave Courage Award.  The award was presented by TOUR player Jim Furyk, who along with DeChambeau, is a Birdies for the Brave player supporter. DeChambeau also hosted Caddy For A Cure experiences earlier in the week.

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP GIVES BACK TO OUR MILITARY

THE PLAYERS Championship teamed up with Birdies for the Brave this month to make a historic impact on our military – hosting a record number of military guests during a series of military outreach and appreciation activities designed to let these courageous American heroes and their families know how much their service and sacrifice are appreciated.  Highlighting the activities, THE PLAYERS continued its long-standing tradition of providing complimentary admission for military members and their dependents, and discounted tickets for veterans.

PGA TOUR Player Blayne Barber Takes Once-In-A-Lifetime Flight

PGA TOUR player Blayne Barber has always loved airplanes and the military – two passions borne from his close relationship with his grandfather, 27-year military veteran Joe Shearer, also known as Jojo.  So when Barber had the chance to take flight with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squad, the Blue Angels, it was a dream come true.

2017 THE PLAYERS Championship hosts Military Appreciation Concert featuring Sam Hunt

  Country music star Sam Hunt made a special appearance on Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS Championship this year, taking part in a special meet and greet with local military members and veterans, as well as performing a concert on the iconic 17th hole of the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.  More than 30,000 people […]

VETERANS HONORED DURING THE CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE

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.

CALLAWAY, BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE TO HONOR HEROES THROUGHOUT 2017

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.

Prosthetic Innovations Helps Wounded Hero Caddie During The Masters

As PGA TOUR players Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas celebrated back-to-back aces on No.4 during the annual Par-3 Contest at The Masters, U.S. Army Corporal Kevin McCloskey was celebrating his own victory – being able to traverse the hallowed fairways of Augusta National carrying the bag of PGA TOUR player Graeme McDowell with two prosthetic legs. The journey would be challenging for anyone, given Augusta’s notoriously hilly terrain; but for someone with a bilateral amputation, notes McCloskey’s prosthetist, Prosthetic Innovations Owner Tim Rayer, the feat was nothing short of amazing.

Moet Hennessy USA, Graeme McDowell bring wounded hero inside the ropes at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Moet Hennessy USA, leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and champagnes in North America, underscored its longstanding support for the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces by inviting Army Corporal Kevin McCloskey to participate in the Wednesday Par-3 Contest at the 2016 Masters Tournament as the personal caddie for TOUR player Graeme McDowell. CPL McCloskey was joined by his wife and caregiver, Bridget.