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Troon and Troon-managed courses raising funds for Folds of Honor Foundation during Patriot Golf Days

14th annual event to be held Sept. 4-7 during Labor Day weekend

Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 2, 2020) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, and many of its managed golf facilities across the country are proud to support the 14th annual Patriot Golf Days, a joint fundraising campaign with PGA Hope that will be hosted Labor Day Weekend September 4 – 7, 2020.

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Princeville Makai Golf Club in Hawaii will be hosting its 3rd annual Patriot Golf Day Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10. Proceeds from the 18-hole scramble will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Golfers playing Troon facilities throughout September and October will be raising funds to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation through various golf tournaments, on-course competitions and playing opportunities. The mission of Folds of Honor is to provide post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Over the past four years, Troon-managed facilities throughout the United States have raised more than $273,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation through Patriot Golf Days activities. Since its inception in 2007, PGA Professionals have helped raise millions of dollars through Patriot Golf Day events, allowing Folds of Honor to award educational scholarships. Patriot Golf Days allows the Folds of Honor Foundation to present an ongoing tribute to the brave service members by ensuring that the families of fallen and wounded warriors have hope for the right educational start to life and best future possible.

“Troon, along with many of our managed-facilities, are proud to support Folds of Honor and its mission of giving back to the families of those who have given so much through their brave service and sacrifice,” said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, Troon. “We are excited to see so many of our facilities participating in Patriot Golf Days this year and look forward to making a sizable donation in the coming weeks.”

Examples of Patriot Golf Day programs at Troon-managed facilities include:

Kapalua Golf – Maui, Hawaii
On Sunday and Monday, September 6th and 7th, Kapalua will be offering complimentary golf for U.S. Armed Services veterans, retired and active U.S. Military after 11:40 a.m. A donation box will also be set on the first tee with all proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Lodge of Four Seasons – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Lodge of Four Seasons will be having a Patriot Golf Day raffle. For every $5 donation a guests makes, they will be entered into a drawing for four complimentary rounds at the Lodge of Four Seasons. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Folds of Honor.

Poston Butte Golf Club – Florence, Arizona
Poston Butte Golf Club is having a raffle for golf bags, foursomes and twosomes, golf balls, Hydro Flasks, and more. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the weekend for $10 with proceeds benefitting Folds of Honor.

Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii
Princeville Makai Golf Club will be hosting their 3rd annual Patriot Golf Day Tournament on Saturday, October 10. Proceeds from the 18-hole scramble tournament will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation.

The Rawls Course at Texas Tech – Lubbock, Texas
The Rawls Course at Texas Tech will be having a combined raffle and closest-to-the-pin contest. A $10 entry will give the customer one raffle ticket and one shot for the closest-to-the-pin on hole 10. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to add $1 to their purchases to benefit Folds of Honor.

Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, South Carolina
Sun City Hilton Head will be hosting a large, multi-course Patriot Golf Day tournament in which a portion of the entry fee and tournament mulligans will benefit Folds of Honor.

Tiburón Golf Club – Naples, Florida
All military – active, reserve and retired personnel – play for $45 per person and receive 20 percent off merchandise in the Tiburón Golf Shop. Tiburon Golf Club and Callaway are also providing complimentary rental clubs to active, reserve and retired military personnel during Patriot Golf Day Weekend. In addition, Tiburón Golf Club will host several fundraising activities during Patriot Golf Day Weekend including: Closest-to-the-pin contests September 4-7 for a $10 entry fee; Flag Day Competition on Saturday, September 5 for a $20 entry fee; and guests are also welcome to make any donation in $1 increments without participating in the activities. Proceeds will be donated to Folds of Honor.

Troon North Golf Club – Scottsdale, Arizona
Troon North Golf Club will be having a Patriot Golf Day Tournament on Saturday, September 19th. Additional donations of $5 or more will receive a drink ticket for a complimentary beverage. Tournament proceeds and donations will benefit Folds of Honor.

Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club – Wickenburg, Arizona
The Patriot Golf Weekend promotion at Wickenburg Ranch includes a round of golf on Big Wick, a round of golf on Li'l Wick, a $10 credit to Jake's Spoon, and a Callaway hat. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Folds of Honor.

Westhaven Golf Club – Franklin, Tenn.
Westhaven Golf Club will have a Labor Day Weekend-long raffle with all proceeds benefitting the Folds of Honor. Club members can purchase one ticket for $10 or three for $20 for a chance to win various prizes.

For more information on all of Troon’s Patriot Golf Days programs and promotions, visit www.troon.com.

About Patriot Golf Day
Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member, came up with the concept of Patriot Golf Day and founded the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2007, following his second of three tours of duty in Iraq. After returning from his second tour, Major Rooney witnessed a profound display of a family’s grief as they welcomed home the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin. Inspired by this tragic homecoming of a fallen American solider, Rooney started the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide support to military families in the aftermath of their tragedies. For more information about Patriot Golf Day or to make a donation, visit www.foldsofhonor.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 435-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 485-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
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