Money Raised Supports Families of Military Service Members Who Have Been Killed Or Disabled In The Line Of Duty
Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 30, 2017) – Troon®, the world’s largest golf management company, and many of its managed golf facilities across the country are proud to support the eleventh annual Patriot Golf Days, a joint initiative of The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. Golfers playing Troon facilities throughout September will be raising funds to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation through various golf tournaments and on-course competitions. In addition, multiple Troon-managed facilities will be offering complimentary or discounted golf and rental equipment to active and retired military personnel. 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.
In the past two years, Troon-managed facilities throughout the United States have raised more than $113,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation through Patriot Golf Days activities.
“Patriot Golf Day is a tremendous initiative of the PGA of America and USGA that Troon fully supports,” said Bruce Glasco, executive vice president, chief operating officer, Troon. “We are thrilled that so many of our managed facilities are participating this year. Patriot Golf Days are a great opportunity for the golf community to give back to the families of those who have given so much through their brave service and sacrifice.”
Examples of Patriot Golf Day programs at Troon-managed facilities include:
Aliante Golf Club – Las Vegas, Nev.:
Patriot Golf Day Aliante Scramble – On Saturday, Sept. 9th, Aliante Golf Club will host a Patriot Golf Day Aliante Scramble tournament beginning at 7 AM. The two-person scramble will include on-course contests and raffle prizes, a post-tournament lunch buffet and costs $59 per person to play in. $10 from each entry fee will be donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Copper Canyon Golf Club – Buckeye, Ariz.:
Patriot Golf Day Tournament – On Monday, Sept. 4th, Copper Canyon Golf Club will host a Patriot Golf Day tournament beginning at 8 AM. The four-person scramble format includes a post-golf lunch reception, charity auction, 50/50 raffle and multiple on-course competitions, including a $10,000 hole-in-one prize which will be split between the winner and Folds of Honor. The entry fee includes golf fees, lunch and a special tee gift. $25 from each entry fee will be donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Golf Club of Estrella – Goodyear, Ariz.:
Fun Friday Fore Freedom Tournament – On Friday, Sept. 8th, the Golf Club of Estrella will host their second annual Fun Friday Fore Freedom Tournament beginning at 1 PM. As part of the event, the club turns their championship golf course into a difficult par-3 course called “The Destroyer.” The two-person scramble will include a pre-tournament lunch, a post-tournament awards reception and costs $49 per person to play in. $15 from each entry fee will be donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Kapalua Golf – Maui, Hawaii:
Complimentary Golf For Retired And Active Military – Kapalua Golf will be offering complimentary golf Sept. 1st through 3rd on the Plantation Course and The Bay Course for active and retired military personnel. Free golf is available with proper military identification from 11 AM - 12:50 PM. Restrictions apply and the round must be booked inside of the four-day booking window to qualify for the promotion. The Plantation Course is annually rated as the top golf course in Hawaii and one of the top golf courses in the world by national golf publications. In addition, the club is offering 30% off at the Pineapple Grill restaurant for active and retired military personnel.
Sewailo Golf Club – Tucson, Ariz.:
Patriot Golf Day Tournament – On Friday, Sept. 1st, Sewailo Golf Club will host a Patriot Golf Day Tournament beginning at 8 AM. The two-person scramble format includes golf, a drink ticket and prizes and will cost $150 per two-person team. A portion of each team’s entry fee will be donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples – Naples, Florida:
Discounted Golf and Complimentary Rental Clubs for Military Personnel – All active, reserve and retired military personnel play for $45 per person and will receive 20% off of merchandise in the Tiburón Golf Shop, Sept. 1st through 4th. Tiburón Golf Club and Callaway Golf will also provide complimentary rental clubs to all active, reserve and retired military personnel.
Closest to the Pin Competitions – On Friday, Sept. 1st, Sunday, Sept. 3rd and Monday, Sept. 4th, Tiburón Golf Club will hold daily closest-to-the-pin competitions. For a $20 donation to The Folds of Honor Foundation, any person playing on these days can enter the competition. At the end of each day, each person who is closest to the pin will receive a complimentary foursome at Tiburón Golf Club.
Flag Tournament – On Saturday, Sept. 2nd, Tiburón Golf Club will host a special Flag Tournament. For a $30 per person entry fee, participants will play for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes and a closest to the pin. All entry fee proceeds benefit The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Troon North Golf Club – Scottsdale, Ariz.:
Patriot Golf Day Troon North Scramble – On Sunday, Aug. 27th, Troon North Golf Club hosted their annual Patriot Golf Day Troon North Scramble. More than 100 golfers participated in the two-person scramble tournament, which also included a post-golf dinner in the club’s Dynamite Grille. $10 from each golfer’s entry fee will soon be donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Since its inception in 2007, PGA Professionals have helped raise millions of dollars through Patriot Golf Day events, allowing Folds of Honor to award more than 13,500 educational scholarships. Patriot Golf Day 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.
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.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.