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C Spire Pro-Am to Feature Major Charity Element with the “Green for Greens” Challenge

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 02:42 Wednesday, 30 March 2016 02:37

David FrostBILOXI, Mississippi — Two could turn out to be a very lucky number for Mississippi-based charities who stand to receive thousands of dollars in financial assistance for their non-profit operations from the “Green for Greens” Challenge contest during the C Spire Pro-Am on March 31 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi.

Nearly 200 amateur and professional golfers will try to reach the famous, Live Oak-studded 18th green on their second shot off the tee on the par 4, 460-yard finishing hole. Those that are successful with their approach shot will receive $100 each. The second shots of six specially designated players, including three amateurs and three professionals, will count for $1,000 each if they reach the green.

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Veterans, Celebrities Team Up for Second Annual “Big Break: Warrior Edition” as Part of BMW Charity Pro-Am

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 02:37 Wednesday, 30 March 2016 02:29

altSUNSET, South Carolina — U.S. military veterans, celebrities, Web.com Tour pros, and junior golfers will team up for the second annual Big Break: Warrior Edition golf skills competition presented by Prudential Financial, Inc. The armed forces-themed charity event is part of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, and will be hosted by The Reserve at Lake Keowee beginning on Wednesday, May 18.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Upstate Warrior Solution, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that CONNECTS warriors and their families to resources and opportunities, LEADS them through the process of self-empowerment, and INSPIRES the community to embrace local warriors and their families as valued neighbors and friends. The 2015 edition of Big Break: Warrior Edition raised more than $43,000.

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Golf Clubs “Get A Grip” with the Ogio Silencer Club Protection System

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016 08:17 Friday, 25 March 2016 08:10

OGIO Silencer Club Protection SystemDRAPER, Utah — You’re walking or riding on the golf course to the steady beat of clink, clink, clink as your golf clubs smack against each other. You probably haven’t thought about the damage being done to that $1,500+ investment.

Well, the designers at OGIO Golf have.

The answer is the SilencerTM Club Protection System available in their 2016 cart and stand golf bags.

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Lamkin Unveils Special Edition Grips to Celebrate Season’s First Major Championship

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016 08:09 Friday, 25 March 2016 08:03

altSAN DIEGO, California — Lamkin will offer three Special Edition grips (from $4.99) for a limited time through LamkinGrips.com to mark the season’s first Major Championship.

These Special Edition grips feature a vivid green and yellow colorway with a white Lamkin logo. Models include the popular Wrap-Tech and UTx, as well as the new SINK putter grip. For top performance from tee to green, the Wrap-Tech combines a double-helix pattern with a patented ACE compound that delivers superior shock absorption, comfort and control, while UTx features Tri-Layer Technology for excellent traction, torsion control and grip stability. On the green, SINK grips promote proper wrist alignment with curved-handle profiles in square and rounded shapes that steady the hands for a smooth putting stroke.

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Freedom 55 Financial Open Charity Walk Presented by Global BC to Take Place at This Year’s Event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:01 Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:52

Freedom 55 Financial Open Charity WalkVANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Freedom 55 Financial Open, the season-opening event on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, announced that this year’s tournament will include the inaugural Freedom 55 Financial Open Charity Walk presented by Global BC, a guided tour of Point Grey Golf and Country Club on Sunday, May 29th in support of the Canucks For Kids Fund.

Following the last group teeing off on Sunday, the Charity Walk will begin with a chance for participants to see the golf course up close and personal, following the action at an official Mackenzie Tour event.

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