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USGA Museum Celebrates Opening of Jack Nicklaus Room

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:40 Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:30

Jack NicklausFAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association Museum in Far Hills, N.J., held a special event to mark the opening of the Jack Nicklaus Room. The new room, which celebrates the life and career of the 18-time major champion, joins galleries that honor Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Mickey Wright.

The 1,200-square-foot exhibit space contains more than 80 artifacts, many on loan from the Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio.

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Four Purple Heart Recipients to be Awarded Mortgage-Free Homes

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:18 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:14

Home 4 Wounded WarriorsSince the early 1990’s, Tempur-Pedic has been changing the way people sleep with its revolutionary TEMPUR material mattresses; and during this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the company will also be changing where people sleep.

In partnership with supporting sponsors Northrop Grumman, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Humana and private donors, presenting sponsor Tempur-Pedic will be awarding mortgage-free homes to four Purple Heart recipients, through Military Warrior Support Foundation’s (MWSF) Homes4Heroes program. Bank of America also helped make the donation possible.

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Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes Raises Funds for Birdies for the Brave Homefront Groups

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:13 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:05

Wounded Heroes Golf ClassicBLUFFTON, South Carolina — PGA TOUR player and University of South Carolina graduate Mark Anderson helped honor wounded warriors near his alma mater by participating in the fifth annual Wounded Heroes Golf Classic at Hampton Hall Club in Bluffton, SC. In addition to meeting with warriors, golfers and sponsors, Anderson hit a few drives and addressed the heroes and sponsors on the practice facility just prior to the start of the patriotic opening ceremony, which included a parachute jump. Proceeds from the event will benefit Birdies for the Brave military homefront charities Military Warriors Support Foundation; Operation Homefront; Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Feherty’s Troops First Foundation; and K9s For Warriors.

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Marriott Golf Debuts $1 for HOPE Campaign

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:55 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:48

PGA H.O.P.E. Military Golf ProgramORLANDO, Florida — Marriott Golf announced the launch of the $1 for HOPE campaign, in support of military veterans nationwide through PGA REACH. The campaign was officially announced on Wednesday, May 13th, in conjunction with PGA HOPE Day at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA.

As part of the $1 for HOPE campaign, all golfers/visitors checking in for their tee time and/or making a purchase at the pro shop — at any of 20 participating Marriott Golf resort destinations — will have the opportunity to make a donation, by adding $1 or more, to their fee. All proceeds from this initiative will be used to support and enhance PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) programming nationwide.

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Doyle Glass, Leigh Colpack Named Regions Tradition Volunteers of the Year

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:47 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:41

Doyle Glass and Leigh ColpackBIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Regions Tradition, along with the Champions Tour, announced that Doyle Glass and Leigh Colpack have been named the Champions Tour Co-Volunteers of the Tournament for their loyal service. Glass is Committee Chairman of the Player Services Committee and Colpack is Committee Chairman for the Volunteer Headquarters Committee at the Regions Tradition, a major on the Champions Tour, played at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala.

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