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From the Fringe: VA Partners with PGA to Support PGA HOPE Program for Veterans with Disabilities

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:41 Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:34

PGA HOPEWASHINGTON, D.C. (PGA of America) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with PGA REACH, the philanthropic arm of PGA of America, to bring a specialized golf program to disabled Veterans. The program, PGA HOPE – Helping Our Patriots Everywhere, is a therapeutic program to aid in the rehabilitation process for disabled Veterans.

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From the Fringe: Teenage Pilot Makes Emergency Landing on Golf Course

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 01:18 Wednesday, 09 March 2016 01:02

St. Petersburg Country ClubCanadian Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — A teenage pilot flying a small vintage plane has made an emergency landing on a golf course in at the St. Petersburg Country Club in Florida.

St. Petersburg police spokesman Rob Shaw tells news outlets that neither the unidentified 18-year-old pilot nor a 17-year-old passenger was hurt in the Saturday incident, despite one of the plane’s wings being damaged after clipping a tree.

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Kate & Justin Rose Foundation Hosts Footgolf Charity Tournament Benefiting Orlando Youth

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 19:04 Tuesday, 23 February 2016 18:50

Kate & Justin Rose Foundation Kicks Fore KidsORLANDO, Florida (Doug Milne/PGA TOUR) — 144 competitors showed up at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Golf Club for 18 holes of fundraising fun.

Before the start of play, though, there wasn’t a single participant on the range hitting practice balls. In fact, there were no golf balls. There wasn’t a single golf club to be found, either.

The best advice going wasn’t to “put a good swing on it,” but to “put your best foot forward.”

In conjunction with the Orlando City Foundation, the Kate & Justin Rose Foundation held the inaugural “Kicks Fore Kids” foot golf tournament. Orlando City is the area’s professional soccer club.

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PGA TOUR Players Talk Happy Gilmore

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:54 Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:37

Happy Gilmore(Helen Ross/PGA TOUR) — “Happy Gilmore” was released 20 years ago this week, and the movie has something of a cult following on the PGA TOUR. Here’s what some of the players had to say about the Adam Sandler classic.

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Golf Channel Films’ ’86 to Chronicle Jack Nicklaus’ Record 18th Major Victory at the 1986 Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 01:20 Wednesday, 10 February 2016 01:14

Jack NicklausORLANDO, Florida — Not often does a golf tournament garner a nickname that is simply the last two digits of the year in which it was played. However, when people talk about 46-year old Jack Nicklaus capturing his final major championship on Sunday, April 13, 1986 – capping off one of the most legendary performances in sport and arguably the most exciting final round in Masters history – all they have to say is “’86.”

Golf Channel will commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Nicklaus’ historic victory at the 1986 Masters with ’86, a one-hour special premiering in primetime Masters week that tells the full story of the week and Nicklaus’ memorable come-from-behind victory to secure his record 18th major championship victory and record sixth Green Jacket. Highlighted by a final-round 65 and a 6-under-par 30 on the final nine holes, Nicklaus became the oldest winner of the Masters at age 46 and the second-oldest winner of any major championship in history.

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