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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.



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.



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.



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.



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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