Golf News for Friday, July 25, 2008 | Tournaments

Randy "The Natural" Couture to host celebrity golf tournament at Rhodes Ranch golf course in Las Vegas

Mixed Martial Arts legend Randy Couture hosts "Operation Fore Freedom" at Rhodes Ranch Golf Course in Las Vegas on Thursday September 25 with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Operation Fore Freedom, sponsored by LasVegasGolf.com, will be a 4-5 person scramble (everyone hits from the position of the best ball). Entrants will be teamed up with a Mixed Martial Arts star, rock star or Hollywood celebrity. Some of the celebrities already signed on are boxer Winky Wright, MMA stars Stephan Bonnar, Karo Parisyan and John Alessio, Rock Stars Ken Casey of Drop Kick Murphies and Pete Koller of Sick of It All.

The entry fee is $225 before Aug. 31 and $275 after that. Entry fee includes a round of golf, range balls, two drink tickets during round and post event BBQ Buffet Dinner with Silent Auction and Awards Ceremony. There will also be a $10,000 Hole in One prize, contests for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Longest Putt.

Mixed Martial Arts Champion and Army Veteran Randy "The Natural" Couture and his wife Kim started the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation after visiting with amputees at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Mr. Couture, a veteran of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, was brought to tears seeing the young men and women who've given their all for our freedom. These young heroes now have to go through life's challenges without arms and legs or with traumatic brain injuries.

The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 29,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn't include the many more suffering from mental effects.

The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation's goal is to help these brave men and women fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return to civilian life. The Foundation has raised more than $147,000 to date.

For more information on Operation Fore Freedom or to reserve your place, contact Scott Haney at 702.407.0898 or e-mail scott@xtremecouture.tv.