Golf News for Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | Charity

Arizona's Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass hosts Miles Fore Kids

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass is hosting Miles Fore Kids, a 5K fun run/walk benefiting Phoenix Children's Hospital on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.

Miles Fore Kids, presented by TroonFIT, Whirlwind Golf Club and Startline Racing will offer walkers and runners a truly unique experience, with the race taking place on the actual golf course itself. The event will include a one-mile kid's dash the morning of the race as well. Proceeds from Miles Fore Kids will benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital and add to the contribution Whirlwind Golf Club is providing through Troon's "Hit the Green for PCH" program that involves 14 Troon facilities in Arizona raising a goal amount of $50,000 from now through November 17.

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is just $20 if registered prior to October 29, $30 until November 9, $35 until November 14 and $40 on race day. Registration for the one-mile kid's dash is just $10 through November 14 and $15 on race day. All participants will receive a custom race tech shirt and custom finisher's medal.

"We really wanted to find a way to utilize our golf course differently to raise money for Phoenix Children's Hospital while at the same time supporting our TroonFIT initiative to provide health focused fitness opportunities for golfers and non-golfers alike," stated Marty Hoeffken, general manager of Whirlwind Golf Club. "We are looking forward to hosting a great morning of fitness while raising much needed funds for PCH."

For more information on the Miles Fore Kids Run at Whirlwind Golf Club visit www.whirlwindgolf.com

About Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, located near the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz., boasts two award winning 18-hole golf courses managed by Troon and is a truly unique southwest golf experience. The two courses, Devil's Claw and Cattail, are masterpieces developed by Gary Panks that have not only won an impressive slate of awards but challenges golfers of all skill levels. This layout features gradual elevation changes, great bunker designs with multi-tiered greens. Additionally, the golf course, clubhouse and teaching center are sensitively designed to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Gila River Indian Community. Throughout the course's history, the club has played host to numerous competitive golf events including being a three-year host venue for the Web.com's Phoenix tour stop. For more information on Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass call (480) 940-1500 or visit www.whirlwindgolf.com

About Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals, is Arizona's only licensed children's hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children's hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children's provides care across more than 70 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the Hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon, is the world's largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 32 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. www.troongolf.com

Contact:
Brett Brooks
Troon
480.477.0480
bbrooks@troongolf.com



 
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