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The Player Foundation raised more than R8.5 million during the 2016 global series, enabling it to make significant contributions to numerous beneficiaries and charities around the world. Gary Player himself remains as driven as ever to reach the $100 million charitable donations target he has set for his foundation. read more

At the Charity Classic Pro-Am, 26 professional golfers - including 2016 PGA Champion Jimmy Walker and LPGA Major winner and 2016 Olympian Lexi Thompson - joined 100 of Southwest Florida's most philanthropic golfers at the Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples. read more

More than $136,000 was raised at the recent Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. Annual Pro Am Golf Tournament held at the Palencia Club in St. Augustine, Florida. read more

The New Jersey Golf Foundation, the charitable arm of the New Jersey PGA Section has announced that the New Jersey Club Manager's Association has been named a Founding Partner of the new 3,360-square-foot facility which houses the NJPGA and NJGF corporate office. read more

"This donation is part of our ongoing commitment to honor active and veteran members of the U.S. military," said Gene Garrote, president & CEO of Integrity Golf Company. "We consider it a privilege to help support those who have given so much for all of us." read more

"The proceeds from our Christmas Child Golf Tournament help provide joy and hope to children at a crucial time in their development," said Claude Pardue, President and CEO of Mystical Golf. "There is nothing more important than offering a little happiness to children who so desperately need it." read more

"The holidays are a time to give back to family, friends and those in need," said PGA Senior General Manager Jimmy Terry. "This promotion not only rewards our loyal guests' and golfers' generosity, but it benefits an amazing organization that has been helping feed the hungry for the past 27 years." read more

"We're all here to help Gary raise money for underprivileged children," said European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke. "He's raised $64 million thus far and wants to get to $100 million by 2025, so if we can go a little way towards helping him get a bit more of that this week, then that's why we're all here." read more

"We believe in the good work that golf course superintendents are doing every day to establish quality, healthy playing conditions for all golfers, while protecting our environment," said Pete Bevacqua, chief executive officer of the PGA. "GCSAA members care for the largest asset we have -- the golf course." read more

World Cup-winning Springbok captain John Smit will make his debut in the South African leg of the global Gary Player Invitational series when he joins a strong field of professional golfers, sports stars, celebrities and business leaders at Sun City later this month. read more

Caddy For A Cure, an organization that raises funds and support for combat wounded veterans and Fanconi anemia, announces a patriotic rock concert in Coral Springs, Florida with Dave Bray USA. read more

"We can never repay our military veterans for their dedicated service, but we hope our partnership with the Troops First Foundation can show how much we appreciate them," said George Strait. "We are thrilled to have raised over $1 million, breaking last year's record." read more

Integrity Golf Company is supporting two nationally established, military-focused charities during November, which is Military Appreciation Month in the U.S.: Fairways for Warriors and the USO. read more

"Our employees and brand partners have shown overwhelming support for this cause, and we're thrilled to continue to help raise awareness and funds for such impactful organizations," said Josh Belkin, VP and general manager, North America for Hotels.com. read more

This Veterans Day, Topgolf is sponsoring a Patriot Golf Day to fundraise for scholarships for children and spouses of fallen or disabled service members. In addition, active-duty military and veterans are invited to enjoy discounted game play at all U.S. Topgolf locations on Nov. 11. read more