Golf News ยป Golfers giving back

"Golf is a game that exemplifies the spirit of giving and I am thrilled these young men and women have decided themselves to raise money for the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and the AJGA's ACE Grant Program," said golf legend Jack Nicklaus. "With their efforts, they have distinguished themselves as leaders who bring hope for future generations." read more

"We are thrilled to once again pledge our support to Wings and Wishes, as well as the Wildlands Conservation Trust," said Marc Player, Black Knight International CEO and Gary Player Invitational founder. "In our 15th edition of the GPI in South Africa, we hope to continue our success in aiding underprivileged youth." read more

"The golf course was in spectacular shape and the staff was helpful in every way possible," said Pampling, who holds the Old American course record, 65. "Old American is a pure golf experience - it's challenging and a solid test for anyone's game. With its location on the lake, it's truly a unique golf experience in the DFW market." read more

"We are looking forward to another successful year in Shanghai to build upon the existing success of our 'Union of Golf and Giving' in order to continue bringing a brighter future to children in need across China," said Marc Tudhope, Tournament Director and Black Knight International Managing Director. read more

"80% of the world's 39 million blind people could have their sight restored by a simple 15 minute operation costing an average of only $50," said Jack Blanks, Executive Director of Seva. "I can think of no other way that so many lives could be transformed, for such a small investment." read more

"I wish I had the opportunity and privilege to work with more owners like David Southworth and Joe Deitch, who care deeply about the communities in which they have a presence and work tirelessly to support charitable initiatives -- especially those focused on helping children -- in those places. I look forward to every opportunity I have to visit Creighton Farms," Jack Nicklaus said. read more

"With Caddy For A Cure, this event has become known for being an extraordinary day from start to finish, consistent with the tradition and expertise of the Navy Blue Angels Squadron," said Vincent Donile, Blue Angels Foundation President. read more

"To serve as both a Captain and player in the Ryder Cup has been one of the thrills of my golfing career," said Tom Watson. "Having a chance to also impact our local communities and grow the game among youth in our country is another important element of the entire Ryder Cup experience that makes it incredibly unique." read more

"Through this annual effort from Lookaway members, we are now making a difference for a number of families, and with the continued help and support from sponsors and volunteers, we can continue to do even more," said Jackie Renk, chair of the Matthew Renk Foundation. read more

Former U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom jet fighter pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war, Wayne O. Smith, is the keynote speaker at the BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company Surf & Turf Experience awards dinner and cocktail reception. Smith, a Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Inc. board member, was deployed to Southeast Asia and flew 90 missions over North Vietnam and Laos before being shot down. read more

"Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Greenbrier Classic," said owner and Tournament Chairman Jim Justice. "We are extremely proud of the more than 1,400 individuals each year who donate their time to the tournament. They play an essential role in every aspect of the event and are vital to our goal of raising charitable donations within the community." read more

"The Golf Club at Lansdowne has done a remarkable job in not only setting up the golf course and its facilities in a superlative fashion, but we couldn't be happier with our turnout and the amount of money that we have and will continue to raise for heart disease which continues to be one of our nation's top killers," said John Svienty, Heart and Sole Tournament Chairman. read more

"I have achieved all and more than I ever dreamt for on the golf course, but I count what The Player Foundation has been able to accomplish with the help of our Gary Player Invitational series as one of the most important and fulfilling achievements of my life," said tournament host and golf icon Gary Player. read more

"We are grateful that these golf industry giants are supporting our Pro-Am. Not only do we appreciate their donations but these brands, add credibility to the golf tournament," said The First Tee of Orange County Vice President Al Morris. read more

"Our nation's generosity and the growth of the World's Largest Golf Outing are amazing," said Billy Casper Golf Chairman and CEO Peter Hill. "It's humbling to witness the unwavering appreciation for our brave troops whose sacrifices protect and preserve our daily freedoms." read more