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Catherine Brown from Errol, N.H. and Scharolyn Hall from Richmond, Va. have been awarded 2015 Women On Par Scholarships from the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) Foundation. Now in its seventh year, this scholarship program provides financial support to women 30 years of age and older who want to begin or complete their undergraduate education to get 'on par' with their peers. read more

Yokohama and its cause marketing partner, KaBOOM!, will team up again at the upcoming Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama, August 27-31. KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization and all proceeds from the annual tournament will fund events such as new playground builds for children. read more

Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Ga. is hosting their charity golf tournament to raise money for breast cancer research August 8. This is the seventh year for the event and they have raised more than $270,000 over the years. The "Pink Scramble" golf event will include 18 holes of golf, best-ball scramble format. read more

"Gary Player does so much for so many people," said Dr. Hans-Walter Peters, Managing Partner at Berenberg. "It was fantastic we could honour his 50th career Grand Slam anniversary and 80th birthday in the same year we celebrate our 425th anniversary by bringing so many stars together to raise this vast amount of money for DePaulUK." read more

The bidding for the ACC-branded Vessel stand bags started at $200 for each celebrity. The celebrity golf bags with the highest bids included: Justin Timberlake ($2,150); Charles Barkley ($2,088); and Aaron Rodgers ($1,600). read more

"Make Your Mark is a personal effort to honor and give back to our military heroes, with a special focus on the families of our fallen soldiers," said Dan Roland, CEO of Sniper Putters. read more

Over three days, 27 members at Dayton Country Club in Dayton, Ohio, had the golfing experience of a lifetime -- and contributed $5,500+ to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the Kids that need Miracles. read more

"We are pleased with the success of our Rounds 4 Research program and the good that we know it can do for turfgrass research," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. "This is a terrific program that gives golfers everywhere a chance to play their favorite courses and benefit the long-term health of the game." read more

"Americans love their country," says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf, which founded the World's Largest Golf Outing. "This highly emotional and patriotic event is designed to help the brave men and women who define heroism and sacrifice to protect our freedoms." read more

"Contributions will help the nearly 1.4 million dependents adversely affected by deployments, who do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance," says Tony Biata, Vice President of Patriot Golf Day. "We hope that golf fans around the country will help us in honoring those who have given so much to ensure our freedoms." read more

Reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion, Jordan Spieth, will help Caddy For A Cure raise funds for charity and support our wounded military during his pro-am round by allowing double amputee SSG Brian Mast, US Army Retired, to caddy for him. read more

"It's truly a testament to the regional business community, spectators, volunteers and the membership at The Old Course of Broken Sound that make this announcement possible," said Ryan Dillon, Tournament Director for the Allianz Championship. read more

Five youth-based programs will benefit from the 11th annual Googie1 & Friends Fundraiser Golf Tournament: Ace Kids Golf, Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy, Metropolitan Junior Golf Program, Oakland Turfgrass Education Initiative and The First of the East Bay. read more

"Acquiring trade partners has been easy because everyone who learns about Homes for Hope is eager to donate to such an excellent cause," says Pat McCarthy, General Manager of HHHunt Homes in Richmond. "It's amazing to see how we can all work together to address one of the world's greatest challenges just by doing what we do best - building homes." read more

Billy Casper Golf is the largest supporter of the 2015 Rounds 4 Research auction with 74 of its managed courses generously donating 296 individual rounds of golf in 13 states. The Rounds 4 Research program, which links golfers to bid on tee times in support of industry research, will open June 8-21 at www.biddingforgood.com. read more