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The Matthew Renk Foundation, a 501 3c non-profit organization, named for the late son of Jackie and David Renk, the superintendent of Lookaway Golf Club, was formed at the end of 2010 to undertake programs to help educate the public about childhood brain cancer, fund research and provide direct support to families grappling with the exorbitant health care costs needed to treat the disease. read more

"Often, being physically challenged means watching the world turn and look away from you," Skip Smith said. "But being involved in this tournament and other Walton Foundation events and programs means I'm not looking away." read more

"Congratulations to all fundraising teams and Troon facility event coordinators for helping the World’s Largest Golf Outing eclipse the goal of $1 million raised," says John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations for Troon. "We are honored to offer our members a day of fun and altruism in the name of our military and their families." read more

"We are in a very good market for golf and we set a high bar for our association," said Bryce Koch, Everglades chapter president. "We are honored to be able to support EIFG and what it does for industry research and scholarships." read more

"We've brought this event to Central Florida, not only because of its rich golf culture, but because so many of the homes we've gifted -- and will gift -- are here in Florida," said Andy Pujol, president and founder of Building Homes for Heroes. read more

Kent's premier golf course, Royal St George's, will host the 2015 Simpson Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition between injured servicemen and veterans from Great Britain and America, from 20-23 September, 2015. read more

"We are genuinely appreciative of the participation and generous contributions from our supporters, which enables us to run dynamic golf programs for youth, military and individuals with special needs each year," said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation. read more

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