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Professional golfers from 14 states -- plus Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic and England -- joined 100 of Southwest Florida's most philanthropic golfers on the links at the Charity Classic Pro-Am Nov. 16 at the Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples. read more

Holiday gifting your favorite golfer with a round for four at iconic Pebble Beach or The Olympic Club qualifies as a special present; thanks to Youth on Course - the game-growing, non-profit organization enabling access to golf for $5 or less - it's a gift that continues giving through YOC's inaugural online auction Wed., Nov. 25, raising funds for its Caddie Academy, internship and scholarship programs. read more

Gary Player added another when he won the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola for a record second consecutive time at the Lost City Golf Club on Sunday. Player led his team of Irish singer Ronan Keating and businessmen Dr Hans Walter-Peters and Sello Moloko to a commanding 11-stroke victory on 36 under par. read more

Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.'s Champions for Child Safety Pro Am will tee off on Monday, Nov. 30, at the Palencia Club in St. Augustine. This year's event is the foundation's 18th annual golf tournament and offers corporate teams and individuals the opportunity to golf for a good cause with professional golfers. The honorary chairs are Fred Funk, Jim Furyk and Mark McCumber. read more

"Supporting our country's veterans and enriching their lives through golf is a core mission of the PGA of America, PGA REACH and PGA HOPE," says PGA Golf Club General Manager Jimmy Terry. "We're excited and honored to host Patriot Golf Month and look forward to it becoming a core component of our community outreach." read more

"The mission of our annual tournament is to benefit the Chapter's soldier support programs for the coming year," said Peter O'Rourke, AUSA Tournament Coordinator. "In looking at the work that Russ Holden is doing to support wounded veterans through golf, we felt the Caddy For A Cure program was a great fit for meeting our Chapter mission." read more

Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner at Berenberg: "The strong turnout was a great way to celebrate our 425th anniversary this year and Gary Player's Grand Slam anniversary and 80th birthday. It is important to help make a difference for underprivileged children around the world." read more

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