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PGA REACH Launches CrowdRise Campaign In Support of 3rd Annual PGA National Day of HOPE on Veterans Day

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — On this date in 1954, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former Army General and war hero, adopted a proclamation calling upon all U.S. citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, as Veterans Day:

“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all Veterans, all Veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose .” – Pres. Eisenhower

In tribute to that declaration and in honor of our nation’s Veterans, PGA Foundation Inc. d/b/a/ PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, has announced that Sunday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — will serve as the 3rd Annual PGA National Day of HOPE. This nationwide Veterans celebration has two goals: Commemorate our nation’s heroes who protect our freedom; and raise awareness and support for PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the signature military program for PGA REACH.

In support of this year’s PGA National Day of HOPE activities, PGA REACH has launched a campaign on the CrowdRise platform, which also allows for individuals and organizations to create their own fundraising events.

Through CrowdRise, donors can support PGA HOPE locally, nationally or create their own campaign all together. In the inaugural year of the PGA National Day of HOPE CrowdRise platform, PGA HOPE Carolinas, PGA HOPE South Florida, PGA HOPE Southern Texas and GOLFTEC are all conducting their PGA HOPE fundraising efforts within the platform. To learn more about the special events and contribute, visit the CrowdRise campaign page: crowdrise.com/pganationaldayofhope.

“PGA National Day of HOPE continues to evolve and gain momentum every year,” said PGA REACH Senior Director Ryan Cannon. “This new fundraising platform is something we can build on and provides donors with options on how they would like to support the PGA HOPE program.”

PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The program features a six-to-eight week instructional golf clinic, followed by a graduation ceremony and on-course golfing opportunities.

Fully funded by PGA REACH, PGA HOPE is offered at NO COST to military Veterans. Led by PGA Professionals, PGA HOPE has helped thousands of Veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction the game of golf provides.

The following initiatives are currently part of the PGA National Day of HOPE CrowdRise platform:

In this video, Neil Tappin takes a look at the 12 simple and stupid mistakes every golfer makes at some point in their golfing life!!

Bob Sowards Shifts from PGA Cup Heroics to Defending His Title at Senior PGA Professional Championship

AUSTIN, Texas — After playing five matches and 85 holes for his country in the PGA Cup, Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio, will take 48 hours off to catch his breath before defending his title Thursday in the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac.

The big consolation for Sowards, the 51-year-old PGA Director of Instruction at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club in Powell, Ohio, is that he won’t have to travel.

The Senior PGA Professional Championship is hosted by Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, the site of last week’s PGA Cup, the international showcase for PGA Club Professionals. Sowards was one of 10 U.S. heroes in a historic 14-12 comeback victory over Great Britain & Ireland, as the Americans recaptured the PGA Cup after a four-year absence.

Sowards competed last week on the Foothills Course, which will join the nearby Coore Crenshaw Cliffside Course in hosting a field of 264 players through Sunday, Oct. 6.

“I’m really looking forward to defending my title, and we will have another great field,” said Sowards. “It was a long, but great week here in the PGA Cup. I learned a lot about the course. I’m needing my rest.”

Joel Tadman attempts to find out if raw wedges that go rusty over time, including the new TaylorMade Milled Grind 2, actually produce more spin and feel softer.

The Talking Stick Golf Card is Back! | Talking Stick Golf Club

Benefits extend to the cardholder and one guest!

Receive a complimentary breakfast, lunch and a non-alcoholic beverage each day you play (must be used on the same day of play) the F&B benefit does not apply to twilight or any other discounted rate

Up to 50% off green fees

10% off food and beverages in the Wildhorse Grille (excludes alcohol and purchases made from the beverage cart)

15% discount in the Golf Shop (excludes hard goods and sale items)

Special replay rates

Special cardholder-only events

Tee times may be made up to three (3) days in advance

The Card will be valid from the date of purchase until 9/30/2019, with the F&B benefit applicable from 10/1/19 thru 5/18/20.

The Card is now available in the Golf Shop for only $99+tax!

Please contact the Talking Stick Golf Shop at (480) 860-2221 with any questions.


Click here for more information about the Talking Stick Golf Card

Rocco Breaks 3-Year Winless Drought After Switching To A Bridgestone Ball

Fan Favorite Rocco Mediate Wins 2019 Sanford International Using a Bridgestone TOUR B Ball

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf Tour team member, Rocco Mediate, returned to the PGA TOUR Champions winner’s circle for the first time in three years on Sunday, with a thrilling victory at the 2019 Sanford International. Mediate finished birdie-birdie to close out his best single round score of the year – a 64 – winning the event by 2 strokes. Mediate’s victory with Bridgestone’s TOUR B XS golf ball vaults him into top 25 of the current Charles Schwab Cup points standings. 

The TOUR B Series golf balls represent Bridgestone’s most technologically-advanced models to date. During development, company engineers used data from nearly 350,000 in-person ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each type of swing characteristics identified.

Mediate carded a 9-under total of 201 to win the 54-hole event in come-from-behind fashion. Earlier this season, Mediate made the switch to a Bridgestone golf ball after undergoing the first ever ball fitting session of his career.

“The ball fitting with Bridgestone really was an ‘aha’ moment for me,” said Mediate. “I never really considered how choosing the right golf ball could have a positive effect on all aspects of my game. These Bridgestone balls really work for me from tee through the green. This is the most excited I have been about my game in a long time.”

For more information on Bridgestone Golf’s award-winning TOUR B family of golf balls and the entire Tour team that relies upon them, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.

In this exclusive interview, Justin Rose talks through all 14 clubs in his bag including his Honma driver and irons

Greg, Marty and Jim were fortunate enough to join Bernhard Langer for a private round table breakfast at the Phoenix Country Club for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship Media Day!

He is an absolute legend in the game with:

  • 40 PGA Tour Champions Victories
  • 61 International Victories
  • 3 PGA Tour Victories including 2 Masters
  • Career Earnings: $39,832,402