Chicago, Ill. (August 16, 2019) – Troon, world’s largest golf management company, and Team Troon Ambassador Gary Woodland presented a $5,000 donation to the Folds of Honor Chicagoland Chapter prior to the PGA TOUR’s BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club. The $5,000 donation equals one Folds of Honor educational scholarship that will be awarded to a spouse and/or child of a wounded or fallen service member. In 2019, there are 100 scholarship recipients.
Troon’s President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Schantz and Chief Operating Officer Bruce Glasco were at the tournament along with Woodland to present the donation to Larry Robinson, vice president corporate development, Folds of Honor. Chicago is the largest Folds of Honor chapter in the country (from a fundraising standpoint) and is the first, original chapter. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Chicagoland Area Chapter of Folds of Honor.
“We’d like to thank Troon and Gary Woodland for joining our mission at Folds of Honor to help us change lives,” said Robinson.
The Folds of Honor Chicagoland Area Chapter donation follows the opening of Troon’s new Chicago office which supports the company’s growing collection of clubs in the region, including Naperville Country Club in Naperville and Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
“We are absolutely honored to partner with Gary and support Folds of Honor,” said Schantz. “We look forward to further partnering with the Chicagoland Area Chapter of Folds of Honor and raising additional funds for this worthy cause.”
Gary Woodland is a Folds of Honor ambassador, sporting the logo on his hat and golf bag (alongside the Troon logo). Woodland was the 2018 recipient of the Corporal Brock Bucklin Patriot award for his support of the Folds of Honor. In February, Woodland became a member of Team Troon – a collection of some of the finest golf talent across the PGA TOUR, LPGA and European Tour. In addition to Woodland, Tour players Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Alex Noren, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Cheyenne Woods make up the star-studded Team Troon line-up and represent the Troon brand on Tour.
About Folds of Honor Mission
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Our motto says it best. Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.