Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 30, 2019) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, and many of its managed golf facilities across the country are proud to support the 13th annual Patriot Golf Days, a joint initiative of The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. Golfers playing Troon facilities throughout September and October will be raising funds to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation through various golf tournaments, on-course competitions and playing opportunities. In addition, during the campaign period, Troon will be donating 100 percent of net proceeds to Folds of Honor from all apparel, accessory and gift item purchases made on TroonShop.com. The mission of Folds of Honor is to provide post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled in the line of duty.
Over the past three years, Troon-managed facilities throughout the United States have raised more than $160,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation through Patriot Golf Days activities. Since its inception in 2007, PGA Professionals have helped raise millions of dollars through Patriot Golf Day events, allowing Folds of Honor to award educational scholarships. Patriot Golf Days allows the Folds of Honor Foundation to present an ongoing tribute to the brave service members by ensuring that the families of fallen and wounded warriors have hope for the right educational start to life and best future possible.
“Troon, along with many of our managed-facilities, are proud to be a part of Patriot Golf Days,” said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. “We are thrilled that so many of our facilities are participating this year as this an incredible opportunity for the golf community to give back to the families of those who have given so much through their brave service and sacrifice.”
The Patriot Golf Days campaign follows Troon and Team Troon Ambassador Gary Woodland presenting a $5,000 donation to the Folds of Honor Chicagoland Chapter. The presentation took place prior to the PGA TOUR’s BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club and is equal to one Folds of Honor educational scholarship that will be awarded to a spouse and/or child of a wounded or fallen service member. Woodland recently recorded a video in support of Troon’s Patriot Golf Days efforts –
Examples of Patriot Golf Day programs at Troon and Troon-managed facilities include:
Troon is supporting our fallen heroes and their families by donating 100 percent of net proceeds from all apparel, accessory and gift item purchases made on TroonShop.com to Folds of Honor. Offer valid through September 30th.
Westhaven Golf Club – Franklin, Tenn.
Westhaven Golf Club will have a Labor Day Weekend-long raffle with all proceeds benefitting the Folds of Honor. Club members can purchase one ticket for $10 or three for $20 for a chance to win various prizes. Westhaven will also hold a 50/50 drawing at the club’s Member Appreciation Party on Saturday, August 31st with 50 percent of the funds collected being donated to Folds of Honor.
Kapalua Golf – Maui, Hawaii
On Sunday, September 1st, Kapalua will be offering complimentary golf for U.S. Armed Services veterans, retired and active U.S. Military after 11 a.m. All weekend, Kapalua will be conducting a raffle for another future complimentary round of golf with all proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation.
El Conquistador Golf & Tennis – Tucson, Arizona
El Conquistador Golf & Tennis will hold a Labor Day Golf Member Tournament on Monday, September 2nd at 7:30 a.m. The member-only, four-person scramble tournament has more than 60 participants registered. In addition, El Conquistador members will have the opportunity to donate to the Folds of Honor Foundation throughout the month of September through a donation box in the club’s golf shop.
Sewailo Golf Club – Tucson, Arizona
The Folds of Honor Scramble Golf Tournament will be held at Sewailo Golf Club on Saturday, September 7th at 7:30 a.m. A portion of the $55 entry fee will be donated to Folds of Honor Foundation.
Craft Farms Golf Resort, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and Rock Creek Golf Club – Alabama Craft Farms Golf Resort, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and Rock Creek Golf Club have joined together to show their appreciation to local military and first responders by offering 50 percent off greens fees and 50 percent off rental clubs during the entire month of September. These courses will also offer a free round of golf to local military and first responders on Labor Day and September 11. In addition, throughout September each club will honor Patriot Golf Day with various promotions to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii
The 2nd Annual Patriot Golf Day Tournament will be held at Princeville Makai Golf Club on Saturday, October 12th at 8 a.m. The four person scramble tournament has an entry fee of $140 per person and includes golf, a post-golf lunch and prizes with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation.
For more information on all of Troon’s Patriot Golf Days programs and promotions, visit www.troon.com/patriot.
About Patriot Golf Day
Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member, came up with the concept of Patriot Golf Day and founded the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2007, following his second of three tours of duty in Iraq. After returning from his second tour, Major Rooney witnessed a profound display of a family’s grief as they welcomed home the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin. Inspired by this tragic homecoming of a fallen American solider, Rooney started the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide support to military families in the aftermath of their tragedies. For more information about Patriot Golf Day or to make a donation, visit www.foldsofhonor.com.
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.