CAROLINAS PGA LEADS THE NATION IN DONATIONS TO FOLDS OF HONOR

Section facilities raise over $500,000 for Foundation in 2014

Online PR News – 13-March-2015 – Browns Summit, N.C. – The Carolinas PGA Section is proud to once again lead the nation in raising funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation. In 2014, the Carolinas PGA and over 175 of its facilities raised more than $500,000 through various events and initiatives. This includes Patriot Golf Day, which asks golfers every Labor Day weekend to add an extra dollar to their greens fees in order to help fund Folds of Honor Scholarships.

Folds of Honor provides scholarships and other educational assistance to the spouses and dependents of those that have been killed or disabled in military service. Since its founding in 2007, the organization has awarded over 7,500 scholarships, including more than 2,000 in 2014.

“I met PGA Professional, CEO and Founder of Folds of Honor, Major Dan Rooney at a PGA Annual Meeting in 2007 when he first addressed the delegation about launching Patriot Golf Day. His vision for this initiative immediately caught my attention as well as that of our three officers,” says Ron Schmid, CPGA Executive Director. “From that point on, the Section has made it a priority to help grow awareness for the Foundation year round.”

“I speak for myself and the entire Section when I say I couldn’t be more honored to support Major Dan and Folds of Honor year after year,” continues Schmid. “Our donation milestone for 2014 speaks volumes as to how much of an impact the Folds of Honor Foundation has made on golf professionals, not only in the Carolinas, but in the entire country.”

Tony Biata, Vice President of Patriot Golf Day, adds, “None of this would be possible if it weren’t for great supporters like the Carolinas PGA. We are very fortunate to have this #1 ranked section lead the charge year after year.”

To date, the Carolinas Section has raised more than $2,500,000 for the Foundation. In 2014 alone, the following fifteen CPGA facilities raised $10,000 and above.

Lake Toxaway Patriot Weekend $81,245.00
Old Tabby Links $55,608.00
Old North State Club $38,105.00
Tidewater Golf Club $25,750.00
Mountain Air Country Club $25,100.00
The Emerald Golf Club $25,000.00
The Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort $18,833.42
Moss Creek Golf Club $17,493.02
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club $15,500.00
Prestonwood Country Club $14,800.00
Lake Marion Golf Course $14,506.40
Dataw Island Club $11,411.00
Hillandale Golf Course $11,114.00
Callawassie Island Club $10,115.00
Kiawah Island Golf Resort $10,000.00

The following is a complete list of CPGA facilities that have contributed donations to the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Badin Inn Golf Resort and Club
Bald Head Island Club
Ballantyne Country Club
Barefoot Resort Golf Course
Bassett Country Club
Bear Creek Golf Club
Bentwinds Golf and Country Club
Benvenue Country Club
Berkeley Hall Club, Inc.
Bermuda Run Country Club
Blackmoor Golf Club
Brier Creek Country Club
Bright’s Creek Golf Club
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
Callawassie Island Club
Cape Fear Country Club
Cape Fear National Golf and Country Club
Carmel Country Club
Carolina Colours Golf Club
Carolina Golf Solutions, LLC
Carolina Pines Golf & CC
Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club
Carolina Trace Country Club
Carolinas Section of the PGA of America
Catawba Country Club
Cedarbrook Country Club
Cedarwood Country Club
Chapel Hill Country Club
Charleston National Golf Club
Colleton River Plantation Club
Columbia Country Club
Coosaw Creek Country Club
Country Club of Lexington
Country Club of Spartanburg
Country Club of Whispering Pines
Cowan’s Ford Golf Club
Croasdaile Country Club
Crooked Creek Golf Club
Crow Creek Golf Club
Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Cypress Landing Golf Club
Dataw Island Club
DeBordieu Club
Dolphin Head Golf Club
Duke University Golf Club
Dunes West Golf Club
Florence Country Club
Fort Jackson Golf Club
Fox Den Golf Club
Glen Oaks Golf Club
Golf Club at Cedar Creek
Governors Club
Grandfather Golf and Country Club
Greensboro Country Club
Haig Point Club
Hampton Heights Golf Course
Happy Valley Country Club
Henderson Country Club
Hendersonville Country Club
Heritage Golf Club
High Hampton Inn and Country Club
High Meadows Golf and Country Club
High Vista Country Club
Highland Country Club
Highland Falls Country Club, Inc.
Hillandale Golf Course
Hound Ears Club
Hunters Creek Golf Club
International Golf Course
Jefferson Landing Club
Keith Hills Country Club
Kenmure Country Club
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kilmarlic Golf Club
Lake Marion Golf Course
Lake Toxaway Patriot Weekend
Long Cove Club
Longleaf Golf and Country Club
Magnolia Greens Golf Course
May River Golf Club
Members Club at Grande Dunes
Methodist University Golf Club
Mid Carolina Club
Mid South Club
Moss Creek Golf Club
Mount Airy Country Club
Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club
Mount Air Country Club
Musgrove Mill Golf Club
Myrtle Beach PGA Patriots
New Bern Golf & Country Club
North Carolina Senior Women’s Golf Association
North Ridge Country Club
Northstone Country Club
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Oakwoods Coutnry Club
Oconee Country Club
Okatie Creek Golf Club
Old North State Club
Old Tabby Links
Old Town Links
Olde Point Golf & Country Club
Orangeburg Country Club
Palmetto Dunes/Arthur Hills
Palmetto Dunes/George Fazio
Palmetto Dunes/R.T. Jones
Pearl Golf Links, The
Pine Brook Country Club/Maple Chase
Pine Hollow Golf Club
Pine Island Country Club
Pinecrest Golf Club
Pinehurst CC No. 6
Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst
Pinewood Country Club
Plantation Golf Club
Possum Trot Golf Course
Prestonwood Country Club
Prestwick Country Club
Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation
River Hills Golf and Country Club
Rock Hill Country Club
Rolling Hills Country Club
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
Santee Cooper Country Club
Scotch Meadows Country Club
Sea Scape Golf Links
Seabrook Island Club
Seven Lakes Country Club
Siler City Country Club
Snee Farm Country Club
Spanish Wells Club
Star Hill Golf Club
Starmount Forest Country Club
Statesville Golf and Country Club, Inc.
Stone Creek Cove Country Club
Stonebridge Golf Club
Summerville Country Club
Surf Golf & Beach Club
Taberna Country Club
Tanglewood Park
The Beech Mountain Club
The Clubs at St. James Plantation
The Country Club of the Crystal Coast
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club
The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort II LLC
The Eagle Zone
The Emerald Golf Club
The Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort
The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek
The Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor
The Pines at Elizabeth City
The Reserve Golf Club
The River Golf Club
The Tradition Golf Club
The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa
Tidewater Golf Club
Timberlake Country Club
Tradition Golf Club
Treyburn Country Club
Trillium Links and Lake Club
True Blue Plantation Golf Course
University of NC Finley Golf Course
Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club
Wachesaw Plantation Club
Wexford Golf Club
Wildwood Green Golf Club
Wilson Country Club
Woodlands Country Club
Wyboo Golf Club

Patriot Golf Day 2015 will again be held during Labor Day weekend, September 4 - September 7. If you are interested in joining the mission to empower the lives of deserving military families with educational opportunities, then you can become a participating facility in 2015. Many facilities host Patriot Golf Day events in lieu of or in addition to Labor Day weekend. The Folds of Honor is happy to help consult any facility interested in hosting an event at any time of year. PGA Professionals who host an event and submit funds to the Folds of Honor Foundation will receive 2 MSR credits. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. For more information about Folds of Honor, please visit: https://www.foldsofhonor.org/

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About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor was founded in May 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 Fighter Pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, PGA Professional, and USGA member. Since its inception in 2007, Owasso-based Folds of Honor has awarded more than 7,500 educational scholarships in all 50 states to meet an ongoing need in our country. For more information or to make a donation, visit FoldsofHonor.org.
Connect with Folds of Honor on Facebook (www.facebook.com/foldsofhonor) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/foldsofhonor).

About Carolinas PGA Section

Established in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association has grown to be the largest of the PGA’s forty-one sections with almost 2,000 professional members. The Carolinas PGA Section embraces North and South Carolina, as well as a small portion of southern Virginia, with more than 800 golf facilities. The Carolinas PGA is dedicated to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. PGA professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions, which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more. For more information, please visit www.carolinas.pga.com. You can also find the Carolinas PGA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Google+ and YouTube.

Liz Muroski, Director Media and Promotions, Carolinas PGA, (336) 398-2742, lmuroski@pgahq.com

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Liz Muroski
Carolinas PGA Section
6271 Bryan Park Road
Browns Summit NC, 27214

(336) 398-2742