Golfers and giving back seem to go together like milk and cookies, and with the end of the PGA season (and its suddenly much more available tour pros), charity golf tourneys seem to be poppin’ up all over the place!
All this week notable names from the world of golf, sports and entertainment have been playin’ some golf at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Aside from gettin’ in a few Pro-Am rounds, participants contribute to the Shriners’ cause and raise money to help support sick children.
Also underway this week was the 3rd Annual Caddy For A Cure Golf Tournament, hosted by the TPC at Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Florida. One of my Rock Heads from Australia, Paul Miles, gave me the heads up on this one via my Facebook page. I was too late to get involved with this year’s outing, but this group does a whole lotta good all year round. They support a couple different charities, including the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund which helps people like Paul’s son Jasper who have Fanconi Anemia. (Be sure you check out their newsletter to see a feature on Jasper!)
Another Rock Head (who happens to be a frequent contributor to this blog) has been workin’ hard already this summer and fall to prepare for a tourney next May to support the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. John Barry‘s doing a lot of good for this worthy cause, and you can keep tabs on his efforts through his blog, The Golfer’s Trip.
There’s only about a million more charity golf outings, tourneys, auctions, and fundraisers, and this Caveman just can’t keep up with all of ’em. But I do encourage ALL my Rock Heads to get out there and give back by finding their favorite charity or good cause, and I’d love to hear about YOUR experiences with golfin’ for a good cause – just leave a comment below!