One of the best things about golf is the sport’s support of charities. On the PGA TOUR, every tournament is a 501(c)(3) that donates to local charities. In total, the The PGA TOUR has given nearly $3 billion to charity. Here in Michigan, you could very likely play a charitable tournament every day of the week. National programs such as the Evans Scholarships and Folds of Honor abound.
GolfBlogger’s UK readers may be interested in the National Golf Club Challenge, an annual campaign that supports the recover of wounded, injured and sick service personnel. UK retailer American Golf is selling raffle tickets from its 100-plus stores for a number of prizes. Ticket sales run until August 13.
Top Prize is two return tickets anywhere in the world on Qatar Airways. The draw will be hosted by Lee Westwood.
Stacey Jeffries, Event Director of the NGCC, said, “Having American Golf on board is great news for the two separately themed Summer Raffles. To have tickets on sale at over 100 venues is a wonderful boost for the raffle and will help us raise even more money for On Course Foundation and in turn increase awareness around the charity. The charity does amazing work rebuilding the lives of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans, using golf to help the beneficiaries become physically, mentally and socially active again and help some of them find new careers within the golf industry. The more money we can raise, the more people we can help, so I urge anyone who wants to support our wounded veterans to get along to an American Golf Store to buy a ticket.”
“On Course Foundation is the beneficiary of the NGCC and also our chosen charity at American Golf, so I’m delighted to able to combine our efforts in support of their work,” commented Will Sturgess, brand manager at
American Golf. “The work of the charity, and the men and women it supports are truly inspiring and I hope that every person who has the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket does so. It’s an incredible charity to support, plus the prizes are amazing!”
Top Prizes include:
The Experience Raffle
- 2 Return Business Class Tickets To Anywhere in The World with Qatar Airways
- 4 Ball Trump Turnberry – The Ailsa Course – No’ 1 Ranked Course in The UK
- 4 Ball Trevose Golf Club, Cornwall
- 4 Ball Trump Turnberry – The King Robert The Bruce Course
- 4 Ball The K Club, Ireland – Ryder Cup Course
- 4 Ball Gullane Golf Club, Scotland
- 4 VIP Tickets To Soccer AM With ‘Tubes’
The Equipment Raffle
- Stewart Golf X9 Follow Dream Machine
- Bushnell HYBRID Laser/GPS
- TaylorMade Set of Three Hi-Toe wedges
- Cobra F9 Driver
- Titleist Staff Stand Bag
- Motocaddy ‘AquaFLEX’ Stand Bag
- Wilson Staff Dry Tech Golf Bag