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Most of us know the PGA TOUR for the long list of week-to-week professional golf events it produces, but the organization is more than just an event management company. It is a non-profit organization, and is one of the most philanthropic organizations in professional sports.
As much as we all love a day of golf, for some, it can feel like games move at a glacial pace. The speed at which we transition from hole to hole comes hotly debated. Should we view our time on the course as a leisurely endeavor, taking time to "smell the roses," or should we speed things up a bit?
When it comes to legendary players, golf certainly has a laundry list of greats. Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Byron Nelson come to mind. But when we asked two of our campus directors to sound off on their picks as the all time best, the answer was quick and unanimous:
The Southern California Golf Association's Youth on Course program services more than 3,000 junior golfers in southern California, teaching them life lessons through the game of golf. Youth on Course offers affordable instruction and access to local golf facilities in addition to college advising, scholarships and competitive play. Twenty percent of these students receive some sort of financial assistance and do not have access to newer golf equipment.
I’ve got to admit I wasn’t sure Michael McVeigh could do it. Play 198 holes in 11 hours? That’s roughly one hole every three minutes. That’s warp speed even for a scratch player, and McVeigh isn’t a scratch player.
But I didn’t know how determined McVeigh was to raise funds and awareness for Salute Military Golf Association, the benefactor of the proceeds from the Golf Academy of America 11-11 Golf Marathon. And I didn’t know how eager he was to meet a challenge.