TUXEDO PARK, N.Y. - Columbia men's golf team will
begin its season this Saturday, September 8 when it partners with The Tuxedo
Club, Army and Folds of Honor Foundation for a special Patriot Golf Day event
to benefit Folds of Honor Foundation. Columbia's men's golf program will make a
monetary donation to Folds of Honor Foundation in support of the event.
Club members will have the opportunity to donate $50 to Folds of Honor
Foundation and join the Army and Columbia University men's golf teams on the
course during a friendly scrimmage.
collegiate golfer will be paired with a member of the opposing team for an
18-hole singles scrimmage and Tuxedo Club members will round out each foursome,
competing in their own separate team contest. The morning matches begin at 9 am
(shotgun) and participants will join the golf teams for lunch before the
collegiate players return to the course for a four-ball match in the afternoon.
is a great opportunity for the Tuxedo Club to promote a worthy cause and to
have some fun with two collegiate golf programs in the state," said Chris Muldoon,
PGA Professional at the Tuxedo Club. "We're excited to offer this event to our
members and even more excited to help military families by contributing to
Patriot Golf Day and the Folds of Honor."
Golf Day, held over Labor Day Weekend (August 31-September 3), is the flagship
fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that provides educational scholarships for the children and
spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great
nation. Patriot Golf Day is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the
United States Golf Association.
inception in 2007, PGA Professionals have helped raise more than $12.8 million
through Patriot Golf Day events, such as this one, allowing Folds of Honor to
award more than 3,600 educational scholarships. Folds of Honor was founded by
former F-16 fighter pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member Major Dan Rooney.