The Nicklaus Companies announced a partnership to support PGA REACH – the 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America – and in its mission of impacting lives by enabling access to PGA Members, PGA Sections and the game of golf. The partnership includes financial support from the Nicklaus Companies, as well as a personal commitment from its founder, Jack Nicklaus, to make an impact on all three areas of focus for PGA REACH: Youth, Military and Diversity & Inclusion.
“From my earliest days learning the game from PGA Professional Jack Grout, to the years helping raise money for junior golf programs, I have been passionate about the role of PGA Professionals as the day-to-day caretakers of the game and those who help grow the game at the greengrass level,” said Nicklaus. “We are here to make an impact, and I hope our role can draw others in the game to join us.”
If you hadn’t heard, the NBA’s two time MVP – Steph Curry – teed it up in a professional golf tournament earlier this month. The reigning NBA Champion received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in the Bay Area. In a press conference prior to the event, Curry admitted that he wasn’t able to practice his golf game as much as he would’ve liked coming into the tournament – largely due to a whirlwind schedule that included an Under Armour promotional tour in China the week prior. However, the sharpshooting Baby-Faced Assassin came out throwing darts on the course, much to the surprise of pundits and fans alike. He opened with a respectable 4-over-par 74, and followed it with yet another 74 on Friday. Although he missed the cut by a considerable amount, Curry played well and proved he’s got game on the course and the courts.