DULUTH, Ga. – TPC Sugarloaf will host its annual “Twenty-Fore Straight” 24-hour golf marathon on Sunday, June 11 at 5 p.m. with proceeds benefitting four nonprofit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and funds in the fight against pediatric cancer, including: Rally! Foundation, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation and Sydney’s Incredible Defeat of Ewing’s Sarcoma (SIDES).
Expanding on last year’s inaugural event, the 2017 tournament has been renamed “Mason’s Twenty-Fore Straight” in honor of Mason Glassgold, who just days before his 11th birthday, lost a courageous, three-year fight against a cancerous brain tumor. Those teeing it up will do so in remembrance of him, as well as other brave children battling the disease.
“Last year was our first year hosting this tournament, and we raised more than $60,000,” said TPC Sugarloaf General Manager Mike Maloney. “Our members and guests were so deeply moved by the event, we decided to raise the bar with hopes of raising more than $100,000 this year. We hope our passion for the cause will inspire others in the community to join the effort.”
In addition to all-night glow-in-the-dark golf, families are invited to enjoy delicious food courtesy of PGA TOUR Pro Stewart Cink’s competitive barbecue team, aptly named “Que School.” The event will also feature a silent auction for the chance to bid on vacation getaways, golf gear and much more.
Two- and three-person teams are invited to participate. To register or volunteer, contact Chad O’Dell at [email protected], or call (770) 418-1994.
About the TPC Network
Owned, operated, and licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 33 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Twenty of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world-renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete. TPCs are known for their history of hosting PGA TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments, their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence.
The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork.
About TPC Sugarloaf
Located within the gated community of Sugarloaf Country Club in the beautiful Georgia countryside, TPC Sugarloaf is a brilliantly crafted championship golf course that offers a wide array of amenities and privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs.
The par-72, 7,259-yard course contains three 9-hole courses known as The Stables, The Meadows and The Pines. TPC Sugarloaf has had an exceptional reputation from the start, as it was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Best New Private Clubs in the U.S.” when it first debuted in 1997. Since then, it has been listed among the “Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses by Golfweek, “Environmental Leader in Golf” by Golf Digest and “Top 100 Golf Shop” for six years in a row by Golf World.