THREE OB SPORTS GOLF PROFESSIONALS HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Longbow Golf Club's General Manager/Director of Golf, Jay Larscheid (left) with Special Olympic representatives Preston Hite (middle) and Danny Daguanno (right) Jay Larscheid of Longbow Golf Club, Jeremy Hayman and Robb Palmgren, both of Eagle Mountain Golf Club, joined 18 other golf professionals from the Southwest Section PGA (SWSPGA) to raise funds for Arizona Special Olympics by playing 100 holes of golf in a day on Tuesday, May 26. The SWSPGA created the program to assist its golf professionals in fundraising efforts for local charities. This year, the 21 professionals who participated in the 100-hole event raised a combined $72,871, with Larscheid, Hayman and Palmgren accounting for $9,746 of the total. Details of the fundraising program:

  • Each PGA Professional pledged $1 per hole to support his/her own effort.
  • The PGA Professional then solicited per-hole pledges for the 100 holes played. 
  • Various sponsors included club members, friends, family, vendors and daily guests. 
  • Those electing to pledge simply visited the website of their professional, selected the amount per hole and paid with a credit card.
  • The PGA Professionals played 100 holes of golf on his/her home course.
  • Proceeds from the event support Special Olympics Arizona and the SWSPGA Foundation. 
 

At Longbow Golf Club, Jay Larscheid hit the first tee shot at 5:09 a.m., and holed the last putt at 3:16 p.m. that afternoon. It took him a total of 10 hours and 7 minutes to play the 100 holes, and that’s with a minor delay as he waited for the mowers to prepare the golf course for the day’s play.

“Despite playing more golf in one day than I have in months, I feel pretty good today, surprisingly,” said Larscheid on the day after his golf marathon. “The high point of my day came when some of our local Special Olympians stopped by to cheer me on. It made my day. Thank you to all of my sponsors who made this day so worthwhile.”

And worthwhile it certainly was.  With the generosity of Larscheid’s sponsors, he was able to personally raise $6,130 for Special Olympics and SWSPGA Foundation. 

Eagle Mountain Golf Club professionals, Jeremy Hayman (left) and Robb Palmgren (right) after completing 100 holes at Eagle Mountain Golf ClubTwo other golf professionals from the OB Sports family, Jeremy Hayman and Rob Palmgren, played 100 holes each at their home course, Eagle Mountain Golf Club.  Together they raised $3,616 for the causes. 

“I would like to thank everyone who made donations and supported us today, we couldn't have done it without you,” said Hayman. “Thanks to you, the money we raised will go a long way towards two great causes. Not very often is one able to raise money by doing something they love. It’s a win-win situation.” 

Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is a 330-acre, mixed-use commercial development that incorporates office, light industrial, retail and hotel uses surrounded by desert vegetation and a main street transportation design and features the award-winning Longbow Golf Club. Longbow Golf Club features a 7,003-yard Ken Kavanaugh-design that was recently ranked as one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses in The Country” by Golfweek Magazine for 2009.  Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC is a Phoenix-based commercial real estate services company that provides investment, development and communications consulting to corporate real estate clients in Arizona and the Southwest.  For more information about Longbow Golf Club visit www.longbowgolf.com, call 480.807.5400 or become a fan of Longbow on Facebook (search Longbow Golf Club). 

Eagle Mountain Golf Club is located approximately 7.5 miles east of Loop 101 on Shea Boulevard and Eagle Mountain Parkway in Fountain Hills, Ariz. The Scott Miller-designed, 18-hole golf course (par 71 and 6,800 yards from the back tees) incorporates the property’s natural box canyons, elevation changes and native Sonoran desert into the design of the golf course. Since opening to the public in 1996, Eagle Mountain Golf Club has earned numerous awards and accolades including “Top 50 Public Golf Courses” by Golf World magazine in 2008, “Best New Public Golf Course” by the Arizona Republic in 1996 and “Best of Phoenix Public Golf Courses” in 2006 by the Phoenix New Times. To learn more about Eagle Mountain Golf Club visit www.eaglemtn.com, or call (480) 816-1234. 

Longbow and Eagle Mountain Golf Clubs are professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 30 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management visit www.obsports.com or call 480.948.1300. For more information on OB Sports, visit www.obsports.com, call (480) 948-1300 or become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook (search OB Sports Golf Management).  
 
Larscheid, Hayman and Palmgren, by the numbers:

Larscheid, Hayman and Palmgren, by the numbers

 

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