Key Golf has been a huge part of Harmon’s Heroes for the past few years and we are proud to again join Butch Harmon in honoring the men and women who put everything on the line for our freedoms!
Key Golf will be a dinner sponsor for the event, which takes place at Bali Hai Golf Club and Green Valley Resort & Spa this weekend, Nov. 10-11.
“We all owe a debt of gratitude to these armed forces veterans, and Butch Harmon has taken a front and center role assisting these men and women when they return home from service,” said Kip Wolfe of Key Golf Management. “We are pleased to play a role in such a worthy event.”
The tournament will take place on Sunday, November 11, with practice rounds and social events on November 10.
The event includes a 2-night stay at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, welcome cocktail party, practice round and 18-hole team competition at Bali Hai Golf Club, tee prizes and an awards luncheon.
A number of troops will be present at this event, and Key Golf is sponsoring the Heroes Welcome Dinner for them. Key Golf handles golf course maintenance at Rio Secco Golf Club, home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf.
Harmon is renowned for his profession as a golf coach working with some of the biggest names in the sport. Past pupils include Greg Norman and Tiger Woods. Currently, he works with Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland and Natalie Gulbis.
However, Harmon’s newest passion is giving back to certain veterans of the military, as the Vietnam veteran reaches out to wounded veterans through what is called Harmon’s Heroes and the Harmon’s Heroes Foundation. Harmon traveled to Iraq in 2008 to visit troops, and a subsequent visit to Walter Reed Hospital gave him the chance to see for himself what many had been through.
That trip motivated Harmon to organize the first trip to Las Vegas in 2009 for six severely wounded troops, all of which had suffered traumatic injuries that have almost become commonplace with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past decade.
From that a fund-raising golf event was created, and this will be the third year for that tournament. Nearly $200,000 was raised last year to assist in constructing homes for some of these returning troops.
“There is no ceiling to this program,” said Harmon. “We have thousands of veterans who really need help, and we’re going to do our best to provide them with needed homes.”