Thursday , October 8, 2015

Save The Date : O.G.O.’s 15-Inch Cup Challenge

The event is three months out, but Pat Perez and crew are asking friends, family and fellow Tour pros to please save the date regarding the Operation Game On 15-Inch Cup Challenge early next year.

O.G.O. recently hosted it’s 8th annual golf classic at Morgan Run in August and is gearing up for its second-ever 15-Inch Cup Challenge—again taking place at Fairbanks Country Club. 

Last year’s event took place January 12th, taking place the week of the Sony Open in Honolulu, keeping Perez from attending. This time around the challenge is set for Monday January 25th—the day after the Career Builder Challenge wraps in La Quinta and the start of the Farmers Insurance Open week at Torrey Pines. 

Translation; the 15-year PGA Tour veteran will be calling in some favors with his co-workers. 

“We made sure the dates lined up right with our Tour schedule,” explained Perez. “Guys will be coming over from the desert Sunday night or Monday morning, so with a mid-afternoon start, anybody who wants to get on board.”

“Get things rolling by grabbing lunch over at Fidel’s in Solana Beach and then we’ll shoot over to Fairbanks, which is only five minutes away. It’s a great cause and I hope to see a lot of my guys out here representing.” 

The Brigade—the military-fueled extension of lifestyle website theCHIVE—covered last January’s challenge and posted a 17-image gallery, recapping a successful event that drew over 200 participants its inaugural year. 

The 15-Inch Cup Challenge has participants purchasing bags of balls, where contestants have hole-in-one opportunities to win cash prizes between $150 and $1,500—hole-in-ones easier than normal thanks to a 15-inch, sand-filled cup.  

January’s event brought a handful of winners and all were so taken with the event, the troops and the overall vibe that the wound up donating their winnings back to Operation Game On. 

For those out of the know, O.G.O. helps returning combat-injured troops suffering from physical and mental disabilities by teaching them to embrace the game of golf. Lessons from certified PGA instructors are provided, as is a professional fitting for clubs, new apparel and and access to local county courses at a discounted rate.

More on the 15-Inch Cup Challenge in the coming months, but for now please save the date—January 25th, 2016. 


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