PGA Merchandise Show and Outdoor Demo Day
January 24, 2017
Orange County National Golf Center
Winter Garden, Florida
The PGA Merchandise Show's 15th Outdoor Demo Day began at Orange County National's 42-acre practice facility with perfect sunny skies and 75 degrees. So after a stop at SKIN, whose sunscreen is designed by golfers for golfers and is the favorite among tour players and Demo Day attendees, we aimed toward the waving flags of Folds Of Honor to say hello and pay respects to one of golf's rising stars in the world of charitable foundations. Formed just 10 years ago by Major Dan Rooney, USAF, a former PGA Pro and fighter pilot, Folds has taken off like the F16s that he has flown. With its purpose to provide scholarships for the children and spouses of fallen and disabled U. S. service members, Folds Of Honor started with a simple golf tournament and has grown to be embraced by the PGA of America, Nascar, and major corporations like Anhueser-Busch and Cobra/Puma. Its logo, a folded flag, made surprise appearances on several products that we saw this week from companies like FootJoy, Tee Tree, Bushnell and Bolle but Folds Of Honor is just one of many charitable foundations to benefit from the heart of golf.