Proudly supported by the PGA TOUR, Birdies
for the Brave is a
national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing
appreciation to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces
and their families.
Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR
player, Phil Mickelson, and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans.
The PGA TOUR subsequently adopted the program, and expanded it to include a
wide variety of military outreach and appreciation activities during PGA TOUR
events, as well as a series of fundraising events conducted at the PGA TOUR’s
Tournament Players Clubs (TPCs) and partner courses across the nation – an
effort that has raised more than $15 million for non-profit military homefront
groups that are supported by PGA TOUR players, which provide direct support to
military members, veterans, and their families ranging from financial aid,
rehabilitation services, counseling and housing to educational scholarships and