2010 Champion Visited The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in June and Hosted a Junior Golf Tournament to Support a Camp Near His Hometown
The Travelers Championship is a unique professional sports entity in that all tournament proceeds support charity each year. Since the tournament’s inception in 1952, charities throughout New England have received in excess of $29 million. All of the profits from tournament sponsors, ticket sales, concessions, parking and more support the community.
Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event has a tradition of giving back to the community and this has had a direct impact not only on sponsors, fans and volunteers, but even on the PGA TOUR professionals and their families.
During this past year’s tournament, our 2010 champion, Bubba Watson, took the time to visit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp with his wife, Angie, and friends. Watson went into this tournament with a full plate, because it was the first PGA TOUR event that he was defending in his career. However, he still found time in his busy schedule to take the trip up to Ashford, Connecticut to visit with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
Following his trip, Bubba wanted to continue his support for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in his community, so he hosted a Junior Golf Tournament for kids ages 5 to 16, which was free for all who wanted to participate. With additional support from sponsors like Travis Matthew, the tournament raised more than $25,000 for The Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, North Carolina.
Click the link above to watch a special Golf Channel feature on Bubba Watson’s visit to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and the Bubba Watson Junior Golf Tournament.