A field of 130 golfers, including numerous retired and active-duty military personnel, assembled at Toscana Country Club on May 4th for the playing of the 2015 Southern California PGA Patriot Pro-Am to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Patriot Pro-Am is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor, which provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled in service to the United States. This year’s event again raised more than $30,000.00 to directly benefit these special families.
With an impressive 19-under par score of 53, the Scramble golf event was won by the team of Tony Letendre, PGA; Michael Close; Ted Embry; Andy Sutton and Master Chief Petty Officer Daniel McKenna. Each member of the winning team received a Warrior Trophy, symbolic of the cause to which Folds of Honor is dedicated. Following the golf was a dinner and awards program, featuring presentations by Major Ed Pulido on behalf of Folds of Honor and 1987 US Open Champion Scott Simpson.
Special thanks to Mr. Steven Wilburn and FirmGreen, Inc. for again serving as the Patriot Pro-Am’s presenting sponsor. Thanks also to Citizens Business Bank for supporting sponsor support and to all the organizations and golfing enthusiasts to contributed their time, money and hard work to make this year’s event a tremendous success, including Patriot Pro-Am Chair Bill Hulbert, PGA and the entire Pro-Am Committee, as well as the SCPGA Section and Foundation Staff. The Committee also extends a special thank-you to host facility Toscana Country Club, including General Manager and CEO Paul Levy, PGA; Director of Golf David Craig, PGA and their Staff, for staging another premier event to benefit Folds of Honor.