2nd Annual “The Give” Pro-Am at Virginia Country Club raised $200,000 for SCPGA Foundation

Long Beach, Calif. (February 11, 2020) – The John Mallinger Charitable (JMC) Foundation is pleased to announce that its 2nd annual “The Give” Pro-Am co-sponsored by Farmers and Merchants Bank (FMB) and TravisMathew (TM) raised $200,000 for the SCPGA Foundation on Monday, February 10th at Virginia Country Club.

In conjunction with the JMC Foundation, Virginia Country Club (VCC) along with CEO Jamie Mulligan, PGA hosted “The Give” Pro-Am.  This 2nd annual tournament offered the latest high-quality and innovative TravisMathew gear to all participants.  The field featured 20 marquee PGA Tour Players paired with 80 amateurs.  The PGA Tour Players included Luke List, Bill Haas, Beau Hossler, Charlie Hoffman, Brendan Steele, Charlie Wi, Pat Perez, Bud Cauley, Harris English, Wyndham Clark and Max Homa, among others.

VCC is an 110-year-old course designed by William P. Bell and A.W. Tillinghast.  It is the home of 10 TOUR players, coached by Mulligan.  These players most-notably include Paul Goydos, John Cook, Melissa “Mo” Martin, Luke List and Patrick Cantlay.  List won the event, shooting a 60.  This is the second lowest score ever recorded at VCC.  Ironically, the record of 59 is held by John Mallinger, PGA President of the JMC Foundation.

There was a similar event held at VCC in the 1940s and 1950s preceding the Los Angeles Open.  Players such as Hogan, Snead, Nelson and Demaret (among others) played in this event during the old West Coast swing.  The JMC Foundation and VCC look forward to resuming this practice in years to come.

F&M Bank has an outstanding reputation for their long-standing integrity and was a wonderful partner for this event.  The proceeds will go towards 10 college scholarships, as well as golf equipment for the SCPGA Foundation’s ClubsForeYouth® program.  Scholarship distribution will be based on need, academic aptitude, golf prowess and community involvement.

“One of the goals of our partnership was to expand and enhance The Give’s reach throughout Southern California. We want to make this event far-reaching and influential in name and impact, both regionally and nationally going forward,” said “The Give” Board President and Tournament Chairman Mallinger.

“The Southern California PGA Foundation is very fortunate and thankful for the opportunity to partner with The John Mallinger Charitable Foundation and Virginia Country Club.  Through their dedication and support, we’re afforded the opportunity to award ten 4-year scholarships to the best and brightest student-athletes in Southern California.  These young men and women exemplify the strong dedication and community support shown from The Give and the entire community of Long Beach,” said SCPGA Foundation Director, Matthew Gilson.

Special thanks to everyone who has made this event possible, including VCC, FMB, TM, Jamie Mulligan and “The Give” Board Members, John Mallinger, PGA, Joe Mallinger, Lou Rampino, George Heuser, and Jeff Tagliaferri.

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