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Inaugural 'The Mick' Tournament Raises $83,000

November 18th, 2019

The fundraising golf event benefits PGA Reach Southern Texas and the Dave McMahon Scholarship.

HOUSTON, TEXAS—PGA Reach Southern Texas, in partnership with Dave McMahon, hosted The Mick golf tournament and fundraising event at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston on November 17-18, 2019. The inaugural event raised $83,000 for PGA Reach Southern Texas and the Dave McMahon Scholarship.

“It was such an honor to partner with PGA Reach Southern Texas,” said Dave McMahon. “I’m extremely pleased with the support and turnout we had for this event. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to this annual event.”

McMahon and PGA Reach Southern Texas created this event to build a local legacy of impacting lives through golf. The proceeds from today’s event will benefit the newly created Dave McMahon Scholarship and PGA Reach Southern Texas, an extension of PGA of America’s national charitable foundation, PGA Reach.

“It is because of the support of people like Dave McMahon that we are able to utilize the game of golf to positively impact lives in our community,” said Thomas Hutton, Executive Director of the Southern Texas PGA. “Dave’s commitment to this event over the past year of planning has been unparalleled.”

PGA Reach Southern Texas is made up of four distinct pillars: the junior golf program helping Texas junior golfers experience the game at the highest level possible, the scholarship program supporting high school seniors as they achieve higher education, PGA HOPE introducing golf to Veterans to support their physical and mental well-being, and employment opportunities showcasing to young professionals how golf can become a career.

“It was an honor to host the first playing of The Mick at Royal Oaks Country Club,” said Dave Altemus, PGA General Manager at Royal Oaks Country Club. “Showcasing the offerings of our club while raising money for our community was a wonderful opportunity.”

The event was made up of nine 4-player teams consisting of one Professional and three Amateurs. Today’s winning team was the team of MJ Daffue, Don Houchin, Richard Martinez, and Azim Keramat with a final score of 127 (-17). The winning team received the opportunity to award an additional $2,000 college scholarship to a junior golfer at their home facility.

More information about today’s event as well as the full results from the tournament can be found here.
Additional photos from today's event can be found here.
Dave McMahon is a golf fanatic that loves giving back to the community in which he serves.  He is the largest franchise owner of Smoothie Kings in the country and always wants to be involved with unique opportunities like this.  Dave was born in Port Author, TX and grew up a big fan of the Astros and went to college at U of H and continues to root for the cougars.  He currently lives in Houston, TX and is a proud member and resident at Royal Oaks Country Club. 

Founded in 1994 as the Southern Texas PGA Foundation and then rebranded to PGA Reach Southern Texas in 2019, this 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization strives to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations. PGA Reach Southern Texas has 4 distinct pillars with multiple programs to demonstrate the impact of golf on individuals.  Junior Golf – College Scholarships – Military Involvement – Employment Opportunities. 

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
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