PTWA Fact Sheet – Printable
The Association was incorporated in 1988, by wives of professional golfers on the PGA TOUR. PGA TOUR tournaments are major fundraisers for charities, and the wives recognized that they were in a unique position to be an effective source of funds and support for these charities and the children they benefit. Since inception, the Association has expanded its membership to include Web.com wives, significant others of both the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour, and individuals and companies who support the Associations’ charitable endeavors. The PGA TOUR Wives Association has given back to our golfing communities and child related charities through volunteerism and over $5,000,000 in monetary contributions. In addition to fundraising, members participate in Volunteer Service Projects, performing a myriad of services ranging from Habitat builds to cooking in soup kitchens to playing with hospitalized children in communities where tournaments are held.
Each year, the Association conducts many fundraisers including memorabilia auctions, wine tastings, gourmet golf events, fashion shows, raffles, cookbook sales and its most popular fundraiser, the PGA TOUR Wives Golf Classic. The Classic is one of the most enjoyable activities for Association members and friends. At this golf tournament, members play golf with their husbands acting as caddies. It is a lot of fun and provides a very memorable time to all who attend.
The recipients of funds raised by the Association are scattered across the country. In addition to substantial annual contributions to a host of charitable organizations, the Association has the ability to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations, including hurricane and flood relief and other instances of natural disaster.
While the membership of the Association varies from year to year, its commitment to making a difference in the lives of needy children stands strong. The wonderful and dedicated members of the Association, past and present, have reached deep into their resources to balance the demands of family, work and travel and have given generously of themselves to realize their ideals.
PGA TOUR Wives Association donates funds to IRS designated 501c3 charitable organizations that provide services to children and their families. Distributions are made to charities in tournament communities where fundraising events are conducted, to charities where our members work as volunteers and to organizations and programs supported by the membership.