PGA TOUR Wives Association Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Commemorative Book

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August 14, 2013

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PGA TOUR Wives Association celebrates 25th anniversary with commemorative book

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – In honor of the 25th anniversary of the PGA TOUR Wives Association (PTWA), which was created in 1988 to support charities in communities visited on TOUR, the organization has published a commemorative book entitled, “Beyond the Fairways and Greens: A Look Inside The Lives of PGA TOUR Families.”  Published by Butler Books, the 384-page, hardbound book was compiled by members of the PTWA, and it offers readers a rare glimpse into the lives of PGA TOUR families, both on and off the course, as captured through heartwarming stories and family photographs.

“Beyond the Fairways and Greens” has exceeded all my expectations,” said PTWA President Amy Wilson.  “I know the rest of the wives feel the same way.  This has truly been a labor of love for all of us, collecting the incredible stories and photos and memories from generations of PGA TOUR families.  We’re so proud of the book and the special way that it conveys a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our lives.”

“Beyond the Fairways and Greens” is available via www.pgatourwives.org and www.butlerbooks.com and has been generating sales since it launched on February 12.  The book retails for $50, with net proceeds benefiting PTWA-designated charities. Throughout its 25-year history, the PTWA has raised more than $5 million and engaged in hundreds of charitable projects that have impacted the lives of thousands of children and families in need.

“This book tells the story of what the players and wives are like off the golf course,” said Wilson.  “It is a tribute to the charitable organizations we have been blessed to work with and the individuals who make a difference every day in the lives of children. “Charity is at the heart of everything we do.  So it’s even more rewarding to know that each book plucked from a bookstore shelf will further help the many children’s charities we work with across the country.”

“Beyond the Fairways and Greens” also features 134 treasured recipes submitted by the families of generations of professional golfers, like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Luke Donald, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and many others.  PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, renowned chef Emeril Lagasse, actor Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina, and Jim Nantz wrote messages of support that are featured in the book as well.

“Since its inception, I have witnessed firsthand the power of the PGA TOUR Wives Association,” said Nantz in his foreword.  “They continue to make a positive impact in the communities they visit throughout the year. This book is an insight into the families behind these remarkable women and a sample of the charities they have forever changed over the last 25 years.”

About the PGA TOUR Wives Association

Supporting children and their families is the mission of the PGA TOUR Wives Association. This is done in many different ways by its members in the communities that support PGA TOUR tournaments. The PGA TOUR Wives Association is actively engaged in outreach, volunteer service projects and fundraising initiatives, which impact local communities throughout the year. PGA TOUR Wives Association is a Florida not-for-profit, IRS designated 501c(3) corporation, organized to render support and provide assistance to needy children and their families through the means of charitable events. Its members, individually and as a group, are dedicated to helping children and their families.

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