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Operation Support Military Golf Joins Web.com TOUR Championship on Military Appreciation Day

Operation Support Military Golf Joins Web.com TOUR Championship on Military Appreciation Day

Non-Profit Organization, Global Marketing Company Continue Collaboration to Help Past and Present Service Members and their Families through ‘Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heroes™’

September 17, 2018 (ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida) – Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) – the non-profit organization that exists to enhance service members’ and their families’ morale, welfare, and recreation by upgrading non-appropriated military golf courses and associated facilities at bases worldwide – today announced that it will participate on Military Appreciation Day (Saturday, Sept. 22) during Web.com’s Tour Championship week.

Held at Atlantic Beach Country Club in Atlantic Beach, Fla., Sept. 17-23, Web.com’s Tour Championship is the season-ending event that will help determine which players earn one of 50 available PGA TOUR cards. The PGA TOUR’s umbrella partner, Web.com is the marketing partner for businesses worldwide wanting to connect with more customers and grow.

Web.com sponsors PGA TOUR member Jim Furyk and builds websites and marketing campaigns for some of the world’s most successful professional golfers.

“Web.com’s invaluable support helps OSMG further our mission of ‘Reviving the Golf Course that Revitalize Our Heroes’,” said OSMG Founder Jennifer Poth. “Our Web.com designed website. www.operationsupportmilitarygolf.org, and spreading our message at the Web.com Tour Championship are awesome opportunities that Web.com has presented us.”

“Working with OSMG is a labor of love and a win-win for us on multiple levels,” said David L. Brown, Web.com’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, who grew up playing on a military base course and understands the many benefits these facilities provide our service members and their families. “We’re honored to lend our expertise in online marketing and extend support to our servicemen and servicewomen in a recreational activity we care about deeply.”

Other organizations partnering with OSMG include American Society of Golf Course Architects (www.asgca.org), Arnold Palmer Design Company (www.arnoldpalmerdesign.com), Golf Course Builders Association of America (www.gcbaa.org), Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (www.gcsaa.org), Sanford Golf Design (www.sanfordgolfdesign.com), and Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation (www.wadsworthgolffoundation.com).

“In-kind services are invaluable and crucial to our success, and these organizations have answered the call in honorable fashion,” said Poth. “It is our hope that these generous contributions will inspire those outside the golf arena to contribute financially to help us to complete all aspects of military golf upgrades.”

As a groundbreaking, global, military supportive, 501(c)(3) non-profit, OSMG’s goal is to provide a $1 million infusion to each military golf facility. Helping increase accessibility for our wounded and aging veterans, reducing golf facilities maintenance costs through modernized equipment, and increasing overall visual enjoyment are just some of the specific benefits from the upgrades.

OSMG was created to serve those who have, do and will serve our nation by ensuring their Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is not forgotten. Positive MWR is an integral component in the well-being and quality of life of our service members and their families.

For more information about OSMG or to inquire about donations, please email contact@operationsupportmilitarygolf.org, or call (904) 626-4374.

About Web.com
Since 1997 we at Web.com (Nasdaq:WEB) have been the marketing partner for businesses wanting to connect with more customers and grow. We listen, then apply our expertise to deliver solutions that owners need to market and manage their businesses, from building brands online to reaching more customers or growing relationships with existing customers. For some, this means a fast, reliable, attractive website; for others, it means customized marketing plans that deliver local leads; and for others, it means customer-scheduling or customer-relationship marketing (CRM) tools that help businesses run more efficiently. Owners from big to small and everything in between can focus on running the companies they know while we handle the marketing they need. To learn how this global company collaborates with customers and employees to achieve their potential, explore www.web.com or follow on Twitter at @webdotcom and Facebook at facebook.com/web.com.

Contact
Corporate Communications
(904) 680-6633
CorporateCommunications@web.com

About Operation Support Military Golf
OSMG was founded by Jennifer Poth, stemming from her lifelong desire to serve in the United States Armed Services. However, being born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, also known as an Adrenal Disorder, prevented Poth’s life goal. Her father, Lt. Col. John E. Poth, USAF Ret., works with Jennifer at OSMG and inspired her to follow in his footsteps of service. Lt. Col. Poth introduced Jennifer to golf by the age of five. While she couldn’t join a military branch, OSMG provides her a different way to serve those who serve.

Military base courses serve active duty and reserve personnel as a means of R&R with family, friends and their units; medically retired (e.g. wounded service members), as positive outdoor activity throughout their physical and mental recovery and adjustment process; retired veterans, after an honorable career; future generations of service-members, especially in the recruitment process; and families of all the above, by providing service members the knowledge that their dependents have a safe environment to learn and play a game that teaches positive, life-long lessons, such as the values of integrity and tradition. This is especially important during deployments or as a means of reintegration upon their return.

Contact
Dan Shepherd
Dan Shepherd Public Relations
703.403.5317, dan@danshepherdpr.com

Web.com Donates Operation Support Military Golf Website Design

Web.com Donates Operation Support Military Golf Website Design

Global Company Supports Non-Profit’s Mission –

‘Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heroes™’

 

June 7, 2018 (JACKSONVILLE, Florida) – Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) – the non-profit organization that exists to enhance service members’ and their families morale, welfare, and recreation by upgrading non-appropriated military golf courses and associated facilities at bases worldwide – today announced that its website, www.operationsupportmilitarygolf.org, has been redesigned on a pro bono basis by Web.com, the marketing partner for businesses wanting to connect with more customers and grow.

“This project was a labor of love and a win-win for us on multiple levels, said David L. Brown, Web.com’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, who grew up playing on a military base course and understands the many benefits these facilities provide our service members and their families. “We were honored to lend our expertise in online marketing to support our servicemen and servicewomen in a recreational activity that we care about deeply.”

For the last five years, Web.com has been the umbrella sponsor of the Web.com Tour and a proud sponsor of the PGA TOUR. Web.com also is a sponsor of Professional Golfer Jim Furyk and builds websites and marketing campaigns for some of the world’s most successful professional golfers.

“Web.com’s invaluable support led by Mr. Brown and a team of web development experts enables OSMG to further our mission of ‘Reviving the Golf Course that Revitalize Our Heroes’,” said OSMG Founder Jennifer Poth. “Our new Web.com designed website delivers a professional message to those looking to learn about OSMG.”

Other organizations partnering with OSMG include American Society of Golf Course Architects (www.asgca.org), Arnold Palmer Design Company (www.arnoldpalmerdesign.com), Golf Course Builders Association of America (www.gcbaa.org), Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (www.gcsaa.org), MacCurrach Golf Construction (www.maccurrachgolf.com), and Sanford Golf Design (www.sanfordgolfdesign.com).

“In-kind services are invaluable and crucial to our success,” said Poth. “It is our hope that these generous contributions will inspire those outside the golf arena to contribute financially to help us to complete all aspects of military golf upgrades.”

As a groundbreaking, global, military supportive, 501(c)(3) non-profit, OSMG’s goal is to provide a $1 million infusion to each military golf facility. Helping increase accessibility for our wounded and aging veterans, reducing golf facilities maintenance costs through modernized equipment, and increasing overall visual enjoyment are just some of the specific benefits from the upgrades.

OSMG was created to serve those who have, do and will serve our nation by ensuring their Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is not forgotten. Positive MWR is an integral component in the well-being and quality of life of our service members and their families.

For more information about OSMG or to inquire about donations, please email contact@operationsupportmilitarygolf.org, or call (904) 626-4374.

About Web.com

Since 1997 we at Web.com (Nasdaq:WEB) have been the marketing partner for businesses wanting to connect with more customers and grow. We listen, then apply our expertise to deliver solutions that owners need to market and manage their businesses, from building brands online to reaching more customers or growing relationships with existing customers. For some, this means a fast, reliable, attractive website; for others, it means customized marketing plans that deliver local leads; and for others, it means customer-scheduling or customer-relationship marketing (CRM) tools that help businesses run more efficiently. Owners from big to small and everything in between can focus on running the companies they know while we handle the marketing they need. To learn how this global company collaborates with customers and employees to achieve their potential, explore www.web.com or follow on Twitter at @webdotcom and Facebook at facebook.com/web.com.

Contact

Corporate Communications

(904) 680-6633

CorporateCommunications@web.com

About Operation Support Military Golf

OSMG was founded by Jennifer Poth, stemming from her lifelong desire to serve in the United States Armed Services. However, being born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, also known as an Adrenal Disorder, prevented Poth’s life goal. Her father, Lt. Col. John E. Poth, USAF Ret., works with Jennifer at OSMG and inspired her to follow in his footsteps of service. Lt. Col. Poth introduced Jennifer to golf by the age of five. While she couldn’t join a military branch, OSMG provides her a different way to serve those who serve.

Military base courses serve active duty and reserve personnel as a means of R&R with family, friends and their units; medically retired (e.g. wounded service members), as positive outdoor activity throughout their physical and mental recovery and adjustment process; retired veterans, after an honorable career; future generations of service-members, especially in the recruitment process; and families of all the above, by providing service members the knowledge that their dependents have a safe environment to learn and play a game that teaches positive, life-long lessons, such as the values of integrity and tradition. This is especially important during deployments or as a means of reintegration upon their return.

Contact

Dan Shepherd

Dan Shepherd Public Relations

703.403.5317, dan@danshepherdpr.com

Operation Support Military Golf Lives Military Appreciation Month Year-Round

Operation Support Military Golf Lives Military Appreciation Month Year-Round

Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to ‘Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heroes™

May 10, 2018 (JACKSONVILLE, Florida) – Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) – the non-profit organization which exists to enhance service members’ morale, welfare, and recreation by improving golf courses and associated facilities at 145 base facilities worldwide – invites those who value all that current and former U.S. service members give their country, to back their appreciation with a donation during Military Appreciation Month (May).

As a groundbreaking, global, military supportive, 501(c)(3) non-profit, OSMG’s goal is to provide a $1 million infusion to each military golf facility. Helping increase accessibility for our wounded and aging veterans, reducing golf facilities maintenance costs through modernized equipment, and increasing overall visual enjoyment are just some of the specific benefits from the upgrades.

“Funding donations to OSMG are much-needed, invaluable and will enable service members and their families – past, present and future — to benefit from bolstered morale, wellness and recreation afforded by base golf facilities,” says OSMG Founder Jennifer Poth. “There are 145 golf courses at bases worldwide – 118 stateside – and many are falling into disrepair due to zero dollars being appropriated for their upkeep. OSMG was founded to help fill this funding void. At many bases abroad, the military golf facilities are the only safe and or cost friendly green space available for recreation.”

OSMG is grateful to the groups and companies that support OSMG with in-kind services – American Society of Golf Course Architects, Arnold Palmer Design Company, Golf Course Builders Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, MacCurrach Golf Course Construction, Sanford Golf Design, and Web.com.

Nonetheless, funds are needed to cover hard costs for, and securing of, required equipment, supplies, manpower, etc.

To donate or learn more about OSMG, visit www.operationsupportmilitarygolf.org, email contact@operation-smg.org, or call (904) 626-4374.

OSMG was created to serve those who have, do and will serve our nation by ensuring their Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is not forgotten. Positive MWR is an integral component in the well-being and quality of life of our service members and their families.

Military courses are spread throughout Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bases. OSMG strives to rotate through the services, one base at a time, to equitably support each.

About Operation Support Military Golf

OSMG was founded by Jennifer Poth, stemming from her lifelong desire to serve in the United States Armed Services. However, being born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, also known as an Adrenal Disorder, prevented Poth’s life goal. Her father, Lt. Col. John E. Poth, USAF Ret., works with Jennifer at OSMG and inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Lt. Col. Poth introduced Jennifer to golf by the age of five. While she couldn’t join a military branch, OSMG provides her a different way to serve those who serve.

Military base courses serve active duty and reserve personnel as a means of R&R with family, friends and their units; medically retired (e.g. wounded service members), as positive outdoor activity throughout their physical and mental recovery and adjustment process; retired veterans, after an honorable career; future generations of service-members, especially in the recruitment process; and families of all the above, by providing service members the knowledge that their dependents have a safe environment to learn and play a game that teaches positive, life-long lessons, such as the values of integrity and tradition. This is especially important during deployments or as a means of reintegration upon their return.

MEDIA CONTACT
Dan Shepherd
Dan Shepherd Public Relations
703.403.5317, dan@danshepherdpr.com
www.danshepherdpr.com

Operation Support Military Golf travels to Washington D.C.

Operation Support Military Golf travels to Washington D.C.

In full support of the great game of golf, Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) participates in its second WE ARE GOLF event, National Golf Day. 

April 24th & 25th 2018 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National Golf Day is dedicated to showcasing golf as a wide reaching value to both individual’s physical and mental wellbeing and our countries economy.  Day one consisted of the cleanup and refurbishment of the National Mall with almost 200 volunteers from the golf industry. Day two was twofold, meetings with members of both the House and Senate in regards to the many benefits golf brings to the environment, economy and personal character of individuals that play the game, as well as an OSMG informational set up in the Rayburn Foyer to both introduce OSMG to visitors of National Golf Day and educate the public to the challenging situation military golf finds itself in due to it’s non-appropriated funding.

“We cannot thank Steve Mona, World Golf Foundation, CEO and Peggy Norton, WE ARE GOLF Project Manager enough for the invitation to be a involved in such an import day for golf and their personal support of OSMG’s mission, Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heroes TM.  It’s a privilege to be involved in such an important day for this amazing game, says Jennifer Poth,” OSMG Chairman & CEO.

In addition, with the goal of continuously introducing OSMG, in route to and from D.C., Jennifer and her father Lt. Col. John Poth, USAF Ret. made stops in North Carolina at USAF Seymour Johnson’s Three Eagles Golf Course, Virginia at USA Fort Lee’s Cardinal Golf Club, and South Carolina at USAF Shaw’s Carolina Lakes Golf Club.

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Arnold Palmer Design Company Commits Service to Operation Support Military Golf Project

Arnold Palmer Design Company Commits Service to Operation Support Military Golf Project

Iconic Firm Supports Non-Profit’s Work at Naval Station Mayport’s Windy Harbor Golf Club;
Joins Organization in ‘Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heroes™’

February 15, 2018 (JACKSONVILLE, Florida) – Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) – the non-profit organization which exists to enhance service members’ morale, welfare, and recreation by improving golf courses and associated facilities at bases worldwide – today announces that Arnold Palmer Design Company (APDC) will provide in-kind renovation work at Naval Station Mayport’s Windy Harbor facility.

The Arnold Palmer Design Company, led by Brandon Johnson, Vice President, Senior Golf Course Architect and ASGCA Associate, will assist in enhancing the practice facility at Windy Harbor. No stranger to paying it forward, Johnson joined the Arnold Palmer Design team in 2006 following a fruitful tenure as Manager of Design for The First Tee, where he was instrumental in assisting the budding youth development organization reach its 250 Phase 1 facility goals.

“Arnold Palmer Design Company’s assistance is invaluable and will enable service members and their families – past, present and future — to benefit from bolstered morale, wellness and recreation afforded by the Mayport facility,” says OSMG Founder Jennifer Poth. “There are 145 golf courses at bases worldwide – 111 in the U.S. – and many are falling into disrepair due to zero dollars being appropriated for their upkeep.”

“With gratitude we are eager to assist Operation Support Military Golf and make life more enjoyable for the sailors and families of Naval Station Mayport who sacrifice so much on our behalf”, says Johnson.

In addition to the practice facility refurbishment, the cart barn and on-course restrooms will be replaced. However, funds and / or in-kind service for that work have yet to be secured.

“Brandon’s willingness – and that of his fellow Arnold Palmer Design VP Thad Layton – to support our groundbreaking military non-profit with their generosity, time and talent is appreciated more than we can put in words,” says Poth, who was inspired to found OSMG after the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing. “Mr. Palmer is forever a legend through his actions on and off the golf course and in uniform serving our great nation. To have his company and spirit involved with OSMG is an honor and privilege. We’re hopeful this will motivate others to help our mission.”

In addition to the Arnold Palmer Design Company, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, American Society of Golf Course Architects, Golf Course Builders Association of America, Sanford Golf Design, and MacCurrach Golf Construction have pledged to assist OSMG.

OSMG was created to serve those who have, do and will serve our nation by ensuring their Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is not forgotten. Positive MWR is an integral component in the well-being and quality of life of our service members and their families.

As a groundbreaking, global, military supportive, 501(c)(3) non-profit, OSMG’s goal is to provide a $1 million infusion to each military golf facility. Helping increase accessibility for our wounded and aging veterans, reducing golf facilities maintenance costs through modernized equipment, and increasing overall visual enjoyment are just some of the specific benefits from the upgrades.

Military courses are spread throughout Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bases. OSMG strives to rotate through the services, one base at a time, to equitably support each.

For more information about OSMG or to inquire about donations, please email contact@operation-smg.org, or call (904) 626-4374.

About Operation Support Military Golf

OSMG was founded by Jennifer Poth, stemming from her lifelong desire to serve in the United States Armed Services. However, being born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, also known as an Adrenal Disorder, prevented Poth’s life goal. Her father, Lt. Col. John E. Poth, USAF Ret., works with Jennifer at OSMG and inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Lt. Col. Poth introduced Jennifer to golf by the age of five. While she couldn’t join a military branch, OSMG provides her a different way to serve those who serve.

Military base courses serve active duty and reserve personnel as a means of R&R with family, friends and their units; medically retired (e.g. wounded service members), as positive outdoor activity throughout their physical and mental recovery and adjustment process; retired veterans, after an honorable career; future generations of service-members, especially in the recruitment process; and families of all the above, by providing service members the knowledge that their dependents have a safe environment to learn and play a game that teaches positive, life-long lessons, such as the values of integrity and tradition. This is especially important during deployments or as a means of reintegration upon their return.

Media Contact
Dan Shepherd
Dan Shepherd Public Relations
703.403.5317, dtshep11@gmail.com

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Operation Support Military Golf Partners with Industry Organizations

Operation Support Military Golf Partners with Industry Organizations

Non-Profit Raises Funds for “Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heroes”™

January 15, 2018 (JACKSONVILLE, Florida) – Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) – the non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance service members’ morale, welfare, and recreation by improving golf courses and associated facilities at bases worldwide – today announces that it has partnered with leading golf industry associations.

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, American Society of Golf Course Architects and Golf Course Builders Association of America have pledged their proud support of OSMG.

OSMG was created to serve those who have, do and will serve our nation by ensuring their Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is not forgotten. Positive MWR is an integral component in the well-being and quality of life of our service members and their families.

There are 145 military base golf facilities located in 40 states and 11 overseas countries. In many cases, overseas golf courses are service members’ only safe and cost-efficient means of outdoor recreation, relaxation from work stress, and separation from their families.

Stateside military golf courses are provided zero government funding to operate and overseas courses receive minimal funding. They are required to be entirely self-sufficient. OSMG was founded to help fill this “non-essential” items void.

As a groundbreaking, global, military supportive, 501(c)(3) non-profit, OSMG’s goal is to provide a $1 million infusion to each military golf facility. Helping increase accessibility for our wounded and aging veterans, reducing golf facilities maintenance costs through modernized equipment, and increasing overall visual enjoyment are just some of the specific benefits from the upgrades.

“Having these organizations unite for OSMG shows that they understand how important recreation and wellness programs are for service members’ morale in general, and specifically through golf, with its camaraderie, competition, exercise, and outdoor activity,” says OSMG Founder Jennifer Poth. “Many military base golf courses are falling into great disrepair due to longstanding budget constraints, and OSMG raises funds and in-kind donations for revitalization work that would not otherwise occur.”

Military courses are spread throughout Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bases. OSMG strives to rotate through the services, one base at a time, to equitably support each. The first revitalization is underway at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., the city where OSMG is based. To date, most support for the renovation has come from in-kind contributions including that of Arnold Palmer Design Company and MacCurrach Golf Construction, Inc.

For more information about OSMG, email contact@operation-smg.org, or call (904) 626-4374.

About Operation Support Military Golf

OSMG was founded by Jennifer Poth, stemming from her lifelong desire to serve in the United States Armed Services. However, being born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, also known as an Adrenal Disorder, prevented Poth’s life goal. Her father, Lt. Col. John E. Poth, USAF Ret., works with Jennifer at OSMG and inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Lt. Col. Poth introduced Jennifer to golf by the age of five. While she couldn’t join a military branch, OSMG provided her a different way to serve those who serve.

Military base courses serve active duty and reserve personnel as a means of R&R with family, friends and their units; medically retired (e.g. wounded service members), as positive outdoor activity throughout their physical and mental recovery and adjustment process; retired veterans, after an honorable career; future generations of service-members, especially in the recruitment process; and families of all the above, by providing service members the knowledge that their dependents have a safe environment to learn and play a game that teaches positive, life-long lessons, such as the values of integrity and tradition. This is especially important during deployments or as a means of reintegration upon their return.

Media Contact
Dan Shepherd
Dan Shepherd Public Relations
703.403.5317, dtshep11@gmail.com

Jennifer Poth

Jennifer Poth Interviewed by National Golf Day

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – OSMG Chairman and CEO Jennifer Poth was recently interviewed by National Golf Day to spread the word about the latest OSMG happenings and to create awareness about what OSMG is doing to promote military golf.

“Creating awareness of OSMG is one of our biggest challenges,” said OSMG Chairman & CEO Jennifer Poth.“ We are very thankful to National Golf Day to help us create this awareness.”

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WE ARE GOLF Interviews Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG)

May 10, 2017
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – In preparation for National Golf Day, WE ARE GOLF interviews Jennifer Poth, Founder, Chairman and CEO of OSMG.

“We cannot thank Steve Mona, World Golf Foundation, CEO and WE ARE GOLF administrator enough for the support in OSMG’s mission of “Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heroes.” National Golf Day in Washington D.C. is a day dedicated to showcasing golfs wide reaching value to both individuals physical and mental wellbeing and our countries economy as a whole. It’s a privilege to be involved in such an important day for the great game of golf, says Jennifer.”

To read the full interview, please visit WeAreGolf.org’s blog.