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PGA Tour Professional Ken Duke Supports OSMG Mission

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – PGA Tour Professional Ken Duke has offered official support for OSMG. Ken is currently ranked 138th in the 2016 FedEx Cup.

“Ken is both a great golfer and great person in his support of our Armed Services and their families. We cannot thank him enough for joining Team OSMG’s Tour Professionals support,” said OSMG Chairman & CEO, Jennifer Poth.

To learn more about Ken Duke, please visit his PGA Tour profile.

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OSMG Joins Social Media by Creating Facebook & Instagram Accounts

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – In the age of social media, becoming active on Facebook and Instagram is a necessity for any non-profit organization. As a result, OSMG has joined both social media platforms.

“It is important to stay in touch with as many military & golf advocates as possible,” said OSMG Chairman & CEO, Jennifer Poth. “OSMG looks forward to ongoing communication with OSMG supporters.”

Visit OSMG on Facebook at facebook.com/operationsupportmilitarygolf.

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MacCurrach Golf Construction to Construct Windy Harbor Golf Club Short Game Facility in Spring of 2017

MAYPORT, FL – Due to MacCurrach’s high demand of service, MacCurrach Golf Construction will commence construction of the short game facility at Windy Harbor Golf Club in Mayport, FL in Spring 2017. OSMG looks forward to working with MacCurrach Golf on its inaugural improvement project at Windy Harbor.

“MacCurrach is well-known throughout the golf industry as one of the best in golf construction and we could not be more excited to join forces for our sailors at Naval Station Mayport,” said OSMG Chairman & CEO, Jennifer Poth.

To learn more about MacCurrach Golf, please visit www.maccurrachgolf.com.

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XM Radio Show Host & Former PGA Tour Professional Mark Carnevale joins OSMG Board of Directors

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – OSMG is proud to announce that former PGA Tour Professional and current XM Radio Show Host Mark Carnevale has joined OSMG’s Board of Directors.

“Having Mark join us with his knowledge and experience in golf is both appreciated and immeasurable to OSMG. Mark’s background in both the golf and marketing arenas are great attributes to bring to the table. We cannot thank him enough for joining our Team and look forward to his ideas and guidance towards continued OSMG success,” said OSMG Chairman & CEO, Jennifer Poth.

To learn more about Mark, please visit www.markcarnevale.com.

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OSMG to Attend PGA Show in Orlando, FL

ORLANDO, FL – Fresh off its inaugural event to raise funding for military golf courses, OSMG is set to visit the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL to continue developing relationships with industry leaders and spread awareness about OSMG and its unique mission.

The PGA Merchandise Show gathers over 40,000 industry leaders, who represent more than 74 countries. In addition, PGA Tour Pros such as Bubba Watson will attend the event and perform demonstrations through his sponsors Ping and Oakley.

“I look forward to the annual visit to the PGA Show,” said Jennifer Poth, OSMG Chairman & CEO. “It allows OSMG to grow upon our exiting supportive relationships as well as create new ones.”

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OSMG Invitational: An All-Around Success!

MAYPORT, FL – Operation Support Military Golf wrapped up its inaugural event on Monday with the OSMG Invitational held at Windy Harbor Golf Club at Naval Station Mayport, FL.

The event kicked off on Sunday evening with a Pairing Party at the One Ocean Hotel and Resort in Atlantic Beach, FL. A short cocktail hour and silent auction preceded dinner, a live auction, various speakers, and the pairing party.

Breakfast was held early Monday morning on the coldest morning of 2015 in Jacksonville. Golfers and their PGA Tour playing partners bundled up prior to the shotgun start, which was commenced with a flyover of two SH-60R helicopters.

Military personnel of both active and retired statuses were joined by PGA Tour players to include Vijay Singh, Mark Carnevale, Bob Dickson, Morris Hatalsky, Fred Funk, Jeff Klauk, Frank Lickliter, Billy Kratzert, Blaine McCallister, Len Mattiace, Tim Wilkinson, and Deane Beman.

“Without question, the inaugural OSMG Invitational achieved what it set out to accomplish,” said Jennifer Poth, OSMG Chairman & CEO.

“Specifically, we created an awareness of the lack of appropriated funding for our military’s golf courses, exposure for OSMG and how it seeks to remedy this funding void, and raised funding, both monetary and in-kind to do as such.”

OSMG would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for both their in-kind and monetary contributions towards our OSMG Invitational: AAA, Ahead, Black Rock, FedEx, Natural Body Spa, New Balance, Nimnicht Buick-GMC, North Florida Sales (an Anheuser-Busch Distributor), Publix, Swisher International, Taco Lu, True Temper, WieBad, and Warrior Golf.

To view pictures and a video of the event, please click here.

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Vice Admiral Jim Amerault Joins OSMG’s Advisory Council

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – OSMG is proud to announce the addition of VADM Jim Amerault, USN (Ret.) to its Advisory Council. VADM Amerault brings a wealth of leadership and knowledge to OSMG from both his distinguished naval and civilian careers.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, VADM Amerault commanded USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47), USS SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD 37), Destroyer Squadron SIX, Amphibious Group FOUR, and the Western Hemisphere Group. In his final assignment, he served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics).

In the civilian sector, VADM Amerault most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OTO MELARA, North America, Inc., a subsidiary of an Italian weapons manufacturing firm specializing in naval and land artillery systems and combat vehicles.

“Admiral Ameralt’s knowledge and experience within both the government and private sectors is both appreciated and immeasurable to OSMG. We look forward to his ideas and guidance in OSMG’s continued success,” said Jennifer Poth, OSMG Chairman & CEO.

To view VADM Amerault’s detailed bio, please click here.

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PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem Creates PSA Video in Support of OSMG

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem recently recorded a public service announcement in support of Operation Support Military Golf. As the son of a U.S. Marine who lived on military bases and grew up playing military golf courses at those bases, Finchem knows first-hand the importance of golf to service members.

“I just want to congratulate everybody for this support of this great cause to revive the golf courses at military facilities around the country,” said Finchem.

“In many ways, the military, our men and women in uniform, and golf have a lot in common. The core values and the basic instincts of players and the military are very much line in terms of what we believe. So, I think that anything we can do to assist in the quality of life for our men and women in uniform is worth doing.”

The public service announcement will be aired as part of the OSMG Invitational on November 22 and 23.

“We cannot thank the Commissioner enough for his positive words and support regarding OSMG and our mission,” said Jennifer Poth, OSMG Chairman & CEO.

“Commissioner Finchem grew up surrounded by military golf. In turn, this experience established his great respect for all our service members and the value of positive recreational facilities for all military families.”

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Arnold Palmer Design Company & MacCurrach Golf Construction Meet with OSMG at Windy Harbor Golf Club

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Arnold Palmer Design Company and MacCurrach Golf Construction recently visited Windy Harbor Golf Club, the first military golf course to benefit from Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) as well as the site of the inaugural Operation Support Military Golf Invitational.

Mr. Brandon Johnson, VP and Senior GC Architect of Arnold Palmer Design Company, and Mr. Brian Almony, President of MacCurrach Golf Construction, visited Windy Harbor and met with OSMG on the initial site visit to discuss plans, timelines, and golf course improvements.

“We are extremely grateful for Arnold Palmer Design Company and Mr. Johnson as well as MacCurrach Golf Construction and Mr. Almony for their willingness to provide their time and talent to Operation Support Military Golf,” said Jennifer Poth, OSMG Chairman & CEO.

“Serving our military and their families through golf with professionals such as these gentlemen and their respective teams is what makes my job so rewarding.”

The emphasis for the initial site visit was to provide the beginning steps towards an enhanced short game facility at Windy Harbor to be completed after the OSMG Invitational which will occur in November 2015.

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OSMG Develops Slogan “Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize Our Heros”

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Operation Support Military Golf (OSMG) has released a new slogan to increase its branding and allow people to more easily identify with the non-profit’s purpose.

“Reviving the Golf Courses that Revitalize our Heroes” comes from the non-profit’s mission statement to improve military golf courses for the morale, welfare, and recreation of service members past and present as well as their families.

“It took some time to develop, but having a simplified and impactful way to describe Operation Support Military Golf’s mission is both necessary and extremely useful,” says OSMG Chairman & CEO, Jennifer Poth. “People have really connected to it.”

The slogan will become more than words as OSMG prepares for its inaugural event in November 2015. The non-profit is holding an invitational at Windy Harbor Golf Club on Naval Station Mayport where it hopes to raise in excess of $1 million to improve the golf course and its facilities.