One positive that can be taken from the trauma of natural disasters is how they can offer an opportunity for clubs, resorts and golf course properties to take the lead in helping the communities they serve start back on the road to recovery.
To help boost the support and relief efforts for those affected by the deadly tornadoes that tore through the South in late April, Honours Golf, a Birmingham, Ala.-based management company that operates 13 golf clubs in the Southeast, nine of which are in Alabama, has created a Tee Off for Tornado Relief Fund that gives golfers an opportunity to contribute towards aid for survivors and assist local chapters of the American Red Cross.
“Having experienced our own plight in the aftermath of the oil spill last year and in past hurricanes, our team was especially moved to help the survivors of such a horrific natural disaster,” said Bob Barrett, Chief Executive Officer of Honours Golf. “We hope that our contributions will help to make a difference in the lives of the people in the storm-ravaged communities.”
Each Honours Golf-owned and -managed golf course located in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida began accepting donations for the Tee Off for Tornado Relief Fund on May 3. Honours Golf is matching every individual contribution of any size. All monies generated will be sent to local chapters of the American Red Cross.
A special banner notice promoting the Fund has also been created on the Honours Golf website at www.honoursgolf.com
Honours Golf Courses participating in the relief effort include:
- Bay Point Resort Golf Club, Panama City Beach, Fla.
- Cider Ridge Golf Club, Oxford, Ala.
- Craft Farms Golf Resort, Gulf Shores, Ala.
- FarmLinks Golf Club at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Ala.
- Gateway Golf Course, Montgomery, Ala.
- Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham, Ala.
- Lagoon Park Golf Course, Montgomery, Ala.
- Limestone Springs Golf Club, Oneonta, Ala.
- Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Gulf Shores, Ala.
- Reunion Golf & Country Club, Madison, Miss.
- Rock Creek Golf Club, Fairhope, Ala.
- Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla.
- King & Bear at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla.