Tag Charity Golf

A company giving back.

I had a chance to be involved at Golf Fest over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Rancho Bernardo. Made a lot of connections and met new fans of 18for4 who like what we are doing for charity golf tournaments. I also became a fan of a new company and what the owner’s are doing for charity in the U.S.

Dave and Janek are the owners of the company Bugle Tee that has been in the U.S. market for a couple years now. It is virtually indestructible on the golf course. I sure if you put your mind to it you could find a way, but it would take more than a golf club. Made out of the same plastic that is used on the bottom of snow plow shovels, they have a preset depth stopper so your ball is set at the same height off the ground every time you tee up.

The thought of never having to spend money on another tee for the rest of my golfing life was not what made me a fan. They give back to charity with every tee they sell, and let their customers choose the charity. Their tees come in 8 different colors representing different U.S. charity organizations. A couple examples a yellow tee supports our troops, a pink tee sales go towards breast cancer, and a red ones help help out heart decease research. Please go to their website www.bugletee.com and read more about their company and other organizations they support. You can also find them for sale at your local PGA Tour Superstore where there are white tees available and funds are donated to The First Tee.


Thank you for reading and please, Find a charity golf tournament in your area and play some golf.


Hole in One! You Won! Oh wait a minute!

18 May, 08:43, by admin Tags: , , ,

Golf charity tournaments are fantastic ways for charities to raise money while bringing awareness of their cause in a fun filled golf day.  We’re all very used to playing in charity tournaments and coming across the “Hole in One” hole where you can win thousands of dollars, new cars, trips around the world and so on.

If you’re like most of us, you’re about 10 yards from the green on these “special holes” so you never even give a thought to nailing that hole-in-one.

A story published today in the UT San Diego titled “Congrats, you’ve won $18k, now good luck collecting” caught our attention here at 18for4.  Two years ago, Troy Peissig was playing in a charity golf contest in Montana and knocked in a 170 yard hole-in-one hole. The person to ace the hole won $18,000!  Well 2 years later he hasn’t seen a dime.  Apparently the company that insured the hole in one has failed to pay and is running a golf charity hole-in-one scam.

The Montana commissioner of securities and insurance has said Kevin Kolenda of www.hole-in-won.com has been unresponsive in the case and now faces felony charges.

“The agency said Kolenda also has failed to pay in other cases around the country, and continues to operate the scam without a license to sell insurance even though he has been sanctioned by regulators in Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, and Washington.”

This extremely bothered us that this would happen to charities while trying to raise money for their cause, but not surprising!  As avid golfers we just wanted to discuss this story in our blog so that tournament directors will know to do their due diligence when researching the MANY companies out there that offer insurance or other services for charity golf tournaments.

Happy Golfing!

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I would like first like to thank everyone who has been using our site to generate interest for their charity golf tournaments. Bravo! This is why we put this site on line. We would like to see every charity golf tournament go “VIRAL” on the Internet involving as many golfers and sponsors as possible.

By our math we figured there are over 200,000 local charity golf tournaments across the country every year, and my partners and I were only hearing about a few. We tried looking on the internet searching for charity golf tournaments to play in, but came to the realization that you had to know the name of the tournament before you could even find it (since most tournaments don’t include the words “Charity” “Golf” or even “Tournament” in their titles). There had to be a better way.

We came up with a location search for our listings on 18for4 based on what a golfer knows, where they are, and how far they want to travel. Our site makes it so easy to find any charity golf tournament by simply entering your city, or Zip code so interested golfers within 200 miles of any tournament will know about tournaments before they actually happen. We made it just that simple.

Please, I welcome golfers across the nation to use our site to support these charities that have golf tournaments to raise money for their causes. I have met so many good people, and have always had a great time at every golf tournament.

As a main function of this blog, I will be bringing the stories behind the charity organizations, the inspirations of the foundations, and people that make charity golf tournaments fun.  I believe these people don’t get thanked enough for their efforts. May be this is the fault of current media that likes to focus on the negative parts of society, they forget about the good deeds of everyday people.

Thank you
Darren McKnight