Patriot Golf Day – Battlefield Golf Club
Battlefield Golf Club's 9th Annual Patriot Golf Day honoring the hard work, dedication and extreme sacrifices made by our military neighbors was held recently. Men and women of the armed services, business owners and other members of the community came together to enjoy the day of celebration in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation. The mission of Folds of Honor is to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service members. Paige Nuss, daughter of the late Master Chief Jeff Garber, was presented with a check for $26,500 raised by the tournament.
Folds of Honor Representative and Scholarship recipient, Paige Nuss, daughter of the late Master Chief Jeff Garber, being awarded her check for $26,500
The Kwilt Makers – Susie Waugh, wife of Mike Waugh PGA, Brenda Davis and Lisa Graves – breast cancer survivors - sell raffle tickets to support breast cancer awareness
Chesapeake Sheriff's Color Guard preparing for their part in the ceremony – Reginald Woodley, Sgt. Dan Stahler, Kevin Cowan, and T. J. Bray
Mike Waugh, PGA, of Battlefield Golf Club opens the ceremony
Guest Speaker, Councilman Stephen Best, welcoming everyone
Golfers warming up
The area for the ceremony to kick off the day
The clubhouse decorated in memory of fallen and disabled heroes in our community.
Paige Nuss, former Virginia Beach resident, drove 3 hours to speak on behalf of Folds of Honor and how the organization stepped alongside her family to assist after the passing of her father, Master Chief Jeff Garber; she leaves us with her father's words that continue to impact her “Easy Day”
Keynote Speaker, Commodore Kenneth Golden, encourages us all to seize each day and “earn it”
Invocation by Chaplain Jeff Cox – the 2017 tournament champion
Chesapeake Sheriff's Color Guard's Presentation of Colors
Becky Vogler and Tim Mulkey take a moment to sing “Happy Birthday” to Derek Ward
Ceremonial First Tee to kick off the tournament