Wendy Doolan, a member of The Legends Tour, official senior tour of the LPGA, is pleased to announce her support for Folds of Honor, a non-profit that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
“I am excited to announce that I’m playing golf in support of for Folds of Honor. I look forward to seeing how many scholarships we can support in 2019, with hopes of growing this this every year after,” said Doolan.
Doolan has won many honors through her amateur and professional golf career. Doolan is equally proud to support the mission of Folds of Honor through her current golf-related engagements. As part of the initiative, she will promote the cause on her official website and social media presence, and donate 5% of the proceeds from her golf course activities in 2019 towards scholarships for the children and spouses of military heroes. Doolan will also be seen carrying a Folds of Honor golf bag during professional events.
“I met Tony Biata (Vice President of Patriots Golf Day Folds of Honor) at the PGA show,” recalls Doolan. “Tony explained to me the mission of Folds and the results of so many of the scholarships they have been able to provide to the children of fallen and disabled soldiers, and it was like a light switch being turned on. I could feel the passion I used to have to play golf come back as I realized that I could help children of fallen and disabled soldiers by playing tournament golf,” added Doolan.
Doolan is a passionate golf coach and has been in search of a cause to continue playing competitively. The opportunity to support Folds of Honor has connected two of her passions. She became an American citizen in 2013 and has always wants to show how grateful she feels to the American servicemen who have defended this land of freedom and opportunity.
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission, which is to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. The non-profit offers a Children’s Fund and Higher Education Scholarship program. The funds fill the financial gap of over a million dependents affected by war.
Doolan began playing golf in 1983 and won several titles from the local to state and national level. She was ranked the No. 1 Australian Woman Golfer by Australian Golf Magazine in 1991-92. She turned professional in 1991 and won tournaments on the Australian Ladies and Symetra Tours. She was a Rolex First-Time winner at the 2001 LPGA Champions Classic and went on to win twice more on the LPGA Tour.
Doolan is an active member of The Legends Tour, official senior tour of the LPGA, and has posted numerous top five finishes. She was a member of the World team in the 2015 ISPS Handa Cup, an international team competition staged for LPGA Legends in the spirit of the Solheim Cup. She is set to compete in the USGA’s second U.S. Senior Women’s Open coming up May 16-19, 2019 at Pine Needles in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
For more information, please visit: www.wendydoolangolf.com