Dallas' Momentous Institute to Receive $100,000 For Hole-in-One by Tour Pro Matt Jones at AT&T Byron Nelson

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Omni Hotels & Resorts today announced it has a special reason to cheer at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament.

PGA TOUR Professional Matt Jones

Omni Hotels & Resorts today announced it has a special reason to cheer at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament: If Omni-sponsored PGA TOUR professional Matt Jones makes a hole-in-one, the hotel chain will donate $100,000 to the Momentous Institute of Dallas, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, which serves 6,000 children and families each year through mental health and education programs.

Jones, the popular Australian who won the 2014 Shell Houston Open, will be playing for the Momentous Institute in the second round Friday, May 29, when he gets to the par-3 17th hole at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Dallas. If Jones makes a hole-in-one at the 17th, Omni Hotels & Resorts will donate $100,000 to the Momentous Institute. If Jones does not ace the 17th on Friday, he will try again during Sunday’s final round, provided he makes the cut.

Now in his eighth season on the PGA TOUR, Jones has made one career hole-in-one, at the 2009 U.S. Bank tournament in Milwaukee. This is his first year being sponsored by Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts, and the first time he is playing in the AT&T Byron Nelson since 2012.

Jones, 35, is from Sydney, Australia. He competed at Arizona State University, where he was a first-team All-America selection. He turned pro in 2001 and has won more than $8 million on the PGA TOUR. He and his wife, Melissa, a former Miss Idaho, have two young daughters.

The 198-yard 17th hole features an amphitheater design, so it is always surrounded by excited fans. Protected by water, the green is shaped to allow players to feed their shots toward the hole.

Jones also will get a helping hand from Momentous Institute during Wednesday’s practice round, when two specially selected fifth-graders will be his caddies for the day. To keep up with all things Omni happening at this week’s tournament, follow @omnihotels and #omnigolf on Twitter and Instagram.

Located in some of the country’s most beautiful destinations, Omni Hotels & Resorts golf courses are designed by award-winning golf architects, some of who are legendary champions of the game. Each golf resort is complete with luxurious accommodations and superior service, on and off the course.

Omni golf destinations offer challenges for golfers at all levels of play, so pros, amateurs, and their families can find courses to enjoy, creating distinct golf vacations in prime locations on legendary fairways and greens.

Several courses in the Omni golf collection have a history and tradition of hosting PGA TOUR events, as well as national and international championship competition:

-Omni Tucson National Resort hosted more than 30 events between 1965 and 2006, and featured one of the TOUR’s most challenging finishing holes.
-The historic Donald Ross course at The Omni Grove Park Inn was not only a tour stop from 1933 through 1951 but also the birthplace of the PGA of America .
-Omni La Costa Resort & Spa’s history with both the PGA and LPGA Tours dates back to 1965.
-Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa hosted the Champions Tour Legends of Golf from 1990-1994.
-The Champions Tour Father-Son Challenge was played at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate from 2003-2008.
-The Omni Homestead Resort has hosted the U.S Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships, Curtis Cup and NCAA men’s championships, as well as PGA TOUR Champions Tour events.
-The Bedford Springs Open, a precursor to modern tour events, was held at Omni Bedford Springs Resort in the 1930s.

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About Omni Hotels & Resorts Golf Portfolio
Located in some of the country’s most beautiful destinations, Omni Hotels & Resorts golf courses are designed by award-winning golf architects, including legendary champions of the game. Each destination offers challenges for golfers at all levels of play, so pros, amateurs and their families alike can find courses to enjoy, creating distinct golf vacations in prime locations on legendary fairways and greens. Each of the 11 golf resorts (360 total holes) is complete with luxurious accommodations and superior service, on and off the course.

For additional information or book tee times, visit http://www.omnihotels.com/destinations/golf.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit http://www.omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About Momentous Institute
Momentous Institute, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, has been building and repairing social emotional health for over 90 years. The organization serves 6,000 kids and family members directly each year through mental health and education programs. The organization is expanding its reach by investing in training and research and sharing strategies with thousands of teachers and mental health professionals across the country. The combined support of Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the AT&T Byron Nelson, corporations, individuals, and foundations enable these efforts and truly change the odds for kids in our community and beyond.

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