OCT. 8-11: Golf Academy of America and Veteran Golfers Association Host 2017 VGA Championship

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Golf Academy of America will sponsor the Veteran Golfers Association’s 2017 National Championship, to be held in Biloxi, Mississippi from Sunday, Oct. 8 – Wednesday, Oct. 11. Dozens of veterans from across America will compete in this multi-day tournament, and media is invited to attend.

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Golf Academy of America and Veteran Golfers Association (VGA) are pleased to invite members of the media to attend the 2017 VGA National Championship. In this invitation-only event, taking place Sunday, Oct. 8 through Wednesday, Oct. 11, winners of each of the VGA regional tournaments will compete for a series of coveted prizes.

The participants in the 2017 VGA Championship, which is held at a Top 40 golf course, include 83 veterans, 17 purple hearts and 6 amputees. As part of the award for placing in the regional tournament, each of the golfers’ lodging, meals and golf play is covered entirely - around a $3,000 value.

A national championship golf tournament for veterans and patriots

Golf Academy of America is sponsoring Veteran Golfers Association’s 2017 National Championship, which features the winners of VGA’s regional tournaments across the country.

Sunday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fallen Oak – Beau Rivage
875 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530

All flight winners from the National Championship are invited to Augusta to experience a Masters practice round. Both the male and female national champion will receive a red jacket tailored just for them by the same tailor that makes the famous Masters green jackets. In addition, they will receive a special invitation to speak on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, and a private jet ride to play a special round at Pine Valley Golf Club, one of the top-ranked golf courses in the world.

Highlights from the tournament schedule include musical performances by country music star Rob West and country duo McKenzies Mill, the VGA Dinner Gala, during which Golf Academy of America at Myrtle Beach Campus Director Gene Augustine will speak, and the presentation of the 2017 VGA Patriot Award.

A full schedule of events can be found here.

Members of the media are invited to attend any part of this exciting event. To R.S.V.P., to arrange an interview or to learn more, please contact Jodie Singer at Jodie(at)redbanyan.com or (202) 597-5477.

About Golf Academy of America

Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) is the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world. Golf Academy of America's 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf. Campuses are located in San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Dallas. For more information, call 800-342-7342 or visit http://www.GolfAcademy.edu. Golf Academy of America schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America.

About Veteran Golfers Association

The Veteran Golfers Association (VGA) is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of veterans and their family members through the sportsmanship and camaraderie of golf. The VGA develops programs that allow our members to compete, socialize, and remain physically active through the game of golf. Through organizing local league play, regional and national golf tournaments, the VGA helps reinforce values like integrity, respect and perseverance for over 2,500 members nationally. For more information on joining or supporting the VGA, visit us at http://www.vgagolf.org.

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