Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club, Inc. was established as a Florida Not For Profit corporation on March 17, 2013, Bobby Jones' 111th birthday.
Our Mission is to enhance the experience at BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB for City of Sarasota and area residents and visitors; and to help effect, through sponsorship of projects, programs and events, the Four Initiatives.
Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club, Inc. enjoys exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club, Inc. is further classified with Public Charity Status under section 509 (a) (2) of the Code.
Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club, Inc. is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Florida Statutes Chapter 496 s. 496-406 Solicitation of Contributions Act, Registration Number CH46758.
GOLF QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“I felt many different emotions but mostly disbelief. I was filled with humility, gratitude and appreciation that the USGA would think that I had done something to earn or deserve an award like this, knowing the ideals and examples that Mr. Jones has set. Having my name added to a list of this magnitude, it’s the greatest thing to ever happen to me.”
– DENNIS WALTERS, 2018 BOB JONES AWARD RECIPIENT
The USGA will bestow its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award, on Dennis Walters of Jupiter, Florida, at a ceremony on June 13, 2018, one of the highlights of U.S. Open Championship week in Southampton, N.Y.
Presented annually since 1955, the Bob Jones Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships.
Known for his never-say-quit attitude, Walters turned the tragedy of being paralyzed from the waist down at age 24 from a golf-cart accident into a personal mission to teach golf and life lessons to a worldwide audience. His story continues to inspire fans of all backgrounds through the countless professional talks and trick-shot shows he has conducted since 1977.
Walters joins a list of Bob Jones Award winners that includes these nine champions who have played at BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Horton Smith, Patty Berg, Byron Nelson, Peggy Kirk Bell, Gene Sarazen, Betsy Rawls, Louise Suggs and Mickey Wright.
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