In this July 5, 2014 photo, golf tournament founder and CEO Matt Bowers, left, and golf tournament president Michael McDaniel attend a luncheon to launch the charity GolfTournament.com, which launched in February, 2014, in Lake Tahoe, California.
Matt Bowers and Michael McDaniel attend a conference call on July 3, 2018 to launch GolfTourney.com.
“It was a natural fit for us, given our passion for golf, our business, and the need to help charities reach their potential,” said Bowers.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the GolfTower family.”
Matt Bower and Michael McDaniel attend the golf tournament’s fifth annual Charity Golf Tournament in Lake Clark, Nevada.
“We feel the golf community can help people in a multitude of ways,” said McDaniel.
“For me, the foundation I’m most proud of is GolfTowers, which has supported over 50,000 people through the development of GolfTournaments, and which has been the inspiration for the Golf Tournaments we have since launching.
We look forward to continuing to provide that support.”
The golf tournament, which features a $50,000 prize pool, is hosted by the International Golf Federation, which sponsors the events and is the largest and most successful golf tournament in the world.
It is a global event, with some 100 events, which began in 1873 and has been held in the U.S. annually since 1983.
The golf tournament is the fifth annual charity golf tournament that is sponsored by GolfTourneys, which is owned and operated by the Golf Tour Companies of America.
The GolfTouring.com website is run by Golf Tours Worldwide.
In its first year, the tournament raised more than $2.5 million for charities, including the American Cancer Society and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Institutes of Health and the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
A total of $7.7 million was raised through the golf tournaments website, which was launched in March 2018.
GolfTours.com had previously raised more $20 million through GolfTouters.com in its first three years.
McDaniel added, “We’re proud of the way the GolfTour has supported the charities we have, both locally and nationally, and we are honored to be a part of this tradition.”