Golf is a sport that brings individuals collectively. Lt. Col. Dan Rooney is aware of this effectively and has used the sport as a automobile to offer again by way of each the Folds of Honor basis and Patriot Golf Day, charity initiatives that profit the households of fallen and disabled army heroes.
“I believe the purest type of good is doing one thing for somebody and anticipating nothing in return,” Rooney mentioned on a latest episode of GOLF’s Subpar. “These households have gone by way of a lot and their lives have been torn aside. And we get to play a task in placing that again collectively.”
Since he based Folds of Honor in 2007, the group has supplied scholarships for members of the family of fallen and disabled servicemen. Patriot Golf Day is likely one of the methods they collect funds for the trigger.
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Rooney mentioned his inspiration for the founding of those charitable endeavors was touching the lives of households who’ve misplaced a lot. The story arc of falling to the depths after which rising again stronger than ever is one thing that speaks to him. He wished to be part of that story.
“That’s a narrative that’s written all through the ages,” he mentioned. “Take a look at Tiger Woods profitable the Masters (in 2019). There’s no extra highly effective rise and fall that I’ve ever witnessed, not less than in a public viewing. That’s what we get to do for these army households is deliver this stunning mild to those inherently darkish locations.”
Co-host Colt Knost has had the chance to play within the Patriot Cup and known as it “one of many coolest occasions (he’s) ever been part of.”
“It’s the best blessing of my life,” Rooney mentioned.
Take heed to your entire episode of Subpar beneath as Rooney discusses his relationship with Jack Nicklaus, his distinctive background and extra.