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Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation announces national golf event for all golfers in September

Fun event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America golf programs

Brentwood, TN (August 11, 2021) – The Inaugural Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation National Fun Golf Event, powered by 18BIRDIES technology, will take place during the entire month of September at courses and clubs across the country. This concept was created to raise funds for the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation and to support the golf programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Golfers everywhere are encouraged to form a foursome and head out to their favorite course to play a regular 18 hole round any day during the month of September.  Before playing, golfers need to register at  and then provide the tournament code to gain access into the 18BIRDIES app.  All tournament registrants will get free access to the premium version of 18BIRDIES for 30 days.  Everyone must use the 18BIRDIES app to participate in this special month-long event.

A one-time fee of $40 per player is required to enter the Fun Golf Event and every registered player gets a high value goodie bag and Payne Stewart commemorative ball marker.  All money raised during the month long initiative goes directly to the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation which spearheads golf camps and clinics for underserved and minority communities.

“The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation National Golf Fun Event welcomes golfers from around the country to participate and compete for a great cause,” said Kelly McCammon, CEO and Founder of the Foundation.  “The event is designed to get family and friends together to enjoy a round of golf and benefit kids in need.  We hope to make this an annual fundraiser.”

Prizes will be awarded to 25 individual weekly winners which includes two weekly team winners.  Prizes will go to the best dressed players who capture the style of the late Payne Stewart.  Golfers are encouraged to have fun and submit photos for random prize drawings.  So dust off the knickers and the flat caps and channel the spirit of the dapper dresser.


About the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation
The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation, established in 2020, is the fundraising entity behind the Payne Stewart Golf Camps & Clinics. These unique programs provide a complete golf learning experience for kids ages 4-9 years old. Using unconventional spaces to bring golf to the masses, the camps and clinics make any gymnasium or soccer field a golf learning center to teach children the fundamentals of both golf and life. For more information about the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation please visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,700 Clubs serve 4.6 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook or Twitter

Watch video of Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark inviting golfers to sign up for the Inaugural Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation National Fun Golf Event:

Rated the #1 Golf GPS app, 18BIRDIES provides live scoring, leaderboards, social feed and messaging, digital caddy and swing analysis.  The18BIRDIES virtual tournaments are golf tournaments that players can join from any course, anywhere in the world just by using the app.  Virtual tournament players have the chance to play golf and connect with other 18BIRDIES app users, post and share content to the tournament feed and win prizes.

Media Contact:
On Course Strategies
(203) 454-0232
Jane Dally   
Pat Norton

Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation
(760) 579-2276
Dan Anderson

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