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Troon partners with Els for Autism

Golfers encouraged to donate the dollar amount of their score to Els for Autism

Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 3, 2023) – April is World Autism Month and Troon® has partnered with Els for Autism to raise funds and autism awareness worldwide. Golfers playing Troon-affiliated courses in April are encouraged to donate the dollar amount of their score to Els for Autism in support of this special initiative, which will help transform the lives of people with autism and those who care for them. For example, if a golfer shoots an 80 during their round, they are encouraged to donate $80 to Els for Autism. 

For every score donated, the donor will be entered into a drawing to win a two-night stay at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida and participate in the Els for Autism Grand Finale. The Grand Finale is a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment hosted by Ernie and Liezl Els set for October 30 - November 1, 2023 at The Breakers Palm Beach. Two winners, plus their choice of one guest each, will be awarded on May 1, 2023 and will receive:

  • Entry for one golfing guest and one non-golfing guest (airfare/transportation not included)
  • Attendance at the Welcome Party on October 30
  • Attendance at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Celebration on October 31
  • Entry to Grand Finale golf tournament for golfing guest only during your stay
  • 2 nights complimentary accommodation at The Breakers Palm Beach from October 30 - November 1, 2023
  • Gift Bag for each golfing guest

 To donate and be entered into the drawing, please click here or copy and paste the following link:

 Approximately 1 in 36 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. ASD is about four times more common in boys than among girls.

Els for Autism Foundation® was established in 2009 by Liezl Els, Ernie Els, and Marvin R. Shanken. The Els’ son, Ben, is impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which affects 1 in 44 children in the U.S. The Foundation offers innovative, evidence-based programs for families and individuals across the lifespan in six focus areas: Education, Research, Global Support, Recreation Services, Adult Services and Therapy Services.  The Els for Autism Foundation serves families around the world and offers in-person programs and services at The Els Center of Excellence® in Jupiter, Florida. To learn more about Els for Autism®, please visit   

For more information on the Els for Autism Grand Finale, contact Paige Thomas, Director of Events,

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information,

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