The Billy Hurley III Foundation was established to support, honor and benefit a vital group of unsung heroes: military families. The sacrifice and selflessness of our nation’s military personnel are mirrored in their spouses, children and loved ones. We pay tribute to their strength and courage as they, in essence, serve alongside our service members.
“I attribute much of my success in life, both personally and professionally, to my military service,” says Billy. “It’s my privilege to return the favor by supporting those who are serving now.”
Thank you for joining Billy, the PGA TOUR’s only veteran, in his mission to honor and support military families.
Billy Hurley III and the Brave Golf Tournament
The foundation’s signature fundraising event, the Billy Hurley III and the Brave Golf Tournament, raised $60,000 in its inaugural year for the Anchor Scholarship Fund, a charity dedicated to helping families put their children through college every year. The tournament also honored active duty servicemen by choosing 18 through a raffle drawing to play alongside Billy on the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis.
Hosting 18 active duty servicemen and servicewomen from east coast Navy golf courses, the inaugural Billy Hurley III and the Brave Golf Tournament, presented by Leidos, benefitted the Anchor Scholarship Foundation, Naval Academy Athletics and one male and female junior golfer scholarship. This one-of-a-kind event generated excitement and support for meaningful philanthropic organizations that have helped shape Billy’s career, while offering a tremendous opportunity for sponsors to host active duty men and women to play and interact with PGA TOUR champion Billy Hurley III, the only U.S. Naval Academy graduate and veteran currently on the TOUR.
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Congratulations to 2017 Billy Hurley III Junior Scholarship Winners
Nathan Kim is from Potomac, Md., and attends St. John’s College High School in Chevy Chase, MD. Throughout his first two years in high school, he has accumulated a GPA of 4.535. A few years back, Nathan was inspired to become a doctor after a family health scare. This inspiration has led him to success in both school and on the golf course. Nathan has spent over 150 hours volunteering at the Shady Grove Hospital, and 50 hours shadowing surgeons at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. His dedication to better himself doesn’t stop there; in 2017 he won two tournaments on the Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Tour, along with becoming nationally ranked by the American Junior Golf Association.
Jordan Koller of Brookeville, Md. is not only a very good golfer on the Middle Atlantic PGA Junior; she is also a leader in her life off the course. Jordan currently holds a 4.57 GPA at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, MD. On her road to achieving that GPA, she has taken a majority of honors classes and AP classes, such as AP Calculus and Language Composition. Jordan is also leader in her community by being involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the local First Tee Program. In the fall of 2018, Jordan will be playing Division III Golf at York College of Pennsylvania. She will be studying Sports Management, with the goal of one day working in the golf industry.