HONOLULU – Australian PGA TOUR players Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith have kickstarted a campaign to help with the extensive bushfire crisis that has overrun their home country and have called upon their fellow TOUR pros from all nations to join the cause.
Leishman and Smith have vowed to donate funds for every birdie and eagle they make at this week’s Sony Open in Hawaii and have already received significant support from fellow Australian players in the field in Matt Jones, Cameron Davis, Cameron Percy and Rhein Gibson.
In a huge boost to the cause, the Presidents Cup – which was recently held in Melbourne Australia – and the PGA TOUR have committed to match any figures raised by any player in the Sony Open field up to $125,000. Smith and Leishman were both members of the International team in the competition. Continue reading on PGATour.com
Honolulu, HI – As Marc Leishman plays golf in Hawaii this week, he’ll be playing for his home country.
Leishman, a Virginia Beach resident, is from Warrnambool, Australia. His homeland is currently being devastated by bushfires.
The No. 28 ranked golfer in the world has pledged to donate $500 for every birdie and $1,000 for every eagle he records during this week’s PGA TOUR Sony Open in Hawaii. Additionally, several other organizations have pledged their support to bring the total donation per birdie to $850 and $2300 per eagle. Continue reading on WTKR.com
A portion of the proceeds of Leishman Lager benefit the Begin Again Foundation.
You can purchase Leishman Lager at the following locations in Hampton Roads:
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By Doug Milne, PGATOUR.COM
The Leishmans Begin Again Foundation
As far as the notion of fate goes, Marc and Audrey Leishman’s story makes a strong argument for the power of aligned stars.
Even at a time when death seemed determined to cut those stars from the sky.
Aligned stars, though, is more than some preordained, cosmic phenomenon. The course of one’s life is dictated largely by people encountered along the way. The relationship experience has a pretty impressive way of directing a life.
Not only is that experience working elegantly for Marc and Audrey, but through unlikely and terrifying circumstances, it also led to another special relationship that would help pave the way for their mission in life.
Marc and Audrey Leishman met many moons ago at a bar, arguably not the best spot for lasting relationships to start. Marc was in Williamsburg, Va. for a now-Korn Ferry Tour Monday qualifier. Audrey was there, at the Green Leafe Cafe, with friends gearing up for a concert.
“I’d had a few beers when I got the courage to go off and talk to her,” Marc joked. “It was a pretty quiet bar, and we just hit it off while I was drinking beers.”
Theirs would become one that defied the “met-in-a-bar” relationship odds.
By now, many people are at least familiar with the story of how Audrey nearly lost her life four years ago. What many don’t know, though, is that she nearly lost it because of, well, what people don’t know. MORE
Every year, the @BeginAgainFdtn Golf Classic continues to grow, and so does the number of families Marc & Audrey Leishman help in times of need.— Mitch Brown (@MitchBTV_) May 7, 2019
It’s a cause that’s become near & dear to @marcleish’s #PGATour friends too! (@Amanda_Balionis, @IBFinchy)⛳️https://t.co/LeUDO5u7TF pic.twitter.com/9f4UiKHdvz