Pro golfer Marc Leishman, wife Audrey provide meals for local hospital workers

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Monday, Virginia Beach professional golfer Marc Leishman, along with his wife Audrey, announced their annual charity event has been postponed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Begin Again Foundation’s New Beginnings Gala and Begin Again Celebrity Classic has been moved from April 19th/20th to September 13th/14th. These new dates are pending based on any changes to the PGA Tour schedule. Marc is currently the No. 15 ranked golfer in the world.

The New Beginnings Gala and Begin Again Celebrity Classic are massive fundraisers for our community, raising nearly $500,000 last year. However, the Leishmans are hoping to turn a negative into a positive.

As the coronavirus impacts our area, forcing cancellations of many events – including the Begin Again Foundation’s charity weekend, the couple posted Monday that they will be supporting the heroes who are keeping our friends, families and neighbors safe. Read more from WTKR’s Adam Winkler

A word from our founders, Marc & Audrey Leishman

Our annual Begin Again Celebrity Classic wouldn’t be possible without the support of many local restaurants over the years.

In light of changes impacting small businesses everywhere, we are supporting those who have supported us.

Starting today, we are working with local restaurant partners who have supported our events to provide meals to our front-line healthcare workers in the EDs and ICUs.

TOUR players rally to Australian bushfire relief cause

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

Leishman Lager

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:

A J GATORS
BACK BAY’S FARMHOUSE BREWING CO.
BAKERS CRUST (VA BEACH)
BAYVILLE GOLF CLUB
THE BUTCHERS SON
CAVALIER GOLF YACHT CLUB
CHOWBOY REPUBLIC
FLIP FLOPS GRILL & CHILL
GOSPORT TAVERN
HEARTH
JACK BROWNS BEER & BURGER JOINT
KROGER
LUCKY OYSTER SEAFOOD
MARGIE & RAYS KITCHEN
MIX IT UP BEER MIXERS & MORE
MOTSIES SEA GRILLE
NO FRILL GRILL
PACIFICA
PASSION RESTAURANT
THE PUBLIC HOUSE
RED WING GOLF CLUB GRILL
SHOREBREAK PIZZA & SPORTS
SIGNATURE GRILL
SMALLS SMOKEHOUSE & OYSTER BAR
STAR SPANGLE CATERING
TAP IT LOCAL
TOP GOLF
TOTAL BEVERAGE
WEGMANS
WHARF HILL BREWING CO
WILD WING CAFE



Following near-death experience, Marc and Audrey Leishman advocate for sepsis awareness

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

Marc and Audrey Leishman host another big Begin Again Celebrity Golf Classic