Video by Carlo Perruzza
One of the hallmarks of the PGA Tour is its commitment to give back to local charities through its many tournaments, and the RBC Heritage Presented By Boeing certainly is no exception.
One of the numerous ways the Heritage gives back is through its partnership with Birdies for the Brave, which has teamed up with Callaway Golf since 2011 to provide combat-injured soldiers with the opportunity to be fitted for a custom set of golf clubs.
Two Purple Heart recipients had that chance Monday at Harbour Town Golf Links, as U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Thomas O’Brien and retired U.S. Marine Corps Major Jeffrey Houston participated in the Callaway Warrior Club Fitting program during the Heritage.
O’Brien has proudly served for 15 years in numerous positions as a Cavalry Scout and has deployed to Iraq, Djibouti, and Afghanistan, where in 2012 he encountered an improvised explosive device and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Houston retired after 20 years as an officer in the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Iraq when he was critically injured by an enemy sniper and medically evacuated. After numerous surgeries over the next several months, he rejoined his battalion and served several more tours of duty in Africa and Iraq.
See the video above for more information about the Callaway Warrior Club Fitting program.
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