Amateurs Rub Elbows with PGA Pros

PGA Touring Pros Nancy Lopez and Larry Mize

PGA Touring Pros Nancy Lopez and Larry Mize

Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the links (except for a slight rain delay) during the 38th Annual Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am Golf Tournament, presented by Truline Industries and University Hospitals, on Monday, June 19, 2017, at The Mayfield Sand Ridge Club.

Amateurs swung clubs and putted with PGA Touring and Local Pros and picked up several tips along the way for improving their game. Touring Pros included Zac Blair, Bud Cauley, Roberto Castro, Ben Curtis, Fred Funk, Jason Gore, Jason Kokrak, Nancy Lopez, Peter Malnati, Larry Mize, Dicky Pride, Hal Sutton, Kyle Thompson, and Harold Varner.

Asked why he chose to participate in the Pro-Am:

In 2013, I met a young cancer survivor at a Web.com event, and her story and courage inspired me through her challenges overcoming this terrible disease. I have become lifelong friends with her and her family. The Ronald McDonald House inspires me in the same way to help others going through similar challenges.
— Peter Malnati
Amateurs with PGA Touring Pro Bud Cauley (second from right)

Amateurs with PGA Touring Pro Bud Cauley (second from right)

The Pro-Am is known as the premier golf outing in Cleveland. Over it's lifetime, the Pro-Am has raised more $4 million to help the Ronald McDonald House keep families close to their children when they need them the most. This year's theme was the Family Meal Program. Each night corporate, nonprofit, and family groups come to the House and prepare a hot meal for our guests. Families don't have to worry about cooking dinner after a long day at the hospital.

The Pro-Am committee along with their families come together to have a cookout and meet guests staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.
It’s simply my favorite day of golf every year! Tour Pros and CEOs, together supporting the families of the House...it’s a great event! Play it once and you won’t ever want to miss it again.
— Andy McCartney, President, Bowden Manufacturing

To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am, contact Development Director Amy Pausche.

Our sincere thanks to our generous sponsors.