Labor Day weekend is upon us. Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 3 in 2012) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events... and GOLF!
Many golf associations hold multi-day tournaments on Labor Day weekend. The PGA Tour moves their four day schedule from Thursday to Friday, with the Deutche Bank Championship ending on Monday rather than Sunday.
Patriot Golf Day
Perhaps the best part of Labor Day weekend in golf is Patriot Golf Day. Having a good golf friend who is a disabled Iraq war veteran myself, events like this hit close to home.
The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association are sponsoring the 6th annual Patriot Golf Day. 1200+ golf facilities around the country participate in this fundraiser, started by golf pro and F16 pilot Major Dan Rooney. This fundraiser has raised nearly $13 million for the children of fallen and wounded service men and women.
For more information on Patriot Golf Day, click the link in the previous paragraph, and/or read more in this NY Times article.
If you play golf this weekend, check to see if your course is participating in Patriot Golf Day by clicking here, then give them some support! Have a great weekend.