In 2015, Andy Neher, President of Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts, hosted a fundraising tournament where all proceeds benefitted the ACE Grant. Since 2003, the ACE Grant has helped more than 700 juniors travel and participate in top-level tournaments by reimbursing travel, food and other necessary expenses to the tune of $3 million in order to help those juniors receive $14.5 million in college golf scholarships.
The 2016 ACE Grant Cup featured 18 foursomes who each made a donation in order to participate, along with additional contributions. Participants attended a banquet after the event, where they received letters from ACE Grant recipients and heard from ACE Grant recipient and 2016 USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award recipient Angelica Harris.
Neher presented a check to the ACE Grant for $100,000, the largest donation from a fundraising event in the ACE Grant’s history.