PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fl. – Honoring our troops is one of the things that makes THE PLAYERS so special. On Monday Birdies for the Brave teamed up with Callaway Golf to honor two combat- injured veterans by providing them with a custom golf fitting.
Adam Lemmerman served in the US Army for nearly 10 years and did two tours to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. As a combat engineer, Lemmerman was responsible for searching Improvised Explosive Devices. An IED blast injured Lemmerman’s lower back and forced him to medically retire in 2014. Golf is the only sport that he can still play.
“This was an amazing and life changing experience,” said Lemmerman. “I learned more about myself than I think I every learned.”
Although Lemmerman is very thankful for the new clubs he won’t be spending every weekend on the course, because to him family always comes first.
“I’ve got three little girls at home and a wife at home,” said Lemmerman. “But when I get that opportunity I’m definitely looking forward to getting out there this summer and swinging this new set of irons.”
The Callaway warrior club fitting program has been running for the past six years. Over the course of 15 events on the PGA tour schedule each year a total of 30 veterans are outfitted with a custom set of golf clubs.
It’s a very big deal to us and small token of appreciation of what these guys really deserve,” said Callaway sales representative Nick Amann. “All of these events are special, but being in the backyard of the PGA Tour and Jacksonville being a big military town makes it even more special to have this at THE PLAYERS.”