Senior PGA championship dedicates tournament to military veterans

NOW: Senior PGA championship dedicates tournament to military veterans

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – The first round of KitchenAid’s Senior PGA Championship concluded on Thursday. As a part of the Memorial Day festivities it honored veterans and active duty military personnel.

One of the goals of the tournament is to recognize the men and women for their services and sacrifices.

If you are a military man or woman, you can attend the Senior PGA Championship for free.

Some golf pros are offering free lessons for the heroes.

"The people I've talked to, they really like having the ability to give back and work that hole and be separated out from the rest of the other team members that are out there. The really like the experience and the appreciation they're being shown." Ben Dellay, Military volunteer and Air Force veteran.

The front gates are grated with an avenue of flags. There are over 200 flags honoring local veterans at the course.

A 21-gun Salute and taps will be played in honor of the people who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the United States.

After day one of the tournament: Stuart Smith, Tim Petrovic, Wes Short Jr., Barry Lane, Scott McCarron, and Peter Lonard all finished five under.

KitchenAid’s Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores runs to Sunday, May 27th.

If you are a military member or know someone who is, send us their picture and a description of their time served and they will be featured in our Wall of Honor. 

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