We’re proud to introduce our Fore the Brave Pro-Am Charity golf tournament participants who believe in our mission to raise awareness for veterans and their families. Although golf is a solo sport, we are happy they have teamed up with HealthChannels CEO and former Army Ranger, Dr. Michael Murphy to champion the brave men and women who serve our country. Together, the event will have a meaningful impact by raising funds for organizations that provide aid to the families of fallen heros and offer critical support to service members returning from the front lines.
HealthChannels Brand Ambassador, Lucas Glover, was born in Greenville, SC and turned pro in 2001 after graduating from Clemson University. He joined the Nationwide Tour in 2002, making 7 of 12 cuts while recording two top-10 finishes and five top-25 finishes in his rookie season. Glover became a member of the PGA in 2004 and credits his grandfather, Dick Hendley, for giving him his start in golf, as well as his passion for the sport. He is best known for winning the 2009 U.S. Open, a win that launched him from No. 71 to No. 18 in the world rankings, and won his third PGA tournament at the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship.
The ScribeAmerica Brand Ambassador began playing golf at the age of eleven. As an amateur, she won the 2011 South Atlantic Amateur (Sally) Championship and by the close of her amateur career, was ranked #1 American in the World Golf Rankings. In 2013, Green shot a record-breaking 29-under at LPGA Q-school and earned her full status on the LPGA tour. Green is in her fourth year on the LPGA tour and has recorded numerous Top 20s and three Top 10s.
Born in Switzerland, Dani Holmqvist started playing golf at the age of two. She moved to the U.S. to play college golf for Tulane University and later transferred to U.C. Berkeley to play for the California Golden Bears, helping the team win the 2012 Pac-12 Championship. In 2014, Dani played ten events on the LPGA tour. In 2015, she won the Island Resort Championship and had five additional top 10 finishes on the Symetra Tour. She secured her 2016 LPGA membership by finishing fifth on the Symetra Tour’s Volvik Race for the Card money list. In 2016, she competed in 18 LPGA Tour events with four cuts made.
Originally from Alberta, Canada, Sadlowski first excelled in ice hockey before becoming a pro-golfer in 2007. Known as one of the best Long Drivers in the world, Sadlowski won the ReMax Long Drive competition in 2008 and 2009. He has competed in more than 100 long drive competitions and holds the record for ReMax Long Drive championship wins. Although left handed, Sadlowski golfs right-handed and has attributed his years of playing hockey to his wrist flexibility. In 2016 he set out to join the PGA tour, winning the US Open Qualifier by shooting a 9 under par. In 2018 he made his PGA Tour debut at the Dean & Deluca invitational.
Jeff Flagg is the winner of 2014’s World Long Drive Championship, winning with a drive of 463 yards. Originally hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Jeff enjoyed a successful baseball career at Mississippi State, as well as a stint as a professional baseball player in the minor league as a first basemen for the Brooklyn Cyclones before the sound and allure of hitting a golf ball struck. At the young age of 28 years old, Jeff made it to the round of 32 and won the WLDC at age 29 in his second try in Mesquite, Nevada.
When Jeff’s not on the green crushing drives, he’s at the gym working on his body to tackle the next long drive challenge. Jeff holds a degree in clinical exercise physiology from Mississippi State University.
Muñoz was born in San Pedro, Málaga and Doña Mencía (Córdoba) in southern Spain and had a successful amateur career in both Europe and the United States. She won the 2002 Spanish Amateur title at age 14, the 2004 Girls British Open Championship, and was a member of Europe's Junior Solheim Cup Team from 2002-05. She was runner-up to Amanda Blumenherst at the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur in Eugene, Oregon and was the 2009 British Ladies Amateur champion. Muñoz notched her first LPGA Tour victory at the Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, New Jersey with a 2 and 1 victory over Candie Kung.
Christina Kim started playing golf at 11 years old and earned her spot on the LPGA Tour when she was 18. The Northern California native was named Rookie of the Year in 2003. She has since won three LPGA tournaments and had numeous money list finishes. Along with her golf skill, Kim is well know for her creative, colorful style. She is the author of Swinging from My Heels, an autobiography about the life lessons she learned while playing professional golf.
For Marina Alex golf is a family affair with her father playing senior amateur events and her brother a golfer at Florida State University. Alex was a notable college player while attending Vanderbilt University, and in 2015 she was inducted into the Vanderbilt Hall of fame. She began her rookie career in 2013 and in 2017 she crossed the 1 million earnings mark with a T11 finish at the U.S Women’s Open. Additionally she finished first in holes in one, sixth in greens in regulation and seventh in driving accuracy.
Originally from Sweden, with an American Grandfather and Swedish grandmother, Johnson began his sports career playing tennis at six years old. He moved on to skateboarding, competing in the national championships. After several injuries he took up golf, and joined the European Tour in 2000. He won his first PGA title in 2008 and the Nordea Scandinavian Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Course 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. He has since had multiple international victories, as well as 2 PGA top tens in 2017.
Johnson sites his father as giving him a start in golf. A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Economics, Johnson was a Clemson three time all-American in golf. He turned pro in 1990 and in 2000 he finished top 25 in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 2002. He is a six-time web.com tour winner and has been featured on multiple golf media outlets for his skill on difficult courses.
Justin Hicks graduated from the University of Michigan and currently plays on the web.com tour. In 2010 Hicks finished 25th at the 2010 Nationwide Tour money list which was the last automatic qualifying spot. As a PGA tour rookie in 2011 at 36 years old he finished 60th in the 2011 US open. Hicks credits his love of the game to his dad who was able to join a country club due to his job as a general manager. Hicks passion for the game drove him to pursue professional golf as a career.
Paul Scaletta is a PGA Assistant Golf Professional at The Bear’s Club, the Florida home club for the Nicklaus family. Paul was named the 2014 South Florida PGA Player of the Year earning 956.6 total points. This was his second Player of the Year Award in three years. Scaletta finished in the top-10 in the South Florida Open (tie for 4th), Fort Lauderdale Open (5th) and the Florida Open (T7), but his victory at the SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship was the highlight of his 2014 season. In addition, he qualified locally for the U.S. Open. He has placed in the 2013 SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship and the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship.
Denny Lucas was born and raised in England, and moved to Georgia in 2007. Denny started playing golf at the age of 7. He played for England Boys and Mens teams as an amateur and turned pro at age 19. Mr. Lucas has played tournaments for the past 18 years on the European Tour, Challenge Tour, Asian Tour, Australasian Tour, South African (Sunshine) Tour, South American Tour and one Nationwide Tour event. In all Denny has played in more than 50 countries worldwide. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife, Sarah and daughter, Amelia.
Veilleux apprenticed on the PGA Tour caddying for Jack Nicklaus in the early 1990’s. He has been a PGA of America Class “A” Member since 1993. He is also a member of the Taylor Made Golf National Advisory Staff, and maintains a position as one of the top playing professionals in the South Florida PGA. His teaching philosophy is directly influenced by numerous hours of instruction with Jim Flick and Jack Nicklaus. He is currently a member of The Bear’s Club and his previous club affiliations include Muirfield Village Golf Club, Lost Tree Club and The Country Club at Castle Pines.
Vicky started playing golf at the age of 8 and credits her parents for influencing her career. She was consistently one of the nations top amateurs and qualified for the LPGA Tour by finishing first on the 2008 Duramed FUTURES Tour season-ending money list. In 2015 she won the W.B. Mason Championship and the Garden City Charity Classic on the Symetra Tour. And in 2016 she finished in the top 10 of the Cambia Portland Classic Presented by JTBC. Since beginning her professional career Hurst has achieved more than five top-10 finishes and over 1 million dollars in earnings.
Originally from New Rochelle, New York, Svoboda was a champion golfer at St. Johns University. He won the 2001 Big East Conference Championship. In 2003 he won the Metropolitan Open as an amateur, one of the oldest tours played annually since 1905. In 2009 he finished Qualifying School to play on the Web.com tour from 2010 to 2012. In 2012 he won th Price Cutter Charity Championship. Svoboda has qualified for the U.S Open four times.
LeBrun is from West Palm Beach, Florida. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Communications in 2000 and turned pro the same year. He is affiliated with the PG National GC (Palm Gardens) club. An avid golfer at a young age, Lebrun has played in the John Deere Classic, and is a popular player on the Minor League Golf Tour where he has won a record 60 times. A highlight of his career was holing out on the 17th and 18th fairways at the Cox Classic and making ESPN’s “Top-10 Plays of the Day.”
Concolino began playing golf when she was 12 and credits her grandfather for her love of the game. She attended Vanderbilt University where she was 2006-2007 first team All-SEC and 2007 All-American. Among her numerous career highlights, she qualified for the LPGA on her first attempt in 2012. In 2017 she had a stand-out year with three top-10 finishes.
Born and raised in Sweden, Sagstrom moved to the United States to attend Louisiana State University where played golf on the LSU Lady Tigers. After graduating in 2015 she started her professional career and in 2016 she had a record breaking tour season on the Symetra Tour. Sagstrom was the first player in the tour history to crack $100,000 and $150,000, earning her Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
Marc Turnesa, a graduate of North Carolina State, began playing professionally in 2001. In 2007 he earned his Tourcard by finishing in the top 25 in the 2007 Nationwide Tour money list. He had a succesful 2009 PGA Tour Final Series and his first PGA tour win at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He went on to play in the Web.com tour. For Turnesa, golf is a family affair. His grandfather, Mike Turnesa was a six time winner on the PGA tour and one of the seven legendary golfing brothers who played in the early 20th century.
Originally from Fort Devens, Massachusetts Quigley attended the University of South Carolina where he earned the All-American title twice. Quigley caddied for his uncle, pro golfer Dana Quigley, before taking on the PGA Tour as a pro himself in 1991. He has since played in the U.S Open, The Masters, The British Open, and has finished in second place five times on the PGA Tour. Over the course of his career his performance and longevity has garnered him the status of Veteran Membership.