Podcast: A Conversation with Major Dan Rooney

This Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-4), we hope you'll join Titleist in supporting the Folds of Honor mission by playing a round of golf to support Patriot Golf Day® and honor our military heroes.

The Folds of Honor organization was founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot and PGA golf professional who has dedicated his life to help military families through the game of golf.

We wanted to share the amazing story behind Folds of Honor, so at this year's Patriot Cup (one of the organization's marquee events) we asked Dan to sit down with Michael Mahoney, Titleist Vice President of Golf Ball Marketing, to discuss his unique background and how "chance with a purpose" inspired his life-altering mission.

So listen in to our discussion in the podcast below and get to know more about this dedicated patriot who has answered a very special call to duty.

About Patriot Golf Day

You can truly make your round matter by adding an extra $1 to your green fees at participating golf courses over Labor Day weekend and your donation will help fund Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships that are awarded to the spouses and children of America’s military members that have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Patriot Golf Day® has become the largest grass-­roots golf fundraiser in America – a joint initiative of The PGA of America and the USGA, Patriot Golf Day® to support the efforts of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving in America’s Armed Forces.

Patriot Golf Day® enlists the support of public and private golf facilities across the country. While the inaugural Patriot Golf Day® started as adding a $1 to your green fee, it has evolved into public and private golf courses, hosting a variety of golf fundraisers ranging from adding a $1 to your green fee, to hosting golf tournaments’ and galas. By supporting Patriot Golf Day®, golfers provide much needed assistance to the families of service members killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

Click here to find a participating course near you and visit www.patriotgolfday.org for more information on how you can help change lives.