The Freedom Golf Program gives seriously injured veterans not only an opportunity to experience golf on some of the world’s most inspiring courses, but to reach inside themselves to discover their personal potential through golf clinics, positive interaction and ambassadorship with a business professional during the course of the trip.


Enter now to help support The Salute Military Golf Association and for a chance to win a trip to join these heroes, and NFL greats Chris Doleman and Jerry Rice on a once in a lifetime trip. Over the course of the week, you will meet many wounded veterans and hear their stories and how they have adapted to a new life. Bonds will be made and new relationships will blossom long after the trip is over.

Jerry Rice

Chris Doleman

The Salute Military Golf Association Raffle Information

The Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide rehabilitative golf experiences and family-inclusive golf opportunities for post-9/11 wounded war veterans in an effort to improve the quality of life for these American heroes.


The SMGA believes the rehabilitative benefits of golf can improve the mental and physical condition of each and every post-9/11 wounded warrior. The SMGA provides golf instruction, equipment, and playing opportunities for post-9/11 wounded veterans.


The SMGA was founded after Jim Estes, Director of Instruction at Olney Golf Park in Olney, MD, saw first-hand the positive effects the game of golf could have on combat-wounded soldiers.

Golf Digest Irish Tours

Golf Digest Ireland is an affiliate of Golf Digest in the U.S. and is Ireland’s largest circulation golf magazine. Last year, Golf Digest Ireland launched Golf Digest Irish Tours – a company specializing in tailor-made golf trips to Ireland.


To celebrate its launch, Golf Digest provided a free, 12-day golf trip to Ireland for 11 seriously injured U.S. veterans and their spouses or partners.


These veterans were selected through the Folds of Honor Foundation and the Salute Military Golf Association, and all served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and/or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).


It was a humbling, life-changing experience, and it inspired Major Ed Pulido (V.P. Military Affairs, Folds Of Honor and founder of Warriors For Freedom), Linton Walsh (CEO Golf Digest Irish Tours) and Roger Schiffman (Contributing Editor, Golf Digest) to create another therapeutic trip on the great links of Ireland for seriously injured veterans based on holistic wellness and recovery.


* If $60,000 is not raised, raffle will become a 50/50 split.

Yucatan Guacamole

The Yucatan mission is to give consumers the world's best tasting, highest quality Guacamole and dips. We make the purest, all-natural guacamole on the market made of 95% percent Avocado and 5% natural seasonings and spices. Imagine 5 whole Haas avocados in every tub. You can find Yucatan in the deli and produce sections of grocery stores. That's Yucatan® Guacamole.


The Yucatan team is dedicated to not only their consumers, but also their communities.  One of the passions for the team is veterans and their families.  Consistently Yucatan works with military organizations to donate their product, reach and dollars in support of this fantastic group of heroes.  Yucatan is proud to promote the Freedom Ireland Tour and support the Salute Military Golf Association.


Tickets will be available through June 10, 2014.

Ticket Pricing

1 ticket for $10

3 tickets for $25

5 tickets for $35

$125 - 7 tickets and a campaign exclusive SMGA
Nike golf polo

$175 - 10 tickets and a campaign exclusive SMGA
Nike golf pullover

$375- 15 tickets and a campaign exclusive SMGA
Nike Xtreme golf bag

Trip Itinerary

Saturday, September 13
Depart the U.S. for Ireland


Sunday, September 14 Play: Dooks Golf Club
Stay: Killarney Plaza


Monday, September 15

Play: Waterville

Stay: Killarney Plaza


Tuesday, September 16

Play: Tralee Golf Club

Stay: Killarney Plaza

Wednesday, September 17

Play: Old Head Golf Links

Stay: Killarney Plaza


Thursday, September 18

Play: Ballybunion Old Course

Stay: Dromoland Castle


Friday, September 19

Play: Lahinch Golf Club

Stay: Dromoland Castle


Saturday, September 20
Depart Ireland

Be a Part of a Life Changing Experience