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#ChipShotChallenge for COVID relief...Will You Participate To Help Golf's Unsung Heroes?

By Golfforbeginners

While the PGA Tour is back, and many golf courses have reopened, thousands of golf industry workers and their families are still suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. Vie, Inc., a new sports and entertainment philanthropy company, has invited golfers of all ages and skill levels to participate in the " Chip Shot Challenge" to support the Golf Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) and provide assistance to thousands of golf industry workers impacted by COVID-19.

"We intend to launch the Vie brand and proprietary technology later this fall," said Steven Schwartz, Vie CEO. "But the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on golf-industry workers compelled us to act NOW. So we fast-tracked Vie's donation engine technology to power the 'Chip Shot Challenge' and help bridge the funding gap for these families."

Golfers ...your help is needed! TAKE THE CHIP SHOT CHALLENGE! Fuel the fund by sharing a video of your best chip shot, trick shot, or juggling a golf ball, and donating, of course! When you do, you have the chance to win big with great prizes while doing good.

Participation only takes four easy steps and automatically provides an entry for prizes including Titleist golf equipment and apparel with the Grand Prize including a private dinner and a round of golf for two with 2018 Ryder Cup Captain and PGA Legend Jim Furyk at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

#ChipShotChallenge Steps
    : golfers set the challenge and take the shot, Capture Your Chip while capturing it on video (watch Suzy Whaley video - click on the link).Creativity and trick shots are encouraged.
      1. Just have fun, and be as creative as you want!
      2. Chip in to a cup in your living room, nearby park, backyard trick shot, etc.
      3. Or challenge your foursome to a "closest-to-the-pin" wager - with the loser donating quadruple the bet!
  1. someone to match or beat your shot and your donation
  2. : your video and challenge with #ChipShotChallenge and The best shots will be posted at

"On behalf of our 29,000 PGA professionals, and those individuals and families suffering physically and financially from COVID-19, we express our heartfelt thanks to Vie for powering the 'Chip Shot Challenge,' said Suzy Whaley, PGA of America President. Whaley was the first to chip, post, and share a video offering the challenge of the world's largest sports organization and their customers to participate.

The good doesn't stop there as your donation may be able to receive a corporate match, courtesy of Vie. And now for the best part, on top of Vie's fund-matching efforts, the PGA of America has established a $2.5 Million matching pool meaning each donation will be matched dollar for dollar, to the extent funds are still available.

Golf for Beginners asks that you visit now to learn more and donate to the Golf Emergency Relief Fund.

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