The Necker Open 2015: Golfing with a Cause


The 2015 Necker Open International Pro-Am Golf Event is taking place as I write. The tournament opened on August 27, and will continue through September 1, 2015. According to, because of the geographical constraints, Necker Nine will include challenges like landing a ball on a trampoline green, hitting skeet out of the air, landing a ball on a floating green, and “golf pong,” among others. The Open events, which included a Charity Dinner and Auction (with Greg Norman) on August 27, features celebrities like Greg Norman, Chevy Chase, Tommy Fleetwood, and Sir Branson himself, among others.

The Necker Open site explains:

The 2015 Necker Open is a five-day world-class International Pro-Am Golf Event, beginning on Sea Island Resort [Saint Simons Island] and ending on Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, for three nights of fun and the Necker 9. PGA Tour Legends will be teamed up with amateurs of all levels, who will compete in this fun, spirited golf event across world-class golf courses and the wonderful backdrop of the British Virgin Islands.

[. . .] 100% of proceeds from the online and live auction will go to benefit the Greg Norman Foundation, the National Tennis Foundation, Virgin Unite, and other leading PGA Tour players charities. We are proud to report that our sister event, the Necker Cup has raised over $2,500,000 over the past three years.

For more information, call 1.877.634.6080 for more information or visit

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