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Tocqueville Luncheon Series continues with PGA TOUR’s Jay Monahan

March 25, 2016

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Did you know if you put all hot dogs sold at THE PLAYERS Championship end to end, it would stretch 2.5 miles? That’s one of many fun facts shared about the PGA TOUR at the second installment of United Way of Northeast Florida’s 2016 Tocqueville Society Luncheon Series at Matthew’s Restaurant.

Exclusively for Tocqueville Society members, this annual Luncheon Series features prominent community leaders who speak on a topic of their choice. PGA TOUR deputy commissioner Jay Monahan was the featured speaker March 15.

During his talk, Monahan gave an overview of the PGA TOUR, specifically Florida and the volunteerism that drives the tournaments. There are more than 100,000 volunteers at the tournaments over the course of the season, and net profits from the tournaments go to charities — the PGA TOUR is a very community-focused organization.

Last year, the PGA TOUR donated $10,000 to United Way of Northeast Florida, one of many community-strengthening contributions the PGA TOUR has made over the years across our community.

Right now, the PGA TOUR is in full planning and prep mode for the upcoming PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Monahan said. The tournament will take place May 10-15. This is Matt Rapp’s sixth year as executive director of THE PLAYERS, a position previously held by Monahan.

In addition to fun facts about THE PLAYERS, Monahan also shared information on PGA TOUR business practices, its role in the Northeast Florida community and why he chooses to support organizations such as United Way of Northeast Florida.

The Tocqueville Society Luncheon Series continues April 19, when Sherry Magill, president of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, will speak. To learn more about the 2016 Luncheon Series, click here. To find out how you can become involved in our Tocqueville Society, click here or contact Director of Tocqueville Gracie Simendinger.

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