Expect to see more birdies made on the golf course and more charities helped across the nation. RSM’s Birdies Fore Love Charity Competition brings PGA TOUR players into our charitable giving efforts while adding some competitive fun.
The on-course competition is an expansion of RSM’s Birdies Fore Love program and a contest to see which PGA TOUR players can accumulate the most birdies (or better). The inaugural year of the competition took place during the first eight tournaments of the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season with RSM awarding the top three players who accumulated the most birdies (or better) overall with donations of $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, to the charities of their choice.
In the 2019-20 season, the competition expanded over three more tournaments and included weekly winners bringing the winning charity donation total to $1 million. Starting with the first 11 tournaments of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR season, RSM awarded a $50,000 donation to a weekly winner’s chosen charity. After the last tournament of the competition, The RSM Classic, RSM again awarded the top three overall winners with donations of $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, to the charities of their choice.
To further incentivize the competition, in the 2020-21 PGA TOUR season, a “birdie multiplier” was introduced at The RSM Classic, where all birdies (or better) counted for double. This shook things up heading into the final tournament, leading to the season overall winners, and the final weekly winner.
Aside from the added excitement and fun the competition brings, the resulting impact to communities across the country from the winning charitable donations makes RSM’s Birdies Fore Love Charity Competition a meaningful event. When choosing their charity, we encourage the winning players to designate the funds to organizations dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market leaders through programs that support education, as well as are committed to improving the lives of youth through a focus on hunger, housing and health.
Check out the annual Birdies Fore Love on-course competition results here.