In this week’s episode of GIR, we offer a seat at the roundtable to the somewhat infamous, mostly legendary PGA Tour Professional John Daly. John gets a lot of press for a lot of different reasons, but an often overlooked aspect of John’s career are his philanthropy and charity efforts.
Dating back to his first Major victory in the 1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick, Daly gave $30,000 to the family of a man who died during the tournament due to lightning strike. Since then, Daly has been a proud supporter of a number of organizations including St. Jude Childern’s Hospital and several Veterans organizations.
Most recently, Daly has focused fund raising efforts on his newly formed Heart of A Lion Charity (HOAL). HOAL’s first major donation will be the construction of a new Boys & Girls Club in Dardanelle, Arkansas, where Daly lives and holds his annual golf tournament in support of that club. The new group is also building a home for a veteran in Oklahoma.
The primary focus of our interview centers on John’s involvement in the launch of a new semi pro tour called MoBetta Golf Tour. John joins a team of industry veteran including Mick Weber, Robert Nunn, and Maury Tate in launching MoBetta.
As you’ll hear, the Mobetta premise is this…. The MoBetta Golf Tour is designed to give the everyday golf enthusiast the chance to compete for Cash. Our tournaments are set up to have low entry fees and high payouts. The number of players in each tournament will determine how many players get paid. Our goal of 72 players per tournament will pay out the top 10 places.
In addition we cover John’s recent cancer diagnosis, playing on the Champions Tour, his son’s aspirations in collegiate golf and much much more. Enjoy the show!
More About Mobetta Golf Tour
The Mobetta Golf Tour is designed to give the everyday golf enthusiast the chance to compete for Cash. Our tournaments are set up to have low entry fees and high payouts. The number of players in each tournament will determine how many players get paid. Our goal of 72 players per tournament will pay out the top 10 places.
All golfers will be required to purchase a yearly membership Card for $500 per year and can play in all sanctioned events including the Mobetta Golf US Championship in Las Vegas. Players will also pay a fee for each tournament they enter.All membership and tournament fees will be taken online through our website. Once entered into a tournament, we will send you the course pairings and each individual golf club will manage the tournament. The hosting club will have a Mobetta assigned representative on-site to verify all rules and regulations. It is our utmost priority to keep the integrity of play at the highest level.
We believe competition supports more time on the course and more time at the driving range. Our two main goals are to grow the sport of golf and grow the prize money for each event.
We are the only National Tour to use Handicap Divisions!
We have 4 divisions of play based on your GHIN score. This will make our events highly competitive and allow every player the chance to place in each flight.
Open division .9 or better
Division A 1.0 to 3.99
Division B 4.0 to 6.99
Division C 7.0 and up
*The C division is open to anyone with a handicap of 7.0 or higher
Top tour money winners can reportedly make over $50,000 this Year.
About Heart of A Lion Charity
It starts from the Heart. The Lion representing JD and his passion for helping others and the Purple reflecting the sacrifices Major Ed has made for this great Country. The outline of the flag creates A Heart of a Lion in never letting down and always helping our Children, Veterans, and those in need.
The mission of the John Daly and Major Ed’s Heart of a Lion Foundation is to provide mental, physical, and wellness support to our nation’s children and America’s Veterans. Heart of a Lion supports St. Judes Children’s Hospital and Boys and Girls of America by providing financial support to them from events where John Daly participates. We support our active service members, Veterans and their families by providing information, referral services, VA compensation, education and benefits support. We provide funding to Veterans organizations and connect Veterans to those organizations. Go to https://www.jdme.org/ to take on the Heart of a Lion challenge and help support our nation’s Children and American Veterans.