Thursday, August 27, 2015

Els for Autism at Trump Pine Hill, July 8

Golfer makes his son's condition a global cause

Els for Autism at Trump Pine Hill, July 8

Left: Ernie Els´ son, Ben, tees up a ball for his dad.
Left: Ernie Els' son, Ben, tees up a ball for his dad.

Ernie Els, the South Africa-born past British and US Open golf champ who was in town for last month's US Open at Merion, has made his son's autism his own multinational cause. Now the Els National Autism Golf Challenge series, backed by Els' corporate sponsor SAP AG of Germany and Newtown Square, is following him to Philly for a July 8 date at Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill, Camden County, sponsored by Ernst & Young. The day also includes a golf session for members of Dragonfly Forest, a local autism spectrum group.

Cost is $600/player, includes breakfast, lunch, swag bag and a chance at prizes and Els for Autism's national golf competition in Las Vegas this fall. Register at

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