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Mohegan Sun to host World Caddie Matches

1 July 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Mohegan Sun Golf Club announced this week that it will be the site for the inaugural World Caddie Matches presented by Beckmen Law. This one-of-kind event will take place on Monday, Aug. 29, when more than 40 PGA Tour caddies from around the world compete in a one day, two-round "Ryder Cup-style" format matches. The morning will feature modified alternate shot matches, followed by singles in the afternoon. This unique, first-ever World Caddie tournament will be open for the public to watch, and some of the PGA pro golfers are also expected to attend to support their caddies! Proceeds from the event will benefit K9s for Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to military veterans.

"On behalf of Beckmen Law, we are thrilled to kick-off the inaugural World Caddie Matches at Mohegan Sun Golf Club this summer," said Scott Beckmen, Founder at Beckmen Law. "This is not only going to be an innovative event in the golf industry, as we are looking to gather the best professional golf caddies, but it will be a fun tournament for the public to watch while supporting a great cause."

As part of the tournament, PGA Tour caddies from the U.S. and Europe will team up into foursomes which will be drawn at random during a pre-match Draw Party at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, Aug., 28. Team captains for the U.S. include Steve Hulka, professional caddie to Brian Davis, "Fluff" Cowan, (Jim Furyk), and Joe LaCava, Tiger Wood's caddie, as Vice-Captain. Captains representing the International team are Mark Fulcher, (Justin Rose) and Gareth Lord, (Henrik Stenson). Additional participants expected to play include Damon Green, (Zach Johnson); Andy Sanders, (Jimmy Walker); Teddy Scott, (Bubba Watson); Brett Waldman, (Charley Hoffman); Glenn Murray, (Sergio Garcia); Daisuke Shindo; (Hideki Matsuyama) and more.

"I am honored to be one of the U.S. team captains for the first-ever World Caddie Matches and look forward to an exciting match at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club," said Steve Hulka, caddie for the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and Chairman of the Association of Professional Tour Caddies. "It's a privilege to be a part of this charity tournament with my fellow golf caddies, and I'm thankful to use this as a platform to raise funds and awareness for a worthy organization that's particularly close to my heart."

Accompanying the World Caddie Matches will be a "CaddieAm" on the morning of the tournament where 10 foursomes of professional golf caddies and amateur players will pair up and play the back nine holes. A limited number of tickets will be open to the public with proceeds benefitting K9s for Warriors. The World Caddie Matches and "CaddieAm" will take place along the hills of southeastern, CT at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club, which has long been recognized as one of the most scenic, well-designed and professionally kept courses in the region. New for 2016 is a fully revamped golf shop, redesign of the third hold green complex, a 15,000 square-foot natural practice tee with a pitching and bunker practice area, all-new GPS enabled golf carts and a new golf fitness room.

"The inaugural World Caddie Matches will act as the perfect tournament for us to showcase the recently improved Mohegan Sun Golf Club with professional golfers and fans in the region," said Phil Krick Jr., Vice President and Director of Golf Operations for Mohegan Sun. "Our championship course offers one of the finest golf and resort experiences in New England and we are proud to partner with Beckmen Law and professional golf caddies from around the world to raise funds for K9s for Warriors."

The inaugural World Caddie Matches at Mohegan Sun Golf Club is a must-see event for all golf aficionados, and fans can follow the tournament with Carl Paulson and Dennis Paulson on their highly acclaimed PGA Tour radio show, "Inside the Ropes." Tickets will be available for public purchase with details to follow at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club website.

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