Recap: 2020 Patriot All-America Invitational
Opening Ceremonies Highlights
“Go before you’re ready” – Lt. Col. Dan Rooney Speech
Relive the best moments from this year’s Patriot All-America Invitational. A beautifully maintained Wigwam gold course saw multiple holes in one, great up and downs, drives straight down the fairway and great sportsmanship as these 84 elite golfers honored their soldiers over 54-holes of golf. Check out the recap to get a glimpse into what went down at the Wigwam this year.
Get a glimpse of what it’s like to attend the 2020 Patriot All-America Opening Ceremonies at the Wigwam presented by USAA. It marks the start to one of the biggest, most competitive and unique amateur golf events in the nation. Dubbed the “College Bowl Game of Golf”, the Patriot attracts PING All-America golfers from all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA and NJCAA rankings as well as from universities outside the United States. Click to watch the highlights.
“Go before you’re ready”, Lt. Col. Dan Rooney gave a humbling and motivating speech at this year’s Opening Ceremony. The fighter pilot, PGA pro and now book author gave some sound advice to the players and the audience which inspired us all. Hear Lt. Col. Rooney’s speech again by clicking the video above.
Round 1 Replay
Round 2 Replay
Final Round Replay
In 2011 a one of a kind event was born – The Patriot All-America Invitational featuring the best of the best in collegiate golf from every NCAA division plus special invitees. Throughout the 54-hole championship, each participant honored a fallen or severely injured soldier by carrying a bag bearing the name of that individual.
This video takes you on the journey of the emotional impact of honoring a soldier and the pressures of championship golf.
First Tee PING Jr Clinic
Sean Yu, Charlie Musto & David Laskin led this year’s virtual Junior Clinic which was live streamed for all to see on YouTube. If you’re looking to improve your skills and get pointers from some of the best in college golf, check out this video. Now, you can replay, rewind and/or fast forward to whichever part you want.
Match Play TV Segment
Each year, a preview is put together to create awareness and hype for this tournament which is one of the biggest and best in amateur golf. Not only does is attract a highly competitive field comprised of PING All-Americans from the previous season in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as All-Americans from the NAIA, NJCAA and AJGA ranks, but it provides an experience that you will not get at any other golf tournament. Fighter jet flyovers, the opportunity to honor a fallen soldier, a tour of Luke Air Force Base and a grand prize that includes an authentic leather flight jacket, an F-35 replica trophy and an exemption into a Kornferry Tour event. The young men that come to this event are the future of golf and no doubt you will see more than a handful of them on the PGA Tour.
*Notable past Patriot alum who’ve gone on to the PGA Tour are Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Champion, etc.
Here is an article with more info on Patriot Alumni.
Luke Air Force Base Visit
One of the experiences that makes the Patriot stand out as such a unique event is the Luke Air Force Base visit players get to attend. It provides the players with a glimpse into what it’s like to be someone in an active duty military position. Many of the Airmen they meet on the tour are the same age, yet have very different day to days in comparison to collegiate golfers. Additionally, players get an up close and personal look at, as well as demonstrations with, some of the most high end, high tech, deadly military technology available. From climbing into the cockpit of an F-16 simulator to putting on a fat suite and having a military police dog chase you down, these players surely get an experience of a lifetime on this visit.
*Videos produced by Elevated Media Partners
Round 1 Recap
Round 2 Recap
Final Round B-Roll: Isaiah Jackson
Breaking Par Segment
2015 Patriot Champion and reigning NCAA Individual Champion Braden Thornberry is committed to play and looks to regain his title for 2017. See what the tournament is all about in this segment from Breaking Par TV.
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The Patriot All-America presented by the Valley Toyota Dealers is a top amateur golf event, attracting PING All-America golfers from all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA and NJCAA rankings as well as from universities outside the United States.