Thursday, February 21, 2019

Bobby Weed, Founder of HEAL Foundation, Presents 2019 HEAL Golf Tournament to Support Autism

(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida) – Bobby Weed, CEO of Bobby Weed Golf Design ( and founder of the HEAL (Helping Enrich Autistic Lives) Foundation (, will present the 2019 “Bobby Weed’s Golf Gig,” a golf tournament and associated events to benefit the Foundation, a local non-profit organization assisting organizations, camps, and schools serving those with autism in Northeast Florida.

The tournament will be played Friday, Feb. 22, on Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, co-designed by Pete Dye and Bobby Weed, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Over the years, Pete Dye and Deane Beman have served as co-hosts of the event with Weed. HEAL will serve a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the scramble golf tournament at 9:30 a.m. The outing will conclude with an awards luncheon in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.

Foursomes and individual players can reserve their tournament entries by calling 904-716-4198 or by visiting

“The HEAL Foundation’s extensive support enhances the local autism community through a variety of programs and initiatives,” said Leslie Weed, co-founder of the HEAL Foundation. Bobby and Leslie Weed have a profoundly autistic non-verbal daughter, Lanier.

The HEAL Foundation has granted over $2 million locally, assisting thousands of children, teens and adults through specialized programs, camps, educational enhancements and service dogs, as well as iPads, giving individuals with autism, a voice.

The event will open with the “HEAL Gala” fundraiser, to be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Drinks and dinner will be served in a festive setting with live music, dancing and a live auction. The event will feature a performance by the 7 Street Band. Guests also will enjoy a live and silent auction, dinner and drinks. Tickets are $150 each and may be purchased at

“Autism continues to affect many families,” Bobby Weed said, “and the need is dire. We invite you to join us in supporting the HEAL fundraiser and our ongoing mission to assist those with autism.

“The Bobby Weed Golf Gig is special because the tournament is played on Dye’s Valley Course, which I co-designed with my mentor, Pete Dye.”

For online tickets, donations and sponsorship opportunities, visit For more information, call 904-716-4198.

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