Sunday, May 24, 2020

Fairways for Freedom Sets New Date for the 99-Hole March on Pinehurst

(RELEASE) — Due to COVID-19, Fairways for Freedom and the Pinehurst Resort have decided to reschedule the FFF 99-Hole March on Pinehurst to June 21, 2021. The original date was June 22, 2020.

Doug Knapp
Combat-injured veteran Doug Knapp, who plans to set out on his quest to play 99 different holes at the Pinehurst Resort, all in one day, works full time as a nurse and has been called in for extra duty because of the Corona Virus. Therefore, he will have to delay his training for the 99-Hole March. Titleist, which will be outfitting Knapp with apparel, and has pledged to fit Knapp for a new set of woods and irons, will also be rescheduling his club-fitting to a later time.

On the day of the 99-Hole March, Knapp plans to play, in this order:
• No. 4 Course
• No. 1 Course
• No. 5 Course
• No. 3 Course
• The (par-3) Cradle
• No. 2 Course

Knapp, who completed five tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Marine Corps Special Ops Command, contends that too few of us are aware of and understand the physical and psychological injuries our combat-injured veterans endure after returning from war. He knows this from his own personal experiences.

Doug will resume training for THE 99-HOLE MARCH ON PINEHURST this winter. He continues to take donations for his efforts and is giving all funds he raises to Fairways for Freedom®, which helps combat-injured veterans assimilate back into society through holistic initiatives and the game of golf. Fairways for Freedom® is a recognized 501 (c) (3) Public Charity.

Knapp enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 2002. After 10 years of service, he received a Bronze Star with Valor in 2005 and was awarded a number of other combat medals and ribbons. He also recently received a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. Although he has been playing golf only five years and is self-taught, he plays to an 8 handicap and is constantly seeking to improve his game.

The Pinehurst Resort plans to help Knapp's efforts by putting him through one of its Golf Academies, directed by the highly respected golf instructor Eric Alpenfels. The resort will also seek to promote the 99-Hole March through its social media platform and golf industry connections. In addition to Titleist's commitment, Foot-Joy will be providing special golf shoes designed for stability in the swing and walking comfort.

Stay tuned for updates on Knapp's progress. To pledge a donation and support Doug Knapp in his mission, click on

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