It’s one of the best charities in golf, and it helps grow the sport of golf across the world.
The Western Golf Association (WGA) has been running the Western Open or the BMW Championship for over 100 years. For many years the Evans Scholarships have been sought by many high school and college age kids trying to earn a ride to college. In some cases it’s the difference between some kids being able to attend college or not going at all.
This year the WGA has announced that the contribution from the championship was $2.8 million dollars.
The 2016 BMW Championship was contested at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel Indiana. In 2017 the championship moved back to Lake Forest Illinois and the Conway Farms Golf Club.
The largest fundraiser for the Evans Scholarship Fund is named after golf great Chick Evans, is currently the BMW Championship.
The dates for next years BMW Championship at Conway Farms have now been set for September 12-17 of 2017. 2016 champion Dustin Johnson is expected to defend his title at Conway Farms. For more information on the Western Golf Association and the Evans Scholars Foundation please visit WGAESF.com.
Futures site for the BMW Championship include in 2018 the Aronimink Golf Club near Philadelphia, and in 2019 the Medinah Country Club in the northwest suburban Chicago area.
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