PGA Champions Tour top 10 Star Tom Pernice Jr who keeps a residence in the Inland Empire, won the Principal Charity Classic tournament in Des Moines Iowa this past Sunday June 1. Tom, who won on tour last year as well at the 3M Championship event in Minnesota, annually presents a golf event at his home course of Bear Creek in Murrieta called the Tom Pernice Jr Charity Golf Classic of which he splits proceeds with the Redlands based charity The Unforgettables Foundation.
Pernice who has partnered with and appeared for the Unforgettables for over 5 years, has an exceptional 20+ year career on the regular PGA Tour and Champions. The UCLA grad is regularly at or near the top of the leader board these days joining the real legends of the game and friends like Fred Couples, Tom Watson, and John Cook–who also benefits the Unforgettables. Pernice’s event sold out in 2013 and all players went home with a brand new Scotty Cameron putter fitted that day for them since he plays that brand of putter under the Titleist company brand. He will put on the next fund-raising event as part of Tom Pernice Jr Charitable Foundation on Sept 14 and 15 in Murrieta. Last year one of a kind golf collectibles came from Rickie Fowler, Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson and Kenny Perry.
Pernice became familiar and very supportive of The Unforgettables because of the connection his youngest daughter Brooke has with the group. She is a nationally known blind recording artist and theology student in Tennessee. TUF founder Chaplain Tim Evans says–“I sure hope that Brooke will ultimately be a chaplain too. She has incredible skill, heart and instinct for it! ”
In the photo Mr Pernice is in the black shirt–taken while he played at the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club this past March. Mr Evans of Highland is in purple and is the Exec Dir of The Unforgettables Foundation in Redlands–serving all of Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties with essential bereavement and burial support for families when a child dies.
To sign up for this most unique event with one of the Senior Tours top stars call 909.335.1655.