GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Four local charities focused on helping feed families throughout central North Carolina will soon be the recipients of a combined one million Wyndham Rewards® points thanks to PGA TOUR golfer Joseph Bramlett and his hole-in-one on the par three 16th hole earlier today at the Wyndham Championship.
The four charities—Backpack Beginnings, Forsyth Backpacks, Out of the Garden Project and United Way of Greater High Point—are a part of Birdies Fore Backpacks, a key charitable initiative of Wyndham Championship Fore! Good, the signature philanthropic platform of the Wyndham Championship. In addition, Bramlett will also receive one million Wyndham Rewards points. Bramlett used an 8-iron for the 177-yard ace.
It was really exciting,” Bramlett said. “We had 177 yards, I just hit like a little like one‑to‑one 8‑iron and yeah, I hit it really well and you could see it flying, it looked really good. It went the right distance, took a hop, a couple rolls, next thing you know the ball disappeared and that’s when most of us blank out as golfers. It was really exciting.
“It feels incredible,” Bramlett said. “You know, that’s one of the beautiful things about playing out here is the impact you can have on local communities. To be in a position like I am to hit such a cool shot and have such like a wonderful reaction from it and the trickledown effect like it does just speaks to what Wyndham’s doing with this tournament. For them to really step up and not only reward us when we do cool things, but to really reward the fans and people in the local community is beautiful. I’m humbled and just, I don’t know, just it really hits me hard. It’s a very, very special thing.”
A long-standing tradition at the fan-friendly tournament, which is contested annually at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. and is the last tournament of the PGA TOUR regular season, the prize-winning shot sees Bramlett join the list of previous hole-in-one winners, including Chesson Hadley (2021), C.T. Pan (2020), Ben Crane (2017), Luke Donald (2016) and Derek Lamely (2011).
Named the No. 1 hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards is the blue thread that ties together two of the world’s largest travel companies: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company and Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership business, part of Travel + Leisure Co. Designed to be the world’s most generous rewards program, Wyndham Rewards caters to the everyday traveler with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide.
Through Birdies Fore Backpacks, the Wyndham Championship works with local organizations to help feed children from families in need around the Piedmont Triad. Backpacks are packed with nutritionally-sound meals, which families take home every weekend. Just $5 can feed one child for a weekend while $150 can feed a child for a school year. Since its creation in 2014, the program has provided more than 750,000 meals to thousands of local families. The points will be split evenly among the four charitable organizations.
To learn more about Birdies Fore Backpacks and Wyndham Championship Fore! Good, visit www.wyndhamchampionship.com.
About the Wyndham Championship:
Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor Truist for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wyndham Rewards:
Named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a wide range of rewards, including free nights at any of approximately 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has over 95 million enrolled members around the globe. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com. You’ve earned this.®
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 819,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers over 95 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations is the world’s largest vacation ownership business with more than 245 vacation club resorts around the world that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model. The brand portfolio — featuring Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham, and Shell Vacations Club — offers travelers the chance to own their vacation and explore places they’ve never visited before, year after year. More than 850,000 owners enjoy stays in a home away from home, featuring spacious suites with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, as well as resort-style amenities and services. Wyndham Destinations is part of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE: TNL). Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com.
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