• Greg Norman Announces Inaugural Mateship Charity Golf Tournament

    Australia and United States Celebrate 100 Year Alliance in Support of American Australian Veterans’ Scholarship Fund

    West Palm Beach, Fla. (August 24, 2017) - Greg Norman today announced the inaugural Mateship Charity Golf Tournament celebrating the 100 year alliance between Australia and the United States in support of the American Australian Verterans’ Scholarship Fund.

    In 2018, Australia and the United States will mark a centenary of mateship – a friendship first formed in the trenches of World War I during the Battle of Hamel on July 4, 1918. Greg Norman and the American Australian Association have teamed to mark the occasion with the Mateship Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6, 2017.

    Norman and the Honorable Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States, will host the historic event at the Greg Norman-designed Golf Club at Lansdowne in Leesburg, VA, located 35 miles outside of Washington D.C.. There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m. in an 18-hole foursome scramble format, followed by an award presentation, cocktail hour and silent auction at 4 p.m.

    “The depth and strength of the alliance between Australia and America is bound by common values and I am proud of the extremely tight bond I have as an Australian living in the USA,” said Greg Norman. “I have felt connected as if I was an American and I am honored to be continually strengthening the relationship between Big Brother and Little Brother, Australia.”

    The Scholarship Fund benefits honorably discharged Australian and American veterans who wish to have the opportunity to study abroad and experience first-hand the culture and society of each other’s country. The program will enable eligible veterans to enroll in an accredited course of one year’s duration or longer that leads to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

    “Looking forward to partnering with Greg Norman on the Inaugural Mateship Charity Golf Tournament. Very few Australians have made as much of an impact as Greg has in the US,” said the Honourable Joe Hockey. “He is the definition of what Mateship is all about (and hopefully he’ll help improve my handicap).”

    There are myriad sponsorship opportunities and packages available to participate in the tournament. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Georgina Duckworth: georgina.duckworth@aanyc.org, 347.589.2921.

    About Greg Norman
    Arguably the most successful athlete-turned-businessman in the world, Greg Norman is known as much for his entrepreneurial spirit in the boardroom as his dominance on the golf course. The internationally renowned “Great White Shark” won more than 90 tournaments worldwide, including two Open Championships, and holds the distinction of defending his No. 1 position in the world golf rankings for 331 weeks. As one of the most prolific players in the game’s history, his astounding career culminated in 2001 when he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame with a higher percentage of votes than any other inductee in history.
    Greg Norman now transcends the game of golf, with over a dozen companies around the world bearing his name and the iconic shark logo as part of the Greg Norman Company, which he leads at Chairman & CEO. His internationally recognized brand boasts more than 100 golf course designs across six continents, a global real estate collection, award-winning wine, golf-inspired lifestyle apparel and a diverse investment division. Across all facets of business, the Greg Norman brand consistently delivers the quality that his name is synonymous with and continues to inspire people to attack life.
    About the American Australian Association
    The American Australian Association was established by Sir Keith Murdoch in New York City in 1948 to promote cooperation and understanding between the United States and Australia. For nearly 70 years, it has provided an important forum for exchange between political and business leaders across the United States and Australia. Every Australian Prime Minister who has served since 1950, government ministers, and the chief executives of leading companies across the United States and Australia have been among the many individuals hosted by the Association. In addition, the Association has distributed over $7 million to over 300 graduate students and 500 artists in the last decade alone.