This contribution is a portion of the charitable proceeds generated from The Presidents Cup 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin-Columbus, Ohio, in which McNulty participated as one of Nick Price’s captain’s assistant for the International Team.
The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that there is no purse or prize money. Players are not paid for their participation; instead, each competitor, captain and captain’s assistant allocates their portion of the proceeds generated to chosen charitable causes. South Coast Hospice Association was one of six organisations chosen by McNulty this year.
Having serviced the UGU Health District community for over 30 years, South Coast Hospice has touched many people’s lives, including that of high profile individuals such as Mark McNulty. Being leaders in Quality Palliative Care to patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses, Hospice’s ethos and philosophy is to affirm life, providing support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease, so that they may live as fully and as comfortable as possible. Palliative Care encompasses Psychosocial and bereavement support to both the patient and their families. Mark’s connection to South Coast Hospice is a very personal one through this care and support programme of family members.
The generous funding received from The Presidents Cup, will be used to fund their 8-bedded In-patient Unit, ‘Kingfisher House’ located in Port Shepstone, KZN.
A total of $4.65 million will be distributed via the players, captains and captain’s assistants to charitable causes around the world from The Presidents Cup 2013, part of the more than $32 million raised since the inception of event in 1994. More than 450 charities in 17 countries have benefited from charitable donations via The Presidents Cup.
The Presidents Cup is a biennial match-play competition between the United States Team and the International Team, which was first contested in 1994. The International Team includes the world’s best players from non-European countries. The 10th playing of the event occurred October 1-6, 2013, at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin-Columbus, Ohio, which became the first venue to host The Presidents Cup, the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.
Led by iconic captains Fred Couples and Nick Price, the U.S. and International Teams provided yet another thrilling week of head-to-head competition as 24 of the world’s best golfers squared off in one of the most highly anticipated events on golf’s global calendar. The US Team captured The Presidents Cup for the fifth consecutive time and eighth overall, led by a 4-1-0 performance by Tiger Woods. Woods clinched the victory for the U.S. Team for the third straight time, becoming the first player in event history to accomplish that feat.
The U.S. holds an 8-1-1 record in The Presidents Cup overall. The International Team last won The Presidents Cup in 1998 when it was held outside the United States for the first time at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. A historic 17-17 tie came in 2003 when the event was held in South Africa.
The Presidents Cup 2015 will be held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo IBD, Incheon City, South Korea. For more information on The Presidents Cup, visit www.PresidentsCup.com