Join The Retreat, LPGA Pros from across the nation, NFL Hall-of-Famer Morten Andersen,
NFL Alumni President Bart Oates, and All-American Quarterback Don McPherson for
The Retreat’s Annual LPGA Pro-Am to Eradicate Domestic Violence.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at Friar’s Head Golf Club
Using examples from his own life, including his storied football career, McPherson passionately argues that viewing violence against women as a “women’s issue” not just ignores men’s culpability but conflates the toxicity of men’s violence with being male. In You Throw Like a Girl, McPherson leads us beyond the blind spots and toward solutions, analyzing how we can engage men in a sustained dialogue, with a new set of terms that are aspirational and more accurately representative of the emotional wholeness of men.
Don McPherson is an All-America quarterback at Syracuse University who went on to play professionally in the NFL and Canada—began his work on gender-based violence prevention in 1994 at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. He has served on the boards of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the NCAA Sexual Assault Task Force, and the NCAA Board of Governors Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Violence. His educational programs and lectures have reached over one million people in more than three hundred colleges and communities throughout North America. You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity is his latest work.
Friar’s Head Golf Club
This year, our LPGA Pro-Am will include 22 LPGA Pros paired with 88 amateurs. The tournament is held at the beautiful and exclusive Friar’s Head Golf Club, located in Baiting Hollow, NY, overlooking the Long Island Sound. Friar’s Head Golf Club is ranked No. 19 on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
Friar’s Head will offer a great challenge for both amateurs and pros and an exciting day of golf. To find out more, call or email.