Former Raider, Bulle, partners with myLIFEspeaks
Competing in Web.com's BMW Charity Pro-AMMay 11, 2014 · @MTAthletics
Life on the fringes of the PGA Tour is always a challenge, but few could handle the pressure felt by Kent Bulle in the last three weeks. A conditional member of the NEC LatinoAmerica Tour, Bulle has recently seen a surge in his game. Three weeks ago at the 83 Abierto OSDE del Centro Tournament in Argentina, Bulle finished in a tie for 7th and last week at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational in Uruguay, his score of 14 under was good for a 5th place tie. Those two results bumped him to 19th on the Order of Merit money race.
The fun really started after his last round in Uruguay. With a week off coming up on the NEC Tour, he decided to try to Monday qualify for the Web.com Tour event in Valdosta, Georgia. He left the course in Uruguay at 5PM, caught a plane from Montevideo, Uruguay at 9:05PM, landed in Miami at 5:30AM. Then he flew to Jacksonville at 7:10 and arrived at 8:30. Kent then hopped in his car and drove to the qualifier course, making it there with less than 2 hours to spare before his 1:55 tee time. Kent, by then surely running on fumes, nonchalantly shot a 66 to qualify for the Web.com's South Georgia Classic. His success continued at the South Georgia Classic, where he shot 6 under for the week, which was good enough to finish in the top 25. By doing so, Kent has qualified to participate in the Web.com's BMW Charity Pro-AM in Greer, South Carolina starting Monday, May 12th.
With his success, Kent has decided to let his Life speak off the course, like it has on the course. Kent has decided to partner with myLIFEspeaks the week of the BMW Charity Pro-Am and has pledged to donate 5% of his winnings, up to $1,000.00. But Kent doesn't want to stop there. Kent has set a goal of finding 20 individuals and companies to also let their lives speak and match his pledge. Kent is very excited about his opportunity to play in another Web.com event, but he is more excited to see is success on the course helping others in need.
myLIFEspeaks exists to speak up for those around the world who can't speak for themselves by allowing people to be a part of something bigger than themselves. They have been working in Haiti since 2003 with their office located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founder's, Mike and Missy Wilson, share a heart for special needs children and orphans and were drawn to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The myLIFEspeaks campus is in Neply, Haiti and they serve that community by heading up a feeding program which provides over 3,500 meals a week, working with expectant mothers and providing medical care and nutrients to newborn children. Just this year, they have also started working with the local church, the school with 550 students and running the medical clinic in Neply. For more information on myLIFEspeaks, go to their website, www.mylifespeaks.com.
Bulle is a native of Glasgow, Kentucky and now resides in Thunderbolt, Georgia. He played for Coach Whit Turnbow and the Blue Raiders where he won multiple individual titles and was also a two-time Academic All-American. His recent success on the NEC LatinoAmerica Tour is a positive step towards the goal of PGA Tour membership. In the meantime, there will be more sleepless nights and groggy early morning tee times as he travels the 10 countries in Central and South America that make up the NEC LatinoAmerica Tour.
Anyone wishing to match Kent next week on his pledge, can contact his agent, Nick Harris, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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