Fairways For Warriors is THE BEST way to be apart of all military veterans life's. As in being a fellow member or just being there to help them out. I am a Veteran my self and when I started partaking in this organization my life has improved. I am able to smile and feel like a belong to something again. Thanks to Fairways for Warriors I am a human being again. The give you the opportunity to get out of your house and be a part of a great group of people that care for others. The way that they are willing to bend over backwards to help with anything they can.. They have helped people get out of the house and become a part of a Community instead of a statistic by committing suicide. Please if you read this Think about all the veterans in the world and what a Golf opportunity can do for a combat vet who is depressed. They have the outdoors and people who care to teach or learn. .
I have been a member of Fairways for Warriors Orlando Chapter for about 6 years. What Fairways for Warriors has done for me and my family cannot be quantified with any dollar amount or number. I have met a group of people that have been amazing on and off the golf course. I have built friendships that are very reminiscent of my days in the Army. I appreciate everything that Fairways for Warriors has done for me and I appreciate everyone that has helped to make Fairways for Warriors what it is today.
I have been a member of Fairways for Warriors since about 2015. I have made life long friends that i would have never met without Fairways. We are a brotherhood of veterans that can come together under the umbrella of FFW to fellowship, share our experiences and help one another. I love to donate my time to the organization in any capacity that is needed. Great leadership within the organization and i love the comradery among the members.
This is an amazing organization for veterans and veterans families! Truly therapeutic out in the golf course with like minded people who have gone through similar things in life. I’m truly grateful for this organization. It’s changed my life and perspective!!
Absolutely one of the best Organizations out there for bridging the gap between healthy activities such as golf and our veteran population. Thomas Underdown leads from the front being the Founder and President. He started this with a great cause in mind and has articulated his vision to all the members. Utilizing accelerated resolution therapy, golf, and overall team camaraderie to help our Veterans feel what sometimes goes missing in transitioning from military service to the civilian private sector. Proud to be involved in such a great cause.
This program is absolute CLASS. It provides an opportunity for veterans that few other programs do. I am very proud to be a member.
Fairways for Warriors gives disabled veterans the ability to play golf and socialize with other veterans. INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION!!!! TOP NOTCH!!
I am a new member of the Fairways for Warriors non profit organization and I have been accepted with open arms and I have experienced nothing but a caring and friendly atmosphere and camaraderie like the one I experienced in the military. Every action that this organization does is towards the goal of helping others and making sure that those that participate experience a caring and friendly atmosphere. I am thankful for having been invited to this fantastic organization and I will gladly contribute all I can to assist them in reaching their goals of helping other veterans. I look forward to the monthly clinics and am extremely happy to be a member of this organization. Every single person in a leadership position has been great.
Fairways for warriors is by far the greatest Veterans organization I have joined. Amazing people in my chapter (VA) that will do anything to help each other out when needed. Love the way family is also included in the events. I wish it was more organizations like this one!
This is the first year I’ve been involved with Fairways for Warriors and it is one of the best Veteran friendly organizations around. Especially Kate who continually keeps us all updated with golf gatherings; specials just for us and everything else. The organization is truly top notch and goes above and beyond to take care of all the Veterans!
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Hi, Invited (4) warriors to play my club Lake Wales Country Club Lake Wales Florida. I'm a disabled Nam vet with a service dog. We had lunch and then played golf. It was a real blast, I instantly bonded with these warriors, and felt I was a part of the group. I joined fairwaysforwarriors.com and look forward to being part of this wonderful organization.
Mike Spotswood USMC 64-68
Fairways for Warriors has been a Godsend for my family and me. From day one of being a member of Fairways, they have gone above and beyond to ensure we have been taken care of. Fairways helped me receive new treatment for some of my service-connected disabilities that the VA will not provide. Being part of Fairways for Warriors has helped me find purpose in life, peace with myself, and made me a better husband and father. Thank you Fairways for Warriors for always being there!
By far one of the greatest organizations for ALL veterans and I mean ALL!!! Events are top notch and the staff are the best, especially Kate Wujek!
Fairways for Warriors provides a forum for veterans who have experienced the worst of humanity to gather together in the fellowship of men and women who have volunteered to sacrifice all for their country. It is both therapeutic and fufilling. My wife and I are privileged to be members.
I joined Fairways for Warriors a few months ago and it has been a great experience. It has connected me with other warriors who have shared similar military experiences. The staff has been incredible at supporting me in my new golf endeavor, from equipment to coaching and everything in between. Top notch! I look forward to the events and getting together with my fellow veterans and new found friends.
Fairway for Warriors has help me connect and bond with other golfers who have experienced the same adversities that I have experience during my time in the military. I have seen firsthand what Fairway for Warriors does for others and not just on the golf course but at home as well. I am thankful for being a member of Fairway for Warriors.
An amazing non profit aimed at bettering those individuals whom have dedicated their life to the betterment of this nation. This non profit has a genuine foundation on which Veterans can employ friendship among eachother through the outlet of Golf in order to identify, develop, and maintain productivity among society. A phenomenal organization ran by phenomenal Veterans supported by phenomenal businesses. A true testament of the American spirit of giving back to those who give.
Fairways has helped me tremendously, being a wounded veteran suffering from PTSD Fairways has helped me cope with my illness. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Fairways has shown me how to deal with my personal demons through the world of golf. Thank you fairways
Fairways for Warriors fills a much needed role by providing American warriors who often suffer in silence an outlet to bond with others who truly understand the physical and mental toll of combat. Often times the most effective support mechanism is shared experience. A non-profit that works tirelessly to make that happen is very special indeed.
Joining Fairways for warriors has been great for me. I really enjoy getting on the course with warriors who are facing the same challenges as me. Being able to pretty much have 3 1/2 to 4 hours of uninterrupted time to really talk without phones or others interrupting to gain insight into the ways others are dealing with your same issues. There's always a great time to be had! Sometimes you might cry a little but mostly laugh a lot! And Kate is phenomenal!
This is an excellent program that needs to be spread across the nation for all veterans. Lots of programs and resources within this organization and FFW is full of great members that are there to help others.
As a disabled Vet I have played in a lot of scrambles and lessons. Golf is my outlet. They are amazing people and I’m proud to a part of this organization.
Before Fairways for Warriors it was hard for me to get the joy in anything after I got out of the army. I meet this guy named Chris and he told me about Fairways for warriors and I went out and there were other guys there feeling the same way as I was. It was a life changer and I am very happy I decided to take that leap. Now I am happy to say I got my joy back.
I'm a disabled veteran and my family and I live paycheck to paycheck. About 2 years ago we didn't have money for Christmas gifts for our 4 daughters until Fairways for Warriors step in and give my family and I lots of gifts. That was a pretty special Christmas in our lives and we will always be grateful for it. Thank you for everything you do.
Great Nonprofit Organization, last year we had some financial around Christmas time do to a family member getting sick, Fairways For Warriors safe our Christmas with gifts for my kids. I will always be grateful for everything you have done for my family and I. Thank you so much you guys are the best.
As a member, this organization has made golf accessible and has provided opportunities for me to play in a community of folks who have had the same experiences in combat environments. They even offered to pay for treatment for some of my combats disabilities from the money they have raised as a non-profit. The leadership and team is incredible.
Fairways has helped me find a new physical activity, Golfing, that I can do despite my disabilities. The organization gave me donated golf clubs to start golfing. They also have provided me free lessons to learn. This organization has helped me start and maintain a new hobby that I can enjoy and meet other veterans that have the same struggles and passion. Fairways is always trying to help veterans.
I struggled to assimilate when I retired from the military. I had no sense of unity or brotherhood in the civilian world. Finding Fairways for Warriors gave me that sense of brotherhood again. It is much more than just golf. They help us forget about racial divisions and personal issues if only for a few hours at a time. They are truly making a difference.
I want to reiterate again for a number of times, for emphasis and clarity. Fairways for Warriors is the real deal!!! No matter where we are the organization always finds you and touches base to ensure the veteran and there family are taken care of! Fairways for Warriors distributes funds equally and often to the members. Fairways is actively pursing new members reaching all corners to do so! Veterans health, shelter, food, clothing, and so much more is the organizations priority!
Oh ya....and we are united around the game of golf just for fun and comradery!!!!!
Thank you Fairways!
Fairways For Warriors
THE REAL DEAL!!!!
Fairways For Warriors has been a rock solid foundation in multiple ways for our veteran community and families. I would like to share some of the services and experiences this organization has provided for us all. Of course comradery through the game of golf. Us veterans are reunited through golf and get to be in the great outdoors in safe environments. This allows us to talk vet to vet. There is no better therapy than knowing that someone understands completely what you are feeling, talking about, and dealing with. Vet to Vet and we get to do it while being active in the outdoors playing golf.
Fairways is so much more than just the game of golf. Fairways provides a clubhouse of our own in a safe secure environment. Veterans receive professional counseling for the veterans as well as there families, have a clothing donation center for veterans in need, religious gatherings, and vet to vet time all in this clubhouse.
Fairways also assists veterans in financial need. I.e. mortgage payments, rent payments, utiliy payments, grocery assistance, clothing assistance, and so much more!
I personally can vouch for all that this organization has to offer us veterans and our families. The greatest is that unlike many other organizations Fairways For Warriors cares about the veterans entire family.
Thank you Fairways For Warriors and God Speed!!!!!!!!!!
CPL Huber M.J.
United States Marine Corps
3rd Battalion 1st Marines 1st Marine Division
Balls of the Corps
Iraq RCT-1 Invasion
USS Cole Response
Faylaka Island - Attack
I was introduced to this organization from my manager and coworker who are both veterans. This organization has been an amazing way to connect with fellow combat veterans and learned how to play the game of golf. They also provided clubs to my daughter for her to begin to play golf. Fairways for Warriors has been a great thing for my family. Not only have they been there when we needed them to help with a set of clubs but they are a great outlet for combat veterans to fellowship.
FFW just wants to help. Tom and these guys go above and beyond to make everyone feel welcomed and important. They go out of there way to show they care, and they use the game of golf to bring us all together. All they ask in return is for everyone to have fun! Appreciate everything they do!!
FFW a great organization that not only helps me the vet, they also incorporate my family in the process. The San Antonio team is awesome and I enjoy the camaraderie, good times.
Fairways For Warriorsis an awesome organization. It is so much more than a place to play golf. It is a Christian family environment. Everyone is welcome regardless of their golf skills. They have the latest indoor golf equipment to learn practice and play. They help with counseling, bible studies and fun outings for all.
Before I was introduced to Fairways For Warriors, I went out of my way to stay inside. I usually don’t have a positive interaction with anybody in the general public. When I was invited out to play, it got me off the couch, out into the sunshine with people just like me. Now that I’m playing golf, my kids are interested in playing, and it opened up a new door for me to spend more time outside with my kids. I love this organization and what they do for us.
Fairway for Warriors has helped me get out of the house and provided comradeship with fellow Warriors through golf. This organization provides more than golf for every member. Thanks to those who help make it successful.
An amazing organization helping vets of all backgrounds find enjoyment and purpose . The dedicated organization staff work tirelessly on behalf of vets to find community opportunities that benefit all. Thank you staff and donors who make this happen!
Every experience that I have had in mynearing four years of expsure and experience vis the San Antonio Chapter. Quality with sincere concern and genuine compassion. Family friendly and helping grow a sport that I love. I have worked for and with many Non Prophet Organizations and founded and cofounded others. I rate this one in the 5 of 5☆ ratings.
The camaraderie amd help has been such a bright spot in my life. I never golfed before I was invited to join and never shared with anyone my experiences, so I felt alone in my situation, but thanks to Fairways I always feel welcome and it helps me in my life more than just hitting a little white ball around. I can't thank them enough for all they have done for me and my family.
I’ve had the honor to host a group of Fairways for Warriors veterans on two Heroes to Ireland golf trips in 2015 and 2017. They represented their organization, their service branches and their country in the finest tradition and were especially complimentary about the support programs provided by Fairways for Warriors. Tom Underdown and the other mentors and staff at FFW have done a wonderful job for veterans since its inception.
24 year Navy bet suffering from PTSD and TBI. Fairways has provided me an avenue to get better and meet people who have similar stories. The connections made help with feeling better and being more productive in my life.
After getting out of the Army after 2 deployments, I had a distrust of most nonprofits that worked with veterans.
Last year I came across Fairways for Warriors and was immediately drawn to their holistic aproach to veteran wellness. They earned my trust and it didn’t take long for me to join and become involved.
Fairways for Warriors is a great organization and I know they care about me and my family!
Tom Underdown and the team at FFW are truly amazing people. When I needed it most, Tom took his time to work with me and get involved in a way that I can only describe as unbelievable. Tom truly cares, as do the rest of the team at FFW. I endorse this organization with no reservation. I have attended events with them, including golf outings and a hockey game. Families are welcome, and this organization has done more for me than I could possibly put into words. If you know a combat vet who needs a community, this is the place for them!
Fairways has played a vital role in my recovery. I have been with them for about 2 months. Within this time, they have helped me receive absolutely essential therapy that has changed mine and my families lives. I can't say enough about the support and brotherhood I encounter with FFW. I pray we continue to grow and touch more brothers and sister's lives as they have touched mine.
Fairways for Warriors has given me the opportunity to bond with fellow vets that have experienced similar situations in life and knows what I am talking about. The organization has bent over backwards to ensure local participation in golfing events and social events. Five star non-profit all the way.
I have been a member of Fairways for Warriors since March 2015, and enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of Veterans in a dynamic and physically active setting. As Chair, of the Orange County Mayor's Veterans Advisory Council I lead 28 different Veterans Services Organizations. We find that FFW is the most active VSO that involves the Veterans and their families in all scheduled events. We appreciate the donations and contributions of those that proudly support FFW in its noble mission. Edwin R. Marrero, Colonel, US Army, Retired.
An honor to serve those that serve and served !! I am Edwin R. Marrero, US Army, Colonel (ret.) and I serve as Chair of the Orange County Mayor's Veterans Advisory Council, with members representing about 28 different Veterans Service Organizations. FFW is among those OCMVAC members, and we admire the FFW success in meeting its vision and charter mission. Under the direction of Thomas Underdown the Veterans and their families enjoy an environment of military camaraderie and challenging physical activity. Donors are able to see the results, feel the excitement, and display their patriotic gratitude.
I have been a member over 1yr and they
Help as much as they can.
I do recommend this for all veterans, even if just to volunteer.
been a member for 2 years and this group is outstanding and motivating to its veterans.
I have been with this organization for over 2 years now and it has dramatically changed my life.
Before I joined, I was heavily medicated to combat my PTSD AND depression.
I used to take over 16 different medications to deal with pain, otsd, depression, anxiety, and other non-said illnesses. I felt depressed and didn't even want to go anywhere..not even to work.
One day I went golfing and saw a business card on the billboard inside the club house and fig..why not and give them a call and see what this was all about.
Stephen Escobedo with the San Antonio chapter immediately got me involved and I attended my first clinic.
The comrodre and support that was shown just on my first initial visit was unprofoundly the brotherhood that I so longed for.
I felt alone and depressed and worthless until I got with the Fairways chapter in San Antonio.
As of today, I only take 4 meds a day.
Mostly to deal with chronic pain, GERD, and other things.
I still struggle with my demons and I is e outreach programs such as fairways for warriors to aide in healing.
I look forward to every meeting we have and cannot wait to hang out with my fellow brothers and sisters.
In short, I seriously cannot thank you enough for the generous support we receive and the gracious generosity by our sponsors!
It is with a heart felt thanks that can never be said enough that I appreciate what this organization has done and the love and support from all of our fellow veterans and sponsors and volunteers.
Thank you !!
Sgt USMC RET.
I am a disabled combat veteran who has benefited from the generosity of Fairways for Warriors. They not only provide therapeutic ways to relieve stress by providing free of charge golf clinics, they bring veterans together. They provide us with a different approach than many veteran's organizations. I love the fact that I never felt like I didn't belong, as I have with other organizations. I felt like one of the fold since the first day!!!
Great organization that help wounded veterans like me to cope with the injuries playing golf. Good help and support is provided from all the members and staff of this organization. I really love it. The best part is the camaraderie between the vets.
This is a great non-profit organization that help the wounded veterans like me to cope with PTSD, TBI and other physical , internal and mental injuries, the help that they provide and the services are excellent I'm retired since April 2015 and since that I'm proud to said that I'm part of a great organization that take care and help the veterans, Fairways For Warriors is awesome and I recommend it to the veterans. Thru golf I found that internal peace.
Fairways for Warriors has been an integral part of my post injury life. Not only did they teach me the game of golf, they have provided me with a tremendous support system and network of fellow veterans that goes way beyond the game of golf.
Fairways for Warriors fulfills two things that I need in life. First, military camaraderie, delivered through golf, helps me stay connected to the military and to other veterans. When I leave a practice session, I am revived/motivated and feel like I can take on the rest of the month. Next, Fairways for Warriors provides me the opportunity to play a game that requires concentration, to the point of a meditative state. Because I deal with PTSD and TBI on a daily basis, playing golf has afforded me the opportunity to silence my mind, even for just a little bit. Participating with Fairways for Warriors has helped me out tremendously; I am truly indebted to the hard work they do each week.
When I first heard about what the offer veterans, I was so impressed...then, when I joined and saw for myself, how much more the give I was dumbfounded. Top notch, compassionate people, with a top notch organization.
As an LPGA/PGA golf professional it has been my honor to work with these great men and women who have served our country. I have learned so much of how golf has been the saving outlet in combating the seen and unseen injuries. All of the Fairway for Warriors have been so welcoming and make me feel a great part of this family. Thank you to all my Fairway for Warriors friends!
Fairways for Warriors is one of the best non profit organization for veterans, not only provide facilities to learn and practice golf but also connect veterans with different organizations that improve the quality of life of disabled veterans like me.
I was so nervous leaving after leaving the military. I was moving back home to an area I hadn’t been to in years. Not having any friends and some family in the area I didn’t know what was going to await me. I was previously apart of a golf program in the DC area but wasn’t aware of anything in this area, that is until a visit with the doctor and she was telling me about some of the programs in the area and Fairways for Warriors was the one that stood out the most. After waiting for a year I got up enough will power to go out on an outing with them. I am glad that I did. Everyone that I have met through them have been nothing short of amazing. They are more than just golf as well. They do an amazing job of helping others. The entire organization from top to bottom is without a doubt one of the best out there.
Fairways for Warriors is a great organization, Though the San Antonio chapter is small each event is growing with new warriors every month. It is truely what I look forward to every month, by being able to go out and enjoy the comradery of the people and tranquility of the environment around me and the great time we have out doors verse being cooped up indoors.
Great charity doing great work. A pleasure to work with them. WIth help from the local community (golf courses) they are giving veterans time to heal their seen and unseen wounds giving in service to this country- The United States of America.
I've never participated yet, I'm still trying to recover from surgeries. I do however recieve feedback and have that open invite each and every day to come out and play a round. Being local, I have the chance to meet up with any number of veterans thanks to these folks.
Amazing Organization providing recreational therapy for veterans using the sport of Golf. Member participation is very active. Organization performs numerous community support activities engaging veterans with the civilian population. Organization promotes family members participation during events which is great to re-enforce family oriented support.
Fairways for Warriors is a true friend of veterans! They consistently provide events and golf instruction to veterans and family members on a regular basis. They supply equipment, facilities and fellowship without hesitation. They are always welcoming and quick to provide a positive helping hand. As a disabled veteran it is comforting to have an organization like Fairways to help and support from. It is great to see such true servants who aren't out there looking to use veterans for personal benefit. This is a great organization that is worthy of praise. Thank you all, David T.
Fairways for warriors is an organization that brings the veteran back to the family it has been looking for. As a member of this great organization not only do I get to play golf, but I get the chance to be around my fellow veterans who suffer as much or more than I, but they incorporate your home families as well. That is where you get the biggest thrill from an organization such as this... you get to bring both families together to help the veteran heal.
Fairways for Warriors was a great addition to my life. I have been diagnosed with severe PTSD. I an not good in certain situations. Most of the time, I am a very tensed person. When I am around the personnel from FFW, I feel like I am with family. There are no hidden agendas. The individuals that are there come to play golf and have a good time. I have never had a stressful moment with my FFW teammates. I also get to enjoy the game of golf with my son. It is an all around win win situation.
Fairways for Warriors far exceeded my expectations. When we arrived Tom and John welcomed my son and me with open arms. We received some outstanding golf instructions from Shane. I thought I could at least hit the ball decently until Shane got to me. My son and I received quality coaching from a golf professional for free. We will definitely be going to the events in the future. The FFW team is composed of some great individuals.
Fairways for Warriors is a fantastic organization. They were their to pick me up when I began fall. Playing golf has become both an outlet for me to get out of the house and do something and a platform for me to share my story with others. If it were not for FFW guidance and encouragement I would not have either.
As a wounded veteran it's hard to just have a meaningful conversation about issues with people who really care or have very similar experiences. Through Fairways For Warriors I learned about issues the VA should have been taking care of for my like intestinal problems due to the Opioids I have to take for a failed VA surgery. Also to be on the Course with fellow Warriors able to " Unplug" for 4 or 5 hours is PRICELESS