In 2002 teams from Rooney’s Public house on Clematis, Rooney's Public House in Abacoa, O’Shea’s, and Patty Mac’s got together for a friendly game of golf at the Abacoa Golf Club. With a gentleman’s agreement of losers donating to a charity of the winner’s choice the annual tournament began to take shape.
What started as four local Irish pubs and a few foursomes playing for bragging rights (and a trophy) has grown to hundreds of people wanting to play in this intimate tournament, indulge in dinner fit for royalty with an Irish flair, try to win amazing prizes, and partake in plenty of stories and laughs.
In 2006 Rooney’s Golf Foundation was incorporated and the 501 (c )(3) formed. Today, we have grown and now produce four amazing events: Rooney’s 5k, Rooney’s Golf Tournament, the Overcomer Luncheon, and the Poker Tournament. Collectively since 2002 we have raised over $550,000 for local Palm Beach County Charities such as Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Children’s Golf Foundation, Elite Greyhounds & GPA Adoptions, FAU Honors College, Gold Coast Downs Syndrome, Home Safe , Pathways to Independence, Place of Hope, Potentia Academy, St. Ignatius Outreach Program, St. Mary’s of Pahokee and West Palm Beach Fishing Club.
Thank you for your interest in the foundation and our events. The foundation could not do all that it does without the help of our patrons, sponsors and volunteers to help insure these great local charities.
Hope to see you soon and thank you!
Rooney’s Golf Foundation Board
Rooney’s Golf Foundation
1111 N. Congress Ave., W. Palm Beach, FL 33409