The Golf Challenge

The 2023 Golf Challenge, the 13th instalment of a series of charity-driven, amateur golf tournaments played every year at top-rated courses across the US and Canada, was another triumph raising over $3 million for Els for Autism. 

Since the event’s inception in 2011, over 21,000 rounds of golf have been played and the fundraising total now stands at a staggering $37 million. Every dollar and cent raised benefits the Els for Autism Foundation, which is committed to better understanding the aspirations of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and helping them to fulfil their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. As is customary, all Golf Challenge winners, sponsors and top fundraisers gathered at the Grand Finale at The Breakers in Palm Beach (pictured above), a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment attended by Ernie and Liezl.

“This is always one of the highlights of the year for Liezl and me,” said Ernie. “It’s a pleasure for us and the team at Els for Autism to spend time with everyone who earns their place at the Grand Finale and to have some fun together. Liezl and I have spoken about this before; we’re humbled by their commitment and efforts to raise money for our foundation. They have our sincere gratitude and respect. They’re literally helping change peoples’ lives, making a positive impact for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. And the results of their fundraising efforts are evident every day in the wonderful work being done at The Els Center of Excellence.”

The 2024 Golf Challenge schedule is now live (see below). To sign up for updates and news from Els for Autism, including how to participate in this year’s Golf Challenge, visit the website




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