Ben Curtis played on the PGA Tour from 2003 to 2017. He had four career wins, with his most notable being the 2003 British Open. He was the first golfer, since Francis Ouimet in 1913, to win in his major championship debut. He went on to win two events again in 2006 – the Booz Allen Classic and the 84 Lumber Classic – and the Valero Texas Open in 2012. He competed on the 2008 Ryder Cup Team under captain Paul Azinger to end the streak of three successive victories for Europe.
After retiring from golf on the PGA Tour, Ben started the Ben Curtis Golf Academy at The Country Club of Hudson in Hudson, Ohio. He’s found a new passion in teaching children and preparing the golfers of our future. Following his passion for wine, he created a red blend, the Ben Curtis Cuvee, as well as a chardonnay through his exclusive label Fairway & Vines. Both are made by Rich Parducci, a fifth generation wine maker at McNab Ridge Winery in Mendocino County, just north of Napa Valley in California. A portion of the proceeds for every bottle sold goes back to the Ben Curtis Family Foundation, to help children in need in Portage and Summit counties.
While golfing has been one of the greatest loves of Ben’s life, helping children in his local community is his biggest passion. He is the father of two middle school-aged children in the schools the Ben Curtis Family Foundation serves, and sees firsthand the need for food to be sent home throughout the school year and over long weekends. He picks up food at the food bank and delivers packed Birdie Bags to schools. He continues to use his name to help raise money and awareness for the childhood hunger epidemic sweeping the nation.
Our affiliate companies, the Ben Curtis Golf Academy & Fairway and Vines, raise awareness for the Ben Curtis Family Foundation to help combat childhood hunger. Click on a link below to learn more about doing good just by doing what you love.