Former PGA winner helping combat poverty out of his home state

Mike Reid to host the CHOICE Humanitarian Open Monday at Kamas’ Victory Ranch Golf Course

A player lines up a putt at last year’s CHOICE Humanitarian Open. Former PGA winner Mike Reid will be hosting this year’s event once again on Monday.
Photo courtesy of Med One

Former PGA title winner and two-time Champions Tour major champion Mike Reid will be helping to combat poverty out of his home state when hosting the CHOICE Humanitarian Open Monday at Kamas’ Victory Ranch Golf Course. CHOICE, which was founded over 40 years ago by Reid’s father-in-law Jim Mayfield, is a Draper-based non-profit that provides worldwide efforts to reduce poverty and construct self-sufficient communities.

Reid and CHOICE will be looking to raise upwards of $100,000 at the Humanitarian Open, which they’ve been able to accomplish each year since it’s inception in 2015. CHOICE takes these donations and turns them into resources in impoverished communities across eight countries, and they’ve yet to decide where this year’s funds will go.

Reid and Nepalese children from a village Reid, his son and others were helping construct water piping in recently. Reid found the trip incredibly rewarding, getting a first-hand view of the work CHOICE does in the world.
Photo courtesy of Mike Reid

Reid decided to become more involved with CHOICE and host the Humanitarian Open once his professional career began slowing down around 15 years ago. He has since been able to see their impact first-hand, raving about a rewarding, CHOICE Expedition he made to Nepal in 2017. On this trip, Reid, his son and others helped construct water piping in a mountain village there. 

Having participated in the Humanitarian Open for many years, Reid knew the fundraising and event potential that Victory Ranch had when he took on hosting duties a few years ago. He said “I think (Victory Ranch) is the best golf course in the state. I was hoping we could host the CHOICE tournament there someday.”

Both Reid and CHOICE’s Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications Sara Nelson agreed Victory Ranch does an excellent job welcoming the players/donors in what is one of their few non-member events of the year. Nelson touched upon everyone’s goals, saying “our goal is to have an incredibly beautiful day, and to make (players) feel like they’re making a difference.”

Nelson also mentioned that there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, even with two days until the Humanitarian Open. To learn more about CHOICE and donate, visit To grab one of the few remaining competing spots in the Humanitarian Open, reach out to its Event Coordinator Kelly Martin at

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