Dennis Zinkon Memorial Fund 2017

Each season, the Tour visits in excess of 25 cities, with PGA TOUR hopefuls chasing a lifelong dream of contending on golf’s biggest stage. The journey can be lucrative, but it can also be lonely, as the individualistic nature of the sport allows for 20- and 30-somethings to travel from town to town with only the occasional visit from family or friends.

For a number of players, their road family becomes what is affectionately known as The Truck.

At every Tour event, The Truck is the equivalent of ground zero, with a host of PGA TOUR staff members and volunteers serving as the heartbeat of the tournament, from logistics to operations to scoring and oftentimes to a sounding board for stories about putters gone awry.

On Friday, July 15, 2016, The Truck lost one of its own.

Dennis ‘Zink’ Zinkon, who assisted the Tour in all facets of operations, passed away from a pulmonary embolism. He was 55.

To those who knew Zink, he was a familiar face each week, often greeting players and complete strangers with his unique smile and understanding of the life professional golfers lead.

In 2016 we raised over $25,000 for the following charities:

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA)
Wolfson Children's Hospital
Panama Championship Charities

To honor Zink's giving and caring nature, 
we will continue raising funds for various charities.

Thank you for helping us honor his memory.

Always Zink
Always Our Brother
Always Remembered
  • Brian DiTucci
    • 50 $ 
    • 64 mos
  • Tom Hearn
    • 200 $ 
    • 64 mos
  • tommie sheridan
    • 200 $ 
    • 64 mos
  • David Donnelly
    • 100 $ 
    • 64 mos
  • Patrick Siver
    • 100 $ 
    • 64 mos
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Jeff Thomas
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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