Conquistador Patriot Open
May 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm$129.00
The proceeds from the Conquistador Patriot Open golf tournament will help build a mortgage free home for a Vet. The honored quest for this event is Iraqi Veteran J. R. Martinez. It will be a shotgun start beginning a 8:30 am on Friday, May 18th. In addition to the round of golf breakfast and lunch will provided along with prizes. Breakfast will be served at 7:15 am. Lunch will be served after the tournament. The prizes will be given at that time. The format for the tournament will be superball (captain’s choice).
Location: Slammer & Squire World Golf Village, 2 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, FL 30292 (for directions check the Google map link below)
Registration and breakfast starts at 7:15 am.
Shotgun start at 8:30 am.
Register for the Event
You can register as an individual or as a 4 man team. The cost for the individual is $129. The cost for the 4 man team is $476.00 ($119 per player). Please fill out the following PDF form and mail it along with your payment to the address listed on the form.
Sponsor a Hole for a Fallen Service Member
If you wish to sponsor a hole for a fallen service member please fill out the following PDF form and mail it along with your payment to the address listed on the form. The cost is $250.00.
Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor for this event? If you are please contact Debra Cox at patriotopen.com/contact to discuss the sponsorship levels. You can either call at the telephone number listed or send an email.
Guest for This Event
Jose Rene “J.R. Martinz is an American actor, author, motivational speaker and retired U.S. Army soldier. In March 2003, Martinez was deployed to Iraq. One month later he sustained severe burns to over 34 percent of his body when his humvee hit a roadside bomb.
After high school, he joined the army. J.R. was proud to serve, as a way to give something back to a country that had already given so much to him and to his family. In September of 2002, J.R. underwent Basic and Advanced Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he gained skills as an 11-B Infantryman. After reporting to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in January of 2003, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.
In March of 2003, J.R. was deployed to Iraq. On April 5, was driving a humvee in Karbala when his front left tire hit a roadside bomb. The three other soldiers were ejected from the burning vehicle, but J.R. was trapped inside. He suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to 34 percent of his body. J.R. claims that while he was fighting for his life and awaiting medical help, his sister, Anabel, appeared to him giving him the strength to live.
J.R. was immediately evacuated to a local medic station in Iraq and then on to Landstuhl, Germany, for immediate care. He spent 34 months in recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC/SAMC) in San Antonio, Texas. He has undergone 34 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery in the eleven years since his injury.
During his recovery, a nurse asked him to speak to a burn patient, who had just seen his body for the first time and had become withdrawn. After a brief visit, J.R. realized he had a positive impact on this patient and decided to use his own experiences to help others. He continued to visit patients every day sharing his story and listening to theirs. He learned that inspiration is often a two-way street.
Beneficiaries of the Event