Schwab Unveils New Online Documentary Series Pairing PGA TOUR® Legends with Up-and-Coming Players

“The Mentor Project” Now Available at

Monday, September 19, 2011 6:00 am PDT



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"In both golf and investing, getting the perspective of a professional can make a big difference"

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab, the official investment firm of the PGA TOUR®, today announced the launch of a new online episodic documentary series called “The Mentor Project” which pairs PGA TOUR legends with up-and-coming stars and reveals how golf advice and guidance affects the careers of young players. “The Mentor Project”, presented by Charles Schwab, gives golf fans a behind-the-scenes look at a series of casual – but insightful -- conversations between some of the favorite players on the Champions Tour® and PGA TOUR, including pairings of Tom Lehman and Kevin Streelman, Corey Pavin and Jeff Overton, and father and son Jay and Bill Haas. Each documentary episode is available at Additional player pairings, videos, and bonus content will be added over time.

“The Mentor Project” documentary series is featured on a Schwab website designed for those with a passion for all things golf and investing, including video-based golf tips from well-known instructor Hank Haney, the ability to schedule a complimentary golf lesson at more than 140 GolfTEC locations nationwide, and a series of videos with Haney and Schwab experts discussing common principles of golf and investing, including the importance of formulating and sticking to a plan, making use of the latest technology, and remaining focused through ups and downs.

“In both golf and investing, getting the perspective of a professional can make a big difference,” said Ben Brigeman, executive vice president of Schwab Investor Services. “Especially in this period of continued market volatility, we see a growing number of clients asking us for investment advice. We think this new documentary series, along with the instruction, tips, and resources on golf and investing, is a fun and creative way to make the importance of professional advice and guidance resonate for investors.”

In addition to the website, content from the documentary series will also appear during tournament telecasts on NBC, CBS, and Golf Channel, in addition to PGATOUR.COM, Golf Magazine and Schwab’s social media channels.

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 8.2 million client brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 765,000 banking accounts, and $1.65 trillion in client assets as of Aug. 31, 2011. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”) (member SIPC,, and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and mortgage services and products. (0911-6033)

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Tom Lehman and Kevin Streelman are one of the pairings featured in Charles Schwab's new online episodic documentary series "The Mentor Project." (Photo: Business Wire)

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