Thursday, August 18, 2016

Golf Legends Are Made Here

 
By Joy Neighbors

“History made…more in the making,” that’s the Legends Tour slogan and you can watch it all happen, right here, this weekend! The Legends Championship Tournament, hosted by The Pete Dye Golf Course at French Lick Resort, will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Friday morning the Legends Championship Pro-Am Shotgun begins at 7 a.m. Then it’s show time when the official senior tour, comprised of 60 of golf’s greatest LPGA players, takes to the greens for 18 holes of competitive golf on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21.

Founded in 2000, the Legends Tour players are comprised of 14 LPGA Hall-of-Famers and more than 120 former LPGA tour stars; these are some of the greatest women to have played golf. All totaled, they have more than 750 LPGA tour wins and have played in 84 major championships.

But winning isn’t everything to these ladies. In the past 16 years they have raised over $18 million for charity partners. Last year alone the Legends Championship contributed $150,000 to Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis. (This year's ticket proceeds will again go to the Riley Children’s Foundation.)

Here are five more Legends facts:

· LPGA tour professionals are age 45 and over

· More than 120 members take part in the tour

· 14 are World Golf and LPGA Hall of Famers

· Nine golfers have served as Solheim Cup captains

· The Legends Tour is now in its 16th season



The Pete Dye Course has been called one of the most iconic courses in America. Designed by Hall-of-Fame architect Pete Dye, this par 72 championship course affords golf at its best with narrow, immaculate fairways and rugged, intense terrain, which includes three man-made lakes and “volcano” bunkers. And the scenic 40-mile panoramic view has won national acclaim.


Legends Hall of Fame Museum
West Baden Springs Hotel
Be sure to take a break from the action to visit the Legends Hall of Fame Museum, located in at the historic West Baden Springs Hotel - well worth the stop for golf fans.