Wednesday, July 26, 2017

French Lick Resort Host’s Sirius/XM PGA TOUR Radio Network Listeners Cup

Over the past decade French Lick Resort has become a leading venue for some of golf’s major events and this week is no different with the resort hosting a championship for the listeners of Sirius/XM PGA Tour Radio.

Bragging rights are at stake when Sirius/XM PGA TOUR Radio Network hosts the 6th Annual Listener’s Cup for the first time at the historic French Lick Resort in southern Indiana.  

Matt Adams
"Fairways of Life" Host

Carl Paulson
"Inside the Ropes" Host














Brian Katrek
Co-host of "Katrek and Maginnes On Tap"
John Maginnes
Co-host of "Katrek and Maginnes On Tap"















Teams captained by the leading hosts of the top golf radio shows ‘Fairways of Life’ Matt Adams, ‘Inside the Ropes’ Carl Paulson and ‘Katrek and Maginnes On Tap” Brian Katrek and John Maginnes will host 44 avid listeners from 20 different states and Canada this week July 26-28 when they play Ryder Cup-style matches at the iconic Pete Dye Course and the Donald Ross Course. The event has previously been held in Newport, RI; Myrtle Beach, SC and Hilton Head Island, SC.   

The sold-out event includes as diverse group of golfers you’ll find anywhere including CEO’s to truck drivers, from managers of finance to a manager of a hog farm, to a handful of intrepid women ready to sling the verbal broadsides as well as they hit their wedges.

But the big events of the three-day event are the radio shows hosted by the four captains that will allow the golf world to share in stories of shots made, shots missed, shots recovered and holes won and lost by the hosts and their competitors, a dominant theme of 22-hours of coverage on their shows morning, midday and evenings from the historic French Lick Resort.

The hosts have either participated in or broadcast from all of professional golf’s major championships, Adams and Paulson just returning from Jordan Spieth’s win at the 146th Open Championship, but admit there’s nothing like the Listener’s Cup, where their abilities as captains will be questioned more than their talents as players. Matt Adams’ team is the defending champion, his third in the five-year history of the competition. Brian Katrek’s team has won twice. Carl Paulson participated in his first Listeners Cup last year on Hilton Head Island and John Maginnes is still looking for his first win, but reminds listeners that his team has been ‘undefeated on the 19th Hole in all six previous Listeners Cups.’

Competitors will be staying at the classic French Lick Springs Hotel, one of two nationally-historic hotels at the Resort that harken back to a simpler time, but still offer state-of-the-art amenities, including a Las Vegas-style casino. The Resort has a long history of hosting dignitaries from business, government and Hollywood, and now entertaining conventions and families from around the world. For more information, visit www.frenchlick.com .

The Pete Dye Course is carved from the hillside of one of the highest points in Indiana, is considered maybe the state’s most unique challenge, and just finished hosting the first-ever LPGA Senior Championship, while hosting the 2015 U-S Senior PGA Championship won by Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie.

The Donald Ross Course is an Indiana icon, celebrating its Centennial in 2017. It hosted the 1924 PGA Championship won by Walter Hagen and recently underwent a $5-million restoration to bring back Ross’ signature mounding and bunkering.

The event is being produced for the third straight year by Golf Reservations and Events, a producer of top Pro-Am Events across North America.