LPGA Legends Championship brings female golfers to southern Indiana
FRENCH LICK, In. (WDRB) -- Some of the best female golfers in the world will be in southern Indiana this weekend. Keith Kaiser learns about the LPGA Legends Championship at the Pete Dye Course.
In 2013, women's professional golf returned to French Lick Resort for the first time since 1960. The highly acclaimed Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort welcomed Legends players Nancy Lopez, Jan Stephenson, Pat Bradley, Beth Daniel, Betsy King, Joann Carner, Rosie Jones and the winner of the 2013 Championship, Lorie Kane.
In 2014, French Lick Resort hosts a week-long tribute to women's golf, that began on Monday, August 11 with the fifth annual Alice Dye Invitational. An all-day golf clinic for women was conducted by the Legends on Wednesday, August 13th and on Thursday, August 14th. The Legends Championship will be played Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (August 15-17) on the Pete Dye Course.
The Legends Tour has over 100 members, including 10 World Golf and LPGA Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have compiled over 650 LPGA victories, including 65 major championships. The Legends Tour is in its 12th season and has played for over $9,000,000 in prize money. Over $11,000,000 has been awarded to charity through Legends Tour events. The Legends Tour has played events all over the world and across the nation. Tournaments have been held in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. The Legends Tour was founded in 2000 by 25 LPGA Tour veterans who wanted to provide opportunities for professionals 45 and over to continue competing. For a line up of the Legends scheduled to appear CLICK HERE.