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Legends Tour ready for third year at Turkey Mountain

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA, is heading back to Horseshoe Bend for its third annual charity social event, golf clinic and Pro-Am Tournament.

The festivities this year are scheduled for Sept. 18-19 at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain.

Baxter Regional Medical Foundation is the benefactor of this year's tourney.

Events scheduled include a clinic at the course showcasing the swings of various Legends Tour professionals, along with a putting competition where anyone can challenge one of the LPGA Hall of Fame Legends.

Also on the schedule is a social hour meet-and-greet, which is an opportunity to hear great stories about major championships, have fun and interact with the greatest lady professional golfers of all time, as well as a perfect photo opportunity.

Legends Tour President and former LPGA standout Jane Blalock sees it as a good fit for a pro-am that will grow into a full field tournament stop in subsequent years.

"We have a great fan base in the region who love coming out and watching the Legends of the LPGA tackle their local course. The players are once again looking forward to coming back to Horseshoe Bend -- the hospitality is wonderful and the setting is beautiful." she said. "We are very encouraged by the commitment of local supporters and excited to build and grow a viable event in north central Arkansas."

Among the Legends players already confirmed for the tournament in Horseshoe Bend are: Cindy Miller, Kathyrn Robyn, Cindy Figg-Currier, Terry Jo Myers, Kathy Whitworth, Jenny Lidback, Laurie Rinker and Sandra Haynie.

More players will be announced later.

The Legends Tour, the "Official Legends Tour of the LPGA," was started in 2000 by LPGA professionals with a goal to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has over 100 members, including 10 World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have a combined 625 LPGA Tour victories, including 65 major championships. In its eight seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $8.8 million in prize money and has hosted events in Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Australia and Japan. For additional information on The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.

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