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Legends set to return to Horseshoe Bend

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Once again this fall, the Legends of the LPGA are ascending upon the The Golf Course at Turkey Mountain for an incredible event to benefit the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation.

This event will feature a golf clinic for kids, as taught by Legends Tour golfers and will also feature an incredible Pro-Am that will showcase some of the greatest names in the history of the LPGA.

According to Tournament Director and PGA Pro Chuck McNeight, Kathy Whitworth, Cindy Miller and Cindy Figg-Currier will join 20 to 30 other legends of golf for this exciting event.

Horseshoe Bend is pulling out all the stops to bring the Legends to town and will be supporting the event with a full weekend of family fun, entertainment and world-class golf at the area's premier golf club, The Golf Course at Turkey Mountain.

"This is a great opportunity for fans and businesses to support an important community resource -- the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation," McNeight said.

The schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 18: Putting challenge to benefit the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation at the Pro Shop putting green from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., conducted by Kathy Whitworth.

Legends Clinic: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the driving range, hosted by Sandra Hanie and Cindy Miller.

Baxter Regional Hospital Social Hour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, by invitation or ticket purchase only.

Pro Am draw party: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., by invitation or ticket purchase only.

Sunday, Sept. 19:

Pro-Am Tournament: Shotgun start at 10 a.m., with an awards ceremony to follow the conclusion of tournament.

Pot Luck Party in the Loft after the awards ceremony, all invited.

About women's golf:

Women's golf is the fastest growing segment in the golf market.

The number of women who play golf has increased 52% since 1998. There are over eight million women golfers in the US.

Baby boomer women represent two-thirds of this figure.

Women's affinity for the game is surging -- they represent 63 percent of all new golfers.

The popularity of women's professional golf is at an all-time high in television viewership, event attendance and fan enthusiasm.

Legends Tour players have won more than 600 LPGA tournaments including 55 major championships.

LPGA Legends have competed for over $6 million in tournaments held in the US, Japan and Australia.

Well-known LPGA players turn 45 virtually every year and become Legends "rookies" contributing to the Tour's growth and vitality.

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