Land O'Lakes Legends Classic coming to Minneapolis area in August
Land O’Lakes Legends Classic coming to
The Meadows at Mystic Lake, Twin Cities area in August
Former U coach Michele Redman, golf entrepreneur Jim Lehman create new event
Prior Lake, Minn., May 4, 2021 – Many of the greatest players in LPGA history will compete in the inaugural Land O’Lakes Legends Classic Presented by The Meadows at Mystic Lake from Aug. 5-7, 2021. The event will showcase a celebration of women’s golf by featuring the legends of the LPGA – including LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez and local star Michele Redman– while also showcasing the future of the game and many of the state’s top women amateurs through clinics and exhibitions.
The event is co-owned by Redman, a two-time LPGA Tour winner and former head coach of the University of Minnesota women's golf program, and Jim Lehman, president of Medalist Management and former president of the Minnesota Golf Association.
“The Land O’Lakes Legends Classic will be a multiday celebration of women’s golf,” said Redman. “From clinics, exhibitions, a pro-am and the official Legends Tour play, this will be a great atmosphere, and fans will be treated to a truly special week and a chance to see some incredible golf. We are excited to partner with Land O’Lakes and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to deliver a fun, welcoming, family friendly, community-centered golf event to the Twin Cities region this summer.”
Title sponsor Land O’Lakes is based in nearby Arden Hills, Minnesota.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic – an event celebrating community spirit, the rich and important 70-year+ history of the LPGA, the greats of golf, and some friendly competition,” said Kim Olson, chief communications officer of Land O’Lakes. “As a Minnesota-based farmer cooperative, we’re thankful for the opportunity to partner with Michele Redman and Jim Lehman and Mystic Lake to bring this exciting event to life in our own backyard.”
The Meadows at Mystic Lake is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and is just 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
“The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is thrilled to be hosting the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic this August at one of our wonderful enterprises – The Meadows at Mystic Lake,” said Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chairman Keith Anderson. “Surrounded by acres of wildflowers and prairie plants with water on 13 holes, The Meadows is a golf course unlike any other. We can’t wait for players and fans alike to come enjoy the unique, challenging and scenic golf experience at Mystic Lake.”
The 36-hole tournament will begin on Thursday, Aug. 5, with a pro-am featuring teams of four amateurs and a pro. The official tournament will run on Aug. 6 and 7 featuring 44 players, including 40 legends of the LPGA and four top regional women amateurs from the Twin Cities area. Additional details regarding the schedule of events and the final field will be announced later.
The tournament also will welcome fans, and tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $25 and children 17 and under are free. The event will follow health and safety protocols established by Tribal Public Health.
About Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2020 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 232 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of 100 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production, including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra, LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.
ABOUT THE SHAKOPEE MDEWAKANTON SIOUX COMMUNITY
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is a federally recognized, sovereign Dakota tribal government located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Following a Dakota tradition of generosity, the SMSC is one of the top philanthropists in Minnesota and is the largest contributor to other tribal governments and causes across the country. It is a strong community partner and a leader in protecting and restoring natural resources. The SMSC’s government, Gaming Enterprise and various other enterprises are collectively the largest employer in Scott County and attract millions of visitors to the region.
ABOUT THE LEGENDS TOUR
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA providing competitive opportunities for LPGA Tour professionals and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 veteran LPGA Tour professionals with the goal of continuing to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women golfers of all time. Legends Tour members, including 15 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members, have combined for over 750 LPGA Tour victories including 84 major championships. The Legends Tour has helped raise nearly $24 million for charity. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com. Follow @legendstour on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
ABOUT LAND O'LAKES LEGENDS CLASSIC
The greatest names in the history of women's golf will compete in the inaugural Land O’Lakes Legends Classic Presented by The Meadows at Mystic Lake. The Legends Tour is known for its fan-friendly environment with lots of opportunities for autographs, limited roping, and photo ops after the rounds. For more information, visit legendsclassicmn.com.
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