Amateurs will have a chance to compete for spots in The Legends Tour’s Walgreens Charity Classic Pro-Am through a new event this spring.
The XXIO Desert Scramble women’s amateur tournament will be held Wednesday, March 1, and will give 50 two-woman teams (100 players) a chance to win four spots into the Walgreens professional pro-am. The two-player teams posting the low-gross and low-net scores will earn pro-am entry.
The amateur event will kick off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Grandview Golf Course in Sun City West.
“We are thrilled to offer an opportunity for amateur women to experience the tournament course at Grandview firsthand and to meet some of our great players on The Legends Tour,” said Jane Blalock, Legends Tour CEO. “XXIO is the perfect sponsor, as more than 40 percent of their equipment buyers are women. Participants will be treated to a memorable experience as part of the Walgreens Charity Classic tournament week.”
The field in the amateur tournament is limited to the first 100 women to enter. Interested participants may sign up as two-women teams or individually. The tournament committee will form two-player teams for individuals who enter the event.
Entry deadline will be at 5 p.m., Feb. 17.
Entry fee is $100 per player and includes a complimentary practice round on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and greens fees and cart for the tournament on Wednesday, March 1.
In addition, each tournament participant will receive a gift bag, awards luncheon, a wine tasting with Jan Stephenson Wines, contests and prizes, a XXIO pre-game, mental-edge warmup hosted by LPGA Legends, and eight tickets to the Walgreens Charity Classic professional tournament on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5.
"We love the LPGA Legends and all of us at XXIO are excited to become the title sponsor of the XXIO Desert Scramble as part of the Walgreens Charity Classic week,” said Chuck Thiry, VP XXIO USA.
“Our mission is to make the world’s finest golf equipment for players with moderate swing speeds and we look forward to sponsoring the Desert Scramble and showcasing our products all week at the Walgreens Charity Classic," Thiry added.
For more information about participating in the XXIO Desert Scramble, please visit: http://bit.ly/2iGyXus.
To register for the event, visit: http://bit.ly/2hVVzs2
For more information about The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 15 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $13 million in prize money and helped raise over $17 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.