LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley among 30 LPGA Legends set to appear June 8-10.
The Boeing Company has committed to serve as the presenting sponsor of The Legends Tour’s Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup this summer.
The event will be staged June 8-10, at the White Horse Golf Club. The tournament pro-am is set for Friday, June 8, followed by a 36-hole professional competition on Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10.
A field of 30 Legends, including LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members JoAnne Carner, Pat Bradley and Betsy King, will compete for $175,000 in the event. The tournament will be a homecoming for Carner, a Washington native.
“It is with great pleasure we announce The Boeing Company as the presenting sponsor of the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup,” said Jane Blalock, 27-time LPGA Tour Champion and CEO of JBC Golf, the marketing and management company for The Legends Tour, official senior tour of the LPGA.
“Boeing is a worldwide leader in its industry and a tremendous supporter of community initiatives and engagement,” added Blalock. “The LPGA Legends are proud to be associated with this marquee brand, and we appreciate their generous support.”
Boeing has sponsored The Boeing Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions event played at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge in the Greater Seattle area, for 13 years. The 2018 Boeing Classic will be held Aug 20-26.
This is Boeing’s first sponsorship of a Legends Tour event.
“On behalf of the tens of thousands of Boeing employees in Washington State, it is a privilege to welcome the 2018 Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup, presented by Boeing, to the beautiful Pacific Northwest,” said Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are honored to welcome these true legends of women’s golf to Washington and wish them a successful tournament.”
Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup tickets will be available online, starting March 1. To learn more about the tournament and to meet Legends Tour player and former LPGA National Teacher of the Year Cindy Miller, golf enthusiasts may visit the White Horse Golf Club booth #739 at the Seattle Golf & Travel Show, set for March 3-4, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in downtown Seattle.
Washington has long been a regular stop for the LPGA Tour and women’s professional golf. From 1982-1999, the Evergreen State hosted the Safeco Classic at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Wash.
Current Legends Tour members who are past Safeco Classic champions include three-time winner Patty Sheehan (1982, ’90, ’95), Juli Inkster (1983, ’88), Brandie Burton (1993), Pat Bradley (1991), Jan Stephenson (1987), Judy Dickinson (1986) and Washington native JoAnne Carner (1985).
A women’s amateur team competition will kick off tournament week on Wednesday, June 6, awarding winners of low-net and low-gross events with entry into the Legends Tour’s pro-am tournament on June. 8.
For more information about The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.
About The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Nearly half of Boeing’s employees worldwide are located in Washington.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA, providing competitive opportunities for female golfers, professional and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 veteran LPGA Tour professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour now has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour members have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 17 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $16 million in prize money and helped raise over $22 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted nearly 100 charity golf events and professional tournaments nationwide in multiple states and overseas in Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.