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LPGA Legends Tour Moves 2014 Walgreens Charity Championship to Delray Beach

The LPGA Legends Tour’s Walgreens Charity Championship will remain in the Sunshine State this year, but will move its tournament venue to The Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach.

Formerly known as the Hamlet Country Club, the completely renovated Seagate Country Club will play host to the official LPGA tour for professionals age 45 and over November 6 – 9. Last year’s tournament was staged in April at The Villages, with Nancy Scranton winning the championship. Scranton plans to return to defend her title.

“The Legends Tour is honored to team up with Walgreens and The Seagate Hotel and Country Club in bringing this prestigious event to Delray Beach,” said Jane Blalock, Legends Tour CEO. “Golf fans throughout Palm Beach County will be treated to quite a show with the return of LPGA greats to the area.”

The 36-hole tournament will feature a field of 40 players. LPGA legends such as Nancy Lopez, Patty Sheehan, Pat Bradley, Beth Daniel, Betsy King, JoAnne Carner, Rosie Jones, and Jan Stephenson remain active on The Legends Tour, which enters its 14th season in 2014.

“We are honored and excited to host the LPGA Legends Tour this November here in sunny Delray Beach at The Seagate Country Club,” said Tony Wilson, chairman and CEO of Seagate Hospitality Group. “It’s a privilege to host some of the greatest women golfers of all time, while also supporting their continued competitive golf careers.”

Walgreens will continue its sponsorship with the official senior tour of the LPGA. The 2014 season marks the third year Walgreens has title-sponsored tournaments on the Legends Tour.

“Walgreens is proud to announce it will showcase the Legends of the LPGA in a key Florida market at a premier property—The Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach,” said Bryan Pugh, vice president of U.S. Merchandising Program Development and Execution for Walgreens.

“While last year’s inaugural tournament held at The Villages was a tremendous success, we are excited to share these great players with enthusiastic fans on Florida’s east coast in 2014,” Pugh added. “The tournament will once again feature a health and wellness expo as well as an on-course Walgreens ‘Steps with Balance Rewards’ initiative for the local community and, of course, great golf from the Legends.”

The Seagate Country Club unveiled a full renovation of its 18-hole championship private golf course in November 2013. The original home of the first Golf Digest School, the club’s seven-month renovation began in May 2013. Renovations preserved the original Joe Lee design while modernizing and enhancing its condition. Restoration focused on the course’s fairways, greens, bunkers, and practice facilities, as well as modifications to several holes.

For ticket or tournament information, visit www.thelegendstour.com.

Photo Credit: On Thursday, January 9, Legends Tour CEO Jane Blalock was joined by Seagate’s Tony Wilson, Roger Lemke from Walgreens, fellow Legends Beth Daniel and Judy Dickinson, and the mayor of Delray Beach, Cary Glickstein, to announce that the 2014 Walgreens Charity Championship will be played in November at The Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida. Get ready for some legendary golf action, Delray Beach!

About Walgreens

As the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,200 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers, provider practices, and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country. 

About The Seagate Hotel & Spa

The Seagate Hotel & Spa is a luxury boutique resort in Delray Beach, Florida. The 154-room beach-inspired property offers upscale dining options, an 8,000 square-foot on-site spa and exclusive privileges at the private Seagate Beach Club, as well as access to the private Seagate Country Club, complete with championship golf course, eight Har-Tru tennis courts, full-service clubhouse and more. The signature restaurant, Atlantic Grille, features contemporary American cuisine with a focus on locally sourced seafood. The Seagate Hotel & Spa offers nine meeting rooms totaling 14,000 square feet and banqueting for up to 300 guests. For more information or reservations, call 877-577-3242 or visit www.theseagatehotel.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 12 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 675 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 70 major championships. In its 13 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $11 million in prize money and helped raise more than $14 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com. 

Contact: Lisa Mickey at lisamickey@me.com and Sue Fracker at 617-513-4716 or sfracker@jbcgolf.com.

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