April 26, 2016 (Delray Beach, Fla.) – The Legends Tour, official senior tour of the LPGA, will return to Delray Beach for the 3rd annual Walgreens Charity Championship presented by The Seagate Country Club. As the final stop on the tour’s 2016 schedule, the championship kicks off Thursday, Oct. 27, and wraps up Sunday, Oct. 30, with a performance by Australian rock band, Little River Band.
“We are thrilled to return to the Delray Beach area for our season finale in 2016,” said Jane Blalock, 27-time LPGA Tour champion and CEO of The Legends Tour. “Walgreens continues to be a terrific partner and The Seagate Country Club is definitely a draw for our players. Our fields here just keep getting stronger.”
Last year’s event champion, Liselotte Neumann of Sweden, picked up her second Legends title with consecutive rounds of 68 in the 36-hole event. Neumann holds 13 LPGA Tour titles and won the 1988 U.S. Women’s Open. The 52-player field included eight members of the LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame. The 2016 field, while yet to be determined, is expected to welcome back many Hall of Famers, including Nancy Lopez, Juli Inkster, Pat Bradley and JoAnne Carner. Neumann will defend her 2015 title.
“We are honored and excited to once again be hosting the incredibly talented players of The Legends Tour at our championship golf course,” stated E. Anthony Wilson, CEO of Seagate Hospitality Group. “The Seagate Country Club has hosted some of the world’s greatest golfers, and we’re excited to see what new legends will be born at our world-class golf facility.”
The schedule of events includes a pro-am to be played on Friday, Oct. 28; two rounds of professional competition to be held Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30; and a special concert featuring national recording artist, Little River Band, following Sunday’s final round.
Considered one of Australia’s most significant bands, with over 30 million in record sales, this year marks the second time Little River Band has performed at the Walgreens Charity Championship.
“The energy from last year’s concert was incredible,” says lead singer Wayne Nelson. “We’re excited to be back on stage among a great crowd, enjoying the beautiful autumn weather in South Florida. It should be another memorable night at the beautiful Seagate Country Club.”
Daily admission to professional tournament rounds will be $15 per adult, and all ticket proceeds will once again benefit Dan Marino Foundation and the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. Starting Sept. 15, fans can save $5 per ticket by purchasing at area Walgreens. Kids 13 and under and all active military personnel with ID are admitted free. Sunday’s tournament ticket includes admission to Little River Band’s performance following play.
“Walgreens is proud to once again partner with the Legends of the LPGA in their return to the outstanding Seagate Country Club,” said Walgreens Regional Vice President Roy Ripak. “We are excited to bring this level of competitive golf to beautiful Delray Beach and support key charity partners in our community.”
For more information on The Legends Tour, please click here. For information about The Seagate Country Club, The Seagate Beach Club, and The Seagate Hotel & Spa, please call 877-577-3242.
About The Seagate
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, just down the street from the hotel, as well as access to the private Seagate Country Club, complete with championship golf courses, Har-Tru tennis courts, full-service clubhouse and more. Signature restaurant, Atlantic Grille, features contemporary American cuisine with a focus on locally sourced seafood. The Seagate Hotel & Spa offers three meeting rooms totaling 4,000 square feet. For more information or reservations call 877-577-3243 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 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 16th season, 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.