Nine Legends who’ve combined for 129 LPGA Tour wins set to appear at The Woodford Club
(Lexington, Kentucky - September 27, 2023) – Few things in life are free, but if you hurry, you can still take advantage of a free ticket to a priceless experience, especially if you’re a golfer in the Bluegrass region.
Nine Legends of the LPGA are slated to tee it up in The Woodford Legends Invitational premier event next week on Wednesday and Thursday, October 4-5 at The Woodford Club in Versailles, Ky. Three are World Golf Hall of Fame members while all nine have combined for 129 wins on the LPGA Tour, including 15 major championship titles.
Register now through Saturday, September 30 using this link for free admission. Tickets purchased on event days will be $5 per person at the gate. Event proceeds will support official charity partners United Way of the Bluegrass and KVC Kentucky.
The Woodford Legends Invitational line-up includes 16-time LPGA Tour champion Jan Stephenson of Sydney, Australia, a World Golf Hall of Fame member who counts the 1983 U.S. Women’s Open among her three major championship titles.
“I’m really looking forward to playing The Woodford Club, not to mention checking out the bourbon,” says Stephenson, who in recent years has developed her own line of signature wines and award-winning flavored rums. Winner of four events on the Legends of the LPGA, Stephenson is always working on her game. “I’ve been practicing, and I think I found something,” smiles Stephenson, reiterating an oft-used phrase amongst this close-knit band of legendary professionals.
LPGA & World Golf Hall of Fame member Pat Bradley of West Hyannisport, Mass., and World Golf Hall of Fame member Hollis Stacy of Holmes Beach, Fla. are also set to appear, along with 27-time LPGA Tour champion Jane Blalock of Cambridge, Mass.
“The nine of us coming to The Woodford Club are so thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the personalities of the Legends of the LPGA,” says Blalock, who just picked up her 35th career win earlier this month at the BJ’s Charity Championship in Sandwich, Mass. “We hope to be coming back to Versailles for years to come.”
Next week’s premier event will serve as a springboard for a larger event returning to The Woodford Club June 6-8, 2024, that will feature 32 LPGA Legends competing in a two-day team challenge along with a pro-am.
The premier event’s schedule kicks off with a pro-am on Wednesday, October 4 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a cocktail mixer and dinner with the Legends. On Thursday, October 5, the LPGA Legends will provide a swing exhibition and Q&A session at 10:00 a.m. on The Woodford Club range followed by an 18-Hole Team Challenge Event that will start at 12:00 p.m. with three foursomes, each made up of three Legends and an area female amateur, competing in a scramble format as fans follow along the fairways.
The amateurs participating alongside the Legends in Thursday’s team challenge include Kentucky Women's Senior Am Champion Susan Stewart and Kentucky Women's Amateur Champion Alaina Schmitt, both of Louisville as well as Kentucky Golf Association Women's Stroke Play Champion Taryn Durham-Walker of Prospect, Ky.
Rounding out the field of LPGA Legends in The Woodford Legends Invitational preview event are seasoned LPGA Tour stars Rosie Jones of Hilton Head, S.C.; Michelle McGann of North Palm Beach, Fla.; Pat Hurst of Danville, Calif.; Alicia Dibos of Old Greenwich, Conn.; and Charlotta Sörenstam of Stockholm, Sweden.
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Fans can register here for free tickets through September 30. For those without advance tickets, admission will be $5 per person at the gate on event days. For spectator information, please visit thewoodfordclub.com/legends-of-the-lpga.
Photos Courtesy of Rick Sharp / Legends of the LPGA
About The Woodford Club A semi-private club that has been a centerpiece of Woodford County since 1967, The Woodford Club offers an 18 Hole par 71 golf course, swimming pool, tennis, pickleball, fishing and a full-service restaurant. Golf and restaurant facilities are open to the public and we offer three types of memberships for those looking to be a part of a vibrant and welcoming community where friendships are formed for life. Nestled in the heart of the Horse Capital of the World and on the Bourbon Trail, the pastoral setting will charm you over and over again. The Woodford Club was honored as the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce 2020 Small Business of the Year and serves as the proud host of the 2021 and 2022 Kentucky Women's Senior Amateur Championship. For more information, visit TheWoodfordClub.com.
About the Legends of the LPGA The Legends of the LPGA 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 twenty-five veteran LPGA Tour professionals with the goal of continuing to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women golfers of all time. Legends of the LPGA members, including 15 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members, have combined for over 750 LPGA Tour victories including eighty-four major championships. Legends of the LPGA has helped raise nearly $24 million for charity. For more information on the Legends of the LPGA, visit LegendsoftheLPGA.com or follow the Legends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @legendsofthelpga.