Springfield—May 22, 2018—The Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS announced a new event for kids ages 8 – 17 held in conjunction with the 2018 tournament. CEFCU will present GAMEDAY on Tuesday afternoon at Panther Creek Country Club.
GAMEDAY’s mission is to positively impact young golfers by hosting events during the season across the PGA, LPGA and Web.com tour. “Elevating the experience we can offer to juniors was a priority to us in 2018.” Said Executive Director, Kate Peters. “We are thrilled that CEFCU signed on to help us bring the GAMEDAY experience to our tournament and hope that more kids will consider involvement in the game as a result.”
GAMEDAY, a program run by the golf division of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 2p – 5p and allows registered juniors and their parent or guardian to accompany 2 –3 professional golfers for 9-holes of their practice rounds. Juniors will have the opportunity to walk inside-the ropes and interact with participating professionals as they prepare to compete in the Lincoln Land Championship. At the end of play, the participants will then join the Tour professionals for a question and answer session where life skills and values are discussed as well as autographs and photos.
“The purpose of GAMEDAY is to engage juniors in a dialogue about what principals are essential to success in life and golf; following dreams, dedication, goal setting, integrity and faith”. Said Jim Esary, Director of FCA Golf. “We are pleased to be able to bring this event, already popular at many other Tour stops to Springfield.”
There is no cost to participate but parents/guardians must register their children in advance by visiting www.fcagolf.org/gameday. For more information contact the tournament office at (217)670-2910 or visit LincolnLandChampionship.com
About the Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS The Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS will consist of a 156-player field, competing for a purse of $550,000 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield. The 7,244-yard golf course was designed by World Golf Hall of Fame Member Hale Irwin in 1992. The course has hosted several notable tournaments including the LPGA’s State Farm Classic from 2007-2011, the NCAA Division II Super Regionals and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Golf Championship.
About the Web.com Tour Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. This season marks the 29th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 475 PGA TOUR titles, including 23 major championships and seven PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook (facebook.com/WebDotComTour) and Instagram (Instagram.com/WebDotComTour).
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