Senior professional golf is another of Lake Placid's activities
The third annual Adirondack Senior Open golf championship, part of the Sunbelt Senior Tour, will again be held August 26-30 at the beautiful Whiteface Club & Resort in Lake Placid.
The local tour event has quickly become one of the favorite stops of the touring professionals. With the overall hospitality of the people in Lake Placid, and the stern test of golf provided by the John Van Kleek and Walter Hagen-designed track, most of the professionals from 2012 will be back with quite a few new faces joining them.
The Sunbelt Senior Tour has been the training ground for Champions Tour players for almost 20 years. This tour, for players 45 years of age and older, has allowed for some of the top professional golfers in the country to visit smaller communities where amateur golfers can play with them in the pro-am on Aug. 27 and socialize with these professionals at the event’s many functions. It is truly an opportunity of a lifetime for many avid golf fans.
The quality of their play is unquestioned as many of these professionals have played recently in the U.S. Senior Open, the Senior British Open and many state senior opens. The Whiteface Club professional event will be a 54 stroke play competition, held Aug. 28-30.
The tournament has an exciting change this year in that USA Luge will become the charitable beneficiary of all proceeds. “USA Luge is local to Lake Placid and with the storied past of Lake Placid hosting two Winter Olympic Games, we cannot be more pleased to partner with USA Luge,” according to Tom Eubank, Tournament Director.
“USA Luge is honored to be the recipient of this charitable contribution from the Adirondack Senior Open pro-am,” said the team’s Director of Sponsorships and Marketing Director Gordy Sheer, a 1998 Olympic silver medalist. “We look forward to working with Tom and the Sunbelt Tour to do our part to raise the awareness of the event, its sponsors, our sport, and of course, our athletes as the 2014 Olympic Winter Games approach.”
There will also be another exciting addition to this year’s tournament that will be open to the entire community. The junior clinic, on Aug. 26 at 5 PM, which has been run the last two years, will continue, but there will be a golf trick shot show added just prior to the junior clinic this year. John Whitty has been performing for audiences across America for years and has graciously volunteered to offer his show at NO CHARGE to anyone that would like to come see it.
“We are thrilled at having the Sunbelt Senior Tour back at the Whiteface Club & Resort and are particularly thrilled at having USA Luge as the primary beneficiary of this tournament,” said Mark Sperling, General Manager of the Whiteface Club Companies. “With the 2014 Olympics right around the corner we hope that this will help defray some of the many costs that USA Luge incurs in preparing athletes for not only the Olympics but all the various events going on around the world every year. We are proud to be the host course of this annual event and look forward to a long relationship with both the Sunbelt Senior Tour and USA Luge.”
Schedule of Events
Aug 26: 5:00 pm Trick Shot Show Followed by a Free Junior Clinic
6:30 pm Draw Party Business Mixer (fee if not in pro-am)
Aug 27: 9:00 am Shotgun Pro Am Start (Amateurs and Pros
2:00 pm Luncheon / Awards / Prizes Sponsor Recognition
2:30 pm Silent Auction Concludes
Aug 28: 8:30 am Round One Professional Championship
Aug 29: 8:30 am Round Two Professional Championship
Aug 30: 8:30 am Final Round Professional Championship - Awards
Whiteface Club & Resort has generously offered to allow spectators tournament access free of charge.
We have openings for sponsorship, pro-am golf sponsorship and participation (men and women of all ages welcomed) and even sponsor and participation levels if you are not a golfer. Please support this event and USA Luge in any way you can.
For sponsor or pro-am participation information please contact Tom Eubank directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-944-9988. You can also contact Dmitry Feld, Marketing Manager of USA Luge, at Dmitry@usaluge.org or call 518-523-2071 X 104 for more information.
Come out and see world class golf and support USA Luge!
Top photo: Lloyd Fisher
Bottom photo: Mitch Adcock, 2012 Adirondack Senior Open champion
Both courtesy Whiteface Club & Resort/Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa