Springfield—May 14, 2019— The Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS announced that GAMEDAY presented by CEFCU will return to the tournament week lineup on Tuesday, June 11. This event, geared for kids ages 8 – 17, will make a 2nd year return to the schedule thanks to local sponsor CEFCU. The event is free to attend and participate but limited to the first 50 registered kids.
GAMEDAY’s mission is to positively impact young golfers by hosting events during the season across the PGA, LPGA and Web.com tour. “We were very pleased with the positive response to this event in 2018 Elevating the experience we can offer to juniors continues to be a priority to us as we want to do our part to grow interest in the game of golf.” Said Executive Director, Kate Peters. “Partnering with CEFCU again in 2019 allowed us to keep this great experience for kids on our schedule.”
GAMEDAY, a program run by the golf division of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 3p – 5:30p 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 back 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).