RIDGEDALE, Mo.– Tournament officials are calling on local residents to support their community by volunteering at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge presented by the State of Missouri and MasterCard, a Champions Tour event that will be held April 22-26 in Ridgedale. Golf knowledge is not required and families and friends are encouraged to participate.
The tournament is searching for approximately 120 volunteers across the region to donate their time and energy to ensure a successful event. There are a number of different committees with a variety of responsibilities available including marshals, transportation, parking, scoring, caddie services, corporate hospitality, and more. Training will be provided.
The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge will bring some of golf’s most accomplished players together in a two-man team competition to be conducted over 54 holes on the Big Cedar Lodge’s Par-3 Top of the Rock course and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Springs Course (formally Branson Creek Golf Course). The tournament, which debuted in 1978, will celebrate its second year in Ridgedale and is the first PGA TOUR-sanctioned event to use a Par-3 course in official competition.
“We are looking for 120 genuine, kind, and hospitable volunteers to help us put our best foot forward. The effort put forth by volunteers will allow us to donate proceeds from the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf to our respective charitable partners, while at the same time providing a fun and exciting experience for each person involved,” said Kirk Elmquist, tournament director.
The volunteer fee is $75 and includes a golf shirt, headwear, poncho, a volunteer credential valid for week-long tournament access, meals during assigned shifts as well as a grounds ticket for Friday and Saturday to Buffalo Ridge. Volunteers may register online at bassprolegends.com.
Tickets to the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge are on sale now. For more information, please visit bassprolegends.com.
About Big Cedar Lodge
Bass Pro Shops’ Big Cedar Lodge has offered guests rustic elegance in the heart of the Ozark Mountains since 1988. John and Jeanie Morris, inspired by their love of the area, created the popular vacation spot as a special place where conservation, preservation, and family traditions meld. The luxury resort—complete with nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (http://www.dogwoodcanyon.org/
About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 90 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com)
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game, with many of its 32 members in the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events. The Tour also counts numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour’s primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2014 determined Bernhard Langer as the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow the Champions Tour atfacebook.com/ChampionsTour and on Twitter at @ChampionsTour.