Some of the LPGA’s Legends will be in Prior Lake to compete in the first Land O’Lakes Legends Classic from August 5-7.
Hall of Famers such as Nancy Lopez, Julie Inkster and Rosie Jones are part of the 45-player field, which also includes nine Minnesota residents. The Meadows at Mystic Lake hosts this Legends Tour event, and training sessions are scheduled for August 2-4.
The Pro-Am with teams of four amateurs and one professional will be played on August 5th. The 36-hole tournament takes place from August 6th to 7th.
The Legends Tour is the LPGA’s official senior tour for competing professionals and amateurs aged 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 experienced LPGA tour professionals.
Michele Redman, the former University of Minnesota golf coach, is in the Legends Classic field. In fact, she co-owns the event along with Jim Lehman, President of Medalist Management and past President of the Minnesota Golf Association.
“The Land O’Lakes Legends Classic will be a multi-day celebration of women’s golf,” said Redman, a native plymoth and two-time LPGA Tour winner. “From clinics, exhibitions, a Pro-Am and the official Legends Tour play, this will be a great atmosphere and fans will have a really special week and the chance to see incredible golf.
“We are excited to be working with Land O’Lakes and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to bring the Twin Cities Region a fun, engaging, family-friendly and community-based golf event.”
Other notable LPGA stars in the field include Jan Stephenson, Hollis Stacy, Nancy Scranton, Michelle McGann, Pat Hurst, Christa Johnson, and Jane Geddes.
Other Minnesotans play the pros Lisa Grimes, Barb Moxness and Cindy Rarick, as well as the amateurs Nancy Blanchard, Leigh Klasse, Adele Peterson, Claudia Pilot and Brenda Williams.
The Meadows at Mystic Lake opened in the summer of 2005. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community bought the land that was formerly the Lone Pine Country Club in 2002 and redesigned it.
The course is surrounded by 11 acres of wildflowers and prairie plants. The fairways, tees and greens are made of curved grass, there is a 2,500 foot long stream that runs through the course with a total of five waterfalls.
The place also has 80 bunkers.
“The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is excited to host the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic at one of our wonderful companies, The Meadows at Mystic Lake,” said Keith Anderson, chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. “Surrounded by acres of wildflowers and prairie plants. With 13 holes of water, the golf course is like no other.
“We can’t wait for players and fans alike to enjoy the unique, challenging and scenic golf experience at Mystic Lake.”