Diamond Resorts Invitational Golf Tournament Roster Has Been Announced
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Diamond Resorts International has announced the full roster for their 2018 Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting Florida Hospital for Children. The roster includes Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) players, as well as sports and entertainment celebrities.
The tournament will take place January 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, include 54 holes, and be televised nationally on Golf Channel. Participants will compete with each other for two purses, which together contain $1.25 million.
PGA players include John Cook, John Daly, Lee Janzen, Mark Calcavecchia, Scott Hotch, Larry Mize, Billy Mayfair, Jeff Sluman, Woody Austin, and Joey Sindelar. LPGA players include Brittany Lincicome, Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, and Gerina Piller. PGA Tour winner Brian Gay will also be in attendance, as the host of the first tournament event.
The lineup of musicians performing at the tournament include Colt Ford and Lee Brice on Thursday and Jana Kramer and Cole Swindell on Saturday.
The tournament will start with the Fifth Annual Brian Gay Pro-Am, an 18-hole competition where each team will be composed of three amateurs and one celebrity professional golfer. This will be followed by the Champions Gala, which will include a gourmet dinner and headliner concert at Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club. Silent and live auctions will accompany the gala.
Diamond Resorts CEO and President Mike Flaskey reportedly said that the goal of the tournament is to raise much needed funds for Florida Hospital for Children. In the past, the silent and live auctions have raised over $2.3 million for the hospital in the span of a few years.
Learn more about Diamond Resorts and this event by visiting their official website.