Wednesday, 30 March 2011
U.S. and World Handa Cup Team Captains Kathy Whitworth and Pia Nilsson announced their assistant captain selections for the 2011 Handa Cup.
Two-time Legends Tour champion Lori West will once again assist LPGA Hall of Famer Kathy Whitworth with the five-time-champion U.S. Team. Marta Figueras-Dotti, Spain’s first female professional golfer and a new face at the Handa Cup, has been selected as Vice Captain of the World Team by Captain Pia Nilsson.
Additional confirmations featuring local LPGA Legends have been made for the Handa Cup. Nashua, New Hampshire native, LPGA Hall of Famer and five-time U.S. Team member Pat Bradley will again compete for the Cup. LPGA Hall of Fame member JoAnne Carner, who won two U.S. Women’s amateur titles while living in New England, has also confirmed. Carner has been rock solid for the U.S. in each of the previous five Handa Cups, posting a 7-4-3 win-loss-tie record. Peruvian Alicia Dibos, assistant professional at the acclaimed Winged Foot Country Club in Mamaroneck, New York, has confirmed for the World Team and will be traveling from New York to the Seacoast for her sixth Handa Cup. Dibos has earned a total of 13 points for the World side in past Cup contests.
Tournament week will begin on Thursday, May 19, 2011 with the Official Handa Cup Pro-Am and Opening Ceremony. Practice rounds will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011. First and final rounds of the match play competition will be played Saturday and Sunday May 21-22, 2011. Ticket are $15 per adult per day, or $25 for two days, and are available at www.thelegendstour.com/tickets. Kids 17 and under and all military personnel gain free admission. Tickets are required for Saturday and Sunday’s tournament rounds only. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Handa Cup’s charitable partner, The First Tee of New Hampshire.
For more information, please visit www.thelegendstour.com. and www.thefirstteenh.org. A limited number of sponsorships are still available, please call 617-206-9757 for more information.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the Official Legends Tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has over 100 members, including ten LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have a combined 625 LPGA Tour victories, including 65 major championships. In its ten seasons, The Legends Tour has donated more than $10.7 million to charity. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.
ISPS is a ‘General Incorporated Association’ based in Tokyo. The organisation was founded by a Japanese philanthropist, Dr Handa. ISPS contributes to society through supporting various sporting interests – currently focusing on golf and bowling. In golf, ISPS actively supports the International Blind Golf Association in addition to supporting a number of other charities for handicapped people.