Ginn Championship

Ginn ChampionshipLanger Looks to Repeat Dominant Performance as Champions Tour Event Returns to
Hammock Beach Resort March 30 – April 5

At last year’s Ginn Championship at the Hammock Beach Resort, Bernhard Langer displayed the exceptional talent that has made him a worldwide force in golf for the better part of three decades, as he blew away the Champions Tour competition to claim a commanding eight-shot victory.

Langer is expected to be back in Palm Coast to defend his title along with a list of worthy challengers that could include Fred Funk, Nick Price, Tom Kite, Tom Watson, Mark O’Meara, Gary Player and Hale Irwin, all of whom competed in last year’s tournament. The Golf Channel will provide Friday – Sunday coverage of the event. 

The Ginn Championship is an excellent opportunity for fans to interact with the legends of the game, get a look at the remarkable Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course at Hammock Beach and help the tournament raise a hefty sum that will be donated to area charities.

The field will be competing for $2.5 million, the largest non-major purse on the Champions Tour, on one of the most spectacular stages in the nation.

Last Year’s Champion Bernhard Langer“As it relates to the East Coast of the United States, you are not going to get any better than you have right here,” Jack Nicklaus said of the course.

Opened in 2000, the Ocean Course at Hammock Beach has been lauded as one of the country’s best resort courses. With six holes hugging the Atlantic Ocean, including a breathtaking finishing hole, the demanding layout was Florida’s first true oceanfront course to open in more than 70 years.

If watching golf’s legends and experiencing an awe-inspiring setting weren’t attractive enough options, the Ginn Championship offers unprecedented access to the players through its Pro-Am events and ticket packages.

Monday March, 30, the Ocean Course will play host to the Florida Hospital Pro-Am, an event that pairs a Champions Tour professional with an amateur foursome. This event benefits the Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation.

The Cirrus Pro-Am, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, is a two-day event that allows participants to play with, and get to know, two Champions Tour players. Amateur teams of three will be paired with a different Champions Tour player for each day of the 36-hole “Best Ball” competition. Participants will also be invited to enjoy a festive Draw Party on Tuesday evening in which teams will choose their playing professionals in a random drawing.

Langer Looks to Repeat Dominant Performance as Champions Tour Event Returns to Ginn Hammock Beach Resort March 30 – April 5

Even if you can’t play in one of the Pro-Am events, the fan-friendly environment of the Champions Tour is a stark contrast to the ultra-serious nature of PGA Tour events. There are a number of different ticket options available including a one-day pass, weekly grounds badge, and the Houligan’s Champions Club, which provides exclusive access to the Houli-gan’s Champions Club, located on the 18th hole. The Ginn Championship welcomes fans of all ages and kids under 12 accompanied by a ticketed adult pay no admission.

There are also sponsorship opportunities that include everything from Pro-Am spots to tickets and signage to show your support for the many Flagler County charities supported by the Ginn Championship. In 2008, beneficiaries included the A1A Scenic Highway, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Boy and Girl Scouts of Flagler County, Daytona Beach Community College Foundation, Enterprise Flagler, First Tee of St. John’s County, Flagler County Art League, Flagler County Sheriff’s Explorer Scouts, Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation, Marineland Right Whale Survey Project, Matanzas High School Boosters and the Stewart-Marchman Center.

For more information on tickets, hospitality, volunteering or the Pro-Ams, visit or call (386) 246-6700.


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