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Lagoon Park accepting registrations for the 2020 Capital City Golf Classic

3-day tournament, formerly known as Montgomery (Ala.) City Championship, will be played July 17-19

Montgomery, Ala. (June 12, 2020) – Lagoon Park Golf Course is currently accepting registrations for the Capital City Golf Classic, formerly known as the Montgomery City Championship. This competitive three-day golf tournament begins Friday, July 17 and concludes on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Lagoon Park Golf Course in Montgomery Alabama
Lagoon Park Golf Course in Montgomery, Ala.

“This year, we really wanted to expand the event and take it to the next level. We added multiple divisions, opened the playing field to include professionals, raised the purse, and added a title sponsor in Reinhardt Lexus,” said Mike Shirley, Lagoon Park’s Director of Golf. “Most importantly, we wanted to give back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Boys and Girls Club of the River Region.”

The Capital City Golf Classic is open to all golf professionals and amateurs in the state of Alabama as well as PGA Golf Professionals in Alabama and Northwest Florida. Participants will compete for a $26,000 purse with cash prizes awarded to the golf professionals within the Open Division and merchandise gift certificates awarded to the amateur winners in the Open and Fourball Divisions.

This year’s event features three different divisions, including:

OPEN DIVISION - 54 Holes
Individual Stroke Play - PGA golf professionals, golf professionals & amateur golfers - Blue Tees

Senior Professional (Ages 55+) - Individual Stroke Play - PGA golf professionals - White Tees

SENIOR AMATEUR (Ages 55+) - 36 Holes
Individual Stroke Play - Gold Tees/White Tees

TEAM FOURBALL DIVISION - 36 Holes
Two-person teams playing team fourball stroke play - White Tees

Entry fees start at $195 for Fourball and Senior Amateurs, $225 for Amateurs in the Open Division, $300 for PGA Golf Professionals in Alabama/Northwest Florida and $400 for golf professionals in Alabama. The entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, tournament gift and range balls prior to play, along with the Saturday evening, Scoreboard Cocktail Party (following social distancing guidelines) and an Awards Ceremony. The event is sponsored by Reinhardt Lexus and will benefit The Boys and Girls Club of The River Regions.

Practice Rounds are available from July 13 to 16, 2020. Tee times for the first and second round will be set with a morning and afternoon wave each day. Tee times for the third round are set between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. followed by the Tournament Awards Ceremony.

Lagoon Park Golf Course remains committed to the health and safety of all guests and Capital City Golf Classic participants and continues to be vigilant in executing numerous safety precautions. In addition to the name change to the Capital City Golf Classic, the tournament will look a little different this year with tee times instead of shotgun starts, single-rider cart options and physical distancing guidelines followed.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, July 10, 2020 at 5:00pm. Applications are available in the Lagoon Park Golf Shop or online at www.PlayMontgomeryGolf.com.

For more information the 2020 Capital City Golf Classic, contact Mike Shirley, Director of Golf at 334-240-4050 or mike.shirley@honoursgolf.com.

About Lagoon Park Golf Course
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, Lagoon Park is an 18-hole 6,773-yard golf course designed by Charles M. Graves & Associates. The city-owned golf course is part of a multi-purpose sports facility complete with a soft ball complex and tennis center. Originally built in 1978 on reclaimed land, it features a challenging layout with tree-lined fairways, medium to large sized greens and more than 35 bunkers throughout the parkland style golf course. Lagoon Park has been nationally recognized by Golf Digest’s Places to Play, as well as hosted the Alabama Open and the University of Alabama’s Blue Gray Intercollegiate tournament. The golf facility is managed by Birmingham, Alabama-based Honours Golf, a division of Troon.
For more information, visit www.PlayMontgomeryGolf.com

About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours currently operates 25 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand through third-party management.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com