RECAP: The American Legends at The Olde Farm Golf Club - Bristol, VA
Updated: Mar 2
The American Legends at The Olde Farm Golf Club in Bristol, Virginia raised $56.6 million for the Mountain Mission School (Grundy, VA). The event set a single-day record for PGA Tour charitable giving, eclipsing "The Big 3" event - also held at The Olde Farm in 2010 - that featured Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
When we say legends, we mean LEGENDS! And not just the golf world either, though that's where it starts... Jack Nicklaus & Gary Player returned and were joined by fellow icon Lee Trevino, Hall of Famers Lanny Wadkins, Betsy King & Lorena Ochoa. Former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem brought his clubs, as did guys like Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and 'The Logo' himself, Jerry West.
Each Legend was grouped with a foursome of donors and competed in a scramble format. CBS Sports will recap the event with a thirty minute special (air date TBD). Betsy King's team emerged victorious in the event, but the real winners were clearly the future of the Mountain Mission School and its students.
Lucky for us, we were given inside-the-ropes access to shoot the event and the course. Some of these images were featured by online by the tournament, course and PGA Tour social media channels and websites.
The event was held at the exclusive, private club just north of the Tennessee/Virginia border on September 10, 2018. A very special thank you goes out to the great folks at The Corporate Image for the opportunity to shoot this event.
As for the photos, we hope y'all enjoy!