Posted Monday, Nov. 20, 2006
Caves Valley Host Venue for 2007 Palmer Cup presented by Monster
College golf?s Ryder Cup-style competition set for June 7-8
NORMAN, Okla. ? Caves Valley Golf Club has been selected as the host venue for the 2007 Palmer Cup presented by Monster announced the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 7-8, on the 7,226 yard, par 71 Tom Fazio design when the top collegiate players from the United States tee off against their counterparts from Europe. The Americans lead the series, 5-4-1.
?It is an exciting honor to be associated with my friend Arnold Palmer, the magnificent championship golf venue at Caves Valley, and some of the most talented college golfers within the United States and Europe,? said tournament chairman Governor Tom Ridge. ?I look forward to working with the remarkable staff at Caves Valley and the GCAA to make this 10th anniversary event the best in Palmer Cup history.?
Situated on 962 acres of pristine valley and forestland set amid Maryland?s estate and hunt country, Caves Valley opened in 1991. The Club was the host site for the 2002 U.S. Senior Open, as well as the 1995 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 2005 NCAA Men?s Division I Golf Championship and the 1997 and 2004 AJGA Canon Cup. It also annually hosts the Chesapeake Cup Invitational Tournament. Golf Magazine has ranked Caves Valley in the Top 100 Courses in America. In 2006, Caves Valley was ranked in the Top 100 Most Prestigious Private Clubs by Golf Connoisseur Magazine and in America?s 50 Greatest Golf Retreats by Golf Digest Index.
The 10th anniversary of the first Palmer Cup held in Bay Hill in 1997, the event has been staged at some of the most prestigious clubs in the world. Previous Palmer Cup host venues include St. Andrews Old and New Courses, The Honors Course, Royal Liverpool, Baltusrol, Doonbeg, Cassique, Ballybunion, Whistling Straits and Prestwick Golf Club. Past participants include Open Champion Ben Curtis, Jonathan Byrd, Luke Donald, Charles Howell III, Hank Kuehne, Bo Van Pelt, Michael Hoey, Matt Kuchar, Peter Lawrie, Hunter Mahan, D.J. Trahan, Ryan Moore and J.B. Holmes.
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