The Legends Tour will return to action on Monday, August 14. At the Wendy’s Charity Classic in Jackson Michigan. The Country Club of Jackson will be the setting for the one-day pro-am which will feature 25 Legends Tour players and will benefit Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Since it was first played in 1999 the event has raised nearly $2.8 million for charity.
Elaine Crosby is a native of Jackson Michigan and has had a long association with this event. Crosby didn’t take up golf until she was a student at the University of Michigan; prior to that she was a tennis player but she went on to a successful career on the LPGA Tour before moving over to the Legends Tour.
A member of the Golf Writers Association of America, Rick Woelfel has covered women’s golf for three decades. Based in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania he has covered the LPGA and Symetra Tours for various media outlets and also has an extensive background covering amateur golf in the golfing hotbed of Philadelphia.
Rick is particularly attracted to the history of the sport and credits the LPGA and its players for their efforts to preserve the history of their organization. In 2012, he had the opportunity to attend the Founders Cup and had the opportunity to interview all the then living Founders, an experience he lists as one of the most memorable of his career.
Apart from golf, Rick has written extensively about other sports and had a long career in radio. He has just completed his first book, So You Want to Play Golf, a guide for new golfers, which was a joint effort with PGA professional Kim Verrecchio.