Back 9: Senior Open Comes to Toledo in 2011Written by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
Freddie Couples, Tom Watson, Kenny Perry, Corey Pavin and the stars of the Champions Tour will visit historic Inverness Country Club July 25-31 next year for the U. S. Senior Open. The Champions Tour last visited Toledo in 2003 with Bruce Lietzke capturing the Senior Open title.
Since its inception the Donald Ross designed golf course has hosted four U. S. Opens, one U. S. Amateur, two PGA Championships, and the 2003 U. S. Senior Open. From 1940-1944 Byron Nelson served as the club professional. Inverness is one of golf’s true gems and is well worth the price of admission just to walk the hallowed grounds.
The Senior Open is a huge event that will showcase the Toledo area and bring an economic boost to area businesses, as well as, its charities. It also requires over 1200 volunteers to make it a success. Tournament organizers are currently seeking individuals and groups to help host the tournament.
If you would like to volunteer and become a part of Toledo golf history or if you are looking for that perfect gift for your favorite golf fan, visit the website: www.2011ussenioropen.com or call the tournament office at: 419-536-2011