Golf News for Monday, September 21, 2009 | Events

Winter Park Country Club golf lecture Series welcomes Lee Janzen

The Winter Park Country Club Lecture Series presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is pleased to welcome 8 time PGA Tour winner and 2 time US Open winner, Lee Janzen on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. at 761 Old England Avenue in Winter Park.

Janzen was born in Austin, Minnesota, and spent most of his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland, where he played Little League baseball. When Janzen was 12, his father's company transferred him to Florida and his parents started him in golf and tennis, and he continued playing baseball. Janzen liked golf best and started playing that sport exclusively. He won his first tournament at age 15 as a member of the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association.

Janzen chose to attend a small college - Florida Southern - rather than a big institution like Florida. In 1985 and 1986, Florida Southern won the Division II national team championship. Janzen was the individual medalist in 1986. He turned professional later that same year.

Janzen has won eight times on the PGA Tour, most notably the 1993 and 1998 U.S. Opens. In 1993, he defeated Payne Stewart at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey, en route to tying the 72-hole U.S. Open scoring record of 8-under par. Five years later, he again beat out Stewart to win his second U.S. Open, this time at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He overcame a five stroke deficit on Sunday, marking the best final-round comeback in a U.S. Open since 1973.

Janzen also notched a victory at The Players Championship in 1995. The Players is a premiere event on the PGA Tour, unofficially known as the "fifth major," and includes the largest purse of the season. He has been featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Janzen had several opportunities to win additional major golf championships. In 1996, he was in contention at both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship before finishing in the top-10 in both events. He finished fourth at the 1997 PGA Championship after sharing the 36-hole lead at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York.

Janzen also played on two American Ryder Cup teams, in 1993 and 1997.

Mr. Peter Kessler, renowned Television and Radio Broadcaster and Golf Historian will emcee the October 6th session of the Winter Park Country Club Golf Lecture Series Presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

The Winter Park Country Club Lecture Series presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children will take place once a month throughout the year at the Winter Park Country Club at 761 Old England Ave. in Winter Park. Scheduled speakers will include some of golf's greatest PGA and LPGA TOUR players, experts in areas such as golf fitness, golf mental coaching, golf history, golf media and more. Space will be limited and tickets will be available for purchase to the general public at Winter Park Country Club. Contact Winter Park Country Club Head Golf Professional Brendon Elliott at 407-599-3339 for more information.

With a history that dates back to 1914 and a place on the National Register of Historic Places, the Winter Park Country Club is the second oldest golf club in the Central Florida area. The clubs history includes play by the likes of Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen. The course makes its way through the downtown Winter Park area and provides a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. Course conditions are always superb. With its narrow, tree-lined fairways and postage stamp, bunker guarded greens; this course will provide a test for every shot in a golfer's arsenal. For further information call Head Golf Professional Brendon Elliott at 407-599-3339.The WPCC can also be reached by email at:

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology, nephrology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. Visit to learn more about all of our specialties.

Host: Winter Park Country Club
Price: $10.00
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Winter Park Country Club
Street: 761 Old England Ave.
City/Town: Winter Park, FL
Phone: 4075993339

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