POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge Golf Club, ESPN, and Golfsmith will team to host the 9th Annual "Tee it up with ESPN New York Golf Classic" on August 12, 2013.
Since its inception in 2004, the event has raised more than $100,000 for charity, including The V Foundation for Cancer Research honoring the late Jim Valvano. ESPN celebrities slated for participation in the day's events include: Cris Carter, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Mike Lupica, Linda Cohn, Trey Wingo, Stephen A. Smith, Ryan Ruocco, Michael Kay, Sean McDonough, and Don LaGreca.
Tri-State area golfers can enter to win a spot in the ESPN New York Golf Classic at 12 Golfsmith locations throughout the metro area, or by visiting ESPNNewYork.com. Five grand-prize winners will be selected to invite two friends to round out their foursome with someone from the all-star roster of ESPN talent.
"The V Foundation is a game changer in the battle against cancer, funding over $100 million in research since 1993 and impacting lives world-wide," says Pound Ridge Golf Club owner Ken Wang. "We are honored and excited to team up with ESPN New York and Golfsmith to further its mission of beating this awful disease."
Located under an hour from New York City and minutes from White Plains, Stamford and Greenwich, Pound Ridge is the only Pete Dye design in the state. The daily fee layout is quintessential Dye, with all the legend's renowned touches on display: rhythmic routing, dramatic mounding and subtle deception meld to create an exciting and challenging golf experience. Pound Ridge reflects the best in contemporary course design and is unique in a region filled with classic courses.
Since opening in 2008, Pound Ridge has earned world-class accolades from Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, AskMen.com, Rolex and LINKS Magazine. It quickly emerged as a "destination golf course," sought out by serious golfers collecting the world's best golf experiences.
More information: www.poundridgegolf.com, 914.764.5771.
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About Tee it Up with ESPN New York Golf Classic
The inaugural Tee it up with ESPN New York Golf Classic took place in the summer for 2004. The Classic serves as a day when all aspects of the ESPN New York brand are brought together to thank and greet select members of both the client and listener communities. In the nine years since the event has taken place, ESPN New York has raised over $100,000 for charity, most recently, partnering with The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
About Pound Ridge Golf Club
Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is just under an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.
Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left onsite, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall frames the site's thick strands of hardwoods, wetlands and rolling terrain. Contoured fairways wind through forests, and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.
Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72, has five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property is home to many of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th - home to "Pete's Rock," a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway - and the par-3 15th - dubbed "Headstone" -flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green.
Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club Include:
• "No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012" - GOLF Magazine
• "Best in State, No. 5, 2012" - Golfweek
• "Best Courses Near Your, No. 6, 2012" - GOLF Magazine
• "No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010" - AskMen.com
• "America's Best New Courses, 2009" - Golf Digest
• "New Golf Development of the Year, 2009" - ABTA Golf
• "Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008" - GOLF Magazine
• "Best New Courses, 2008" - LINKS Magazine
• "America's Best New Courses, 2008" - Golfweek