Celebrating Our History
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Phoenix Country Club Partners with the EC70 to Support Elevate Phoenix - March 2015
Phoenix Country Club Foundation, in partnership with the Executive Council 70, raised over $32,000 for Elevate Phoenix at the 5th Annual History Week celebration. The event took place on March 15th and 16th,and celebrated the Phoenix Country Club's rich golf history, which includes 42 Phoenix Open Championships that took place at the Club from 1932 to 1986.
The money raised benefitted Elevate Phoenix, a youth program that partners with urban public schools in Arizona to provide afterschool tutoring, post secondary preparation, community service opportunities and much more.
"We are delighted to raise money for such a great cause," said Phoenix Country Club President Jack Barry. "Phoenix Country Club traditions and Arizona's youth are two things that are near and dear to our hearts."
Commencing in 2010, a previous Champion from the Phoenix Open from 1932 to 1986 has been invited as the event honoree and main focal point of the History Week celebration. Past honorees include Miller Barber, Dale Douglas, Tom Purtzer, Ken Venturi, and Calvin Peete. The 2015 honoree was Hal Sutton, winner of the 1986 Phoenix Open – the last year the event was played at the Phoenix Country Club before moving to TPC of Scottsdale.
Curt Byrum, Golf Channel analyst and member of the Club, was the emcee for the evening. One of the highlights included visits by two past Ryder Cup captains, Corey Pavin and Tom Lehman, who joined Sutton on stage in a fireside chat setting. Pavin commented that "he loves to see Clubs come together" as the 230 Phoenix Country Club members and guests did for the evening.
The theme of the dinner, "Be the right club today," was taken from one of Mr. Sutton's most famous quotes during his match with Tiger Woods.
"Not only is Phoenix Country Club the right Club today, but it's the right Club for tomorrow," said John Spensieri, Committee Chair of History Week 2015, when he addressed the dinner attendees.
Monday's Pro Am Field included Champions Tour Players Hall Sutton, Michael Allen, Bill Andrade, Tom and Curt Byrum, Russ Cochran, Jay Haas, Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Rocco Mediate, Larry Mize, Corey Pavin, Tom Pernice Jr., Tom Purtzer Loren Roberts, and Jeff Sluman.
The winning amateur team included NASCAR's Michael Waltrip and Club members Duane Bushnell and Larry Donelson. Michael Allen was the group's local Championship Tour Pro. Many of the Pros playing in the tournament had played in the 1986 Phoenix Open at PCC.
History Week 2015 also included a collection of Phoenix Country Club memorabilia along with Phoenix Open memorabilia supplied by local historian Mr. Jack Mishler.