Four Winds Invitational schedule announced

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos announced the schedule of events for this year's Four Winds Invitational which runs from June 7 through June 9 at the Blackthorn Golf Club. The special events begin on June 3 with a Daddy Daughter Pro-Am Tournament.

Monday, June 3

5 p.m. Daddy-Daughter Pro-Am Tournament

The fifth annual nine-hole Daddy-Daughter Pro-Am is scheduled for Monday, June 3. This is a unique opportunity for fathers to play a round of golf with their daughters along with a future star of the LPGA in a 9-hole scramble. Hot dogs and ice cream follow. All proceeds will benefit Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend. Registration is $50 per player and $100 for a father-daughter team. Teams can register here.

Wednesday, June 5

5 – 7 p.m. Ladies Golf 101 Clinic

This event will feature instruction from LPGA Symetra professionals and practice, a champagne bar, appetizers and a Q&A with the LPGA Symetra players. Sponsored by The Inn at Saint Mary’s, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and The Gillespie Conference Center. The cost is $40 per person; registration is available here.

Thursday, June 6

5 p.m. Grapes on the Green Wine/Food Tasting

At this unique event at Blackthorn, guests drive golf carts along the course, stopping for special wine or food tastings at each hole. Sponsored by Panzica Building Corporation, the evening ends with a party on the green with live music provided by Shake N’ Chill. The cost is $100 per pair. Two people per cart. All proceeds will benefit Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend. Registration is available here.

Friday, June 7

7:15 a.m. – Four Winds Invitational begins with Drum Ceremony and National Anthem

7:30 a.m. -- Four Winds Invitational Round 1

Saturday, June 8

7:30 a.m. -- Four Winds Invitational Round 2

Sunday, June 9

 9 a.m. — Four Winds Invitational Final Round

11 a.m. — KidZone

Family Day will take place at Blackthorn Golf Club during the final round of the Four Winds Invitational on Sunday, June 9. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., activities include the Wings, Etc. KidZone at the Pavilion with crafts, activities, hot dogs and ice cream; golf games and other free family activities at the Blackthorn Golf Club. Open to the public. More information is available at here.

2 p.m. – Closing Ceremonies and presentation of winners’ trophies

The LPGA Symetra Tour brings female golfers from over 30 countries to compete throughout the year to become the next generation of professional golfers. At the end of the Symetra tour, the top 10 money winners “graduate” to become members of the national LPGA tour.

Visit the Four Winds Invitational website for more information

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