Four Winds Invitational scheduled events
South Bend, Ind. The seventh year of the Four Winds Invitational offers more than just golf. Community events are scheduled throughout the week of the tournament benefiting Beacon Children’s Hospital. For those who wish to leave their clubs at home, there is still an event for you. The
LPGA Symetra Tour brings economic influence to the South Bend community. Blackthorn Golf Club owner, Tim Firestone says that there is an estimated impact of between a half a million and a million dollars locally.
Scheduled events benefit Beacon Children's hospital. The tour has already been able to raise funds to pay for a number of projects like the purchase of a helicopter and even the construction of the new children's hospital.
Monday, June 4
4 p.m. Daddy-Daughter Pro-Am Tournament
The fourth annual nine-hole Daddy-Daughter Pro-Am is scheduled for Monday, June 4. 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 Hospital in South Bend. Registration is $50 per player and $100 for a father-daughter team. Teams can register here.
Wednesday, June 6
5 – 7 p.m. Ladies Golf 101 Clinic
This event will feature instruction from LPGA professionals and practice, a champagne bar, appetizers and a Q&A with the LPGA Symetra players. The cost is $40 per person; registration is available here.
Thursday, June 7
5 p.m. Grapes on the Green Wine/Food Tasting
At this unique, new event at Blackthorn, guests drive golf carts along the course, stopping for special wine and food tastings. The cost is $80 per pair with early registration; $100 per pair on event day. Two people per cart, last cart leaves clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Beacon Hospital in South Bend. Registration is available here.
Friday, June 8
7:15am – Four Winds Invitational begins with Drum Ceremony and National Anthem
7:30 a.m. -- Four Winds Invitational Round 1
Saturday, June 9
7:30 a.m. -- Four Winds Invitational Round 2
Sunday, June 10
7:30 a.m. — Four Winds Invitational 5K Run & Fitness Walk
The fifth annual Four Winds Invitational 5K Run and Fitness Walk is held on the cart paths of Blackthorn Golf Club. The starting point is at 3575 Moreau Ct., which is the back entrance to Blackthorn Golf Club. The 5K Run will start at 7:30 a.m. and the Fitness Walk will start at 7:35 a.m. The Fitness Walk is non-competitive and will not be timed. All proceeds from the 5K Run and Fitness Walk will be donated to Beacon Hospital. Participants will receive a goody bag including an official t-shirt.
To register, click here. The cost for adults is $25 for the 5K Run, or $20 for the Fitness Walk. The cost for kids 18 and under is $10 for either event. After May 25, registration fees are $30 for the 5K Run and $25 for the Fitness Walk, and $15 for kids 18 and under. Late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Pre-event packet pick-up and late registration will occur at Blackthorn Golf Club’s clubhouse from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 from 6:30 – 7 a.m. More information is available here.
9:00 a.m. — Four Winds Invitational Final Round
11 a.m. — Family Fun Day
Free Family Fun Day will take place at Blackthorn Golf Club during the final round of the Four Winds Invitational on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 10. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., activities include the Applebee’s Kid Zone with crafts, activities, hot dogs and ice cream; golf games and other free family activities at the Blackthorn Pavilion. Anyone can attend the Family Fun Day. More information is available here.
2 p.m. – Closing Ceremonies and presentation of winners’ trophies