2019 Event, Hosted by PGA Tour Legend Peter Jacobsen, Will Honor 2-Time Major Champion Mark O’Meara and Former SF Giants Owner Bob Lurie; Proceeds From The Langley Support PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere)
VACAVILLE, CA, — The Northern California PGA Foundation today announced that registration is open for the 12th Annual “The Langley: A Tribute to Legends Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament,” taking place August 12th and 13th, 2019 at Pebble Beach Resorts. The 2019 event, hosted by PGA Tour legend, Peter Jacobsen, will honor 2-time Major Champion, Mark O’Meara, as well as real estate magnate, philanthropist, and former San Francisco Giants owner, Bob Lurie. Interested participants and sponsors can register for the event at http://www.thelangley.org/.
Proceeds from The Langley support the Northern California PGA Foundation’s military pillar, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Golf sessions are offered at NO cost to Veterans by Northern California PGA Professionals and are designed to enhance a Veteran’s physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Learning and playing the game of golf is a proven activity that has helped thousands of military Veterans assimilate back into their community through the social interaction the game of golf provides.
“In 2019, The Langley looks to be our best event ever, as the great Peter Jacobsen helps us honor former Masters and Open Champion, Mark O’Meara, and Bob Lurie, who has given so much back to the Northern California community,” said Nancy Maul, Executive Director, Northern California PGA Foundation. “Most importantly, the players and sponsors who support The Langley help the Northern California PGA Foundation, under the direction of our PGA Professionals, to continue impacting the lives of military Veterans through the amazing PGA HOPE program.”
Maul adds, “Bringing amateurs together with PGA Professionals at the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts has made The Langley one of those annual events that not only continues to grow in prestige and popularity, but which has become the centerpiece of fundraising for our Foundation, year after year.”
The Langley: A Tribute to Legends Charity Pro-Am, provides an intimate golf experience like no other. Guests enjoy a two day event, starting with “An Evening with Golf’s Legends” on Monday, August 12th at The Beach Club next to Stillwater Cove, where attendees have a meet and greet with the honorees. On Tuesday, August 13th guests are treated to The Langley Charity Pro-Am tournament held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, followed by an awards luncheon attended by players, honorees and Langley family members.
Named after former PGA Head Professional Jim Langley of Cypress Point Club, The Langley is the NCPGA Foundation’s premier charitable fundraising event designed to honor the game’s legends, and supports the mission of the Foundation – serving Veterans, community and growing the game of golf. Langley was admired world-wide for his generosity and humble nature, and is the epitome of what this event is about. Jim was a UC Berkeley alumni, four-sport athlete, and member of Cal’s famous 1959 Champion basketball team, and he also proudly served in the US Marine Corps.
In its 11-year history, The Langley: A Tribute to Legends Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament has honored the following:
2008 – Arnold Palmer & Jim Langley, PGA | Meadow Club (Fairfax, Calif.)
2009 – Ken Venturi & Steve Menchinella, PGA | Lake Merced G & CC (Daly City, Calif.)
2010 – Tom Watson & Sandy Tatum | The Links at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach, Calif.)
2011 – Johnny Miller & RJ Harper, PGA | Silverado CC & Resort (Napa, Calif.)
2012 – Jack Nicklaus & Tom Addis, PGA | Pebble Beach Golf Links (Monterey, Calif.)
2013 – Billy Casper & Duke Butler, III | Pebble Beach Golf Links (Monterey, Calif.)
2014 – Nancy Lopez & Patty Sheehan, LPGA | Pebble Beach Golf Links (Monterey, Calif.)
2015 – Dave Stockton & Roger Maltbie | Pebble Beach Golf Links (Monterey, Calif.)
2016 – Al Geiberger & Rick Rhoads, PGA | Pebble Beach Golf Links (Monterey, Calif.)
2017 – Hale Irwin & John Fry, PGA | Pebble Beach Golf Links (Monterey, Calif.)
2018 – Peter Jacobsen & Jim Nantz | Pebble Beach Golf Links (Monterey, Calif.)
For additional information on the Northern California PGA Foundation, visit: https://www.ncpgafoundation.org.
The Langley: A Tribute to Legends Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament
“You can win golf tournaments, and that’s great. But if you can do something with winning tournaments and help other people – that is what has completed my life. When I lay my head down at night, I feel really good about that.”
– Nancy Lopez, LPGA (2014 Langley Honoree)
About the NCPGA Foundation
The Northern California PGA Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit charitable organization, Federal Tax ID #75-3249593. Founded in 2007, it is the philanthropic arm of the Northern California Section PGA. The Mission of the NPCGA Foundation is three-fold: (1) To serve Veterans – their health & their families (2) To provide resources to PGA members serving their communities within Northern California & Northwestern Nevada, and (3) To grow the game of golf. The Northern California Section of the PGA of America is an organization of 1,100 dedicated PGA Professionals & associates at more than 400 golf facilities in Northern California & Northwestern Nevada committed to helping others through the game of golf.