Published on June 18, 2013

LPGA Professionals Will Play Genesis Pro-Am Challenge

Former LPGA Tour professionals Elaine Crosby, Gail Graham and Beth Bader will be playing in the Genesis Pro-Am Challenge on Monday, Aug. 19.

The Genesis Pro-Am Challenge will be played at Crow Valley Golf Club, Davenport Country Club and Oakwood Country Club. The LPGA professionals are available to foursomes who want to improve their group.

Elaine Crosby is a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. She founded the website FindALesson.com matching golfers with top golf instructors in their area.

Gail Graham, a native of Canada, is also a two-time LPGA Tour winner.

Beth Bader, who played at North Scott High School in Eldridge and at Iowa State University, had five career top-tens in more than 200 LPGA starts.

“We had LPGA Tour players at the Genesis Pro-Am Challenge in 2011 and everyone had a good time interacting with them and seeing how well they play,’’ said Sara Maccabee, 2013 Pro-Am Challenge chair. “We’re looking forward to having Elaine, Gail and Beth on the course helping their groups go after very nice prizes.’’

The annual Genesis Pro-Am Challenge raises thousands of dollars to support nursing scholarships for present and future Genesis nurses. Studies have found that patients receive safer, higher quality care when nurses have acquired the critical thinking skills of advanced nursing educations.

All foursomes will be paired with a local teaching professional from the Iowa Section of the PGA or with one of the LPGA professionals.

There will be Pro-Am Challenge drawings and raffles, including a raffle for two spots in the 2013 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship at Pebble Beach, Calif. To purchase raffle tickets for the Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship, call Deb Hughes at 563-421-6861.

Everyone playing in the Genesis Pro-Am Challenge will have a chance to meet the LPGA pros on Sunday, August 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Lujack Lexus showroom in Davenport. Lujack Lexus of the Quad Cities and Quad City Bank & Trust are title sponsors of the event and the Pro-Am Challenge.
 
To register as an individual or foursome, or for more information on the Genesis Pro-Am Challenge, call the Genesis Health Services Foundation at (563) 421-6861. Or, go to www.genesishealth.com/give.

LPGA Pros Play Genesis Pro-Am Challenge

Elaine Crosby joined the LPGA Tour as a rookie in 1980. She won two LPGA Tour events in her career and earned $1,543,985. She founded a startup company called www.findalesson.com, a web business that links teaching golf professionals to golfers seeking professional advice. The web business also markets golf instructional aids.

Gail Graham is a veteran of more than 20 years in professional golf and is the winner of two LPGA career victories. She earned $1,285,769 in LPGA events.

Beth Bader played high school golf at North Scott High School, Eldridge, Iowa and college golf Iowa State University. She has LPGA career earnings of $1,037,621. She has had five top-ten finishes in LPGA events. Beth and her sister, Amy, launched the Susan L. Bader Foundation of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research in 2004 when their mother died of the disease.  For information, go to slbfoundation.hope.org.

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