International Showdown by the Sea - The Handa Cup

It's an international match play tournament:  the US vs the rest of the world.

Team rosters... listed below... have been announced by captains Kathy Whitworth (USA) and Pia Nilsson (World). Among the players, you'll notice, are a number of veritable golf legends... which shouldn't come as too much of a surprise; this is the Handa Cup we're talking about... an LPGA Legends Tour event.

The venue is quite spectacular as well,  Wentworth-by-the-Sea, in Rye, NH.  The state's only seaside links style course, it was originally designed in 1897 by George Wright who some call the "father of New England golf".  Donald Ross improved the original 9 holes in 1921 and 1964 saw an expansion to 18 under the direction of Geoffrey Cornish. The 6,306 yards par 70 layout is considered a classic shot makers course where wind and/or weather will almost always be a factor. -- MORE --->

Tournament week will begin on Thursday, May 19th with the Pro-Am and Opening Ceremony.  Practice rounds are Friday and the tournament rounds featuring team and singles matches will be played Saturday and Sunday May 21, and 22.  Tickets, available at the Legends Tour website, are $15 for adults.  Children under 17 and all military personnel get in free.  All ticket proceeds will benefit The First Tee of New Hampshire.

The 2011 Handa Cup presents a chance to see global golf legends competing on a historic course in a spectacular setting for a great course.  What a great way to launch the New England Golf Season.