(FLORISSANT, MO) – Legendary golfer Billy Casper will conduct putting and short-game clinics and relate stories about the PGA TOUR, his Hall-of-Fame career and golf in general at The Golf Club of Florissant on Saturday, August 1 from 8 a.m. to Noon.
Casper’s appearance recognizes The Golf Club of Florissant as the first course in Missouri and 100th under Billy Casper Golf’s management.
Known for his mastery around the greens, Casper’s clinics start at 8:30 a.m. with special guests from The First Tee of St. Louis. Casper will also sign autographs and pose for photos with attendees.
The activities featuring Casper are free and open to the public.
“Florissant’s reputation is as a warm and friendly town and we’re thrilled to welcome Billy Casper,” says Robert G. Lowery, Sr., Mayor of the City of Florissant. “The course has been expertly run by Billy Casper Golf, enhancing one of the city’s most visible amenities.”
“I’ve always enjoyed visiting the St. Louis area,” says Casper, a member of both the PGA and World Golf Hall of Fame. “We’re honored The Golf Club of Florissant is our company’s 100th operation, and look forward to meeting the wonderful golfers who play there regularly.”
The Golf Club of Florissant is located in close proximity to downtown St. Louis and its northern suburbs. Carved out of 135 acres, the par-72, 6,590-yard championship layout opened in 1963 and features some of the most critically-acclaimed bent-grass greens and zoysia fairways regionally. A fully stocked pro shop, full-scale restaurant and 3,000-square-foot deck makes the club a convenient venue for corporate, charity and social gatherings.
The City of Florissant lies in the heart of a valley near the confluence of two rivers – the Missouri and Mississippi – and was aptly nicknamed the “Valley of Flowers” by French farmers and fur trappers. Founded in 1767, Florissant is now the largest municipality in St. Louis County with 18 parks, a 600-seat theater, skateboard park, aquatic centers, indoor pool and covered ice rink.
For more information about Florissant or to reserve a tee time: www.golfclubofflorissant.com, 314.741.7444.
About Billy Casper Golf
Widely respected as a high-performance, full-service owner/operator of golf courses, BCG manages properties in 25 states and outside the U.S. The company provides turnkey club operations for public-agency and private owners, developers and investors. Founded 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, BCG is based in Vienna, VA with regional offices strategically convenient to courses’ locales.
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