The 50th Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is sure to be just as big as the legend himself was. Especially since its host this year is Arnold Palmer! Palmer will host the event January 19-25, 2009. The golf legend is the perfect choice to host this monumental event. Palmer has played in the Bob Hope Chrysler classic 42 times. Some of his best games were played in this Palm Springs staple of golf tournaments and contributed to Palmer's status as being the fifth on the all time win list. In Coachella Valley Arnold Palmer's name is synonymous with the event. In fact, 62 of his PGAS titles were made in Coachella.
Arnold Palmer won't be the only celebrity out there on the links. He'll be in austere company with the likes of former major leaguer Bo Jackson and Tampa Bay Ray's Rookie of the Year Evan Longoria. But the sports guys aren't the only celebrities hopefully hitting them straight out there. Musicians Michael Bolton and Huey Lewis will also be swinging the clubs. They will be joined by the local celebrity cheering section of the 2009 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Girls, Heather Hastings-Gorski of Indio, Ashley Dewitt from La Quinta and Jamie Lynn Strzelczyk also of Indio. The girls were chosen out of twelve finalists to represent this momentous occasion. No doubt they will be one of the best attractions at the tournament!
Heather Hastings-Gorski - "Hope"
Heather is 26 years old and from Indio.
Ashley DeWitt - "Chrysler"
Ashley is 22 years old and from La Quinta.
Jamie Lynn Strzelczyk - "Classic"
Jamie is 26 years old and from Indio.
This year the 2009 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic has added the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West to the rotation a first for the tournament. The tournament will be hosted by the Palmer Private Course at PGA West and also included in the rotation for 2009 is Bermuda Dunes Country Club which was one of the original courses to participate in the tournament back in 1960 and La Quinta's Silver Rock Resort which debuted last year.
This special anniversary is sure to be a great golf event and will be remembered for years to come.
Breaking News!!! BO JACKSON, EVA LONGORIA, HUEY LEWIS AND MICHAEL BOLTON AMONG EARLY CELEBRITIES AND ATHLETES TO BE PLAYING IN THE 50th BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC.
With all that star power and the excitement of a 50th anniversary, this is a golf event not to be missed by avid golf fans and amateurs as well. The Bob Hope Classic has been one of the most anticipated annual golf events for the last 50 years and surely will keep that tradition going well into the future. The Classic is a testament to the man himself and his love of golf. If you are looking for La Quinta Real Estate while you are here, give us a call and we will give you a tour.
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Golf Shirts and Apparel
Don't forget to stop by "Fore the Memories" for official clothing and memorabilia. They have a great selection of men and women's high quality Golf shirts, Hats and Visors bearing the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic logo. They also have some classic pictures and posters as well as other memorabilia on display.
They are located in suite 100 next to Devane's and below the Hogs Breath Inn in Old Town La Quinta
Badges & Tickets Gate Pricing
Clubhouse Badge* - $ 75.00
(Valid each day, Wednesday-Sunday)
Includes entry to all four courses over the entire five days of the Tournament and to Clubhouses.
Daily Gallery Pass* - $ 25.00
(Valid ANY one day only, Wednesday-Sunday)
Grounds only access to all four courses for one individual on any one day of the Tournament.
Five Day Gallery Pass Booklet** - $ 100.00
Each pass valid ANY one day only, Wednesday-Sunday)
Pre-sale only - not available at gate - your best admission value includes five individual coupons, each of which may be exchanged for a one-day Gallery Pass for the day or days of your choosing. Grounds only access.
Clubhouse Access Converter - $ 10.00
(Per gallery pass per day)
Converts Daily Gallery Pass to Clubhouse access.
50th Anniversary Package
50th Anniversary Package** - $ 225.00
(Valued at $425)
- 2 Clubhouse Badges (Valid ALL WEEK)
- 4 Daily Gallery Passes with Clubhouse Access
(Valid ANY one day only, Wednesday-Sunday)
- Commemorative Classic Golf Cap and Visor
- Classic Commemorative Towel
- Bushnell Binoculars (8X21mm)
- Classic 2009 Memento Bag Tag
- Official Tournament Souvenir Program
Classic Patron Package** - $ 300.00
(Valued at $375)
Includes five Clubhouse Badges good for all days at all courses.
And the Winner is:
Pat Perez wins the 50th Bob Hope Classic by 3 strokes with an eagle on the 18th hole.