Pro Football Hall of Fame announces inaugural Salute to Greatness Golf Tour

General Published on : 3/21/2024
  • Tour set to kick off April 17. Events scheduled in 4 cities. Hall of Famers to participate

The Pro FootbaThe Pro Football Hall of Fame today announced the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Salute to Greatness Golf Tour presented by James Hardie.ll Hall of Fame today announced the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Salute to Greatness Golf Tour presented by James Hardie. Scheduled in four major football markets across the country, the tour kicks off with the Nashville Salute to Greatness on April 17 at Gaylord Springs Golf Links. 

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame Salute to Greatness Golf Tour presented by James Hardie will be a spectacular experience for all participants,” said Hall of Fame President Jim Porter. “This new tour provides a unique opportunity to gather with the Greatest of the Game. In addition to great golf and dining at world-class venues, these events will raise significant funds for charitable causes.”

The four tour cities, event dates and host courses are:
  • Nashville — April 17 at Gaylord Springs Golf Links.
  • Chicago — July 9 at The Glen Club (Glenview, Ill.). Get more details on the Chicago event here. 
  • Canton — Sept. 16 at Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio).
  • Las Vegas — Sept. 30 at TPC Summerlin.

The Paul Krause Hall of Fame Golf Classic will return in 2024 for its second year, this time as a part of the overall golf series presented by James Hardie. Each of the remaining four tournaments will take on the Salute to Greatness title (e.g., Nashville Salute to Greatness presented by James Hardie).

The scramble format will allow golfers to play at prestigious courses across the country in a foursome that includes a Pro Football Hall of Famer. More information on each tournament, including the Hall of Famers participating, will be released prior to each event.

Proceeds from the tour will support the Georgia Frontiere/Rosenbloom Family Enshrinees Assistance Fund administered by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with First Tee and Habitat for Humanity.

The current lineup of Pro Football Hall of Famers for the inaugural Nashville Salute to Greatness include:
  • JIMBO COVERT — 1983-1990 Chicago Bears.
  • MARSHALL FAULK — 1994-98 Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams.
  • STEVE HUTCHINSON — 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans.
  • ANTHONY MUĂ‘OZ — 1980-1992 Cincinnati Bengals.
  • JOHN RANDLE — 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-03 Seattle Seahawks.
  • WARREN SAPP — 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Oakland Raiders.
  • WILL SHIELDS — 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs.
  • JAN STENERUD — 1967-1979 Kansas City Chiefs, 1980-83 Green Bay Packers, 1984-85 Minnesota Vikings.
The list is expected to grow in coming weeks with the addition of other Hall of Famers.

In January, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, PGA TOUR Champions and James Hardie unveiled an innovative new tournament that will pair legends of golf and football: the James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational. The inaugural invitational features play at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fla. The tournament will include a field of 78 PGA TOUR Champions players competing alongside 26 Pro Football Hall of Famers, who will tee it up Friday and Saturday of the official three-day tournament that will be televised on the Golf Channel.

The Hall of Fame and James Hardie are working with partners in other cities to grow the Salute to Greatness series, with additional events possible in 2024. Additional information on each outing will be released in advance of the scheduled dates. 

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