Jack Nicklaus and Andy North to play 9 holes in Sioux Falls

Golf greats will highlight EMC Legends Series and free kids clinic during Sanford International.

By: Paul Heinert .

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –- Record 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus and two-time U.S. Open winner Andy North will be among those who participate in an exhibition golf event during the Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club.

The EMC Legends Series is a nine-hole match-play exhibition that will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Two additional golf legends will be announced later. The event highlights icons from the world of golf who have made an impact in the game and in communities at home and worldwide. The Sanford Legends Series will benefit charities supported by the Sanford International.

“The EMC Legends Series should be a special event, and although I don’t play much golf any more, I’m excited to swing the clubs once again with my good friend Andy,” Nicklaus said. “This event is one piece of what promises to be a wonderful week for the community of Sioux Falls. The Sanford International should have a tremendous reach on golf fans and the game itself in the region. We hope the real impact of the money raised is the lasting impact Sanford is trying to make on Sioux Falls, the Dakotas and worldwide.”

Following the exhibition, Nicklaus and North will host a golf clinic for kids. The Wells Fargo Kids Clinic is free for tournament attendees.

“What better way to finish a fun day on the golf course than to teach the game you love to children?” North said. “The kids clinic will be one of the many highlights of the week, and to have the greatest golfer of all time sharing advice and tips about the game is something everyone in attendance will remember.”

Tickets to the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria are now on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets at sanfordinternational.com, Austand’s Golf, Hy-Vee or by phone at 877-748-3376. Tickets start at $10. The prices listed on the Sanford International website are what you pay during checkout because all facility and processing fees are included.

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