Nicholasville, Ky. — The Barbasol Championship’s 2020 Charity Golf Tournament will be played this Friday at Champions at Keene Trace, located at 20 Avenue of Champions in Nicholasville.
The tournament, sponsored by Central Bank, Davis H. Elliot Company, Lexus of Lexington, Studio46, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and UK HealthCare begins with a 12 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament welcomes spectators and admission is free to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase and all guests are asked to practice social distancing and to wear a mask when unable to be at least six feet away from other spectators #MaskUp.
While professional golf is on hold in the Bluegrass until next summer, the charitable arm of the Barbasol Championship, Caddie127, has remained active supporting the five local charities it has been partnered with for the past two years. The charities include All God’s Children, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the Kentucky Region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Refuge for Women, and the Woodhill Community Center (Lexington Leadership Foundation). Barbasol Championship and the PGA TOUR will honor the newly launched First Tee Greater Lexington organization.
“Despite not hosting our annual PGA TOUR golf tournament, we felt it was imperative to continue supporting our local philanthropic community and the children and families they serve,” said Bryan Pettigrew – Tournament Director of the Barbasol Championship. “The critical services and programs these organizations provide to those most in need, are counted on now, more than ever.”
Touring PGA golfers Wes Roach, Morehead State’s Josh Teater, and former Wildcats Chip McDaniel and Stephen Stallings, Jr. will all be on hand to help teams with their drives throughout the day.
Pettigrew said the tournament and Caddie127 will donate over $200,000 to the Kentucky charities in 2020. “We are truly blessed to live in a community where supporting those most vulnerable and those most in need remains a priority in spite of all the challenges, we all currently face.”