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Lyman Orchards
Press Release

The Lyman Open draws professional and amateur golfers to renowned Robert Trent Jones-designed Course for one-day tournament

Who: Lyman Orchards’ Golf Club will host The Lyman Open, drawing professional and amateur golfers to compete for sizeable purses.

What: The total purse will be $12,300, and feature a highly competitive field

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Where: Lyman Orchards’ Golf Center, 70 Lyman Road, Middlefield, Conn.

Why: Introduced in 1979, the Lyman Orchards' Country Amateur Championship tournament was a two-day best ball that drew players from all over New England to compete against the best. Lyman Orchards Golf Club has re-launched the classic annual tourney as The Lyman Open, a one-day event with a new twist: a professional division. The winning professional golfers will walk away with a total of $12,000 in prize money, in addition to being recognized on a 30-inch-tall apple barrel trophy.

It’s anticipated that 60 golfers from all throughout New England will compete in the Professional division, including four former CT Open Winners.

The renowned Robert Trent Jones course hosts the Monday qualifier for the Traveler’s Championship, the CT PGA Championship, CT Pub Links, multiple Junior Tour events and numerous collegiate events, and will be a host site for the 2017 U.S. Amateur Qualifier in July.
 
First tee time begins at 7:00am
Interviews:
  • Jason Beffert, General Manager
    • Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Competing golfers
    • Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • John Lyman III, Executive Vice President and eighth generation family member
    • Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm
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About Lyman Orchards:
Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of the state, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield, Connecticut. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793, or visit online at www.lymanorchards.com

Media Contacts

Pam Soisson
Rebel Interactive Group
860-387-4145
[email protected]

Tim Burt
Lyman Orchards
860-349-6010
860-707-2083 (mobile)