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2015 Encompass Insurance Pro-Am
Summer time golf in Glenview, Illinois happens to be a perfect combination, which is part of the reason that the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am is one of the top golf events every single time around. As a part of the Champions Tour, this is where you can find some of the best senior golfers in the world compete in an event that is known for its late-tournament dramatics and for the overall shot-making ability of the participants. This is an amazing tournament that is sure to have you absolutely glued to the action on the course from the very beginning as the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am heats up at the North Shore Country Club.
In 2014, it was yet another amazing combination of professional and amateur golfers, delivering some incredible moments that had fans talking all over the course. This time around, absolutely anything can happen as some of the top players around converge on this beautiful course in Glenview, Illinois, where fans can expect to see some unbelievable drives, pinpoint approach shots and dazzling putts that will have you absolutely buzzing throughout all the crucial moments of the tournament. No matter how many ways there are to watch spectator sports these days, being there to see a great tournament like this is one the type of thing that you simply can't recreate.
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This is just one of those tournaments that tends to draw only the best of the best, which is why it's always a good idea to put down the remote and head out to see the action up close and personal as the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am heats up once again this year. Great golfers like Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus and many more have taken down this one, and you never know when the next legendary golfer is going to blow the field out of the water with a banner day that will have golf fans from all over buzzing. Known for being a unique event that is more than just your average tournament, it doesn't get any better than this.
The PGA Experience
We all know that there are plenty of ways to follow the action these days, but you're way off if you think you can get a feel for the excitement level because you caught the highlights on your smart phone. Instead of listening to the sportcaster's rendition of how amazing the atmosphere is, come out to Glenview and see it for yourself. When you're there in the middle of an epic tournament filled with the energy of an excited gallery and some world-class golfers, it won't be hard to figure out what all of the enthusiasm for this event is all about. As your favorite golfer lines up a clutch shot that could make or break his tournament, you'll definitely be glad that you're not anywhere else.
Encompass Insurance Pro-Am History
Founded in 1988 as the GTE Suncoast Classic, the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am was a chance for professional golfers and up-and-comers to test their skills on a beautiful Floridian golf course. After being called the GTE Suncoast Classic, it was then known as the GTE Classic, then the Verizon Classic and the Outback Steakhouse, it finally settled on the Encompass Insurance in 2012, and since then there have already been plenty of amazing moments. Under the new title, Michael Allen won the first title as the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am and now the action has shifted to the summer and is played in Glenview, Illinois, where the excitement continues as some of the best golfers around come to town looking to put on a show.
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Who was the first golfer to win this event?
Though it was then called the GTE Suncoast Classic, the first golfer to win this tournament was Dale Douglass, who took down the inaugural tournament in 1988. From there, it was Bob Charles who became a dominant force in the early part of this tournament's history, taking the event in 1989 and again in 1991. Jack Nicklaus would also soon make a splash at the tournament, as he won the final GTE Suncoast Classic in 1996; it was renamed simply the GTE Classic the following year.
Encompass Insurance Pro-Am Fans
Golf played at this level is something to behold, and you might end up shaking your head how good these guys actually are by the time you head out. And it also doesn't hurt that there are plenty of great fans that show up in droves to be a part of the excitement, creating a buzz and an electricity that you're simply not going to find anywhere else as the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am heats up. Glenview, Illinois is the perfect meeting point for fans from all over the country, so whether you already live in the area or looking for a great road trip with golf at the center, the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am is definitely for you.
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