Saturday, April 14, 2007

New Awards Honor Memory of Nelson

Via espn.com:

IRVING, Texas -- Byron Nelson Championship officials have created two international award programs to honor the memory of the tournament's namesake.

The Salesmanship Club of Dallas announced Thursday the creation of the Byron Nelson Prize and the Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Awards.

The Byron Nelson Prize will be given to a person or organization in the golf world who exemplifies the ideals of "giving back" that Nelson personified. The first recipient will be announced at the opening ceremony of the tournament April 24 and will receive a $100,000 contribution to the charity of its choice.

The junior awards will carry on Nelson's legacy for encouraging young golfers. Junior golfers from around the world will be identified by an international panel and the finalists invited each year to the tournament.

"Our theme is 'Byron's Work for the Kids Continues' because it reflects the many facets of Byron's life and the beneficiaries of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship," said Mac Wesson, president of the Salesmanship Club.

1 comment:

  1. Had the pleasure of meeting Byron at the PGA Show in Orlando many years ago...a real gentleman. Well done for paying tribute to him.

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