There is a lot to like about the PGA Tour’s Shriners Children’s Open, but a favorite tradition here at LasVegasGolfInsider.com is watching tournament executive director Patrick Lindsey behind 18 shaking the hand of each player and thanking them for teeing it up in Vegas. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder
In this day and age of hustle and bustle and so much angst, taking a moment for a small gesture such as Patrick’s firm hand shake can go a long way for a variety of reasons.
“It is important to thank the guys and make sure they know how much we appreciate them being here and playing in the Shriners Children’s Open,” says Lindsey, who just completed his eighth year overseeing the event. “Las Vegas is so successful as a city because of first-class hospitality and it is important that we are part of that conversation.”
Throughout the year, Lindsey attends other PGA Tour events sharing the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Las Vegas message, and enticing Tour professionals to play in Vegas. The Thank You at the end of Sunday’s round is a nice way to kick off that recruitment process.
All we have to say is, keep it up, Patrick.
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