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Doug Sanders  

Winner of Twenty PGA Tour Events

Doug Sanders was born on July 24, 1933 in Cedartown, Georgia. A poor boy from the backwoods in Georgia, he picked cotton as a youngster. He attended the University of Florida on a golf scholarship by winning the National Junior Chamber of Commerce Tournament and was the subject of a film called, "The Boy Next Door". After attending the University of Florida, Sanders became the first amateur to win the Canadian open.

Doug joined the tour in 1957 and has won 20 PGA Pro Tournaments. There have been only 6 golfers in the world who turned pro since 1957, who have won more than 20 PGA Tour Championships on the regular tour. He's had winnings of over $1 million. Doug counts himself fortunate for turning pro at a time when television gave such excellent coverage to the tournaments and the purses made it worthwhile to play.

Sanders was one of the first to promote the Seniors Tour with his own Celebrity Classic and joined the Seniors Tour in 1983. Later that year he won the World Seniors Invitational.

He has always been known as a stylish, flamboyant dresser on the golf course, thus earning his name "Peacock of the Fairways". ESQUIRE named him as one of America's " Ten best dressed Jocks" in 1973.

It is said that the two most frequently asked questions on the Senior PGA Tour were"What did Arnold Palmer shoot?" and "What is Doug Sander's wearing?"

For nearly twenty years, Doug has sponsored the Doug Sanders International Junior Golf Championship. The Championship brings together young players from six continents for an annual competition in Aberdeen, Scotland. Sanders contributions have benefited a number of organizations including: Texas Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Sunshine Kids, Depelchin Children's Home, Ronald McDonald House, Camp Periwinkle, Easter Seals and an amazing $100,000 contribution to the Betty Ford Center, as well as $176,000 to the UMCF.

Sanders often states, "I'm as rich as any man or woman in the world because I weigh and measure my wealth by friends, and golf has given me that opportunity."

Golf Outings:

There is no better way to entertain your clients!

A Doug Sanders Golf Outing is a great way to motivate, reward, or entertain your top executives and customers. No one has organized more celebrity tournaments than Doug. An outing with Doug will be a memorable experience for everyone who attends. Following breakfast, Sanders conducts a twenty minute golf clinic. Then, on one par-three hole, Doug will hit a shot with each group, who can choose to use his ball if desired.

Next, Doug will pose for a photograph with each group. Finally, the day ends with your choice of heavy hors d'oeuvres or dinner. After the awards ceremony, Doug will speak for 15 minutes about his experiences as a PGA golf pro, highlighting his speech with many amusing stories.

Motivational Speaker:

Doug Sanders is a popular and highly entertaining motivational speaker. Who would know more about what it takes to become a winner than Doug Sanders? He rose from the cotton fields of Georgia to become one of the all-time greatest players on the PGA Tour. Doug knows that winners never make excuses. They just get the job done.

Doug is in demand for keynote addresses at lunch, dinner, or any special occasion. With humor and style, Sanders teaches his audiences what it takes to overcome obstacles and be a winner.

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