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February 7, 2017
Golfers and golf fans worldwide never fail to miss watching the famous ANA Inspiration, whether on television or in person at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. One of the most prestigious LPGA golf tournaments in the world, the ANA Inspiration launches every year in early spring to showcase the talents of famous women golfers from all over the globe. A celebrated event for many years, the ANA Inspiration brings people together through its thrilling competitive spirit, beloved traditions, and impressive participants. Discover what is included in this tournament from March 27 to April 2, 2017, and start making plans to attend today!
History of the ANA Inspiration
The first tournament affectionately referred to as “The Dinah” was held in 1972 at the magnificent Mission Hills Country Club in the gorgeous desert town of Rancho Mirage, California. Ten years later, this Ladies Professional Golf Association event was broadcast on national television when Nabisco became the first official tournament sponsor. 1985 marked another significant year of the ANA Inspiration’s history, as movie star Dinah Shore was given the Patty Berg Award as thanks for her support and contributions to the realm of women’s golf. Over the years, this tournament has continued to develop rapidly; today, the ANA Inspiration purse totals $2.6 million and countless fans flock from all over to attend this honorable event.
Created back in the 1950s, All Nippon Airways is currently the largest Japanese in regards to passenger numbers. One of the most thriving and successful airlines in the world, ANA is also known as being the official airline of the ANA inspiration (which was previously titled the Dinah Shore) is addition to being known for being the launch customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and owning the largest fleet of Dreamliners in the world. ANA is the 13th largest airline in existence and has served over 46 million people since 2013.
ANA Inspiration Traditions
Every ANA Inspiration concludes with the triumphant champion leaping into the legendary Poppie’s Pond! Named after Terri “Poppie” Wilcox, an influential director of the tournament for many years, this picturesque pool is a famous landmark of the ANA Inspiration. The tradition began in 1988 when Amy Alcott with caddie Bill Kurre decide to “let it rip.” Another tradition of this annual event is the presentation of the beautiful Dinah Shore Trophy to the winner of the tournament.
Come Stay with Us at POSH Palm Springs Inn!
If you’re in town for the epic ANA Inspiration, make sure you stay in the best lodging possible to make your trip complete! POSH Palm Springs Inn is a deluxe bed and breakfast featuring comfortable accommodations and amazing amenities, such as our poolside happy hour! You’re bound to love a getaway to the incredible town of Palm Springs, CA, so don’t waste another minute; check our availability and make plans to come stay with us today!
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