PGA Champions Join Two Crystal Cruises Ships for Themed Trips

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Courtesy of Crystal Cruises

Golf professionals are headed to sea aboard Crystal Cruises’ 2019 golf-themed Experiences of Discovery voyages. In fact, the line was recently awarded “Best Golf Cruises, Medium Ships” in the 2019 Golf Digest Editors’ Choices Awards.

The pros will share their experiences of the sport on three specially-themed cruises aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.

The esteemed pros sailing aboard Crystal’s 2019 golf cruises are:

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  • Dave Stockton (Crystal Serenity, June 10, London to Reykjavik) – Famous for his short game since joining the PGA Tour in 1964, Stockton transitioned from his two PGA championship wins, two Senior Player Championships and U.S. Senior Open win to a career as a short-game guru.
  • Tom Kite (Crystal Serenity, August 12, Lisbon to Monte Carlo) – A World of Golf Hall of Fame inductee consistently ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from 1989 to 1994, Kite has won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, competed on seven Ryder Cup squads and was named PGA Player of the Year.
  • Don Pooley (Crystal Symphony, December 21, Round-trip San Diego) – Known for dramatic wins on the Champions and PGA tours, Pooley is likely best known for a million-dollar hole in one shot at the 1987 Bay Hill Classic. The proceeds went to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women.

Crystal Cruises’ ships include driving cages and putting greens for guests to practice at sea. Ashore, the 2019 golf cruises include rounds at courses, like Scotland’s Gleneagles King’s Course, Dublin’s Kildare Hotel & Country Club and the Monte Carlo Golf Club. On its golf cruises, Crystal Cruises offers optional shipping service, guaranteed tee times and post-round cleaning and storage of clubs after each excursion.

In other Crystal Cruises news, the company has opened booking for its 2021 Grand Journeys. These voyages fuse existing itineraries into more in depth journeys between 14 and 75 days.

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