It’s not exactly the kind of publicity the LPGA was looking for when it announced a new Pebble Beach-style celebrity pro-am.
As it turns out, the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club where they booked the tournament already had an event scheduled: a Passover celebration for more than 200 families.
The resort, apparently sensing more money in golf than in religion, booted the latter. Now they’re suing the resort.
“The contract specifically states that they may not cancel us to take what they deem better business,” said attorney David Freedman, who’s representing Presidential Holidays. “There are strict Old Testament laws that must be adhered to, ritual meals where you can’t cook dairy and meat in the same kitchen. It’s impossible to move, but the resort’s owners are saying we’re out on the street because the LPGA is coming in.”