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Al Geiberger Joins La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST




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Al Geiberger Joins La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST®


Golf Legend and Sons Join Resort’s Team of Pros



LA QUINTA, Calif. (October 4, 2011) La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST® have announced an exclusive partnership with Al Geiberger a golfing powerhouse with more than 20 victories in the PGA and PGA Senior Tours. He will serve as the resort’s official golf ambassador.


Along with his sons Bryan and Allen, Jr., Al Geiberger will be involved in special programs and speaking engagements for La Quinta Resort groups, resort guests and PGA WEST club members.


“We are honored to have Al, who is better known as ‘Mr. 59,’ join our team of professionals,” said Mike Kelly, executive director of PGA WEST®. “He and his sons have formed one of the most talented golf teaching teams in the industry today, and they will certainly enhance our resort’s growing reputation as a world-class golf destination.”


With a penchant for winning, Geiberger is perhaps best known for being the first player in the history of the PGA Tour to shoot “59” en route to winning the 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic – a feat that resulted in his enduring nickname. Additional highlights in a career that spans nearly five decades include winning the 1966 PGA Championship and the 1975 Tournament Players Championship, being named PGA Tour “Comeback Player of the Year,” and receiving the 1980 Ben Hogan Award. His formidable pedigree also includes being a two-time runner-up in the U.S. Open and a two-time Ryder Cup Team star, having played for Captains Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer. In addition, Geiberger and his sons were named “Golf Family of the Year” in 1999 by the Golf Writers Association.

La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST® is a world-renowned desert destination featuring 796 elegantly appointed casitas, suites and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta® with 41 pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts; and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert, TWENTY6 and Adobe Grill. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named ” North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning golf courses and four private courses – designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. Golf instruction is offered at the Jim McLean Golf School. The resort is a member of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. For more information, call 760-564-411, or visit



About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.


About Hilton Worldwide

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