Broome County/B.C./Dick’s Sporting Open at 50

From My Twin Tiers:

ENDICOTT, NEW YORK (WETM-TV)- The DICK’S Sporting Goods Open announced the event’s 2021 date as well as a new 50th-anniversary logo to coincide with the semi-centennial playing of Broome County’s premier professional sports event.

The 2021 event, which will be played as part of the Champions Tour’s combined 2020-21 calendar due to COVID-19, returns to En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, New York, the week of June 28 – July 4, with a purse of $2,050,000 and all three rounds broadcast live on GOLF Channel.

“We are thrilled to announce our spot on the 2021 PGA TOUR Champions Schedule … the PGA TOUR’s inaugural Broome County Open was contested on June 26 1971

In 1971 it was called The Broome County Open. The next year it was called The B.C. Open, 1972 also saw  become an Honorary Chairman of the event. By 1973 the “B.C.” was still recognized as Broome County though with Hart’s association some were reporting the comic strip connection. By 1974 it was given over to the comic strip.

Begun as a small detour on the PGA tour, it soon became a major player. With Johnny’s passing it became the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, “a Champions Tour event.” And this year as part of the 50th Anniversary Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Tournament has gotten a special logo to celebrate.

In addition to the date, the tournament announced a new 50th-anniversary logo for 2021. The logo was created by Mason Mastroianni, the grandson of original B.C. cartoonist Johnny Hart. The logo was created in honor of PGA TOUR golf’s long-tenured history in the region, with the font and graphic paying homage to the historic comic strip’s focus on various geologic eras.

B.C. returns to the En-Joie Golf Course.

below: Johnny Hart – “The B. C. Open,” Signed Print (Stabur Gaphics, 1985)

B.C. © John Hart Studios, Inc.

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