For the more prestigious championships it is often the course or the history, while for others it is less subtle marketing (case in point, the PGA Tour’s Phoenix Open).
In Arkansas each year the LPGA’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G is not only in the running for longest tournament name on any schedule worldwide but also for the unique act of ‘Hog calling’.
The Pinnacle Golf Club’s par-3 17th hole has, over time, morphed into the spiritual home of this rather unusual and uniquely Arkansas ‘tradition’ where the call is performed as a group act.
The ‘hog call’ requires those involved to raise their arms and loudly chant ‘Wooo’ followed by ‘Pig Sooie’ as they bring their arms down.
When done in unison by a large group it can be a little confronting but for the most part the players embrace it and some even…