ANA in Other Tour Events Posted June 29 · Edited June 30 by Grace McDonald On 9/10/2020 at 4:46 AM, cnosil said: It is just a tradition and it used to be a nasty pond but was converted into a swimming pool. The concrete-lined pool is part of Champions Lake, which surrounds the 18th (finishing) hole of the LPGA major. Wilcox is known as “Poppie” to his seven grandchildren. The first champion to jump into Poppie’s Pond to celebrate her victory was Amy Alcott in 1988. Poppie’s Pond is 5-1/2 feet deep at the center and extends about 60 feet on either side of the bridge used by golfers to reach the island green. The pond is maintained to a swimming pool level with a continuous supply of fresh water. It can also be drained easily and refilled to ensure that it contains high-quality water. Because the pond is self-contained within the lake, golf course maintenance crews are able to use chlorine without impacting the lake’s fish or birdlife. As a result, the Tournament winners do not have to worry about the quality of the water when they take the dive. I think the owners of the club are worried about safety and there are no pesticides in their ponds because this is an important topic. Additionally, you can read about it here https://envrexperts.com/free-essays/pesticides/ if you are interested. So, nothing threatens the winners of the tournament. Well, if the club employees monitor the quality of the water then everything is fine.