LEXI THOMPSON CRUISES TO A CONVINCING WIN AT THE CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A NEW KING F9 SPEEDBACK DRIVER IN THE BAG

LEXI THOMPSON CRUISES TO A CONVINCING WIN AT THE CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A NEW KING F9 SPEEDBACK DRIVER IN THE BAG

CARLSBAD, CA (November 18, 2018) –  COBRA PUMA GOLF Athlete Lexi Thompson ended the 2018 season on a high note, atop the leaderboard of the CME Group Tour Championship, capturing her 10th career victory. With this win, Thompson is projected to move to number two in the world.

Thompson shot a 68 on Saturday, heading into the final round with a three-shot lead. She continued her magnificent play with a 70 on Sunday, to win the tournament by 4 shots with a bag of COBRA clubs including a brand new,KING F9 SPEEDBACK driver.  Dressed head-to-toe in PUMA Golf apparel, accessories and footwear from the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection Thompson looked great while playing great.

Thompson debuted the new KING F9 SPEEDBACK driver in the bag at the TOTO Japan Classic a few weeks ago. The F9 driver features COBRA’s breakthrough SPEEDBACK Technology, which, for the first time in golf, successfully combines a highly aerodynamic clubhead shape with low CG. SPEEDBACK is a game-changing advancement in the way a driver is engineered. The combination of an efficient aerodynamic shape and an engineered weight structure on the sole, improves club speed while maintaining a low, deep CG to create the most efficient transfer of energy to the ball. Utilizing a CNC Precision Milled Face, created using industry-leading face manufacturing technology, allows for a thinner and hotter face design that has shown ball speed increases up to 1.5 mph when tested against a traditional, hand-polished face.  These technologies fuse to deliver the ultimate formula for speed and extreme distance.

Details of the COBRA Golf Clubs in Thompson’s bag:

  • Driver: KING F9 SPEEDBACK 9° | Yellow | Mitsubishi Diamana 50x
  • 3 Wood: KING LTD 3wd 13.5° Lexi Blue | Graphite Design GP 6s
  • Hybrid: FLY-Z 2/3 in Black 18° | Aldila Green NV 85 Stiff
  • Irons: Cobra S2 Forged irons 3, 6-PW | Rifle Project X 5.0 shafts
  • Wedges: KING V Grind | Dynamic Gold S200| 48°, 52°, 56°, 60°

For additional details visit:  www.cobragolf.com.

Thompson’s win with the new KING F9 SPEEDBACK driver is the second victory with the driver in its first three weeks of being out on Tour, joining fellow COBRA PUMA athlete Bryson DeChambeau who won with the driver in Las Vegas.

PUMA Golf’s Autumn, Winter 2018 collection showcases new, sophisticated graphics, an evolved color palate and elevated technical elements, that are designed to enhance on-course performance and be worn on and off course. Click the link for more of Lexi’s looks this week: https://www.cobragolf.com/pumagolf/women/clothing.

FINAL ROLEX SERIES EVENT OF 2018 WELCOMES EUROPE’S PRE-EMINENT GOLFERS TO DUBAI

FINAL ROLEX SERIES EVENT OF 2018 WELCOMES EUROPE’S PRE-EMINENT GOLFERS TO DUBAI

Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, 5 November 2018 – Now in its 10th year, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai will be contested by the top 60 players on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex on 15 – 18 November 2018 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

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Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s glittering city skyline, the tournament marks the final Rolex Series event of 2018. Launched in 2017, the Rolex Series presents a global programme of golfing showpieces on the European Tour, which Rolex has partnered since 1997.
The elite field is set to include many of the stars from the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup Team, including Testimonees Thorbjørn Olesen and Jon Rahm, who will be defending his 2017 title.
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For 28-year-old Olesen, victory on Jumeirah’s Earth Course would make for the Dane’s second Rolex Series win in the same calendar year, after winning the Italian Open in June. In doing so, he would follow in the footsteps of 24-year-old Rahm, who won the 2017 Irish Open ahead of being crowned the winner in Dubai.
The Spaniard said: “I’m excited to return to Dubai and defend my title. It will be all the more special to do so alongside teammates from The Ryder Cup, which was an unbelievable experience for me.”
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Fellow players from the Rolex golf family contending the DP World Tour Championship include Rahm’s compatriot Rafa Cabrera Bello, who is also a previous Rolex Series winner; Belgians Thomas Pieters, a three-time European Tour winner, and Thomas Detry; 2016 DP World Tour Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, from England; and Haotong Li, from China, who won his second European Tour event early this year in Dubai.
RACE TO DUBAI
Established in 2009, the season-long Race to Dubai concludes at the DP World Tour Championship, with the leader of the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex crowned alongside the tournament winner, to wrap up a season comprising 47 tournaments spanning 30 countries.
ENDS

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NOTES TO EDITORS

ROLEX TESTIMONEES CONTESTING THE 2018 DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Thomas Detry
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Haotong Li
Thomas Pieters
Thorbjørn Olesen
Jon Rahm
ROLEX TESTIMONEES THAT HAVE WON THE DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI
Matthew Fitzpatrick (2016)
Jon Rahm (2017)
ROLEX TESTIMONEES THAT HAVE WON THE RACE TO DUBAI
Martin Kaymer (2010)
Luke Donald (2011)
ABOUT THE ROLEX SERIES
Through an unwavering commitment to the game of golf for more than 50 years, Rolex has developed one of the broadest and most enduring relationships between brand and sport, in the world.
Rolex has always contributed to the further development of golf worldwide through its partnerships with guardians of the global game – organizations with the responsibility of advancing the sport, such as the European Tour.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of this partnership, in 2017, the Rolex Series was launched as the premium tournament category on the European Tour’s International Schedule. Presently comprising eight tournaments staged in a variety of golfing locations around the world, Rolex Series events offer a minimum prize fund of US$7 million.
The 2018 roster of Rolex Series tournaments include: the BMW PGA Championship (May 24-27); the Italian Open (May 31-June 3); the HNA Open de France (June 28-July 1); the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 5-8); the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open (July 12-15); the Turkish Airlines Open (November 1-4); the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player (November 8-11); and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (November 15-18), where the leading golfer of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex will be crowned.
ABOUT ROLEX 
An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programmes and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

www.rolex.com

LPGA Foundation Announces 2018 Marilynn Smith Scholarship Recipients

LPGA Foundation Announces 2018 Marilynn Smith Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships awarded to 30 high-school graduates

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 15, 2018 – The LPGA Foundation announced today the 30 high-school graduates selected to receive this year’s Marilynn Smith Scholarship. Each candidate has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, leadership skills and active involvement and service to her community while also fulfilling specific requirements for each scholarship award.

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, named in honor of one of the LPGA’s 13 founding members, is awarded to high-school seniors who plan to play golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. Each of the 2018 recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Abigail Douglas graduated from Lynnwood High School in Bothell, WA, where she was the No. 1 seed and MVP on her varsity golf team for all four years at high school. She was named an All-Conference honorable mention in her 10th-grade year and a 1st team All-Conference selection in 11th grade.

Douglas plans to attend Whitworth University where she is leaning towards majors in accounting, business, marketing or sports management, with the ultimate goal of getting a master’s degree in one of those fields.

Alexis Green graduated summa cum laude from Hoover High School in Canton, OH, where she was captain of the varsity golf team for three years, captain of the varsity basketball team for two years and a member of the Student Council, Leadership Club, Spanish Club and National Honors Society. In her senior year, she was a 1st Team All-League and 1st Team All-County selection.

Green plans to attend Walsh University, where she is leaning towards business, marketing and possibly law.

Ashley Zhu graduated from South Salem High School in Salem, OR, where she was a member of the National French Honor Society and Environmental Club, and also served as vice-president of the National Honor Society. She captained the varsity golf team, played on the 2017 Girls’ Junior Americas Cup Team and was a three-time selection for the All-State First Team.

Zhu will be attending Oregon Institute of Technology, where she plans to pursue a dual major in environmental and renewable energy engineering. Beyond that, she has a career goal of improving methods of energy usage while mitigating issues associated with non-renewable resources.

Avery Pool graduated from Caledonia High School in Caledonia, MS. She was the number one player on her varsity golf team for four years, earning Mississippi State Game player of the year honors in 2016 and 2017. She was president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, vice-president of the Future Business Leaders of America and a member of the Anchor Club and National Honors Society.

Pool will attend University of Montevallo, where she would like to major in nutrition and dietetics before obtaining her masters in sports nutrition.

Bailey Hubbard graduated from Clay County High School in Manchester, KY, where she was captain of the varsity golf team, a member of the Student Advisory Council, a team leader with Tiger Vision and a social ambassador for American Red Cross. A recipient of the Governor’s Scholars Program in 2017, she was an All-Region Golf Team Honoree and an All-State Golf Team Honoree in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Hubbard will be attending Eastern Kentucky University where she plans to major in biology before going on to dental school at either the University of Kentucky or University of Louisville.

Blakely Arp graduated from LaGrange High School in LaGrange, GA, where she played on the varsity golf team for all four years and was captain for three. She was a member of the Student Council, the Service Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Foreign Language Club.

Arp will attend Point University, where she plans to earn a degree in management. From there, she would like to work in the fashion industry and eventually establish her own boutique.

Elaena Steffen graduated from Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, KS, where she was on the varsity golf team for all four years, won the MVP award in 2015 and earned the “Coaches Choice” award in 2016. She was a Kansas Honor Scholar, an Academic Letter Winner from 2014-2018 and made the All A’s Honor Roll from 2014-2018.

Steffen will attend Baker University on an engineering program and plans to graduate with a degree in physics. Her goal after that is to obtain a mechanical engineering degree from either Kansas State University or Kansas University, and then design items which can improve people’s lives.

Emma Germann graduated from Watseka Community High School in Watseka, IL. She played on the Lady Warriors varsity golf team for all four years, was a varsity letterman from 2014-2018 and the team’s MVP in 2017. A QuestBridge National College Prep Scholar, she was the first chair alto saxophone and a soloist on her school’s concert band and the lead tenor and soloist on the jazz band.

Germann will attend Elmhurst College in the fall and plans to major in music education. She hopes to have a successful career as a public school music teacher in Illinois, and lead her own concert band. She would also like to serve as the coach on a high school golf team.

Faith Hopkins graduated from Bartlesville High School in Bartlesville, OK, where she was a four-year letterman on the varsity golf team, served on the Bartlesville Leadership Class and was captain of the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter. She was a Special Olympics Coach at local and state level in 2017 and a member of the National Honor Society from 2016-2018.

Hopkins will be attending Oklahoma State University and plans to major in business and entrepreneurship. Her long-term goal is to open her own school and academy focused on education and golf.

Jenally Nolan graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville, TN. A member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the National Honors Society, she was president of the French Club and vice-president of the French Honor Society. She was an AP Scholar with Distinction, competed on the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour for four years and was the Farragut High School Golf Lady Admiral Scholar of the Year in 2017.

Nolan will be attending Centre College, where she plans to major in English and economics with a possible minor in French. Post-graduation, she hopes to intern with the Disney College Program. Long-term, she would like to publish children’s and young adult literature.

Josie Patterson graduated from Chandler High School in Chandler, OK, where she was captain of both the golf and basketball teams. President of the Business Professionals of America, she was a member of the National Honor Society and qualified for the Superintendent’s Honor Roll for all four years.

Patterson will attend Oklahoma Baptist University where she plans to obtain a degree in biology. After that, she would like to attend Oklahoma State University and become a veterinarian with the ultimate goal of going on to establish her own practice.

Kate Owens graduated from Lambert High School in Suwanee, GA, where she played on the varsity golf team from 2014-2018 and was a member of the National Honors Society and National Technical Honors Society. Environmental Science Student of the Year in 2016 and 2017, she was the 2016 women’s golf player of the year and the women’s golf scholar athlete in both 2016 and 2017.

Owens will be attending James Madison University, where she has been accepted in to the Honors College and will pursue a degree in engineering and mathematics. Long-term, she would like to carve out a career in design with a focus on golf equipment.

Kendel Abrams graduated from Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, PA, where she captained the varsity golf team, was a representative on the Principal Advisory Board and a member of the National Honor Society. She earned the Distinguished Honor Roll from 2014-2018 and the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award in 2017, and she was voted the Girl’s Golf Player of the Year in 2017.

Abrams will attend Converse College, where she plans to play on the women’s golf team and obtain a business degree. Long-term, she would like to compete on the LPGA Tour, start her own business and help junior golfers learn how to play the game.

Leila Dizon graduated from Marlborough School in Los Angeles where she co-captain of the varsity golf team in her senior year, a Cum Laude Society member and a winner of the Princeton Book award. She was also a four-time MVP on the varsity golf team and placed second in the Big I National Championship 2016 where she represented California.

Dizon will attend the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Undergraduate Program with the hope of earning an MBA to become an influential female leader who will be able to inspire positive change in the business world.

Mateya Peters graduated from Griswold High School in Griswold, IA, where she was a talented all-round athlete who captained the varsity golf, volleyball, basketball, softball and track teams. She was also president of the Student Council and the National Honor Society. In varsity golf, she made the All-District team in 2016 and 2017, the All-Conference team in 2017 and was a two-time state qualifier.

Peters will attend Midland University where she plans to major in nursing with the longer-term objective of becoming a nurse practitioner. Beyond that, she has hopes of starting a non-profit organization that will help provide free medical care in various parts of the world for people in need.

Megan Whittaker graduated from Elkhorn South High School in Omaha, NE, where she captained the varsity golf team and also the track and field team. She became Nebraska Junior Girls Match Play Champion in 2016 and was runner-up in the Nebraska Junior Girls Amateur in 2017. A member of the National Honors Society, she was a junior class officer and a senior class officer for Students Against Destructive Decisions.

Whittaker will be attending the University of Nebraska, where she hopes to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business before one day establishing her own business.

Meryl Castle graduated from Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, TN, where she was a member of the Student Council, the BETA Club, the National Honors Society and the Spanish Club. She led her varsity golf team to an undefeated season in 2016, making both the District and All-District teams that year. Competing as the top player on her team, she won nine of 12 matches in 2016 and 2017.

Castle will be attending Milligan College where she plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in either science and nursing or as a physician assistant. Her career goal is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Mia Kurkechian graduated from Naperville Central High School in Naperville, IL, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Finalist. In her junior year, she was selected as a leader for Link Crew, the school’s freshman mentoring program. She was co-captain of the varsity golf team, was selected as an All-Conference honorable mention and competed in conference, regional and sectional tournaments.

Kurkechian will be attending Calvin College where she will pursue a career as a special education teacher, with the ultimate objective of making a difference in the lives of her future students.

Olivia Cunningham graduated from Father Ryan High School in Nashville, TN, where she was highly involved in academics and extra-curricular activities. She was a varsity golf team member all four years, a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Club, a peer mentor and student ambassador.

Cunningham will be attending Tusculum College, majoring in nursing. Her goal is to become a registered nurse and pursue a master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner or CRNA to help others and improve society.

Olivia Whitten graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School in Palm Coast, FL, where she was Player of the Year all four years and captain of her golf team, a member of the National Honor Society and a candidate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program, in addition to being drum major in the Marching Band and first chair in the Symphonic Band.

Whitten will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an aviation business administration major and has set her sights on working for The Boeing Company at some point in the future.

Rachel Oh graduated from La Canada High School in Flintridge, CA, where she was captain of the golf team, player of the year and most valuable player in both her freshman and sophomore years, secretary of the Korean National Honor Society and president of the Technology Help Club.

Oh will attend UC Davis as a member of the golf team and major in biological sciences. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field and also develop her passion for helping others.

Rachel Rudd graduated from Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, FL, where she was a varsity golfer (four years), a tennis player (three years) and softball player (one year). She was also a Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps academic commander, color guard commander and class leader.

Rudd will be attending Faulkner University in the fall. Her goal is to major in criminal justice with minors in Spanish and psychology while pursuing her LPGA Tour card. She hopes to become a criminal behavior analyst.

Sarah Hinton graduated from Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown, KY, where she was on the varsity golf team and a regional champion as Golf House Kentucky Girls Player of the Year, Kentucky Junior Amateur Girls Champion and Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Champion.

Hinton will attend Lipscomb University, playing on the golf team and pursuing her bachelor’s degree to work with children as an elementary school teacher.

Sarah Willis graduated from Eaton High School in Eaton, OH, where she was a varsity letterman and a student leader. She was on the EHS boys golf team and served as captain in both her junior and senior years while setting Ohio High School State Championship 18-hole (2017) and 36-hole (2016) scoring records. She was also a student council class officer throughout her high school career.

Willis will be attending Penn State University in the Smeal College of Business. Her goal is to apply her competitive background in the business field and become a mergers and acquisitions consultant.

Sierra O’Keefe graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield, CT, where she was vice-president of her senior class, captain of the girls’ golf and ice hockey teams and a member of the All-Academic Team.

O’Keefe will head to Assumption College in Worcester, MA. Her career ambition is to become a doctor and help those in need.

Skylar Thompson graduated from Georgia Connections Academy in Duluth, GA, where she was on the honor roll, served as chapter president of the National Honor Society and was a member of the National England and Science Honor Societies.

Thompson will be attending University of South Carolina as a member of the golf team and majoring in environment science. It is her goal to play golf professionally or attend law school with a focus in environmental law.

Sophia Koester graduated from Grandview Heights High School in Columbus, OH, where she was one of the first students to play on the girls’ golf team and served as captain of the Varsity team in both her junior and senior year. She was a member of the National Honors Society and chapter president of Best Buddies.

Koester will be attending Suffolk University in Boston, MA, where she plans to study film and media a she pursues her passion for film making and photography.

Sydney Regalado graduated from Rosemount High School in Rosemount, MN, where she was a Triple A Award winner (Academics, Athletics and the Arts). She was named an Academic All-Conference athlete and Outstanding Academic Athlete as a member of the cross country team. She also made the All-Conference team for golf.

Regalado will be attending Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Her goal is to major in biochemistry and molecular biology and begin her medical career path.

Thomaphorn Supakit graduated from Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills, CA, where she was captain of her school’s golf team. She was involved in Key Club and volunteered in several community service programs in her local community.

Supakit will be attending California State University Maritime Academy. She plans to major in business administration or international business and then serve in the United States Navy for several years.

Vreni Todd graduated from Snohomish High School in WA, where she was a founding member of the Science Club, a National Honor Society member, a four-year varsity golfer and team captain, the 2017 district golf champion, player of the year and received the Joan Teats Inspirational Award. She also volunteered for the Social Science Club Outreach Program and Math Club.

Todd will attend Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where she plans to study computer science or environmental studies. Her goal is to continue her education with a master’s degree in her field of study.

About The LPGA Foundation

Established in 1991, The LPGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives.

Key priorities include: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, The LPGA Leadership Academy, scholarships and the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative for those in the golf industry who are experiencing severe hardship. The LPGA Foundation is supported by corporate and private donations, foundation grants and contributions from LPGA members. For more information on how to contribute to The LPGA Foundation, please contact LPGA Headquarters, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, or by phone, +1 386-274-6200 and on the web: https://lpgafoundation.org/donate.

 

Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge Provides Exclusive Access While Supporting Military

 

Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge Provides Exclusive Access While Supporting Military

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – (May 14, 2018): The Greenbrier Classic will once again provide the ultimate celebration of America’s Birthday at America’s Resort, and this year the annual PGA TOUR FedExCup event, which will take place July 2-8, is going even further to honor those who help make American Independence possible.

“The Greenbrier Classic has long been a terrific place to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, but this year we’re planning on making that celebration last all week,” said Habibi Mamone, Executive Tournament Director, The Greenbrier Classic. “We’re planning events throughout the seven days to celebrate the wonderful country we call home and honor the men and women of the military who allow us to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

One example is the new Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge. On sale now, this exclusive badge will give spectators a unique way to watch some of the world’s best golfers take on the challenges of the oldest course on the PGA TOUR, The Old White TPC.

The Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge will give badge holders access to complimentary parking at the State Fair of West Virginia Monday through Sunday, as well as admittance to the Stars and Stripes Outpost Monday through Sunday. Inside this climate-controlled tent, badge holders will find prime viewing along the 12th fairway, indoor and outdoor seating, upscale restrooms and televisions to watch all the action. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

On top of all of those terrific perks, those who purchase the $249 badge will be supporting the United States military, as proceeds from the badge will go to support various military organizations.

“The outpost will provide a wonderful tournament viewing experience and a great place to mingle with friends and family while watching some incredible golf,” said Mamone. “The best part is that you will be supporting some great organizations at the same time.”

As a thank you for their service, The Greenbrier Classic will provide complimentary Stars and Stripes Outpost Badges to members of the military. Tuesday, July 3 will be Military Appreciation Day, and military members who verify their status will receive a complimentary luncheon voucher for that day.

Golf fans wishing to purchase their Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge, as well as military members looking to reserve their complimentary badge, can do so at GreenbrierClassic.com.

More information about The 2018 Greenbrier Classic, including updates on the player field, will be available in the coming weeks.

 

About The Greenbrier Classic

The Greenbrier Classic is an annual PGA TOUR FedExCup event that began in 2010 on the historic Old White TPC Course on the grounds of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. One of the most popular family events on the PGA TOUR, the tournament has drawn top-level golfers including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, John Daly and many others to the famed grounds of The Greenbrier’s 11,000-acre playground. Past champions include Stuart Appleby, Scott Stallings, Ted Potter Jr., Jonas Blixt, Angel Cabrera, Danny Lee and Xander Schauffele. The tournament includes 156 players with a total purse of $7,300,000. The event is carried live on The Golf Channel Thursday and Friday and on CBS Saturday and Sunday.

About The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier is a luxury mountain resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. With a history dating back to 1778, the 710 perfectly appointed Signature Resort Rooms, Classic and Historic Suites, Legacy Cottages and Estate Homes are situated on The Greenbrier’s breathtaking 11,000-acre playground. Play championship golf courses or experience more than 55 activities. America’s only private casino features table games, slot machines and simulcast racing. The Greenbrier’s full-service mineral spa is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious in the world, and the Retail Collection is comprised of 36 boutiques, shops and hand crafted works of art. The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection includes 20 restaurants, cafés and lounges. The Greenbrier Clinic has been practicing diagnostic medicine since 1948, and The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the pinnacle of luxury real estate. Follow The Greenbrier on Facebook at The Greenbrier, on Twitter at @the_greenbrier or on Instagram at the_greenbrier.

 

39th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor 100 Day Countdown Begins

39th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor 100 Day Countdown Begins

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 16, 2018) – The countdown has begun. Saturday, March 17, 2018 marks 100 days until the start of the 39th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor. This United States Golf Association (USGA) National Championship will begin staged on The Broadmoor East Course Monday, June 25 through Sunday, July 1. The Senior Open will serve as the capstone event of The Broadmoor’s year-long Centennial Celebration.

U.S. Senior Open Updates:

  • Elway: 2018 U.S. Senior Open Honorary Chair, John Elway, will attempt to qualify at The Broadmoor on Monday, May 28.
  • Corporate Hospitality: 94% of the hospitality inventory has been sold due to a tremendous response from local, regional and national companies. A limited number of custom packages remain available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tickets: Tickets have been purchased by fans in 47 states. A variety of ticket options, including the recent release of the Medalist Package (including a Broadmoor Centennial commemorative coin), are available for purchase on the championship website.
  • Kids in Free: The championship provides all kids, 17 and under, free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Kids are encouraged to visit the junior tent located in the main entrance where they can get a complimentary golf lesson and information about junior golf programs.
  • Military Ticket Discount: All Active Duty, Retirees, Active Reserve, and Veterans of any branch of service and immediate dependents receive complimentary admission on Monday, June 25th for Military Day at The Open (MDO) and 50% off gallery ticket options for the remainder of the week.
  • Details are available on the championship website.

Television Coverage: FOX Sports will provide five days of live coverage including primetime exposure Thursday, June 28 through Sunday, July 1.
Volunteers: 98% of the volunteer positions needed are currently full. Applications are still being accepted for juniors ages 13-17. To register please visit the championship website and use code “Junior.”
“The countdown to the celebration of the century is on,” said Russ Miller, Broadmoor Director of Golf. “Golf’s greatest test will definitely be the highlight of The Broadmoor’s Centennial Celebration. The excitement for the championship continues to grow each and every day.”

ABOUT THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN

The 39th U.S. Senior Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, and to be held June 25-July 1, 2018 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players who are eligible to compete include Fred Couples, Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, Steve Stricker and Tom Watson. John Elway, who has led the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl victories as both a player and a general manager, is serving as 2018 U.S. Senior Open honorary chairman. This U.S. Senior Open will be the eighth USGA Championship held at The Broadmoor. Fox Network will provide live television coverage of all four rounds of the championship.

About the USGA

The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The

R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions is the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.

PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan Named World Golf Foundation Chairman for 2018 

 

PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan Named World Golf Foundation Chairman for 2018 

(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) – World Golf Foundation (WGF) – the organization uniting the golf industry to support initiatives to grow the game – announces Jay Monahan, PGA TOUR Commissioner, has been named WGF Chairman for 2018 by the Board of Directors. He succeeds LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.

Monahan was appointed the fourth commissioner of the PGA TOUR on November 7, 2016, officially taking office and succeeding former Commissioner Tim Finchem on January 1, 2017.

“I look forward to continuing to work closely with the members of the World Golf Foundation in our efforts to find new ways to bring this great game to a broader, younger, more diverse audience,” said Monahan. “We are excited about the state of our sport and confident that with continued collaboration, we can ensure its future growth and success.”

Monahan, who joined the PGA TOUR in June 2008 as Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Championship, had served as Deputy Commissioner since April 1, 2014; he assumed the additional title of Chief Operating Officer in early 2016, working directly with Commissioner Finchem on the entire scope of the TOUR’s business operations and strategy.

Monahan came to the PGA TOUR from Fenway Sports Group (FSG). He served as FSG’s Executive Vice President, leading the sales and business development team for the property ownership and representation divisions. Additionally, he directed FSG’s sponsorship sales operations for Boston College Athletics, the Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball Advanced Media and NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing, among others.

“Commissioner Monahan’s leadership will be critical as we address several issues of importance to the game,” says Steve Mona, CEO of WGF. “Raising awareness and promoting the game’s health, economic, environmental and charitable benefits are all key priorities and he will be instrumental in leading our efforts in these areas.”

Along with Monahan, other WGF Board members include: Pete Bevacqua, CEO of the PGA of America; Mike Davis, CEO/Executive Director of the USGA; Will Jones, Executive Director of The Masters Tournament Foundation; Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the PGA European Tour; Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, and Mike Whan, Commissioner of the LPGA.

For more information, visit www.worldgolffoundation.org.

About World Golf Foundation

The World Golf Foundation is a non-profit organization that unites the golf industry to support initiatives that enhance growth and access to the game. Founded in 1993 and supported by major international golf organizations and companies, WGF oversees the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, The First Tee, GOLF 20/20, WE ARE GOLF and other programs.

Inaugural Rolex Series Concludes At The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

 

Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 – From 16 – 19 November the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai will host the final tournament of the Rolex Series, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. The European Tour’s top golfers will be vying to crown their season as champion and, for those leading the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex, win the coveted Race to Dubai title.

First held in 2009 and becoming part of the innovative Rolex Series in 2017, the DP World Tour Championship is the season finale of the European Tour, of which Rolex has been a partner since 1997. Over this 20-year partnership, Rolex has cemented its place at the heart of the game in Europe, and the introduction of the Rolex Series offers players the chance to compete in a new premium tournament category on the European Tour’s International Schedule.

Played on the world-renowned Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, the DP World Tour Championship is a challenging tournament, befitting the season finale. The Earth Course’s sparkling white bunkers and deep green fairways are inspired by the best courses in Europe, providing the perfect setting to crown the season’s best golfer.

Defending champion and Rolex Testimonee Matthew Fitzpatrick said: “I’m looking forward to returning to Dubai to defend my title. This year Rolex celebrates its 50th anniversary supporting golf, and it’s a privilege for me to be a part of the Rolex family and experience that support first hand. The Rolex Series highlights Rolex’s continued commitment to our game and has been an exceptional addition to the season, enabling both European Tour players and fans to enjoy an elevated level of golf, closer to home.”

RACE TO DUBAI
Founded in 2009, and now spanning 47 tournaments in 26 countries, the Race to Dubai is a season-long competition for European Tour golfers that demands sustained quality and excellence throughout the year. On completion of the DP World Tour Championship the leader of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex will be crowned the 2017 winner.

Rolex Testimonee Jon Rahm, ranked number five in the Official World Golf Rankings and already a Rolex Series winner, is a strong contender to win the Race to Dubai. At number four in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, a strong finish for the Spaniard at the DP World Tour Championship could see him join fellow Testimonees Martin Kaymer and Luke Donald as winners of the prestigious Race to Dubai.

ROLEX NEW GUARD
Joining the 23-year-old Fitzpatrick and 22-year-old Rahm in Dubai will be a number of remarkably talented young golfers and fellow Testimonees who belong to the Rolex New Guard. Like their iconic predecessors Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, also known as ‘The Big Three’, these young players are eager to leave their mark on the sport, ushering in a new generation at the top of the men’s game. Among them are Haotong Li, Thorbjørn Olesen and Thomas Pieters and who have eight European Tour wins between them. Fellow Testimonees competing in Dubai include two-time Major champion Martin Kaymer, and two-time European Tour winner Nicolas Colsaerts.

 

ROLEX TESTIMONEES CONTESTING THE 2017 DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI
Nicolas Colsaerts
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Martin Kaymer
Haotong Li
Thorbjørn Olesen
Thomas Pieters
Jon Rahm

ROLEX TESTIMONEE RACE TO DUBAI WINNERS
Martin Kaymer (2010)
Luke Donald (2011)

ROLEX TESTIMONEE DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI WINNERS
Matthew Fitzpatrick (2016)

ABOUT THE ROLEX SERIES
Commencing in 2017, the Rolex Series is the premium tournament category on the European Tour’s International Schedule. Presently comprising eight tournaments, staged in a variety of golfing locations around the world, Rolex Series events will offer a minimum prize fund of US$7 million.

The 2017 roster of Rolex Series tournaments include: the BMW PGA Championship (May 25-28); the HNA Open de France (June 29-July 2); the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 6-9); the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (July 13-16); the Italian Open (October 12-15), the Turkish Airlines Open (November 2-5); the Nedbank Golf Challenge (November 9-12); and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (November 16-19), where the leading golfer of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex will be crowned.

ABOUT ROLEX
Rolex, the Swiss watch brand headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities, as well as philanthropic programmes.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Reveals New Championship Trophy in Time for 2017 PGA TOUR Event

 

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Reveals New Championship Trophy in Time for 2017 PGA TOUR Event

This Year’s Winner Will Raise The Howard Hughes Cup on the 18th Green at TPC Summerlin

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 25, 2017 – Shriners Hospitals for Children Open today revealed the tournament’s new championship trophy, The Howard Hughes Cup. The winner of this year’s PGA TOUR event, taking place October 30 – November 5 at TPC Summerlin, will take home the cup presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, along with $1.188 million which represents the winner’s share of the $6.8 million purse.

“The Howard Hughes Corporation has a long-standing partnership history with the tournament that has evolved through the years to become the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open,” said Kevin T. Orrock, President, Summerlin®, a premier development of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “As the host community of this golf tournament, Summerlin is exceptionally proud of its affiliation with the PGA TOUR and this event that raises critical funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The introduction this year of The Howard Hughes Cup is the next evolution of our ongoing relationship and support of this tournament that takes place in our own backyard at the award-winning TPC Summerlin. Like many golf fans and Southern Nevadans, we look forward to a great week of championship golf, and we invite everyone to join us.”

The master planned community of Summerlin spans 22,500 acres along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley on land purchased by Howard R. Hughes in the 1950s. Named for Hughes’ grandmother, Jean Amelia Summerlin, the community is today home to more than 100,000 residents and has ranked among the country’s best-selling communities for decades. Its hallmark lifestyle is created in large part by a robust list of amenities that includes 10 golf courses, 150 miles of trails, nearly 250 parks of all sizes and more. The community is a premier development of The Howard Hughes Corporation which owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S.

Fans will have the opportunity to see The Howard Hughes Cup in person and take photos with it on Sept. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at a special event in the Dining Arroyo at Downtown Summerlin®. Additional details surrounding the display of the cup will be announced soon.

For more information on the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.com or follow the tournament on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

About the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

The 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 35th consecutive year. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from October 30 – November 5 at TPC Summerlin.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children® 

Shriners Hospitals for Children, a health care system of 22 hospitals that provides specialty pediatric care, conducts innovative research and offers outstanding medical teaching programs, was founded in 1922 by the Shriners fraternity, Shriners International.

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children provides care for thousands of kids with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The health care system also provides medical educational opportunities and conducts research to improve the lives of children.

For more information, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 30 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2015, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $160 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.3 billion.

The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

About Summerlin®

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 27 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, ten golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes – priced from the $200,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.

 

Kingsmill Championship Will Continue through 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., August 29, 2017 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Kingsmill Resort announced today a contract extension for the Kingsmill Championship on Tuesday. Kingsmill Resort, which has held the Kingsmill Championship tournament annually since 2003, will renew its title sponsorship for an additional three years (2018-2020).

“We are thrilled Kingsmill Resort has extended our long-term partnership as it ensures that we will continue the rich tradition of showcasing the best golfers in the world, at one of the very best resorts in the world,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan.

“Everything at Kingsmill is first class –– from the beautiful resort, to the championship River Course, to the incredible volunteers, to the way they treat players and fans alike.”
The contract extension allows the LPGA to continue to add to the list of past Kingsmill Championship winners, which includes the likes of LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak and Karrie Webb.

“Kingsmill Resort is honored and incredibly excited to once again partner with the LPGA LPGA Tour as we announce the extension of a 35-year-old tradition of professional golf being played at Kingsmill Resort,” Kingsmill Resort’s Chief Operations Officer John Hilker said. “On behalf of our staff and the thousands of volunteers who make the Kingsmill Championship possible, we look forward to working within the Hampton Roads community to provide individuals, families and juniors an opportunity to create and share lifelong memories surrounding the game of golf.”

At the 2017 Kingsmill Championship, current World No. 2 Lexi Thompson famously skydived into her pro-am tee time and then went on to set a tournament scoring record and capture her eighth career win on the LPGA Tour. Thompson was thrilled to hear the LPGA is continuing its annual stop in Williamsburg, saying, “I’m excited to hear that the LPGA will continue to have the Kingsmill Championship. It’s always been one of my favorite stops on Tour with some of the best fans. I can’t wait to return to the Kingsmill Resort next year to defend my title.”

LPGA Tour players consistently rave about the Kingsmill Resort, especially three-time Kingsmill Championship winner and LPGA Tour veteran Cristie Kerr, who said at this year’s tournament: “I just love the feel of the place. It’s a big golf course. It’s a classic golf course with very good greens. I just love the layout.”

About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.

The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.

Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via
www.LPGA.com. Join the social conversation at www.facebook.com/lpga, www.twitter.com/lpga and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo, and on Instagram and Snapchat at @lpga_tour.

Senior LPGA and Symetra Tour Return to French Lick in 2018

Senior LPGA and Symetra Tour Return to French Lick in 2018

Hall-of-Famers, major champions, and future stars will compete on both the Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses

FRENCH LICK, IN – The legacy of women’s golf at French Lick Resort was on full display this summer with the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank, the first ever senior women’s major championship, and the Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic at French Lick.

The week-long celebration of women’s golf was such a success for both women’s golf and the primary charity, the Riley Children’s Foundation, that French Lick Resort moved quickly to set the dates for 2018.

The Senior LPGA Championship, won this year by Trish Johnson, will be contested next year October 15-17, 2018 while the Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic at French Lick will be played July 12-14, 2018.

The Senior LPGA Championship is part of a five-year commitment with the LPGA Tour and televised on Golf Channel.

A field of 81 players, featuring a collection of past greats in the women’s game including LPGA Hall-of-Famers, current LPGA members and major champions over the age of 45, will compete on the spectacular Pete Dye Course. The 54-hole event offers a total purse of $600,000. The Symetra Tour’s 54-hole tournament played on the Donald Ross Course will have a purse of $200,000.

The history of women’s golf at French Lick dates back to 1957 where Louise Suggs captured the French Lick Women’s Open on the historic Donald Ross course. A few years later the LPGA Championship was brought to the historic site. In 1959 Betsy Rawls won the LPGA major followed by the legendary Mickey Wright winning the title in 1960. In 2013, the resort hosted The Legends Championship on the Pete Dye course and opened up the LPGA Legends Hall of Fame.

In 2018, the resort will add yet another chapter to women’s golf with these elite and historic players returning.

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ABOUT THE LPGA

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and head- quartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.comwww.facebook.com/lpga official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and

www.youtube.com/lpgavideo

ABOUT FRENCH LICK RESORT

French Lick Resort is a $600 million historic restoration and casino development spread dramatically across 3,000 scenic acres. It encompasses both the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel, which have been fully restored to their original sophistication and luxury, combine for 689 rooms and are located about one mile apart. The casino, built adjacent to the French Lick Springs Hotel, opened in 2006. West Baden Springs, with its spectacular massive dome, opened in 2007 after having not been used for its original luxurious purpose since 1932. Other facilities and amenities at this world-class golf resort destination include two spas with a 36 treatment rooms (they continue to offer the Pluto Miner- al Springs bath), over 51,000 square feet of gaming space, 165,000 square feet of meeting space and a variety of dining and entertainment options. Free shuttle buses serve golfers and visitors from around the world. Visit www.frenchlick.com.

ABOUT THE SYMETRA TOUR

The Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and concluded its 36th competitive season in 2016. With the support of its umbrella partner, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7M in prize money to $3.5M in prize money awarded over the course of 23 tournaments — the most events since 1988. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 418 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/RoadtotheLPGA, Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.