LPGA Launches Inaugural Senior LPGA Championship at French Lick, Indiana
The best players in the history of golf are readying to test themselves on a national stage. The LPGA has announced a multi-year deal to both host the tournament and have it televised live on Golf Channel. The Senior LPGA Championship comes on the heels of the February announcement by the USGA of the creation of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, which will begin in 2018 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.
“This is a landmark event for the LPGA because it provides a larger platform to celebrate the legends of the game,” said Mike Whan, LPGA Commissioner. “With the USGA’s recently announced U.S. Senior Women’s Open and now our event, the women who forged the way for the current generation will now have two major championships each year.”
A week-long celebration of women’s golf will begin the weekend prior to the Senior LPGA Championship with a new Symetra Tour event on The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort from Friday-Sunday, July 7-9. The Symetra Tour’s 54-hole tournament will have a purse of $200,000 and a winner’s payout of $30,000.
The Senior LPGA Championship will host pro-ams on Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8 at the Pete Dye Course. For more information on playing in the pro-am with a LPGA legend, sponsorship, to volunteer or information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.