Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Senior LPGA Championship Announced at French Lick



French Lick Resort is known worldwide for exceptional golf and today, the LPGA announced on the Golf Channel that the resort will be the home of the first ever Senior LPGA event!


Pete Dye Course
The Championship is slated for July 10-12, 2017 at The Pete Dye Course with a field of 81 players featuring a collection of past greats including LPGA Hall-of-Famers, current LPGA members and major champions over the age of 45.


The Tour has reached a multi-year deal to both host the tournament and have it televised on Golf Channel. The Pete Dye Course is no stranger to hosting premier tournaments including the 2015 Senior PGA Championship, the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Championship from 2012-2014 and the 2010 PGA Professionals National Championship.

“This is a landmark event for the LPGA,” said Mike Whan, LPGA Commissioner. “It provides a larger platform to celebrate the legends of the game.”

Steve Ferguson
“French Lick is proud to host such a prestigious event,” said Steve Ferguson, Chairman of the Board of the Cook Group, owners of the French Lick Resort. “We have long supported women’s golf and to now be part of the first major championship
for senior women is indeed an honor. We look forward to a great relationship with the LPGA and an outstanding
Championship.”


“French Lick has been such a tremendous supporter of women’s golf,” said seven-time LPGA Tour winner Michelle McGann. “The Pete Dye Course is both beautiful and challenging and I look forward to returning this summer to compete again.”

The week-long celebration of women’s golf will begin the weekend prior with a new Symetra Tour event on The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort from Friday-Sunday, July 7-9.

Click here for more on the announcement.

By Joy Neighbors