LPGA Founders Cup looking for volunteers

For those of you in the Phoenix area or who would like to be here in mid-March, I just received this message from the LPGA Founders Cup seeking volunteers:


Register now to volunteer at LPGA tournament coming to Phoenix this March

PHOENIX, Ariz. (February 23, 2016) – The JTBC Founders Cup is seeking volunteers for the 2016 JTBC Founders Cup, March 15-20 at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.

There are a variety of areas in which people can volunteer, with committee descriptions and online registration available on the Volunteer page of the Tournament Website found at www.LPGAFoundersCup.com.

All volunteers will receive a tournament golf shirt, visor or baseball hat, complimentary weekly badge for the tournament; a commemorative lapel pin and one free round of golf at Wildfire Golf Club.

“Volunteers are crucial to the overall success of any tournament, especially at the JTBC Founders Cup.  We are lucky to have so many returning volunteers and always look forward to seeing their smiling faces year after year,” said Tournament Director Scott Wood.   “We can’t thank them enough for all of the time and dedication they put into this event. Everything they do behind the scenes helps make this tournament such a success.” 

For more information about volunteer opportunities contact Tournament Coordinator Taylor Adams at Taylor.Adams@lpga.com.

The sixth Annual JTBC Founders Cup will be played March 15-20, 2016, at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. This full-field, four-day event will be televised live on The Golf Channel all four days and features a $1.5 million purse, with $225,000 going to the champion.

The Founders Cup was established to honor the 13 original Founders of the LPGA, as well as to help provide a future for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program, which has received more than $2.5 million from tournament proceeds in the last five years.

Last year, 19-year-old rookie Hyo Joo Kim delivered a masterful display in the final round, shooting a 5-under 67 to defeat Stacy Lewis by three strokes and to capture her second LPGA Tour win. With her victory, Kim joined an elite group of JTBC Founders Cup champions including includes Stacy Lewis (2013), Yani Tseng (2012) and two-time winner Karrie Webb (2014, 2011).

For more information about the JTBC Founders Cup or to purchase tickets, go to www.LPGAFoundersCup.com.


About JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Arizona’s largest luxury resort, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa features 950 guestrooms, 10 dining experiences, the renowned Revive Spa, eight tennis courts and four acres of shimmering pools and waterways including the celebrated Lazy River with a serpentine slide, and two championship golf courses. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport, with easy access to the Loop 101 freeway. For more information about JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa located at 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix, call 480-293-5000, toll free at 800-835-6206 or visit www.jwdesertridgeresort.com.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 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 LPGA Futures Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.  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


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