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BOCA RATON, FL – Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio kicks off next week with 108 of the world’s best female golfers teeing it up in the four-day championship, January 23 – 26. Event officials have outlined additional family-friendly and affordable tournament week offerings for the whole community. These events and activities include a junior golf clinic for kids, Women’s Leadership Summit, Pro-Am experience, an upgraded food, drink and viewing opportunity at The Hideout at 17, and onsite STEM activities for youth presented by A.D. Henderson University School. Kids 17 and under are admitted free into the event with a ticketed adult.
“Gainbridge is committed to making sure the week is affordable for the entire family and that there is something for everyone, beyond golf,” said Lesley Baker, Executive Director. “We are thrilled the tournament is able to offer several programs throughout the week in year one, and we invite everyone in the community to come out and experience the event.”
Gainbridge Junior Golf Clinic
The tournament kicks off on Monday, January 20 at 3:30pm with the Gainbridge Junior Golf Clinic at Osprey Point Golf Course. LPGA Players and certified golf instructors will be on hand to offer free golf instruction to kids ages 5 and up. Registration is open to the whole community. To register to attend, visit gainbridgelpga.com/gainbridge-junior-golf-clinic/.
Women’s Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health
On Tuesday, January 21, #GainbridgeLPGA is teaming up with Versant Health for a Women’s Leadership Summit. The summit will feature a panel headlined by female business leaders, a fireside chat with a LPGA Tour Professional, and presentations from pioneering female leaders. To purchase a seat or a table at the summit, visit gainbridgelpga.com/wls/.
Gainbridge LPGA Official Pro-Am
Amateurs can enjoy a round of golf with LPGA Tour professionals at the inaugural Gainbridge LPGA Pro-Am on Wednesday, January 22. Individual spots and foursomes are available for purchase here or by contacting Kevin Diaz at Kevin.Diaz@Octagon.com.
The Hideout at 17 Passport
Tickets to the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio are on sale now at gainbridgelpga.com/tickets and start at $15. For attendees interested in a unique experience at the event, the tournament offers an upgraded ticket option with The Hideout at 17 Passport. The Passport is available for $35 and provides an upgraded food and drink experience on the 17th hole, as well as daily grounds access to the tournament. Passport holders will receive one upgraded entrée and side, as well as two beverages of their choice.
Onsite STEM Activities
Patrons are invited to stop by the putting green on Saturday and Sunday while out at the tournament. A.D. Henderson University School will be offering free STEM activities for kids of all ages. The experience will be open to all spectators, and available 10:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday.
The tournament continues to seek volunteers with positions available on five committees: Admissions, Marshals, Player Transportation, Pro-Am, and Standard Bearers. The help of 500 + volunteers is needed to successfully run an event of this size. The volunteer package includes Callaway apparel and weekly tickets to the tournament. To register, visit gainbridgelpga.com/volunteer/.
Tickets are on sale starting at $15 and can be purchased here. Kids 17 and under receive free entry to the tournament. Military Members and Veterans and their families are free with a valid military ID. For more information on Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, visit us at gainbridgelpga.com.
Who: Members of the Palm Beach County community and supporters of the LPGA and the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio.
What: The final field for the Inaugural Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio was announced for January 21-26, 2020 at Boca Rio Golf Club.
The 2020 field will consist of six out of the Top 10 Rolex Rankings and eight players local to the South East Florida area including: Nelly and Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson, Azahara Munoz, Morgan Pressel, Marina Alex, Nanna Koerstz, and Jaye Marie Green. Other notable players in the Inaugural Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio final field include: Ariya Jutanugarn, Megan Khang, Gaby Lopez, Mariah Stackhouse, Stacey Lewis and Cristie Kerr. Additionally, two sponsor exemptions were awarded to LPGA veteran Natalie Gulbis as well as Boca Rio Golf Club honorary member and sister to Morgan Pressel, Madison Pressel, to complete in the field. Full field can be found at GainbridgeLPGA.com.
Where: Boca Rio Golf Club:
22041Boca Rio Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Tickets to the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio are available at GainbridgeLPGA.com.
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BOCA RATON, FL – Tournament officials announced today that the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will extend sponsor exemptions to Natalie Gulbis and Madison Pressel. Gulbis and Pressel will join the field of the inaugural #GainbridgeLPGA, where 108 of the world’s best will compete at Boca Rio Golf Club January 20-26 for a $2 million purse.
“We are excited to extend an invitation to LPGA veteran and fan favorite, Natalie Gulbis,” explains Dan Towriss, President and CEO, Group1001, “and Madison Pressel is a great fit for us and for the community with an opportunity to play alongside her sister, Morgan in their own backyard. We encourage the community to come out and support these talented players throughout tournament week.”
Natalie Gulbis has been part of the LPGA for nearly 20 years. During her time on the LPGA Tour, Gulbis won the 2007 Evian Masters, received the William and Mousie Powell Award, and was a 3-time Solheim Cup team member with career earnings of over $4 million. To see her full bio, click here.
Madison Pressel is a professional golfer on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour. She attended the University of Texas earning a finance degree with a full golf scholarship. In the past year, Pressel has carded 3 top 10’s, finished 35th on the Official Money List, and advanced to the LPGA Q-Series. Including Madison as a sponsor exemption makes 3 sets of sisters on the Gainbridge LPGA final field: Madison and Morgan Pressel, Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, and Jessica and Nelly Korda. Both Madison and Morgan Pressel are honorary members at the host club, Boca Rio Golf Club. To see Madison’s full bio, click here.
The final field will be announced on Thursday, January 16th.
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