LPGA Tour Returns to Southeast Florida as Boca Rio Golf Club
Set to Host Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio in January 2022

LPGA Tour Returns to Southeast Florida as Boca Rio Golf Club

Set to Host Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio in January 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio Returns to its Palm Beach County Home, Jan. 27-30

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 14, 2021 – Tournament officials announced today that Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla., will return as the host venue for the 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. The Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will feature a field of 108 players competing for a $2 million purse, taking place Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 27-30.

“We are thrilled to continue our work with the LPGA Tour and return to Boca Rio Golf Club for
the 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio,” said Dan Towriss, President and CEO of Group 1001,
the parent organization of Gainbridge. “In the tournament’s first two years, we have established
the Gainbridge LPGA as a world-class championship. It is an honor for us to support women’s golf and provide a platform for the game’s best players to showcase their talents to fans all over the world.”

“We are excited to once again host the world’s best female golfers back to Boca Rio Golf Club in January for the 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio,” said Elliott Wallace, president of Boca Rio Golf Club. “The inaugural event in 2020 was a tremendous success for the Southeast Florida community. We look forward to welcoming the players and local fans back to Boca Rio next January.”

“Gainbridge has been a tremendous partner the first two years of this championship, and we are honored to bring the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio back to Boca Rio Golf Club in 2022,” said Lesley Baker, executive vice president for Outlyr, tournament operator for the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. “The support from Boca Rio Golf Club and Palm Beach County in 2020 was outstanding, and we look forward to returning for the 2022 edition of this great championship.”

Boca Rio Golf Club, which was founded in 1967 and designed by Robert von Hagge, is situated just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean on 200 acres of native Florida wilderness. A member- owned luxury golf club, Boca Rio is a rolling golf course featuring undulating greens and white sand bunkers with no developed real estate.

The 2021 Gainbridge LPGA was contested at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla., in late February, when Nelly Korda captured her fourth LPGA Tour win at 16-under par. The win was her first on American soil and with her parents in attendance. Korda’s victory also marked the second time in LPGA Tour history that sisters won consecutive events. Her older sister, Jessica, captured the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in January.

Ticket information for the 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will be announced at a later date. For more information on the 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, visit www.GainbridgeLPGA.com.

Gainbridge LPGA Partners with ‘First2Aid EMS’ in Support of Local, Woman Owned Business

Gainbridge LPGA Partners with ‘First2Aid EMS’ in Support of Local, Woman Owned Business

Woman Owned EMS Company Named as Official Tournament First Aid Partner

Tournament officials announced today that they have partnered with a female owned EMS company as the Official tournament First Aid partner.  

First2Aid EMS provides high quality ground critical care and air medical services to Central Florida and the surrounding area. Brandy Luczywo currently serves as CEO and has owned First2Aid EMS for 3+ years. With 3 locations in Florida, she leads a team of more than 100 highly experienced paramedics and EMTs who undergo constant training to ensure the most effective support during a crisis.

“We do things differently,” says Brandy Luczywo,” CEO and owner of First2Aid. “We don’t believe in delivering the bare minimum; We believe in doing what’s right.”

The inception of First2Aid occurred during Hurricane Erma when Brandy and her team staffed hurricane shelters with paramedics. Her team also provided government sites with paramedics during the thick of COVID-19 back in 2020. Their goal is to change medicine by providing a better standard of care and to take care of people in need.

“The Gainbridge LPGA is proud to partner with a woman owned EMS business,” says Scott Reid, Gainbridge LPGA Event Director. “The tournament serves as a global platform to empower women and partnering with First2Aid is just another way to support inclusivity and diversity.”

The LPGA has not been quiet about their messaging on diversity. They recently released a statement that reads: “Our goal at the LPGA is to change the face of golf, making the sport we love more accessible and inclusive. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do.”

Brandy looks forward to her team’s involvement at the Gainbridge LPGA. To learn more about First2Aid EMS’ services and capabilities, visit: first2aidems.com

Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio Events and Opportunities

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.

2020 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio Announces Final Field

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.

For additional details on the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, please contact the representative per the information above.

Sponsor Exemptions Announced for Inaugural Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio

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.