Up for Bid: 2019 LPGA Symetra Tour Events

By Connect Sports Staff, January 30, 2018

The LPGA Symetra Tour is actively working with CVBs and sports commissions across the U.S. to add three or four new tournaments in 2019. The tour, a feeder system for future LPGA stars, has grown from 15 to 23 events since 2013.

Here are the details:

Deadline to bid: October 2018

Time of year: February through October

Venue requirements: A championship-caliber golf course available Tuesday-Sunday; Host city should assist securing title sponsor

Estimated number of participants/attendees: 144 players; 8,000-10,000 spectators

Estimated economic impact: $600,000-$1 million

Hotel requirements: Host hotel(s) must be in close proximity to the host golf course

Room nights: 400-600

Suggested Rate: $89

Minimum Purse: $100,000

While there is no formal RFP, interested parties can learn more about LPGA Symetra Tour events here.

For additional information or questions, contact David Lafrennie, vice president, corporate partnerships and administration at LPGA, at david.lafrennie@lpga.com.

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