The CP Girls’s Open returns to Calgary.
Golf Canada on Tuesday named Earl Grey Golf Membership within the metropolis’s southwest nook because the 2024 host of the Canadian Nationwide Girls’s Golf Championship. Match Director Ryan Paul stated Calgary is the proper location for the fiftieth version of the Girls’s Open.
“We’re very excited and we’re very pleased with what we’re doing with the CP Girls’s Open and the alignment with Canadian Pacific Railway to proceed to deliver this nice golf match throughout the nation and showcase the world’s finest golfers to all Canadians to set,” stated Paul, noting that CP, the occasion’s title sponsor, is headquartered in Calgary.
“There are such a lot of nice Canadian golf markets and Calgary is unquestionably one among them. We all know it may be an awesome present and to be in CP HQ for our fiftieth sport, it is solely becoming that we’ll be again in Calgary.”
Earl Grey will host the occasion July 22-28, a month sooner than its ordinary slot on the LPGA Tour schedule. This yr’s match is scheduled for Shaughnessy Golf & Nation Membership in Vancouver from August 21 to 27.
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“Internet hosting this historic match offers us the chance to share our championship golf course to problem the highest gamers on the earth,” Marion Burnyeat, president of the Earl Grey Membership, stated in an announcement. “The native golf group will come collectively in 2024 for this world-class match supported by the volunteer spirit for which Calgary is thought.”
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand received the Girls’s Open by 4 strokes in 2016 when Calgary final hosted the match at Priddis Greens Golf & Nation Membership. Paul stated followers in southern Alberta will discover how a lot the occasion has grown since then.
“We’re very pleased with our tournaments. They’re extra than simply golf tournaments,” Paul stated. “It is outside festivals, it is sports activities and leisure properties and golf tournaments all rolled into one,
“Those that have been with us in 2016, I feel, shall be very shocked and like what we’ve got carried out in the previous couple of years.”
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This features a meals competition that Paul says shall be meals at numerous native eating places, household zones and youngsters’s actions, and extra accessibility on the closing holes.
One other huge change is the rise of Canadian golf famous person Brooke Henderson.
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The Smiths Falls, Ont., product performed within the 2016 match as an 18-year-old, simply three months after successful her first ever main title on the KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship and two months after successful the Cambia Portland Basic received, for her second and third profession victories.
Since then, she has collected 10 extra LPGA titles for a complete of 13, probably the most skilled wins by any Canadian golfer, no matter gender.
Paul stated that Henderson’s impression on the sport might be seen within the stands on the Girls’s Open.
“The quantity of children that come out to see these golfers and be impressed by them, particularly Brooke Henderson, is superb,” he stated. “Autograph alley is 5 ft deep for her, with children making an attempt to get an autograph from her and see her play.
“It is superb to see what she’s doing for golf on this nation.”
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South Africa’s Paula Reto received by a stroke at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Membership final yr. The Match Companions of the LPGA awarded the CP Girls’s Open Match of the Yr in 2022.
Golf Canada stated greater than 75,000 followers attended the Girls’s Open in August, an all-time file for the ladies’s championship and a powerful comeback after it needed to be canceled in 2020 and 2021 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism Ottawa projected that the golf match had an financial impression of $13.4 million within the area.
“Internet hosting this prestigious occasion is an amazing alternative to showcase to the world the excellent native companions and experiences that make Calgary the final word host metropolis,” stated Cindy Ady, CEO of Tourism Calgary. “It was a pleasure to work with Golf Canada to safe the CP Girls’s Open for the town and we’re thrilled to welcome the world’s finest feminine golfers to Calgary in 2024.”
Ticket gross sales and volunteer alternatives for the 2024 CP Girls’s Open shall be introduced by Golf Canada within the coming weeks.
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