Tulllymore, the wonderful Jim Engh golf course on the west side of Michigan, will host a new Symetra Tour tournament July Friday July 3 through Sunday, July 5, 2014. A total of 144 women’s golf professionals will compete for a purse of $100,000.
The Symetra Tour is the LPGA’s developmental tour—the equivalent of the PGA Tour’s Web.Com circuit.
In addition to the purse, players earn points on the Volvik Race For The Card money list. The top ten players at the end of the 2015 season are awarded LPGA Membership for 2016.
The Chief Business Officer of the Symetra Tour, Mike Nichols, is a former resident of Grand Rapids, which is a sort drive from Tullymore:
“As someone who lived in Grand Rapids for five years and always enjoyed the short trip to stay and play at Tullymore, I’m excited to bring a Symetra Tour tournament to one of my favorite resorts. Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and the Upper Peninsula communities are already passionate fans of the LPGA Tour and the Symetra Tour so this event was a natural addition.”
After a long absence, professional golf is returning to Michigan, a state which none other than Gary Player has called “the home of golf in America.”
Last year, Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids hosted the Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft for the first time. That same season, the Symetra Tour played the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, and the Island Resort Championshiop in Harris.
Having attended several LPGA events, I have been impressed with the quality of the golf, the welcoming nature of the players and the family-friendly atmosphere.
Full press release follows: