Old American Golf Club to Host 2018 Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic
144 of the world’s best female golfers return to Texas April 30- May 6
DALLAS, TX. (October 30, 2017) – LPGA and event officials announced today that Old American Golf Club in The Colony will host the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic this April 30 – May 6, 2018. The official LPGA tournament will feature 144 of the world’s top talent in a four-day stroke-play event, vying for a $1.3 million purse.
This will be the first elite professional event hosted at Old American. Designed by Tripp Davis and 12-time PGA Tour winner Justin Leonard, the course has played host to such events as the Texas Women’s Open, the NTPGA Professional Championship, and a U.S. Open qualifier.
“We are looking forward to continuing to enrich the golf tradition here in Dallas at Old American Golf Club,” said Mike King, President and CEO of Volunteers of America. “This course is unlike any other on the LPGA Tour today, and the golf fans of Dallas are really going to enjoy it here. Volunteers of America is looking forward to the partnership with Octagon, whose history of community engagement blends perfectly with our mission of serving the most vulnerable and transforming lives.”
Built in 2010 on the shores of Lake Lewisville, Old American pays homage to the “Golden Age of Golf Architecture” of the early 1900s. The course combines elements from classic American courses like Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, Maidstone, Pinehurst, and Prairie Dunes.
“Everyone at Old American Golf Club can’t wait to host 144 of the world’s best, as we take them back in time to experience classic American Golf,” said Jack Matthews, President of Matthews Southwest, developer of Old American. “We are very excited about the possibilities with our new partnership with Volunteers of America and the LPGA.”
The Classic will look to enhance the overall experience for the local community through a number of new special events during competition week, including local culinary experiences, women’s leadership programs, and live music and events for youth and families.
“Our goal is to create total community engagement,” said Andy Bush, Executive Director at Octagon, the company managing the event. “Octagon has a history of taking tour events and adding special events surrounding the tournament that appeal to all members of the community, not just the golf fan. Look for a lot of exciting additions this year at Old American.”
“There aren’t many better golfing communities in the country than the DFW Metroplex,” said Michael Whan, LPGA Commissioner. “The LPGA and the players always love coming to Texas and we can’t wait to see what the Volunteers of America LPGA Texass Classic and Old American Golf Club have in store for 2018.”
About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 1.4 million people in over 400 communities.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.
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