After an eight-year absence, the Arizona Women’s Open will be up and running again this October. Sponsors are being rounded up and an attractive purse (details to come) is being put together for professional women golfers in a 54-hole event at Wigwam Resorts Red Course in Litchfield Park, just outside Phoenix. The three-day tournament will be held Tuesday, October 19th to Thursday, the 21st . The event will also be open to amateur players looking to test their games against top professionals.
The event is being organized by the Cactus Tour, which has several years of experience conducting mini tour events in the Phoenix area for women pros on the LPGA, the Duramed Futures Tour, the Ladies European Tour and other pros gearing up for their upcoming seasons.
One of the driving forces behind the Arizona Women’s Open is Mike Brown from Tucson. Mike is The Open’s V.P. of Tournament Development and an avid supporter of women’s golf around the country. “Arizona is home to some of the best women pros on the tours and there is no reason that our state should be without an Open of its own,” Brown said from his Tucson home. “The Arizona Women Open will be held during a ‘down’ period for the tours and many players will be in the state preparing for the LPGA and LET Q School finals in December and the Duramed Futures Tour Q School in November.”
The event will be limited to 102 players. Several women pros that have appeared on the current and former “Big Break” series on Golf Channel will be competing in the tournament.
Players interested in registering for the Arizona Women’s Open should go to its website: http://arizonawomensopen.net They can also find information at the Cactus Tour’s website: http://thecactustour.com For information about the course where the event will be played, here is a link to Wigwam Resorts golf site: http://www.wigwamresort.com/golf.html
The Arizona Women’s Open will give professional women golfers another money-making opportunity at a time when professional tours have seen a decrease in the number of their events. Organizers have signed up several sponsors, but are looking for more to help make the Arizona Women’s Open one of the leading state Opens in the country. Interested companies can contact Mike Brown or Bruce Condon through the event’s website. Part of the proceeds from the Arizona Women’s Open will go to help support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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