The LPGA will be in New Zealand next year with the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, to be contested at Windross Farm Golf Club.
A purse of US $1.3 million will announce the first ever LPGA or PGA event to be held in this country.
The Clubhouse (NZ) Ltd M.D. Michael Goldstein told media;
“This has been made possible by the fantastic sponsorship from MCKAYSON, and the support from Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development, and we thank them for sharing our vision.”
MCS Holdings Inc, is a newly launched global brand of high quality sportswear, it’s Chairman, Min Cheol Kim spoke of his pleasure to sponsor this tournament in New Zealand;
“We are pleased to become the title sponsor of the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, and play an integral part in a new tournament on the LPGA Tour.”
“MCS Holdings Inc will utilize this sponsorship as a means of extensive promotion and marketing to build MCKAYSON as a successful international brand in the Global market.”
“The company also believes it has a social responsibility to the game of golf through its sponsorship which offers both tangible and intangible benefits to our company and New Zealand.”
World number one Lydia Ko is looking forward to competing in a LPGA event in her home country;
“I am so excited at this announcement to bring the LPGA to my hometown in Auckland.”
“I am honored to be the first player to sign up to play.”
“It is going to be amazing for me and my family to host my LPGA friends to my country. I want to see golf grow in New Zealand and more women playing the game, so this news is fantastic.”