“The CPKC Women’s Open continues to make history as it secured the LPGA Tour’s highest tournament honour for the second consecutive year. The event took place at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club from August 24-27 and was recognized as the back-to-back winner of the tour’s tournament of the Year at the LPGA’s annual year-end tournament awards Wednesday night.
Behind the Success
Tournament director Ryan Paul credited the event’s success to its unique offerings, stating, ‘We really have a secret sauce.’ He emphasized the incredible golf tournament experience and the opportunity to witness the best players in the world, just a rope-line away. Moreover, the event offered numerous attractions and activities outside the ropes, making it a memorable experience for all attendees.
Honouring Partners and Volunteers
The Canadian tournament claimed additional awards for the best sponsor activation and best volunteer appreciation. The sponsor recognition was a result of the tournament’s successful partner programming, such as the Brooke Brigade fan zone. Another highlight was a junior clinic at the Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre for First Nations youth, hosted by rising star Rose Zhang. The event also introduced a new initiative for volunteers, demonstrating appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
American Megan Khang emerged victorious at the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open, marking her first LPGA Tour win. Looking to the future, the 2024 LPGA Tour schedule was announced, with the CPKC Women’s Open scheduled for July 25-28 at Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary. Despite concerns about the schedule change due to the Olympics, players have expressed their enthusiasm for the event.
The Future of CPKC Women’s Open
A significant milestone is on the horizon as next year marks the 50th anniversary of the CPKC Women’s Open. With plans for extensive celebrations, including a potential ‘three-peat,’ the event promises to be an exciting affair. Moreover, the purse for the 2024 tournament will be increased to US$2.6 million, highlighting the tournament’s continuous growth and success.
A Prosperous Season
Looking at the broader scope of the 2024 LPGA Tour season, it is set to be historic, featuring a record prize fund of over US$118 million and additional new events. Furthermore, the increase in the CME Group Tour Championship purse demonstrates a commitment to valuing the exceptional talent and efforts of the top 60 players in the world.
As the 2024 LPGA Tour season kicks off, the golfing community eagerly awaits another year of thrilling competitions, outstanding talent, and groundbreaking achievements. The continued success of the CPKC Women’s Open, combined with the overall growth of the tour, reflects the enduring passion and impact of women’s golf on a global scale. The upcoming season promises to be a celebration of talent, dedication, and the unwavering spirit of the sport.”