On February 9, the 2023 Ladies European Tour begins in Kenya and one of the participants will be the Welshman Chloe Williams, who in a test held in Diriyah last year starred in a funny anecdote. Chloe was in the area around a green and walking backwards she doesn’t realize there is a billboard and she ends up falling backwards.
Of course, everything was a simple but fun scare.
The LPGA (acronym for Ladies Professional Golf Association) was founded in 1950 on the initiative of thirteen players, with the aim of promoting women’s professional golf in the United States of America. Its first president was Patty Berg.
In that same circumstance it was decided to start a series of tournaments, on an annual basis, included in a single circuit known as the LPGA Tour. The first official tournament of the LPGA Tour was the Tampa Women’s Open, held in January 1950 at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa, where the amateur Polly Riley triumphed, surprisingly able to beat already professional and much more experienced players . Unlike the men’s category – where the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) is responsible for training professionals and leaves the organization of tournaments to the PGA Tour – the LPGA Tour is managed by the body of the same name.
Most of the LPGA Tour events are held in the United States of America. In 1956 the LPGA held its first overseas tournament, the Havana Open, in the Cuban capital of Havana. As of 2020, fourteen tournaments are held outside the United States: seven in Asia, four in Europe, two in Australia and one in Canada.
Five of the tournaments held outside the United States of America are co-sanctioned with other professional bodies. The Ladies European Tour co-manages the Women’s British Open, the Evian Championship in France and the Women’s Australian Open (in partnership with the ALPG Tour).
The other two events — the BMW Ladies Championship (a stop on the LPGA of Korea Tour) and the Toto Japan Classic (on the LPGA of Japan Tour) — take place during the tour’s fall season on the Asian mainland. The major stops included on the LPGA Tour, also known as the annual major championships, are: Chevron championship
U.S. Women’s Open
Women’s PGA Championship
Women’s British Open
The Evian Championship