Weekly Update: June 9, 2016
Weekly Update from the #NWAChampionship
New: Officials introduce the LPGA Greenway
Community: Pantene Beautiful Lengths donors and stylists still needed to reach 1,000 donors
Competition: Nine players expected to play in #NWAChampionship all 10 years
With just two weeks until the 10th anniversary of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, tournament officials are excited to share the addition of a new golf course walking trail—the LPGA Greenway, the final drive for Pantene Beautiful Lengths donors and the return of nine LPGA professionals to the event for its 10th year. The #NWAChampionship returns to Pinnacle Country Club June 20-26. Tickets are now on sale at www.NWAChampionship.com.
NEW: Officials Introduce the LPGA Greenway
In an effort to celebrate the growth of the NW Arkansas region and 10 years of memories from the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, tournament officials announce the introduction of the LPGA Greenway. This one-mile walking trail meanders through holes 15, 16, 17 and 18 at Pinnacle Country Club and will be unveiled at the 2016 event. Each of the four holes will represent different qualities of the Northwest Arkansas community, from the scenic beauty to the vibrant business environment. In addition, each hole boasts a significant tournament moment from throughout the 10 years, including Stacy Lewis’ tricky putt on the 18th Hole to win the event in 2014 to Na Yeon Choi’s eagle on Hole 16 in 2015.
Officials plan to unveil signage onsite at the event highlighting the LPGA Greenway throughout the grounds. Signs on each hole will explain the significance of the hole and its marquee memory from the last 10 years.
COMMUNITY: Pantene Beautiful Lengths Donors and Stylists still needed to reach 1,000 Donors
Over the last 10 years, the #NWAChampionship has partnered with Pantene Beautiful Lengths to collect hair used to make wigs for people suffering from cancer. This year, organizers set a goal to collect hair from 1,000 donors by the end of the event planned for June 20 at the Walmart AMP. Tournament officials are encouraging both stylists and donors to sign up to attend the June 20 event to ensure the ambitious goal is reached as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations.
Donors or stylists interested in participating at the June 20th event can still register atwww.beautifullengthsnwa.com.
COMPETITION: Nine Players expected to Play at #NWAChampionship all 10 Years
In addition to the tournament itself, several LPGA players are also marking their 10th year in Northwest Arkansas in 2016. Nine of the 144 players in the field at the 2016 event are expected to have participated in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G each year of the tournament’s history. The list of returning players includes a former Razorback, past winners and top-ranked players on tour. The complete list is included below. Officials expect to announce the final field list for the 2016 tournament Tuesday, June 14.
10 Year Players:
1. Christina Kim
2. Brittany Lang
3. Meena Lee
4. Stacy Lewis
5. Brittany Lincicome
6. Becky Morgan
7. Jane Park
8. Kris Tamulis
9. Sun Young Yoo
MEDIA: Media Credentials Now Available
The tournament media credential application is now open at www.lpgamediacredentials.com. All members of the media interested in covering the tournament will need to apply for a credential. Advanced approval by the LPGA is required for media access to the tournament. Contact Taylor Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.