The 2019 Volunteers of America Classic, formerly the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic, will return to Old American Golf Club in The Colony, TX for the second consecutive year. The official LPGA Tournament will feature 144 of the world’s best female golfers in a four-day stroke-play event vying for a $1.3 million purse. In 2019, the tournament will embrace a new week, taking place September 30 through October 6, allowing for a stronger playing field and the opportunity to create new and unique programming for fans and the surrounding community.
“We are excited about our new date, September 30 to October 6, in 2019,” Volunteers of America President and CEO, Mike King said. “This new date positions us for the strongest field of LPGA players and subsequently the best Volunteers of America Classic in history.”
In addition to the date change, the LPGA and Volunteers of America have continued to show the growth and strength of their partnership through the announcement of a five-year extension. Both organizations are committed to continued investment in the event and bringing a world-class golf event to Texas.
Embracing the football frenzy that occurs in the fall in North Texas, tournament organizers will enhance the food festival and fan experience components, including the creation of Tailgate on the Green, with tailgate-themed programming featuring local restaurants and beer and wine profiles.
“I’m so excited we will be playing the Volunteers of America Classic in the fall,” LPGA professional Angela Stanford said. “I believe the best time to play golf in Texas is in the fall when the weather is perfect and the golf courses are in the best shape! Throw in the excitement of football season and it will be a great time to play close to home!”
With the Volunteers of America Classic being the only LPGA Tour event in the state, tournament organizers are also looking for ways to augment local engagement and appeal to all members of the community, not just golf fans. Tournament week will include special events and activations that encourage local youth and families to get involved and come out to experience everything that takes place throughout the week.
“This event is a particularly special one to me and I’m thrilled to come back again next year,” LPGA professional Brittany Lang said. “There’s a buzz around Texas when the fall comes around and the LPGA’s best are ready to be a part of it.”