Golf News for Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Instruction

LPGA Symetra Tour's Island Resort Championship holds free junior golf demonstration

HARRIS, Mich. -- The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club invites junior golfers to a free demonstration with LPGA Symetra Tour players on Tuesday, June 24.

Open to ages 10-14, the event will be held at the Sweetgrass Golf Club driving range at 4 p.m. EST. Participants will receive an Island Resort Championship t-shirt and tickets to the tournament, June 27-29.

Parents or guardians must register their child in advance by calling the Sweetgrass golf shop at 906.723.2251.

"The demonstration provides a unique opportunity for young golfers to learn about the game first-hand from some of the rising stars in professional golf," says Tony Mancilla, co-chair of the Island Resort Championship. "It's a classic win-win because the kids get the chance to meet the pros in person and the Symetra Tour players enjoy interacting with their young fans."

The Symetra Tour "Road to the LPGA" returns to Michigan's Upper Peninsula for the fourth straight year as 144 professional women golfers will vie for a $125,000 purse and a chance to win their 2015 LPGA Tour card.

This year's Island Resort Championship will also serve as the second leg of the Symetra Tour's newly created Potawatomi Cup, which will feature an incentive-based points system awarding players bonuses based on performance at four Potawatomi Nation casino-sponsored tournaments.

Three-day tournament passes cost $10 for grounds access and include entry into daily prize drawings. American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Pinecrest Medical Care Facility and several area schools are among the groups selling tickets, keeping 100 percent of the profits. A complete list of participating organizations can be found at

Tickets can also be purchased through The Island Ticket Office (877-ISL-SHOW). Kids 17 and under enter free with a paying adult.

For more information:, 877-ISL-GREEN

About the Championship
Welcoming the world's brightest new talent in women's professional golf, the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass is a Symetra Tour - Road to the LPGA event held at Sweetgrass Golf Club in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The 54-hole stroke-play event will be held June 27-29, 2014. Located in Harris, Michigan, Sweetgrass Golf Club was designed by Michigander Paul Albanese and is situated at the Island Resort & Casino. Both course and resort are owned/operated by the Hannahville Indian Community of the Potawatomi Nation.

About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour - Road to the LPGA, is the official Qualifying Tour for the LPGA and enters its 34th competitive season in 2014. With the continued support of its umbrella sponsor, Symetra, the Tour's mission is to prepare the world's best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Top-10 money winners receive full, equal status for the following season on the LPGA Tour.

The 2014 schedule includes 20 tournaments with stops in 12 U.S. states and a total purse of $2 million. Symetra Tour events have contributed more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989.

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