Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic April 21 at Lake Merced Golf Club at Daly City, California.
By Jimi Liao
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-02-22 10:50 PM
After three consecutive years hosting an international women’s golf tournament in Taiwan, the Swinging Skirts Golf Team has driven home the fact that Taiwan, its golfers and golf fans are ready for the big stage. Today, in Taipei, they debuted the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic – a ground-breaking golf tournament scheduled for April 21-27 at Lake Merced Golf Club at Daly City, California.

Even before the first tee-shot, the USD 1.8 million 2014 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is already rewriting the history books in many aspects. For Taiwan, first and foremost, it is the first LPGA official tournament held on US soil to be sponsored by a Taiwanese organization. Secondly, as it is co-sanctioned with TLPGA, it will feature the most Taiwanese players of any LPGA event. At the same time, this tournament is also meaningful for the U.S. and LPGA as it is the first LPGA tournament to be co-sanctioned by an Asian Tour on U.S. soil, which also brings the LPGA back to the Bay Area for the first time since 2010. Therefore, it is widely considered as the culmination of years of golf development in Taiwan.

Thanks to three successful editions of Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters over the past three years, the Swinging Skirts Golf Team not only has become synonymous with women’s golf in Taiwan, it has also evolved from “an anonymous Taiwanese amateur golf team in skirts and kilts” into one of the most renowned and respected names in golf around the world. Therefore, it only stands to reason that the Swinging Skirts Golf Team is on the brink of becoming the first Taiwanese organization to host a professional sporting tournament in the U.S., a feat surely to become talk of town in the coming months.

Details of the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic were formally introduced to local media here in organizer Swinging Skirts Golf Team’s home town of Taipei, while names of participating local players, official tournament logo, key visual designs and plans to jumpstart the historic event were also unveiled.


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