Matthew Schultz, the Tournament Director for the Kingsmill LPGA Tournament, made a presentation to the James City County Rotary Club on the plans for the week of May 14th, when it takes place. Mr. Schultz seemed very "up" for the event. All signs pointed to much improved ticket sales and interest in the LPGA ranks in participating. A new sponsor has appeared, Geico, and contracts have been signed for the next four years, assuring continuity of the event.
A big factor in promoting interest in the Willliamsburg venue is the sense of welcome that the ladies feel, both when on the club grounds and in town. Most times they consider a small town location as a bit of a bore, but not here. The cars that we provide, our many outstanding attractions, and the number of volunteers that we turn out for them well exceed the norm. The players come, even when the purse is the lowest on the tour, because they feel at home here.
A number of JCC Rotarians volunteer for this event each year, beginning back with the PGA tournaments years ago, and play in the accompanying charity matches. Golf is far from dead at Kingsmill!
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