“We are proud to participate as the title sponsor of this event that honors the founders of the LPGA and does so much to grow the game we all love through the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “Volvik plays a vital role in growing the game by offering high-quality, attractive golf balls for players of every skill level, and by bringing a wide array of colors and a unique matte finish into the golf ball market.”
The 10th annual Founders Cup, which will be a full-field, four-day event featuring a $1.5 million purse, will be televised on Golf Channel. Jin Young Ko is the defending champion.
The Founders Cup was established in 2011 as a tribute to the 13 original founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and to help continue the growth of the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program, which has received over $3 million from tournament proceeds.
In 1950, the dreams and visions of 13 courageous women who wanted to play professional golf became a reality with the founding of the LPGA. The 13 LPGA founders are: Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs and Babe Zaharias.