The LPGA is where the best female golfers compete and hold titles. Similarly to the men’s equivalent-the PGA, there are many prestigious titles and championships up for grab every year. One of the biggest Canadian national championships is the CP Women’s Open. This event is exciting and prestigious on any given year but 2018 is a particularly important year for the tournament as it will be held, for the first time ever, in Saskatchewan. Though it may not be widespread or common knowledge, Saskatchewan boasts some amazing courses and golfing conditions as well as talent. This tournament will offer the province some well deserved exposure for their evolving and growing golf scene.
CP uses the tournament as a way to donate and give back to the host communities and has raised and donated over $4 million dollars over the last two years. This presents a great opportunity for local charities and causes as well in Regina.
Hosting this prestigious title did not just fall into the lap of Wascana Country Club, it took some hard work and proving that this club was the best place for these world class female athletes to compete. It took three years of rigorous recruitment to be named the hosting facility. The club has been in existence since 1911 and has hosted over 30 other championships since inception.
The championship was held in Ottawa in 2017 as it was the 150th anniversary of Canada, making it an easy choice to have this major event in the nation’s capital. The women competing this year will be doing so for over $2.5 million, one of the largest purses in this league.
The stakeholders and members of the club are seemingly excited to host the event as well as what that means and will hold for the club in the future.