‘The JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro’ to take place April 24-30, 2023; $3 million tournament purse one of the largest purses on the LPGA Tour outside of majors and CME Group Tour Championship
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 19, 2022 – The LPGA Tour and Outlyr announced today global manufacturing companies JM Eagle and Plastpro will serve as title and presenting sponsor, respectively, for a leading LPGA Tour event in Los Angeles in a multi-year partnership beginning in 2023.
The JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro will take place April 24-30, 2023, taking place at historic Wilshire Country Club in Hollywood. The championship will feature 144 of the world’s best female professional golfers vying for a share of the $3 million purse, one of the largest prize funds on the LPGA Tour schedule outside of major championships and the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
“We are incredibly honored to partner with the LPGA Tour as title and presenting sponsors for the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro,” said Walter and Shirley Wang, founders and CEOs of JM Eagle and Plastpro, respectively. “We are excited to work with the LPGA Tour in enhancing this world-class tournament at Wilshire Country Club, and we look forward to supporting and empowering these incredible athletes with our elevated purse to $3 million.”
“We are thrilled to welcome JM Eagle and Plastpro to the LPGA Tour and our family of title and presenting sponsors,” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner. “Our week at Wilshire Country Club is always a special experience. We look forward to working with these two great partners in continuing to provide our world-class athletes with the opportunity to reach new heights for many years to come. We are especially grateful to Walter and Shirley Wang for their commitment to championing the LPGA Tour and our amazing athletes through the event’s $3 million purse and elevated player experience.”
“Los Angeles and Wilshire Country Club has a rich history in professional golf, and we look forward to working with our partners at JM Eagle, Plastpro and the LPGA Tour in delivering a best-in-class experience for our fans, players and tournament partners,” said Tim Erensen, managing partner for Outlyr, tournament operator for the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro.
JM Eagle is the world’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer, an innovative leader that combines advanced technology with superior customer service to create the industry’s most sophisticated and diverse products. Walter Wang is the co-founder and CEO of JM Eagle. Plastpro, founded by Shirley Wang, is the leading manufacturer of fiberglass entry doors. Walter and Shirley Wang are heavily involved in philanthropic initiatives throughout the world through their companies and the Walter and Shirley Wang Foundation.
The famed Wilshire Country Club will serve as host venue for the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro. Since 2018, the LPGA Tour has staged its signature Los Angeles event at Wilshire Country Club with the LA Open. Wilshire Country Club is one of a select few venues to host events on the LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.
Tournament officials will be announcing in the coming months additional information on the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro, including volunteer opportunities and tickets. More information about the LA Open, which will return to the LPGA Tour schedule in 2023, will also be shared shortly.
For more information about the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro, visit www.JMEagleLAChampionship.com. Follow the tournament on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @JMEagleLAChamp.
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About JM Eagle
JM Eagle is the world’s largest and most complete manufacturer of plastic pipe – an innovative leader that combines advanced technology with superior customer service to create the industry’s most sophisticated and diverse products. Formed in 2007 via the merger of J-M Manufacturing and PW Eagle, JM Eagle is the only manufacturer to offer a 50-year warranty on its thermal engineered plastic pipe products. JM Eagle ships its full range of products to international destinations all over the world. For more information, visit www.jmeagle.com.
Plastpro Inc. is an established leading manufacturer of fiberglass entry doors and has been in business since 1994. Plastpro has always believed in providing a superior product with the best value, technology, and commitment to its customers. Plastpro introduced the first fiberglass door with composite stiles and rails, HydroShield technology, and composite Polyfiber (PF) Frames to the industry. To learn more about Plastpro Inc., please visit https://www.plastproinc.com/.
Outlyr is a global event management and sponsorship consulting and activation agency that specializes in the development and execution of engaging events and experiences for brands. Outlyr creates strategic marketing platforms by leveraging its experience in event management, partnership marketing and customer engagement to enhance affinity for our clients. In addition to managing 12 professional golf tournaments, Outlyr also operates a number of other sporting and lifestyle events and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. For additional information, visit www.Outlyr.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and game-changers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
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JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro