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Volunteers of America Announces Three-Year Title-Sponsorship Extension for the Texas Shootout

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 22:01 Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:56

Inbee ParkDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Volunteers of America, the national, non-profit organization, has extended its role as the title sponsor of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout for at least the next three years. The event this past April marked the first year that Volunteers of America became title sponsor of the event after serving as a presenting sponsor for the first two editions of the tournament.

“Volunteers of America is delighted to remain as the title sponsor of the Texas Shootout event,” said Volunteers of America National President Mike King. “The event provides us with tremendous exposure and we’re equally excited to partner with a charity minded organization like the LPGA and its ambassadors. Our three-year commitment will connect people from all walks of life to our mission and allow us to continue to do what we do best - help America’s most vulnerable.”



Suzann Pettersen Addresses Solheim Cup Controversy

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:06 Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:59

Suzann PettersenORLANDO, Florida (Amy Rogers/LPGA) — “Sometimes it takes good conversations with people you trust and in the circle that makes you realize that you could have been a better person,” said Suzann Pettersen during her interview with Tim Rosaforte on Golf Channel.

Those conversations propelled Pettersen to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Rosaforte to address publicly her role in the controversial Saturday Four-Ball Match involving Team U.S.A’s Alison Lee at the Solheim Cup. It was Pettersen’s first interview since the conclusion of the matches two weeks ago.

“I don’t want to really apologize for what happened, but I want to apologize for the way I handled the situation,” said Pettersen at the start of the interview.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 21:36 Tuesday, 29 September 2015 20:59

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Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass, Dye's Valley Course (6,864 yards, par 70).

Purse: $1 million. Winner’s Share: $180,000.



Nancy Lopez Returns as Captain for U.S. Handa Cup Team

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:36 Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:28

Nancy Lopez and Juli InksterBOSTON, Massachusetts (LPGA) — It was easy for Nancy Lopez to be inspired by the play of the winning U.S. Solheim Cup team last week when she served as an assistant captain for Juli Inkster.

But it will be Lopez’s turn in November to rally Team U.S.A. when she serves as captain at the 10th annual ISPS Handa Cup – a Legends Tour team stroke-play event between players from the United States and the eight-nation World Team, hosted by Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fla.

“I’m really motivated and I know some of the players in this event were at the recent Solheim Cup, so they are also motivated this year,” said Lopez, who was an assistant U.S. Team captain last week in Germany along with LPGA pros Wendy Ward and Pat Hurst.



Teresa Zamboni Receives 2015 Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:10 Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:02

Teresa ZamboniDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (LPGA) — Teresa Zamboni, a highly respected and recognized member of the LPGA for more than 20 years, is the recipient of the 2015 Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award, which recognizes an LPGA professional who gives back to the game in the spirit of Nancy Lopez.

Zamboni currently teaches at Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club in Port Orange, Fla., and is the co-owner of Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures, whose mission is to provide the opportunity to learn from the most recognized female golfer of all time and the instruction team. In addition, Zamboni serves on the Board of Directors of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida from 2004 to 2014 and as the Chairperson/Host for Annual OCAF Golf Tournament has raised over $150,000.



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