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LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. Both terms are most frequently used to refer to an American organization, which is called simply the Ladies Professional Golf Association as it was the first such body to be founded. There are several other LPGA's in the world, each of which has a geographical designation in its name. Image File history File links LPGA_logo. ...


The American LPGA is best known for running the LPGA Tour, a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers which runs from February to November each year, but it is also represents female club and teaching professionals, who account for the majority of its membership. This is different from the position in U.S. men's professional golf, where the PGA Tour which runs the main men's professional tours in the U.S. is independent of the club and teaching professionals organsation, the PGA of America. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... // Introduction Professional golf is one of the more lucrative sports in the world for both men and women, but it is has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ...


The LPGA was founded in 1950 by a group of thirteen women. It is now the oldest ongoing women's professional sports organization in the United States. The LPGA Tour is the leading women's golf tour in the world and features leading women golfers from all over the world. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Carolyn Bivens is the Tour's current commissioner. Carolyn Bivens (born December 29, 1952 in Oklahoma City) is the current commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), having been appointed to the position in 2005. ...

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Major events and points system

The annual Major tournaments are: Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...

Most of the LPGA Tour's events are held in the United States. In 2006 there are two tournaments in Mexico and one in Canada. Two events are co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour: the Women's British Open and the Evian Masters in France, held the preceding week. One late-season event is in South Korea, and is co-sanctioned with the LPGA of Korea Tour, and another is in Japan. The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ... The LPGA of Korea Tour is a professional golf tour for women. ...


In its early decades the LPGA Tour was dominated by American players. Vivien Saunders of the United Kingdom became the first player living outside the United States to gain an LPGA tour card in 1969. The non-U.S. contingent is now very large, and generally has the upper hand on the course. The last time an American player topped the money list was in 1993, the last time an American led the tour in tournaments won was in 1996, and no American player has won a major other than the U.S. Women's Open since 2000. In 2006 the largest international contingents are 32 South Koreans, 14 Swedes, 11 Australians, 9 Britons (4 English, 4 Scottish, 1 Welsh), 6 Canadians and 4 Japanese. [1]


Besides the main LPGA Tour, the LPGA operates a second-level developmental tour, the Futures Tour. Top finishers at the end of each season on that tour receive playing privileges on the main LPGA Tour for the following year. The FUTURES Tour is the second tier womens professional golf tour in the United States. ...


The LPGA also administers an annual Qualifying School similar to that conducted by the PGA Tour. Depending on a golfer's finish in the Qualifying School tournament, she may receive playing privileges on the LPGA Tour, the Futures Tour, or neither tour. The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ...


In 2001 the LPGA established the Women's Senior Golf Tour for women aged 45 and above. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Womens Senior Golf Tour is a professional golf tour for women aged 45 and upwards. ...


On June 7, 2005, former LPGA commissioner Ty Votaw, announced that the LPGA would have a playoff system beginning in 2006. The playoff system will be a points system in which the top 30 points scorers and two wild cards will compete for a $1 million first-place prize at the LPGA Playoffs at The ADT in Florida in November. Major winners will automatically qualify, as well as winners of other selected events. June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The LPGA Playoffs at The ADT will begin in 2006. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ...


2006 Tour

  • The winner of Major Events will automatically qualify for LPGA Playoffs at The ADT. ADT Playoffs *Points are doubled at Major Events.
  • The top-20 finishers in Points Events will earn double ADT Playoffs Points.
  • The champion of Winner Events will automatically qualify for LPGA Playoffs at The ADT. Other top-20 finishers earn single ADT Playoffs Points.
  • The Global Group (pre-determined international events) events will be combined to count as one Winner Event qualifier, with the player earning the most combined points in these events earning automatic entry to LPGA Playoffs at The ADT. No additional points will be awarded.
  • Unofficial Money Events do not count toward entry into the LPGA Playoffs at The ADT.
  • The first half of the season concludes with the final full-field domestic event (Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic) prior to the Tour traveling to Europe.
  • The second half concludes with final event (The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions) prior to the LPGA Playoffs at The ADT.
Dates Tournament State/Country ADT Playoff Category Winner
Jan 20-22 Acer World Cup of Golf South Africa Unofficial Annika Sorenstam/Liselotte Neumann
Feb 16-18 SBS Open at Turtle Bay Hawaii Points
Feb 23-25 Fields Open in Hawaii Hawaii Points
Mar 10-12 MasterCard Classic Mexico Points
Mar 16-19 Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola Arizona Points
Mar 30-Apr 2 Nabisco Championship California Major
Apr 13-15 Takefuji Classic Nevada Points
Apr 20-23 Atlanta Championship Georgia Points
Apr 27-30 Ginn Clubs & Resorts Open Florida Points
May 4-7 Franklin American Mortgage Championship Tennessee Points
May 11-14 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Virginia Winner
May 18-21 Sybase Classic Presented by Lincoln Mercury New York Points
May 25-28 Corning Classic New York Points
Jun 2-4 ShopRite Classic New Jersey Points
Jun 8-11 McDonald’s U.S. LPGA Championship Maryland Major
Jun 22-25 Wegmans International Presented by Pepsico New York Points
Jun 29-Jul 2 U.S. Women's Open Rhode Island Major
Jul 6-9 HSBC World Match Play Championship New Jersey Winner
Jul 13-16 Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger Ohio Points
End of first half of season
Jul 26-29 Evian Masters France Winner
Aug 3-6 Weetabix British Open Championship England Major
Aug 10-13 CN Canadian Open Canada Points
Aug 18-20 Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi Oregon Points
Aug 24-27 Wendy's Championship Ohio Points
Aug 31-Sep 4 State Farm Classic Illinois Points
Sep 8-10 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic Oklahoma Points
Sep 21-24 Longs Drugs Challenge California Points
Oct 5-8 Corona Championship Mexico Points
Oct 12-15 Samsung World Championship of Golf California Winner
Oct 27-29 CJ Classic Presented by Sports Today South Korea Global Group
Nov 3-5 Mizuno Classic Japan Global Group
Nov 9-12 Mitchell Tournament of Champions Presented by KWI Alabama Winner
Nov 16-19 LPGA Playoffs at The ADT Florida
Dec 23-24 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Nevada Unofficial

The Womens World Cup of Golf is a professional event for two woman teams which was played for the first time in February 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Annika Sörenstam is a professional golfer from Sweden. ... Liselotte Neumann (born May 20, 1966 Finspang, Sweden) is a professional golfer. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 500 km 645 km 0. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 50th 4,005 km² 50 km 65 km 32. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital {{{Capital}}} Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... The LPGA Playoffs at The ADT will begin in 2006. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... The Wendys 3-Tour Challenge is an unofficial golf event held every November at the Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ...

See also

LPGA leading money winners are professional golfers in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) who have earned the most money in a given year or for their entire career. ... This table lists players with 20 or more wins on the LPGA Tour as at November 6, 2005. ... This article lists all the women who have won the LPGA Tours past and present major championships by number of victories. ... // Introduction Professional golf is one of the more lucrative sports in the world for both men and women, but it is has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • myLPGA fan site
  • Brief film clip Featuring Patty Berg, Babe Zaharias, and Shirley Englehorn. From the State Library & Archives of Florida.

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LPGA - definition of LPGA in Encyclopedia (171 words)
Besides the main LPGA tour, the LPGA also operates a second-level tour, the Futures Tour.
The LPGA also administers an annual Qualifying School similar to that conducted by the PGA TOUR.
Depending on a golfer's finish in the Qualifying School tournament, she may receive playing privileges on the LPGA Tour, the Futures Tour, or neither tour.
LPGA Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Women's Open.
It is one of four majors on the LPGA tour, but is not recognized as a major by the Ladies European Tour.
The LPGA Championship is the LPGA's own event, and the LPGA was created specifically to provide opportunities for women in professional golf.
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