Founders Cup
March 16 – 22, 2020
Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona

LPGA Founders Cup Returns for Tenth Year
Ultimate Family Golf Experience Swings its Way to the Valley

In 1950, thirteen headstrong and determined women set out to make a difference for women and sports. So, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) was born, and it is now the oldest running female sports organization in the world. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the LPGA.

The valley if the sun is home to a very special LPGA event, The Founders Cup.  Since the start of the Founders Cup in 2011 its mission has stayed constant: celebrate the past, revel in the present and dream big for the future of golf. With the support of our amazing local and national partners, we have done just that.

In 2019, record breaking galleries roamed Wildfire Golf Course at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa each day watching the best and brightest golfers. In fact, attendance was an all-time high at just over 65,000 attendees. Among those present were LPGA Founders Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork and Marlene Vossler-Hagge.
The Founders Cup will celebrate its 10-year anniversary March 16th – 22nd, once again playing at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.  This year is sure to be bigger and better than ever before with the introduction of The Founders Food Fest.

The new event within an event will take place Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 from 10am to 3pm.  Food Fest tickets are just $65 a day or $120 for a weekend pass.  Tickets include general parking, grounds access, festival size servings of select food and beverage and access to a new covered open-aired pavilion located to player right of the 9th green.  Tickets are limited, so check in early for a chance to attend.

Returning ticket options for 2020 include:  Family Four Packs, Pioneer Pavilion presented by Daphne’s Headcovers with a daily chance to win a headcover, and 18th green hospitality options of 18th Villa and Founders Club.  All tickets include general parking, valet parking is available on-line for an additional fee.

Also, back in 2020, is the second annual Women’s Leadership Forum will be held at the resort on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  The two-hour event includes lunch, attendee bags, a guest speaker and guest panel for a business Q & A.  Tickets for the luncheon provide access to tournament grounds and Pioneer Pavilion, valet parking and an optional afternoon golf clinic.  Whether you are a woman who is a seasoned golfer, new to the game or looking to get involved, this event is for you.  Women’s Leadership Forum tickets are $150 for a single seat and $1200 for a table of 10.

The tournament benefactor remains LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, a now international program, which was founded in 1989 in Phoenix. Now in its 30th year and thanks in part to proceeds from this event, Girls Golf reaches over 80,000 girls with over 500 Girls Golf sites worldwide!
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