The opportunity to see the best players on the LPGA Tour while they are in South Florida in April just got a little easier, tickets to the inaugural Stanford International Pro-Am are now available to the general public via the newly created www.stanfordinternationalproam.com Web site. The Stanford International Pro- Am, a new 72-hole LPGA-sanctioned event titled sponsored by the Stanford Financial Group, will be played April 21-27, 2008 at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura.
The Stanford International Pro-Am Web site www.stanfordinternationalproam.com will be the primary outlet for patrons to purchase tickets, check on which players and celebrities have committed to play, and to keep up to date on all the action happening at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club. In addition, those interested in volunteering for the tournament can go to the Web site to complete a volunteer application.
Once on the Web site, patrons have the ability to purchase ticket packages or daily passes. One of the hottest packages to the Stanford International Pro-Am is the Eagles Nest Ticket. At $150 per ticket, the Eagles Nest ticket includes one souvenir credential with clubhouse access Tuesday through Sunday of tournament week, inclusion on the Stanford International Pro-Am "History Wall" which is a commemorative wall located near the main spectator entrance, $25 worth of credit to purchase merchandise the week of the tournament, reserved parking, commemorative poster and a complimentary program.
For $20 golf fans can purchase advance Practice Round Tickets valid for admission to both Tuesday and Wednesday. Tournament Grounds Tickets to the Stanford International Pro-Am are $20 in advance for Thursday through Sunday or $30 at the gate. Patrons can also buy a limited number of weekly tickets called the Soffer Ticket Book for $55 but this book can only be bought in advance of the tournament. All children 17 years old and younger will receive free grounds admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. In addition, all tickets include a one-year complimentary subscription to Golf for Women or Golf Digest.
Patrons will also have the option to purchase multi-ticket packages. The $550 Orange Package includes four Eagles Nest Passes, four complimentary programs and subscriptions to Golf For Women or Golf Digest, four commemorative posters, two VIP parking passes and sponsor recognition. The $250 Blue Package includes ten daily tickets, ten complimentary programs, ten commemorative posters and subscriptions to Golf For Women or Golf Digest, four VIP parking passes and sponsor recognition.
The Stanford International Pro-Am will partner 112 LPGA Professionals with 112 amateurs in a 54-hole stroke play tournament. After 36-holes of competition, there will be a cut to the low 70 professionals and the low 20 teams. The team competition will end on Saturday, while on Sunday, the professionals will vie for the $300,000 winner's check out of the $2,000,000 purse.
The Stanford International Pro-Am is the first professional-amateur tournament on the LPGA schedule since the 2001 Office Depot at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Fla. The Office Depot, formally the Diet Dr. Pepper, ran from 1997 to 2001 in South Florida. Other Pro-Ams on the LPGA Tour were the J&B Scotch Pro-Am in Las Vegas (1979 - 1985) and the MasterCard International Pro-Am in Westchester County, N.Y. (1984 - 1987).
Advance ticket prices (tax included)
* Daily Practice Rounds Grounds Ticket (Tuesday - Wednesday) $20
* Daily Grounds Ticket (Thursday - Sunday) $20
* Soffer Ticket Book $55
* Includes tickets for Tuesday - Sunday
At-the-gate prices: (tax included) Daily Grounds Pass
Tuesday, April 22 Practice Round $20
Wednesday, April 23 Practice Round $20
Thursday, April 24 First Round $30
Friday, April 25 Second round $30
Saturday, April 26 Third round $30
Sunday, April 27 Final Round $30
Eagles Nest $150
Includes a souvenir credential with clubhouse access, inclusion on the Stanford International Pro-Am "History Wall," $25 credit to purchase merchandise the week of the tournament, reserved parking, commemorative poster and a complimentary tournament program.
Blue Package $250
Includes ten (10) daily tickets, ten (10) complimentary programs, ten (10) commemorative posters, four (4) VIP parking passes, sponsor recognition and ten (10) complimentary subscriptions to Golf For Women or Golf Digest.
Orange Package $550
Includes four (4) Eagles Nest Passes, four (4) complimentary programs, sponsor recognition, four (4) commemorative posters, two (2) VIP parking passes and four (4) complimentary subscription to Golf For Women or Golf Digest.
Tickets can also be purchased via the Ticket Hotline at (888) 471-7472.
For more information on volunteer opportunities and sponsorship packages available for the Stanford International Pro-Am, contact the Tournament Office at 305-460-6579 or visit www.stanfordinternationalproam.com.
Stanford Financial Group
Stanford Financial Group is a privately held global network of independent, affiliated financial services companies led by Chairman and CEO Sir Allen Stanford. The first Stanford company was founded by his grandfather, Lodis B. Stanford in 1932. Stanford's core businesses are private wealth management and investment banking for institutions and emerging growth companies. The Stanford Financial Group of companies provides private and institutional investors with global expertise in asset allocation strategies, investment advisory services, award-winning policy and equity research, international private banking and trust administration, commercial banking, investment banking, merchant banking, institutional sales and trading, real estate investment and insurance. Stanford has over $43 billion in assets under management or advisement. Stanford Financial has made it a priority to invest in the communities in which it operates across the globe through signature corporate philanthropy initiatives with nonprofit organizations such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and countless local and national charities that strengthen communities.
Securities products and services in the United States are offered through Stanford Group Company, member FINRA/SIPC. Stanford Financial Group is not a legal entity, but a registered trademark which encompasses the global network of independent, but affiliated, privately held and wholly owned entities. More information on the company can be found at www.stanfordfinancial.com
About the Ladies Professional Golf Association
Featuring the world's best golfers, the LPGA's membership includes touring, teaching and club professionals. The LPGA Tour in 2007 features 35 events, with total prize money of nearly $55 million. Since 1981, the LPGA and its tournaments have raised approximately $180 million for charity. From the dreams of its 13 founders in 1950, the LPGA has evolved into the world's pre-eminent professional sports organization. The LPGA has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. In addition to the LPGA Tour members, the LPGA membership includes nearly 1,200 certified Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) who serve the golf industry in teaching, coaching and management positions. The LPGA T&CP member programs focus on increasing the involvement of women, girls and youth in golf, as well as contribute to the growth of the sport overall. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information on the LPGA, log on to www.LPGA.com.
About The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club
The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club is managed by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Inc., a leading global hotel company with over 80 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.
About the IMG
IMG is the world's premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise. Operating in 30 countries, IMG's diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class sports training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year. IMG's media and entertainment operations include content production subsidiaries Darlow Smithson Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and Tigress. Globally, IMG produces and distributes more than 11,000 hours of sports, documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and children's content annually. IMG also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world's premier sporting events and has the world's largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage. For more information, please visit www.imgworld.com.