Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational- Here's All You Need To Know

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The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational is unlike any other LPGA tournament. It is a celebration. The best women golfers on the planet compete with each other at Midland Country Club.

 

They participate in a 72-hole team event. Each team has two players. Fans can also participate in several activities throughout the entire week. The whole family can enjoy it together.

 

The purse was increased to $2.3 million for the 2020 edition. The first-placed team split $559,000. This gives the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational one of the largest purses on the LPGA Tour. It is the largest prize for an event, which is not the CME Group Tour Championship, or listed as one of the five majors.

 

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021. Find out why it is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the calendar.

 

Top Facts About the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

 

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Highlights

 

- Tournament Date

- July 12 – July 17, 2021

- Location

- Midland, Michigan, USA

- Golf Course

- Midland Country Club

- Prize

- US $2,000,000

- Defending Champion - Cydney Clanton (USA) and Thidapa Suwannapura (Thailand)

- Course Length - 6256 Yards (5,720 m)

- Player Field - 156

- Format - Stroke Play

- Par - 72

- Holes - 18

 

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021 Schedule 

 

Here is the schedule of events during the week of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021.

 

 

 

Date

 

Event

Monday, July 12th

Hidden Harvest Day

7 AM

8 AM

9.30 – 12 PM

Professional Practice Rounds

Admission Gates Open (Free Admission)

First Tee Junior Clinic – Currie Golf Course

Tuesday, July 13th

Pin Pro-Am Day Benefiting the American Cancer Society

7 AM – 9.10 AM

7 AM

12.10 – 2.20 PM

Official Pro-Am Tournament (Morning Wave)

Admissions Gates Open (Free Admission)

Official Pro-Am Tournament (Afternoon wave)

Wed, July 14th

SCG Day Benefiting the Saginaw Bay Watershed

7 AM

8 AM

8.22 – 9.50 AM

10 AM – 6 PM

10 AM – 6 PM

10 AM – 6 PM


10 AM – 6 PM

12.34 – 2.02 PM

3 PM – 6 PM

Admission Gates Open

Opening Ceremonies

First Official Round (Alternate Shot)

Beer Garden Open

Veterans Garden Open

Hospitality Venues Open – Eat Great Trail + Diamond Club

Fore our Future presented by Ally

First Round (Afternoon Wave)

Golf Channel Telecast (Live)

Thursday, July 15th

Dow Red Out Day Benefiting Great Lakes Bay Pride

7 AM

7 AM – 8.44 AM

10 AM – 7 PM

 

10 AM – 7 PM

10 AM – 7 PM

10 AM – 7 PM

11.45 – 1.29 PM

7.30 – 9.30 PM

Admission Gates Open

Second Official Round (Four-Ball)

Hospitality Venues Open – Eat Great Trail (Sold Out) + Diamond Club

Beer Garden Open

Veterans Garden Open

Fore our Future presented by Ally

Second Round (Afternoon Wave)

Golf Channel Telecast (Tape Delay)

Friday, July 16th

Garber Chevrolet Day Benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

9 AM

10.32 – 1.50 PM

10 AM – 7 PM

 

10 AM – 7 PM

10 AM – 7 PM

10 AM – 7 PM

11 AM

7.30 – 9.30 PM

Admission Gates Open

Third Official Round (Alternate Shot)

Hospitality Venues Open – Eat Great Trail + Diamond Club

Beer Garden Open

Veterans Garden Open

Fore our Future presented by Ally

Special Olympics – 3-Hole Challenge

Golf Channel Telecast (Tape Delay)

Sat, July 17th

MidMichigan Day Benefiting the Family Wellness Park

9 AM

8.56 – 12.50 PM

10 AM – 5 PM

 

10 AM – 5 PM

10 AM – 5 PM

10 AM – 5 PM

4 PM – 6 PM

Following Play

Admission Gates Open

Final Official Round (Four-Ball)

Hospitality Venues Open – Eat Great Trail (Sold Out) + Diamond Club

Beer Garden Open

Veterans Garden Open

Fore our Future presented by Ally

CBS Telecast (Live)

18th Green Awards Ceremony

 

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021 Field

 

 

 

1

Jeongeun Lee6

Mi Jung Hur

2

Brooke M. Henderson

In Gee Chun

3

Nelly Korda

Jessica Korda

4

Lexi Thompson

Nasa Hataoka

5

Minjee Lee

Yuka Saso

6

Danielle Kang

Lydia Ko

7

Hyo Joo Kim

Eunhee Ji

8

Ariya Jutanugarn

Moriya Jutanugarn

9

Lizette Salas

Ashleigh Buhai

10

Carlota Ciganda

Mel Reid

11

Amy Yang

Haeji Kang

12

Brittany Altomare

Angel Yin

13

Brittany Lincicome

Brittany Lang

14

So Yeon Ryu

Inbee Park

15

Caroline Masson

Austin Ernst

16

Bronte Law

Madelene Sagstrom

17

Megan Khang

Ally Ewing

18

Mi Hyang Lee

Chella Choi

19

Mo Martin

Vicky Hurst

20

Marina Alex

Jaye Marie Green

21

Jennifer Kupcho

Mina Harigae

22

Gaby Lopez

Luna Sobron

23

Jasmine Suwannapura

Cydney Clanton

24

Kristen Gillman

Jennifer Chang

25

Annie Park

Kyung Kim

26

Alena Sharp

Sarah Kemp

27

Sarah Jane Smith

Pernilla Lindberg

28

Wei-Ling Hsu

Min Lee

29

Katherine Kirk

Amy Olson

30

Jodi Ewart Shadoff

Emma Talley

31

Stacy Lewis

Maria Fassi

32

Pornanong Phatlum

Benyapa Niphatsophon

33

Cheyenne Knight

Elizabeth Szokol

34

Sarah Schmelzel

Bianca Pagdanganan

35

Pajaree Anannarukarn

Aditi Ashok

36

Maria Fernanda Torres

Marissa Steen

37

Ryann O'Toole

Janie Jackson

38

Caroline Inglis

Briana Do

39

Cristie Kerr

Stephanie Meadow

40

Patty Tavatanakit

Leona Maguire

41

Hee Young Park

Jennifer Song

42

Sophia Popov

Anne van Dam

43

A Lim Kim

Yealimi Noh

44

Jenny Coleman

Perrine Delacour

45

Lauren Stephenson

Jillian Hollis

 

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021 ticket prices

Ground access to the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021 will be free on Monday and Tuesday at the Midland Country Club.

 

Weekly and daily general admission tickets allow general ground access, bleacher seating for public viewing, and access to several concession areas situated throughout the golf course.

 

- Daily Tickets ($10)

 

Each ticket is valid any single day, from Wednesday to Saturday. It provides admittance to the grounds.

 

- Weekly Tickets ($25)

 

Each ticket is valid all week, from Wednesday to Saturday. It provides admittance to the grounds.

 

- Child Grounds Pass (Free)

 

Children under 17 years are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. It provides admittance to the grounds.

 

- Eat Great Trail ($45)

 

Each ticket is valid any single day, from Wednesday to Saturday. The Eat Great Trail provides visitors a chance to taste various menu food items on hospitality decks situated throughout the golf course.

A selection of wine and beer will also be given for guests over the age of 21 years. Eat Great Trail tickets provide access to all Eat Great Trail sites as well as general admission provision to the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament.

Kids aged 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge to the Eat Great Trail. Kids aged 13 and older will need a ticket to access the Eat Great Hospitality suites.

 

Food service will operate from 11 AM – 3 PM. The beverage service will run until the end of play every day.

 

- Charities

 

The Great Lakes Bay Region charitable effort has given nearly $200,000 to local charities since its inception in 2019. This has been throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.  ​

All 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations situated in the Great Lakes Bay Region can apply. Non-profits will be selected based on their impact on innovation, inclusion, sustainability, and STEM.

Thirty-six non-profits will be selected. Seven each from Isabella, Saginaw, Midland, and Bay, plus eight regional non-profits. They will be paired with some of the teams participating in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021 LPGA event.

The program will donate a pool of $237,500. Each LPGA team is worth $2,250. This ensures $4,500 for each non-profit.

Additional enhancements to the Great Lakes Bay Region charitable program will also be announced later.

At the 2019 Great Lakes Bay Region event, Cisco awarded HopeWell Ranch and The Care Store as the most engaged organizations. These two non-profits received a confirmed entry to the 2021 charitable event. 

- How to Volunteer

 

Being a volunteer at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational is a good way to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a world-class sporting event taking place right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

The golf tournament needs about 1,200 volunteers throughout the week. They are required in a variety of positions and committees. Many of them are open for volunteers of all ages.

Registration for being a volunteer for the 2021 tournament is presently open.

 

Conclusion

The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2021 is a relatively new tournament on the LPGA tour. But it has rapidly established its place on tour. 

This tournament will see the participation of some of the top women golfers in the world. Do not miss out on the action!


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