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For three years, there was an LPGA tour stop in Ann Arbor, MI, the Volvik Classic. What happened to cause its cancellation? 
 

We went to the tournament all three years it was held. It was a real well run event, at least from a fan perspective. It seemed they thought of many small things that made the fan experience better than any other LPGA I’ve ever attended. It seemed to draw pretty big crowds too. What happened?

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12 hours ago, leekgolf said:

For three years, there was an LPGA tour stop in Ann Arbor, MI, the Volvik Classic. What happened to cause its cancellation? 
 

We went to the tournament all three years it was held. It was a real well run event, at least from a fan perspective. It seemed they thought of many small things that made the fan experience better than any other LPGA I’ve ever attended. It seemed to draw pretty big crowds too. What happened?

 

Volvik decided not to renew their sponsorship. 

 

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No, @postfoldwe didn't got to Travis Pointe for the Epson event. I didn't even know of it. Maybe it's because I live in the Columbus, OH area, and they wouldn't market to us.  Unfortunately, I rarely learn of Epson Tour events. I get most of my LPGA event information from LPGA.com. I haven't noticed much of anything about the Epson or the Symetra before it.

 

I did hear about Volvik lessening their involvement with the Ann Arbor stop. I thought I read they wanted to continue to sponsor at a lower level. I don't really know much about the finances of PGA Tour or LPGA Tour events. We usually go to the Toledo stop, which has been around a long time and often changes title sponsors. 

 

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44 minutes ago, golfortennis said:

 

How so?

Not sure how familiar you are with Travis Pointe. But a terribly designed golf course. 4 awful par 5s among very bland par4s and 3s. Boring tournament results with 20 under winning every year. Volvik never wanted to pony up enough money to make it a proper purse with only 1.3Mil every year. 

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10 hours ago, iamthebeard said:

Not sure how familiar you are with Travis Pointe. But a terribly designed golf course. 4 awful par 5s among very bland par4s and 3s. Boring tournament results with 20 under winning every year. Volvik never wanted to pony up enough money to make it a proper purse with only 1.3Mil every year. 

 

Never played there, so wasn't sure what was so bad.

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