Past Champions, Major Champions and Fan Favorites Commit, including Defending Champion Jennifer Kupcho, Nelly Korda, Brooke Henderson and Lexi Thompson
WHAT: Early commitments for the 2023 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. World No. 2 and 2021 Champion Nelly Korda and Defending Champion Jennifer Kupcho headline an elite field of early commitments that includes 18 of the top 25 players in the world for Michigan’s signature LPGA Tour event, taking place at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Mich., June 15-18.
WHO: Joining Korda as early commitments from the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings Top 10 include Lydia Ko (3), Minjee Lee (5), 2015 Champion Lexi Thompson (7), two-time Champion Brooke Henderson (8) and Hyo Joo Kim (10). The current field includes 19 major champions, five of the tournament’s past seven champions, major champions, former World No. 1’s and many of the greatest players in the game today.
Tournament officials will be announcing additional field commitments and sponsor exemptions next week. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.
Tickets are on sale for the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, including daily and weekly grounds passes and the return of the popular J. Brewer’s pavilion, a premium hospitality experience featuring all-you-can-eat food curated by Meijer chefs and local restaurants. J. Brewer’s is expanding this year to include a new “Frederik’s” food experience named for Frederik Meijer, Co-Founder of the retailer and creator of the first-ever “one-stop shop.”
All military and first responders will be given complimentary admission (grounds passes) with valid ID. Children, 17 and under, also will be admitted complimentary (grounds passes), and all Fathers will receive complimentary admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18.
Tickets are on sale at www.MeijerLPGAClassic.com.
J. Brewer’s is returning to the course offering a premium all-you-can-eat meal experience curated by Meijer chefs and local restaurants right off the 4th fairway. In addition to honoring the founder of Blythefield Country Club, J. Brewer, tournament officials will expand the pavilion this year to include a new “Frederik’s” food experience. Named for Frederik Meijer, Co-Founder of the retailer and creator of the first-ever “one-stop shop,” the new addition will offer guests additional menu and beverage options. The Frederik’s menu will change daily and feature products exclusive to the retailer’s premium Frederik’s product line, including seafood. The line draws inspiration from its namesake’s innovative spirit, combining the finest ingredients with authentic and appealing flavors.
J. Brewer’s Hospitality
Daily tickets for access to the J. Brewer’s pavilion cost $85 each. Those tickets are day specific and are available Friday through Sunday. Tickets for children, ages 5 and under, cost $10 each. Each child ticket must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
J. Brewer’s tickets will offer attendees access to:
- New Frederik’s food experience
- All-you-can-eat access to carefully crafted food and beverage items, featuring local restaurants and breweries
- A terrace for live, front-row views of the on-course action
- A vibrant, fun atmosphere with upscale seating areas and televisions playing live updates from the course
General Admission Tickets
General Admission tickets cost $10 each and are valid any one day, Thursday through Sunday, while weekly tickets cost $25 and are valid all week. Children, ages 17 and under, will once again receive free admission with a ticketed adult.
General admission tickets include general grounds access to the tournament, public viewing bleacher seating and various concessions areas located throughout the course. Discovery Land will again return as a destination for kids and families and will be free and open to the public.
The 2023 Meijer LPGA Classic will host a full field of 144 of the best female golfers for 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. Proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will once again benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. The 2022 tournament raised $1.25 million for local food pantries through Simply Give. In total, the eight tournaments combined have generated more than $8.65 million for the Meijer Simply Give hunger relief program. Additionally, in 2022, Meijer also donated $25,000 to a hunger relief organization of tournament Champion Jennifer Kupcho’s choice. She selected Grand Rapids-based Kids’ Food Basket as a thank you to her host family, who had ties to the organization.
For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com. Follow the action and stay up-to-date on the latest tournament news by following #ForeHunger and #MeijerCommunity on social media.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 501 supercenters, neighborhood markets, Meijer Grocery and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer has a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. The retailer’s other primary pillars of giving include Diversity & Inclusion, local giving, sustainability, and health and wellness. For additional information on Meijer community engagement efforts, please visit https://meijercommunity.com/home. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
About Blythefield Country Club: Located just north of Grand Rapids, Blythefield has been providing families the best golf and social experience in West Michigan since 1928. With the Rogue River flowing through, Blythefield boasts one of the most beautiful championship layouts in Michigan. Previously, Blythefield has hosted the 1953 Western Amateur, the 1961 Western Open, won by Arnold Palmer, and the 2005 Western Junior won by Rickie Fowler. Beginning in 2014, Blythefield is honored to host the Meijer LPGA Classic. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at www.blythefieldcc.org.
About the LPGA: The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and game-changers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.