New Orleans, Louisiana – The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) had a successful week at the Zurich Classic, held at TPC Louisiana from April 17-23, 2023. The LGA set up an interactive tent with a putting green contest to promote the statewide golfing community and increase brand awareness about the LGA.
The putting green used at the LGA tent was generously donated by Sim Turf, owned by Seth Hughes. Attendees at the LGA tent were able to test their putting skills and compete for prizes, including a range of Louisiana Golf Association merchandise. There was a huge, unexpected positive response to the Louisiana Golf hats given out at the classic, as many have already reached out wondering how they can acquire one. The LGA is thrilled with this response and has already begun the process of looking into ways to sell and/or provide opportunities for members to get their hands on them in the future.
The LGA team, including Board President Mary Capouch and various Louisiana Junior Golf Tour members, were also on hand to answer questions about the organization and its mission to promote and grow the sport of golf in Louisiana.
“We are grateful to have had such a dedicated team of volunteers, including our Board President and junior golfers, supporting us at the Zurich Classic,” said Jake Norris, Director of Junior Golf of the LGA. “Their passion for golf and commitment to our organization was evident in their interactions with attendees.”
The LGA has a rich history in Louisiana, having been founded in 1920. The organization offers a range of services to members, including handicapping, course rating, and rules education. The LGA also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including championships for men, women, and juniors.
The Zurich Classic was won by Davis Riley and Nick Hardy, who shot a 30-under-par after rounds of 64-66-63-65 to claim victory. The duo’s win was notable for being their first PGA Tour victory together.
“We congratulate Davis Riley and Nick Hardy on their impressive win at the Zurich Classic,” said Norris. “Their victory is a testament to the talent that is on display at events like this.”
The LGA’s presence at the Zurich Classic was part of a broader effort to promote golf in Louisiana and encourage more people to get involved in the sport. With the success of their interactive tent and the support of their volunteers, the LGA looks forward to welcoming new members and continuing to grow the game in the state.
For more information about the Louisiana Golf Association, visit our website at www.lgagolf.org.