Contract Extension and Venue Change for Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic
Partnership with Epson Tour and Carlisle Companies Secures Future of Tournament
SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – The Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic, one of the premier events on the Epson Tour schedule, has announced a contract extension and a change in venue. The tournament, in partnership with Epson Tour and Carlisle Companies, will now be held at the TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course, ensuring its presence in the golfing calendar until 2026.
The Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic, known for its challenging 72-hole format, will also see a significant increase in its prize money. The purse for the 2024 season will be the largest in Epson Tour history, rising from $335,000 to $400,000. The winner of the tournament will take home $60,000, the highest amount ever awarded in the history of the Epson Tour.
“We are constantly seeking partners who share our goal of giving our athletes the best opportunities to succeed and pursue their dreams of playing on the LPGA Tour, which is exactly what Carlisle has consistently done from day one of this great event,” said Jody Brothers, Chief Business and Operating Officer of the Epson Tour.
Carlisle Companies, the title sponsor of the Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic since its inception in 2021, will continue to support the event through 2026. Chris Koch, Chair, President, and CEO of Carlisle Companies, expressed pride in the partnership with the LPGA Epson Tour and the opportunity to bring the tournament to the Phoenix community for the next three years.
The move to TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course marks a new chapter for the tournament. Previously held at Longbow Golf Club, the Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic will now take place at a venue renowned for hosting prestigious golf events. TPC Scottsdale has been the site of the WM Phoenix Open on The Stadium Course and has a history of hosting PGA TOUR Q School stages. The addition of the Epson Tour event further solidifies TPC Scottsdale’s reputation as a premier golf destination.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Epson Tour to TPC Scottsdale, where the challenges of the Champions Course are sure to test these professionals during their journeys to the LPGA Tour,” said Brad Williams, TPC Scottsdale General Manager and Regional Director of Operations. “Many of the world’s greatest female professional golfers got their start on the Epson Tour, and we look forward to seeing the next generation of stars on our golf course over the next three years.”
The Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic has a rich history of producing talented champions, with all three former winners currently competing on the LPGA Tour. The defending champion and 2023 Epson Tour Player of the Year, Gabriela Ruffels, will be among the top contenders in the upcoming tournament.
Pro-Am and volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in getting involved with the Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic. For more information, visit www.carlislelpga.com.