LPGA still looking for new home for major
Monday, May 24, 2010
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Locust Hill Country Club is hosting the LPGA Championship for the first time next month, and LPGA commissioner Mike Whan says he’s still looking for a permanent home for the event.
He says the title sponsor in suburban Rochester – Wegmans Food Markets Inc. – is the type of business partner he’s looking for. Wegmans has been involved with the LPGA for more than three decades.
Locust Hill has been altered for the second major of 2010. Eight holes have been lengthened a total of 141 yards, upping the course to 6,506 yards. Nine fairways have been narrowed and the rough will be thicker and deeper than in the past.
Locust Hill has hosted an LPGA event since 1977. Whan also said Monday he speaks regularly with officials in Corning, N.Y., about hosting an event. The LPGA Corning Classic ended last year after title sponsor Corning Inc. pulled out.