LPGA, LET team up with ALPG for February, March in Australia

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LPGA. Karrie Webb (R) and Minjee Lee of Australia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The LPGA and LET partner with the ALPG for 5 events in February and March – here’s what’s coming in the global women’s game

The LPGA and Ladies European Tour partner with the ALPG and head to Australia for some golf ‘down under’ in February and March.

While we’re shivering and watching weather forecasts, hoping for a break from the waves of cold arctic air, the Aussies are enjoying fun in the sun. It’s summertime down under. Who wouldn’t pack up and go play golf in Australia if they had the chance?

Five events, beginning with the pathbreaking Vic Open and ending with the Women’s NSW Open showcase the rich diversity of Australian golf. There are links courses as challenging as any Scotland offers and the Queanbeyan Golf Club is a lovely parkland track that reminds me of Woburn.

Australian golf has given the game Greg Norman and Karrie Webb, Minjee Lee and Jason Day. And Australian golf has also staged innovative competitive formats that are morphing and taking on new form in other golf venues.

The Vic Open demonstrated that gender equity and great golf competition can and do easily co-exist within the same event. The Ladies Bonville Classic and the Women’s NSW Open, both comparatively small events, remind me that golf competition, even at modest levels, is enormously exciting and great fun for players and fans alike.

Let’s take a look at the five Australian events that come next on the global women’s golf calendar. Each is unique and special and, together, they show us that the game we love is truly a global game.

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