January 23, 2017             Lafayette, LA

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is pleased to announce a continued partnership with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the Fore!Kids Foundation. This partnership between the governing body of amateur golf in Louisiana and the state’s only PGA TOUR event will serve to strengthen the game of golf in Louisiana.

The Zurich Classic will be played Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 at LGA Member Club TPC Louisiana in New Orleans. The 2017 tournament will feature a new and exclusive 2-Man Team Format. PGA TOUR players will team up and compete in two days of Foursome and two days of Four-Ball competition to determine this year's champion. The new team format has drawn widespread interest among TOUR members and already has resulted in several of high-profile commitments, including World No. 1 Jason Day with Rickie Fowler, and 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans champion Justin Rose with Henrik Stenson, the Olympic gold and silver medalists, respectively.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The Zurich Classic is a first class event that raises a tremendous amount of money for children’s charities. It’s an event that embodies the spirit of the game in our state: historic, competitive, and fun. Both the LGA and the Zurich Classic strive to grow the game and to give back to it as well, so it makes sense for us to work together. We’re also pleased to be able to offer LGA members additional value added benefits as a result of this partnership,” said LGA Assistant Executive Director Logan Ray.   

The Zurich Classic is offering ticket packages exclusively to LGA members at the following rates:

The LGA Member Package ($100) includes 2 weekly tickets (valid all week, grounds only), 2 food and beverage vouchers (general outside concessions), and 1 sponsor lot parking pass (valid all week). Retail value for the LGA Member Package is $320.

The LGA Acme Oyster House Package ($275) includes 4 Acme Oyster House Venue tickets (valid Thursday or Friday) and 1 sponsor lot parking pass (valid all week). Retail value is $530.

The LGA Member Suite Package ($1900) includes 2 18th Green Suite tickets per day (Thursday – Sunday), access to private, all-inclusive LGA Suite, and 1 sponsor lot parking pass per day. Retail value is $2,150.

For more information and to to purchase the LGA Member discounted ticket packages, call 504-342-3015.

TPC Louisiana, site of the Zurich Classic has been tremendously supportive the LGA over the years and has hosted a number of LGA Championships, including the 2007 and 2012 State Amateur Championship, 2015 Mid-Amateur, 2013 Junior Amateur, and 2009 Four-Ball.

The LGA would like to thank Steve Worthy, Fore!Kids Foundation CEO and Zurich Classic Tournament Director, Chris Kenyon, Megan Carroll, and the rest of the Fore!Kids Foundation staff for their vision and efforts in helping to create this partnership.

For more information, visit www.zurichgolfclassic.com and stayed tuned for more press releases and communications from the LGA as we near the 2017 Zurich Classic. We look forward to seeing you at TPC Louisiana the final weekend in April.