In a show of gratitude for the city's support of the annual LPGA tournament, officials from Matthews Southwest attended The Colony City Council meeting on Jan. 3 and presented members with framed flags from this past year's event in The Tribute.
The flags are signed by tournament winner Charley Hull. One flag will soon be on display in the City Hall lobby.
According to the presentation by Kristian Teleki from Matthews Southwest, over 30,000 spectators attended the Ascendant LPGA benefiting the Volunteers of America in 2022, which featured 132 of the world's best golfers competing for $1.7 million in prize money - a new high for the event.
Tournment organizers estimate the economic impact for the city to be between $10 million and $12 million. In addition to many other community events, the 2022 edition included opportunities for student golfers from both Lewisville and Little Elm ISDs to take swings with and learn from the professionals.
Mark your calendars for the next tournament, set for Oct. 2-8, 2023! Pictured are, from left, Teleki; The Colony Mayor Richard Boyer; and Mike McCabe from the Golf Clubs at the Tribute.