Nantucket LPGA Update

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Nantucket LPGA Update

Nantucket & Company, led by Richard Turer, is continuing with efforts to bring a LPGA annual event to Nantucket beginning September 2015. The event would contribute significantly to the economy of the island and generate awareness for Nantucket as a great fall destination for non-golfers and golfers alike.

In August, 2013 the commissioners of the Nantucket Land Bank, owners of Miacomet Golf Course, voted unanimously to explore the concept of hosting such an event. The vote was followed by two visits by the LPGA, leading to an endorsement of Miacomet Golf Club and Nantucket enabling the island to compete for one of the few remaining spaces available on the tour.

“Many companies have expressed interest for sponsorship positions beginning 2015,” said Turer.  I am pleased that the LPGA continues to support our efforts and that a September tournament date remains available. That said, there is more work to do to make this a reality”

The proposed week-long event, including a Pro-Am tournament, would require more than $4 million in sponsorship funding. Since 1981, the cumulative charitable donations from the LPGA and its tournaments have totaled more than $211 million. It is anticipated The Nantucket LPGA Tournament and Pro Am will be an important benefactor to the island.

Nantucket & Company is working with Eiger Marketing Group (EMG) of Greenwich, CT to assist in tournament planning and sponsorship procurement.  EMG currently operates the Shoprite LPGA Classic in Atlantic City, NJ, one of the most successful stops on the tour. It is anticipated EMG would operate Nantucket’s event. “Eiger is thrilled to be assisting in this effort,” said Tim Erensen, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Eiger Marketing Group. “My family visits Nantucket often and our company is committed to delivering a world-class event meant to appeal to residents and visitors alike while benefitting the community-at-large.”

Nantucket & Company has worked closely with many island organizations necessary to make such an event become a reality. The municipality, transportation companies, lodging association, real estate association and many residents have participated in our efforts, and have played a critical role in our progress. “We are now in the process of establishing an Advisory Board,” said Turer, “and will formalize membership in the weeks ahead. I am grateful to those expressing interest to date including Alan Costa, John Daniels, David Callahan, Robert DeCosta, Rich Gotham, Joe Hale, Harris MacNeill, Barry White and Bunny Wullschleger.”  

“We remain hopeful and will support Nantucket & Company in its efforts to bring the LPGA tour to such a unique destination,” noted Ricki Lasky, Vice-President, Tournament Business Affairs, LPGA.  “Nantucket is a beautiful island, Miacomet is an award-winning course, and September is the perfect time to be there.  The entire golf community is cheering for this event to happen.”  

PHOTO CAPTION:  Conducting Miacomet Golf Club site inspection last fall, from left to right: Brad Alexander, Lead Rules Official, LPGA; Sean Oberly, Miacomet Superintendent; Alan Costa, Miacomet President. Miacomet Golf Club subsequently named New England Course of the Year.

CONTACT:  Nantucket & Company.  PO Box 491, Nantucket, 02554.  (508)-296-3225

 

 

 

Congratulations, Miacomet.
This fall, within days of the LPGA visiting and approving the course for LPGA play, Miacomet was recognized as the best public course in the Northeast. Kharma. And just weeks ago, Miacomet attended an event in Florida where they were recognized as top 5 in the country. Congratulations to Al Costa and his management team. And thanks to the Land Bank for preserving this space and making it available to the public. It could have been a housing development. Watch the link! http://vimeo.com/79732863
New Advisors join Nantucket LPGA Initiative. More wanted.

 

Brent Tartelella and William P. Kupper have joined the Board of Advisors helping to bring this world class event to Nantucket for September 2015. 

Brent is currently participates as Masters Tournament - Member/Player Pavillion at Augusta National Golf Club and is General Manager at The Westmoor Club.  Brent has also managed the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the Chevy Chase Club and the Baltimore Country Club.  He has been a host property for PGA tournaments and brings a fantastic perspective as island resident and event manager.

Bill is currently a Board Member at Cygnus Business Media, the publisher of Golfweek, a Corporate Council Member at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the Great Point Chairman at Trustees of Reservation.  Previous to that, Bill was President at Business Week, a McGraw Hill Company.  He and his wife own a home on Nantucket and have a long history of supporting island causes.

For more information or to contribute to this effort, please email [email protected] or call 508-296-3225.

New Advisors join Nantucket LPGA Initiative. More wanted.

 

Brent Tartemella and William P. Kupper have joined the Board of Advisors helping to bring this world class event to Nantucket for September 2015. 

Brent is currently participates as Masters Tournament - Member/Player Pavillion at Augusta National Golf Club and is General Manager at The Westmoor Club.  Brent has also managed the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the Chevy Chase Club and the Baltimore Country Club.  He has been a host property for PGA tournaments and brings a fantastic perspective as island resident and event manager.

Bill is currently a Board Member at Cygnus Business Media, the publisher of Golfweek, a Corporate Council Member at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the Great Point Chairman at Trustees of Reservation.  Previous to that, Bill was President at Business Week, a McGraw Hill Company.  He and his wife own a home on Nantucket and have a long history of supporting island causes.

For more information or to contribute to this effort, please email [email protected] or call 508-296-3225.

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