Chaska Rotarian Scott Knight introduced Marcia Lockman, who shared information about the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship to be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club, June 18-25, 2019. The week of the tournament will also contain a leadership summit for young women to hear speakers and attend workshops, with the intent to inspire women to professional development, advancement and greatness. The Women’s PGA Championship’s primary sponsor is KPMG, one of the big four international auditing firms. Its CEO believes in supporting and empower women and one way is through this tournament and leadership summit, Lockman said.
156 women golfers have been invited and Marcia believes the top 100 women golfers will attend. Daily attendance is expected to be 5,000 to 10,000, so local businesses as should be preparing to take advantage of this event. Entry fees for the event are very low ($15-$30) for adults, and free for active duty and veteran service members. Youth volunteers
(14-22) will be needed to be standard bearers and about 1,500 other volunteers will be needed.