JM Eagle and Plastpro Announce Field of 144 Players to Receive Complimentary Lodging at the Upcoming JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro
Los Angeles’ Premier LPGA Tour Event, the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro is set to Return to Wilshire Country Club in Hollywood, April 22-28
Event to Feature an Elevated $3 Million Tournament Purse
Volunteer Registration Now Open at www.JMEagleLAChampionship.com
Tickets to Go on Sale in February
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2024 – With the 2024 LPGA Tour season kicking off this week, tournament officials announced today that the entire tournament field of 144 players competing in the upcoming JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro will receive complimentary lodging accommodations throughout tournament week, April 22-28, courtesy of title and presenting sponsors JM Eagle and Plastpro.
Walter and Shirley Wang, CEO’s of JM Eagle and Plastpro, will cover the lodging costs for all players competing in the 2024 JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro. Each player will be offered first-class hotel accommodations in Hollywood, along with complimentary VIP shuttle service to Wilshire Country Club throughout tournament week.
“To be successful on the LPGA Tour requires a lot of costs week-in and week-out to compete at the highest level. Shirley and I are honored to provide complimentary hotel accommodations for all of the players competing in our great championship,” said Walter Wang, Chairman and CEO of JM Eagle. “Covering the hotel costs underscores our commitment to elevating the player experience and elevating this championship to be the premier event on the LPGA Tour.”
“As the LPGA Tour continues to enhance opportunities for our athletes to reach their peak performance, we couldn’t be more appreciative of Walter and Shirley Wang for covering this added benefit during the JM Eagle LA Championship as they further elevate this premiere tournament,” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner. “We are grateful for the Wangs’ commitment to the LPGA Tour and our players through this initiative, and are excited to return Wilshire Country Club this April to showcase the Tour’s world-class talent on a global scale.”
Los Angeles’ premier LPGA Tour event, the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro is set to return to historic Wilshire Country Club in Hollywood competing for an elevated $3 million purse. In the tournament’s inaugural year in 2023, Walter and Shirley Wang doubled the tournament purse from $1.5 to $3 million – one of the first LPGA Tour events to feature a $3 million purse – and is now one of the largest prize funds on the LPGA Tour outside of major championships and the CME Group Tour Championship.
“Our commitment to the LPGA Tour and to the players is to provide a first-class experience that we all can be proud of,” said Shirley Wang, CEO of Plastpro. “Our goal is to be a leader in elevating women’s sports. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar with the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro for years to come.
The JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro will be in its second year in 2024, and overall, the sixth year the LPGA Tour has competed at Wilshire Country Club. In 2023, the Walter and Shirley Wang elevated the overall player experience with not only doubling the purse to $3 million but also including a VIP Pro-Am Party that included more than $75,000 in giveaways to the LPGA Tour players. More than 100 LPGA players attended the VIP Pro-Am Party in 2023.
JM Eagle is the world’s largest pipe manufacturer, an innovative leader that combines advanced technology with superior customer service to create the industry’s most sophisticated and diverse products. Walter Wang is the Chairman and CEO of JM Eagle. Plastpro, founded by Shirley Wang, is the leading manufacturer of fiberglass entry doors. Based in Los Angeles, Walter and Shirley Wang are heavily involved in philanthropic initiatives throughout the world through their companies and the Walter and Shirley Wang Foundation.
Volunteer Registration Now Open: Volunteer registration for the JM Eagle LA Championship is now open. Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate their time to serve critical needs such as marshaling, scoring, transportation, hospitality services and many other important roles. The JM Eagle LA Championship is seeking more than 500 volunteers to fill a variety of roles tournament week. The $65 package includes an official tournament branded golf shirt, a hat or visor, volunteer pin, one volunteer badge allowing on course access and free parking all week; four daily grounds tickets; and free breakfast and lunch for each day worked. For more information on volunteering for the 2024 JM Eagle LA Championship, visit www.jmeaglelachampionship.com/volunteer.
The JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro takes place at historic Wilshire Country Club in the heart of Hollywood. Wilshire Country Club has a long history of hosting professional golf events. Since 2018, the LPGA Tour has staged its premiere Los Angeles LPGA event at Wilshire Country Club and is one of the select few venues to host events on the LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.
In 2023, major champion Hannah Green captured her first LPGA Tour win in four years via a two-hole playoff. Past champions at Wilshire Country Club include Nasa Hataoka, Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee and Moriya Jutanugarn.
Tournament officials will be announcing in the coming weeks additional information and enhancements on the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro. Tickets will go on sale to the general public in February. For more information on the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro, visit www.JMEagleLAChampionship.com. Follow the tournament on X (formerly Twitter), Instagram and Facebook @JMEagleLAChamp.
About JM Eagle
JM Eagle is the world’s largest and most complete manufacturer of plastic pipe – an innovative leader that combines advanced technology with superior customer service to create the industry’s most sophisticated and diverse products. Formed in 2007 via the merger of J-M Manufacturing and PW Eagle, JM Eagle is the only manufacturer to offer a 50-year warranty on its thermal-engineered plastic pipe products. JM Eagle ships its full range of products to international destinations all over the world. For more information, visit www.jmeagle.com.
Plastpro Inc. is an established leading manufacturer of fiberglass entry doors and has been in business since 1994. Plastpro has always believed in providing a superior product with the best value, technology, and commitment to its customers. Plastpro introduced the first fiberglass door with composite stiles and rails, HydroShield technology, and composite Polyfiber (PF) Frames to the industry. To learn more about Plastpro Inc., please visit https://www.plastproinc.com/.
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About the LPGA
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is the world’s premier women’s professional golf organization. Created in 1950 by 13 pioneering female Founders, the LPGA, whose members now represent more than 60 countries, is the longest-standing professional women’s sports organization. Through the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour, the LPGA Professionals, and a joint venture with the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA provides female professionals the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the game of golf at the highest level. In addition to its professional tours and teaching accreditation programs, the LPGA features a fully integrated Foundation, which provides best-in-class programming for female golfers through its junior golf programming, and its LPGA Amateurs division, which offers its members playing and learning opportunities around the world. LPGA aims to use its unique platform to inspire, transform and advance opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course.
About the LPGA Tour
The LPGA Tour is the world’s leading competitive destination for the best female professional golfers in the world. The Tour hosts more than 30 annual events across 10 countries for over 200 Active Players, awarding total prize funds exceeding $118 million and reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. Follow the LPGA Tour on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel.