“This is an exciting development for Longbow Golf Club and for the surrounding community,” said Bob McNichols, developer of the Golf Club. “We’re thrilled to once again host the Symetra Tour at Longbow Golf Club, while bringing LPGA and Symetra Tour players, tournament officials and visitors to Mesa, nearby hotels and restaurants in late August. Because of the cancellation of the Volvik LPGA Founders Cup in March, the Symetra Tour event in August will be the only opportunity for LPGA competitive women’s golf to be played in Arizona in the year 2020. We look forward to working with the LPGA Founders Cup, Symetra Tour staff and supporters in filling a void by bringing this new event to Arizona.”
Longbow Golf Club is no stranger to hosting competitive events and tournaments. The Ken Kavanaugh-designed golf course has hosted the AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic for 10-plus years, has been the host site of the LPGA Symetra Tour Gateway Classic, as well as tournaments for the AGA, USGA, NCAA, NJCAA, AJGA, JGAA as well as high school practice and competition and a major instruction programming site for The First Tee of Phoenix.