Ladies golf readies to tee off

| March 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

2023 LPGA WINNER at Wilshire Country Club, Hannah Green, poses with tournament sponsors Shirley and Walter Wang.

Tickets are on sale for this year’s Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) championship tournament at Wilshire Country Club. The tournament is four days, April 25-28, with a field of 144 of the top women golfers in the world. Tickets range in price from free (for military and first responders and a child under 18 accompanied by a paid adult) to hundreds of dollars for premium club seating with complimentary food and beverage. Regular daily grounds passes are $25, with a grounds pass for the entire tournament being only $45. Ticketing and other information can be found online at:

Purse increased

On Monday, March 22, Walter and Shirley Wang — CEOs, respectively, of tournament sponsors JM Eagle and Plastpro — announced that the 2024 tournament purse will increase from $3 million to $3.75 million, the largest prize fund on the LPGA Tour outside of the major championships.

At the Monday press conference, Mr. and Mrs. Wang said, “Our commitment to the LPGA, to the players and to the spectators is to continue to lead the way in shining an increased spotlight on women’s sports and promoting a more equitable landscape for female golfers, one tournament at a time.”

Top players attending

Early commitments for the tournament are headlined by the top four players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings: No. 1 and Los Angeles resident Lilia Vu; Nelly Korda (No. 2), Celine Boutier (No. 3) and Ruoning Yin (No. 4). Defending champion Hannah Green is set to return, joining past champions at Wilshire Country Club including Nasa Hataoka (2022), Minjee Lee (2019) and Moriya Jutanugarn (2018).


The JM Eagle LA Championship is now seeking more than 500 volunteers to fill a variety of roles — such as marshaling, scoring, hospitality, transportation — during tournament week. For a volunteer’s $65 payment, he or she receives: 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. Learn more at:

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