Murray Bros. CaddyShack to host charity pro-am party of PXG Women’s Match Play Championship

Manifest Distillery, Proximo Spirits, St. Francis Winery to co-host as official beverage partner

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Murray Bros. CaddyShack at World Golf Village will play host to the Pairings Party for the INK! Charity Pro-am presented by Davidson Realty, the official charity pro-am of October’s PXG Women’s Match Play Championship.

The pairings party will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, the evening before the official pro-am tournament, being held at King & Bear Golf Course.

Investing in Kids (INK!) is the event’s charitable beneficiary. A not-for-profit organization, INK! raises money for notably underserved public schools in St. Johns County.

The pro-am will feature 32 teams, each consisting of three amateurs and one of the professional female players participating in the PXGWMPC. In the scramble format, the professional player’s ball is actually “in play” for the team and there is prize money on the line, guaranteeing the amateurs seeing some great playing. Invited to the Pro-am Pairings Party will be all the amateurs participating in the tournament, and all 64 of the professional women golfers participating in the championship, which begins on Oct. 26. Sponsors and other VIPs will also be in attendance, including members of the St. Johns County Commissioners and its committees.

“The pro-am is designed to be a meaningful day for INK! and a fun time for the players, professional and amateur. Who better than the folks at CaddyShack to provide the perfect back drop to what will be an inspiring day on the course the following day?” said Mark D. Berman, who’s MediaShare Consulting Group is producing the PXG Women’s Match Play Championship and the Pro-am.

Added Mac Haskell, owner and CEO of Murray Bros. CaddyShack: “We’re going to celebrate the kickoff of this unique Championship, and the young professional female athletes and guests will certainly be treated to a first-class experience.”

Co-hosting the Pairings Party is Jacksonville company Manifest Distillery, Maestro Dobel Tequila and St Francis Winery, Sonoma. Each will be providing spirits and wine for the event and serve as official beverage companies for the championship.

The PXG Women’s Match Play Championship is one of 14 official events on the Women’s All Pro Tour. The WAPT is the official qualifying tour for the LPGA’s Symetra Tour, providing more opportunities for women to play professional golf and offers its winners exemptions into Symetra Tour events.The PXG Women’s Match Play Championship will feature 64 female professionals who are pursuing their dream of playing on the LPGA Tour. The golfers will battle it out over two weeks in two separate, but connected, tournaments. The first week will feature a 54-hole stroke-play format on the King & Bear course, which will also seed the second week’s event, a 64-woman match play championship at Slammer & Squire. There will be no cut in the stroke-play event and all players will advance to the match play tournament. Each tournament will have its own prize purse and the winner of the match play event will also earn the title PXG Women’s Match Play Champion.
The tournament will also celebrate women’s initiatives by providing programming such as leadership forums, executive networking, and education. The programming is being developed and provided by Generation W, a national nonprofit founded and led by Donna Orender and based in Jacksonville Beach.

In addition to Title Sponsor, PXG, the tournament proudly celebrates its Founding Partners: the Murgado Automotive Group and its Bentley Jacksonville and Maserati Jacksonville dealerships, SQAIRZ Golf Shoes and OnPoint Ball Markers. Official Media Partners include Kessler Creative, ActionNews FOX30 and CBS 47, the Jacksonville Business Journal and the Ponte Vedra Recorder.

Information on elevated hospitality opportunities, pro-am spots, tickets, key sponsorships and volunteering is available at www.PXGWPC.com and by calling MediaShare Consulting Group at (904) 838-4962 or by emailing at mberman@mediashareconsulting.com.

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