What you need to know: PXG Women’s Match Play Championship

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About the tournament

The PXG Women’s Match Play Championship is a back-to-back tournament series with the first week of 54-holes of stroke play being contested on King & Bear Golf Course from Oct. 26-28.  The second tournament is a 64-woman Match-Play tournament, seeded by the stroke play event, with its own unique format.

The 64 competitors will be split into 16 four-player groups. Each player will play each group member twice in nine-hole head-to-head matches. Each hole is worth one point to be either won, lost or halved. The winner of each of those nine-hole matches will also receive a bonus point.

After her six matches, the player with the most cumulative points advances to the Knockout Rounds, starting with the Round of 16. Pool Play will be contested on Nov. 1 and 2, beginning at 9 a.m. The Round of 16 and the quarterfinal matches will be played on Nov. 3 starting at 9 a.m.

The semifinal matches will commence at 9 a.m. Nov. 4, following by the consolation match and then the Championship Match.

Parking and admission

Admission and parking for fans will be free with website registration, courtesy of official printing partner, Kessler Creative, a St. Johns County-based, woman-owned print marketing firm.

“The goal is for people to see these amazing female athletes play, and we want to provide that experience at no charge to our community,” said president Dina Kessler. Kessler Creative is creating all the on-course and promotional signage for the competition.

Prizes

In addition to $50,000 in prize money and a PXG equipment and apparel stipend, players will compete for a one-of-a-kind trophy supplied by Ocean Sole Africa, a Ponte Vedra Beach-based nonprofit that fashions sculptures out of recycled flip-flops from Kenya.

The 2021 PXG Women’s Match Play Championship will receive a manatee sculpture resting on top of a piece of driftwood found on a local Northeast Florida beach. It was created by Kenyan artist Mwrani and took her 22.5 hours to make and used more than 40 pounds of recycled rubber flip flops.

Ocean Sole Africa will also provide similarly crafted one-of-a-kind trophies for the runner up and each semifinalist, as well as for the stroke play winner and runner up. 

Music

Nashville band Them Vibes, founded and managed by Ponte Vedra native Kim Paige, will be the featured band in the St. Johns County VCB Between the Tournaments Concert, hosted by the Jacksonville International Airport. The invitation-only VIP concert will be held on Oct. 30 at the host hotel, the Marriott World Golf Village Renaissance Resort Hotel.

Other opportunities

Information on elevated hospitality opportunities, Pro-Am spots, tickets, key sponsorships and volunteering is available on the tournament website at www.PXGWPC.com and by calling MediaShare Consulting Group at 904-838-4962. Interested people may reach the tournament office by email at mberman@mediashareconsulting.com.

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