LPGA’s Symetra Tour coming to Raven’s Claw

Announced last month on GolfTalk Live, the LPGA's Symetra Tour is coming to Raven's Claw. GolfTalk Live host Tony Leodora chats with Raven's Claw owner Bob Davis during the broadcast. (MONTCO.Today file photo)

During a special broadcast recording of the GolfTalk Live Radio Show at the Raven’s Claw Golf Course in Limerick Friday afternoon, area Montgomery County officials discussed more information about the Valley Forge Invitational, a Symetra Tour being held at the golf course in Montgomery County.

The segment aired Saturday morning, click on the Golf Talk Live 2017 11-11 link.

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While enjoying a happy hour celebration and Sessano’s famous roast pork sandwiches, GolfTalk Live Host, Tony Leodora, asked his guests about what the pro golf event will mean for the region.

Raven’s Claw owner, Bob Davis, talked about the excitement in bringing the LPGA qualifier to Montco.

Lisa Karl, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, shared VFTCB’s efforts, building the golf brand in Montgomery County, supporting area businesses, and the economic impact.

Now in its 37th year, the Symetra Tour averages anywhere from 5,000-10,000 people in attendance, depending on weather, and publicity. Montgomery County can expect 400-600 room nights from the event at the Raven’s Claw Golf Club in Limerick May 21-26, 2018, according to Symetra officials.

The economic impact from the tour stop ranges from $600,000 to $1 million, officials said.

Montgomery County native golfer Emily Gimpel talked about what life is like on the Symetra Tour, and how proud and happy she is to be able to play near her home with local friends and family nearby for support.

More than 400 LPGA titles have been won by former Symetra Tour players, and more than 160 countries around the world watch the stars of the LPGA every week, according to Symetra officials.

To hear the broadcast click here 

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