The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican brings the greatest female professional golfers in the world to the Tampa-Clearwater area!
Come check out the stars of the game like Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko and more. We invite you, your family and friends to come out and experience the excitement of women's professional golf at the pristine Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida.
Nelly Korda: Two-Time Defending Champion
Annika is often regarded as the greatest female golfer of our generation. During her 15-year, Hall-of-Fame career, she rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards, and changed the way women's golf was played, viewed, and covered.
She has amassed over 90 worldwide victories, including 72 on the LPGA and 11 Major Championships. Annika holds a record number of Rolex Player of the Year awards (eight) and Vare Trophies for the lowest scoring average in a season (six). As the only female to break 60 in an official event, she has been nicknamed "Ms. 59". Perhaps most notably, Annika received worldwide media attention when she became the first woman in 58 years to play in a PGA TOUR event at the 2003 Colonial Invitational.
The ANNIKA Foundation develops and empowers the next generation of women around the world through the game of golf. More specifically, we provide opportunities in women's golf at the junior, collegiate and professional levels while teaching young people the importance of personal development, including living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition.
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Pelican Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course designed with inspiration from Donald Ross' original layout, plays to a par 70 and nearly 7,000 yards. Pelican Golf Club features lush greenery, undulating terrain, and crushed quartz sand. Every detail has been artfully designed and planned to perfection.
Although the course is rooted in the beauty of old-world courses of the past, its infrastructure is state of the art. It features manicured fairways and uninterrupted rough with greens and tees maintained at the highest levels.
Dan Doyle Sr. and Dan Doyle Jr. - owners of Pelican Golf Club - are also highly committed to giving back in our community. Since they founded DEX Imaging in 2002, they've donated one third of all company profits to employees and local non-profits.
For more than 40 years, the Doyle family has impacted countless local nonprofits including Berkeley Preparatory School, Jesuit High School, Academy Prep, Morton Plant Mease Hospital, R'Club, PARC, National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican is proud to be hosted in Belleair, FL, a part of Pinellas County. Just 30 minutes from downtown Tampa and 15 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of St. Pete/ Clearwater, there is no better place for The Championship to be hosted.
The champion of the The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican adds her name to the winning city that includes 2-time Superbowl Champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2-time Stanley Cup Champions, Tampa Bay Lightning and 2021 AL East Champions, Tampa Bay Rays.
On Saturday, November 11, 2023, the Veterans Day celebration will honor the men and women who have served and are serving our country.
Join us at 8:30 a.m at the flag pole located off the 18th Green for a special celebration to honor our military. Patrons, players, caddies, members, and tournament staff were provided with American Flag pins, compliments of Pinch A Penny to wear. Caddies will wear special blue camouflage bibs.
On Hole 12, members of the military tended to an American Flag pin flag for players. All military (active, reserve, retired and veterans) plus one will receive complimentary admission to The 2023 ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican by showing proper identification at Admissions in exchange for a daily grounds pass. Military and their plus one also will have access to the Hero Outpost Presented by FedData, an exclusive covered viewing deck on the par-3 12th hole with complimentary snacks and beverages.
The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican in partnership with BayCare Health System pledged to donate $50 for every birdie scored during all four (4) rounds of the 2023 event to BayCare's Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation. This years proceeds will go toward promoting safe sleep for babies and funding height-adjustable bassinets and sleep sacks for babies.
The 120-player field in 2022 carded 958 total birdies as part of the "Birdies for Babies" charitable program, and that was during only 3 rounds! The tournament donated $47,900 to help fund new technology in the NICU.
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The LPGA is the world's leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA's official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women's Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
Follow the LPGA on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel, online at www.LPGA.com and on its mobile apps. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The LPGA and its tournament partners have donated more than $200 million to charities throughout the United States and in international territories. We take our place in the community seriously, whether it's visits to local schools or food banks, serving on community boards, or working with our partners and fans to funnel charity dollars to where they are needed most.