Locust Hill has served as the home for the LPGA for the last 37 years, but that is about to change. When asked following Sunday's win by Inbee Park, LPGA commissioner Mike Whan made no commitment to Locust Hill, but did say he expects the tournament to be in Rochester.
The good news is that Wegmans tournament officials are working to lock up a more long-term future and home for the LPGA Championship at Monroe Golf Club.
A reason for the move according to Whan is the negotiations with Monroe include trying to move the Wegman LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP dates to August next year to accommodate the U.S. Women’s Open being moved up in the LPGA schedule to June.
Apparently Wegmans is ready to remain the title sponsor moving foward. Wegmans has been operating under one-year agreements with the LPGA and Locust Hill the last two years.
Could Locust Hill be part of a rotation of courses in Rochester? Perhaps. Monroe Golf Club is a Donald Ross design which opened in 1924. It’s also home to the Monroe Invitational, a high profile men’s amateur event dating back to 1937
Lets all hope the LPGA returns and stay in Rochester for another 37 years