The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will welcome families, foodies and golf fans from across the Midwest to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a golf tournament June 16-19 at Blythefield Country Club.
“While we’re excited to bring the tournament back at the large scale that our community remembers from previous years, we’ve refreshed it with new elements that will further set our LPGA experience apart,” said Cathy Cooper, executive director of the Meijer LPGA Classic. “With the introduction of our new premium hospitality experience, J Brewers, and the expansion of our Grand Taste viewing areas and concessions, this year’s event will offer more than ever before, all in support of the same great cause – feeding our neighbors in need.”
J Brewers, named in honor of the financier who purchased the land where Blythefield now stands, will offer a hospitality experience located off the fourth fairway where the Grand Taste food pavilions were previously located. J Brewers will replace Grand Taste; it will be a more than 20,0000-square-foot pavilion that offers elevated food and beverage pairings curated and prepared by local and minority-owned restaurants.
Daily tickets for access to the J Brewers pavilion cost $75 apiece. Those tickets are day specific and are available Friday through Sunday.
J Brewers tickets will offer attendees access to:
- A terrace for live, front-row views of the on-course action;
- Television viewing of both the U.S. Open and Meijer LPGA Classic;
- A vibrant, fun atmosphere with upscale seating areas; and
- All-you-can-eat access to food and beverage items, featuring local vendors and premium cocktails.
“The Meijer LPGA Classic offers an experience unlike any other tournament on the LPGA tour,” Cooper said. “The level of premium hospitality offered by J Brewers is usually reserved only for sponsors at most tournaments, so to offer it to the public at an attainable price point is truly unique. You simply can’t buy another ticket like it on the tour.”
General admission tickets cost $10 apiece and are valid any one day, Thursday through Sunday, while weekly tickets cost $25 and are valid all week. Kids, ages 17 and under, will once again receive free admission with a ticketed adult.
General admission tickets include general grounds access to the tournament, public viewing bleacher seating and various Grand Taste viewing and concessions areas located throughout the course. The Discovery Land and Family Village will again return as a destination for kids and families and will be free and open to the public.
“To better support our local restaurant partners amidst ongoing staffing shortages, we decided to transition their offerings into our concession tents at the Grand Taste viewing areas,” Cooper said. “This is especially exciting because it means everyone gets to experience the fun of Grand Taste’s local offerings at an affordable price without needing a special ticket.”
The 2022 Meijer LPGA Classic will host a full field of 144 of the best women golfers for 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. Proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will once again benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. The 2021 tournament raised $1.1 million for local food pantries through Simply Give. In total, the seven tournaments have generated more than $8.5 million for the Meijer Simply Give program.
For more information or to register, visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.