In 2011, the Swinging Skirts Golf Club surprised the world when they successfully hosted the Swinging Skirts TLPGA Invitational as a single host unit, and Yani Tseng from Taiwan took home the championship trophy in the inaugural game. In the following year, Swinging Skirts expanded the player field to a World Ladies Masters, and Korean Choi Na-yeon was crowned the winner. In the third year, Korean-born New Zealand prodigy Lydia Ko displayed sensational skills, coming back from trailing by one stroke to winning the championship.
In 2014, the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation crossed the Pacific to the United States, becoming the title sponsor of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic held in San Francisco. In 2015, they expanded the player field once again, while also increasing the purse to US$2 million. Then-No. 1-ranked Lydia Ko managed to defend her crown both years. Last year, in the final year of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic held at the Lake Merced Golf Club, Japanese Haru Nomura prevailed from the group, scoring a total of 279 (-9) and winning by 4 strokes, en route to her second LPGA title of the year.
Over the past few years, the Swinging Skirts Golf Club has not only showed the Americans how flourishing Taiwanese women’s golf has developed by reaching the other side of the Pacific, but has also built a diplomatic bridge of sports between Taiwan and the United States through golf and other related art exhibitions.
The Swinging Skirts Foundation is returning to Taiwan in 2017, becoming the title sponsor of the finest sporting event in Taiwan—the 2017 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship—with a purse of US$2.2 million. We sincerely invite all the fans to come to the Miramar Golf Country Club in Linkou District to witness this world-class battle!
To Be Continued…