R+L Carriers Presents 2016 Coates Golf Championship

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Coates Golf Championship February 1-6, 2016

For the second straight year, R+L Carriers will be the presenting sponsor of the Coates Golf Championship. The event, which will take place at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is set for February 1-6, 2016 in Ocala, FL.

About the Tournament

The Coates Golf Championship is an official LPGA Tour event that features the top female golfers in the world. It’s a four-day, 72-hole stoke play competition with the winner taking home $1.5 million. The Golden Ocala course is designed by celebrity golfer Ron Garl features holes modeled after Augusta National, St. Andrews and Baltusrol.

Media Day

On Wednesday January 20, over 200 people gathered to kick off the 2016 Coates Golf Championship. The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) hosted Media Day at Golden Ocala. Among those who spoke to the crowd were CEP president & CEO Kevin Sheilley , Senior Vice President of Tournament Business Affairs & LPGA Properties Ricki Lasky, 2015 Coates Golf champion Na Yeon Choi, Golden Ocala General Manager Joe Donnelly and Coates Golf founder Molly Coates. Excitement filled the room in preparation of the 2016 tournament in February. Of course, the first thing on the agenda was to take a selfie!


Schedule of Events

The action on the course starts February 1st with an all-day professional practice and an off-site qualifier at Ocala National Golf Club. On Tuesday, February 2nd the Coates Golf Championship Pro-Am gets underway. The first round of Coates Golf Championship action starts Wednesday, February 3rd. National television coverage on the Golf Channel will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Coverage continues with the second and third round on Thursday and Friday, with national television coverage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 8-10 p.m. respectively. All day final round of the championship will take place Saturday, February 6th, with national television coverage from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those attending the Coates Golf Championship can enjoy the inaugural Craft Beer Festival Wednesday, February 3rd through Saturday, February 6th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  A selection of food trucks will also be at Golden Ocala for spectator dining serving lunch and dinner during the week of the event.

Throughout the tournament, our  #RLDrives Contest on Twitter will give fans a chance to win golf balls and a brand new driver. For tournament news and photos follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.



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