DALLAS, Texas (May 23, 2021) – The Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open at Firewheel Golf Park is set for June 2-4. This year’s championship is presented by Visit Garland and will be conducted at Firewheel Golf Park – Bridges Course (Masters/Champion) in Garland, Texas.
The 54-hole stroke play event will consist of approximately 144 professionals and amateurs competing for a $70,000 projected purse. The field will play 36-holes before being cut to the low 50 scores and ties. The champion will take home a first-place prize of $13,500.
The field will include the following exempt players should they choose to participate: (1) Past champions; (2) Top 10 professionals and ties from the 2020 Texas Women’s Open; (3) Top 5 amateurs and ties from the 2020 Texas Women’s Open; (4) LPGA Tour Members; (5) Symetra Tour Members with Priority A or Priority C status; (6) 11 exemptions from Junior Tour qualifying.
Unless otherwise exempt, amateurs who are 17 years of age or younger (as of Wednesday, June 2, 2021) shall gain access to the Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open at Firewheel Golf Park via qualifying tournaments conducted by the following organizations: Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour (All American Tour), Southern Texas PGA Junior Tour (Prestige Tour) and Legends Junior Tour. Additional information on specific qualifying tournaments can be found on each respective organization’s website.
The deadline for the 2021 Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open at Firewheel Golf Park is quickly approaching. The entry deadline for contestants is Thursday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Online registration is available at www.ntpga.com. Contestants do not have to be residents of Texas to play.
The Women’s Texas Open was played from 1935 – 1955. Over the span of two decades, the event was held 17 times – 13 years at River Crest Country Club and four years at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. The event was conducted by the Fort Worth Women’s Golf Association, supervised by River Crest’s longtime professional A.G. Mitchell, and was last played in 1955.
Some of the game’s greatest names captured the event including Babe Zaharias who won the title five times, Aniela Goldthwaite, a three-time winner, and Betsy Rawls, Beverly Hanson, Polly Riley, and Betty Jameson who each captured the title twice.
The event was revived in 2001 by the Northern Texas PGA to promote the game to female golfers throughout the region and the name was changed to the Texas Women’s Open.
For further information about the 2021 Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open at Firewheel Golf Park, please visit the Northern Texas PGA website at www.ntpga.com.