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November 17-22, 2009 The Houstonian Golf & Country Club O Richmond, Texas

2009 PA R T N E R PA C K A G E S Angela Stanford LPGA Professional


It is my pleasure to formally welcome you to the 2009 LPGA Tour Championship. We are delighted to bring women’s professional golf back to Texas, and invite you to be part of this season-ending event, as the world’s best compete for their share of a $1.5 million dollar purse and the chance to make LPGA history. A partnership with the LPGA Tour Championship not only offers the chance to reward your clients with unparalleled access to the thrills of competition, but also provides a way for you to specifically market your brand to a wonderfully diverse and captive audience. The enclosed document outlines the various sponsorship opportunities available for the 2009 championship, which will take place November 17-22 against the magnificent backdrop of The Houstonian Golf & Country Club. Whether you are interested in playing alongside some the best female players in the world, advertising on one of the golf course’s signature holes, or entertaining guests in a luxury skybox throughout the week, there are options available to suit every budget. On behalf of IMG, The Houstonian Golf & Country Club and the Ladies Professional Golf Association, I sincerely hope you will consider aligning your brand with one of the premier tournaments on the LPGA Tour. Thank you in advance for your support. Sincerely,

Becky Newell Tournament Director

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the 2009 LPGA Tour Championship

The Houstonian Golf & Country Club welcomes the top 120 LPGA players to test their game against the water, wind, pines and pecans adorning the quiet little town of Richmond, Texas. Elite competitors from across the globe will finish the season in a contest to discover who shall earn the title of the world’s best in women’s golf for 2009. Who will emerge as the reigning face of the LPGA? THE FIELD Lorena Ochoa

Paula Creamer

Yani Tseng

Morgan Pressel

Angela Stanford

Michelle Wie

Natalie Gulbis

Cristie Kerr

“I am very excited that the LPGA is returning to Texas. I grew up in The Woodlands, so I am looking forward to playing in front of family and friends in the Houston area. It’s hard to believe with all the great golf courses in Texas that it has taken so long for the LPGA to come back, but I believe it will be a great event and I’m looking forward to it.” Stacy Lewis LPGA Professional


THE HOUSTONIAN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Sprinkled with native pines and coppiced pecans, The Houstonian Golf & Country Club enjoys a pristine perch amid the meandering bayous of south Texas. The Club boasts a Reese-Jones designed course, tournament tennis courts, state-of-the-art workout facilities and the luxurious, full service, four-star Trellis – The Spa.

I T TA K E S A U N I Q U E B R E E D … Texas carries with it the mystique of cowboys, outlaws and gunslingers. In the 19th century, it became a place to escape and disappear to make one’s own. Some dared not go. Some never made it out. In the end, the state itself has represented the dream so many have sought in their journeys to Texas. It has been its own Republic with its own self-sustaining resources and unwavering fortitude. Texas welcomes the world of women’s golf, and is curious to see who can hack it. Michelle Wie

LPGA Professional

And to top it off, The Houstonian is home to 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera’s putting coach Charlie Epps.


FA C T S H E E T D ate

November 17-22, 2009 V en u e

The Houstonian Golf & Country Club 12600 Houstonian Drive O Richmond, TX 77407 281.494.4244 Purse

$1.5 Million F ield

120 Top Ranked LPGA Players of 2009 as determined by the Official LPGA Money List F o r m at

72-Hole Stroke Play, Inclusive 4-Day Event T elevi s i o n

Golf Channel I nf o r m ati o n

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Yani Tseng

LPGA Professional


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS T u e s d ay, N o ve m b er 1 7

LPGA Practice Rounds All Day (No ticket required for entry)

F rid ay, N o ve m b er 2 0 Second Round LPGA Competition (Cut made to low 70 players)

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S at u rd ay, N o ve m b er 2 1

Championship Pro-Am Competition

Third Round LPGA Competition (Cut made to low 30 players)

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First Round LPGA Competition

S u nd ay, N o ve m b er 2 2

Final Round LPGA Competition (Awards ceremony immediately following play)


H OS P I TA L I T Y PA C K A G E S

Take full advantage of one of the most unique ways to make an impression on your clients. See all the excitement on-course while enjoying world-class service and the natural Texas ambience of one of the premier golf courses in Texas. Packages start at $1,500.


Pa rtner Sk y b o x

$15,000 (20 seat skybox); $7,500 (10 seat skybox) LIMITED AVAILABILITY This is your chance to get up close and personal with the LPGA Tour. Your company will receive a private skybox located at the 18th green of the prestigious Houstonian Golf & Country Club. O Seating for 10 or 20 Thursday – Sunday O Light snacks and beverages included (standard menu applies but upgraded food and beverage menus are available at an additional cost) O Access to upgraded restrooms O Security and credential check at entry

L o ne Sta r Pavili o n

$30,000 This package includes a Presenting Sponsorship for the Lone Star Pavilion. This venue is nestled on the 17th green/18th tee and allows exclusive access for your clients, customers and employees. Watch the world-class action from this key location on the golf course, featuring a panoramic view, observation deck, private restrooms and comfortable guest seating. O Food & beverage available for purchase O Access to upgraded restrooms O Security and credential check at entry Additional Amenities: O Twenty-five (25) Lone Star Pavilion Passes, valid Thursday – Sunday O Twenty-five (25) weekly grounds Natalie Gulbis passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday LPGA Professional

O Fifteen (15) daily grounds passes, valid any single day, Wednesday – Sunday O Ten (10) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Individual weekly and daily passes valid Thursday – Sunday are available or purchase

T icket Pa ck a ge Opti o n s

Eagle Package - $2,500

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O One round of golf for a foursome at The Houstonian Golf & Country Club (subject to specified dates and times) Complimentary Sponsor Gift Six (6) passes to the Lone Star Pavilion Thursday – Sunday Eighteen (18) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday Fifty (50) daily grounds passes, valid any single day, Wednesday – Sunday Twelve (12) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday

Birdie Package - $1,500 O Complimentary Sponsor Gift O Four (4) passes to the Lone Star Pavilion Thursday – Sunday O Fifteen (15) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Twenty-five (25) daily grounds passes, valid any single day, Wednesday – Sunday O Ten (10) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday All hospitality options include the following:

O Complimentary Official Tournament Programs and Daily Pairings Guides O Sponsor listing on Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website O Television and computerized scorings displays

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pr o - a m pa ck a ge s

Test your skills against the Tour’s best. Or provide your clients with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete against the LPGA’s premier players. And be sure to bring your A game. Packages start at $5,000.


Pro-Am Team

Four amateur players $16,000 Individual spot $5,000 The LPGA Tour Championship Pro-Am competition will be held on Wednesday, November 18. Each amateur foursome will be paired with one LPGA Tour Professional. Each LPGA Tour Championship Pro-Am playing position includes: O One (1) playing position in the Wednesday Pro-Am O One (1) Pro-Am contestant badge for tournament admission, valid Wednesday – Sunday

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One (1) Pro-Am guest badge for tournament admission, valid Wednesday – Sunday Two (2) invitations to the Pro-Am Draw Party Two (2) invitations to the Pro-Am Awards Reception One (1) Pro-Am gift bag Six (6) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday Eight (8) daily grounds passes, valid any single day, Wednesday – Sunday Two (2) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday

P r o - A m Sched u le O O O

Tuesday, November 17 Pro-Am Draw Party Wednesday, November 18 Official Pro-Am (Tee times begin at 7:00 am) Wednesday, November 18 Pro-Sm Awards Reception (immediately following play)

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b r a nding o pp o rt u nitie s

Promote your brand on the LPGA’s biggest stage. On-course signage, sponsorship ads and exhibition tents are just some of the unique advertising options available. Opportunities start at $3,500.


C a ddie Bi b s / Q u iet P le a s e Pa ddle s

$12,000

H o le Sp o n s o r s hip

$9,500

Showcase your corporate brand prominently via the tournament caddie bibs and quiet please paddles. Caddie bibs are worn by LPGA Tour caddies throughout tournament competition. Quiet Please Paddles are held by volunteer marshals on the golf course to assist with gallery control. Both opportunities provide great on-site and television exposure. Additional amenities: O Fifteen (15) weekly grounds passes, ten (10) daily grounds passes, and two (2) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website

Sta nd a rd s

$12,000 Standards follow every group and keep galleries updated on players’ scores. Your company name or logo will be prominently displayed on each standard. Additional amenities: O Fifteen (15) weekly grounds passes, ten (10) daily grounds passes, and two (2) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website

Your company logo will be featured at a specific hole throughout tournament week. Additional amenities: O Fifteen (15) weekly grounds passes, ten (10) daily grounds passes, and two (2) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website

V o l u nteer Unif o r m Sp o n s o r

$28,500

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Your company logo will be prominently displayed on the left sleeve of all the volunteer uniform shirts. With 700+ volunteers working at the tournament this is a great way to advertise your company. Additional amenities: O Company logo on all volunteer uniforms O Logo on electronic leader board rotation O Ten (10) Lone Star Pavilion passes, valid Thurday – Sunday, fifteen (15) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday, thirty (30) daily grounds passes that allow access to the tournament on any single day of the event and four (4) weekly parking passes O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website

Lorena Ochoa

LPGA Professional

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V o l u nteer T ent

$10,000 This package offers your company the opportunity to target a key lifeline of the tournament, Volunteers. Your company would receive virtually unlimited exposure to 700+ volunteers at the LPGA Tour Championship. Corporate signage will be displayed throughout the Volunteer Headquarters as well as at any key volunteer locations. All volunteer correspondence and printed materials would feature your company logo and message. Additional amenities: O Fifteen (15) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday, thirty (30) daily grounds passes that allow access to the tournament on any single day of the event and four (4) weekly parking passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website

T icket B a ck Sp o n s o r s hip

$8,500 The LPGA Tour Championship will produce over 30,000 paper tickets making the ticket back an excellent opportunity to advertise your company name, logo or message to our sponsors and the general public. O Your corporate logo will appear on the backside of all daily passes O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website O Twenty five (25) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Forty (40) daily grounds passes that allow access to the tournament on any single day of the event, Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website “I always want to play against the strongest fields and the season ending LPGA Tour Championship is just that type of an event. Everyone wants to win the last event. After all, if you win the last one you will remain unbeaten for quite some time.” Paula Creamer LPGA Professional


P u tting G reen Sp o n s o r s hip

T o u rn a m ent P r o gr a m Ad

$7,500

$4,500

This provides an excellent opportunity to display your corporate logo in a high traffic area where spectators will observe the LPGA Tour players practice all week. O Your corporate logo will be displayed around the practice putting green area O Listing on Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website O Twenty five (25) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Forty (40) daily grounds passes that allow access to the tournament on any single day of the event, Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website

O One (1) full page, four color advertising page in the tournament program* O Listing on Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website O Six (6) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Fifteen (15) daily grounds passes that allow access to the tournament on any single day of the event, Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website *Advertiser to provide proper digital file on disk or camera-ready art with color instructions.

D riving R a nge Sp o n s o r s hip

$7,500 Your company logo will be prominently displayed on the driving range where LPGA Tour players practice and galleries gather throughout tournament week. O Your corporate logo will be displayed around the practice driving range O Listing on Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website O Twenty five (25) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Forty (40) daily grounds passes that allow access to the tournament on any single day of the event, Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on the Official Sponsor Board, Morgan Pressel LPGA Professional Program and Website

E x hi b iti o n T ent

$3,500 The LPGA Tour Championship has created an expo area located at the main entrance onto the tournament grounds. Sponsors can utilize the tents for products or service sampling; signage will be provided (all products and sampling must be pre-approved by the event). Each Expo Lane Package Includes: O One (1) 10’ x 10’ tent O One (1) 8’ skirted table O Two (2) chairs O Corporate signage located at the front of the Expo Tent O Six (6) weekly grounds passes, valid Wednesday – Sunday O Ten (10) daily grounds passes that allow access to the tournament on any single day of the event, Wednesday – Sunday O Listing on Official Sponsor Board, Program and Website

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