Professional Golfers Swing into Greenwood for Women's Health

As the weather warms and the pollen settles, the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation prepares to host the Women's Health Classic at The Links at Stoney Point. This golf tournament is a part of the SymetraTour-Road to the LPGA, which prepares professional golfers to compete in the LPGA Tour.

Tournament organizers proudly announced that the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic will offer the largest inaugural purse to date on the Symetra Tour, which is expected to exceed $200,000. The tournament will also surpass other Symetra events by raising more than $200,000 for area non-profit organizations.

"This is a win, win, win scenario," said tournament chairman James Medford. "Our community wins with economic influx, our hospital foundation wins with increased support, and most of all, the women and families in the Lakelands win with increased access to health care and wellness services."

The Classic is expected to bring more than 3,500 visitors to the Lakelands to participate in the week's events. May 5-7 will feature three Pro-Ams, including a celebrity pro-am featuring top names in women's golf on May 6. Participants have the opportunity to golf with Symetra Tour players and LPGA legends. Tournament play begins on May 8 and continues through May 11. A Mother's Day Brunch, which includes Mom's ticket to the tournament, is available on May 11.

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation will be the primary beneficiary of the Women's Health Classic. The foundation will use the funds to support Self Regional Healthcare's services for women and outreach programs for women in the community. Meg's House, A Place for Us Ministries, Beyond Abuse, Women In Unity, SAFE HOME, McCormick Children's Home, Inc., Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, and MK Inc. will also receive funds from the tournament. The Greenwood County Community Foundation is responsible for distributing the tournament's charitable funds.

"Thanks to the tremendous corporate support for this event, the real winners will be the women of this area who will benefit with increased access to health and education services for themselves and their families," said Chip Stockman, Chairman of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation.

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*Photos provided by Self Regional Healthcare.

Jamie Gillenwater owns Transcend Text, LLC, an Upstate technical communications and training firm. Her writing focuses on her Upstate community, technical communication, and corporate training. She is an active member of the Connect Young Professionals, Society for Technical Communication's Carolina chapter, and the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Council.