Jackie Stoelting at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

jackie stoelting (1)Jackie Stoelting, Big Break Florida Winner and Sun Mountain Players Advisory Council team member, came out swinging in the opening round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic this week carding a one-under 70.

One of the many benefits of winning Big Break Florida was an exemption into this Manulife Classic and Jackie was hoping to take full advantage of the opportunity.

In a recent story on LPGA.com Jackie said, “The Big Break has opened up a lot of doors for me. It’s been a great exposure for my career.” [Read more…]

Alexandra Casi Wins Symetra Tour Sun Mountain Skills Challenge

Congratulations to Symetra Tour player Alexandra Casi on winning the 2013 Sun Mountain Skills Challenge.

Symetra Tour players who wear a SunMountain women’s waterproof golf jacket or carry SunMountain women’s golf stand bags during the season make up the initial field of Skills Challenge competitors. These players then compete “Big Break-style” to narrow the field to the final four. [Read more…]

Sun Mountain Named Official Bag, Outerwear and Walking Cart of the Symetra® Tour

Sun Mountain is continuing its six-year partnership with the “Road to the LPGA” as the Official Bag and Outerwear of the Symetra Tour. This year, for the first time, the Symentra Tour is allowing their players to use walking carts during competition and Sun Mountain is proud to be the tour’s first Official Walking Cart.

As part of its partnership role, Sun Mountain will be naming a Symetra Tour Players’ Advisory Council, conducting a golf bag trade-in program at several tour events, and continuing the end of the season Sun Mountain Skills Summit.

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Ashley Prange Wins the Sun Mountain Skills Summit

Congratulations to LPGA Futures Tour player, Ashley Prange, along with her four amateur teammates, for winning the Sun Mountain Skills Summit finals.

Sun Mountain awarded Prange $1,000 for her victory in the “Big Break-style” skills challenge. The four amateurs each won Sun Mountain RainFlex LT pullover ladies’ waterproof golf jackets.

“This is a fun contest to do for $1,000 and I’ve been wearing Sun Mountain rain gear and carrying their (women’s golf stand) bag all year anyway,” said Prange, who won the Golf Channel’s “2006 “Big Break V: Hawaii”.

In the finals, each of the pros teamed up with four amateurs to compete for points in skills challenges. The skills challenges included a bunker shot, a long chip, an over-the-wall chip to a flagstick for points on a target green, and a 75-yard pitch. The final skills challenge teamed one amateur from each team with the pro for a putting competition.

Prange competed in the Sun Mountain Skill Summit against fellow LPGA Futures Tour pros Brittany Johnston, Amy Eneroth, and Benedikte Grotvedt who each advanced to the finals from the initial field of 20 contestants.

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Mo Martin Carries Sun Mountain Bag to Victory

Sun Mountain congratulates Mo Martin for carrying one of our women’s golf stand bags to her third career victory on the LPGA Futures Tour.

Martin scored a final-round 6-under 66 at the Eagle Classic to win by three shots at 13-under 203 over runner-up Cara Freeman. So far Martin has recorded 10 top-10s in 14 events, including five top-five finishes, and jumped from No. 5 to third on the season money list with this victory. “This is a very crucial part of the season and this win means a whole bunch,” said Martin, 28, of Altadena, Calif. “It’s wonderful that [Read more…]

Four Qualify for Sun Mountain Skills Challenge

Congratulations to LPGA Futures Tour players Amy Eneroth, Ashley Prange, Brittany Johnston, and Benedikte Grotvedt for advancing to the finals of the Sun Mountain Skills Challenge.

LPGA Futures Tour players who wear Sun Mountain golf outerwear or carry a Sun Mountain golf bag make up the initial field of skills challenge competitors.  These players then compete, “Big Break-style”, to narrow the field to the final four.

This year 20 players began the Sun Mountain Skills Challenge by executing a 75-yard shot, a chip shot, a bunker shot and an over-the-wall shot.  These events narrowed the field to 10, who then had a putting contest to narrow the field to four.

The Final-4 Skills Summit will be held during the week of the Vidalia Championship August 26 – 28, with the winner of the Sun Mountain Skills Summit earning $1000.

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Ferrero Carries Sun Mountain Bag to Victory at Teva Championship

Superlight 3.5, lightweight golf bag

Lisa Ferrero won the Teva Championship with a 6-under 207 total

Congratulations to Lisa Ferrero on carrying a Superlight 3.5 bag to victory at the Teva Championship presented by Time Warner Cable. This is Ferrero’s second win of the season and lands her at the top of the LPGA Futures Tour money list.

Ferrero took the lead in round one and never looked back as she went on to win the $135,000 Teva Championship with rounds of 66-70-71 for a 6-under 207 total.

Ferrero’s is not the only fan of the Superlight 3.5, Golf Digest awarded the lightweight golf bag a Hot List Gold earlier this year with judges saying that the Superlight 3.5 is ‘the latest chapter from a company with a history of smart carry bags focused on details’. The Hot List panel further recognized the new-for-2011 cart friendly features including a cart strap tunnel that ‘prevents the bag from twisting, while allowing access to all seven pockets’.

The LPGA Futures Tour is the “Road to the LPGA” for young women golfers aspiring to professional greatness. As the official developmental tour of the LPGA, the Futures Tour affords them a preview of competition at the highest level and awards LPGA Tour cards to its top ten money earners each year.