Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary to Host 2024 CP Women’s Open
2024 marks first time the historic club will play host to the stars of the LPGA Tour; 50th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship returns to Alberta for the 7th time and first since 2016
Through Canadian Pacific’s community investment program, CP Has Heart, the event will once again be making a significant contribution to pediatric cardiac care in the host community
February 28, 2023 – The stars of the LPGA Tour are headed back to Calgary as Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) have announced that the 2024 CP Women’s Open will be contested at the historic Earl Grey Golf Club from July 22-28, 2024.
The 2024 CP Women’s Open will mark the 7th time that the province of Alberta has hosted Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship and first since 2016. The 2024 event will be the 50th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship and the first time that Earl Grey will challenge the stars of the LPGA Tour.
“Together, with our partners at Canadian Pacific and the LPGA Tour, we are very excited to bring the 2024 CP Women’s Open to the world-class city of Calgary and the prestigious Earl Grey Golf Club,” said CP Women’s Open Tournament Director Ryan Paul. “Calgary and the province of Alberta is home to a tremendously passionate golf community, and we are excited to see the LPGA Tour’s best challenge one of Canada’s premier golf courses.”
Through its CP Has Heart campaign, CP will once again be making a significant charitable contribution to the host community. In its nine years of title sponsorship from 2014-2022, the campaign has raised more than $16 million for children’s cardiac care in the tournament’s host communities.
“On behalf of the Canadian Pacific team and our more than 2,000-strong Calgary-based employees, we are proud to be part of such a tremendous event and excited to bring the tournament back to Calgary, an integral city within our rail network and home to CP’s headquarters,” said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. “We look forward to continuing CP’s significant charitable legacy in our home community through CP Has Heart.”
A host community beneficiary of the 2024 CP Women’s Open will be named by CP and Golf Canada at a later date.
Originally founded in 1919 as a five-hole layout and now on its current site overlooking the picturesque Glenmore Reservoir since 1932, Earl Grey is world-class championship facility located in the heart of Calgary. The club, which features an 18-hole championship course as well as a nine-hole Par 3, has hosted numerous major provincial, national and international competitions including the Alberta Men’s Open, the Alberta Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships, the Alberta Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships, The Alberta Junior Boys Championship, and the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, in addition to the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, and the former Peter Jackson Championship.
“We are excited to welcome the very best LPGA Tour players to Earl Grey Golf Club for the 2024 CP Women’s Open,” said Marion Burnyeat, Earl Grey Club President. “Hosting this historic tournament gives us the opportunity to share our championship golf course to challenge the top players in the world. The local golf community will come together in 2024 for this world-class tournament supported by the volunteer spirit for which Calgary is known.”
The Tournament Partners of the LPGA awarded the CP Women’s Open with Tournament of the Year in 2022. Golf Canada and CP also received Gold Driver Awards for Best Sponsor Activation in 2019 and 2022 as well as Best Community and Charity Engagement in 2017, 2019 and 2022.
“Hosting this prestigious event is a tremendous opportunity to showcase to the world the outstanding local partners and experiences that make Calgary the Ultimate Host City,” says Cindy Ady, CEO of Tourism Calgary. “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Golf Canada to secure the CP Women’s Open for the city and we are thrilled to welcome world’s best female golfers to Calgary in 2024.”
Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship has traditionally featured one of the strongest fields on the LPGA Tour vying for a total purse of $2.35 million USD. The 2023 CP Women’s Open is being held at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver from August 21-27, 2023.
First conducted in 1973, Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship has allowed the brightest stars of the LPGA Tour to shine on Canadian soil to inspire the nation’s next generation of female golfers. Brooke Henderson’s historic victory in 2018 was the first time a Canadian had won the National Open since golf legend Jocelyne Bourassa 45 years earlier.
Information about volunteer opportunities and corporate hospitality for the 2024 CP Women’s Open at the Earl Grey Golf Club will be available in the coming weeks.
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About Earl Grey Golf Club
Founded in 1919 by Major Duncan Stuart, the Earl Grey Golf Club originally consisted of five holes located on land leased from the CPR, in the Mount Royal district. The Club moved on two occasions, and in 1932, a new lease was negotiated with the City of Calgary for the present site overlooking the picturesque Glenmore Reservoir.
A century later, the club’s world class facilities provide a premium golf and social experience in the heart of Calgary. Over the past five years, the club has completed a massive capital project including significant renovation to both their nine-hole Par 3 as well as its championship golf course. The project included a new state of the art maintenance facility, enhancements to the driving range and practice facilities, a rebuilt club and cart storage building that operates as an offseason indoor performance centre, and a brand-new modern clubhouse with pro shop and new parking lots.
Earl Grey has hosted several notable amateur and professional championships over its history including the 1972 Canadian Men’s Amateur, two Canadian Junior Girls Championships (1964 & 1984), and the former Peter Jackson Championship in 1983. The club has also hosted numerous provincial amateur and professional championships including six Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship, five Alberta Men’s Open Championships, five Alberta Junior Boys Championships, two Alberta Ladies Amateur Championships, two Alberta Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships, and an Alberta Ladies Mid-Amateur Championship.
About the 2023 CP Women’s Open
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CP Women’s Open from August 21-27, 2023, at the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. Through its CP Has Heart program, title sponsor CP will once again make a substantial donation to the host community of Canada’s National Open Golf Championship by supporting the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. The 2023 CP Women’s Open is proudly sponsored by CP, Audi, RBC, theScore Bet, BDO, Levelwear, Titleist, FootJoy, JOURNIE Rewards, Hilton, Sleeman Clear 2.0, Johnsonville, RECIPE Unlimited, Masi Wines, Celebrity Cruises, STALK&BARREL, Matt & Steve’s, Coca-Cola and is supported by the Province of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada. For information visit www.cpwomensopen.com.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.
About Golf Canada
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 319,000 golfers and more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our vision is to be a world leader in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.
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Salem Woodrow | Manager, Media Relations & Community Affairs | CP | 403-835-9005 | Salem_Woodrow@cpr.ca