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Defending Champion Lydia Ko returns to Lake Merced Golf Club in search of a 3rd consecutive win at the 2016 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Presented by CTBC.

Come watch the best women golfers in the world compete for the $2M purse, April 18-24, 2016.


This action-packed event will host over 100 of the top women golfers in the world as they compete for the title of Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Champion. The field will include top American and international players including 2-time Defending Champion and 2015 Player of the Year Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Brooke Henderson, Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Na Yeon Choi, Suzann Pettersen, Ai Miyazato and Jiyai Shin.

Schedule


Wed, April 20
Official Pro-Am beginning at 7a
San Francisco Mayor's Women's Golf Council (SFMWGC) presents the Swinging Skirts Executive Women's Day.
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Thurs, April 21
First Round of Tournament Play
Fri, April 22
Second Round of Tournament Play; cut made to Top 70 and ties
Wear blue from head to toe in support of Autism Awareness on Friday, April 22. We're asking all fans in attendance to show their support for Autism by donning as much blue apparel as possible. Share your photos on our social media pages using the hashtag #Blue4Autism and tag @ernieelsgolf to show him your support! First fans through the gate on Friday, April 22 will be presented with a special gift courtesy of 'Els For Autism' (limited to the first 500 fans)
Sat, April 23
Third Round of Tournament Play
Sun, April 24
Final Round of Tournament Play; Trophy presentation following conclusion of play

What To Bring?

Sunscreen, hats, comfortable shoes, and binoculars are "must-haves" at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Small-beach type lawn chairs and golf stools are also permitted. Coolers, backpacks, large bags, and memorabilia will not be allowed on the premises at any time. Cell phones must be placed on silent. Pagers are not permitted. Cameras are only permitted Wednesday. Cameras are strictly prohibited Thursday through Sunday.

Grandstands

Grandstands are located on the 1st tee, 15th green, and 18th green with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no reserved seating.


Golf Etiquette

Stay quiet and stand still when the players are about to hit the ball. For your own safety, follow the directions of tournament marshals. Spectators can be removed without warning for:
-Refusal to obey quiet signs or signals
-Distracting or embarrassing a player
-Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures toward a player
-Booing or cheering at inappropriate times
-Cell phone usage

Check the weather

Check the weather forecast before you visit the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic and dress appropriately. Expect cool mornings and sunny afternoons and dressing in layers is usually ideal.


Daily Pairings Guide & Map

Pick up a daily pairings guide to find out when the players tee off and the order of the groups. Pairing sheets will be located at admissions and near the 1st and 10th tees. They include that day's pairings and a course map. Check the scoreboards to find out who the leaders are, and where they are on course.

How to Watch

There are two basic ways to watch a golf tournament:
Parade Style: Pick a spot and watch the field pass by. It is recommended to arrive early if you plan on getting a good spot on the course.
Cross-Country Style: Follow a particular player or group around the course.


Autographs

Players are more receptive to requests for autographs after they have completed their round, please don't interrupt them before or during their round. A good place to catch them is at the designated autograph area located behind the 18th green. Most all players will stop and sign autographs after they sign their scorecard. Simply check the pairings guide and see when your favorite player is due to come off the course and get in line!

Food & Drinks

Food trucks and beverage stations are located throughout the tournament grounds. Check your pairings guide for a map that details the location of concessions stands.


Souvenirs & Merchandise

Visit the merchandise area in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Fan Zone and inside the Lake Merced Pro-shop for official tournament and Lake Merced apparel. Shop for the finest golf fashions and accessories for both men and women.

Handicap Information

We provide handicap-equipped shuttles from the parking lot to the admissions gate. There is no onsite handicap parking. Golf paths are paved, but may be inaccessible due to gallery crowds. There is a special handicap seating section near the 18th green. If you have a question regarding your specific handicap status, please call the tournament office at (650) 301-4160.