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The LPGA Will Kick Off Season with Tournament of Champions on Thursday

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“These guys are good”

The tag line has been used to describe the PGA Tour for years, but when it comes to the women

of the LPGA Mike Flaskey says “These ladies are REALLY good”

The Diamond Resorts CEO has first-hand knowledge of the female players immense skillset. For

a second consecutive year, the LPGA will kick off its season at this week’s Diamond Resorts

Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista Florida.

Along with his CEO duties, Flaskey is also the founder of the event that pairs champions from

the previous two LPGA seasons with athletes and celebrities in a pro-am format.

“The celebrities absolutely kill it, especially on tv.” Says Flaskey.

The CEO has used his contacts in the sports world to bring big name athletes to the Orlando

area, with a chance to compete alongside some of the best female golfers in the world.

“I think people can humanize with the fact that the athlete or celebrity may not be a great

golfer but yet its someone they may have enjoyed watching in sports or entertainment.” Says


“Now we pair them with winners from the LPGA and it’s evolved into something really cool over

the years.”

A certified golf junkie himself, Flaskey knows a thing or two about the game, especially when it

comes to spotting talent. That’s why the CEO doesn’t hesitate when asked if golf fans, and

sports fans in general need to start paying more attention to the women of the LPGA.

“They don’t get enough attention,” says Flaskey

“It’s amazing to see how good and how consistent they are. Some of them may be small in

stature but their smash factor is nearly perfect every time.”

The LPGA’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions runs January 16-19 in Lake Buena

Vista, Florida.