LPGA Symetra Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship May 24-30, 2021

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. — Today, the Symetra Tour announced the return of the second annual Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. from May 28-30.

“The entire Mission Inn family is so pleased to, once again, be part of the LPGA’s Symetra Tour in May of 2021,” said Bud Beucher, the Vice President and General Manager at Mission Inn Resort and Club. “We and our great sponsors, AdventHealth, Visit Lake, Keiser College of Golf, Lassiterware Insurance agency, Target Specialties, Kirby Tents, Kevco Builders, and Sysco Foods, are helping to make this event one of Central Florida’s premier women’s professional golf events.”

A full field of competitors will battle for a total purse of $200,000, an increase of $75,000 from the inaugural event last fall on the El Campeón course. Individuals are set to compete in a 54-hole stroke play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The winner’s share for the event is $30,000.

“We are thrilled that the Symetra Tour will return to Mission Inn Resort & Club during the 2021 Road to the LPGA schedule,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “It’s a testament to the wonderful support we receive from Lake County along with the exceptional hospitality from Bud Beucher’s team at Mission Inn. We’re excited to welcome the staff and players back to the region.”

Mission Inn Resort and Club has welcomed more than 20 NCAA Championships to its two courses, as well as several U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifiers. The Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship in 2020 marked the first LPGA Tour family event contested on the George O’Neil-designed track, El Campeón, which celebrates 104 years of golf history.

“We are honored to welcome the Symetra Tour back to Lake County for the 2021 Symetra Tour Mission Inn Championship,” said Lake County Commissioner and Tourist Development Council Chairman Doug Shields. “We hope the athletes, staff, and visitors enjoy the competition as well as everything that the Real Florida has to offer.”

Mission Inn and Resort’s El Campeón (Photo Credit: PGA TOUR)

Mission Inn Resort & Club will also host a pro-am event on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, contact John Konicek (johnksymetratour@gmail.com) and for sponsorship and pro-am playing opportunities contact Roy Schindele (rschindele@missioninnresort.com).


The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 41st competitive season in 2021. With the support of entitlement partner Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful LPGA Tour career. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4.0 million in prize money awarded in 2019 and 2021. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 445 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at http://www.SymetraTour.com, as well as Facebook.com/Road2LPGA,
Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and Instagram @road2lpga.


Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. Since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities, and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. Symetra began its partnership with the Road to the LPGA in 2010 as the Symetra Classic title sponsor. It secured naming rights for the Symetra Tour in November 2011. In addition to its title sponsorship of the Tour, which runs through 2021, Symetra sponsors two events on the tournament schedule—the Symetra Classic and the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship. For more information about Symetra, visit http://www.symetra.com

TeeBox Chatter Podcast – Episode 3

There is no doubt in my mind that one of the biggest cogs in the golf industry is that of junior golf. If you pause to think about it, they are the next generation of golfer that will keep the game going as the proverbial “Circle of Life” allows nature to run it’s course. Not to mention all of the “Grow Golf” and “Grow the Game” initiatives which ,consequently, isn’t necessarily relegated to junior golf.

The grip is the most important fundamental of golf the golf swing, seeing that it’s our only way of connecting to the golf club. A times, instruction can be convoluted with the grip. It’s such an integral part of the golf swing. The confusion can be horrific for those starting out and even moreso for the wee ones.

In this episode of the TeeBox Chatter golf podcast, I welcome the founder of Fingerprints Golf, John Phillips. Find out how these products came to be. For those that prefer too watch, keep an eye open for the upload of the episode to YouTube.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

Original Penguin Welcomes PGA TOUR® Winner Danny Lee to Tour Staff

(Miami, FL, March 3, 2021) — Original Penguin Golf, a division of Perry Ellis International, is excited to announce the signing of PGA TOUR® winner Danny Lee as a brand ambassador. Lee will be making his debut this week in Orlando wearing OPG’s Spring 2021 collection.

“Danny Lee is a proven winner on the PGA TOUR® and we are thrilled to welcome him as an Original Penguin ambassador,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International. “Danny is a very talented player with an established and impressive resume including winning the US Amateur and Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur, being a member of the International President’s Cup team and participating in the 2016 Olympics. We are confident that 2021 will be a very exciting year for Danny and we look forward to seeing him in the winner’s circle again soon.”

Original Penguin and Pete the Penguin have left their mark on a league of legends. For over 60 years, our namesake bird has been adorned and adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic. Today, the Penguin icon still stands as a signal for those who know how to be an original.

“I am thrilled to partner with an iconic brand like Original Penguin. For me to be able to wear a brand that was made famous by golf and cultural legends is an honor,” stated Lee. “With Original Penguin’s formula of modern fit, fashionable designs, performance materials and attention to detail, there’s no doubt I’ll be looking my best both on and off the course.”

About An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®

In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®. Known for its unique, humorous and detail-oriented clothing, Original Penguin offers a full range of men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and fragrances. Original Penguin is present in North, Central and South Americas, Europe as well as India and the Philippines. There are over 1,250 points of sale, more than 99 Original Penguin stores worldwide and two dedicated e-commerce websites: http://www.originalpenguin.com and http://www.originalpenguin.co.uk. See a full preview of the Spring 2021 Golf collection here.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor, and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses, and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist® and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com

Get the Luck of the Irish on Your Side With Nexbelt’s Hampton Clover Belt

(RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) – Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style this year? Well, now you can “Get Your Clover On” and make a bold fashion statement with Nexbelt’s ratchet-style Hampton Clover Ribbon Belt.

The good news is the stylish Hampton Clover is not just a one day a year belt and can be worn year-round. The navy ribbon strap will match most wardrobe color combinations and is light and breathable for those hot days. This cut-to-fit ratchet-style belt fits up to a 50” waist.

Available online at:https://www.nexbelt.com/collections/mens/products/hampton-st-patty

With over 40 players now wearing Nexbelt on the Professional Golf Tours, it’s considered “The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf”. Its team of PGA TOUR Staff Professionals for 2021 includes Jim Furyk, Kevin Na, Marc Leishman and many others.

Nexbelt is known for its innovative technology and providing golfers with the maximum comfort and minimal adjusting. The unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit allows the wearer to adjust the belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the golfer with the best fit, feel, and fashion available.

Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available. Nexbelt’s DRIVE Vision….  Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.Retain the Human touch Invest in Good People generously. Value our Customers Unconditionally. Embrace Change with Innovation.

 Company Founders, Tom Hunsucker, and Eddie and Francis Rowland started Nexbelt in 2010 with a vision to reinvent the way Americans buy, sell and wear their belts. Tired of the old outdated pin/buckle system, they set their sights on creating a belt that would be both adjustable and highly fashionable at the same time. Out of this passion, Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” was born. Nexbelt®, Precise FitTM and “The Belt With No Holes”® are registered trademarks.
For more information about Nexbelt, visit www.Nexbelt.com

New Episode of the TeeBox Chatter Podcast Posted

Well, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the news of the week. Of course, that news was the single-car accident that Tiger Woods had. That was a scary site and all that matters is that he emerged from this, breathing. In this episode, I talk about the accident and there is zero speculation, so no need to worry about that. After all, is there an easier way to lose credibility with all of you?

Photo Credit: NY Post

Also, I was joined by Marketing Manager (Golf Balls) for Bridgestone Golf Elliot Mellow during the 2021 PGA Show Virtual Experience. Join us as we talk all things Bridgestone Golf (balls) with an emphasis on the new e12 Contact.

TeeBox Chatter – Episode 2

Until The Next Tee!!