New York’s Glen Oaks Club has been officially announced as the next location for the new Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour from October 14-16.
The stunning Glen Oaks layout is situated in the village of Old Westbury, on the North Shore of Long Island. Free tickets will be available from August 30 for this historic first LET event via the Aramco Team Series website.
The Aramco Team Series – New York marks the third event of the four-tournament series and follows successful events in London and earlier this month in Spain which saw USA’s Alison Lee win the individual prize for her maiden victory as a professional.
The Series has so far attracted big American names such as Lexi Thompson, who played in London, as well as Paula Creamer and Lizette Salas, who both teed it up in Sotogrande. They have been joined by the biggest stars from the LET, including 2021 Solheim Cup winners Emily Kristine Pedersen, Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Anna Nordqvist, who also won the 2021 AIG Women’s British Open.
The innovative $1 million Aramco-backed event will see teams battle it out for the $800,000 prize fund, along with $200,000 purse for the leading individual scores over the weekend, as well as World Ranking and Race to Costa del Sol points. The latter is currently led by Aramco Team Series – London runner up Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand.
Using an ‘NFL-style’ draft system, 36 selected captains will again pick their first player, before being randomly allocated a third professional teammate. The fourth member of each team is an amateur golfer – a position open to all golfers in the USA for the Aramco Team Series – New York through the tournament’s ‘Team Up’ competition. That means it could fall to an amateur golfer to make a vital contribution on the course and secure prize money for the professional players, a feat unique to world golf.
Alexandra Armas, Ladies European Tour, CEO, said: “It’s incredibly exciting for the Aramco Team Series to head to the USA as part of a ground-breaking year for the LET. The LET players have loved this fresh Aramco Team Series format in London and Sotogrande so far with top players able to connect and team up with the next generation of talent and a lucky amateur who goes ‘inside the ropes’ for the duration. I would encourage any golf fans to take the opportunity to come to the tournament and enjoy this unique event that is hugely entertaining as the players join forces to compete as a team.”
Glen Oaks has been described as the “The Augusta National of the North” for its immaculate conditioning. In recent years it’s hosted The Northern Trust, the first round of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Armas added: “We really want young kids and families to enjoy the fun activities available as well as the golf, which is why tickets are free. These events have also been a chance to help leave an impact on the local community to get more girls into golf and sport which we’ll continue in New York.”
Majed Al Sorour, CEO Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation, said: “In order to leave a positive and lasting legacy at each venue the Aramco Team Series has visited, we have collaborated to provide mentorship opportunities to girls from disadvantaged communities in London, and helped support ongoing girls golf initiatives in Andalusia. It’s exciting to be focusing our attention now on New York, where we will continue our committed objective to get more women golfing and improving their access to the game.”
Amateur players in the USA can win a chance to join the pros as part of the Team Up competition by sending a video playing golf, using #ATSTeamUp. For more information, visit aramcoteamseries.com