The Taihu Golf Cup & Ladies Golf Open 2008 will be held from October 30 to November 2 at the Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club. This match has been approved by the Golf Association, the Ladies European golf tour and the Ladies Asia golf Tour.
It is a professional event sponsored by the China Golf Association and run jointly by the Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club and Hongkong Futong Co.Ltd
Annika Sorenstam will be playing in this her final season.
Zhang Xiaoning, Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of the China golf Association said that this event will bring more golf to Shuzou.
Raevadee T. Suwan, the Chairman of ladies Asia Golf tour said this event is a big news. It will encourage more amateurs to become professional players.
Annika Sorenstam, on her final year of competition golf, said, ‘China represents the future for golf and I feel I should be there at this time in my career. The Ladies European Tour gave me my start in pro golf and so I want to be part of this historic moment together with my fellow European players.’
This will be a major event. There will be 132 players in all. Some coming from overseas, some local. They will compete for $300,000.