Korn Ferry Tour's inaugural Lake Charles Championship Postponed to 2022
By Brian Weis
he PGA TOUR's Korn Ferry Tour, Golden Nugget Lake Charles, Visit Lake Charles and Bruno Event Team announced today the inaugural Lake Charles Championship, scheduled for March 22-28, 2021, will be postponed due to damages suffered along the Louisiana coast by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. This is the second postponement of the event following the impact of COVID-19 on 2020 tournament cancelations, and The Lake Charles Championship will now debut in 2022. This highly anticipated event will bring the top Korn Ferry Tour professional golfers and media from around the world to the Lake Area.
"Unfortunately, 2020 has impacted our attempt at the inaugural Lake Charles Championship twice. First, a world-wide pandemic stopped us only weeks before teeing off and now hurricane season has brought an insurmountable challenge for Southwest Louisiana to be ready to host a tournament of this caliber in the first quarter of 2021 after the double hurricanes ravaged the Lake Charles area. Visit Lake Charles, along with our community partners, is eager to host this tournament in style with our unique brand of southern hospitality. We are confident the area will be prepared to shine in 2022 for this prestigious event," said Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO, Visit Lake Charles.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the residents of Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana as they continue to recover from the devastation following both hurricanes," said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin. "As those efforts towards rebuilding continue, it only makes sense that we pause on the 2021 playing of this exciting new event and look to 2022 for what I know will be one of the most anticipated tournament debuts in Korn Ferry Tour history."
"We look forward to welcoming the Korn Ferry Tour players, media and guests from around the world to our beautiful resort and casino in 2022," said Mike Buckley, Executive Director of Operations at The Golden Nugget Lake Charles. "The championship course will be in pristine condition offering beautiful views of our scenic Lake Charles."
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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