BOCA RATON, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Andrews Country Club announces Morgan Pressel as Resident Touring Professional. As a prominent winner and globally recognized professional on the LPGA Tour, well-known local community leader and philanthropist, Pressel will partner with St. Andrews Country Club to continue elevating the brand nationally and internationally throughout the golf and private club industries. As part of the strategic partnership, St. Andrews Country Club has agreed to host the Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Tournament, which helps fight breast cancer through early detection and treatment, annually through 2015.
"I am excited to represent St. Andrews Country Club as Resident Touring Professional and to work closely with members and staff to enhance and promote the St. Andrews brand," said Pressel who has been a resident of St. Andrews Country Club since childhood. "The Club has hosted Morgan & Friends for the past three years and the membership has been instrumental in helping me achieve my goal of purchasing the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan in memory of my mother in January of this year. We are also continuing to fund cutting edge breast cancer research at the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center."
Pressel is the youngest person ever to win a Major on the LPGA tour, the Kraft Nabisco Championship and won the 2008 Kapalua LPGA Classic. In 2007, at age 18, she obtained her highest ranking so far as world #4. She was the youngest player to automatically qualify for the 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team at the age of 21, her second appearance at the event and posted a 2-0-1 record for the victorious squad.
"We welcome Morgan in her new role with St. Andrews Country Club," stated Roy Schwedelson, President, Board of Governors, St. Andrews Country Club. "We look forward to working with her to enhance the golf programs through involvement with special event participation, golfing clinics for members and in junior golf with our kids and grandkids."
Craig Martin, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, St. Andrews Country Club said "This strategic relationship will strengthen the St. Andrews Country Club brand, and continue to position our prominence in the private country club world by capitalizing on Morgan's brand popularity and success."
As avid Morgan Pressel fans, the members of St. Andrews Country Club are energized by the announcement and look forward to continued brand prominence as a local and national top club that historically partnered with top golf professionals such as Bob Toski, Martin Hall and Peter Kostis to enhance the member experience.
About St. Andrews Country Club:
St. Andrews Country Club is a resident-only club, ranked 15th by the Platinum Clubs of America and is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®, 15 lighted Har-Tru® tennis courts, a state-of-art spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse in the center of it all. The Clubhouse provides unequalled culinary delights, a year-round social calendar and offers spectacular views of the lakes, fountains, fairways and manicured greens. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional, Morgan Pressel. www.standrewscc.com.
SOURCE St. Andrews Country Club