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LGU Sponsors and Partners

To find out more about commercial partnership opportunities with the LGU through a wide range of sponsorship packages, please contact the LGU on  01334 475811 or email commercial@lgu.org


The LGU has a wide range of sponsors and partners, investing money, resources and support into the ladies’ game. The attached briefing papers highlights the LGU’s reach and the benefits accruing to its partners.

The LGU’s major sponsors are listed below:-

Title sponsor of the LGU’s flagship event and the only major championship in the ladies game played outside the USA, the Ricoh Women’s British Open. The Ricoh Company Ltd is a Fortune Global 500 company specialising in technology and services that transform high volume, document intensive business processes into more efficient ones.

In addition to the title sponsorship, Ricoh has several other connections with the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Ricoh is the official supplier of the document solutions used for a wide range of tasks in the build-up and planning of the event. During the tournament, the press centre is also fully equipped with Ricoh products, to support journalists with their printing, scanning, faxing and copying needs.




The Official Motor Trade Partner of the LGU, Peugeot Motor Company Limited is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second largest car maker based in Europe.

Peugeot Motor Company Limited has since 2003 been title sponsor of the Peugeot 208 LGU Coronation Foursomes, which is believed to have be the largest competition in terms of participation for lady  golfers in GB&I. The LGU’s vehicle fleet is provided by Peugeot Motor Company Limited.



Premium Golf Brands

Premium Golf Brands (PGB) is Europe's largest golf apparel distribution company. The company, and its predecessors, has been the LGU’s Official Clothing Supplier since 2000, providing official playing uniform to all GB & I teams when competing in the Curtis Cup, Vagliano Trophy, and Astor Trophy. PGB has developed a multi-brand strategy with a portfolio of golf apparel brands that represent the best in the industry, including Calvin Klein, Cutter & Buck and Green Lamb.

Premium Golf Brands Ltd
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa is part of the Kohler Co., today one of America’s oldest and largest privately held businesses.


Centered on the most famous hole in golf, the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews is the perfect vacation resort for golf, fine dining and spa services, winning the World Travel Awards’ accolade as Scotland’s Leading Golf Resort in 2011.  The Old Course Hotel’s partnership with the LGU began in 2007.

The Old Course Hotel St Andrews

PING is a family-owned company founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim. Karsten's frustration with his putting inspired him to design a putter, which made a "pinging" sound when striking a golf ball. Today, PING is synonymous with innovation, quality and service in the world of golf and is delighted to provide the GB & I Teams with golf bags, luggage and accessories.

Acushnet Company

Comprised of the Titleist and FootJoy golf brands, Acushnet is committed to providing both serious and recreational golfers alike with products and services of superior performance and quality.  GB & I Teams are kindly provided with Titleist golf balls
and wear Foot-Joy shoes, gloves and outerwear.




TSG is Scotland’s leading IT services business and is the Official IT Partner to the LGU. The company provides independent IT solutions in hardware, software and support to small and medium sized businesses. TSG’s expertise is founded on the skills of its technical and advisory staff.

Carrick Neill

Carrick Neill is a trading name for Giles Insurance Brokers Limited. The LGU exclusively endorses the Lady Golfers Policy, administered by Carrick Neill, which is designed to meet the insurance needs of today’s lady golfers.

Carrick Neill
The LGU’s partners are:-

The R&A is golf’s world rules and development body, most famous for being the organiser of The Open Championship. It operates with the consent of more than 130 national and international, professional and amateur bodies from over 30 countries on behalf of an estimated 30 million golfers in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. The R&A is based at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews and runs some of the game’s major amateur events, including the Amateur Championship and the Boys Home Internationals.


IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG’s areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. It works in partnership with the LGU in delivering the LGU’s flagship event Ricoh Women’s British Open.

Ladies’ European Tour (“LET”)

The LET is Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour and formed as the WPGA in 1978. Over the last 33 years, the tour has developed into a truly international organisation and in 2011 operated 28 golf tournaments in 19 different countries worldwide. The LET professional players represent 34 countries and their game is broadcast in 240 million homes in 80 countries around the globe. The LET is a co-sanctioning body of the LGU’s Ricoh Women’s British Open.

Ladies European Tour
Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (“LPGA”)

The LPGA is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf.

The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through: its tournaments; its grassroots junior and women's programs; its affiliation with Susan G. Komen For The Cure; and the formation of The LPGA Foundation.

The LPGA is a co-sanctioning body of the LGU’s Ricoh Women’s British Open.


Scotland’s designated national events organisation responsible for attracting, creating and developing sporting and cultural events throughout the country. Established in 2003, EventScotland co-ordinates the Scottish Government’s Major Events Strategy. Its events programme provided funding worth £50,000 to support the LGU’s hosting of the 2012 Curtis Cup at the Nairn Golf Club.

Breast Cancer Now

The LGU is supporting Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. The LGU has raised over £500,000 since 2007 to help fund research into this devastating disease.

 Breast Cancer Now was created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.





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