04 February 15  |  Golf   |  

Coates Golf Championship Volunteers

The inaugural Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers was this past week, January 26-31, 2015. This was the first time an LPGA tournament was hosted at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club and it was a huge success. The victor of the 2015 LPGA opener was Na Yeon Choi of South Korea with a total score of -16. There was also history made here at Golden Ocala when Lydia Ko became the youngest golfer in the world, men’s and women’s, ranked at number one. The record she broke was previously held by Tiger Woods. None of the tremendous success from the Coates Golf Championship would have been possible if it weren’t for the wonderful volunteer staff. Take an inside look at the contributions made by the Coates Golf Championship volunteers.


Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers volunteers.

Coates Volunteer Statistics

There were a total of 848 volunteers participating in a number of different efforts throughout tournament week which began on Monday, January 26th. Each volunteer averaged no less than 20 hours of volunteer work per week, equating to a minimum of 17,000 hours of volunteer work during the entire week. Golden Ocala greatly appreciates and thanks all the volunteers for their hard work and efforts through the week! We could not have been this successful without you!

The Crowd at Golden Ocala

“It’s been really good crowds. Even yesterday we were playing in the afternoon, there were a lot of people out here. Just I guess following from tee to green not only our group but the groups behind and in front also. I think it’s been great and the fans here are really excited. It’s always exciting for me to play in front of them.” ~ Lydia Ko

“Oh, my God, it’s been incredible. It’s like a major turn out. For a Wednesday, Thursday, it’s pretty incredible. I’m excited to see how big the crowds are going to be tomorrow and Saturday.” ~Michelle Wie

“I was in shock actually when I walked on that tee and saw how many people there were. It’s amazing. It shows that this is the kind of town that we should be playing in. We’re the biggest thing that’s coming right now and this is where we should be playing.” ~Stacy Lewis


We look forward to hosting next year’s Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers.

We cannot wait for next year’s Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers and look forward to continuing to grow this LPGA tournament! For more information about Golden Ocala Golf stay up to date with our golf blog.