The Symetra Tour is the most established women’s developmental tour in the world, entering 36 years of structured competition in 2016.
The Symetra Tour is known as “the Road to the LPGA” and since 1999, it has been designated as the LPGA’s developmental tour. The LPGA acquired the Symetra Tour in July 2007.
The Symetra Tour annually awards LPGA membership to its top players on each official season money list. A total of 87 players have automatically “graduated” since 1999.
The Symetra Tour schedule runs from March through September and has more than 300 players competing from around the world. The top-10 players from the LPGA Futures Tour money list earn LPGA membership for the following year.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association 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 Tour and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women’s professional sports organization in the world today. The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through: its tournaments; its grassroots junior and women’s programs; and the formation of The LPGA Foundation. The LPGA is under the guidance of Commissioner Michael Whan and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.