A new women’s golf tournament is launching along Florida’s upper Atlantic coast, and a World Golf Hall of Fame member will be there to help.
The first Rain Girl Invitational will be held on Feb. 1-2 at Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, sponsored by the First Coast-based company that makes specialized rainwear for women golfers.
“The Deercreek Rain Girl Invitational will be a fun event that focuses on camaraderie with a bit of competition,” Rain Girls founder Kathy Nyman said.
The field will include amateur and professional women golfers from the region who have a USGA handicap of 26 or lower.
Appearing at the pairings party and welcome reception on Feb. 1 will be Hall of Fame member Jan Stephenson, a three-time major champion and winner of 16 LPGA events. She will also promote her Jan Stephenson Wine, with a tasting at the party, and her Jan Stephenson Rum during the tournament round on Feb. 2.
The $125 entry fee will cover the reception, lunch on the day of the golf tournament, tee gift and an awards ceremony. The format will be a flighted Stableford with an optional team Nassau. There also will be a hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contest on all Par 3’s sponsored, by Aurora Resort at Anguilla, Jan Stephenson Wine, Rain Girl and Deercreek Country Club.
Titleist will conduct a golf ball demo day and sampling for all participants from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 before the 12:30 shotgun start.
For more information or to register, visit raingirlinvitational.com.
Here’s a look at Hall of Famer Stephenson through the years.
2019 World Golf Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open