LPGA tour player Austin Ernst moves charity golf tourney to The Cliffs

Press release from The Cliffs:

Ernst and nine LPGA Tour Players tee off to benefit Safe Harbor

ARDEN, N.C., July 27, 2016 – The Cliffs, a collection of seven private luxury mountain and lake clubs and communities in the western Carolinas, will host LPGA Tour Player Austin Ernst’s annual one-day Pro-Am Charity Tournament benefitting Safe Harbor on August 8 at The Cliffs.

Now in its third year, Ernst is moving her tournament to The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, an eighteen-hole Tom Fazio signature course design. Ernst stated, “My relationship with the Cliffs and their seven communities was the main factor in moving my event. We look forward to playing a championship golf course in the Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards and showcasing the beautiful views of Lake Keowee.”

Joining Ernst in the tournament will be LPGA Players Michelle Wie, Morgan Pressel, Marina Alex, Amy Anderson, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lang, Alison Lee, Ashlan Ramsey, Jodi Ewart Shadoffand. The tournament will take place at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards located on Lake Keowee in Sunset, S.C. and benefit the local organization Safe Harbor whose mission is to provide a continuum of services for victims of domestic violence and their children.

David Sawyer, President of The Cliffs Clubs, stated, “It’s exciting to be the host club for Austin’s tournament benefitting Safe Harbor. Some of our Cliffs Members are very involved with this amazing local organization and we are proud to lend our support. Plus, we always enjoy hosting some of the top LPGA Tour Players here at The Cliffs.”

The Cliffs strives to provide a modern experience for lady golfers. “The Cliffs is proud to offer its’ female members an unparalleled experience without any tee time or schedule restrictions which is still common among many private golf clubs. This is a huge product differentiator from our competitors. We also have dozens of Ladies golf tournaments, group events and instruction programs every week and are proud how our clubs have grown ladies’ golf over the years. The Cliffs is also proud to sponsor the new Ladies Golf Team at University of North Carolina Asheville. Austin Ernst’s tournament is just another example of our commitment to growing the game for women,” explained Brian Peeples, Director of Golf for The Cliffs.

Ernst’s annual one-day Pro-am Charity Tournament is a private event for those playing in the tournament and is closed to public spectators.

Ernst partnered with The Cliffs in the beginning of 2016 as its LPGA Brand Ambassador. Her other endorsements deals include TaylorMade, Titleist, Foot Joy, Liberty Health Share, Oxford Golf, and Advocare.

About The Cliffs

The Cliffs is a collection of seven premier private, luxury residential mountain and lake communities located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the western Carolinas, between two of the nation’s top award-winning cities for quality of life – Greenville, S.C. and Asheville, N.C. – and Clemson, S.C. – home to top-ranked Clemson University. The Cliffs’ suite of amenities for members includes seven clubs, seven championship golf courses, six wellness centers, boating, watersports, marina, beach club, cycling, paddle sports, tennis complexes, equestrian center, hiking trails, wakeboarding, wine clubs, 50 restaurant and private event venues, an organic farm and more than 4,000 year-round social activities to create timeless experiences. Homes at The Cliffs range in price from $350,000 to $6 million+; homesites, from $125,000. For more information about The Cliffs, visit CliffsLiving.com or call 866-411-5771.

About Virginia Daffron
Managing editor, lover of mountains, native of WNC. Follow me @virginiadaffron

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