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Swinging Skirts lines up behind LPGA’s International Crown

Taiwanese non-profit golf organisation Swinging Skirts has signed up as the fifth global partner for the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s new International Crown tournament.

Swinging Skirts joins recently announced Hana Financial Group, Pandora Jewelry, Rolex and UL as an ambassador partner of the event, which will debut on July 24-27 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland.

The organisation also serves as the title sponsor of the LPGA Classic event in San Francisco.

The Swinging Skirts Golf Team is made up of both male and female amateur golfers with a shared goal of growing the game of golf across the globe via sponsoring top women's golf tournaments and top female players.

Johnson Wang, chairman of Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation, said: “Unlike Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup, the International Crown is competed by one country versus another. Its unique format puts it on usually high ground as participants are not just competing for their own prize money or world ranking points, but also for national honour and pride. In light of that special significance, Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation decided to sponsor the event.”

The eight countries that will compete in the inaugural International Crown are the United States, Korea, Thailand, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Australia and Chinese Taipei.