HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 23Issue 52017 Four Winds Invitational to be Held June 9-11

On February 8, 2017, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos announced that the sixth annual Four Winds Invitational will be held from Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana. This stop of the Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA will feature a field of 144 professional women golfers from around the globe vying for a chance to compete within the Ladies Professional Golf Association (“LPGA”) and a $150,000 purse.

“We are proud to bring back the Four Winds Invitational to South Bend for a sixth straight year. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has lived in this region for hundreds of years and this is just one of many ways in which we continually reinvest in the community that has always been our home,” said John P. Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. “We have a great partnership with the Symetra Tour and  thank all the volunteers in the community who have made the tournament such a success.”

Over the first five years of the Four Winds Invitational, the tour has awarded over $750,000 in prize money to athletes and generated $349,000 that has been donated to Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Bend. Additionally, 50 golfers who’ve competed in South Bend have moved on from the Symetra Tour to the LPGA Tour including 2015 tournament winner and Major Champion Brooke Henderson and 2016 winner Jackie Stoelting, who carded a 5-under 67 to win her second consecutive Symetra Tour event.

“I want to thank the Pokagon Band and its Four Winds Casinos along with all of our sponsors and volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past five years to ensure that the Four Winds Invitational continues to be among the best tournaments on the Symetra Tour,” said Tim Firestone, Owner and General Manager of Blackthorn Golf Club. “We’ll be releasing additional details on the 2017 tournament in the coming months.” 

Additionally, the Four Winds Invitational is one of four Symetra Tour events that is part of the fourth annual Potawatomi Cup, which has a total prize pool of $40,000. The Potawatomi Cup awards athletes on the Symetra Tour bonuses based on performance at events sponsored by four Potawatomi nations’ casinos.

More information can be found at www.fourwindsinvitational.com.


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