LEBANON, NH, July 16, 2020 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) today announced that Global Rescue, the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services, will help the LPGA and Symetra Tours safely return to play.
Global Rescue will provide medical advisory support and crisis extraction services for LPGA Tour players competing at tournaments around the globe. “The first step the LPGA has taken in preparing for a return to play is to make certain an emergency action plan and safety protocols are in place,” said Dan Richards, CEO Global Rescue.
“The LPGA is thankful to have so many partners that have helped us prepare to go back to play safely,” said Kelly Hyne, LPGA Chief Sales Officer. “Keeping our athletes, caddies, staff and tournament partners healthy is our number one priority. We appreciate their expertise and guidance during this unprecedented time.”
The LPGA is working with Global Rescue and others to make certain protocols include secure collection of traveler history and health information, as well as COVID-19-based destination reports in hand.
“During the tour, the LPGA will have access to tracking and periodic screening, testing and treatment. Finally, we will have response mechanisms in place for emergency medical assistance, field rescue from point of injury or illness and global telehealth access,” Richards said.
Global Rescue’s integrated travel risk and crisis management solutions are supported by the GRID system (Global Rescue Intelligence Delivery), a proprietary traveler tracking, intelligence and journey management platform designed to protect travelers.
“The GRID system keeps track of individuals through smartphone GPS and automatically alerts them if there’s a dangerous development within their current destination,” Richards said.
The 2020 LPGA Tour season is scheduled to resume with the LPGA Drive On Championship, to be held July 31 to August 2 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, followed by the Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana, to be held August 6-9 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio.
About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services and has been the LPGA’s official travel risk and crisis management provider since 2017. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. Global Rescue provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 Members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.
The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental, humanitarian and golf community initiatives, including LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the LPGA Women’s Network and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association.