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Partnership will Elevate and Enhance the Section’s Premier Member Championship

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - August 10, 2023 – The Southwest PGA is pleased to announce that We-Ko-Pa Golf Club has entered into a partnership agreement with the Section, which positions We-Ko-Pa as a Silver Level partner for the 2023 season including a presenting partner of the 66th Southwest PGA Championship / PPC.

"We're ecstatic to welcome We-Ko-Pa Golf Club on board as a partner of the Southwest PGA," said Bernie Eaton, Executive Director of the Southwest Section PGA. "The dedication that We-Ko-Pa exhibits towards excellence and top-notch service aligns perfectly with our Section's values. This partnership will undoubtedly elevate the overall experience of the Section Championship for all involved."

As part of this partnership, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club becomes a partner of the 66th Southwest PGA Championship / PPC, which they will host Sept. 11-13 on the Cholla course. In addition to the prestige of winning the title, the champion earns an exemption into the 2024 WM Phoenix Open, and the Championship also serves as a qualifier for the national PGA Professional Championship (PPC).

"We’re absolutely thrilled to host the 66th Southwest PGA Championship / PPC here at We-Ko-Pa," said Matt Barr, general manager of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. "Many of my staff and I are PGA members and we feel an immense sense of pride seeing some of the best players in our organization compete at a place we care about so deeply. The Southwest PGA has been an incredible partner both times we’ve hosted and we can’t wait to see how the event unfolds in September."

We-Ko-Pa’s partnership will elevate the purse to record levels. The winner of the 66th Southwest PGA Championship receives an exemption into the WM Phoenix Open, scheduled to take place February 8-11, 2024 at TPC Scottsdale (Ariz.). In addition, the top estimated five (5) finishers, plus the Southwest PGA Player of the Year, advance to the 2024 PGA Professional Championship scheduled to take April 28 - May 1 at Fields Ranch at PGA Frisco (Tex.).

We-Ko-Pa hosts the Southwest PGA Championship for the second time in the event’s history (2021). Both of the courses at We-Ko-Pa – Sagurao and Cholla – are fixtures on national publications Top 10 lists for best courses in Arizona. Golfweek’s most recent Best in State rankings has Sagurao as No. 1 in Arizona. The best public course title it has held for 16 of the last 17 years. Cholla came in at No. 9, making We-Ko-Pa the highest ranked 36-hole facility in the state. We-Ko-Pa previously hosted the Southwest PGA Assistant Championship, among other top events in Arizona.

About We-Ko-Pa Golf Club:
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is Arizona’s Ultimate Golf Experience, boasting two award-winning golf courses among the untouched and natural Sonoran Desert. The Saguaro Course, designed by world-renowned architect duo Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is ranked as the No. 1 public golf course in Arizona. The Cholla course, designed by Scott Miller, is currently ranked as the No. 9 public golf course in Arizona. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is owned and operated by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. For more information about We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, please visit our website at