Manulife Ladies Classic Award


Thank you for your interest. The application period has closed and the winner will be contacted on May 22.

Do you love golf AND you’re good at it? Want to play in an LPGA tournament? One high-achieving female amateur golfer will be selected by Manulife for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with the world’s best female golfers in the Manulife LPGA Classic from June 8 – 11 at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario.


The goal is to award this opportunity to an athlete who has demonstrated consistent high-performance in golf, displays a positive example of active, healthy living and community engagement.


Manulife LPGA Classic Exemption Application:

Athlete Eligibility* 

  • Athlete must be of female gender.
  • Athlete must be 18+ years of age to apply. If under 18 years of age, athlete must have written parental approval to take part in the program.
  • Athlete must not hold professional golf status.
  • Athlete must hold a Canadian Citizenship and provide verification if requested.
  • Athlete must have been born in or currently reside in Canada.
  • Athlete must be a Golf Canada Member and hold a current handicap of 2.0 or better, as registered and verified through the Golf Canada Score Centre.
  • Athlete must not be serving an anti-doping rule violation sanction of less than two years of sport ineligibility at the start of such applicable year.
  • Athlete must be able to attend the Manulife LPGA Classic from June 8 to 11, 2017.

* The Manulife Ladies Classic Award is in compliance with Golf Canada’s amateur status rules and regulations.

* NCAA athletes may not be eligible to apply. Please work with your NSF and educational institution to inquire about NCAA rules and ensure that if you are selected to receive an exemption, doing so will not jeopardize your NCAA eligibility.


Athlete Responsibility

The exemption recipient will be asked to sign a waiver that allows for use of her image and/or likeness in association with competing in the 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic.

A combination of the following possibilities would be explored:

  • Up to 2 phone calls leading up to or during the 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic
  • Up to 5 social media posts per year in relation to golf experience at the 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic
  • Participation in media interviews and/or a panel discussion during the 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic
  • 20-minute meet & greet in Manulife Suite
  • 20-minute meet & greet with Volunteers
  • Any future use of their likeness by Manulife must be approved by the individual athlete


Please complete the online application form, and submit your own short video demonstrating your passion and thoughts on why you deserve this exemption opportunity. Applications must be submitted before MAY 11, 2017. A selection committee comprised of Manulife executives and Manulife LPGA Classic Tournament staff will finalize selections, and contact the designated recipient by MAY 22, 2017.


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