2019 Solheim Cup Viewing Party is Planned to Recognize Famed LPGA Tournament

Daily Dose  |  09/09/2019 10:00 am

Destination Toledo is hosting a 2019 Solheim Cup Watch Party at Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel’s rooftop bar, The Heights, on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the final round of the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles' PGA Centenary Course in Scotland. The 2021 Solheim Cup will be held at Inverness Club in Toledo.

The viewing party, which is open to the public, will feature an exclusive brunch menu, drink specials and a raffle with great prizes including an overnight stay at the Renaissance with a $100 food and beverage certificate, free rounds of golf and Solheim Cup apparel. The first 50 guests will receive a Solheim Cup pin. Self-parking is available at the Vistula garage or valet parking at the Renaissance.

The City of Toledo’s Mayor, Wade Kapszukiewicz, will be in attendance for the festivities.

“This celebration is meant to build awareness for this prestigious LPGA tournament that Toledo has the honor of hosting the week of August 30, 2021 at Inverness Club,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said. “A 2021 Solheim Cup committee is already in place to help educate the region, create excitement and make this event an international success.”

The 16th edition of the biennial match-play competition will feature the best professional women golfers from the United States and Europe from September 13-15. Catriona Matthew will captain Team Europe while Inkster returns for a record third successive

outing as the leader of Team USA, who will be bidding to successfully defend the trophy on European soil for the first time. The United States has won three times on European soil (1996 – Wales, 2007 – Sweden, 2015 – Germany).

The U.S. leads Europe 10-5 all-time in Solheim Cup competition following their victory in 2017 at Des Moines Golf &Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Americans led 10.5-5.5 heading into Sunday’s concluding singles matches and ended up retaining the trophy by 16.5-11.5, their largest victory margin since 1996. Juli Inkster became the second two-time winning captain in Cup history, joining Judy Rankin as the only women from either side to lead two victorious Solheim Cup teams.

The inaugural Solheim Cup was played in 1990 at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla., where Team USA won by 11.5-4.5, but Team Europe rebounded two years later with a commanding victory at Dalmahoy Country Club in Scotland by 11.5-6.5 - and so a genuine Solheim Cup rivalry was born.