Atlantic City, NJ (May 21, 2013) – On Friday, May 31 golf phenom Lexi Thompson along with fellow LPGA tour pros will navigate a one-of-a-kind golf skills course laid out along the iconic Atlantic City boardwalk. The Red Bull Boardwalk Drive event will feature the LPGA athletes taking aim from a custom-built tee box placed on the brow of Revel Casino’s famous SkyGarden located 87 feet above sea level. From high above the Boardwalk, Lexi and friends will need to use every club in their bag to conquer a course that features sand and water targets ranging from 75 yards to nearly 250 yards.
"I've had a blast being a part of Red Bull events all over the country, but a golf skills course is definitely a first," said Thompson. "You can't really prepare for a course like this. We're going to be eight stories above the targets so it's going to be an exciting new experience for all of us as well as the fans."
The Red Bull Boardwalk Drive is hosted by Revel Atlantic City and Red Bull in conjunction with the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, taking place at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, NJ May 31 – June 2.
The Red Bull Boardwalk Drive starts at 7pm and is free to the public. Fans are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early to secure the best viewing spots. Viewing areas are located on the Boardwalk around Revel as well as in the SkyGarden at Revel. Space inside of the SkyGarden is limited and access will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Lexi has been making headlines in the golf world since she was only 12 years old when in 2007 she became the youngest ever qualifier for the US Women's Open. Since then she has continued to be among the game’s brightest young stars. After winning the 2010 Curtis Cup – the ladies amateur team championship played against Great Britain & Ireland – with the USA, Lexi turned pro in June 2010 and continued to find success on the pro circuit. In 2011 at only 16 years old she took two professional wins, one at the Navistar LPGA Classic and another at the Dubai Ladies Masters. Having been rapidly climbing the world rankings since 2009, Lexi currently ranks 25th in the world.
For more information on the Red Bull Boardwalk Drive, please visit the Revel events site:www.revelresorts.com/redbull or the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer site: www.shopritelpgaclassic.com/special_promotions.php
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