Four Points by Sheraton in London was one of the major co-sponsors of this year’s Canadian Women’s Open golf tournament that was held at London Hunt and Country Club. The hotel hosted the top golfers attending the Canadian Women’s Open which featured 96 of the top 100 players on the LPGA’s Official Money List including former two-time champion and World No. 3 Lydia Ko, along with Canadian teenage golfing sensation, Brooke Henderson. Most of the golfers participating in the event were hosted at the Four Points Sheraton in London together with their friends and families.
The Four Points by Sheraton London is located approximately 10 minutes away from downtown London and less than a 5 minute drive from the 401 highway. The golfers staying at the hotel had a choice of dining at one of two establishments on the site – the Tuscany’s Ristorante and the Atrium setting of Bentley’s Lounge. The hotel has more than 14,000 square feet of event space, including a ballroom that can hold up to 600 of the golfers and their entourage.
The London Hunt and Country Club is a well-known facility which provides an 18-hole, 7200 yard championship golf course designed by one of the world’s most renowned golf course architects, Robert Trent Jones in 1960 and then renovated in the year 2000 by his son, Rees Jones, one of today’s leading golf course designers. The course is a world-class 156 player field and the highest rated golf course at the facility and has a rating of 7.5882 making it among the top courses in the province of Ontario. There were 15 Canadians who challenged at the LPGA tournament’s opening round of Canadian Pacific Women’s Open which had a $2.25 million purse. The cup was won by South Korea’s Ryu So-Yeon who claimed her first LPGA title after a two-year drought.
So Yeon Ryu broke through on Sunday at the tournament holding off her best friends and fellow countrymen Na Yeon Choi and five time major winner, Inbee Park. Ryu beat Choi Na-Yeon (21-under) by two shots with a 3-under 69 to get her to 23-under-par for the championship. “I’ve been waiting and wanting it so much that I really cannot feel anything right now. It’s always good to be the champion”, said Ryu. Ryu, who is also the 2011 US Women’s Open champion, will move up to fifth place in the world rankings as a result of her latest win.
However, despite being the competitive course record-holder at London Hunt and Country Club (63) and also holding the Canadian Women’s Open record, Ryu was slightly upset that she was unable to break the LPGA Tour record of 27-under still being held by Annika Sorenstam. “Yeah, I’m a bit disappointed I couldn’t reach the record but it still feels good. I still have the tournament course record, and it still feels really great”, Ryu said on Sunday after winning the tournament. With the victory, Ryu picks up her third career LPGA Tour win and first since the 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
Top amateur Canadian golfer, Brooke Henderson was quite excited for play that began on Thursday. Henderson, who is a Team Canada member from Smiths Falls, Ontario, was well aware of the great expectations that came with her recent success. “I see the pressure and I hear it,” said Henderson, who finished with a tie for 10th at the U.S Women’s Open last month and runner up at the U.S. Women’s Amateur two weeks ago. “I hear that I’m the face of Canadian golf, but I’m just trying to improve and trying to get better.
The Canadian amateur sensation won low amateur and low Canadian honors, winning the Marlene Streit and Sandra Post Awards. After missing the cut at the past two Canadian Women’s Opens Henderson made it four for four in 2014 LPGA cuts made with a final round 1-under 71 to finish T46. By making the cut at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, the 16-year-old prodigy got to play with two LPGA major winners: her teenage idol Lexi Thompson and golfing legend Laura Davies. “That support from such a veteran on the tour and such a role model of mine is amazing,” Henderson said.
Four Points by Sheraton donned another feather in its cap after the successful co-sponsoring the LPGA event which came to an end on 24th August. The attendants at Four Points by Sheraton worked tirelessly to see that the golfers received world-class service. The golfers also received lots of support from the local community and the local city council. The success brings new fame to the Four Points by Sheraton in London as the national and international golfers got to experience the five-star service of a world-class eco-friendly hotel.
For a long time, Four Points by Sheraton has been committed to being an ‘eco-friendly’ hotel. The hotel has taken several measures to live up to its reputation by implementing energy conservation policies, water conservation practices and engaging in responsible purchasing. The hotel, for example, in its relentless effort to cut waste, has installed eco-friendly dispensers from Dispenser-Amenities Inc., and this has helped the hotel to cut back on soap/shampoo wastage and eliminate thousands of plastic bottles from being dumped in landfills. It has also implemented other ‘green’ environmental practices such as Smart Irrigation, Dumpster Monitoring, and Green Housekeeping.
Dispenser Amenities is proud that the finest female golfers in the world enjoyed the world’s finest shower dispensers during their stay a London’s Four Points by Sheraton!