Dallas-based Arcis Golf announced that Lilia Vu, LPGA Tour player and World No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings, has become an Arcis Golf Ambassador.
Arcis is the second largest and fastest-growing owner and operator of private, resort, and daily fee clubs in the United States, as Dallas Innovates noted in a story in June.
“Lilia is already a bona fide star with unlimited potential, and we are excited to partner with her as she continues to build upon her already remarkable achievements.” Blake Walker, founder and CEO of Arcis Golf, said in a statement. “Her deep and long-standing connection to Arcis courses makes this a natural and easy partnership for us. We could not be more excited to build upon the relationship and have Lilia formally representing Arcis Golf.”
The 26-year-old golfer from Fountain Valley, California, played collegiate golf at UCLA. In 2021, while on the Symetra Tour, Vu won three titles, setting the stage for her first LPGA victory at the 2023 Honda LPGA Thailand.
Arcis Golf said that Vu’s breakthrough and first big victory came at The Chevron Championship in The Woodlands, Texas, in April. Her second major victory came four months later at the Women’s British Open, where she dominated the field and won by six shots.
Recently, Vu represented the United States in her rookie appearance in the Solheim Cup, a biennial tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States.
Vu is set to compete in November’s CME Championship in Naples, Florida, and will play in December’s Grant Thornton Invitational with playing partner Joel Dahmen of the PGA Tour.
Vu has a long-time connection to Arcis—and her dad’s a golf pro at one of its clubs
Vu’s golf journey began in Southern California, where she grew up playing at Arcis’ David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley and practicing at The Oaks Club at Valencia and Valencia Country Club while at UCLA.
Vu’s father and coach, Douglas, has been an instructor at David L. Baker for nearly a decade.
As part of her collaboration with Arcis Golf, the company said that Vu will wear the Arcis logo on her sleeve and make special appearances at Arcis Golf member and community events.
“It feels like things have come full circle with this opportunity to represent Arcis Golf, especially given my history and my dad’s involvement with the David L. Baker Golf Course,” Vu said in a statement. “I’m honored to represent a brand that values the game of golf as much as I do. I appreciate Arcis’ approach to inclusion and how they make golf and experiences accessible to the many communities they serve.”
Arcis Golf said it;s committed to diversifying the game of golf.
In March, it became the new presenting sponsor of the Women In Golf Foundation, Inc. and its 2023 National Women’s Collegiate Golf Championship in Stockbridge, Georgia. Arcis Golf recently acquired Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, GA, which hosts the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
“Having Lilia represent Arcis is in perfect alignment with our grow the game objectives, as well,” Walker said. “She will be an amazing brand ambassador for golfers of all skill levels, genders, and backgrounds.”
Founded nine years ago, Arcis Golf has invested more than $100 million in upgrades, amenities, personnel, training, and systems to enhance golf and club lifestyles at its collection of municipal, daily-fee, private, and resort clubs.
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