LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 14, 2007 – The Duramed FUTURES Tour will move into its new headquarters office on Monday, Dec. 17, transitioning from its previous location in Lakeland, Fla., to the LPGA’s Headquarters in Daytona Beach, Fla. The LPGA acquired the Duramed FUTURES Tour in July, prompting the transition.
The Tour’s previous headquarters address was 1643 Williamsburg Square, Lakeland, Fla., 33803, where it had been located since January 2004. The new address for the Duramed FUTURES Tour is: 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, Fla., 32124-1092. Duramed FUTURES Tour telephone and facsimile numbers have changed to (386) 274-6200 and (386) 274-1099, respectively.
“Being located on the same premises as the LPGA Tour is a perfect way for the Duramed FUTURES Tour to seek and develop opportunities for both tours as it relates to working strategies, sponsorship opportunities and tournament development,” said Zayra F. Calderon, president/CEO of the Duramed FUTURES Tour. “So many more hallway conversations and new initiatives happen when you are there.”
Beginning as the Tampa Bay Mini Tour in 1981, the FUTURES Tour set up its first office headquarters in LaBelle, Fla., at the end of 1984. The headquarters moved to Sebring, Fla., at the end of 1985, where it remained for 10 years, before moving to Avon Park, Fla., in 1995. Two years later, the headquarters of the then-FUTURES Golf Tour was relocated to Lakeland, Fla., where it has been housed at two different addresses.
In 2006, the Tour signed a multi-year agreement with national title sponsor Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and changed its name to the Duramed FUTURES Tour.
The new Daytona Beach headquarters will bring together the Duramed FUTURES Tour with its new parent company, the LPGA. The headquarters office is located on the property of LPGA International, home to the Champions and Legends golf courses.