Naples’ PGA TOUR Champions Event to be Renamed Following ACE’s Acquisition of Chubb
NAPLES, Fla. –Tournament officials announce that The ACE Group Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions event that has been in the Naples community for 29 years, will be rebranded to the Chubb Classic. This change reflects the acquisition of The Chubb Corporation by 17-year title sponsor ACE Limited, and its adoption of the Chubb name. The Chubb Classic will be held February 9 – 14, 2016 at the TwinEagles Club in Naples, Fla.
“We are excited to support our title sponsor by following suit with a new tournament name and overall rebrand of the event,” said Tournament Director Matt Hilliker. “Becoming the Chubb Classic allows us to revamp our look within the Naples community and be the first event to showcase the new Chubb corporate brand. The name of the event is changing, but our commitment to delivering the highest quality event and fan experience will not waver.”
The corporate acquisition will only affect the name of the tournament and the rebrand. No ticket pricing, venue, additional events or other details in regards to the overall event will be changed.
The Chubb Classic returns to Naples February 9 – 14 and will feature 81 of the world’s best players battling for a $1.6 million purse. The tournament annually attracts a strong field from the top of the Money List and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Since 1988 the Chubb Classic has raised more than $3 million for charity. The official host charity of the tournament is The First Tee of Naples/Collier.
Tickets for the Chubb Classic can be purchased in advance at a discounted cost of $25 for a daily ticket and $50 for a weekly ticket. Upgraded tickets to The Talon Club are also available, giving ticketholders access to a shared hospitality suite on the 18th green with appetizers, beer and wine included. The Ultimate Golf Experience Book is also now available. This package provides access and discounted rates to 25 private courses throughout the SW Florida area. A full list of participating courses is available at chubbclassic.com. Parking passes are also available online or over the phone, $5 daily, $20 weekly.
Kids 17-and-younger will receive free admission to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel and their families, with valid Military ID.
For more information on the Chubb Classic, to buy tickets or to get involved as a participating vendor, please visit chubbclassic.com or call the Tournament Office at (239) 593-3900.
About the New Chubb
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: new.chubb.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game, with many of its 34 members in the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events. It’s where Legends play. The Tour also counts numerous other major championship winners among its members. PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. PGA TOUR Champions primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2015 determined Bernhard Langer as the Charles Schwab Cup champion. In 2016, the newly-introduced Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will identify and recognize the Tour’s leading player. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of PGA TOUR Champions. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow the PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/ChampionsTour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
About The TwinEagles Club
TwinEagles is conveniently located just 6 miles east of I-75 off Immokalee Road in Naples. Additional information on this premier community and club can be found at: www.twineagles.com.
About the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB
Whether travelers are looking for a romantic escape or family getaway, Florida’s Paradise Coast – Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades – has an array of vacation options year-round. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, distinctive dining, great golf and the best of outdoor adventure, the Paradise Coast is truly a destination with it all. For more information about the Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600 or visit www.ParadiseCoast.com. Follow the destination on Twitter @ParadiseCoast and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theparadisecoast