Plans underway for 2022 Dow GLBI and Eat Great Winter

Tournament officials are gearing up for another exciting year at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. Scheduled for July 10 – 16, 2022, the 72-hole, stroke-play tournament will feature 72 two-player teams competing in both foursomes and four-ball with a $2.5 million purse at Midland Country Club. As one of the premier events on the LPGA Tour, the Dow GLBI is continuing to identify ways the tournament can continue to evolve in the years ahead.

In November of 2021, the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (Dow GLBI) announced that the LPGA team event will increase the tournament purse to $2.5 million in 2022. The raise amounts to nearly 10 percent more than the 2021 Dow GLBI purse. The Dow GLBI will award the winning team with $607,620 ($303,810 for each champion). The Dow GLBI continues to be one of the highest paying tournaments on the LPGA Tour outside of the majors.

“This purse increase truly represents Dow’s commitment to driving inclusion, diversity, and equity as an organization and proud supporter of the LPGA," said Dow GLBI Executive Director Chris Chandler. "It's remarkable what we've been able to accomplish in the two short years of this event, and we're looking forward to continuing to help advance the game of women's golf in the years ahead."

While the LPGA tournament is at the heart of the week-long event, the Dow GLBI features several programs including the First Tee Junior Clinic, the Special Olympics 3-Hole Challenge, free access for Veterans, and leadership programming focused on inclusion, diversity, equity, and sustainability. The Dow GLBI also continued a variety of charity initiatives benefiting nonprofits in the Great Lakes Bay Region. More than $1 million in charitable giving has been awarded since the tournament’s inception in 2019.

Coming in February, Eat Great Winter is back in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Hosted in Wenonah Park, Bay City, during the evenings of February 27, 28 and March 1, twenty-two glowing igloos will illuminate the riverside. The Eat Great brand was created to help enrich Great Lakes Bay Region restaurants and other culinary brands by building community, highlighting local talent, and providing a platform for local purveyors, restauranteurs, and chefs to tell their stories and grow their initiatives. Eat Great works alongside restaurants from around the region to offer unique food-centric events throughout the year.

As always, we are looking for some help from the community to make this event possible. If you’re interested in volunteering and bringing this event to life, please to visit to view a list of committee descriptions and volunteer opportunities. All are welcome and appreciated.

For more information on the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, visit and join the social conversation at, and (@DowGLBI). You can also follow the Eat Great Food Festival at (@EatGreatFestival) or online at