EVENT frequently asked questions

General Questions

Will fans be admitted onsite at the Dow GLBI?


The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational is pleased to host fans when the LPGA team event returns to the Midland Country Club from July 11 – 17, 2021. Ticket sales will be announced soon. Per the latest guidelines from the state of Michigan, outdoor sporting events can be operated with fans. To minimize risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, event officials are continuing to work closely with local and state health officials, the city of Midland, Dow, and the LPGA to ensure the 2021 Dow GLBI is operated safely.




What is the status of 2021 Eat Great Food Festival?


Event organizers also announced the cancellation of the Eat Great Food Festival, scheduled for July 11 – 12, 2021, in Bay City. The two-day event is expected to return in 2022 hosted in Wenonah Park in Bay City. Eat Great is committed to keeping the brand alive by highlighting the diverse culinary talent, restaurants, and flavors in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Some of these efforts include Eat Great Pop-Up events and the return of the Eat Great Trail at the Dow GLBI. Eat Great Trail ticketholders will have access to a variety of menu items on several hospitality decks located throughout the course at Midland Country Club. A selection of beer and wine will be available for guests 21 and over. Follow @EatGreatFestival on Instagram and Facebook or online at EatGreatFoodFestival.com for the latest updates. 




What is the current schedule of events?


The 72-hole, stroke-play tournament will begin on Wednesday, July 14 with 72 two-player teams competing in both foursomes and four-ball with a $2.3 million purse. The first three rounds of the Dow GLBI will air on the Golf Channel while the final round will air live on CBS on Saturday, July 17.




What are the TV times for the tournament?


The Dow GLBI will air on the Golf Channel on the following days: Wednesday, July 14 (Round 1): 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thursday, July 15 (Round 2): 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Tape Delay) Friday, July 16 (Round 3): 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Tape Delay) The final round will air live on CBS: Saturday, July 17: 4:00 pm – 6:00pm





COVID-19 Vaccinations

Are vaccines required to attend the event?


Spectators are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure the state of Michigan meets its vaccination goals which will support events like the Dow GLBI to take place across the state.




How do I schedule my COVID-19 vaccinations?


MidMichigan Health is currently vaccinating all patients ages 18 and older. Follow the steps below to schedule an appointment.

  • MidMichigan Community Health Services also offers vaccine clinics in Roscommon County. Learn more at healthynorth.org/covidshot
  • Parents of 16-17 year olds - Since not all vaccines are approved for this age group, please call their primary care provider’s office or the COVID hotline to add your teen to a wait list. Or contact your local health department for instructions.
  • Don't be a "no-show!" If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment or if you get vaccinated at another location, please call the COVID hotline to notify us so that we can promptly schedule other eligible patients. This notification is critical to avoid wasted vaccine doses.




What COVID-19 safety measures does the tournament plan to integrate?


To minimize risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, event officials are continuing to work closely with local and state health officials, the city of Midland, Dow, and the LPGA to ensure the 2021 Dow GLBI is operated safely. A host of safety measures are being planned including social distancing guidelines, hand sanitizing stations, mask requirements, individually packaged food and beverages, and safety volunteer ambassadors. Space Facility Armor will also be used to clean and sanitize common areas such as the clubhouse, hospitality suites, admissions, restrooms, and food areas. This water-based CDC accepted application kills 99% of microbes on surfaces and prevents them from repopulating for up to two years.