Palm Springs, CA, September 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Medal Play Golf Tour is ready to begin its 3rd season in the Palm Springs/ Inland Empire/ Temecula, CA area and 2nd season in the Phoenix, AZ area under the direction of veteran tour director Blane Freytag. The tour, which provides amateurs the experience of competitive stroke-play golf, will host a local schedule in each area that kicks off in November and will finish on September 8th - 9th with the Tour Championship at Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, CA. Players from both tours will compete for the title of Tour Champion in each division at this season ending event.
The tour is offering all new and existing members a special membership offer to start the 2012 season. Any player who participates in any of their events on either tour during November or December will earn a free membership for the 2012 season. After the December events, membership will be a nominal $59 for the season. “It’s our way of thanking our current members for helping us get established, as well as an opportunity to grow the tour by allowing interested players to try an event without any financial commitment,” said tour director Blane Freytag. The tour also plans to continue its program of free memberships for Active Duty Military throughout the 2012 season.
“Now amateurs can play a tour just like the pros, without the travel,” added Freytag. “Our events are held locally on weekends, perfect for the average golfer. Our goal is to provide fun, fair, competitive individual stroke play golf tournaments utilizing NET scoring (using your MPGT Tournament Handicap) to level the playing field. Everyone has an equal shot in our tournaments.” The Medal Play Golf Tour is for amateurs of all ages and abilities. Members are placed in one of three (3) divisions based on handicap. Divisions are: Championship Division (0-7.9 handicap), Gold Division (8-15.9), Silver Division (16+).
Tournament format is individual net stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. A software program and web page tracks each player’s tour handicap to ensure participants are placed in their proper division. Player tour handicaps will be monitored throughout the season to field the most competitive divisions possible. “We have a unique anti-sandbagging system to weed out the baggers,” added Freytag.
At each event, the top golfers in all divisions win Visa gift cards from the prize pool that is generated in each division. All participants also earn points toward “Player of the Year” honors in their division. A Fed Ex style playoff covering the final events adds to the excitement.
Entry fees for the Medal Play Golf Tour are individually priced. Those fees include green fees, shared use of a cart, range balls, prize pool, scoring and trophies. There will also be optional skins games and an optional par 3 cash pot at each event. Trophies will also be up for grabs for the winners of each division. Results and points standings are posted within 72 hours at (www.medalplaygolftour.com).
Come join them in the excitement and experience of tournament golf in a friendly and competitive atmosphere. The Medal Play Golf Tour gives the everyday player the chance to compete in events for trophies, skins and prize pool money on a local and regional stage. Bring your friends and watch the prize money grow. Visit www.medalplaygolftour.com to sign up or call tour director Blane Freytag at (623) 764-3522.