San Antonio, TX, May 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The San Antonio chapter of the Golf Galaxy Golf Tour opened their season on March 15th at Olympia Hills Golf and Conference Center, located in Univeral City, and promptly followed that up on April 19th at Maverick Golf Club in Floresville. The local Tour, part of the very popular and fast-growing Callaway Golf and Golf Galaxy sponsored network of golf tours is certainly a hit among local golfers. In fact, San Antonio was selected to host the first of four Regional Tournaments, all leading up the the National Championship this September in Las Vegas.
The South Regional will be held May 30-31 at The Golf Club of Texas, one of the favorites of many area golfers. Golfers from throughout the United States are expected to converge in San Antonio for this premier event. Following Saturday's round, The Golf Club of Texas will host an awards banquet for all participants. This national tournament is open to all golfers, not just those in the local area.
Additionally, the Alamo City has been earmarked to host the Golf Galaxy Golf Tour National Championship within the next few years. The selection of the Mission City Golf Tour, as it is also known, to host a Regional Tournament, as well as the National Championship is based on the popularity of the local tour, input from the Tour players, and of course - location.
San Antonio is one of more than 60 cities offering events sponsored by Golf Galaxy, Callaway Golf, Golf Magazine, Shaftix and PGA Tour Partners. The tour is designed to give average golfers the opportunity to experience the fun, friendly competition of tournament golf at a variety of great local courses.
Tony Vaught, Local Tour Director for San Antonio and the Director of Media Relations for the Golf Galaxy Golf Tour, is excited about the growth of the tour.
“This is the first golf tour that caters to the average golfer who scores in the 90's, 80's or 70's. There are no mandatory membership fees or dues, events are flighted so every team has a chance to win every time they tee it up. Tournaments are played on weekends, and it’s very affordable. On top of that, you can win great prizes,” said Vaught.
All tournaments are two-person team format events played mostly on Saturdays and are open to men, women, and juniors who normally score 95 or less for 18 holes.
Players receive merchandise payouts (in the form of Golf Galaxy gift cards) to maintain amateur status. The tour offers more than $1,000 in prizes (with full-field) per event and a per event point system that crowns a Player of the Year.
Although there are no mandatory membership fees or dues, players may upgrade to VIP status and receive discounts on tournament entry fees. Golf Galaxy Golf Tour logo merchandise, great products from Callaway Golf and other valuable golf offerings.
Players and sponsors may learn about tour schedules and locations, VIP Memberships, national and local sponsorship opportunities and other tour related information by visiting www.missioncitygolftour.com, or by contacting Vaught at (210) 573-3450 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Golf Connect
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