The Medalist Tour Director Mike Hastings sent the following email to a number of players and to Northeast Ohio Golf at noon today, ending the operations of that Tour. But not every question is answered in the email — especially financial ones.
It is with great regret that I inform you that The Medalist Tour will cease operation immediately. I thank all of you who have participated in the 20 events we staged this year, unfortunately things did not work out.
I will be dissolving the LLC in the coming weeks. Hopefully someone else will pick up the banner and try anew next year, but it won’t be me.
Hastings did not appear at the final Medalist Tour event, a pro-am scramble held last Friday at Raintree Golf Club — one that was originally scheduled for Rosemont Country Club. Instead, he left Tour associate Chris Marino to handle the operations at the scramble. The final event attracted only had a handful of teams to play, and a very small cash payout was distributed upon the completion of play. Other than a quick posting of Friday’s starting times, the scramble was not referenced on the Tour’s website at all during the week, leading to speculation that a bigger problem existed.
A number of professional and amateur players have indicated they have not yet received full payment for winnings earned in this year’s events, so NEOHgolf.com will continue to follow up on this story…