Can a new national amateur golf tour generate interest from players when it makes its inaugural Cleveland-area stop?
The Hurricane Amateur Golf Tour (HAGT) was founded “with the intention of providing golfers of any age and skill level an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With different handicap flights, the HAGT offers every type of golfer a chance to play competitively.”
Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HAGT administers events all across the country. In 2014, the HAGT will launch into its inaugural season, conducting events in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and New Jersey.
The Hurricane Tour Cleveland Amateur is scheduled for May 31 – June 1 at Fowlers Mill Golf Club in Chesterland, Ohio.
All of the tour’s amateur-only events are 2-day, 36-hole tournaments with a dinner event held after Saturday’s first round.
Entry fee for the Cleveland event is $250 plus an HAGT Tour Membership Fee of $25.
Players have a chance to win merchandise from a $2,000 prize purse that will be split up amongst the flights depending on their size. Payout schedules will be released once player registration for the tournament has closed. The top 3 from every flight will be paid out no matter the field size and the amount each flight is paid will be based on the amount of players in that individual flight. If a flight has more than 20 players than we will pay out the top 5 place finishers from that flight.
Payouts on the Hurricane Amateur Golf Tour are made in the form of gift cards to the Hurricane Tour Shop.
Amateurs (both men and women) compete in flights based on their handicap and age:
Men’s Divisions: Woods: 0-5.9; Mickelson: 6-11.9; Singh: 12-17.9; Els: 18+
Women’s Divisions: Sorenstam: 0-6.9; Zaharias: 7-13.9; Lopez: 14+
Senior Divisions: Senior Woods: 0-6.9; Senior Mickelson: 7-13.9; Senior Singh: 14+
Does the Hurricane Amateur Golf Tour sound like a good deal for the tournament dollar? Is it something you will sign up to play in? Let us know in the comments section below…