Best of NGA Carolina Winter Series to compete against best of Hurricane Pro Golf Tour in Ryder Cup styled event
(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) – For 25 years the NGA Tour has been a leader in providing opportunities for professional golfers at the developmental tour level and those opportunities continue to grow with the announcement of a partnership between the NGA Tour, Brown Golf Management and the Hilton Head Island based Hurricane Pro Golf Tour to create the new “NGA Hurricane Cup at Foxfire”, a Ryder Cup styled team competition pitting the top 6 members from the NGA Carolina Winter Series against the top 6 members of the Hurricane Pro Golf Tour. The event will take place May 15th and 16th, 2014 at the Country Club of Whispering Pines and the Foxfire Golf Resort near the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
“We are always looking for new opportunities and new ways to benefit the most players possible at our developmental tour level,” stated NGA Tour President Robin L. Waters, “and we feel this opportunity, presented by Brown Golf Management and the Hurricane Pro Golf Tour, will only help to enhance the experiences and financial gains that can be achieved by our professionals. The NGA Hurricane Cup will be a nice reward for the players at the top of both the NGA Carolina Winter Series and the Hurricane Pro Golf Tour and we look forward to working with Todd and his staff in making this a top notch event.”
“We are very excited to announce our partnership with the NGA Tour and the formation of the NGA Hurricane Cup,” exclaimed Todd Brown, Vice-President of Business Development with Brown Golf Management, “The Hurricane Pro Golf Tour’s mission is to provide the players with every advantage available to improve their skills. We feel that adding a complementary event of this caliber to the players is another excellent advantage for them. We look forward to working with Robin and the NGA Tour as we know they embody our philosophy of making the players’ experience as rewarding as possible.”
As part of the event week, the NGA Tour will host a regular 2 day 36-hole NGA Carolina Summer Series event on Tuesday and Wednesday May 13-14, 2014 at the Fox Fire Resort. This event will be open to all NGA Carolina Summer Series and Hurricane Pro Golf Tour members at NGA Carolina Summer Series member’s entry. The event, however, will not count as official earnings on the Hurricane Pro Golf Tour.
The partnership will also reward the top members of the Hurricane Pro Golf Tour with complimentary membership and full exempt status onto the NGA Tour’s main Pro Series, the number 3 ranked Men’s Professional Golf Tour in the United States behind the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour. The NGA Tour Pro Series is made up of 18 to 21 week-long guaranteed purse events running from late February through early September and is played primarily throughout the southeastern United States. Major Champions such as Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, and Jim Furyk all won on the NGA Tour Pro Series before finding success on the PGA Tour.
For more information on the NGA Pro Golf Tour visit www.ngatour.com or contact Joy Johnson (800-992-8748 or email Joy@ngatour.com).