Saturday, December 20, 2014 Tour to Open 2015 Season February 23-28 at Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta, Ga.

Former South Georgia Classic host Kinderlou Forest Golf Club to host Tour 2015 Season Opening event with $140,000 Purse and Tour event exemption on the line

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) – The Tour announced today they will open their 2015 Pro Series season February 23rd through 28th at former Tour South Georgia Classic host Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga. The event will be the first of sixteen (16) $140,000 guaranteed purse Pro Series events conducted by the Tour in 2015. In addition to the guaranteed purse, the Tour will also be awarding an event exemption into a Tour event at the Valdosta event on a yet-to-be-determined competitive basis.

Created by Davis Love III Designs, the professional course opened in April 2004, serving as host to six PGA Nationwide Tour events and two PGA events in ten years. The South Georgia Classic was one of the largest events on the tour, with one of the richest purses on the PGA qualifying circuit. In an area known for flat terrain, the topography of Kinderlou Forest is unusual for the region. Undulating hills lend a unique element not found in southern Georgia, and the signature #4 with its deep, all natural ravine is one of the most challenging, yet beautiful, holes on the course. With five tee boxes on each hole, the course plays as short as 5,315 yards or as long as 7,781 yards. 

The Tour is currently taking memberships for the upcoming 2015 Pro Series set to begin in late February and continuing through to early September. The Pro Series will consist of 16 72-hole events with $140,000 Guaranteed Purses and 6 54-hole Qualifier/Q Prep events. Fields are limited to 132 players with the top 55 and ties making each cut. Also a minimum of six (6) 2015 Tour "event" exemptions will be awarded throughout the 2015 Pro Series season on a yet-to-be determined competitive basis. To join the 2015 Tour Pro Series, players need only contact the Tour offices at 800-992-8748 and sign up (memberships are granted on a first come first serve basis, no ranking schools or qualifiers are needed). Membership is $1500 running through January 15th and will increase to $2,000 after that date. Tour alumni have won an amazing 16 Major Championships and include 2012 and 2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson, 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, 2010 PGA TOUR Player of the Year and 2003 US Open Champion Jim Furyk, 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson, two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen, British Open and PGA Champion John Daly, and recent PGA Tour winners such as Robert Streb, Ben Martin, Kevin Streelman, Michael Thompson, Ted Potter Jr, Gary Woodland, Russell Henley, Mark Wilson, George McNeill, Scott Stallings, Scott Piercy, current FedExCup Points Leader Robert Streb, and many more. More recently 89 of the 150 players competing in the 2014 Tour Q School Final Stage this past week were past players on the Tour.

For more information on the new Tour, visit or call 800-992-8748.

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