€590,000 for Europe’s next Generation of Professionals
The Pro Golf Tour, founded in 1997, enters into its 20th year in 2015. Over the course of 19 tournaments in sixcountries, taking place between January and September, €680,000 in prize money will be shared out between the participating professionals. As well as the PGA of Germany, and respectively its umbrella association, shareholders in the Pro Golf Tour include Professional Golf AG with its headquarters in Munich and Langer Sport Marketing GmbH from Augsburg.
Munich – The Pro Golf Tour is recognised by the European Tour as the gateway to the Challenge Tour and is, consequently, one of four official Satellite Tours. This means: whoever finishes among the top players on the Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit at the end of the season will receive their tour card to participate on the Challenge Tour the following year. In addition, the top rankings are exempt from Level 1 of the qualifying school, meaning that they have already jumped the first hurdle on their way to the golf's premiere competition, the European Tour.
The ever increasing popularity among the outstanding field of international golfers very much confirms that the Pro Golf Tour is becoming increasingly popular with each and every year of its existence. The Tour enjoys an outstanding reputation for its professionalism and as an ideal gateway onto the Challenge Tour. Accordingly, the quality and size of the participant field is also continuing to increase. Altogether, up to 156 golfers can go to the tee at Pro Golf Tour tournaments. The participating golfers come from over 30 different nations.
The most prominent former member of the Pro Golf Tour is Martin Kaymer from Mettmann. Kaymer, who topped the rankings list in 2006 with five tournament victories, set a new German record round at the Habsberg Classic, needing only 59 shots to get around and qualified for the European Tour that same year through the Pro Golf Tour and the Challenge Tour (two victories). On 28th February 2011, Martin Kaymer climbed to number 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking list.
Reports and images from the individual open tournaments which make up the tour are provided in English and German on the websites www.progolftour.de and www.pro-golf-tour.com, also on the social media accounts of the Pro Golf Tour on Facebook and Twitter. The headquarters of Pro Golf Tour and the tour office are located in Landsberger Straße in Munich. The managing director of the Pro Golf Tour is Rainer Goldrian; the contact person for all operative tour matters is Mark Rothballer.
Office hours are Monday to Thursday 9:30 am till 4 pm, Friday 9:30 am till 3 pm. On tournament days we are available till 2 pm.