Charlotte, NC – TPG Sports Group today introduced the U.S. Golf Classic (USGC) presented by Pitchfix, a national, winner-take-all cash prize tournament where the winning twosome will bring home $50,000. This is a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity for recreational golfers of all skill levels looking to participate in a high-stakes, professionally run and organized golf tournament. All 50 U.S. states will host a one-day qualifying tournament, where the winning two- person team in each state will advance to the USGC National Championship in Las Vegas, NV.
The format of the U.S. Golf Classic is a two-person best ball, with teams consisting of two players that will count their single lowest net score on each hole. Handicaps will be taken into account for all qualifying and Championship rounds. Depending on each golfer’s handicap, strokes will be applied before the round where they fall on corresponding holes. Teams can be made up of any combination of men, women, or seniors (60+).
“We wanted to create a platform for all golfers to be able to compete and win a cash prize, no matter their skill level,” says Charlie Wend, Vice President of TPG Sports Group. “We’re very excited from the response we’ve received so far from the recreational golf community to retired professional athletes, all looking to compete on an even playing field.”
All one-day state qualifying tournaments will be held on May 19, 2017. Golfers will not only be playing for the right to advance to Las Vegas, but also bragging rights, and the title of State Champion. All 50 state champions will advance to Las Vegas to compete in the USGC National Championship. With the help of USGC’s presenting partner, Pitchfix, participants will compete for a winner-take-all cash prize of $50,000. The USGC National Championship will be held at Aliante Golf Club in Las Vegas on August 26, 2017.
“Pitchfix is excited to team up with TPG Sports Group as presenting sponsor of the inaugural U.S. Golf Classic. We see the U.S. Golf Classic attracting top recreational golfers throughout the United States and familiarizing them with our high quality ball mark repair tools and golf accessories,” said Bart Fokke, CEO Pitchfix.
Any golfer, 21 years of age and older, is eligible to register for this tournament. The USGC utilizes a handicap system to make it a competitive tournament for the entire field. Whether you are a high level golfer or have a handicap of 18, the USGC allows for an even playing field for all participants.
About TPG Sports Group:
TPG Sports Group is a global leader in the sports events industry. Over the past 20 years, TPG’s management and Board of Directors have been successfully involved in professional sports at the highest level as management, scouts, and coaches. We take pride in the experience and relationships we’ve established over the years, which allows us to execute many successful global sporting events. TPG Sports Group operates multiple global events, including Pro Scout School, Sports Tank, Sports Agent School and The Extra Mile Retreat. For additional information about TPG Sports Group, visit tpgsportsgroup.com
Founded in 2005, Pitchfix is the market leader for switchblade divot tools and other golf green related products in Europe and Asia and is renowned for its high standards in design and product quality. It aims to be the market leader in divot tools and other golf related products in the United States by designing, manufacturing and distributing an ever- growing line of high quality and innovative European designed products through selected distribution partners.
Pitchfix currently offers an array of diverse and innovative products for golfers worldwide: Twister 2.0; Twister Divot Tool; Classic Divot Tool; Hybrid Divot Tool; XL 2.0 Divot Tool; Alignmee Marker Alignment Tool and Hatclip Ball Marker. For further information go to www.pitchfixusa.com.
For more information regarding the U.S. Golf Classic and registration, visit: http://usgolfclassic.com/
For more information regarding Pitchfix, visit: https://www.pitchfix.com/
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