The Cleveland Golf Company is heavily involved in player development with support to junior, collegiate and developmental tour golf. For developmental tour players, Monday qualifying for the Nationwide Tour is a step in the right direction. The Cleveland Golf Tour is intended to provide an alternative event for players missing the cut in a Monday Qualifier. The Cleveland Golf Tour will offer 8 competitive, 36-hole events scheduled around the Monday Qualifiers.
Each event will be held on the Monday Qualifying course. The first event will be held July 29-30 at Tiburon GC in Omaha, Nebraska.
"This is the true meaning of a developmental tour" said Greg Hopkins, Cleveland Golf President and CEO. "The Cleveland Golf Tour encourages aspiring players to get to the next level while providing an alternative event if a player misses in his attempt to qualify. Cleveland Golf is proud to put our name on this Tour."
Golden State Golf Tours, Inc., a Southern California based developmental tour for 26 years, and its staff will conduct the Cleveland Golf Tour events in 2008 with an eye on expansion of the tour in 2009. The Tour website can be found at (www.clevelandgolfprotour.com). For more information, please contact Cleveland Golf Tour Executive Director, Mike O'Leary at 760-822-8263.
Tue/Wed – July 29-30, Tiburon GC, Omaha, NE
Sat/Sun – Aug 2-3, Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, KS
Tue/Wed – Aug 12-13, Ravenwood GC, Rochester, NY
Wed/Thu – Sep 3-4, Glen Eagle GC, Syracuse, UT
Tue/Wed – Sep 9-10, Banbury GC, Eagle, ID
Tue/Wed – Sep 16-17, Emerald Valley GC, Creswell, OR
Tue/Wed – Oct 7-8, Ranchland Hills GC, Midland, TX
Tue/Wed – Oct 14-15, Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, Harrison, TN
About Cleveland Golf:
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland Golf enjoys a strong presence on the PGA TOUR as well as competitive tours worldwide. Cleveland's staff includes Vijay Singh, Boo Weekley, David Howell, and many other players. The company was founded in 1979 and originally manufactured high quality replicas of classic golf clubs from the 1940s and 1950s, but soon earned the reputation as an innovative producer of original equipment in its own right. Cleveland Golf's parent company, SRI Sports Limited, is the number one golf club manufacturer in Japan. SRI Sports also owns the Srixon golf-equipment brand. Cleveland Golf remains steadfastly committed to providing tour-proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers at prices that ensure optimal value to consumers.