Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour is pleased to announce a relationship with the newly formed Buckeye Tour in North East Ohio.
The premise of the relationship is to help further expose both Tours in their geographical markets while providing more opportunities for professionals to grow and develop their games.
The Buckeye Tour is being lead by Jake Scott. The Strongsville (OH) native won twice on the Great Lakes Tour and finished runner-up at the Southern Ontario Open in 2016.
"Jake is a tremendous professional and his passion for the game of golf is second to none." says Great Lakes Tour President Jim Kenesky. "This relationship with The Buckeye Tour in North East Ohio will give our members and players further opportunity to compete during off weeks from the Great Lakes Tour and Circuit Canada Pro Tour."
For the inaugural season in 2017, The Buckeye Tour will consist of twelve 36 hole events beginning May 24-25. The Tour's promise is that 82% of entry fees will be allocated to purse payouts. Any event reaching 70 players will have a $5000 USD first place share.
"We're very excited to partner with the Great Lakes Tour, as they provide an essential tool for young and developing professionals in Canada." Says Jake Scott regarding the relationship. "This will provide an even greater opportunity for aspiring tour players in the Northeast to hone their skills and compete as much as possible, with quality venues, fields and purses."
The Buckeye Tour and Great Lakes Tour share similar visions as they provide young or aspiring professionals a place to develop their games for the next stage of their career. All this while maintaining a high level of value to the player with tournament experience and member benefits.
"This is an important relationship for both Tours as we look to widen our reach and develop members, fans and followers from outside our geographic locations." States Kenesky. "With the Circuit Canada Pro Tour and The Buckeye Tour, our members will have affordable events to play while keeping their travel costs at a minimum. Our goal is to create champion golfers and giving our members a place to play week in and week out is extremely important."
Buckeye Tour members will receive a 15% discount on non-member entry fees for the Great Lakes Tour in 2017. While Great Lakes Tour members will be able to play in Buckeye Tour events for the posted member rate. Membership dues are waived but all players will be deemed as non-members and ineligible for member benefits or season long prizing through Order of Merit and Money List rankings.
To view more information on The Buckeye Tour please visit HERE
To view The Buckeye Tour schedule please visit HERE
To view The Buckeye Tour projected payouts please visit HERE
For more information please contact the Buckeye Tour Director Jake Scott
Or Great Lakes Tour President Jim Kenesky