Golf Interact started with their first brand, Swing Thought, and its mission is to deliver simplicity and real results to players of all ages and ability levels
(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) – Golf Interact announced the acquisition of the NGA Pro Golf Tour and the rebranding of the longest running developmental tour in the United States as the new, SwingThought.com Tour. The SwingThought.com Tour will be the second brand brought to market by Golf Interact. Swing Thought, the first brand by Golf Interact, focuses on helping golfers simplify the game they love through simple game improvement products, and giving golfers of all ages and ability levels, a game ownership platform.
“For many years we have strived to make players the priority and position ourselves as the number one tour in developmental golf. Our staff works hard to provide players with an atmosphere that most closely mirrors what they will face at golf’s next levels,” stated NGA Tour President Robin L. Waters. “With the acquisition of the NGA Tour by Golf Interact, and their goal to acquire other tours and run more events across the country will definitely make it much easier for players to be in the vicinity of more PGA and web.com qualifiers. We feel very fortunate to have been acquired by a group who is as passionate and committed to developmental golf as we are. This is a win-win for all parties involved, especially for the players so they can once again compete for substantial earnings.”
For 25 years the NGA Pro Golf Tour (formerly the NGA Hooters Tour and the Rick TC Jordan Tour), has prided itself in developing professional golfers to compete at golf’s highest levels. Hundreds of NGA Tour alumni have moved up to golf’s premier tours where they have claimed countless victories, among them 16 major championships won by such NGA Tour alumni as Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, and Keegan Bradley. The success achieved by so many NGA Tour alumni is a true testament to the model used by the NGA Tour which consists of week-long 72-hole walking-only events, just like those found on golf’s premier tours. One only needs to look at this past season’s Web.com Tour money list where the top 25 finishers earn PGA TOUR cards. Among those earning their cards for the upcoming 2014-2015 season are 2013 NGA Tour Player of the Year Jon Curran, 2013 NGA Tour Rookie of the Year Blayne Barber, 2013 NGA Tour Golf Achievement Award Winner Jonathan Randolph, and fellow 2013 NGA Tour players Zack Sucher and Tony Finau. Former NGA Tour players that also secured their cards for the upcoming season include Derek Fathauer, Kyle Reifers, Ryan Armour, Byron Smith and Bill Lunde.
NGA TOUR alumni 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 like Michael Thompson, Ted Potter Jr, Gary Woodland, Russell Henley, Mark Wilson, George McNeill, Scott Stallings, Scott Piercy and many more.
For more information on the new SwingThought.com Tour visit swingthought.com (new site coming soon), ngatour.com, or call 800-992-8748.