Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SwingThought.com Tour announces Inaugural 'Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash' event

Special 60 Player, 36-Hole Event to showcase Top Professional Golf Talent

(Myrtle Beach, S.C) – The SwingThought.com Tour (formerly the NGA/Hooters Tour) announced a partnership with the Magnolia Bluffs Casino and Beau Pre Country Club in Natchez, Mississippi to host a special 60 player 36-hole professional event and Pro Am to take place Nov. 3 through 7. The event, titled the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Beau Pre Bayou Bash, will take place prior to the start of the second stage of Web.com Tour Q School. The event also takes place the same week as the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss., just a short drive away, providing those professionals who aren’t able to play their way into the PGA TOUR event an alternative championship event to compete in during the week.

The event will feature a week full of festivities, starting with housing opportunities for players, complimentary meals throughout the week for players and their guests, professional practice rounds and a player welcoming party Monday, professional practice rounds, pro shootout tournament, and proam pairings party Tuesday, sponsors’ pro-am and pro long drive Wednesday, before concluding with a two-day, 36-hole professional tournament with no cut on Thursday and Friday. Those wishing to volunteer for housing or to work the championship event or to participate as a sponsor can do so by contacting Beau Pre Country Club. As always spectators are welcome and admission is free to the public.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have such a special event hosted Magnolia Bluffs and Beau Pre Country Club and the fact that the event is so close to the Sanderson Farms Championship is a definite plus for professionals trying to reach the next level,” said Robin L. Waters, SwingThought.com Tour president. “Players can now come to Jackson and try to play their way into a PGA TOUR event and, if they are unsuccessful, they will still be able to compete during the week on a championship course with a top notch sponsor who is willing to do whatever it takes to give them a top professional event experience.”

Magnolia Bluffs Casino is Mississippi’s newest gaming property in the historic town of Natchez.  Located directly on the Mississippi River, the property is situated on a breathtaking bluff that captures picturesque views of the mighty Mississippi River. The casino is home to 580 state-of-the-art slot machines and 10 table games.

Beau Pré Country Club was founded in 1999 just South of Natchez as a new location for the long standing Belwood Country Club. What course architect Mike Young created was a perfect blend of nature's bliss and the challenge of the game. Beau Pré (translated as 'beautiful meadow') has been widely recognized as one of the best golf courses to play in the Magnolia State since its opening. The Club has hosted numerous amateur and professional events due to its notoriety, the latest being the 2014 MWGA State Am.

SwingThought.com Tour alumni have won an amazing 16 major championships and 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 such as 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.

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