Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tour to Host First Guaranteed Purse event of the Winter Season

Minimum $40,000 Purse on the line at premier Florida host, Orange County National

(Myrtle Beach, S.C) – Orange County National has hosted some of the biggest events in golf including Champions Tour Q School and Final Stage of PGA TOUR Q School but none may be bigger than next week’s Tour $40,000 Guaranteed Purse event.

The Tour (formerly the NGA/Hooters Tour) will be hosting its first regular season Winter Series Guaranteed Purse event in the history of the 26-year-old developmental tour. The three-day 54-hole event will take place October 28 through 30 at the course named the number one public golf course in the state of Florida and No. 2 public golf course in the United States by Golf World’s Readers Choice Award.

The purse for the event will be a guaranteed minimum $40,000 but can jump to $50,000 if the field reaches 80 players. Entry into the event is $800 for Tour Winter Series members, $1,100 for nonmembers who wish to compete as professionals or $295 for those wishing to compete as an amateur. There will be a cut to the low 33% and ties after the completion of the first 36-holes.

Players may still join the Tour Winter Series for only $500. The top 60 members of the Tour Winter Series will have the opportunity to compete in the Winter Series Tour Championship for a guaranteed $50,000 minimum purse. The Orange County National $40,000 minimum guaranteed purse event will be the 1st of six to be played on the Tour Winter Series this season on some of the top golf courses in the Orlando area including the Shingle Creek Golf Club, Disney Magnolia Course, Red Tail Golf Club, Metrowest and PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Q School host Sun N’Lake.

In addition to the 3 day 54-hole event, Orange County National will also play host to a special one day 18-hole Tour Winter Series event on Monday October 27th. This event is open to all Tour Winter Series members, nonmembers, and amateurs. In addition to the first place prize check, the winner of the one day event will also receive free entry into the 3 day guaranteed purse event. Altogether there are 27 events remaining on this year’s Tour Winter Series schedule making this season’s membership one of the most valuable of all time.

For more information on the Tour Winter Series or to join please visit or call the Tour offices at 800-992-8748. 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 Tour visit (new site coming soon),, or call 800-992-8748.

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