Swing Thought Tour

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SwingThought, formerly the NGA Pro Golf Tour, is the oldest developmental golf tour based in the United States. The tour was acquired by Golf Interact in 2014 and rebranded as SwingThought.[1] The tour consists of around 25 professional golf tournaments,[2][3] making it the third largest series in the United States after the elite PGA Tour and its developmental series, the Korn Ferry Tour.[4]

SwingThought
FormerlyNGA Pro Golf Tour
NGA Hooters Tour
SportGolf
Founded1988
CountryUnited States
Official website[1]

The tour was founded by T. C. "Rick" Jordan in 1988 and later sold to Hooters restaurant chain owner Robert H. Brooks in 1994. Hooters was the title sponsor from 1988 through 2011, with the tour branded as the NGA Hooters tour. The tour was sold to Robin Waters of Loris, South Carolina in 2011. In 2015, Golf Interact purchased eGolf Professional Tour and integrated it into the Swing Thought Tour.[5] As of August 2016, no previous ownership or management of the previous tours remain involved in SwingThought.

Combined money leadersEdit

Year Money leader (US$)
2013 Jon Curran 99,718
2012 Brandon Brown 115,904
2011 Jeff Corr 159,199
2010 Michael Thompson 111,817
2009 Ted Potter Jr. 202,517
2008 David Skinns 134,809
2007 Casey Wittenberg 122,881
2006 Ted Potter Jr. 102,609
2005 Dave Schreyer 86,682

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NGA Tour, formerly the NGA Hooters Tour, acquired by Golf Interact". The Golf Wire. September 17, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Elizabeth Olson (August 19, 2003). "Hostesses in Shorts? This Is No Ordinary Flight". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "An Alternate Route For Reaching the PGA". The New York Times. July 14, 2003.
  4. ^ Jolley, Frank (February 19, 2011). "Hutchins goes low to win Tourney". The Daily Commercial. Leesburg, Florida. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Blondin, Alan (August 6, 2015). "Grand Strand-based Swing Thought Tour acquires eGolf Tour". The State. Retrieved February 24, 2020.

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