Thursday, November 13, 2008

Celtic Pro Tour cuts membership price
and entry fees
The fourth season of the Celtic Pro Tour will see membership prices reduced from £175 to £99, as the tour management seek to support young professional golfers during this financially pressured time.
Tour director, Rhydian Thomas said: "Everyone is finding that the current financial crisis in the global economy is affecting them, and professional golfers are exactly the same.
“By reducing membership costs we are showing them our support, and hopefully the guys will be able to afford to enter and win money on their own locally-based professional tour."
The special £99 membership fee is being held until 31st December 2008.
“We have also decided to reduce entry fees to our 36-hole events, from £149 to £100 for the same reason, and hope this helps to increase the size of the fields,” said Thomas.
Golfers wanting to join the tour, are urged to send cheques, made payable to Celtic Golf Tours Ltd to the following address: Ein Cartref, Adare Terrace, Treorchy, RCT, South Wales, CF42 6EN.
The Celtic Pro Tour has proven to be an excellent testing ground for aspiring tour professionals.
Indeed, eight players recently made it through to stage two of the European Tour Qualifying School in Spain, having successfully negotiated stage one (or having been exempt from that stage).
Kyron Sullivan and Ryan Thomas of Wales; Chris Kelly, Paul Doherty and Duncan Stewart of Scotland; Mark Staunton and Alan Murray of Ireland and England's Lee Corfield have all competed on the Celtic Pro Tour in its first three years. Stuart Manley was exempt until this week’s final stage.
“The very nature of our Tour is that is developmental, and we sincerely hope that more golfers make it through to Final Qualifying again next year”, added Thomas.



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