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2018 Tour Schedule Complete

Tour To Conduct 13 Events This Season

March 25, 2018

18th Hole, Buck's Run G.C.
The Michigan Players Tour has completed setting up the 2018 schedule, and will conduct a total of 13 events this season.

The 2018 season will be the second year in which the Tour will conduct all of its events on weekend afternoons. In 2017, this proved successful, as the Tour essentially doubled participation in most events. It is hoped even more players will come out and tee it up with us in 2018.

The season will begin on June 2nd with the Devil's Ridge Open in Oxford, and for the first time in 11 years, the Tour will conduct one or more 36 hole events. A separate story regarding this follows.

The Tour will utilize three new courses in 2018. These are as follows --

•   Pheasant Run G.C. in Canton
  •   Timber Trace G.C. in Pinckney
   •   Buck's Run G.C. in Mt. Pleasant

The 2018 season will conclude with the Michigan Players Tour Championship on September 22, to be held at the incredible Buck's Run G.C. in Mt. Pleasant.

Tour To Once Again Conduct 36 Hole Events

Coyote Preserve Open To Be First 36 Hole Event In 11 Years

March 25, 2018

18th Hole, Coyote Preserve G.C..

For the first time in 11 years, the Michigan Players Tour has added a 36 hole event to the Tour schedule.

This event is the 2018 Coyote Preserve Open, to be conducted June 23-24 at the beautiful, Arnold Palmer designed Coyote Preserve G.C. in Fenton.

With Tour events now being scheduled on weekends, the result has been significantly greater participation, which makes multi-round events much more viable.

Although the Tour has only scheduled one 36 hole event in 2018, it is prepared to add additional 36 hole events in 2018 should there be sufficient interest and support of the CPO.

Of course, the advantage of conducting 36 hole events is that the purse in the event is doubled, and multi-round events allow players to bring out their best golf during competition.

Take Advantage Of Tour Discounts

Several Ways to Cut Costs Are Available

March 25, 2018

9th Hole, Buck's Run G.C.
The Michigan Players Tour will once again offer several ways to save money on entry fees in 2018.

These discounts are as follows:

1. All first time players will receive a $25.00 discount into their first event of 2018.

2. Players who refer a first time player to play in a Tour event will receive a $25.00 discount.

3. Players who sign up and pay for 3 events simultaneously will receive a $25.00 discount into each of the 3 events.

4. Players who play in a minimum of 6 events will receive a $25.00 discount into every remaining event they enter.

It is hoped these discounts will give players an even greater incentive to compete in 2018!

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Vision Of Tour Remains Intact

Tour Will Continue To Work Towards Goals

April 20, 2014

18th Hole, Tullymore G.C.
Despite the weak economy in Michigan over the past 8 years, the Michigan Players Tour remains committed to developing into one of America's best and most popular professional developmental tours.

"Given the unsurpassed collection of spectacular courses throughout Michigan, combined with our beautiful and pleasant summer weather, there is no reason to believe a professional tour cannot be successful here," says Ken Carter, Executive Director of the Tour.

The vision of the Tour has remained intact, despite low participation over the years and the inability to attract significant sponsorships -- both of which are the result of the recession in Michigan, which began in 2006, and the financial "meltdown" of 2008, which led to the bankruptcy of GM and the near collapse of the entire U.S. automobile industry.

"The Tour is here to stay," noted Carter. "If we can survive through the worst recession since the 1930s, that should give you some indication of our level of committment to follow through on our vision."

The Tour continues to seek sponsorships at all levels (see the Sponsorship page), which will allow the Tour to create both a Women's Division of the professional tour, as well as an Amateur Tour. The Michigan Players Tour already has an association with a junior tour -- the Michigan Players Junior Golf Tour, based in Lansing.

"If the Tour can land a title sponsor, our vision is to create the only golf business in the world with competitive golf tournaments for golfers of both sexes, at every age group, and at every level of play, from junior amateur to touring professional," Carter says. "And what better location to do this than in Pure Michigan?"

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