2017 44 Race Sponsorship Awarded

Congratulations to The 2017 44 Sponsorship Race recipients with each receiving $2,000!

In May 2017, The SwingThought TOUR announced The 44 Sponsorship Race presented by Golf Interact. The race consisted of 13 events over six months, through the end of October, where up to 44 of the top qualifying players each earned a sponsorship of $2,000 aimed to supplement their Q-School expenses. In order to qualify, players had to play in 6 events.

The SwingThought TOUR continues to offer more opportunities to developmental professional golfers in 2018, beginning with increasing The 44 Sponsorship Race to $4,400 to each of up to 44 of the top qualifying ST Players (TOUR members.) In 2018, players will need to either:

The 2017 44 Sponsorship recipients, throughout the 13 event race, averaged:

  • 7 events
  • 0.75 wins
  • 2.5 Top 5 finishes
  • 3 Top 10 finishes
  • and 3 Cuts made

Two recipients, Grant Leaver and Daniel Claytor, won three times during The 44 Race.

Ryan Sullivan and Bruce Woodall each won an event during the The 44 Race.

Ryan Sullivan led The 44 Race in Top 5 finishes with 6.

Two of the recipients earned their sponsorship without making a cut, helping to lengthen their career than any other mini or developing tour would consider.

The 2017 season continues with a new race, The Holiday Race, where each event offers a $7,000 First Place Guarantee and the top ST Point earning player of the race earns FREE 2018 Membership AND entry into ST School. The winner of ST School earns a guaranteed Twenty One free entries into the ST TOUR’s biggest 2018 events.

The Tour Championship, included in the Holiday Race, has a guaranteed first place prize of FREE 2018 Membership AND entry into ST School, on top of our cash purse prize!

We are proud to continue to expand and deliver on development and advancement opportunities for professional golfers and improve the environment a developing golfer uses to succeed.  

We appreciate all golfers that trust in our developmental system as well as those beginning or continuing their careers with the SwingThought TOUR.  

“I’ve found the ST Points system to be very useful in 2017. It rewards good play with being able to reach a free entry quickly and also rewards players who have played regularly on the tour regardless of their performance. The points are as good as cash as they don’t reduce the purse when you use them…which is doubly awesome! I’m happy the Swingthought TOUR has adopted this system. The tour continues to find ways to stand out in the world of mini-tours!’

Grant Leaver, ST TOUR Player


Mission: Develop & advance Golf by delivering access to golfers, courses & communities.

Wholly owned and operated by Golf Interact, LLC. The SwingThought TOUR is the only Professional Tour in the country, to offer a series of events, besides the PGA and Web.com Tours, to include 72-hole (36-hole cut) tournaments, and a year long points race offering sponsorship opportunities for players. The SwingThought TOUR provides players the opportunity to experience all aspects of life as a true touring golf professional with a schedule built around geographical series and different varieties of championship golf courses to subject our players to any type of course they may face at golf’s highest levels. The SwingThought TOUR is operated by a knowledgeable staff who are PGA and USGA certified. As evidenced by the success of our alumni, The SwingThought TOUR is the most proven avenue to the PGA and Web.com Tours. SwingThought TOUR alumni have won an amazing 17 Major Championships. Most recently, 85 of the 155 players who competed in the 2016 Web.com Tour Q School Final Stage were past players on the SwingThought TOUR.

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