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How does the ST TOUR stack up!? We went ahead and put in the work to compare your best options – take a look!

P.S It is not close. Take advantage!

Detailed comparison across several examples

First Place Guarantees (“FPGS”) – Know what you’re playing for every time you register!

  • Minimum field size requirements
    • 10 Professionals for State Series events
    • 25 Professionals for NS events
    • 35 Professionals for 44 Series, Majors/Tour Championship events
  • No dilution of the remaining purse

ST Purses & Points Breakdown

  • See examples by event type and field sizes – unrivaled purse opportunities for golfers in 2018

2018 TOUR HANDBOOK

Start ahead of the competition for 2018 in 2017!

2017 Holiday Race Info

  1. The 44 Series consists of (16) designated National Series events with each having up to 44 ST Players (members) invited to compete for NO entry fee (these ST Players are “sponsored” into event – no adverse impact to purse)!
  2. The 44 Sponsorship Race – Concluding with the 2018 Tour Championship in December where the top 44 qualifying ST Point earning ST Players (members) will each earn a $4,400 cash ST TOUR sponsorship presented by Golf Interact & tour partners!
  • ST Players only can earn eligibility for The 44 Sponsorship in two ways:
    • Play in ST School or earn 8,000 ST Points in 2018

ST School Event

2018 TOUR HANDBOOK

  • 72-Hole No Cut
  • January 3rd, 2018
  • RedTail Golf Club – Sorrento, Florida
  • ST Player (member) Only event
  • Registration – $1,000
  • Up to 44 of the lowest scoring field of ST School will earn STatus

The Medalist of ST School will earn awarded prizes valued up to $36,138:

  • STatus, FREE Entry into the ‘44 Series’ events, for all 16 (sixteen) ‘44 Series’ events. ($16,704 value)
  • Free Entry into each of the 2018 ST Tour Major events, including the Tour Championship. ($7,200 value)
  • 5,840 ST Points – A big lead in The 44 Race ($234 value)
  • $1,000 for every 12 ST School participants ($12,000 for a full field of 144)

2nd Place of ST School will earn awarded prizes valued up to $25,442:

  • STatus, FREE Entry into the ‘44 Series’ events, for all 16 (sixteen) ‘44 Series’ events. ($16,704 value)
  • FREE Entry into the Tour Championship. ($1,440 value)
  • 2,440 ST Points ($98 value)
  • $600 for every 12 ST School participants ($7,200 for a full field of 144)

3rd Place of ST School will earn awarded prizes valued up to $22,742

  • STatus, FREE Entry into the ‘44 Series’ events, for all 16 (sixteen) ‘44 Series’ events. ($16,704 value)
  • FREE Entry into the Tour Championship. ($1,440 value)
  • 2,440 ST Points ($98 value)
  • $375 for every 12 ST School participants ($4,500 for a full field of 144)

4th and 5th Place of ST School will each earn awarded prizes valued up to $12,950

  • STatus, FREE Entry into the ‘44 Series’ events, for the first 8 (eight) ‘44 Series’ events. (Dependent on amount 2018 ST Players) ($8,352 value)
  • 2,440 ST Points ($98 value value)
  • $375 for every 12 ST School participants ($4,500 for a full field of 144)

6th thru 10th Place of ST School will each earn awarded prizes valued up to $9,880

  • STatus, FREE Entry into the ‘44 Series’ events, for the first 8 (eight) ‘44 Series’ events. (Dependent on amount 2018 ST Players) ($8,352 value)
  • 2,190 ST Points ($88 value)
  • $120 for every 12 ST School participants ($1,440 for a full field of 144)

11th thru 19th Place of ST School will each earn awarded prizes valued up to $8,961

  • STatus, FREE Entry into the ‘44 Series’ events, for the first 8 (eight) ‘44 Series’ events. (Dependent on amount 2018 ST Players) ($8,352 value)
  • 2,015 ST Points ($81 value)
  • $44 for every 12 ST School participants ($528 for a full field of 144)

20th thru 44th Place of ST School will each earn awarded prizes valued up to $8,433

  • STatus, FREE Entry into the ‘44 Series’ events, for the first 8 (eight) ‘44 Series’ events. (Dependent on amount 2018 ST Players) ($8,352 value)
  • 2,015 ST Points ($81 value)

45th+ of ST School will each earn:

  • 1,440 ST Points ($58 value)

The ST Tour 2017 Holiday Race winner and the ST Tour 2017 Tour Champion each earn free 2018 ST Player Membership and entry into ST School. (Or credit of equal value if already a 2018 ST Player and/or registered for ST School)

2018 TOUR HANDBOOK

ST Status

Designates the top ST Players invited to compete without paying their Entry Fee into the ‘44 Series’ events.  ST Players earn ST Status in 5 ways:

  1. ST School – January 3rd – RedTail Golf Club, Sorrento, FL
    • ST Player ONLY event – $1,000 Entry Fee
    • 72 Hole No Cut Event
    • Up to 44 of the lowest scoring field of ST School will earn ST Status, Free Entry into at least the first 8 (eight) ‘44 Series’ events
  2. The 44 Race Standings
    • As the 2018 ST Player total grows, so do the amount of players earning ST Status into the ‘44 Series’ events
    • The highest ranked ST Players at the registration deadline of each ‘44 Series’ event will fill in new ST Status availability created by additional 2018 ST Players joining since ST School or the previous ‘44 Series’ event registration deadline
  3. 44 Series event Alternate
    • Highest ranked ST Players will be alternates to each ST Status holding ST Player who does not participate in a ‘44 Series’ event
    • Unless previously informed, alternates will be contacted following the event’s registration deadline
    • Alternates will be contacted in order of their 44 Race Rankings at the event registration deadline, beginning with ST Players fully registered for the week’s event
    • All alternates earning ST Status for the event will have their original entry fees credited towards a future event
    • In the event unregistered ST Players are needed to fill Alternate ST Status spots, each alternate will have 24 hours from the event registration deadline to accept invitation
    • Unregistered alternates who accept invitation will be required to pay the registration late fee designated
  4. The ST ReShuffle – Following the SwingThought TOUR’s 2nd Major
    • Will grant ST Status for the second half of ‘44 Series’ events to the leading ST Players in The 44 Series and Race
    • The ST Reshuffle will occur in conclusion of the 2nd Major of the ST TOUR schedule
    • The leading ST Players after the reshuffle will each earn ST Status for the final 8 (eight) ‘44 Series’ events
  5. Purchase the 144th 2018 ST Player Membership (“ST Players”)
    • The total number of 2018 ST Players will be updated each Friday at 5:00PM (EST)
    • The 2018 ST Player Membership number will be tracked in order of payment received and confirmed

Throughout 2018 the amount of ST Players earning ST Status will be determined by the number of 2018 ST Players by the registration deadline of each ‘44 Series’ event.

  • Every 4 ST Players, up to 88 ST Players –
    • 1 FREE Entry into each of 16 (sixteen) The 44 Series events
    • 88 ST Players grants 22 players ST Status
  • Every 3 ST Players, from 91 to 121 ST Players –
    • 1 FREE Entry into each of 16 (sixteen) The 44 Series events
    • 121 ST Players grants 33 players ST Status
  • Every 2 ST Players, from 123 to 141 ST Players –
    • 1 FREE Entry into each of 16 (sixteen) The 44 Series events
    • 141 ST Players grants 43 players ST Status

Completing The 44, The 144th ST Player will earn the final ST Status and have Free Entries into each of the remaining ‘44 Series’ events in 2018, even if awarded before the ST Reshuffle or ST School.

  • The total number of 2018 ST Players will be updated each Friday at 5:00PM (EST)
  • The 2018 ST Player Membership number will be tracked in order of payment received and confirmed

The amount of ST Players earning ST Status is determined by the total number of 2018 ST Player memberships at the registration deadline for each ‘44 Series’ event. Examples can be found below:

  • If ST School hosts 65 Players, 16 players will earn ST Status at its conclusion.
  • If by the registration deadline for the first ‘44 Series’ event there are 88 2018 ST Players, an additional 6 of the top ranking ST Players in The 44 Race, who do not already hold ST Status, will earn ST Status, beginning with the 1st ‘44 Series’ event.
  • If by the registration deadline for the 2nd ‘44 Series’ event there are 110 2018 ST Players, an additional 7 of the top ranking ST Players in The 44 Race, who do not already hold ST Status, will earn ST Status, beginning with the 2nd ‘44 Series’ event.
  • If by the registration deadline for the 3rd ‘44 Series’ event there are more than 144 2018 ST Players, the 14 of the top ranking ST Players in The 44 Race, who do not already hold ST Status, and the 144th 2018 ST Player Membership player will earn ST Status, beginning with the 3rd ‘44 Series’ event.
  • 144 or more 2018 ST Players permits all remaining ‘44 Series’ events 44 FREE Entries

When a ST Player with STatus can not participate in a ‘44 Series’ event, the next ranking ST Player in the 44 Race Rankings already registered for the event will be granted free entry for the individual event in their place.

  • If the alternate has already registered for the event, they will be credited their entry fee for a future event.
  • If the alternate has not already registered for the event, and accepts the ST Status invitation for the event, they will be subject to the designated late fee.
  • Credit will not be given to the original ST Player with ST Status into the ‘44 Series’ event

ST Players with ST Status may be obligated to endorse and act as brand ambassadors for sponsors of The 44 Series and Race.

  • This may or may not include the use of products or services provided by the sponsors, at no cost to ST Players, during ST Tour events and functions
  • This may require public endorsements from individual ST Player social media accounts and websites.
  • ST Players, earning ST Status, with existing sponsors contractually prohibiting the use or endorsement of products and services of The 44 Series and Race sponsors, may be excused from potential sponsor obligations upon legal review and approval of the ST Player’s active contract with existing sponsors
  • ST Players choosing to reject the opportunities and endorsement obligations from sponsors of The 44 Series and Race will forfeit their ST Status

The 44 Series and Race list of sponsors and potential player endorsement opportunities

  • Golf Interact / SwingThought TOUR
  • ST Players with ST Status will be required, within reason, to
    • Participate in designated content activities
    • Questionnaires and polls
    • Interviews, Social media requests designed to promote the players, the ST Tour, partnering courses, communities, and its events.
    • Represent Golf Interact and the SwingThought TOUR during alternative golf events and qualifiers for, but not limited to, the Web.com Tour, PGA Tour, and US Open
    • Representation may include additional  player use of branded apparel including, but not limited to, Hats, Shirts, Belts, Gloves, Head Covers, arm wear, towels, and golf bags

2018 TOUR HANDBOOK

ST STATUS PAGE

ST Points are earned by any golfer playing in any ST TOUR event

  • Points are earned by participation, and bonus points are earned through performance
  • For ST Players only, these points are used as the Order of Merit rankings for ST Status throughout the 44 Series and Race
  • ST Players may also redeem discounts and free entries into events using their ST Points
  • 25 (twenty five) ST Points is equal to $1 (one) in value

Redeem discounts or free entry using ST Points by contacting us at +1 (800) 992-8748

  • ST Players will each have Career ST Points, The 44 Race Ranking Total, and Redeemable Total
    • Career ST Points are the total amount of ST Points a player has earned throughout their career with the SwingThought TOUR.
      • This total will never decrease
    • The 44 Race Ranking is the annual ST Point total earned by the player
      • This total will not decrease during each calendar year, but will be reset to 0 following the Tour Championship
    • Redeemable Total is the player’s ST Points not yet redeemed for discounts or free event entries
      • This total decreases when redeemed for discounts or free event entries

ST Players ST Point rankings will NOT be affected when redeeming discounts or free entry into events

  • ST Player participation points will always be awarded towards Rankings
  • ST Players registering for events using a ST Point discount or free entry will earn towards their individual “redeemable” total the portion of participation points opposite their designated discount
  • Examples:
    • A free entry using ST Points will earn 0% of participation ST Points for that event
    • A 50% discounted entry using ST Points will earn 50% of participation ST Points for that event
    • A 25% discounted entry using ST Points will earn 75% of participation ST Points for that event
    • All Performance Bonus ST Points will be awarded towards a player’s “Redeemable” total, no matter how the player enters the field

2018 TOUR HANDBOOK

  • ST School – 72 Hole no cut event – January 3rd, Orlando FL
    • Be one of the first to earn ST Status into The 44 Series
  • First Place Guarantees (FPGs) – Lowest min player requirements available, NO dilution of remaining Purse
    • Know what you’re playing for every time you register!
  • The 44 Series and Race 2018
    • 16 events with FREE Reps (w/o affecting purse)
    • $4,400 to 44 ST Players in a season long race
  • ST Points – Loyalty Rewards for participation and performance
    • Trade in points, 25 points = $1 in future cash trade in value (5% value back on money spent on ST TOUR products – membership, entries, etc)
  • 44% of field cut and paid
    • More Reps, More earning Opportunities, Lengthening your Career!
  • Two levels of development with equal importance and opportunity
    • National Series (NS) – Tier Two – Simulated Reps to Web or PGA events
    • State Series (SS) – Tier One – Shorts, Carts, Local
    • ST Monday’s – One day events prior to NS events
      • Simulating Monday Qualifiers
        • 25% of field gains entry into ST Tour Main Event for one third of the cost!

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“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
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