Tuesday March 14th, 2017- The SwingThought TOUR is proud to announce that Compass Pointe Golf Club will be the host to the first National Series Major of the 2017 season. The 72-hole event will be contested the week of May 3rd – May 6th, 2017 and is held in the dame city and the same week as the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship. This will be the first year a SwingThought TOUR event will be held at this venue.
Compass Pointe has vowed to make this the best event on the SwingThought TOUR schedule. Top highlights for this event:
- $4K BONUS to winner (regardless of field size) + Bradley Putters Experience and Popticals Prize Package
- $5k BONUS added to the Purse
- FREE Host housing, breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Saturday
- FREE Food Stations on the front and back 9 during competition days
- Tee box wrapping on every hole (Euro/PGA feel)
- Hole by hole scoring
- Drone footage of event, highlight video posted to swingthought.com & more
- Much more
In addition to the highlights above, the course will allow unlimited use of the range and practice facilities all week, free practice rounds on Monday (all day), Paid pro-am on Tuesday followed by dinner and live music. All of this will allow Compass Pointe to deliver the best TOUR event experience available.
“We are very excited about bringing the SwingThought TOUR to Compass Pointe” stated Jason Dores, Director of Tour Operations for the SwingThought TOUR. “Compass Pointe is the newest course in the Wilmington area and is truly an amazing facility with a fantastic layout.”
Compass Pointe Golf Club was designed by North Carolina native Rick Robbins and established in June of 2016. The sister course of the popular Magnolia Greens Golf Course, plays at just over 7,200 yards from the back tees featuring wide and fast fairways with undulating Champion Bermuda greens. It also provides unusual elevation changes for coastal areas with having the highest elevation at 75 feet above sea level. Compass Pointe is set to challenge golfers at every level.
“I’m very excited to host a professional golf tournament here and our course is tournament ready.” stated Harold Perry, PGA Head Golf Professional, Compass Pointe. “We look forward to hosting the Tour, players, family, and showing our members a first class event.”
All 2017 Majors will have the “4 for 4” benefit – A BONUS $4,000 prize to the winner & a Bradley Putters prize package. This experience package gives the winner of each major a customized handmade Bradley Putter and a PAID trip to Grants Pass, Oregon to oversee and design their custom putter. Each winner will also be able to experience all that Oregon has to offer, such as; Elk hunting, fly fishing, a jet boat trip, and a Boatnik Festival Trip.
Updated April 24th, 2017
About SwingThought TOUR
The SwingThought TOUR, wholly owned and operated by Golf Interact, has proven year after year to be the most outstanding avenue for players to display and develop their skills in an extremely competitive atmosphere. The SwingThought TOUR is the only Professional Tour in the country, to offer multiple series of events, besides the PGA and Web.com Tours, which offers a full week of activities that include 72-hole (36-hole cut) tournaments, free practice rounds, free sponsored beverages and snacks each week, free range balls, paid participant pro-ams, long drive contests, and shootouts at selected events. The SwingThought TOUR provides players the opportunity to experience all aspects of life as a true touring golf professional. The schedule is structured 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, 87 of the 150 players who competed in the 2015 Web.com Tour Q School Final Stage were past players on the SwingThought TOUR.
About Golf Interact
Golf Interact is a golf company that aims to drive golf into the future by leading in innovation through events, technology, and products.