Friday, October 21,2016
As the final putt of the Web.com Q-School’s First Stage dropped, 34 SwingThought TOUR members found themselves advancing to 2nd stage!
“Our tour is designed to develop and advance players. The statistics show that since our tour’s launch in 2015 we are the clear leader in doing just that,” stated Michael Rush, professional golfer, SwingThought TOUR Founder & CEO. “This is not by accident, our players, events, staff, course partners, sponsors, and supporters should take great pride in this fact. We hope all professionals looking to develop and advance their games will choose SwingThought TOUR because we will continue to strive to be the leader in developmental golf. We are honored to be a platform for players and the future is bright. 2017 is going to be a great year as we have new membership benefits, tour stops, and other great offerings for our players and event partners to experience,” Rush went on to say.
On average over 40% of PGA Tour fields and over 60% of Web.com Tour fields are SwingThought TOUR alums. Last year the SwingThought TOUR had 87 (out of 150) current or former players earn status on the Web.com tour, competing against tens of thousands from all across the world, proving that the SwingThought TOUR is the clear pathway for players to develop and advance their careers.
2016 Q School 1st stage highlights:
Anthony Maccaglia, 2-time winner and current SwingThought TOUR money leader advanced to 2nd stage after his T-18 finish at the Lakelands, Florida site.
Jonathan Hodge, 2-time SwingThought TOUR winner this season and 4th on the money list advanced after finishing T-17 at the Florence, South Carolina site
J.T Griffin won solo medalist honors at the Dothan, Alabama event by firing a 3-round total of 13-under
Bruce Woodall, currently 3rd on the money list and a 3 time SwingThought TOUR State Series winner this season advanced through the Florence, South Carolina Q School site
Below is a list of all the members that have advanced to 2nd Stage and what stage they advanced out of.
West Palm Beach,FL Site: Bruce Woodall, Michael Cromie. Brandon Smith, Jhared Hack.
Florence, SC Site: Justin Lower, Grant Leaver, Jonathan Hodge, Connor Godsey, Adam Hart, Thomas Bradshaw, Adam Ball, Matthew Thompson.
Pine Mountain, GA Site: Blake Sattler, Charlie Martin, Joey Garber, Seth Reeves, Will McCurdy, TJ Howe, Kevin Hall, Drew Czuchry. Jimmy Beck.
Lakelands, FL Site: Anthony Maccaglia, Joey Petronio, Will Cannon, Pete Kellerman, Lanto Griffin.
Dothan, AL Site: J.T. Grifin, Casey Johnson, Christian Brand, Ted Moon, Otto Black.
St George, UT Site: Nick Rousey, Josh Hart.
Dayton, NV Site: Sunny Kim.
About SwingThought TOUR
The SwingThought TOUR, wholly owned and operated by Golf Interact (Golf Interact acquired the former NGA Hooters Tour and eGolf Pro Tour), 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 a 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.