Clutch Pro Tour: the new 'open access' Tour ready to change careers...

Clutch Pro Tour's flagship event tees off on May 16 at Camberley Heath in Surrey.

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019
Clutch Pro Tour: the new 'open access' Tour ready to change careers...

 

 

A new 'open access' golf Tour called the 'Clutch Pro Tour' will tee off at Camberley Heath in Surrey on May 16 with a guaranteed total prize fund of £25,000 - and the Tour is calling all interested professional golfers to get their entries in now. 

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Brainchild of professional golfer Tom Hayward, the Clutch Pro Tour's main objectives are to offer prize funds that have the capacity to change a player's career, and also give their events a "big tournament feel".

What's more, there are no membership fees or qualifying costs. 

The central feature of the business is a guaranteed prize pot as follows:

> £25,000 total prize (highest open access / non qualifying pro tournament prize fund in the UK)
> £11,000 first prize (highest first prize in UK / outside of European Tour sanctioned events)
> £20,000 car for a hole-in-one (Bedford Insurance Group are sponsoring the 11th hole and have paid for the hole-in-one prize https://www.bedfordinsurance.co.uk)

The Tour's guarantee is based on a field of up to 70 professionals - so if it achieves more then it can put more money into the prize fund, or add to the prize fund through financial sponsorship.

Clutch Pro Tour's flagship event tees off at Camberley Heath on Tuesday May 16, of which there has already been plenty of interest from a number of European Tour and Challenge Tour players.

It has already been backed by Pulseroll - which first launched in the golf market at last year's British Masters - and there will be a number of additional sponsors announced in the coming weeks. 

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"Our ambition is to stage high quality professional golf tournaments with an unparalleled competitive experience," says Tournament Director Tom Hayward.

"Our 'Open Access' tournaments are designed to provide an exciting platform for development, guided by our motto ‘Prize funds that matter’. Our tournaments will offer maximum value, be staged at high class venues, and present unique prize funds and incentives."

Clutch Pro Tour has been set up in association with The Chris Aked Foundation that supports children of families affected by cancer. Chris was a golf pro based in and around London and the Foundation was set up after he sadly lost his battle with cancer (https://www.chrisakedfoundation.co.uk)

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CLUTCH PRO TOUR AND TO ENTER THE FLAGSHIP TOURNAMENT AT CAMBERLEY HEATH ON MAY 16