Why You Should Play The Minor League Golf Tour

Our Mission is to provide an affordable, top level professional golf training ground for players who aspire to play on the PGA, Web.com, Champions, and LPGA Tours.

It takes 3, 4, even 5 years for a very good player to determine if their game can elevate to handle world class competition. By playing on The Minor League Golf Tour, you will be able to economically gain the experience you need.

Our fee structure, payout formula and event schedule is what makes our tour distinctive. The tour was founded in 2004 to help all aspiring golfers take their best shot at playing professional golf on a major exempt status tour.

A Lower Cost Alternative

The Minor League Golf Tour is a lower cost alternative to the developmental-mini tours like the Swing Thought-Hooters Tour

The economics of professional golf are very harsh. Almost every player without major tour status will need to be subsidized to continue chasing the dream.

We pay deep, not top heavy. It makes sense that the major tours PGA, Web.com, European, LPGA, and Champions all pay top heavy. The players earn and/or keep their status based upon the money list.

A very small group of top players outside of these status based tours earn enough money playing golf to sustain their dreams on "developmental-mini tours".  While it is good for them, it takes hundreds of players to support them.

Accelerated Experience

Web.com/PGA Tour Qualifiers are like Minor League Golf Tour 1-Day events, you need to go low.  Of the approximately 21 annual Web.com Tour Events that you can qualify for, 15 are in the United States.

Not only do our 1-Day events help you prepare for Web.com and PGA Tour qualifiers, they accelerate your development by allowing you to get in the hunt much more often than you would in multiple day events, helping you learn to handle the pressure of being in contention and seeing yourself on the leader board.
So if you are in the majority that keep on paying HUGE dollars for experience, stop wasting your money and come play with us.

Tour History

The Minor League Golf Tour was founded in 2004 by Jay Slazinski to give any player with the dream of playing professional golf a shot. His concept was and still is, you can work and still have the opportuntity to play 10-12 competitive rounds per month.

Jimmy Jones won a dozen MLGT events before becoming the Tournament Director from 2007-14.

Starting in 2010 the tour was known as The FuZion Minor League Golf Tour. After FuZion closed, GOLFslinger.com stepped in as the title sponsor until 2014.

In 2014, Scott Turner, who won 8 times and earned over $38,000 on the MLGT joined The Minor League Golf Tour team. In 2015 Scott became Director of Tournament Operations, and took over ownership September 1, 2017.

The Road To Exempt PGA Tour Status


The 4 ways to get to the PGA TOUR
1. Earn enough money in Official PGA Tour events by Monday qualifying or by getting sponsor exemptions. While it is technically possible (Tiger did it), you pretty much have to have that much game and sponsor recognition.  So unless you're Ricky Fowler, it is truly unlikely.  BTW Ricky earned over $500,000 in 2009 via sponsor exemptions.

2. Earn Status via The Web.com Tour Regular Season. 25 PGA TOUR cards are awarded based on the final Web.com Tour money list.

3. Earn Status via The Web.com Tour Finals. The final 4 events of the Web.com Tour season will determine 25 additional PGA TOUR cards, for a total of 50 to be awarded by the Web.com Tour each season.

Players eligible to compete in the Finals are: The top-75 players on the Web.com Tour money list, Those who finished 126-200 on the PGA TOURs FedExCup points list AND Non-members who have earned enough FedExCup points from their performance on TOUR to place them 126-200 on the official FedExCup points list.

The 50 players who earn their membership will be next in priority for PGA TOUR tournament fields following the top 125 from the previous seasons FedExCup Points List and other exempt eligibility categories.

4. Earn Status via The PGA Tour Canada or LatinoAmerica Tour. 1 Fully Exempt Web.com TOUR card is awarded to the leading money winner each year. Spots 2-5 earn conditional Web.com Tour status.

Minor League Golf Alumni

PGA Tour Wins (2)

Brooks Koepka (pictured), Marc Turnesa
Web.com/Nationwide Tour Wins (9)
Brad Adamonis, Kevin Foley, Tom Gillis, Justin Hicks (2), Nathan Smith, Marc Turnesa, Jon Curran, Derek Fathauer
LPGA Tour Wins (3)

Lexi Thompson

Minor League Golf Participants

Web.com/Nationwide Tour Wins (44)
Pat Bates (5), Dick Mast (4), Guy Boros (3),  Craig Bowden (3), Tom Carter (3),  P.H. Horgan (3), Ryan Howison (3), Justin Hicks (2), Rick Price (2), Steve Wheatcroft (2), Brad Adamonis, Jon Curran, Eric Compton, James Driscoll, Ken Duke, Derek Fathauer, Bob Friend, Kevin Foley, Tom Gillis, Mathias Gronberg, Rob Oppenheim, Nathan Smith, Nicholas Thompson, Marc Turnesa
PGA Tour Wins (13)
Joey Sindelar (7), Len Mattice (2), Guy Boros, Marc Turnesa, Ken Duke, Brooks Koepka
Champions Tour Wins (2)
Fred Gibson, James Mason
LPGA Tour Wins (3)
Lexi Thompson

Established in 2004

Why Minor League Golf Exists
The idea behind Minor League Golf is to give any player that has the desire a shot. Golf is expensive.
  • Web.com Q-School Entry $4,500-$5,200
  • PGA Tour LatinoAmerica Q-School Entry $2,700 Each Attempt
  • PGA Tour Canada (Mackenzie) Q-School Entry $2,700 Each Attempt
  • Monday Qualifiers PGA/Web ~$450
  • Travel Expenses $1,000+ per week
It also is EXTREEMLY Competitive. If your tournament scoring average is not under par, and you are travelling and trying to play on the ABOVE PGA Tour Owned Tours, you are spending a HUGE amount to get experience.

If you have a sponsor who is willing to drop a pile of cash on you for a few years, have at it. But if you have a limited supply of funds, Minor League Golf is for you.
The Minor League Golf Plan For Your Career
EVERY PLAYER that has earned status on the Web.com or PGA Tour that has played in at least 10 Minor League Golf Events has earned more than their entry fees. Not some, not most, EVERY PLAYER. No one just finds it and goes on to earn major tour status. It just doesn't happen. Minor League Golf allows you to live, work (if you need to), play, practice, and train in the same area. If you finish in the top quarter of the field, you always earn at least your entry fee back. So when you are playing solid golf, earning more than you are paying in entry fees, spend your saved money then and go travel to play a PGA or Web.com Qualifier.

       

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