Contest 1: February 5-6, 2018 PGA National Estates
2018 Contest 1 Winner Sunny Kim
Contest 2: April 30 - May 1, 2018 Wellington National Golf Club Contest 3: May or June, 2018 Venue TBA Contest 4: August 2018 Venue TBA Contest 5: September 2018 Venue TBA
The Minor League Golf Tour has been contacted twice by The PGA Tour about our "unauthorized use of PGA TOUR intellectual property".
Significant changes have been made to the way we referece our Qualifying School Contests to ensure that everybody is clear that we are NOT associted with the PGA Tour or any of their tours.
Minor Leauge Golf feels strongly about keeping references to ALL STATUS TOURS (PGA, European, LPGA, Senior, Web, Symetra, Canadian, South American, etc.) and qualifying schools that our players are having success on, here on the Minor League Golf website.
The overwhelming majority of the visitors to our website are fans, checking to see how "their pro"
is doing. Our Mission is to provide an affordable, top level professional golf training ground for players who aspire to play on status tours.
We are proudly assisting them in chasing the dream and documenting their journeys.
5 Qualifying School Contests
Minor League Golf is a proven professional golf training ground that prepares players and provides a path up to status tours.
In 2018 we will run 5 contests where the winner will receive $4,500 towards their entry and expenses into whatever QUALIFYING SCHOOL they choose to attend.
So far 25 Qualifying School Entries and Ten $1,000 Monday Qualifier Bonuses have been awarded by the Minor League Golf Tour.
ALL WINNERS WILL BE REIMBURSED AFTER THEY PLAY IN THEIR FIRST QUALIFYING SCHOOL ROUND.
IF YOU ARE NOT GOING THIS YEAR YOU CAN USE THE MONEY TOWARDS QUALIFYING SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.
Rules of Minor League Golf Qualifying School Contests
A Player can only win one Qualifying School Contest per calendar year
In the instance that 23 or more sign up for a $200 contest, the balance after the $4,500 Qualifying School spot is paid will go towards the 2nd place finisher's Qualifying School entry
If less than 23 players sign up for the Qualifying School Contest the Minor League Golf Tour will pay the difference, so a full $4,500 is paid out
Contest Bonus can be used for Web.com, Canada, Latin America, European, Challenge and LPGA Tour Qualifying Schools
Joey D Golf and Club Craft have contributed $5,000 to Sponsor the five 2018 QUALIFYING SCHOOL CONTESTS.
The money will be used to guarantee the $4,500 first prize in each contest. IF there is any left over after the five 2018 contests, the balance will be added to the 2018 Minor League Golf Tour Championship purse.
Anybody who is planning on playing Q-school would be crazy to not play in these bonus events. I won the Qualifying School Contest in 2009 and made it to final stage for the first time. I might not have been able to pay for Q-school if it wasn't for the MLGT!
-- Justin Peters
2017 Contest 1 Winner Jamie Sindelar
2017 Contest 2 Winner Chase Koepka
2017 Contest 3 Winner Steve LeBrun
2017 Contest 4 Winner Michael Chipolone
2017 Contest 5 Winner Brian Richey
2017 Contest 6 Winner Michael Buttacavoli
2016 Contest 1 Winner Ryan Gildersleeve
2016 Contest 3 Winner Chase Koepka
2016 Contest 4 Winner Jordan Elsen
2016 Contest 5 Winner Justin Hicks
25 players participated in the September Qualifying School Contest creating a prize pool of $5,000. Justin Hicks is exempt into second stage at Q-School, so his entry fee is $4,000. The remainder of $1,000 will go towards the 2nd place finisher, Lee McCoy's Qualifying School entry fee.
2016 Contest 5 Runner-Up Lee McCoy
2016 Contest 2 Winner Greg O'Mahony
27 players participated in the June Qualifying School Contest creating a prize pool of $5,400. Greg O'Mahony is exempt into first stage at Q-School, so his entry fee will be $4,500. The remainder of $900 will go towards the 2nd place finisher, Brandon Smith's Qualifying School entry.
2016 Contest 5 Runner-Up Brandon Smith
2017 Qualifying School Contest Winners
2016 Qualifying School Contest Winners
2011 Qualifying School Contest Winners
2010 Qualifying School Contest Winners
2009 Qualifying School Contest Winners
2012 Monday Qualifier $1,000 Bonus Winners
Ben Silverman (won twice)
Sunny Kim (won twice)
Derrick Bohannon (won twice)