The MLGT is fortunate to have some great sponsors/partners. Abacoa Golf Club (the home course of the MLGT) and Joey D Golf have been rock solid partners for many years. However the town of Sebring stepped up this year and pledged to be our biggest sponsor to date. They contributed $32,000, 100% going to the players.
We scheduled three 3-day events at Sun 'N Lake GC in Sebring 4/12-14, 11/1-3 and 11/30-12/2 with $2k added to the first event, $5k added to the 2nd event and $25k added to the final event on 11/30-12/2. With Sun 'N Lake offering us both courses for the last event we have room for 168 players. With a full field and the $25k added money the prize purse will be well over $100k with $20k going to the winner.
36 players competed in the April event. 34 players are set to compete in next week's event and 69 are currently registered for the final event on 11/30. Our contract with Sebring is only for 2021 but the plan was to make it a multi year commitment which would be great for the players to have these multi day events with a cut with added money. However only 34 players being willing to travel to Sebring to play likely won't allow this partnership to continue.
Currently 69 players are registered for the final event on 11/30 with $25k added money. Even though we have both courses reserved with room for 168 players if we don't get more players signed up in the next 2 weeks Sun 'N Lake is going to cap us at 90 players so they can give one course back to the members for the days of our event.
We realize that Sebring is 2-2.5 hours away from where most of you live but if we don't support the town that is willing to give us $32k to add to purses it likely will go away and sponsors like that are not easy to find.