The APGA Tour is playing at Ponte Vedra this week. The APGA Tour at World Golf Village tournament will take place July 9-10.
The APGA began in 2010 and is designed to bring greater diversity to the game by developing African Americans and other minorities for careers in golf. It was founded by Ken Bentley, former vice president of community affairs and workforce diversity for Nestle USA. The PGA TOUR has a strategic partnership with the APGA and has financially supported the APGA since 2012. In January 2020, the PGA TOUR announced significant enhancements to its existing strategic partnership, including 2020 tournaments hosted by TPC properties and funded by the TOUR, and the ability for APGA Tour players to receive instruction at the PGA TOUR Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass.
Current PGA TOUR pros Tony Finau, Harold Varner III and Joseph Bramlett all played on the APGA in route to the PGA TOUR.
Other benefits of the APGA/PGA TOUR partnerships include:
■ Use of the PGA TOUR Learning Center at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach for key APGA Tour players.
■ Lexus Cup winner receives a scholarship throughout Korn Ferry Q School.
■ Each APGA tournament winner is granted free entry into a Korn Ferry Tour Monday qualifier.
■ APGA Tour receives complimentary green fees for any tournament held at a TPC Course.
For more information about the APGA Tour, go to www.apgtour.org.
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