Golf Galaxy Golf Tour(tm) Tees Up a `Real Golf Tour for Average Golfer`

Released on: January 10, 2008, 8:34 am

Press Release Author: Devin Reid

Industry: Marketing

Press Release Summary: Golf Galaxy Season Kicks Off another Tour Season Nationwide

Press Release Body: January 10, 2008

Minneapolis, MN -- The Callaway Golf-sponsored Golf Galaxy Golf TourT ramps up for
another exciting golf tournament season.

The Golf Galaxy Golf Tour is the largest network of amateur golf tournaments in the
United States, operating in 60+ cities in 2008. The tour is sponsored by Golf
Galaxy, Callaway Golf, PGA Tour Partners and Golf Magazine and is designed to give
golfers the opportunity to participate in competitive tournament golf on great local
golf courses throughout the US. Justin Royer, Vice President of Marketing, Golf
Galaxy Retail, is excited about the growth of the tour. \"For golfers that score in
the 90's, 80's or 70's and who are looking for fun, friendly competition, this is a
perfect fit. The Golf Galaxy Tour offers 2-person team formats which are a great
way to build camaraderie with friends and other local golfers. There are no
mandatory membership fees or dues, you don\'t need a handicap, tournaments are played
on weekends, and it\'s very affordable. On top of that, you can win great prizes
such as Golf Galaxy gift cards." Royer said.

"We are very proud to sponsor the Golf Galaxy Tour again in 2008 because it was
created to help golfers better enjoy the game." said Tom Johnson, Callaway Golf
National Account Manager. "The Tour shares our unwavering commitment to providing a
great product and experience for golfers of all skill levels."

\"We are thrilled with the growth of the tour nationwide and the charitable donations
we've been able to make to the Children's Miracle Network, our affiliated charity.
It\'s all part of our commitment to making better communities while growing the game
of golf,\" said Kevin Unterreiner, National Tour Director.

All tournaments are two-person team format events played on Saturdays and are open
to men, women, and juniors who normally score 95 or less for 18 holes. Players
receive merchandise payouts (in the form of Golf Galaxy gift cards) to maintain
amateur status. The tour offers more than $1,000 in prizes (with full-field) per
event and a per event point system that crowns a "Player of the Year" . Although
there are no mandatory membership fees or dues, players may upgrade to "VIP" status
and receive discounts on tournament entry fees, Golf Galaxy Golf tour logo'd
merchandise, great products from Callaway Golf and other valuable golf offerings.
Players and sponsors may learn about tour schedules and locations, VIP Memberships,
national and local sponsorship opportunities and other tour related information by


Golf Galaxy is an innovative, state-of-the-art interactive golf retailer. Designed
to contain Everything for the Game , the stores boast comprehensive collections of
golf equipment, apparel, accessories, and novelties for all ages and skill levels,
as well as a host of interactive features. With 81 stores in 29 states, each
averaging 17,000-square feet in size, Golf Galaxy is serving an ever growing golf
market and is continuing to grow itself to meet the increasing demand.


Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company creates
products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf
Company, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2007, manufactures and sells golf
clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories, under the Callaway Golf,
Odyssey, Top-Flite, and Ben Hogan brands. For more information please visit


The official promoter and management company for the Golf Galaxy Golf Tour, Golf
Connect is based in Minneapolis, MN and has been helping golfers, event coordinators
and golf courses since 1997. Each year more than 2 million visit the Golf Connect
national network of websites, thousands of golfers play in our events, and hundreds
of clients enjoy tremendous results from our advertising and internet marketing


Justin Royer, Vice President of Marketing, Golf Galaxy Retail
Kevin Unterreiner, National Tour Director, Golf Galaxy Golf Tours
Devin Reid, Vice President of Marketing, Golf Galaxy Golf Tours
Tim Miller, Vice President of Tour Operations, Golf Galaxy Golf Tour

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Contact Details: 9637 Anderson Lakes Parkway
Suite 102
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
P: 952.947.4001
O: 952.826.1049

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