The Golf Travel People has announced its sponsorship of the all-new 2020protour – the first equal gender pro golf tour in the UK with an equitable policy.
Under the guidance of ex-European Tour player Chris Hanson and former PGA professional Adam Walker, the unique 2020protour has now launched and will feature over 20 one-day equal gender professional events through the 2020 golfing season at several of the north of England’s premier golf courses.
Following in the footsteps of this year’s successful and high-profile equal gender professional event – the Cascais Golf Sixes – the 2020protour is set to revolutionise UK professional golf with its refreshing concept and ‘put the players first’. 23 golf clubs have already signed up to host competitions in 2020, with the first set to kick off at Huddersfield Golf Club in February.
Women who take part in the tournament will play a course that is 11 percent shorter than that played by males, in a bid to create a level playing field for both genders. All entrance fees for the competition will go towards the prize fund, and a host of industry sponsors will provide additional rewards for the winners.
The Golf Travel People will support the tour through sponsorship, providing a prize package for the winner and discount on future golf travel for all tour participants. The Holmfirth-based golf tour agency have been long-term supporters of equal gender golf in both the amateur and professional arenas and are excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind development in UK professional golf.
MD of The Golf Travel People, Dan Thomson, said: “With a high percentage of our golf travel decision-makers being female golfers, it is great to finally see that equal gender golf is taking centre stage in professional events.
“We firmly believe that this model is the future of pro-golf – both on mini-tours like the 2020protour and in the higher-profile main tours around the world. Like Chris and Adam, we are confident that the success of events like the 2020protour will only serve to fast-track these equal gender events and tours onto bigger and better things with more and more female golfers signing up to challenge male golfers on a level-playing field! We wish the 2020protour every success at the start of what promises to be a very exciting future!”