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Now in Phoenix, Arizona

Today I made my way across the dry landscape from Los Angeles to Phoenix for the second leg of my American trip. Phoenix is home to a part of the Gateway Tour. It is probably America’s second strongest pay-for-play tour outside the NGA Hooters Tour.

At this time of the year the Gateway Tour hold a series of events to form what’s called the Desert Summer Series. I will be playing event 7 and maybe 8. The buy in for each event is $1200 and $1600 respectively. Such is pay-for-play.

Due to the dry desert heat, the courses in Phoenix are quite similar to what can be found back in Queensland.

Golden State Pro Tour

I just played in the CrossCreek Open on the Golden State Pro Tour to gain some experience in the US. The tournament was played over three rounds with a two round cut. Unfortunately I missed the cut shooting 78-71 (+7).

The tour is based soley in California. It is a pay-for-play tour, with a buy in of US$1000 per event. At the moment they get around 70 players per event, well short of their desired 140 to create large enough purses to make it a profitable tour to play on. Mainly Californian professionals compete on the tour to keep their competitive juices flowing between other opportunities during the year.

Now in the USA

A couple of days ago I arrived in Los Angeles to spend a few weeks in the US to play some pay-for-play events and attend some Nationwide Tour pre-qualifiers.

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