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February 22, 2010
National Professional Golf Tour by Arnold Palmer Golf Management
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Up until now it's mainly been PGA and Nationwide golfers who could experience the exhilaration of playing on tour and competing for big purses. But now there is the NPGT, the National Professional Golf Tour presented by Arnold Palmer Golf Management has created the first professional developmental tour that is affordable & convenient and played on the national stage.
The National Professional Golf Tour will afford players the opportunity to play in a more convenient and affordable competitive environment. Players will not be required to travel all over their state or region to find a tournament. No more weekly travel costs, hotel & restaurant expenses or outrageous entry fees. Join the hundreds of professional golfers who will experience the courses, competition and benefits of the NPGT.
A $1200.00 annual membership fee grants players an opportunity to compete in any of the 22 markets across the country. Membership also gives a player the chance to qualify for the $25,000 National Cup match play event, PGA Q-School, $10,000 Player of the Year award, the $500,000.00 Tour Championship and a chance to win the $100,000.00 first place prize money.
The National Professional Golf Tour will be comprised of professional golfers throughout North America and beyond who will compete for prestige, cash purses, paid entry into the PGA Q-School and valuable tournament experience that will help prepare them for the next step towards the ultimate goal of playing on the PGA or Nationwide Tours.
This is a chance for all aspiring professional golfers to experience a similar exhilaration and excitement as those playing at the next level. The NPGT brings developmental golf to a whole new level. The NPTG season opener is set for the first of April 2010.
Larry Lunsford (Executive Director)
Phone (949) 355-5786
34145 Pacific Coast HWY # 631
Dana Point, CA 92629
Posted by scurry at 04:02 PM
February 01, 2010
Arnold Palmer Isn’t Your Typical Business Jet Traveler
Business Jet Traveler
Interview by Stephen Pope
Arnold Palmer isn’t your typical business jet traveler. A curiosity about airplanes–and a fear of flying on early airliners–led him to the pilot’s seat in 1956. He was just 27 then, but his aggressive play on the golf course and magnetic personality already were hinting at the greatness to come. Palmer won his first major two years later at the 1958 Masters in a dramatic televised finish that made him a household name and gave rise to a legion of fans known as “Arnie’s Army.”
A lifetime later, Palmer, now 80, has amassed about 18,000 hours at the controls of more aircraft types than even he can recall. He has owned 10 airplanes, progressing from his first, a 1961 Aero Commander 500, to his current ride, a Cessna Citation X twinjet he bought in 2002. He still flies the Citation X with longtime chief pilot Pete Luster about 150 to 200 hours a year, including for regular trips between his homes in Latrobe, Pa. (where he grew up the son of the golf pro and head groundskeeper at Latrobe Country Club), and Bay Hill Club and Lodge, the golf course he owns in Orlando, Fla.
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Posted by scurry at 11:37 AM