DALLAS, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Topgolf® players across America, Australia and the United Kingdom soon will compete for global bragging rights in the 19-city Topgolf Tour. Registration for the regional tournaments opens today at topgolf.com/tour, with the first tournament on June 24. The winning two-person team from each regional tournament will earn a trip to Las Vegas for the Topgolf Tour Championship, plus a chance at returning home with the $50,000 cash prize.
Established in 2016, the Topgolf Tour is the first golf tournament series where men and women compete for the same prize and play the same format. The 2019 Topgolf Tour is supporting Bunkers in Baghdad, with $5 from every registration donated back to the organization to help provide new and used golf equipment to military personnel serving overseas. Founded in 2008, Bunkers in Baghdad has shipped nearly 10 million golf balls, clubs, and other equipment to active-duty U.S. troops and veterans in over 65 countries—and to troops from the U.K., Australia, and other allied nations. Additionally, active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces can enter the military division. One team from the military division is guaranteed to advance to the Topgolf Tour Championship in Las Vegas.
"Topgolf has made an incredible impact on Bunkers in Baghdad, and its generosity has been a force for good in the lives of our brave men and women around the globe," said Bunkers in Baghdad Founder and President, Joseph M. Hanna. "In just two short years, Topgolf has become Bunkers in Baghdad's largest individual donor of golf balls, contributing over 400,000, along with 1,700 yards of turf and 18,000 clubs. Topgolf—and its people—are unwavering in their support for our mission and our troops. We're grateful for this opportunity to join the Annual Topgolf Tour."
Regional tournaments will take place across 19 cities from June 24 through August 14. Each tournament is open to 68 teams of two players (male, female or mixed-gender teams), with spots filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligibility rules can be found at topgolf.com/tour.
Players hit microchipped golf balls at targets with varying point values on the outfield. In round one of the regional tournaments, all teams will play three games. Using the cumulative scores from round one, the field will be cut to the top eight teams, who will move on to the second round of the tournament. The third and final round is a one game match-play shootout between the top two scoring teams from the second round.
As the Official Scoring Partner of Topgolf Tour, Dell Technologies will own the leaderboard and scoring updates, alongside Coca-Cola as the Official Beverage Partner and Hertz as the Official Rental Car Partner of the tournament. The winning team will advance to the Topgolf Tour Championship this August at Topgolf Las Vegas.
"Topgolf Tour is everyone's tournament – you'll see incredible golfers and unexpected pairings show up for an unforgettable time," said Brian Radics, chief marketing officer at Topgolf. "We're proud to present this unique tournament for the fourth year, and we're excited to see who takes home that $50,000 grand prize from Topgolf Las Vegas."
The complete 2019 Topgolf Tour schedule is as follows:
United Kingdom (Topgolf Chigwell)
Austin (Topgolf Austin)
Orlando (Topgolf Orlando)
Dallas/Fort Worth (Topgolf The Colony)
Kansas City (Topgolf Overland Park)
Jacksonville (Topgolf Jacksonville)
Phoenix (Topgolf Scottsdale)
Sacramento (Topgolf Roseville)
New Jersey (Topgolf Mount Laurel)
Pittsburgh (Topgolf Pittsburgh)
Charlotte (Topgolf Charlotte)
Australia (Topgolf Gold Coast)
Washington, D.C. (Topgolf Loudoun)
Atlanta (Topgolf Alpharetta)
Nashville (Topgolf Nashville)
Denver (Topgolf Centennial)
Indianapolis (Topgolf Fishers)
Las Vegas (Topgolf Las Vegas)
Tour Championship (Topgolf Las Vegas)
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to visit topgolf.com/tour and sign up for Topgolf Tour updates.
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