|What is the AGT?||The Accelerated Golf Tour (AGT) is a series of two–day tournaments designed for male and female collegiate and advanced high school golfers that began in the St. Louis metro area in the summer of 2011. The AGT consists of a series of tournaments during June, July and, in some years, the first week of August. The tournaments are conducted on challenging courses in the greater St. Louis metro area.|
|Why is the AGT?||After talking with many college coaches, Carol Fromuth, AGT Tour Administrator, realized there was a void in golf programs for collegiate and advanced high school players. The AGT has filled that void, providing a higher level of competition. The two-day tournaments offer an opportunity for coaches to observe players’ skills and temperament for consistency over a two-day event.|
|NCAA Division I||Expectations of an NCAA Division I Student-Athlete: A series of slides presented by the University of Missouri Assistant Director of Compliance for Eligibility and Recruiting, CLICK HERE to view.|
|NAIA School Recruiting||For information about the NAIA recruiting, CLICK HERE here to view.|
|The NAIA Guide for the college bound student, CLICK HERE to view.|
| Each year Ping donates bags, putters, wedges, and back packs for merchandise drawings. Ping has been a continuing sponsor for the AGT and we are so thankful for their interest and support.
The following companies have donated golf balls that will given to players on the first day of each event: Bridgestone, Callaway, Taylormade, Titleist and Wilson.
|Course Yardages||6,600 yards minimum for men and 6,000 yards minimum for women, weather permitting. If at any time, the course dictates changes to the original yardage set up, the players will be advised as soon as possible.|
|Divisions||Four divisions: College Men and College Women
High School Men and High School Women
|Event Prizes||Prizes this year will be gift certificates from the event golf course. We have established guidelines for awards. If gift certificates are not allowed, trophies will be awarded. The table below explains the payoffs.
|Player Awards||Player of the Year Selection: Players will accumulate points throughout the current scheduled events with the exception of the Parent/Child event. At the conclusion of the year, the winners of each of the four AGT Divisions will be recognized. Players must play in a minimum of three tournaments to be eligible for player of the year. A maximum of five tournament points will be used. Points will be awarded for finishing 1st through 8th accordingly:
|Player Statistics||High school players’ tournament scores will be reported to the National Junior Golf Scoreboard for inclusion on their website. The NJGS website offers a multitude of information for coaches scouting possible future players.|
|AGT National Info||AJGA
|| The AJGA will award 4 Performance Stars to the Girls (14-18) Champion and 1 Performance Star to the Top 3 Girls (14-18) IF 12 girls are entered in each of these events.
IF an event is not guaranteed PBE status by the AJGA but meets the minimum field size requirements of Boys (14-18) 40 players or Girls (14-18) 20 players, the AGT will email the tournament results immediately following the event to the AJGA for their consideration in recognizing the event retroactively.
The AJGA will award 4 Performance Stars to the Boy and Girl Player of the Year.
|All high school results will be posted on the National Junior Golf Scoreboard site.|
|AGT Logo||We have received many compliments on our attractive logo. Kudos to Scott Blankley of Graphic Eye. Scott is another talented golfer of Tour Administrator Carol Fromuth from her Lafayette High School golf teams. CLICK HERE to contact Scott at GRAPHIC EYE Design Services.|
|Tour Administrator||Carol Fromuth|
|Director of Tournament Operations||Jim Niederkorn|
|Director of Entry and Publicity||Mary Lou LaPlaunt|
|Web Manager||Pat Will|