We are looking for more entries for Crown Pointe. Let’s see some new names for this event. Come to Farmington for some good golf and new friendships.
The AGT is open for business…Click on the Entry Forms Page at the top of this note and read the appropriate information for you as a player…if you have a user name and password for Golf Genius, then go to the bottom of Entry Forms page and select option 1 to Register for an event. If you are a new player, select option 1 on the list of options…then you will be asked to fill out a profile before registering for an event. Please download and print the Pertinent AGT Tournament Document…it will answer questions that you might have about the AGT.
2021 AGT/MGA Schedule of Events
- AGT/MGA June 1-2 The Mules National GC, Warrensburg, MO
- AGT June 9-10 Annbriar GC, Waterloo, IL
- AGT June 22-23 Dalhousie GC, Cape Girardeau, MO
- AGT June 27-28 Crown Pointe GC, Farmington, MO
- AGT/MGA July 6-7 Silo Ridge GC, Bolivar, MO
- AGT July 14-15 Aberdeen GC, Eureka, MO
- AGT July 20-21 The Missouri Bluffs, St. Charles, MO
- AGT August 2-3 Forest Hills CC, Chesterfield, MO
Introducing the 2020 Players of the Year
Jim was our AGT Director of Tournament Operations from the very first event in 2011. He set up our courses, marked the courses, always strived to set up a fair course. He constantly checked course statistics after the first day of play and adjusted yardages, if necessary. He frequently was called upon for rule interpretations. If he wasn’t sure of a rule, he spent time on his phone to get an answer from a rules specialist. He always took the time to explain to a player the rule. In addition to all of that, he produced our score sheets which were spectacular.
On Wednesday, January 27, Jim became another victim of the COVID-19 virus. He was the heart of the AGT. We will miss him and keep him in our hearts every day. RIP, dear friend.
Contributions to Jim can be sent to:
Accelerated Golf Tour
Jim Niederkorn Memorial Account
1504 Kehrs Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
From the UMSL Website: ST. LOUIS – Former University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf coach Jim Niederkorn, a 2003 inductee into the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, due to COVID-19 complications. He was 78.
Niederkorn was the men’s golf coach for 18 years, from the 1980-81 season through the 1997-98 season. He guided UMSL to back-to-back MIAA Conference championships in 1992 and 1993, leading the program to the NCAA Division II national tournament each of those years. The 1992 team placed 15th nationally, while the 1993 team finished 12th nationally.
A two-time MIAA Coach of the Year (1992 and 1993), Niederkorn coached UMSL to 13 tournament wins during his tenure, which ranks second all-time in program history.
His 1992 and 1993 teams were also inducted into the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame as were three former players – Doug Kreitner, David Rhoads and Chris Sanders.
Niederkorn continued to impact UMSL golf in recent years as he assisted with many home tournaments as both a rules official, tournament director and scoreboard artist.
Dick Shaiper brought years of tournament experience to the AGT. The stories he could tell from riding the bus as a caddie to Algonquin to becoming a PGA pro are so memorable. Thanks Dick for all your support for our first ten years of existence. We will miss you.
He was our mentor, our advisor, our friend…Steve Spray, former Golf Professional at St. Louis Country Club for 34 years, passed away on May 15, 2020. He was always there for us at the AGT…he rounded up stray golfers to get them to the first tee on time, he started the field off many times, he drove all over the golf course to keep the pace of play on schedule, he had water for players….whatever was asked of Steve, he was there for us.
He loved working with young golfers instilling in them the same love of the game of golf that he cherished. He guided us in the development of the AGT and kept us on the right path as we progressed through the past 9 years.
Hit ’em long and straight, Mr. Spray. We love you.
|Stephanie, Steve’s daughter, has requested that any money donated to Steve be placed in a Scholarship Fund in Steve’s name to be administered by the Accelerated Golf Tour. All donations can be sent to this address:|
|Accelerated Golf Tour|
Steve Spray Memorial Account
1504 Kehrs Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Congratulations to our AGT Tour Administrator Carol Fromuth.
She was named the 2020 National Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. She is holding the Missouri State High School Association trophy for the fifth consecutive time as her St. Joseph Academy golf team of ‘Angels’ captured their fifth straight Missouri State Championship title.
What will 2021 hold for Carol and her team? Good luck and good golf as we begin a new golf year.
FROM THE PING AMERICAN COLLEGE GOLF GUIDE
COVID-19 Coronavirus and College Athletics
In March 2020, the NCAA granted spring sport student-athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the spring season being shortened by the COVID-19 coronavirus – but denied basketball and other winter sports.
In August 2020, the NCAA granted a blanket waiver to retain an extra year of eligibility to all fall sport athletes due to the pandemic – even if the athletes compete during the fall season. All fall sport student-athletes will receive both an additional year of eligibility and an additional year in which to complete it,
Golf is defined as a “spring sport” by the NCAA, even though there is fall competition, and will only be affected by the extra year given due to the shortened spring 2020 season.
In August 2020, the NCAA Eligibility Center partnered with the NCAA membership to identify changes to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in a collegiate institution during the 2021-22 academic year. Click this link for initial-eligibility changes.
In September 2020, the NCAA D-I Council extended the recruiting dead period through the end of 2020. Thus no in-person recruiting can take place through the end of 2020.
Click this COVID-19 link for up-to-date NCAA information on recruiting, competition and athlete safety regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Click this link for NAIA updates for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Click for NJCAA updates for COVID-19.
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