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Seven more tournaments: Pro Golf Tour continues the season

Pro Golf Tour 2020

Good news from the Pro Golf Tour head office in Diedorf/Germany: seven more tournaments are expected to be held this year. The next step will be the Gradi Polish Open by Emeralld at the Gradi Golf Club in Prusice in Poland, now scheduled for 29 to 31 July.

by Matthias Lettenbichler
Diedorf/Germany “We are very happy to finally have good news about the rest of the Pro Golf Tour 2020 season,” says Peter Zäh, the managing director of the Pro Golf Tour. “We will probably be able to hold seven more Order of Merit tournaments this year, which means that in this year marked by corona, 13 of the originally planned 20 tournaments will end up in the Pro Golf Tour books.”
The Gradi Polish Open by Emeralld at the Gradi Golf Club in Poland, which was postponed to 29 to 31 July, marks the start of the season’s continuation. The defending champion there is the Czech Ondrej Lieser, who won the title last year with 19 under par and a record margin of seven strokes, after three rounds on the par-70 course. The players will then compete at the Raiffeisen Pro Golf Tour St. Pölten at the GC St. Pölten in Austria from 4 to 6 August; in 2019, the later overall winner of the Pro Golf Tour, the German Hurly Long, celebrated his first tournament victory there.

Starnberg in mid-August

Afterwards, the sportsmen will move on to the first tournament of the 2020 season in Germany: the professionals will compete on the picturesque fairways and well-known fast greens of GC Starnberg near Munich in Bavaria from 17 to 19 August. In 2019, the Finn Sami Välimäki won his second trophy of the season here, thus laying the foundation for his later direct promotion to the European Challenge Tour, which he perfected just one week later in the Czech Republic with his third victory of the season; Välimäki even managed to qualify for the 2020 European Tour later as part of the European Tour’s Qualifying School, where he was also able to win in the meantime. The Pro Golf Tour players’ journey is also leading to the Czech Republic after the tournament in Starnberg this year: the Huatech Trophy by EXTEC 2020 will be on the tournament calendar there from 28 to 30 August.

Other events in the 2020 season are the Schladming Dachstein Open 2020 powered by EURAM BANK, which is being held for the first time and will be played from 2 to 4 September at the Austrian Schladming Dachstein Golf Club, the Haugschlag NÖ Open by perfect eagle in Lower Austria's Waldviertel region, which is scheduled for 8 to 10 September, and the grand season finale, the Castanea Resort Championship 2020 at the Castanea Resort in Adendorf in Germany.

Finally, the Pro Golf Tour Qualifying School for the 2021 season is scheduled from 13 to 16 October, at GC Paderborner Land in Salzkotten as in previous years.

Three promotion spots to the European Challenge Tour

What the Pro Golf Tour has also announced as part of the new schedule: at the end of the 2020 season, there will be three promotion spots for the best players on the Pro Golf Tour to join the 2021 Challenge Tour.

Click here for the current Pro Golf Tour tournament calendar 2020 >>>