SwingThought Tour Brings Professional Golf Back to Louisville
SwingThought Tour Brings Professional Golf Back to Louisville. Oxmoor Country Club to host developmental tour’s third major.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 3, 2018) – The next Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth or Dustin Johnson may be crowned this June at Oxmoor Country Club as the Louisville golf club plays host to the SwingThought Tour, a developmental professional golf tour.
The third major on SwingThought Tour’s annual calendar takes place June 11-16 at the roughly 7,000-yard Oxmoor Country Club, located at 9000 Limehouse Lane in Louisville.
“Louisville has a place in golf history, from the epic PGA Championships and Ryder Cup at Valhalla, to Justin Thomas’ recent run. We are proud that Oxmoor will be a part of Louisville’s professional golf story,” said Jamie DeKeuster, Head Golf Professional at Oxmoor Country Club. “We’ll see some of the next stars of the game at this event and we plan to set the course up to give the players a fair test as well as a taste of Kentucky hospitality.”
Next to the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour, the SwingThought Tour is the only other professional tour in the country to offer a series of professional golf events. More than 250 SwingThought Tour players have or continue to play on the PGA Tour. SwingThought Tour alumni have won a total of 17 major championships. Notable alumni of the tour include Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, John Daly and Zach Johnson.
Current points leaders on the SwingThought Tour include Wade Binfield, who in 2017 had a third-place finish on the PGA Tour’s Mackenzie Tour in Canada; Daniel Claytor, who won the 2017 Bradley Putters Open on the SwingThought Tour; and Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, who has a win on the PGA Tour and is noted for his appearances on The Big Break.
The SwingThought Tour event in Louisville will be a 72-hole tournament, with a cut after 36 holes. Players will compete for a minimum $10,000 top prize, and the field is open to any player currently on the SwingThought Tour, as well as the top player from a local qualifying event held Sunday, June 3 at Oxmoor. Entry fee for the qualifying tournament is $175.
Spectators are welcome to attend both the tournament and the qualifying round, and attendance is free. For spectator information, or to register for the qualifying tournament, call Oxmoor Country Club at 502-491-7877.
Oxmoor Country Club’s par-72 championship course features all bentgrass, highlighted by Weicher Creek, seven watershed lakes and 75 bunkers. It has previously played host to the Kentucky Men’s Open, Kentucky Women’s Open, USGA Girls' Junior Qualifier, Big East Women’s Championships, 2017 KGA Match Play as well as the Ned Beatty Pro-Am. The club opened in 1988 and the golf course was designed by David Pfaff.