“So simply put, if you don’t currently have a competitive stroke average of 70.75 or lower and you enter the European Tour School you, will be automatically donating to the coffers of the European Tour!”
The European Tour over the years is growing to where the number of tournaments and prize money rivals the PGA Tour. With the most recent plan to join forces with the Asian Tour it offers up an attractive proposition to young golfers from all over the world to go to the annual tour qualifying school to earn a tour card, which will allow them to play the following year.
But is it way easier said than done!
So what are the facts–what is the reality you face when entering the European Tour Qualifying School?
How good do you really need to be to earn one of the 25 tour cards on offer?
Reality Check Number 1
The first level of reality you need to confront is that there are 3 qualifying stages to play, and it will cost you U.S. $2,043.00 to enter, and there’s no refund if you don’t progress past the 1st qualifying stage.
Also be mindful that around 700 entries are received each year, and that adds up to a US$1,430,100 (That’s nearly 1.5 million dollars in entry fees) windfall for the European Tour.
Remember only 25 golfers plus ties get playing privileges on the main tour at the end of the 3rd stage.http://www.protourgolfcollege.com/