Three fall events bolster Farmers® support for the diversity-focused Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour
WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA., August 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Farmers Insurance® and the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Tour today announced the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance® Fall Series, a series of three events in Philadelphia, Atlanta and The angel Designed to support the APGA Tour’s mission to add diversity to the game of golf.
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The APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series includes:
20.-22. September – APGA Tour Valley Forge, Bluestone Country Club, Blue Bell, PA, $ 25,000 wallet
17th-19th Oct – APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Atlanta Championship White Oak Golf Club at the clubs of Peachtree City, Atlanta, GA, $ 25,000 wallet
7th-9th November – Final of the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series – Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles, California, $ 30,000 wallet
The APGA Tour Farmers Insurance fall series will also be one $ 15,000 Bonus pool that pays out additionally $ 7,500 to the player who gets the most points in each of the three events. In addition, the top 3 Fall Classic players who have not yet qualified for the APGA Tour 2022 Farmers Insurance Invitational will be invited to attend the 2022 APGA Tour event Torrey pines which is played opposite the PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open®.
“As proud supporters of the APGA Tour and its work to increase the diversity of golf, Farmers is honored to extend the APGA Tour season by sponsoring the Fall Series and paying more attention to the talented players who participate in these events.” said Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Insurance. “We believe this expansion will help bring greater play opportunities within the ropes to many amazing athletes while promoting programs and initiatives that can create connections within the golf industry at large.”
The three tournaments in the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series will each feature two separate youth-focused events. Each event will include an Advocates Foundation Farmers Insurance youth program that brings children from difficult economic backgrounds to the golf course for an introduction to golf and career, health and wellness talks. In addition, the APGA Tour will work with local First Tee Chapters to offer golf courses and lessons to young participants who are more experienced in golf. Training is conducted by APGA Tour players, many of whom have either been First Tee participants themselves or are currently volunteering their time at First Tee Chapters. In The angel, The Advocates Foundation Farmers Insurance Youth Program at Chester Washington Golf Course will invite 100 young people to a discussion on health, wellness and career issues. Essay winners will receive scholarships and the opportunity to participate in the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open. The APGA Tour players will also conduct training for the youth entrants, and students will have the chance to win additional prizes.
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The APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series sponsorship is the latest in a series of efforts Farmers has taken to advance its commitment to diversity and growth in golf. The national insurer has the APGA TOUR events and the organization’s athletes, sponsored players such as Kamaiu Johnson and Willie Mack III, hosted the first-ever APGA event at a PGA TOUR tournament at the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open, and gave Mack a sponsorship waiver for the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open. In addition, Farmers recently expanded and donated its relationship with the Advocates Foundation $ 110,000 for the organization’s career and wellness-oriented youth programs.
“As a Farmers Ambassador, it has been impressive and humbling to follow an organization that is doing so much to provide resources and awareness of further diversity in the game,” said Rickie Fowler, “At last year’s Farmers Insurance Open I was able to play a training round with the AGPA Tour star Willie Mack and meet several other APGA Tour players. Hearing their stories and spending time with them only fueled my understanding and appreciation for what Farmers is doing to support their development and the APGA Tour as a whole.
Removing the financial burden associated with the game is a top priority for both Farmer and APGA. Making sure players have access to the tools and support they need allows them to better focus on their career path and development in the game. Farmers was recently announced as the presenting sponsor of four Black College Golf Coaches Association events in 2021-2022, as an additional step to support and expand the diversity of professional golf. The Black College Golf Coaches Association’s mission is to improve and sustain Black College golf programs by promoting the development of coaches and players.
“Farmers have been incredibly supportive of our tremendous growth over the past few years,” said APGA Tour CEO Ken Bentley. “Farmer and CEO Jeff Dailey have further strengthened the relationship by not only increasing funding but also joining our efforts to serve talented high school and college minority players. Together we contribute to bringing more diversity to golf. “
“The APGA Tour has been a blessing for me and my competitors,” said two-time APGA Tour winner and Farmers Insurance Ambassador Kamaiu Johnson. “The APGA Tour gives us a place to develop and compete within the ropes while helping us grow and connect through the golf and business worlds. Farmers has played a huge role in the growth of the APGA Tour and played the support we receive. Personally, I am so grateful for all that Farmers is doing to support diversity so that golf is more like the world we live in. “
“The APGA Tour continues to grow and improve, and much of it is thanks to the farmers,” said the APGA TOUR Champion and Farmers Ambassador Willie Mack III “It’s exciting to know we’re getting three more events with the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series as we all work to pursue our dream of playing the PGA TOUR full-time.”
For more information on Farmers’ commitment to the game, please visit Farmers.com/Golf.
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About the APGA tour
The Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) was founded in 2010 as a non-profit organization with the aim of bringing more diversity to the sport of golf. The APGA Tour Board of Directors is working to achieve this by hosting and conducting professional golf tournaments, player development programs, mentoring programs and introducing the game to young people in the city center. In addition to running up to 14 tournaments that award $ 350,000 annually, APGA runs the Player Development Program to help young minority golfers.
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