Sapelo Hammock Golf Club
NGA TOUR RETURNS TO SHELLMAN BLUFF
NeSmith Chevrolet Classic
April 7 – 13, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC – The National Golf Association Professional Golf Tour returns to
Sapelo Hammock Golf Club in Shellman Bluff, Georgia for the NeSmith Chevrolet Classic April 7 – 13, 2014.
A portion of the proceeds from the NeSmith Chevrolet Classic will go to benefit a local charity TBD.
The total purse for the NeSmith Chevrolet Classic will be $150,000 with $22,000 going to the winner.
"We are extremely excited to bring the NGA Tour back to Sapelo Hammock and the Shellman Bluff area," said NGA Tour President Robin L. Waters. "The players love the golf course and the community. I expect it to be a first class event on a first class golf course."
An open Qualifier will be held Monday, April 7. Tuesday, April 8 will feature a Shootout, Free Junior Clinic and Pro-Am Pairings Party. The NeSmith Chevrolet Classic Pro-Am is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9. The Pro-Am consists of three amateurs paired with an NGA Tour professional in a scramble format that is always the highlight of the week.
The first round of the 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Classic will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. As always, admission is free to the public.
The NGA TOUR is the No. 3 Men’s Professional Golf Tour in the United States after the PGA and Web.com Tours and the No. 1 recommended developmental tour by more PGA and Web.com Tour Professionals.
The NGA TOUR has helped hundreds of professionals acquire their PGA TOUR, European, Web.com, and Champions Tour cards. On average over 40% of every PGA TOUR field and over 60% of every Web.com Tour field have played on the NGA TOUR. In fact, NGA alumni have won an incredible Fifteen (15) "Major" Championships.
NGA TOUR alumni include: 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson; 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley; 2010 PGA TOUR Player of the Year and 2003 US Open Champion Jim Furyk; 2009 British Open Champion Stewart Cink; 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover; 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson; 2003 PGA Champion Shaun Micheel; 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis; two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen; British Open and PGA Champion John Daly; British Open Champion Tom Lehman; PGA Champion David Toms; 2003 Tour Championship Winner Chad Campbell; and recent PGA Tour Champions Michael Thompson, Ted Potter Jr, Gary Woodland, Russell Henley, Mark Wilson, George McNeill, Ted Potter Jr., Scott Stallings, Scott Piercy, and many many more.
Established in 1988, the NGA TOUR predates the Web.com Tour as the longest running developmental tour in golf. In 2013, the NGA TOUR was awarded five Web.com Tour event exemptions and two PGA TOUR event exemptions (Reno-Tahoe Open and the Sanderson Farms Championship), the most of any tour in the history of developmental golf.
For more information on the National Golf Association or the NGA Pro Golf Tour, please visit our website at http://www.ngatour.com/ or contact our Tour Office at (800) 992-8748.
NESMITH CHEVROLET CLASSIC SET FOR APRIL 7-13, 2014 AT SAPELO HAMMOCK GOLF CLUB IN SHELLMAN BLUFF, GA
NeSmith Chevrolet is the tournament’s title sponsor for a second year
which will feature theNeSmith Chevrolet Classic Pro-Am
Claxton, GA–February 24, 2013– Martin NeSmith, president of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Jesup announced today that the dealership is proud to be the title sponsor the National Golf Association Professional Golf Tour (NGA Tour) for a second consecutive year. Titled the “NeSmith Chevrolet Classic,” the tournament will be held atSapelo Hammock Golf Club in Shellman Bluff, GA from April 7-13, 2014. The weeklong tournament features nationwide professional golfers competing for the winning title. In addition to the tournament are several events includingThe NeSmith Chevrolet Classic Pro-Amthat is the highlight of the week. A portion of the tournament proceeds will benefit the Shriners Children Hospital.Admission is free to the public.
NeSmith said, “We’re very excited to sponsor this incredible tournament again this year. It is a great community event and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities throughout the week!”
An open qualifier will be held Monday, April 7. Tuesday, April 8 will feature a Shootout, Free Junior Clinic and Pro-Am Pairings Party. The NeSmith Chevrolet Classic Pro-Am is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9. The Pro-Am consists of three amateurs paired with an NGA Tour professional in a scramble format. These events lead up to the first round of the 2014 NeSmith Chevrolet Classic which will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10.
The NeSmith Chevrolet Classic is one of 20 stops in the NGA Tour Pro Series of 2014, one of the top professional golf tours in the world and ranks third in the United States to the PGA and Nationwide Tours.The NGA Tour has helped more professionals acquire their PGA, Euro, Senior PGA, and Nationwide Tour cards than any other developmental tour in the United States. Some NGA Tour alumni include Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Lucas Glover and many more.
To learn more about the NeSmith Chevrolet Classic and other dealership events, visit www.nesmithnow.com or www.facebook.com/nesmithchevroletclaxton.
About NeSmith Chevrolet:
The NeSmith Automotive Organization is composed of two “No Hassle” dealerships including NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Jesup. Martin NeSmith pioneered “No Hassle Buying” in 1991, being the 3rd automotive dealership in the nation to move toward a more customer focused business approach.
For more information about NeSmith Chevrolet, contact Leigh Anderson at 912-739-1744 or visit www.nesmithnow.com.