Golf News for Monday, February 2, 2009 | Business

Portable Golf Solutions partners with Pro Tour Fantasy Golf

TAMPA, Fla. -- Portable Golf Solutions (PGS) has formed an exciting new partnership with Pro Tour Fantasy Golf (PTFG) to offer a one of a kind partnership service to charities seeking a fun online golf fund raising experience never offered in the history of fantasy sports! Through this unique service, clients of Portable Golf Solutions will engage their charity supporters in sessions or full season charity golf tournament play utilizing the Professional Golf Tour schedule.

Charities will be guided through the planning process by PGS representatives, creating private branded charity fantasy golf tournament web sites where players/supporters can sign up and register to play online. Players will pay a designated entry fee according to that established by each charity in consultation with PGS, so that Net Revenue Goals are met in accordance with small expense line items! Each player participant will select his/her team from the Professional Golfers pool for each particular tournament. Each team will consist of 3-PGA players according to the rules established by PTFG, with easy to understand FAQ's to guide them through the process beyond initial selection.

PGS and PTFG also announced that charities will be able to sign up for this new fund raising service immediately! Charities will be offered the 1st in many future playing formats, starting with the MAJORS + 1 event series. Simply, players registering will be playing in the most prestigious golf tournaments of the year- 5 Pro Golf events, with 4 of the 5 being the Majors (MASTERS, US OPEN, BRITISH OPEN, PGA CHAMPIONSHIP….plus the TOURNAMENT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPS). There will be winners of each pro golf event as well as overall winners of the series. Players can monitor their progress and the standings at will by logging on to the PTGF web site at any time. Official rules on the web site allow each player to make modest changes with automated services tracking the changes. PGS & PTGF will act as Joint Commissioners of the new service.

Award prizes will be set by each charity and be posted to the charity web site for all to see. It is expected that New Revenues per event series will range from $5,000.00- $20,000.00 depending on the entry fees established by each charity and the number of participants entered in the field. The testing of this offering willoriginate in the Tampa market immediately through robust ssales efforts and grow through e-mail marketing all over the USA by end of 2009.

About: PGS
PORTABLE GOLF SOLUTIONS (PGS) is a 3-year old Sports & Entertainment marketing company featuring portable golf equipment servicing the corporate event market as well as the charity fund raising marketplace with exciting new golf activities & promotions. The PGS business model includes a business licensing program available to entrepreneurs around the world looking for a sport business opportunity. There are currently PGS licensees operating in: Houston, Texas---Atlanta, Georgia---Bangalore, India---& Manila, Philippines.

CONTACT: Bob Gaudreau-President/CEO (813-685-1509)
National Sales & Development -CHARITY FANTASY GOLF TOUR

About PTFG:
Pro Tour Fantasy Golf (PTFG) is a 2-year old online fantasy golf company offering a unique and engaging approach to fantasy golf. For golf fans and fantasy sports alike, they offer a variety of entry-fee based contests where participants can win signficant cash prizes and more. Pro Tour Fantasy Golf is built on state-of-the-art web programming technologies adding more fun and enjoyment to the overall fantasy golf experience. Pro Tour Fantasy Golf is a subsidiary of KJ Businesses, LLC.

CONTACT: John Hohlen - PTFG Co-Founder (314-650-8040)

FACT: It's estimated by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association that 29.9 million people age 12 and above in the U.S. and Canada played fantasy sports in 2007[1]. A prior study by the FSTA showed 19.4 million people age 12 and above in the U.S. and Canada played fantasy sports in 2006 and 34.5 million people had ever played fantasy sports[2]. A 2006 study showed 22 percent of U.S. adult males 18 to 49 years old, with Internet access, play fantasy sports. Fantasy Sports is estimated to have a $3-$4 Billion annual economic impact across the sports industry.[3] Fantasy sports is also popular throughout the world with leagues for football (known as soccer in the United States), cricket and other non-U.S. based sports. According to the FSTA, there are over 5.5 million Americans who play fantasy golf.