Golf News for Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Sponsorship

All-American Gateway Tour announces agreement with Dixon Golf

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The All-American Gateway Tour (AAGT) has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Dixon Golf that makes their high performance eco-friendly golf ball the official golf ball of AAGT while also benefiting the tour's players through larger purses.

"We are very excited about the Dixon Golf partnership and are pleased to announce that because of it, we will be able to increase the size of our purses even more in our upcoming series," says Holly Dean, Director of Communications and Marketing for AAGT. "It is important to us that our players are directly impacted financially by our sponsors' contributions. To accomplish this objective, we will be adding money to our tournament purses and championship match play purse every time we gain or renew a tour sponsor."

In addition to giving players the chance to play for larger purses at AAGT's tournaments, the new partnership also provides players the opportunity to receive a Dixon Golf endorsement by participating in Dixon Golf's The BIG Tournament. Dixon Golf will be selecting AAGT members from The BIG Tournament to endorse during AAGT's upcoming Fall, Winter, and Spring Series. "Having the ability to staff our professional team through this premiere tour is a great opportunity for us," says William Carey, CEO of Dixon Golf. "Since the BIG Tournament is a cumulative national competition, we are confident in finding top-tier golfers to welcome to our team."

AAGT's risk free membership sale for their upcoming Fall, Winter, and Spring Series opened on August 1, 2013. Players can register for free, but will not be charged until a minimum of 100 members have joined. The first 100 members will also receive a discounted annual membership rate of $1,250 and will be automatically entered into a drawing for one of three free memberships. In addition, for every member past 100, $500 will be directed to the tournament purses, ensuring $50,000 will be added to the tournament purses if the tour achieves 200 members. AAGT is also implementing a 100% purse payback program, where all the dollars related to the qualifiers, minus any course costs, go back into the purses as well.

To learn more about AAGT and the details of their upcoming series, which includes the 100% purse payback program, a cumulative "Points Race" for a Tour playing exemption in every series, sponsorship events that award free entry into tournaments, and a series ending championship with a growing first place prize, please visit

About All-American Gateway Tour (AAGT)
Established in 2001, the All-American Gateway Tour (AAGT) was created to help aspiring PGA TOUR professionals fine-tune their skills in competitive golf tournaments. In its 12-year history, the tour has maintained a leading position as the premier developmental professional golf tour on the west coast and has paid out more than $43 million to players over that period. AAGT has served more than 3,400 players, with 168 AAGT alums currently playing on the and PGA Tours. These players represent 32 PGA Tour wins and 78 Tour wins. Today, AAGT continues to provide the ideal competitive environment as well as significant financial opportunities for aspiring PGA TOUR and Tour professionals. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or information for the 2013-2014 season, please visit You can also follow the tour on Twitter at or like them on Facebook at

About Dixon Golf
Dixon Golf, a Tempe, Ariz. based company, is the world's only manufacturer of a high performance, eco-friendly family of golf balls. Borne from a desire to limit its impact on the environment, from core to cover, from packaging to production, Dixon Golf is setting a new standard in environmental consciousness. Dixon Golf believes in being socially responsible and donated more than $400,000 to charities in 2012. The Dixon family of golf balls is distributed internationally and conforms to USGA standards. For more information about Dixon Golf, please visit, or

The BIG Tournament: The biggest invitational amateur charity golf tournament in the world. A three-tier process, The BIG Tournament is focused on bringing thousands of golfers together to make a positive impact in their community, both on and off the green. 36 Regional Competitions will feed into the National Championship. 2013 is the inaugural year for the event, which stretches all across America. For more information on the tournament, please visit