Golf News for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Sponsorship

Northcentral University now sponsoring All-American Gateway Tour

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The All-American Gateway Tour (AAGT) announced that Northcentral University has become a tour sponsor. Founded in 1996, Northcentral University (NCU) is a private, regionally accredited, online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally. Northcentral University offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology as well as marriage and family therapy.

"We are excited to partner with Northcentral University and welcome them as a new sponsor," said All-American Gateway Tour Sponsor Relations Director Ryan Pray. "Many of our players have left college after their eligibility is up, but for those who want to continue their schooling and get a degree while pursuing their professional golf dreams, NCU is a great option for them."

"Becoming a successful professional athlete often requires long periods of travel, which can make completing a degree in a traditional setting challenging," said Scott Burrus, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer. "At Northcentral University, we provide our students with a rich, engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education that is delivered in an online courseroom."

Sponsors provide an essential resource for the All-American Gateway Tour. Some of the ways sponsor money allows for the continued growth, success, and recognition of the All-American Gateway Tour include Tour expansion, increased purse sizes, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR exemptions, Q-School bonuses, administration, tournament equipment and materials, charity golf tournaments, community involvement and enhanced membership benefits.

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.

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 13-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 Web.com and PGA Tours. These players represent 32 PGA Tour wins and 78 Web.com Tour wins. Today, AAGT continues to provide the ideal competitive environment as well as significant financial opportunities for aspiring PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour professionals. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or information for the 2013-2014 season, please visit www.AAGTgolf.com. You can also follow the tour on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AAGTGOLF or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AAGTProGolf.

About Northcentral University
Founded in 1996, Northcentral University is a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally. Northcentral University offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology, as well as marriage and family therapy. Courses are taught one-to-one by a member of NCU's 100 percent doctoral faculty, and there are no physical residency requirements. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). For more information, visit www.ncu.edu or call (888) 628-2078. For program disclosures, please visit www.ncu.edu/GE.

Contact:
Ryan Woodcock, (480) 766-1221