THE GST PERSPECTIVE
The Golden State Tour (GST) is the longest running developmental golf tour in the country. Since 1982, the tour has consistently provided aspiring professional golfers a year round, competitive environment in California and other areas on the West Coast. Thousands of talented professionals have jump started their careers while competing in the GST events over the years.
As a professional golfer, you choose to play GST events for a variety of reasons and our 33-year history adds to our credibility. Crumbling mini-tours have recently "over promised and under delivered"...causing financial pain to players while effecting the reputations of 'good' tours. And, ultimately, this is at the heart of #minitourproblems.
GST knows its place in the mini-tour industry and we like it. In 2015, we are making a change from the 'norm'...to a non-profit tour.
As a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, GST is dedicated to the overall development of our professional golfer by pairing a competitive tournament environment with a community conscious effort. Success is measured in refining physical skills, building character, widening perspectives, and financial gains.
I encourage you to consider your options and see the GST benefits. Yes, we have plans for expansion...stay tuned.
Michael O'Leary, Executive Director
2015 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
*Some 54-Hole events are NO CUT events...announced Dec 1
**TBA Events are waiting on final date confirmations
Shootout Series (18 & 36-Hole Events) posted Dec 1
More events to be added
54-Hole Events in the works...(San Diego CC, Pauma Valley CC, Mission Viejo CC, Maderas GC)
- Tue-Thu, Feb 10-12...Bakersfield Open (Bakersfield CC)
- Wed-Fri, Feb 18-20...Soboba Classic (Soboba Springs CC)
- Wed-Fri, Mar 4-6...Battle @ Bayonet (Blackhorse/Bayonet GC)
- Tue-Thu, Apr 14-16...La Quinta Classic (PGA West, Nick & Stad)
- Wed-Fri, May 7-9...Avondale Open (Avondale CC)
- Wed-Fri, May 20-22...Valley View Championship (Woods Valley GC)
- Tue-Thu, Aug 18-20...Oceanside Open (Arrowood GC)
- Wed-Fri, Sep 2-4...Indian Wells Championship (IWGR - Player)
- Wed-Fri, Sep 9-11...Q-School Prep Classic (PGA West - Norman)
- **TBA: Temecula Open (Temecula Creek Inn)
- **TBA: JC Golf Open (DeAnza CC)
- **TBA: Beaumont Open (Oak Valley GC)
PRO MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
$795 (until Dec 5)...$895 (after Dec 5)
2015 GSTour Benefits Include...
Bushnell Tour V3 JOLT Rangefinder ($300 Value)
First Event Entry Fee Credit ($100 Value)
Lamkin Grip Program ($100 Value)
Cal State Open Exemptions
SoCal Open Exemptions
Player Board Oversight
Entry Fee Discounts
...more benefits to be added
Click HERE to view 2015 Membership Benefits
FYI - A MEMBERSHIP LISTING WILL BE POSTED ON THIS HOME PAGE BEGINNING 11/17/14
2015 SPONSORSHIP MATCH PLAY EVENT
For the 5th consecutive year, we have a sponsor who pays
ALL 2015 GST ENTRY FEES for one player...the Match Play Event Champion
FIELD FILLING UP QUICKLY - ONLY 24 SPOTS REMAIN (as of 11/10)
2014 CHAMPION: CHRIS GILMAN
Match Play Champion: Receives FREE ENTRY FEES for ALL 2015 GST Events ($20,000+ Value)
Field Size: Limited to first 64 players
Seeding Round (Stroke Play): Mon, December 15, 2014
Match Play Dates: Tue-Fri, December 16-19, 2014
Tournament Site (All Rounds): Temecula Creek Inn (Creek/Oaks Course), Temecula, 92592