2018 Web.com Tour schedule announced

Our tournament will be July 20-30 in 2018, with pros playing July 26-29 at Highland Springs Country Club.
Our tournament will be July 20-30 in 2018, with pros playing July 26-29 at Highland Springs Country Club.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR announced Wednesday the 2018 Web.com Tour schedule, which features 27 tournaments played in 18 states and four countries outside the United States, and culminates with the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in August and September. The 27 events mark the most on the Web.com Tour calendar since 2012, with the $18.3 million in total prize money representing the most since the Tour’s 2010 season.

The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is July 20-20, with the pros to play July 26-29 at Highland Springs Country Club.

“We are thrilled with the positive momentum the Web.com Tour has established, and today’s schedule announcement is another indication of the further growth and strength of the Web.com Tour,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “The players benefit greatly from these increased playing opportunities and arrive on the PGA TOUR ready to compete and win immediately.”

The season-long chase for 50 available PGA TOUR cards encompasses a 23-event Regular Season that runs from The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay in January through the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in August, before giving way to the sixth annual Web.com Tour Finals, which will culminate with the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Twelve events will air on Golf Channel, including all four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments. The Web.com Tour will be seen in 180 other countries and territories, reaching a potential 300 million households across 36 channels outside the United States via the PGA TOUR’s international broadcasting operation.

“The momentum we’re seeing on the Web.com Tour is a direct result of the support from our title sponsors, the tireless effort put forth by our tournament directors and their staffs, and the passionate volunteers who donate time to make each event special and impactful,” said Web.com Tour President Dan Glod. “You combine that with the unique experience our players provide for fans by being approachable and engaging – on and off the golf course – and you can see why we are excited about the Web.com Tour’s future. As we look to 2018, we are pleased to see our schedule expand and will continue to focus on growth while enhancing the experience for fans, tournaments and players.”

The first five years of the Web.com Tour Finals have created a dramatic conclusion to the season-long chase for the 50 available PGA TOUR cards, with a host of the graduates finding immediate success on TOUR.

The 2015-16 PGA TOUR season saw Emiliano Grillo (Safeway Open), Smylie Kaufman (Shriners Hospitals for Children Open) and Peter Malnati (Sanderson Farms Championship) win in the first four weeks of the year, while Cody Gribble (Sanderson Farms Championship), Rod Pampling (Shriners Hospitals for Children Open) and Mackenzie Hughes (The RSM Classic) earned three of the first seven titles of the 2016-17 season after competing in the Web.com Tour Finals.

In total, nine graduates from the Web.com Tour’s Class of 2016 won 10 times on the PGA TOUR this past year, including Xander Schauffele, who earned his first title at the Greenbrier Classic and played his way into last week’s TOUR Championship in Atlanta, where he became the first rookie in history to win the TOUR’s season-ending event at storied East Lake Golf Club.

“The growth of the Web.com Tour and the caliber of its talent show that the PGA TOUR and Web.com are creating future opportunities where players can realize their full potential,” said David L. Brown, Chairman, CEO and President of Web.com. “The changes we are announcing will only improve the level of play while making meaningful contributions to local communities that reach far beyond golf.”

The 2018 season will open with the Web.com Tour returning to The Bahamas for the second annual Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay (1/13-1/16) and Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club (1/21-1/24). The Exuma Classic will feature a Saturday-Tuesday competition schedule, while the Abaco Classic will feature a Sunday-Wednesday format. All four rounds of each tournament will be carried live on Golf Channel.

For the first time in Web.com Tour history, the season will open with events in four consecutive weeks, as the tournaments in The Bahamas will be followed by the Panama Championship the week of January 29-February 4 and the Club Colombia Championship the week of February 5-11.

The El Bosque Mexico Championship in Leon, Mexico will be held on March 5-11, while the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by NACHER will return to Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club in Broussard, Louisiana, for a 27th consecutive season the week of March 19-25.

The Web.com Tour will welcome two new events to the calendar in 2018, with the Savannah Golf Championship set for the week of March 26-April 1, and the North Mississippi Classic debuting the week of April 16-22. The Savannah Golf Championship will be contested at Deer Creek Golf Course at The Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia, while the North Mississippi Classic will be held at the Country Club of Oxford in Oxford, Mississippi.

The North Mississippi Classic will be the third PGA TOUR-sanctioned event to be held annually in Mississippi, joining the PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship and the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on PGA TOUR Champions. Mississippi is one of just five states to host an annual tournament on all three Tours, with California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina being the other four.

The United Leasing & Finance Championship, held annually at famed Victoria National Golf Club near Evansville, Indiana, will round out the Tour’s April schedule the week of April 23-29.

Two of the biggest moves in the Tour’s traditional schedule layout are found in May, with the Knoxville Open in Knoxville, Tennessee, moving from its traditional August date to the week of May 7-13. The Tour will return with the 27th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am (May 14-20) in the South Carolina Upstate the following week, with the Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker Foundation moving back approximately one month to the week of May 21-27.

Beginning with the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, North Carolina, the week of May 28-June 3, the Web.com Tour will play 11 tournaments in 12 weeks through the summer months to round out the Regular Season.

The WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz will return to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club near Portland, Oregon, for a fifth straight year, where the first 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season will be determined.

The 2018 Web.com Tour Finals will begin the following week with back-to-back events in Ohio for the first time. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course in Columbus on August 20-26, with the DAP Championship at storied Canterbury Golf Club set for the week of August 27-September 2, just two hours northeast in Beachwood.

Following a week off, the Finals will conclude with the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco (September 10-16) and the Web.com Tour Championship, which will return to Atlantic Beach Country Club in Atlantic Beach, Florida, the week of September 17-23.

The season-ending Web.com Tour Championship will finalize the second set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for 2018-19 and determine player positioning in the Priority Ranking system, which is used to form fields for TOUR events, for all 50 card recipients.

Full 2018 Web.com Tour schedule:

Dates Tournament TV Course City Purse
Jan. 13-16 The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay TV Sandals Emerald Bay – Emerald Reef Course Great Exuma, Bahamas $600,000
Jan. 21-24 The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club TV The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Great Abaco, Bahamas $600,000
Feb. 1-4 Panama Championship Club de Golf de Panama Panama City, Panama $625,000
Feb. 8-11 Club Colombia Championship Country Club de Bogota Bogota, Colombia $700,000
March 8-11 El Bosque Mexico Championship by INNOVA El Bosque CC Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico $650,000
March 22-25 Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by NACHER Le Triomphe G&CC Broussard, Louisiana (Lafayette) $550,000
March 29-April 1 Savannah Golf Championship The Landings Club – Deer Creek Course Savannah, Georgia $550,000
April 19-22 North Mississippi Classic CC of Oxford Oxford, Mississippi $550,000
April 26-29 United Leasing & Finance Championship TV Victoria National GC Newburgh, Indiana (Evansville) $600,000
May 10-13 Knoxville Open Fox Den CC Knoxville, Tennessee $550,000
May 17-20 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation TV Thornblade Club (Host Course), The Preserve at Verdae, Furman University GC Greenville, South Carolina $700,000
May 24-27 Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker Foundation Nashville Golf & Athletic Club Brentwood, Tennessee (Nashville) $550,000
May 30-June 3 Rex Hospital Open TPC Wakefield Plantation Raleigh, North Carolina $650,000
June 7-10 Rust-Oleum Championship TV Ivanhoe Club Mundelein, Illinois (Chicago) $600,000
June 21-24 Air Capital Classic Supporting Wichita’s Youth Crestview CC Wichita, Kansas $625,000
June 28-July 1 Lincoln Land Charity Championship Panther Creek CC Springfield, Illinois $550,000
July 5-8 LECOM Health Challenge TV Peek’n Peak Resort Clymer, New York $600,000
July 12-15 Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank TV Oakridge CC Farmington, Utah $700,000
July 19-22 Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Heartland Chevy Dealers The Club at Indian Creek Omaha, Nebraska $600,000
July 26-29 Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper Highland Springs CC Springfield, Missouri $675,000
Aug. 2-5 Digital Ally Open Nicklaus GC at LionsGate Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City) $675,000
Aug. 9-12 Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae TPC Stonebrae Hayward, California $600,000
Aug. 16-19 WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz TV Pumpkin Ridge GC – Witch Hollow North Plains, Oregon $800,000
Aug. 23-26 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship TV Ohio State University GC – Scarlet Course Columbus, Ohio $1,000,000
Aug. 29-Sept. 2 DAP Championship TV Canterbury GC Beachwood, Ohio (Cleveland) $1,000,000
Sept. 13-16 Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco TV Hillcrest CC Boise, Idaho $1,000,000
Sept. 20-23 Web.com Tour Championship TV Atlantic Beach CC Atlantic Beach, Florida $1,000,000

Under the September stars: Harvest Moon Festival is Sept. 24

For tables, call 417-887-3400
For tables, call 417-887-3400. Tables of eight are $1,850 or $500 a couple.

The idea of a food-and-wine gala under the September stars – in order to fundraise for Ozarks children’s charities — came to longtime culinary professional Phil Daniels and a select committee a few years ago. And, for Daniels, it was right up his kitchen, er, alley.

After all, savory bites by world-trained chefs and specialty cocktails on a picturesque setting of white-clothed tables, white chairs and white linens seemed the perfect way to enhance the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which at the time was celebrating its 25th year.

Lo and behold, the Harvest Moon Festival presented by Reinhart Foodservice will mark its fourth annual event this September with a chance to continue as a fundraising engine for the PCCC, having generated roughly $300,000 in the past three years.

To experience this upscale evening, join us at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 24 on the immaculate driving range of Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield. This year’s event already has invited 15 chefs, more than double the number from its inaugural year.

Harvest Moon sunset

The menu is derived from concepts that guests cannot normally access in the Springfield market. Even better, all items are “small plate” concepts so guests can sample new dishes without feeling overly full. Beverage offerings include great wines, nice local brews and specialty drinks hand-crafted by mixologists. In essence, there is something for everyone.

Tickets for the event are $500 a couple, or $1,850 for a sponsorship table of eight. Call us at 417-887-3400.

“Oddly enough, culinary people like doing it,” said Daniels, who worked 25 years for nationally recognized food service, marketing and culinary firms and who now has a farm that provides produce to Farmer’s Gastro Pub. “Many restaurants are closed on Sundays, and this allows the chef to do something for charity. You’d be surprised how many of them say, ‘This is the most fun I have all year.’ And these are people who work 14 hours a day.”

Harvest Moon Festival presented by Reinhart FoodService September 24, 2017

The elegance of the Harvest Moon Festival cannot be topped, if you ask those who attend some of the Ozarks’ other elite food-and-wine events.

“We’re proud to do anything for the community, but the biggest thing is the fact is it benefits local children’s charities. This is a little part of that pie,” Beth Yarbrough said. “We don’t attend any other fundraisers that are like this.”

Dwayne Holden, owner of Custom Metalcraft, echoed those comments. He and Yarbrough also are key members of the Harvest Moon committee.

“It’s so different a setting. It’s done under the stars. It’s totally different than some place confined, in an auditorium,” Holden said.

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What a run it’s been for the Harvest Moon, with Reinhart Foodservice the presenting sponsor for a second consecutive year.

“The first year, we wanted it to feel like an upscale hospitality area at the U.S. Open,” Daniels said. “Everybody loved that. It is about the food, but it’s also become about the beverage. We have a mixologist come in, and we’ll exchange ideas and create some very trend-leading, hand-crafted beverages for the event.”

Best of all, the Harvest Moon Festival has the potential to be your last big outdoor event before cold weather arrives.

“Highland Springs is a beautiful setting as it is,” said Kim Lorenzen, owner of Macadoodles and member of the committee. “But you relax on the driving range with white chairs, white table cloths and world-trained chefs, and you have this beautiful evening.”

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CHEF/OPERATIONS PLANNING TO PARTICIPATE

  • Highland Springs Country Club – Brad Lyons
  • Big Cedar/Top of the Rock – Mike Halbert
  • The Keeter Center – Rober Stricklin & Staff
  • Vito’s Kitchen – Vito Palmietto
  • That Lebanese Place – Elie Ghanem
  • Aaron Brooks Catering – Aaron Brooks
  • Reinhart Foods — DSRs
  • Farmers Gastro Pub – Andy Hampshire
  • Metropolitan Farmer – Wes Johnson
  • OTC Culinary School – Paul Trout & Staff
  • Chateau Celine – Phil Daniels
  • Avanzare — Tony Garcia

OUR LIVE AUCTION

  • Artwork by Cindy Scott – She will be on site painting a portrait of the event!
  • A scooter
  • Beef & processing by Hormann Meats
  • Fire pit
  • TPS Sawgrass package
  • Table Rock Lake house – 5,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 12, seven nights
  • New York Hotel golf and air transportation, three nights
  • Condo in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – 2 king beds, 2 bats, sleeps 6, eight miles from Seaside and Rosemary Beach, 290 steps from beautiful gulf coast. 7 nights (between April 1 – August 31, 2018 with 30 days notice)
  • Casa Suenos — five ocean-facing suites with a full staff on hand!
  • Springfield Dining Package
  • World Golf Village package
  • Master’s Golf Package
  • Missouri Tigers basketball package
  • Legends Golf Bag & VIP passes
  • Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa package

Silent Auction

  • TaylorMade set of  irons
  • Knife set
  • In-home wine tasting for 10
  • The Club at Porto Cima four-some and two rooms at Camden on the Lake
  • Mizzou football package