All Thailand Golf Tour

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All Thailand Golf Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 All Thailand Golf Tour
Sport Golf
Founded 1999
Country Thailand
Most recent
champion(s)
Thailand Udorn Duangdecha
TV partner(s) TrueVisions
Golf Channel
Golf Visions Thailand
Star Sports
Fox Sports
Official website allthailandgolftour.com

The All Thailand Golf Tour (or simply as ATGT) is the main professional golf tour played by both men and women in Thailand. All Thailand Golf Tour office is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally the "TPC Tour", it adopted the name "All Thailand Golf Tour" in 1999.

The tour is open to professionals and amateurs. Each tournament is a stroke play event held over four days of approximately 72 holes with the cut being made after two days after approximately 36 holes.

History[edit]

The tour began in 1999 and was advanced by the first chairman of Asian Tour, Supphaphorn Marphongphong, who further gathered more support from other professional golfers in Thailand and correspondingly became All Thailand Golf Tour's first commissioner. Boonchu Ruangkit, professional golfer, has been the Chairman of All Thailand Golf Tour Tournament Player Committee (TPC) since 1999 and is still actively involved with ATGT's development.

In 2018, the OWGR announced that the All Thailand Golf Tour would be added into the world rankings starting in 2019.

2018 schedule[edit]

Schedule by year[edit]

The table below summarizes the development of the tour.

Year Tournaments Total purse (฿)
2017 12 37,100,000
2016 10 29,100,000 [1]
2015 12 37,100,000
2014 11 32,100,000
2013 10 29,000,000
2012 5 12,600,000
2011 6 12,800,000
2010 5 9,500,000
2009 5 8,300,000
2008 3 5,200,000
2007 4 6,300,000
2006 4 5,200,000
2005 5 6,000,000
2004 6 10,000,000
2003 4 4,000,000
2002 3 4,500,000
2001 2 3,000,000
2000 2 3,000,000
1999 1 2,000,000

Player exemptions[edit]

Asian Tour

  • 9 spots country exemption for Thai which honor from Asian Tour Rankings.
  • 12 spots exemption for Thailand to Asian Tour Qualifying School with 4 spots going to All Thailand Golf Tour.
  • Queen's Cup: 20 spots ATGT current year rank.
  • King's Cup: 20 spots ATGT current year rank.
  • Panasonic Open (India) : First available player who is not otherwise exempt from ATGT Road to Panasonic event.

OneAsia Tour

  • Number 1 Order of Merit ATGT receives full exemption to OneAsia Tour.
  • Thailand Open: 15 spots Thai players in ATGT current year rank.

Asian Development Tour

Japan Golf Tour

MENA Golf Tour

  • Mountain Creek Open – 20 ATGT players.
  • MahaSamutr Masters – 20 ATGT players

Charity fundraising[edit]

All Thailand Golf Tour has similar beliefs as other leading golf tours such as PGA Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour in providing charitable contributions for society. Overall, All Thailand Golf Tour has donated over 1,000,000 Baht since 2009 and is the only domestic golf tournament in Thailand that actively conducts charitable work.[2]

San Funn

  • "San Funn" is a project where Hill Tribe children are the beneficiaries of luncheon programs, educational program and self-sustaining programs.

Golf Aids

  • "Golf Aids" is a project in which funds were raised in order to help relief efforts for the victim of tsunami in Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decreased purse because of cancelled sport competitions due to the death of King of Thailand.
  2. ^ "All Thailand Golf Tour Charity". All Thailand Golf Tour. Retrieved 18 March 2017.