The College Players Tour is excited to announce the joint venture with the GCAA to conduct a series of events for college players that will allow players to gain valuable experience playing in competitive environments. The Tour will conduct two series of events, the CPT Series is open to players that are entering college in the fall of 2022 through their senior college season. The GCAA Series will require a certain level of WAGR standing to be eligible to participate, both series are open to both male and female golfers. Players on the CPT Series can gain exemptions into the GCAA Series through a season long points list or top finishes at CPT Series tournaments.
The idea was first discussed when the Elite Amateur Series was formed, which fields include only the top WAGR players. With over 14,000 men and women college golfers, where do the other players go to compete, learn, and advance? Conversations started with the GCAA and Avid-Anera Partners. All these entities are engaged in promoting the game and providing player opportunities for all levels and ages of players. The conversations gained quick momentum based on existing events and the success of the GCAA events during COVID.
Co-Managing Partners, Greg Rosengarden and Rob Addington are owners of the College Players Tour “CPT” and no strangers to the competitive golf landscape. Rosengarden in the President of the Texas Junior Golf Tour and operates Jr Tours in several states across the US, including a successful series of college level events in Texas. Addington is CEO of Anera Sports and past Executive Director of the Texas Golf Association. Anera is the manager of the Trans-Miss Golf Association and the Amateur Golf Alliance along with the host organization of the Veritex Bank Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour stop.
Gregg Grost, CEO of the College Golf Coaches Association of America, and the association leadership knew that players needed more opportunities to compete against other college players to advance their game no matter the college level designation. This year’s series will have between 15-20 events across the country. “As part of our mission at the GCAA, we are working with college coaches by expanding the playing opportunities for college players to compete and gain experience during the summer season” stated Grost. “This is a good thing for college golfers, and we are excited to partners with a group that understands this space.”
Contact: College Players Tour
Rob Addington, Co-Managing Partner
Date: April 27, 2022
Avid-Anera Golf Partners brings together two longtime leaders of the golf industry together to operate the CPT Series.
Anera Sports is a sports management company that manages several of the top amateur golf associations in the country including the Trans-Miss Golf Association and the Amateur Golf alliance. Anera is also the host organization of the Veritex Bank Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Rob Addington serves as CEO of Anera which is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
My Avid Golfer operates the several successful junior tours across the country including Texas, Colorado, and Washington state. The mission across all the TJGT junior tours is to provide collegiate exposure via quality playing opportunities while educating and mentoring families on securing a college golf or academic scholarship. Avid Gol Ventures operated the Texas Collegiate Amateur Tour, which is now part of the CPT Tour. Craig Rosengarden serves as President with headquarters in Irving, TX.
GCAA was stablished in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of men’s collegiate golf coaches. The GCAA’s mission is to support its member coaches from six divisions, including the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA, by creating educational opportunities, providing resources, and promoting its members with the purpose of enhancing their overall performance as coaches, mentors, and teachers. The GCAA also recognizes the excellence and achievements of its members and their student-athletes in academic, athletic and civic endeavors. Gregg Grost serves as CEO, Dustin Roberts as COO and Donnie Wagner as GCAA Series Tournament Director.
Mission: Provide college golfers tournament experience and a pathway to compete at the next level of competition.
Eligibility: Open to both male and female players. Each championship may have further eligibility requirements.